Photos from the Prequel Launch Party Presented by RJ Whyte Events

Photos from the Prequel Launch Party Presented by RJ Whyte Events

Washingtonian Magazine was there on Thursday, February 18 to celebrate the relaunch of the former Living Social 18,000 square feet private event space, now known as Prequel DC.

The Prequel Launch Party, presented by RJ Whyte Event Production, spread out over four floors, and showcased the talents of several Washington-area top event professionals. Guests enjoyed plucking pretzels and dip from a tree sculpture provided by RSVP Catering, imbibed in a scotch tasting poured by Occasions Caterers, listened to the stylized sounds of Pelonkey, and were inspired by activations created by a few of DC’s top event designers.

Located in the historic Union Building in DC’s Chinatown neighborhood, Prequel DC, features six unique spaces to host private events of all nature. The facilities offer a professional grade kitchen and prep space, as well as A/V capabilities and furniture rental on site.

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Prequel Launch Party Event Sponsors
RJ Whyte Event Production
Spilled Milk Catering
Design Cuisine
Occasions Caterers
MJ Valet
Revolution Event Design and Production
Design Foundry
Silver Lining Design Group
RSVP Catering
Amaryllis, Inc. Floral & Event Design
Digital Lightning
DC Rental
MetroTalk Inc

All photographs by Jeff Elkins, Washingtonian Magazine.

IMG_6646Amaryllis Floral Event Design created a rustic atmosphere for guests to enjoy.

IMG_6649Design Cuisine served delicious specialty cocktails behind the industrial style bar from Amaryllis.

IMG_6680Artist Rajan Sedalia from Art Jar created stunning graffiti inspired pop art throughout the night in the urban-chic room by Design Foundry.

IMG_6682Partygoers enjoyed wine tastings from Occasions Caterers at the garage inspired bar from Design Foundry.

IMG_6690Design Foundry and Occasions Caterers created a Scotch Construction Bar for guests at the event.

IMG_6692Salted Butterscotch Pudding from Occasions Caterers.

IMG_6703The DJ from Pelonkey Entertainment Marketplace played a catchy mix of upbeat and lively music throughout the night.

IMG_6707Papaya Salad from Spilled Milk Catering.

IMG_6733Christopher Vasquez from Amaryllis Floral + Event Design with Elizabeth Duncan of Elizabeth Duncan Events.

IMG_6734Rick Davis and Rodney Bailey.

IMG_6738Revolution Event Design and Production paired with RSVP Catering to create a delicious pretzel tree.

IMG_6748Washingtonian’s Sarah Zlotnick, Jessi Taff, Caroline Cunningham, and Vanessa McDonald with Revolution Event Design and Production’s Katie Kirby.

IMG_6766Erica De, Jerry Jeffries, Jena Misercola, and Kendra Thalman.

IMG_6771Guests mingle in this beautifully crafted room by Amaryllis.

IMG_6772Trace Scruggs and Christopher Weiner.

IMG_6775Marielle Shortell, Emily Lampe, Andrew Shortell, and Aaron Barlow.

IMG_6790Matt Sipala and Rickie Niceta.

IMG_6793A loaded baked potato waffle from Occasions Caterers.

IMG_6795Stacy Carroll, Jamie Coder, Annie Fish, and Emily Biddle.

IMG_6804Graffiti Artist Rajan Sedalia from Art Jar.

IMG_6806Denise Vu and Wyatt McKenzie.

IMG_6814Sarah Cooper and Michele Hoss.

IMG_6826Attendees enjoyed the intimate lounge created by Amaryllis Floral Event Design.

IMG_6828Design Cuisine served mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres during the event.

IMG_6852Guests mingle at the street-art inspired lounge section created by Design Foundry.

IMG_6922Guests mingled in the modern bohemian styled room by Silver Lining Design Group.