If gracious, sophisticated, and sumptuous paired with a very personal, conscious approach to wedding planning describes the wedding venue of your dreams, then you should run to Michael Deltette at the Park Hyatt in Washington, DC!
For its 2006 renovation, the intention was to create a hotel with a residential feel that set apart from other traditional luxury hotels in Washington, DC. Tony Chi, a man who has designed some of the world’s premier hotels, was enlisted to mastermind the Park Hyatt’s metamorphosis. His thoughtfully and meticulously planned transformation resulted in something truly special.
image via the Park Hyatt Washington, DC
Set in the heart of the city’s West End near Georgetown, the Park Hyatt is an elegant oasis right in the middle of the city. Its interior is a harmonious balance of contemporary and classic. Touches of Americana like authentic Shaker furniture and rich, textured art installations add depth and warmth to a space filled with wood, glass, and chrome. One of the art works, a Cherry Blossom cube, is a multi-layered piece perfect for the bride to be photographed in!
Then there’s the food. Described by Michael as a “genius,” Executive Chef Brian McBride’s award winning cuisine at Blue Duck Tavern is farm to table and unbelievably delicious. That same locally sourced, market-based menu is also served at Park Hyatt weddings, so you can serve your guests up some very special fare while being environmentally conscious to boot.
When choosing a venue or caterer, you can’t forget the staff! At a wedding, the food should be delightful, but so should the experience. Members of the Park Hyatt’s team sincerely love their work, taking great pride in their craft. In fact, the Banquet Captain, Rattana, has been at the hotel for 20 years! The benefit being, of course, that events at the Park Hyatt are run with an efficiency and experience tough to beat.
Obviously, on its own, the Park Hyatt is a magnificent wedding venue. However, we are not exaggerating when we say that Michael Deltette is weddings at the Park Hyatt. Like hot fudge and ice cream, they are great alone, but together it’s something else altogether!
image via the Park Hyatt Washington, DC
“Director of Catering” does not quite describe Michael’s approach to working with clients. Instead, it should be something more along the lines of “Omniscient Wedding Vizier,” or something equally extraordinary. Because, really, what he does is marvelous.
Michael works with every bride and groom from start to finish, helping them not only with their menu and venue planning, but also with the overall event planning, management, and execution. All of that is provided with the personal commitment of a trusted friend who has the couple’s interests always in mind.
He recently told us that he tells his clients, before they do anything, to sit down together or with their families to decide what is most important to them, then to spend their money on that for their wedding day. He emphasizes to them that how much fun they have and the love and joy that surrounds them on that day is what is most important. With integrity and heartfelt advice like that, it’s no wonder that October 16 marks the 203rd wedding of his career!
Still don’t believe me that Michael Deltette does it all? One of his recent brides-to-be arrived at the hotel with her pup in tow. The pet sitter had to cancel at the last minute! Since the Park Hyatt is dog friendly (they have a dog happy hour where a portion of the proceeds goes to the Washington Animal Rescue League; Michael even gets to bring his beagle, Spencer, with him to work sometimes), of course it was no problem.
Fast forward to post-ceremony, and Michael is in the bridal suite with his client, bustling her gown, when they realize the pooch has not been out since checking in several hours ago. After the bride went off to her reception, Michael was soon out walking down 24th Street with the bride’s bouquet in one hand and her dog’s leash in the other!
That magical combination of the Park Hyatt’s conscious attitude toward its business, food, and guests and Michael and his staff’s authentic mindset elevates the Park Hyatt to one of Washington, DC’s superior wedding venues. Michael truly is a pleasure to work with, and Chris Laich Music Services always looks forward to deejaying weddings at the Park Hyatt Washington, DC!