Our monthly meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at a unique venue in the Washington, DC metro area.  Our platform is a combination of learning and networking!  The fee to attend each event is $45.00 for Members, and $55.00 for Non-Members.  Please continue to view our website as we update this page regarding our events.

March 24, 2020

Location:  The American Institute of Architects • 1735 New York Avenue, NW  • Washington, DC | Metro: (Orange/Silver Lines) Farragut West Station – 0.7 miles | Lot and Street Parking Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: March 19th  Late Fee: extra $10 after March 19th, 5pm. Payment Link Mining Gold from Email and Digital Marketing As the … Continue reading March 24, 2020

February 25, 2020

Location:  The Bethesdan Hotel • 8120 Wisconsin Avenue  • Bethesda, Maryland | Metro: (Red Line) Bethesda Metro Station – 0.6 miles | Complimentary Parking Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: February 20th  Late Fee: extra $10 after February 20th, 5pm. Payment Link Experience Over Everything: Creating a Good Couple-Inspired Experience As the wedding industry changes and more … Continue reading February 25, 2020

January 28, 2020

Location:  Embassy Suites Crystal City • 1300 South Eads Street  • Arlington, Virginia 22202 | Metro: (Blue and Yellow Lines) Crystal City Station | Complimentary Parking Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: January 23rd  Late Fee: extra $10 after January 23rd, 5pm. Payment Link The Panelists: GILLIAN DE SOUZA – Caribbean Caterers The story began in … Continue reading January 28, 2020

December 3, 2019

Location:  City Club Washington, DC  • 555 13th Street NW • Washington, DC (Parking entrance 12th Street (Columbia Square)  | Uber/Lift entrance 13th Street, next door to Warner Theatre)  Attire: Formal  Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: November 27th  Late Fee: extra $10 after November 27th, 5pm. AWP Award + Holiday Gala Five Objectives: Award 2019 … Continue reading December 3, 2019

August 27, 2019

Location:  Fig & Olive • 934 Palmer Alley, Northwest • Washington, DC 20001 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: August 22nd  Late Fee: extra $10 after August 22nd, 5pm. STAYING IN BUSINESS: 40 YEARS TO LIFE What you will learn: Starting a business from scratch Growing the business Adapting the business to new technology for Millennials, … Continue reading August 27, 2019

October 22, 2019

Location:  2941 Restaurant  • 2941 Fairview Park Drive • Falls Church, Virginia  22042 Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm   Registration Deadline: October 17th  Late Fee: extra $10 after October 17th, 5pm. 2020 TREND PREDICTIONS Three Objectives: Discuss Wedding Trends for all areas; Planning, Dresses, Venues, Food, Stationery, Photography, Officiants, Florals, Videography, Transportation … How to market “on Trend” … Continue reading October 22, 2019

September 24, 2019

Location:  Glen Echo Park  • 7300 MacArthur Boulevard • Glen Echo, Maryland 20812  Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: September 19th  Late Fee: extra $10 after September 19th, 5pm. AWP WEDDING FOCUS SIGNATURE EVENT What you will learn: To educate Wedding Professionals, to better serve engaged couples Network with Industry Professionals The AWP Wedding Focus Signature Event … Continue reading September 24, 2019

May 21, 2019

Location:  Holiday Day Inn Dulles • 45425 Holiday Drive • Sterling, Virginia Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm   Registration Deadline: May 16th  Late Fee: extra $10 after May 16th, 5pm. What you will learn: The power of video on social media Social Media outlets that capture the best audience Developing content Everyone can do it … Video Marketing Works … Continue reading May 21, 2019

June 25, 2019

Location:  Potomac Riverboat Company  • Boarding Location: 0 Cameron Street • Alexandria, Virginia Time: Boarding Time: 3:30pm | Cruising: 4:15pm – 7:00pm   Registration Deadline: Friday, June 21th  Late Fee: extra $10 after June 20th, 5pm. Why join us … to network with amazing industry creatives great food, fun and fellowship enjoy happy hour on the Potomac … Continue reading June 25, 2019

April 23, 2019

Location:  National Union Building • 918 F Street, Northwest • Washington, DC Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm   Registration Deadline: April 18th  Late Fee: extra $10 after April 18th, 5pm. What you will learn: Important language and terminology that relates to inclusivity Marketing strategies and branding your business in an equality-minded way Understanding of trends and traditions for same-sex … Continue reading April 23, 2019

March 26, 2019

Location:  Rock Creek Mansion • 5417 W Cedar Lane • Bethesda, Maryland 20814  (Self-parking) Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Head Shot Happy Hour  (First 20 registrants will receive complimentary Head Shots) 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Dinner + Education  Registration Deadline: March 21st  Late Fee: extra $10 after March 21st, 5pm. What you will learn: Determine the difference between passive … Continue reading March 26, 2019

February 26, 2019

Location:  Ruth’s Chris Steak House • 2231Crystal Drive, 11th Floor • Arlington, Virginia 22202  (Self-parking in the garage at 23rd and Crystal Drive is complimentary after 4pm | Valet parking is available for $5 | Metro: Yellow & Blue Lines to Crystal City stop) Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: February 21st  Late Fee: extra $10 … Continue reading February 26, 2019

January 22, 2019

Location:  Penn6 • 1350 Eye Street, Northwest • Washington, DC 20005 (Metro: McPherson Square | Street Park | LAZ Parking Garage $19.00 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: January 17th  Late Fee: extra $10 after January 17th, 5pm. The Panelists: LOLA AKINGBADE – A MasterPlan Event Lola, is one of three event planners that make up A … Continue reading January 22, 2019

December 4, 2018

Location:  Fresh Kitchen • 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway • , Arlington, Virginia 22202 (Adjacent to Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City) Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: November 29th  Late Fee: extra $10 after November 29th, 5pm. AWP HOLIDAY PARTY Six Objectives: Mingle and Jingle with family, friends and industry professionals (All are welcome, bring your spouse, friends and co-workers!) … Continue reading December 4, 2018

October 23, 2018

Location:  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center • Old Hickory Steakhouse • 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland 20745 Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm   Registration Deadline: October 18th  Late Fee: extra $10 after October 18th, 5pm. THE STATE OF WEDDING TRENDS COMING FOR 2019 Three Objectives: Discuss Wedding Trends for all areas; Planning, Dresses, Venues, Food, Stationery, Photography, … Continue reading October 23, 2018

September 25, 2018

Location:  Sequoia • 3000 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: September 20th  Late Fee: extra $10 after September 20th, 5pm. AWP BRIDAL FOCUS SIGNATURE EVENT Two Objectives: To educate Wedding Professionals, to better serve engaged couples Network with Industry Professionals The AWP Bridal Focus Signature Event was created to educate wedding professionals and … Continue reading September 25, 2018

August 28, 2018

Location:  Prequel • 919 19th Street, NW (Whiskey Room), Washington, DC Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm   Registration Deadline: August 23rd  Late Fee: extra $10 after August 23rd, 5pm. AWP HAPPY HOUR Two Objectives: Enjoy great drinks and food Network with Industry Professionals Welcome back after a busy summer! A perfect time to reconnect with fellow members, and … Continue reading August 28, 2018

June 26, 2018

Location:  Holiday Day Inn Gaithersburg • 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm   Registration Deadline: June 21st   Late Fee: extra $10 after June 21st, 5pm. Tropical Themed Fun Event Four Objectives: Relax Enjoy great drinks, food and music Casually Network with Industry Professionals Engage in fun activities and games The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg … Continue reading June 26, 2018

May 22, 2018

Location:  Crowne Plaza Crystal City • 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm    Registration Deadline: May 17th   Late Fee: extra $10 after April 17th, 5pm. Speed Networking + The Value of Networking Four Objectives: Learning to network smarter Strategically learning to network one on one Effectively networking to get the connections you … Continue reading May 22, 2018

April 24, 2018

Location:   Carmine’s DC  • 425 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm    Registration Deadline: April 19th   Late Fee: extra $10 after April 19th, 5pm. Being present in 2018 … Investing in mindful moments! Learn to unplug from all the noise of your day to day life. Four Objectives: Learn why being present … Continue reading April 24, 2018

March 27, 2018

Location:   Hyatt Regency Bethesda  •  1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, Maryland Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm    Registration Deadline:  March 23rd   Late Fee: extra $10 after March 23rd, 5pm.   Wedding Trends: Insights from Today’s Couples Find out the latest wedding trends to keep your eye on and how to help your business take … Continue reading March 27, 2018

February 27, 2018

Location:  HILTON MARK CENTER • 5000 Seminary Road • Alexandria, VA Time:  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  Registration Deadline:  February 23   Late Fee: extra $10 after 5pm – February 23rd. What You will Learn: Rethinking the way we view social ROI and having a new way to measure what that looks like Understanding the accelerated … Continue reading February 27, 2018

January 23, 2018

Location:  SoHo (Southern Hospitality) • 1815 Adams Mill Rd, NW • Washington, DC 20009 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm    Registration Deadline:  January 18th   Late Fee: extra $10 after January 18th, 5pm. SOLD OUT!   Join AWP this month at SOHO DC for networking, dinner and a panel discussion on multi-cultural & fusion weddings. THE … Continue reading January 23, 2018