Be the host with the most by choosing one of these tried and tested party spots for your next diplomatic do.
The daily grind of receptions is much more than just exchanging business cards with people in nice suits.
A look behind the scenes at two event planners who spend months organizing high-profile and high-stakes diplomatic shindigs.
What you need to know to make your event go smoothly, from A to Z.
Big or small, classic or unconventional, these are a selection of Ottawa’s best venues for your diplomatic do.
Big names like Enbridge, BMO fund everything from cowboy hats to air hockey. They say they gain brand recognition, government relations boost.
The national capital region offers an array of venues to host diplomatic events.
In these dark days of austerity, entertainment and good times are the first to take a walloping.
Much is written about the concept of diplomacy, but rarely is much thought given to the physical spaces that help a country conduct its public relations.
Carolina Caldéron took the plunge in May 2009. This is how she describes her decision to move from the spotlight of the diplomatic world to the more behind-the-scenes world of catering.
Embassy's latest guide to Ottawa's most happening spots for your diplomatic bash
In the world of diplomacy, parties and receptions are opportunities to expand your embassy's network, glean telling insight from key contacts in politics and government, and tempt taste buds with your national delights.
Those needing an example of how to run a diplomatic party should have been at the French Embassy Monday night as a master class was given.
A comprehensive list of Ottawa's favourite locations for holding parties, receptions and dinners.
It's details like the right mix of guests and great entertainment that make regular diplomatic events unforgettable, say Roshan Reddaway and Susan Wilkins.
Wine is an important part of entertaining, and with a little research and confidence, you can easily impress your guests no matter what the occasion or your budget.