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Venue with a View

June 10th, 2014

We are very excited to be added to the catering list of the 20 F Street NW Conference Center.

DomeLocated on Capitol Hill, the 20 F Street NW Conference Center is a new meeting, conference, and event venue  located within walking distance of  Union Station. The newly tented south roof terrace provides a unique site for your next networking event, special events reception, corporate dinner or wedding ceremony. With its spectacular views of the Washington Monument and the Capitol Dome the roof terrace can accommodate up to 200 people for a standing cocktail reception or 100 for a plated meal.

Imagine your guests on the roof terrace as the sun is setting over the Monument or standing in front of the Dome while it is a glow for the evening. These moments will ensure your guests an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. So if a unique venue is what you are looking for then look no further.

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It’s Almost Valentine’s Day!

January 24th, 2014

All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!

Reward yourself with one of our sweet treats!

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Happy New Year!

January 10th, 2014

Happy New Year from RSVP Catering!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25th, 2013

Leave the cooking to us this year!

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Maureen + Jesse

November 8th, 2013

The Winery at Bull Run is the perfect venue for a fall wedding with colorful trees and acres of countryside views overlooking historic Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Maureen + Jesse were married as the sun set outside the Winery. Cocktail hour followed in the Barrel Room with passed hors d’oeuvres featuring Cheddar Biscuit BLTs + Lobster Fritters.

The dark purple color arrangements were a perfect choice to accentuate the dark wood vintage setting. Guests really enjoyed the interactive Mashed Potato Station. Following the buffet, was the Decadent Dessert Bar with Mini Vessels and Autumn Tarts. At the same time, Maureen + Jesse cut into their gorgeous two tier cake that our pastry chef, Natalie Ruffner, prepared.

 

As the night went on, guests joined Maureen + Jesse to celebrate this spectacular day with singing, dancing, and laughter.  We would like to thank Katie Nesbitt Photography for the fabulous photos we are able to share with everyone. We also want to wish the happy couple pure bliss + happiness as they start their journey together!

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And They Lived Happily Ever After…

October 14th, 2013

And they lived happily ever after….

 Caitlin + Mitchell

 At Sunset Crest Manor on Saturday, September 14th, an amazing couple from Richmond got married. Everything about this day was magical from the bride and groom themselves to the small details that guided guests through the enchanting evening.

 Perfect September weather complimented the spectacular views of the ceremony site which overlooked the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After the ceremony ended, guests made their way up to the Manor’s Poolside Patio where Wagyu Sliders + Black Salt Old Fashioned Fries were just a selection of the passed hors d’oeuvres.

 The Manor’s three story Rustic Replica Barn was where the reception was held. The décor included champagne table linens and soft pink accents with beautiful homemade centerpieces composed of hydrangeas and spider mums on each table. Keeping with the whimsical theme, each guest table was assigned as a famous couple, Cinderella and Prince Charming as the head table.

 Guests lined the barn both upstairs and down to watch Caitlin + Mitchell have their first dance. For dinner, guests enjoyed a buffet which showcased many of the couple’s favorite foods. The menu included RSVP’s Mesquite Grilled Tenderloin Display, Seared Crabcakes on Roasted Corn Relish, Caesar Salad and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes. Just outside the barn a “Make your own Smore’s Bar” + Bourbon Tasting were offered as after dinner treats and gave guests just one more reason to enjoy the beautiful view.

 Caitlin + Mitchell spent their honeymoon in Disney Land, the most magical place in the world. Congratulations to the married couple! We wish you a lifetime of magical moments.

 A big thank you to Sunset Crest Manor for providing such an amazing venue + Rachel Foster Photography for capturing the finest details from the enchanting evening!

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Sam & Ryan’s Wedding at Oatland’s Plantation

October 1st, 2013

We had the pleasure of working with Sam & Ryan on their special day, September 7th at Oatland’s Plantation. It was a perfect day for the ceremony outside on the terrace. After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the gardens. They nibbled on Petit Steaks with a Smoked Tomato Confit + Truffled Chicken Pot Pies before heading into the beautiful lit tent. Guests were greeted with trays of champagne as they entered the tent for dinner service.

Following first dances, toasts, and dinner guests enjoyed Red Velvet Cake that our pastry chef, Natalie Ruffner, made for the couple. Pictures held in the gardens outside of this historical mansion gave Anne Lord Photography a wonderful backdrop to capture the essence of this extraordinary day. We would like to thank Sam & Ryan for letting us be a part of their special day and wish them nothing but love and happiness!

 

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Katrina + Michael’s Wedding at Oatlands Plantation

August 21st, 2013

It may have been a rainy day at Oatlands Plantation on June 7th, but we were delighted to be a part of Katrina + Michael’s Wedding. Aimee Hardenberg, from True Wedding Events, planned everything from the flowers to the décor. The bride’s gorgeous bouquet and floral arrangements were designed by Bergeron’s Flowers. A few of the passed hors d’oeuvres included Truffled Chicken Pot Pies & Duck Cigars. The plated entrée was a grilled pink peppercorn crusted Bistro Filet & a Ginger Glazed Seabass. Guests sipped on specialty cocktails, while our staff passed late night snacks including Mini Philly Cheese Steaks & Coke Floats. We are very excited to share some photography from Ever After Visuals!

Congratulations, Katrina + Michael!

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Jeff & Daniel’s Wedding: May 19, 2013 at Oxon Hill Manor

August 9th, 2013

On a Sunday afternoon in May, guests came together to celebrate Jeff & Daniel’s marriage to one another. It was a bright day at the Oxon Hill Manor where the ceremony & reception took place.  We were very excited to work with Courtney from A Sweet Soiree, who planned the nuptials. Joe, from The Happy Couple Photography, did an amazing job capturing every beautiful moment. Guests enjoyed a couple of butlered hors d’oeuvres including our Vietnamese Banh Mi, with pickled cabbage & a curry aioli and our White Truffle Shrimp Risotto Spoon. Everyone sat down for the grooms’s favorite short plates followed by many toasts, cheers, & dancing!

Vietnamese Banh Mi        White Truffle Shrimp Risotto Spoon

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June Tasting Recap

July 30th, 2013

We had our last tasting on Tuesday, June 4 at our Fairfax office. A big thank you to all our vendors: Max Krupka from Washington Executive Photographic Services, Christie Lopez from Bergerons Flowers & Events, Perfect Settings, Musician Ed Balduzzi, & Daniel Nakamura from Booth- o- Rama! Guests sipped on a Watermelon Thyme Martini & Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade while taking in all the beautiful decor.

Some of the passed hors d’oeuvres included Nepal Spinach Dumplings, White Gazpacho Shooters, Watermelon Cubes with Goat Cheese, and Gougere BLT’s. The sweet treats pictured are the Strawberry Rhubarb Almond Crisp and our Milk Chocolate Toffee Vessel. Guests also enjoyed our Cosmo & Mandarin Screwdriver Popsicles on this warm summer night!

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Summer is Here

July 17th, 2013

Summer has really snuck up on us! What are you doing to celebrate?

                                Mini Beef Dogs & Gaufrette Chips              Mini Lobster Rolls & Gaufrette Chips
                                                              Chef Interactive Gourmet Taco Station
                   Photo Credit: foodnetwork.com        RSVP Angus Beef Mini Burgers       Photo Credit: pincookie.com

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New Chairman Welcoming

July 15th, 2013

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes their new chairman for the 2013-2014 year with delicious sweet treats and personalized utensils! We were honored to cater the reception and wish the new chairman all the best.

Homemade Black Cherry Ice Cream

Homemade Coffee Toasted Almond Chip            Strawberry Mini Milk Shake Shooter

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Venue Highlight: Carnegie Library

January 31st, 2013

Our spring tasting is fast approaching! It is scheduled for next Tuesday, February 5th, at the newly renovated Carnegie Library. We could not be more excited to host our event at this beautiful location as it was just recently reopened, as a special event space, in May 2012.

The Carnegie Library is located in Mt. Vernon Square, across from the Convention Center, and is metro accessible. With 75,000 square feet, the building has nine rooms to showcase weddings, galas, holiday parties, and press events.  It really is the whole package when it comes to special events venues!

Tuesday will give our attendees an opportunity to explore the beautiful building, and see what an amazing place it can be to host events big and small! Hope to see you there!

For more information about our complimentary tasting please see send us an inquiry or give us as call at 703-573-8700

 

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New Years Resolutions

January 11th, 2013

New years resolutions doesn’t mean carrot sticks + deprivation.  RSVP can help you keep your goals even in the midst of a celebration or those dreaded board meetings.  Have a dietary concern? No problem! We do it all: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and everything in between!

Some of our most popular healthy options are our Organic Almond Apricot Quinoa Salad, Oatmeal Ramekins with fresh toppings, and the Oatmeal Guava bars. Don’t see what you are looking for? Just ask! Here’s to a Nutritious + delicious New Year!

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Tasting 11.13.2012

November 20th, 2012

Our November 13th tasting was a huge success!  In case you were unable to attend, we thought we’d share some highlights from the night.  We decided to host the tasting at our newly renovated office and tasting rooms in Merrifield, Fairfax.  These spaces provided the perfect atmosphere for an intimate get together with clients + friends.

The night began with passed hors d’oeuvres from our new “What’s Hot Menu” including the Grilled Lamb Spiedini, the Artichoke + Gruyere Morsel, the Duck Prosciutto Foccacia, and the Mediterranean Falafel Popper.   The “hottest” hors d’oeuvres of the night were the Moroccan Spiced Crab Cake + the White Truffle Shrimp Risotto Spoon.  At the bar guests could quench their thirst with our Pomegranate + Purple Basil Smash while munching on Toasted Spiced Pepitas and Mini Cheddar Madelines.


 As guests mingled they could visit one of two Chef Manned Stations. The first, The House Rubbed Carving Station, featured two Holiday favorites: The Caribbean Sugarcane Turkey + The Coffee Rubbed Flat Iron Steak.   The Second Station, The Innovative Mac + Cheese Station, displayed our very popular and decedent Lobster Mac + Cheese and the less sinful Grilled Chicken and Artichoke Mac + Cheese.

The Holiday Buffet offered a location for guests to serve themselves + taste some winter favorites including the Deviled Crab Stuffed Tilapia, Winter Spinach Salad with Aged Jack & Tart Green Apple, Roma Stuffed Chicken + Asparagus Mashed Potatoes.

For guests with a sweet tooth, we offered a dessert bar with a selection of sweets. There was everything from Homemade Chocolate Twinkies, Mini Dutch Apple Crisp Vessels, Holiday Assorted Truffles + even  Mini Chocolate Donuts and Milk Shooter.

As a thank you, we sent our guests home with a holiday favorite: Homemade White Chocolate Peppermint Bark. Thank you to Multi Flor for the fabulous arrangements and Perfect Settings for their expertise .  Also, a special thanks to Rachael Foster Photography for sharing her amazing work with us! Happy Holidays!!

 

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