A breathtaking night of beauty, fashion, glamour and style…The Mellon Gala.
The countdown has officially begun for the most sought-after New Year’s Eve tickets in the capital. The District of Columbia’s best and brightest gather at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on Constitution Avenue (i.e. the National Mall) to enjoy a night of philanthropy and elegant entertainment.
The Mellon Gala – DC’s premier Black Tie gala – features a red carpet entrance, DC’s most luxurious venue, top-shelf open bar, free flowing champagne, three magnificent ballrooms, 5 separate party spaces, multiples djs & genres of music, passed desserts and hor d’ouerves, and more bars, stations and servers than before to ensure an unforgettable night of celebration.
The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium faces Constitution Avenue and is entered through three doorways in deeply channeled limestone above Deere Island pink granite. Granite stairs rise to the main doors where six colossal fluted Roman Doric columns rise 62 feet to create the auditorium’s portico. The columns are matched by fluted Doric pilasters set against the smooth limestone back wall. The grandeur of the Mellon’s exterior is matched only by its opulent interior. Limestone-finished walls and piers define the space and frame views of the east and west staircases, lobby, and breathtaking auditorium. The lobby’s marble floor is laid in rectilinear patterns of gold, pink, and dark red marble. At the heart of the Mellon is a spectacular auditorium standing more than 60 feet high, embellished with limestone pilasters, gilded relief carvings, and polished oak.
TOP SHELF OPEN BAR ALL NIGHT
All Bars enjoy an open bar all night featuring Grey Goose Vodka, Martell Cognac, Segrams Gin, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Malibu Rum and more.
GREEN HALL VIP LOUNGE
Enjoy a wide assortment of specialty drinks in this dedicated VIP area along with the sounds of Spinser Tracy.
4 Areas of Entertainment
State of the art sound systems and lighting in 4 large halls will enhance your gala experience.
UPPER LEVEL VIP LOUNGE
VIP only lounge featuring a wide assortment of specialty cocktails.
Red Carpet Entrance
Prepare yourself for your red carpet photos as you enter the illustrious Mellon Auditorium. Photography by Andre Manning Photography.
LIVE TIME SQUARE FEED
Watch the live ball drop from Times Square on a huge 100 square foot jumbo screen.
PASSED HOR D’OUERVES
Enjoy an assortment of passed hor d’ouerves including skewers, spanitokpita, spring rolls, chicken with walnuts and more.
All Bars enjoy free flowing glasses of champagne all night.
DJ Phlipz -- TOP 40 | POP | HIP-HOP | HOUSE
What’s your poison? Hip Hop? House? Classics? Reggae? The evolution of a DJ can be seen through the eyes of Virginia’s own DJ Phlipz. With an unmistakable style and unforgettable turntable flair, his domination of the sound system will have you off your seat and on the floor all night long. Music by everyone and for everyone, no genre is safe from DJ Phlipz’s inspiration and no one will be able to resist shaking what God gave them when he takes over the DJ booth and fills the air with his distinct beats.
SPINSER TRACY -- HIP HOP | R&B
Spinser Tracy is not just a DJ, he’s an experience. Spinser Tracy has climbed to the top of the DC deejay scene in just a few short years. How? He simply makes people move! This native son is known to party-goers on both coasts as a result of his dynamic skills and unrivaled ability.
Black Tie Attire Required. Suits or Tuxedos for Gentlemen, Cocktail Dresses or Gowns for Ladies. Entry will be denied for non-conforming attire. Refunds will not be issued.
Bottle Service VIP Tables are available for the Mellon Gala. Table packages begin at $699 for groups of 6 in the Green Hall and go up to $1499 for tables in the center of the Main Hall. All VIP Tables enjoy premium open bar all night along, VIP reserved seating, all access and express entry. VIP Tables can be purchased in the Main Hall where DJ Phlipz will be spinning or the Green Hall with Spinser Tracy.
Green Hall & Main Hall Back Row VIP Tables: 6 Gala Tickets + 1 Bottle Grey Goose + 1 Bottle Rose Champagne + Express Entry (additional bottles and tickets available a la carte) + Unlimited Access to the Open Bar All night.
Main Hall Front Row VIP Tables: 6 Gala Tickets + 2 Bottles Grey Goose + 2 Bottles Rose Champagne + Express Entry (additional bottles and tickets available a la carte) + Unlimited Access to the Open Bar All night.
Main Hall Center Front Row VIP Tables: 6 Gala Tickets + 3 Bottles Grey Goose + 3 Bottles Rose Champagne + Express Entry (additional bottles and tickets available a la carte) + Unlimited Access to the Open Bar All night.
Ticket prices will increase as remaining quantity decreases. You are strongly advised to get your tickets at the current price as it is going to increase.
(Q) Where is the Mellon?
(A) 1301 Constitution Avenue.
(Q) Are there age restrictions?
(A) Must be 21+ Years of Age or Older with Valid ID.
(Q) How long is the Open Bar?
(A) Open Bar continues all Night.
(Q) How many bars will there be?
(A) There are 3 large bars in the Mellon along with 3 new satellite bar stations.
(Q) What is on the Open Bar?
(A) Open Bar features Grey Goose Vodka, Martell Cognac, Segrams Gin, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Malibu Rum and more.
(Q) What is the dress code?
(A) The dress code is Black Tie attire; Suits or Tux’s for men and Cocktail Dresses for ladies. Mellon Management explicitly reserves the right to deny entry for non-conforming attire or presentation. No refunds issued for non-conforming attire or presentation.
Q) Are the ticket prices going to change?
(A) YES, the current pricing is an early/advanced ticket promotion, prices increase each week.
(Q) Can you pay admission at the door?
(A) ONLY IF supplies last. To avoid long lines, increased prices and guarantee admission, advance purchase is STRONGLY recommended.
(Q) What type of music will be played?
(A) Guests can expect to hear a range of music from Hip Hop to Top 40s, to Old School to EDM and Latin. There are 4 Halls and the DJs are Spinser Tracy & DJ Ri5e.
(Q) Is Bottle Service available?
(A) Yes, submit a reservation request on the website.
(Q) How is the parking?
(A) There are many parking options. Valet parking will be available; Street parking on Constitution Avenue, 24 hour Garage parking is available at the Ronald Reagan building adjacent to the Mellon and use uber code mellongala for discounted uber pricing.
(Q) Is there Public Transportation/Metro?
(A) The Mellon is a few blocks from Metro Center.
1301 Constitution Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20240
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9:00pm – 2:00am
This Event is 21+ with Valid Photo I.D.
Black-Tie Attire Required
Valet Parking Available
at a Rate of $20.00
Garage Parking Available at Ronald Reagan Building
Access to garage via two entrances on 14th Street between Constitution Ave. and Penn Ave. and/or 13 ½ St. (off Penn Ave.)