Meeting/Event Information


October 17, 2018

Joint Association Meeting at Muckleshoot Casino
October 17, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Muckleshoot Casino
2402 Auburn Way S.
Auburn, WA 98002
Join Tacoma & Seattle NACE and Wedding Network Seattle for our joint meeting! Register early - this event will sell out.

$40.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$45.00 after 5:00 pm October 12

The Biggest & Best in the Northwest is bringing together three incredible event industry associations for an elegant and interactive night of networking, education, and fun! Join your friends and colleagues from Seattle NACE, Tacoma NACE, and Wedding Network Seattle as our speaker, Andrew Hoge, discusses how to take your own expertise to continue to evolve and grow your brand while becoming an influencer in your field. 

There are only 150 spots for this meeting and with three powerhouse associatons coming together this meeting will sell out! Don't wait to register.

Suggested attire: "Old Vegas” cocktail



Our Speaker

Andrew Hoge

Andrew Hoge currently serves as the Director of Celebrations specializing in Wedding Design at Seattle’s coveted Fairmont Olympic Hotel. He is responsible for marketing, selling and executing weddings for couples of various cultures and beliefs. Before entering the hospitality and event industry, Andrew was the Communications and Digital Manager at Luly Yang, the famed bridal and eveningwear couture designer. During his six-year tenure, Andrew oversaw the development of Yang’s social media platform, fashion show design, press efforts and styling of VIP bridal and eveningwear clients from around the world. In 2012, he graduated with a bachelors degree in Strategic Communications and Business Administration from Seattle University.

Out of the office, Mr. Hoge manages a lifestyle blog,, where he reports on culture and fashion in the Pacific Northwest. Andrew has recently partnered with Cadillac and Seattle-based fashion brand Sharply, among others, through this platform. He was humbled to spend four months as a Public Relations Intern with world world-renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, in New York City. During his time in New York, Andrew assisted the Public Relations Department with press tracking and analysis, events, prepping for Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out (FNO).

Andrew currently serves as a board member with both the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Young Patron’s Circle” and the Greater Seattle Business Administration’s “Young Professionals with Pride.” In December 2015, Seattle magazine featured Andrew as a style influencer and in June 2016 425 Magazine named him a “Face of Style” in their spring fashion issue. Mr. Hoge is a media enthusiast with a particular interest in the sectors of fashion, event planning, business strategy and the arts. He plans to use his career to empower his peers to become the best version of themselves.


Our Venue & Caterer

2402 Auburn Way S.
Auburn, WA 98002


Muckleshoot Casino's expansive event space accommodates groups up to 300. A 5,000-square-foot ballroom and 3,000 square feet of meeting space are each divisible into two separate rooms.

Our flexible approach to menu planning, superior catering services and selection of audio/visiual equipment ensures your next event will be a memorable one! From weddings and birthdays to reunions and showers, we will make it happen! Visit our gallery for inspiration.


Slot Tournament

Muckleshoot Casino will be hosting a Slot Tournament specifically for our meeting!

Slot tournament registration will be from  5:00PM to 6:00 PM in the “Special Events” area of the casino.  There will be a red-clothed table with a sign.  

Guests may register for free for one of the three slot tournaments beginning at 9:00PM after the function.

Guests will be separated into three groups of 40.  

Guests registered for “Round One” will need to be present at the “Special Events” area to take their seats beginning at 9:00PM.  Guests participating in the remaining 2 rounds are encouraged to stay and watch, as the games will be fun & rapid.  

Tournament will begin once all seats are taken. Each guest’s name will be displayed on the screen of the VGD machine they are to sit at.  

Each tournament round is 1 full minute long, and guests will be slapping the spinner for points.

Round two starts at 9:05 PM, with round three beginning at 9:10PM. There are three prizes; one for each round. Top winner of each round will win a prize.


After Party

After our regular meeting ends, don't stop the party! Muckleshoot Casino invites everyone to stay and enjoy themselves in Club Galaxy or anywhere else in the casino.

Club Galaxy will be finishing up it's Michael Jackson Tribute this event - everyone can join in the fun of it's last night!



The Menu

Hors d’ oeuvres

Seafood Display
Fresh Oysters from Willipa Bay, King Crab, and Poached Jumbo Prawns

Pancetta, Spinach, and Beecher’s Flagship Cheese Phyllo Cups

Little Neck Clams Casino

Hoisin Pork Belly Pigs in a Blanket


1st Course

Caesar Salad Toast with Crispy Chicken Skin

2nd Course

Bacon, Cheese, and Tomato Soup Dumplings

3rd Course

Intermezzo: Lavender Sorbet

Entree - Served Family Style

Wagyu Steak Oscar with White Asparagus and Dungeness Crab

Fried Tourney Potatoes with Garlic Butter

Stuffed Artichoke Hearts with Seared 5-Spice Duck Breast and Truffle Yuzu Butter

House Baked Sea Salt Yeast Rolls with Oaxaca Twist Butter and White Balsamic Rosemary Roasted Garlic Spread



Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee, deconstructed


Our Sponsors

Muckleshoot Casino

Affairs to Remember DJ

Aria Style

CB Bell Photography

CORT Party Rental

Creative Coverings

Fun Frames Photo Booth


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