kennedy center – medallion ceremony


The U.S. Presidential Scholars Foundation hosts an annual medallion ceremony where they present medals to past alumni. The client hadn’t worked with a planner before and knew one was needed to host this special event.


Client based out of state. The client was based in Colorado and we worked with them long distance while planning the event from DC. They were only able to attend one site visit prior to the event, so we were their support here. We sourced all of their venues and with exception of the program, created the event start to finish – attending tastings, sound checks, etc. in their place.

Tight timeline. We had two hours for a cocktail reception, three-course seated dinner for 150 and medallion ceremony, before all guests had to move to the concert hall for the Presidential Scholar performances. We shortened cocktail hour to just 30 minutes and kept time cards for speakers to notify them as their time was ending.


Our client loved the support and professionalism we brought to their event, so much so they hire us whenever they are in DC! The awardees were also impressed with the venue and schedule of events to honor them.

Vendor Team

AV/Catering/Lighting/Venue – Kennedy Center
Floral – Sidra Forman
Linens –DC Rental
Photography – Eli Turner