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We had the chance to catch up with Leanda Hayden, who had her 30th birthday party at Skyline in early 2019 to find out how it went. Here’s what she told us about her experience.

I had invited about 50 people to my 30th birthday party. We started the night with dinner at 1918 Tap and Table restaurant [which is on the main floor]. Then we went upstairs [to Skyline West] to celebrate my 30th birthday.

It was nice and easy. I didn’t have to plan too much because I had Kaleigh, the Event Planner from Skyline West do a lot of planning. I gave her an idea of what I was looking for. I sent some pictures because I originally wanted a full balloon backdrop. It was a bit pricey, but she suggested balloons on just half of the backdrop. She sent me a picture of the idea and I thought it looked way nicer. We went with that option instead.

There was a feature table with a candy bar, some charcuterie and appetizers. Behind the table I had a big number 30 in pink metallic that also looked very nice. We had a dance floor area so people could go and take pictures.

I didn’t get any entertainment through but I do wish I would have had a bit of a DJ. She did tell me they could supply everything so I didn’t have to worry about anything. But we just used my phone and set it up with the sound system. That seemed to work pretty well.

The staff [on the night of the event] was amazing! Some were running the bar and another helped us throughout the night as well. The site manager was super helpful. Anything that I needed she made herself readily available. I thought that was very nice because there were some things I just didn’t know. Like she helped me cut the [birthday] cake. I really liked and appreciated her help.

I would recommend Skyline West. The service was great. They communicated well with me. I was nervous about the décor because I wasn’t too sure how it was going to look. But when I went there, it was jaw-dropping. It was beautiful!

I texted Kaleigh the next day to tell her how much I appreciated her setting it up for me. She said it was easy to set up because I had given her my vision to work with. I thought it looked great.

About Skyline West

Skyline West is a casual venue located on the second floor at 1918 Kensington Rd. NW. This venue is operated by Simply Elegant, an all in one hospitality firm that offers a range of wedding and event planning services.