PartySlate Gathers Boston’s Top Event Talent to “Work Hard, Party Hard”

Undoubtedly, PartySlate’s choice of the SoWa PowerStation as the venue for its annual A-list bash is no coincidence. With 60-foot vaulted ceilings, abundant natural light, floor-to-ceiling windows, concrete floors, and original tile work, this event space exudes industrial glam and raw architectural wonder. The uber-talented team at AE Events produced the gala alongside the culinary visionaries at The Catered Affair and other industry trailblazers, making it a meaningful evening.  

Kori Carter Gillespie, Director of Brand Marketing at The Catered Affair (TCA), the exclusive caterer for SoWa Power Station, sets out the scene for us: “The SoWa Power Station is located in the SoWa Boston Art + Design District in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a testament to architectural splendor. Its soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls, and industrial details serve as a blank canvas with endless possibilities for event customization.”

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The Catered Affair, Vice President of Catering Ken Barrett-Sweet, welcomes guests, accompanied by esteemed hosts from PartySlate and AE Events.

Party Highlights

Beyond the Plate: A Culinary Expedition Awaits! 
Branded Food Truck

Drawing inspiration from unforgettable parties, TCA created a menu that sparked intrigue and conversation. In a delicious twist, an outdoor food truck was brought indoors and proved to be an event highlight. The custom-wrapped featured delectable upscale renditions, savoring delights like truffle mac ‘n cheese bites and an acclaimed TCA slider featuring the irresistible ‘special sauce,’ raclette, and grilled onions.  

Poke Bowl Station

Amanda Gallagher, Brand Experience Manager at The Catered Affair, shares, “After learning that this event was inspired by clean black and white shapes and lines, we decided to lean into that when designing our food stations. Our Poke Station is built to show off the gorgeous rainbow of colors fresh seafood and vegetables offer. I wanted everything displayed on crisp white ceramic, with additional monochromatic textures mixed in for interest. 

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Taco Roulette

Erica D’Ambra, Senior Event Producer, The Catered Affair, says, “From a culinary perspective, we wanted to tie in a menu that played into the ‘Party Hard’ theme and was visually fun, delicious, and engaging. When you think about some of the best parties you’ve been to, people always remember the elements that spark intrigue and conversation. Our Taco Roulette concept was just that — designed to be interactive. We encouraged guests to spin one of three wheels, and if they chose the unidentified ‘spicy taco,’ they had to take a shot!”  

The posh catering team also wowed with creative passed bites that included cacio e pepe cheese puffs, broiled oysters, native lobster rolls, panisses, and crispy chicken parmesan bites. 

The Vibe  

In a celebration that aimed to spotlight the hard work of the talented event industry, AE Events left no stone unturned—or, more accurately, no corner unlit. The brainchild of Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design, a dazzling 200-piece LED hanging installation, took center stage above the band, transforming the venue into a literal beacon of creativity. The unique and expansive space flawlessly accommodated the open floorplan, becoming the canvas for an illuminating spectacle celebrating the brilliance of the industry’s dedicated professionals. 

The SoWa Power Station isn’t just a venue; it’s a stage for crafting unforgettable experiences, a coveted space where every event becomes an original experience.

Read the full PartySlate feature for details, pictures, and the vendor listing.  

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