An event is only as good as its team - and ours is excellent. Here is a little more information about each of our sponsors.

A special THANK YOU to Mr. Glenn Hennessey who created this year’s TIE ONE ON logo.


main event caterers

Main Event Caterers creates incomparable experiences through highly customized food, beverage and event services, using sustainable practices and a customer service driven team to exceed all expectations. It’s the magic of the memorable event.


ridgewells catering

Every single event we create is an expression of the love we have for our work. From intimate gatherings to epic galas, we strive to craft the most outstanding cuisine and the most elegant, high-end presentations in the DC area. Our remarkable 85-year history motivates us to invent new experiences that are truly unforgettable.



spilled milk catering

Anyone can cook. But not everyone can make food fun. At Spilled Milk, we use our creativity and love of food to make fresh, creative menus that you’ll be delighted to share with your guests. We wouldn’t serve anything we wouldn’t eat ourselves!



SYZYGY events international

The word syzygy refers to a rare occurrence when three astronomical objects align completely to produce a lunar or solar eclipse. This extraordinary event gave inspiration to the beginning of a new company in 2005. Syzygy’s founding partners recognized a need in the market for a premier event design company specializing in distinctly creative events. So at the urging of clients and friends, Syzygy Events was open for business and has been organically growing ever since.




International Spy Museum

When it comes to creating a memorable event, you’ll need more than just a great space. Hold your next function at the new Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza and your event will become a journey into an inviting world of covert missions and international intrigue.


toy box studios

Toy Box Studios, an experienced and professional videography company serving Washington, DC the surrounding metro area, and beyond. We focus primarily on wedding videos, corporate videos, nonprofit videos, and performing arts videos, but are open to all projects! Over the past decade, Toy Box Studios has earned various awards including several Tellys, Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Award, and an Emmy nomination, while consistently being identified as one of the top local videography companies.

Ian Rushing


A. griffin events

We are a team of boutique wedding and event designers and planners in the Washington D.C. region. We create memorable, meaningful events that reflect your values and style. Our passion for details and design, and love of the planning process, make it possible for you to be carefree at your celebration.



hayden’s heroes

Hayden's Heroes, Inc. was created to raise awareness for a rare disease, Histiocytosis, by raising funds to be donated to research, helping families who suffer from Histiocytosis and providing education about the disease. In addition, Hayden's Heroes honors the life of Hayden Boerum by providing hope, smiles and aide to any child and family with a life altering disease/disorder including those children and families with hospice needs.

Westray's Finest Ice Cream

We are an authentic ice cream truck serving home made ice cream offering classic flavors and something for the more adventurous (southern maple cornbread, honey buttermilk, etc).

Westray Paul


dc rental

Our Sales Team offers over 50 years of combined special event experience throughout Metropolitan DC. Together with our knowledgeable operations team and warehouse, centrally located in Arlington, we provide exceptional insight into many of the area's special event locations. This expertise, combined with our one-on-one approach towards client management, makes the choice of DC Rental so easy and comfortable. Call us today to schedule a visit to our Showroom in Arlington, Virginia. We look forward to helping make your vision a reality!

Kathleen Schmidt

buffalo bergen

Inspired by the classic New York soda shops of yesteryear, we bring you a new spin on the old classics: egg creams, sodas & cocktails.


Love life images

Love Life Images is an established team of respected wedding photographers, focused on providing a rich experience and finely crafted images. We are renowned for our vast experience and elegant approach. We’ve been recognized for excellence on numerous occasions and in countless publications. We use our vision and unwavering standard of excellence to produce the caliber of product that only boundless passion —rooted in experience—can provide. We are passionate storytellers who anticipate and seek out moments, pushing the boundaries of creativity, using any and every available tool. As Love Life Images has grown, we remain grounded in our unwavering standard of excellence. Our experience enables us to remove the trial and error from your special day and provide you with a sophisticated and seamless wedding experience. Our mission is to focus on the unique nature of your love, and translate those details into a set of glamorous, polished images. We are a testament to the kind of class that endures, to a standard of excellence that continues to grow, and to the boundless possibilities of our creativity.


Sew creative lounge

Welcome to Sew Creative Lounge! A place to discover the art and joy of sewing in a fun, social environment.  From our signature Sip and Sew DC classes to our children's classes, join us for a new way to learn an old skill.  



Booth-o-Rama Photobooths does one thing really well, providing unique and memorable photo booth experiences for social and corporate events throughout the DC metro area since 2008. Classic Booths, Open Booths, 180 Booths, GIF Booths - we know photo booths. We have a sterling reputation for taking care of our clients the right way, from the initial details of the event, to the walk though, to designing the perfect photo strip banner and then on site at the event and assisting your guests. You can trust the Booth-o-Rama team to always deliver.


pike productions

We specialize in audiovisual and event logistics services, DJs and live musicians for weddings and corporate, social, association, and nonprofit events. When working with our team, you get professionalism, experience and fun! We want your event to succeed as much as you do so that in the end we all #SoundGoodLookGood.


makers mark

There's an old joke at the distillery that goes, "If we could make it any faster, we wouldn't." Because at Maker's Mark, it's one bottle at a time. Every time. That's as true today as it was when our founders filled our first bottle. And since then, it's been a widely held belief around here that character isn't made by machine.


Andréa and Claudia are longtime friends who always dreamed of ditching corporate America to have a business of their own. In the spring of 2013, after outlining dozens of business ideas on the backs of napkins and envelopes, they had a life-changing phone call.  In 2014, they opened the nailsaloon, where they can do just that: sit together and enjoy a scrub and foot massage, while they catch up on the business and everything that isn’t work-related – which they vow to do on the regular.


Located In the heart of Washington D.C.’s vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood, Boqueria is a lively Barcelona-style tapas bar.

Serving classic Spanish tapas and wine – all within a short walk from CityCenterDC, Capital One Arena, Apple’s Carnegie Library flagship store, and the museums along the National Mall – Boqueria brings a bit of Barcelona vibrancy to the dynamic Penn Quarter area of DC.

At our newest location, guests are greeted at the central light-washed island bar with a menu of pintxos and a variety of cocktails, wine and spirits to wash them down. For lunch and dinner, succulent slow-roasted rotisserie chicken and classic tapas are prepared on the searing hot plancha at the open kitchen counter; while leisurely brunch “feasts” feature unlimited, free-flowing mimosas and sangría.

202 552-3268‬

district winery

Our boutique urban winery is set in the heart of The Yards, a bustling community in DC's Navy Yard along the Anacostia River. Winemaker Conor McCormack produces our premium small batch wines, combining the quality of tradition with the freedom of innovation. You will be able to tour Washington, DC's only operational commercial winery to learn about how our wines are produced, then settle into the restaurant and savor our artisanal wines while indulging in our seasonal menu. For those looking to commemorate a special occasion, we will also function as a private event venue, featuring full-service weddings and corporate gatherings with wine crafted on-site, exquisite cuisine, and the beautiful winery as a backdrop.


stem and thistle

Stem and Thistle is a boutique floral design studio based in Arlington, VA.  We service the DMV and specialize in personal celebrations, social events, styled shoots, weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, floral subscriptions and everyday florals. We personally get to know our clients to achieve a floral aesthetic that reflects their style, life, and love story.

3 Stars brewing company

3 Stars Brewing Company is a brewery delivering on the promise of bringing locally hand crafted ales to the DC beer community. The company was founded by Dave Coleman and Mike McGarvey, two longtime friends who decided to seize the opportunity to build a brewery and produce high quality beer in the District of Columbia – hoping to make this world-class city a world-class craft beer destination.


cotton and reed

We’re distilling rums the right way in Washington, DC.
If you’re looking for a rum to sip on at home or to drive your bar’s cocktail program, our flagship White Rum or our low-sugar, naturally flavored rums will do the trick.

And trust us, it’s not like that rum you used to drink back in sophomore year.

(202) 544-2805

Guinness milk stout

With Guinness being enjoyed all over the world every day, we’re continuing to experiment and innovate in true pioneering style. Our brewing methods might have been passed down since Arthur’s time, but they never stop evolving. We’ve got a lot more beer to brew.

El tesoro

Here at La Alteña distillery we’re a family of artisans committed to making an exceptional tequila. El Tesoro means “the treasure,” a name chosen to honor the legacy of our founder and the traditional methods used to make our tequila.

smirnoff seltzer

The Smirnoff brand was founded in 1864 by Piotr Arseneevich (P.A.) Smirnov and before long, he became one of the most famous vodka makers in Russia. In 1886, he even received the Tsar’s special designation as a Purveyor of the Imperial Court, which is a fancy way of saying Official Vodka-Maker of Tsar Type People. This was based both on the fact that his vodkas were delicious and that Tsars tend to like to make things official.