Blue Danube Productions

Blue Danube Productions Blue Danube Productions is the bridge that connects creative ideas with flawless event production. Moving experiences. Flawless events. Blue Danube Productions is a Creative Event Production company that specializes in helping event planners like you bring ideas to life with the best A/V production value around.
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We collaborate closely with you — learn your goals and challenges — and then we work behind the scenes orchestrating video, audio, lights and more to ensure every moment is as amazing as you imagined it. The Danube river separates two cities in Hungary: Buda and Pest. With just a simple bridge, the two cities combine to form one magical destination. In other words: we’re the bridge that connects creative ideas with flawless production. We have produced some of the best out-of-the-box experiences and are known for our willingness to go the extra mile. We have the accolades to prove it, including ISES Esprits, Best of Northwest Meetings + Events, Emerald City Applause Award, Telly Award and more. When you’re planning your next event, tell us how we can be a resource. We are thrilled to work with you!

Our founder Niki McKay was interviewed by Wilkinson Events for The Seattle SheEO podcast - check it out at www.theseattl...
09/24/2020

Our founder Niki McKay was interviewed by Wilkinson Events for The Seattle SheEO podcast - check it out at www.theseattlesheo.com - this podcast focuses on Women CEOs and women in business from the greater Seattle area to help keep you motivated and pushing forward in your career.

ANNOUNCING our new streaming platform Bluestream! May 4th is our birthday and today we are giving you a present!  A new ...
05/04/2020

ANNOUNCING our new streaming platform Bluestream! May 4th is our birthday and today we are giving you a present! A new robust platform to elevate the stream for your virtual meeting or event. Let us show you! Contact us for a demo.

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05/04/2020

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05/03/2020

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Guess what? We're 12! A dozen years of creating fabulous and flawless events with you. Looking forward to a dozen more! ...
04/30/2019

Guess what? We're 12! A dozen years of creating fabulous and flawless events with you. Looking forward to a dozen more! 🎉
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#happybirthday #anniversary #eventproduction #eventplanner #eventproducer #eventprofs #event #events #eventtech #seattle #bluedanubeproductions #celebrate #love #party #partytime #seattlebusiness #local

Our founder Niki McKay was honored tonight as the first inductee to the NW Meetings and Events Hall of Influencers! We a...
10/18/2018

Our founder Niki McKay was honored tonight as the first inductee to the NW Meetings and Events Hall of Influencers! We are so proud!

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09/12/2018

Blue Danube Productions's cover photo

SEATTLE'S 4TH ANNUAL RAINFOREST GALA AND RUNWAYTHURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH 2018, BLOCK 41, DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, WA We invite yo...
09/04/2018

SEATTLE'S 4TH ANNUAL RAINFOREST GALA AND RUNWAY
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH 2018, BLOCK 41, DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, WA
We invite you to an exquisite evening of international art and fashion—inspired by the richly diverse rainforests of the world.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Seattle's newest and most sophisticated private event venue, Block 41—Fashion for Conservation and Hoja Nueva will bring a limited number of guests on a walk through the rainforest in style; witness this exquisite one night only celebration with diverse flavors and cultures, captivating sounds of the wild, and vibrant designs inspired by rainforests. Help us create a space where diverse peoples can share and celebrate their unique stories and experiences living in harmony with wildlife and their habitats. This event funds rainforest conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, and sustainable agriculture with Seattle US 501(c)(3) and Peru based nonprofit Hoja Nueva (hojanueva.org)
In previous seasons, this Rainforest Runway has featured animal and rainforest-inspired collections from as many as 18 international designers and hosted between 500-800 guests each time while making a huge impact to conserve threatened rainforests.
Seattle's 4th Annual Rainforest Gala & Runway may sell out again for the fourth year, so make a reservation for your party today!
More information and ticketing here: www.fashionforconservation.com/rainforestgala2018

Only about 10% of the entire population is left handed - but did you know that more than 50% of the Blue Danube team is ...
08/14/2018

Only about 10% of the entire population is left handed - but did you know that more than 50% of the Blue Danube team is left handed? Happy Left Handers Day!

Our founder Niki Szablya McKay will be participating in a session at ILEA Live 2018 in Denver with colleagues Tami Forer...
08/02/2018
Workshops

Our founder Niki Szablya McKay will be participating in a session at ILEA Live 2018 in Denver with colleagues Tami Forero, Aubri Nowowiejski Matt Bonavita and Andrea Michaels called "Wanted: Creative Problem Solvers to Tackle 4 Industry Issues" on August 16 at 12:45pm. Use the link below to sign up! ..... see you there! #ILEALive2018 #BecauseOfILEA #ILEALive #MyILEA representing ILEA - Seattle Chapter

https://www.ilealive.com/Education/Workshops#Management

Do you have great ideas that can help solve some challenging issues facing us in the event industry today? Here's your opportunity! We've picked 4 problems to tackle in this highly interactive session: Ageism, Labor Issues, Pricing Strategies and Collaboration. The format will include short presenta...

One of our favorite partners!  Making a huge impact in our own back yard of West Seattle!  Delridge Neighborhoods Develo...
04/05/2018

One of our favorite partners! Making a huge impact in our own back yard of West Seattle! Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association - DNDA

A huge THANK YOU to Blue Danube Productions for sponsoring #DestinationDelridge2018! With your support this FUNdraiser was more successful than ever. Thank you!

Congratulations to Lola Creative on the win last night! Proud to have been part of such a great event. Cheers! 🍾🎉
03/23/2018

Congratulations to Lola Creative on the win last night! Proud to have been part of such a great event. Cheers! 🍾🎉

You GUYS! ***WE WON AN AWARD!!!***
Thank you to ILEA - Seattle Chapter for choosing one of our events for BEST DESIGNED EVENT for the Grinch Holiday Party at last night's Emerald City Applause Awards.

We are over the moon and are so thankful.
Also thanks to the many vendors who also participated in the winning event. Animated Objects, Blue Danube, Off White Beauty, Caren Morris Photography Happy Hour Bar Rentals, Chihuly Garden and Glass Triumph Expo & Events Inc. CORT Party Rental Vintage Ambiance The Super-Krewe , Bamboo Beats DJ, Creative Ice, and the UW Chamber Choir.

Thanks also to our trusting, wonderful clients. You are why we do this. And to my amazing team who make hard work fun.

Thanks Ilea for an incredible evening.
Thank you Caren Morris Photography for these photos and all the event photography you've done for us in the past.

Happy to have been part of such an incredible event. Congratulations, Herban Feast Catering!
03/23/2018

Happy to have been part of such an incredible event. Congratulations, Herban Feast Catering!

What an amazing night! We are so incredibly honored to be the recipients of ILEA - Seattle Chapter's 2018 Emerald City Applause Award for Best Corporate Event (Budget 50K+) for the Gatsby Holiday Party.

We were proud to host such a sensational holiday party this past year for a long-time client. Huge thanks to Lola Creative, CORT Party Rental, Chris Graves Music, Animate Objects Physical Theater, Prop Gallery Events, Blue Danube Productions, British Motor Coach, Butler Valet & Transportation, The Fix Photo Group and all involved.

Congrats to all the other winners and nominees and thank you to all the committee members and sponsors for making last night such an incredible evening! #ecaa #seasthenight #ileaseattle

One of our greatest honors was producing an event and spending the day with Stephen Hawking, his family and his team. We...
03/14/2018

One of our greatest honors was producing an event and spending the day with Stephen Hawking, his family and his team. We will never forget his humor, and his grace. He was a great man. Rest in Peace. PC: Jean-Marcus Strole

Day 2!! For those who were unable to attend yesterday's session, our founder Niki McKay will be discussing the topic of ...
03/05/2018

Day 2!! For those who were unable to attend yesterday's session, our founder Niki McKay will be discussing the topic of Client Management vs Customer Service today at 2:45pm. Hope to see you there!!
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Attention all event profs!! One more week until the 2018 MPICascadia Educational Conference. Come show your love as Blue...
02/21/2018
Cascadia Educational Conference 2018

Attention all event profs!!

One more week until the 2018 MPICascadia Educational Conference. Come show your love as Blue Danube Productions, Niki McKay takes the stage and speaks to the hot topic of Client Management vs Customer Service.

Two sessions are being offered on March 4th OR March 5th. Visit the http://www.mpicascadia.com/ website for more information!

See you there!

Reno, Nevada | March 4-6, 2018

T-minus two weeks until our founder and principal, Niki McKay touches down in Reno for the MPI Cascadia Educational Conf...
02/13/2018

T-minus two weeks until our founder and principal, Niki McKay touches down in Reno for the MPI Cascadia Educational Conference 2018!
#mpicascadia #events #eventprofs #customerservice #clientmanagement #av #lighting #avdesign #production #mpi

Thanks you @all_about_foodz for the delicious treats! #foodzcatering #eventplanner #events #newyears #foodie #2018 #blue...
01/04/2018

Thanks you @all_about_foodz for the delicious treats!

#foodzcatering #eventplanner #events #newyears #foodie #2018 #bluedanubeproductions

Interesting read for all of our industry friends out there! #meetingsandevents #events #eventlife #eventpro #eventplanne...
12/04/2017
Supplier Pros Provide Insightful Relief on What Keeps Planners Up at Night | National

Interesting read for all of our industry friends out there!

#meetingsandevents #events #eventlife #eventpro #eventplanners #AV #audiovisual #eventproduction #eventprofs #Seattleevents #Yougotthis

As Benjamin Franklin famously noted in 1789, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” For everything else, something is left to chance. Meetings and events, with countless moving parts, are no exception. How can you ensure the odds are in your favor to produce a ...

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! xoxo,Blue Danube Productions#events #happyholidays #av #avdesign #audiovisual #...
11/22/2017

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

xoxo,
Blue Danube Productions

#events #happyholidays #av #avdesign #audiovisual #eventdesign #produciton #bestofnorthwest #lighting #eventprofs #eventtechs

Another great article by BizBash. #eventinspiration #events #eventpro #production #AV #lighting #experientialmarketing #...
11/15/2017
BizBash

Another great article by BizBash.

#eventinspiration #events #eventpro #production #AV #lighting #experientialmarketing #design #eventdesign #eventproduction #technology #bluedanubepro #audiovisual

The French liqueur brand launched a weeklong experiential tour in Brooklyn to show consumers the cognac-making process.

11/07/2017

This week we celebrate our fearless leader, Niki Szablya McKay! Another year, another birthday. Thank you for all of the opportunities that you have given us and for being a bad ass leader 🎈🎉

Love,
Your Blue Danube Family

11/02/2017
SEARCH Foundation

We are all here for the same reason - passion for the industry. Having the ability to come together as a collaborative collective and support those who share the same passion is extraordinary. I am truly inspired and honored to be a SEARCH supporter. Thank you SEARCH Foundation!

xoxo,
Niki Szablya McKay

Sending thanks out to Niki McKay of Blue Danube Productions for joining our prestigious SEARCH 100! Thank you for supporting SEARCH Foundation!

#tbt To when Blue Danube Productions won Best A/V Provider in Washington for the 7th year in a row! #BestofNW2017 #Herba...
10/26/2017

#tbt To when Blue Danube Productions won Best A/V Provider in Washington for the 7th year in a row!
#BestofNW2017 #HerbanFeast #EventProfs #EventProduction #Design #EventDecor #EventInspo #Technology #EventInspiration #Lighting #Event #SeattleEvents #EventTech #YouGotThis #Success

Hey all,Don't forget to vote for your favorite production company (BDP) as today is the last day voting is open!Happy Fr...
05/19/2017
Blue Danube Productions

Hey all,

Don't forget to vote for your favorite production company (BDP) as today is the last day voting is open!

Happy Friday everyone!

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Happy Monday Friends!

Don’t forget to vote for Blue Danube Productions for Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider. We are so honored to be surrounded by such an amazing community and we can’t thank you all enough. The link to vote is below and voting closes on May 19th.

Thanks,
The BDP Team

http://nw.meetingsmags.com/vote-2017-best-northwest-awards

Happy Monday Friends!Don’t forget to vote for Blue Danube Productions for Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider...
05/08/2017
Vote for the 2017 Best of Northwest Awards | Northwest

Happy Monday Friends!

Don’t forget to vote for Blue Danube Productions for Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider. We are so honored to be surrounded by such an amazing community and we can’t thank you all enough. The link to vote is below and voting closes on May 19th.

Thanks,
The BDP Team

http://nw.meetingsmags.com/vote-2017-best-northwest-awards

The annual Best of Awards are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. The awards are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service of suppliers who help planners be at the top of their game. Voting closes May 19 so make sure to vote today!

Today is the 150th anniversary of the premier of the Blue Danube Waltz! Happy Anniversary! Quick history lesson...after ...
02/15/2017

Today is the 150th anniversary of the premier of the Blue Danube Waltz! Happy Anniversary! Quick history lesson...after Austria was defeated by Prussia in the Seven Weeks' War, Strauss was commissioned to write a joyful waltz to lift the country's spirit. Let’s Celebrate this amazing work today! 🎶🎶🎶

Take the challenge and CRUSH IT! You'll thank yourself later. 👊  #MondayMotivation
02/13/2017

Take the challenge and CRUSH IT! You'll thank yourself later. 👊 #MondayMotivation

Think outside the box when planning your next corporate event. Your employees will thank you! We're loving the "Business...
02/01/2017
5 Exciting Themes for Corporate Events · Get Invited Blog

Think outside the box when planning your next corporate event. Your employees will thank you! We're loving the "Business Bake Off" idea...

Choosing the right theme sets the tone for your corporate event. Make it interesting, edgy and of course, fun, and attendees will be signing up in droves!

Niki Mckay shares four tips for planners to keep meetings fresh, relevant and impactful! #FeatureFriday MeetingsNet
01/27/2017
4 Ways to Move Meetings Forward Now

Niki Mckay shares four tips for planners to keep meetings fresh, relevant and impactful! #FeatureFriday MeetingsNet

The world is changing, and the way we approach meetings must keep pace. Here are four things I believe planners must focus on to keep their meetings fresh, relevant, and impactful. 1. Integrate technology. I'm not talking about just plugging in the latest technology-what we need is thoughtful and pe...

Thank you for the shoutout, Special Events! Check out the latest blog post by our very own Niki McKay...
01/24/2017
Special Events

Thank you for the shoutout, Special Events! Check out the latest blog post by our very own Niki McKay...

The client is always right? No, says smart Niki McKay Blue Danube Productions--for the good of everyone. http://bit.ly/2jObvdC #SpecialEventsBlog

Our very own Niki McKay shares insight on balancing your customer service and client management tactics. Four tips to re...
01/23/2017
Customer Service & Client Management: Which one rules?

Our very own Niki McKay shares insight on balancing your customer service and client management tactics. Four tips to remember...

Published on This past holiday season led one of my team members into her first predicament of customer service versus client management. When was it okay for her to be a "yes" person and when was it better for her to be a "yes, and..." person?

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So you’re planning an event. You’ve got the creative ideas down pat. It’s gonna be AWESOME. If you want to really bring your vision to life, you need a trusted audio/visual partner that can create a fully immersive production that will WOW your audience. Great A/V can truly move people and we have the tools to produce an event your audience will remember… for all the right reasons. From corporate launch events and awards ceremonies to sales meetings and private parties, we’ll make sure your event shines — and you do, too.

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