Photos: 2020 Capital Gatsby New Year’s Eve Gala at The Showroom

As the clock struck twelve on New Year’s Eve 2020, the Capital Gatsby Gala was in full swing in the heart of Washington D.C. at the opulent Showroom venue, located inside the Franklin Court Building. This black-tie affair, presented by, was the epitome of 1920s decadence and extravagance, transporting guests back a full century to an era known for its flamboyant flair and vivaciousness.

And what a celebration it was! The event showcased the best of the Roaring Twenties fashion with the guests stepping out in style, women adorning flapper dresses, tiaras, silk shawls, and long pearl necklaces, while the men turned heads in dinner jackets, striped suits, and flashy neckties, cultivating an atmosphere straight out of a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.

As promised, the Capital Gatsby Gala elevated the New Year’s eve experience with a 5-hour premium open bar, a midnight champagne toast, and a captivating NYE countdown. The culinary delights were a gastronomic experience in their own right with multiple food stations, including the much-loved Mac n’ Cheese Bar, and a decadent dessert station serving mouth-watering treats.

Music by D.C.’s top nightclub DJ Vicious, roaring twenties-inspired dancers and entertainers, professional photographers and videographers, and 1920’s inspired party favors further added to the unforgettable experience.

The Showroom, a luxuriously spacious venue designed with high ceilings and an open-space layout, proved to be the perfect host for the gala. Transformed into a ballroom reminiscent of The Great Gatsby’s grandeur, it accommodated over 800 guests, ensuring a night of grand fashion and flair.

The musical journey embarked upon by the DJs was a hit among the attendees, with beats ranging from Top 40, House, Dance, Hip Hop, Reggae, Club Anthems, to 90’s Throwbacks, International, and Electro Swing, ensuring the dance floor was packed well past midnight.

Located in the beautiful Franklin Court Building, right off the famed K Street, The Showroom’s central location only added to its appeal. The proximity to landmarks such as The White House and Washington D.C.’s City Center, coupled with its modern industrial aesthetic, made it a desirable venue for this unforgettable celebration.

Looking back, the Capital Gatsby Gala was a roaring success, living up to its reputation as one of the most anticipated NYE galas in the nation’s capital. It truly was a night that embodied the spirit of the 1920s, bringing in 2020 with a grand celebration worthy of The Great Gatsby himself.

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