Top Of the Gate Events


The Watergate Hotel is delighted to be offering Elevated Affairs this Summer & Fall 2022 at Top of the Gate.

Our special offering for parties of 20 - 300 guests include:
Reserved lounge style seating with stunning views of the Potomac River, dedicated service attendant, plus private bar and bartender.

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The Watergate Premium Spirits selections:

- Ketel One Vodka & Tito’s Handmade Vodka
- Beefeater 24 Gin & Gin Mare
- Flora de Caña Rum
- Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky & Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
- Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey & Jack Daniels Black American Whiskey
- Rittenhouse Rye 100 American Whiskey

The Watergate Hotel Premium Wine selections:
- Sparkling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir & Malbec

Non-alcoholic selections:
- Assorted Coca Cola soft drinks, fruit juices, still and sparkling mineral waters

Premium Beverage service may be extended, in one-hour increments, for an additional charge of $50 per person, per hour (based on event’s guaranteed attendance)

Beverage Service enhancement selections:
Further elevate with The Watergate Hotel’s Signature Spirits selections. An additional $40 per person.

- Signature cocktails created by The Watergate Hotel's Master Mixologist, additional $20 per cocktail
- Mocktails Bar $20 
(Custom mixed zero proof craft cocktail station)

Food Selections:
Gourmet blends of savory snack mix and sharing platters will be presented at tables throughout the event.

Please select four from the platters below: 

- Lobster roll, tarragon mayo, celery, brioche 
- Braised short rib wrapped in bacon, ssamjang sauce 
- Wagyu burger slider, pickle, special sauce, aged cheddar
- Shrimp cocktail shooter, lemongrass, poached shrimp, wasabi cocktail sauce 
- Meatballs, teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds, jalapeno, fried onions
- Grilled chicken satay, peanut sauce, cilantro, lime
- Burrata con Panna, eggplant, roasted cherry tomatoes, pepitas
- Pizza Romana, tomato sugo, mozzarella, olives, oregano 

The Elevated Affairs Package with premium cocktail fare and beverage service is priced at $200 per person Sunday-Thursday and $250 per person Friday and Saturday. 3-hours Minimum for all Elevated Affairs private events. 

Taxes & Fees: All food and beverage pricing is subject to a taxable 24% administrative fee & 10% D.C. sales tax.  All labor charges are subject to 10% D.C. sales tax.

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