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Professional Event Design with Individual Panache
A romantic wedding by the Bay. An impressive corporate gathering on K Street.  A Virginia Hunt Country brunch on a bright spring day. À la Carte has years of experience creating and catering the wide range of occasions Washingtonian-area residents enjoy.

We’ve found the recipe for consistently successful celebrations:  Start with your vision of the perfect event. Combine with À la Carte expertise. Stir in contributions from our vendor partners in areas ranging from tent rental to valet parking to bartending.  We’ve worked with many of our partners for years, and we attest to their high quality of service and complete client satisfaction.  Add your guests, and…It’s Done!

Entertainment for Every Taste
Lively dance band, elegant string trio, DJ spinning favorites—what suits the mood of your event? We’ll help you choose reliably entertaining talent sure to please. Then we work behind the scenes, handling staging, lighting, projection, sound and more, for seamless, professional presentation.

Décor and Flowers for a Flawless Presentation
Your special occasion deserves a distinct look and atmosphere reflecting your needs and personality. Whether that style is sleek contemporary, whimsical or traditional, our event designers will make every detail, from flowers to lighting to embellishments, fit together. Your guests will sense the excitement and welcoming spirit from the moment they arrive.

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Covering Every Detail,
So You Can Relax and Enjoy
  • Menus: Cocktail, sit-down dinners, picnics, buffets
  • Custom menu planning
  • Pre-created menus
  • Entertainment:  Bands, combos, strings, piano, DJs, other talent
  • Décor:  Flowers, embellishments, favors
  • Coat check
  • Waitstaff and bartenders: Always reliable and committed to service
  • Valet parking
  • Photography
  • Themed events
  • Specialty bars, food & drink
  • Invitation & menu card design
  • Transportation
  • Equipment rentals, including:
       Tables and chairs
       Dance floors
       Tabletop décor
       Equipment setup & takedown

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Catering + Event Design Throughout the Greater Washington Area
Serving the District; Northern Virginia; in Fairfax and Prince William Counties; in Loudoun County, including Leesburg, Sterling, Purcellville, Round Hill and Middleburg; in Faquier County including Warrenton, The Plains, Delaplane and Marshall, in the Maryland suburbs, including Bethesda and Potomac; and in farther reaches such as Annapolis, and Rappahannock. © Copyright 2014.