Is wedding season in Washington, DC a myth? While we definitely see an upswing in ceremonies and receptions at The Jefferson between April and October, we are also finding that brides and grooms want to step outside of the conventional wedding date box! A December wedding is a festive way to kick off the holiday season when family members are already beginning to gather, and planning around any three-day weekends in January or February has its advantages as well!
This trend means that our Catering and Conference Services team always has weddings on the brain. We were able to sit down with one of our Catering & Conference Services Managers, Meagan Stroud, to chat about another wedding trend our team loves. Read on to see how you can incorporate this custom treat into your special day.
What is your favorite wedding trend of the moment?
MS: Specialty cocktails!
What makes them so great?
MS: Specialty cocktails are a great way to incorporate a personal element into a wedding, especially a custom cocktail. You can make “His” and “Hers” cocktails, one designed for the couple, one with your wedding color… They’re also a great way to offer more than wine and beer, without offering a full bar.
How do you create specialty cocktails?
MS: Our Quill bartenders are great at making something special and unique, based on whatever inspiration you give them. Sometimes it’s a favorite liquor or wine, such as gin (which inspired a combination of Bombay Sapphire, peach nectar, lemon juice, simple syrup, peach bitters and Peychauds). Other times it’s been a specific color, such as a deep blue (which was created with a combination of gin, lemon, Crème de Violete, St. Germain and simple syrup).
We’ll toast to that! These days a memorable wedding is all about the details, and specialty cocktails add a signature touch to any bar or table. We love the custom color idea, and are excited by the fun photo opportunities these cocktails present.
For more information on planning your wedding or private event at The Jefferson please contact Meagan Stroud at 202-448-3253, or MJ Carbone at 202-448-3259.