Wine Key Experience is the Premium Bartending and Event Design service in the DMV area. It was founded by Marcelle Folk, a hospitality expert and alcohol service trainer. She has taught classes for local race tracks, marinas, yacht companies, restaurants and night clubs. She has several years of experience in banquets high-end service clients.
We specialize in creating memories through exceptional hospitality, impeccable attention to detail and allowing our clients to be guests while they host.
Beau Pineda is our Event Designer. He has experience in the roles of Director of the Diamond Club for Nationals Park and Director of Service for MGM's Marcus Restaurant. He has trained staff in Ruth's Chris and handles the weekly Executive Breakfast for the Nationals. We are fortunate to have him on our team.
5-Star Client Rating
We take pride in our work and it shows with our 5-Star Client Rating on Google, Yelp and Facebook.
Personal Event Assistants
• Answer Doors
• Take Coats
• Pour Drinks
• Put food away after event
• Clean-up & Do Dishes
Portable Bar Rentals
• Option to add your Logo on our Lighted Bar
Full-Service Bar Packages
• Alcohol Delivery
• Pair Wine with your Food Menu
We partner with local small businesses to offer our clients with:
Food art sculptures
Music experience facilitators
TIPs Certification Courses
Event Hosting Made Simple
You deserve a break. You deserve to be a guest at your own event. You deserve a Wine Key Experience. We provide impeccable service for your guests without having to worry about micro-managing moving parts. We make your event a turn-key operation. We are licensed, TIPs Certified, insured with a $1 Million policy and accredited with the Better Business Bureau.
Whether you are hosting a monthly office happy hour, a celebration for your company expansion, entertaining your most loyal customers, or planning a wedding or an intimate family gathering, we are here to ensure you are able to enjoy hosting while also being a guest.
DC Startup Week
DC Young Republicans
Embassy of the Dominican Republic
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Holy Trinity School
University of Maryland
The Woods Academy
Toro Enterprises Corp
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Marcelle and her team at Wine Key Experience did a great job working my wedding. We hired them to assist with a variety of tasks, such as handing out programs, assisting the caterers with meal service, and helping my DOC breakdown at the end. They did all of these tasks wonderfully and looked very professional. She also referred me to my amazing wedding photographer/videographer Sidney, and I was able to book a package deal for hiring both of them. I made an excellent decision hiring Wine Key Experience.
Lyn Looft, Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
Marcelle and her staff at Wine Key Experience are great! I work for the Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, we had our Holiday Mixer and needed bartenders for the event. She brought in a very professional staff, they were on time, looked great and did such a wonderful job. Marcelle is an absolute joy to work with and I would highly recommend her for any of your events.
This company is a smoother operator and I will be using them again and again! They will work with you to provide you the greatest service at the best price. I have used them several times and their staff has always been friendly, hardworking, experienced, and courteous to everyone. If you want to dazzle your guests and impress your friends with great service for your next event, look no further. Pricing and contracting can be easily negotiated and customized every last bit to your liking. I have recommended them to all my friends and family.
Elaina Bryan, DC Young Republicans
Marcelle, and the entire team at Wine Key Experience are absolutely fabulous! They were professional and highly responsive to all of our questions and requests, even down to the littlest concerns over ice! We were very impressed with their equipment setup, the table bars looked chic and professional with stretch covers, not to mention an exclusive LED VIP bar they especially brought for our event. Not only does Wine Key Experience offers affordable packages, they were also willing to work with us to find items that were customized to the experience that we wanted for our guests. I cannot express enough on how thorough and thoughtful the team was. They had every bar essential covered from garnishes and cups, to mixers and ice. The TIPS Certified bar tending staff that work with Marcelle and Wine Key did an excellent job at setting up and serving our 350 thirsty party goers with poise and zero problems. Going above and beyond Marcelle worked with our fundraising budget and built out a package that allowed us to secure appetizers and small bites as well. We cannot praise our experiences enough and we are looking forward to working with Wine Key Experience at our next event!
I recently had a celebration of lift party for one of my family members. Not only was the service AMAZING but so was the setup. It was very professional & clean. Our bartender had a great personality and was talented. She even helped out with some of the party decorations. I would definitely recommend Wine Key Experience for any occasion. This event was held outside and they had everything a full running bar has. I’m very pleased.