Have you worked there?
One of the first questions my couples often ask me is "have you worked there?"
While not totally necessary, I understand that there is a certain comfort level in knowing that your vendors are familiar with the space, procedures and on-site staff.
For me, the answer is a bit more complicated because in my over 12 years of designing in the DMV area I have worked for most hotels, mansions, and even historic residences (Hint . . . Hint . . .The White House, the Vice President's Residence, the Capitol and the State Department) but not all under my own company Atelier Ashley Flowers.
Here is a list of my favorite venues I have designed for and would love to design for again!
The Mandarin Oriental, Meridian House, River Farm, Washington Golf and Country Club, Cosmos Club, The Hay-Adams, St. Regis Hotel, Anderson House, The Library of Congress, The City Tavern Club, Hotel Monaco, Morrison House, The Lorien Hotel, The Carlyle Club, Oxon Hill Manor, The Ritz DC, Georgetown, Tysons, Pentagon City, The Willard, The Four Seasons, The Sulgrave Club, Congressional Country Club, The George Town Club, Bellehaven Country Club, Columbia Country Club, Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon Country Club, Collingwood Library, Woodlawn, 2941, Marcel's, Fiola Mare Georgetown, The White House, The Vice President's Residence, The State Department, The Capitol, The National Cathedral, 101 Constitution Ave., Restaurant Eve, Private Family Estates
Don't see your venue? Just ask - chances are good that I have been there and it just slipped my mind.