Weddings

Sequoia Restaurant

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   121 reviews
$18k - $38k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$18k - $38k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Based in Washington, DC, Sequoia Restaurant is a venue offering stunning event spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Located in historic Georgetown, this one-of-a-kind destination overlooks the Potomac River, the Kennedy Center, Watergate, and the Virginia skyline. You’ll provide your guests with a true urban wedding experience right next to the river when you book with Sequoia Restaurant.

Facilities and Capacity

With a maximum capacity for up to 250 guests, Sequoia Restaurant can be configured to accommodate celebrations large and small. Rent out the venue’s private State Room, the entire restaurant, or any of the semi-private areas. No matter which space you prefer, your guests will be stunned by the bright and modern feel. Japanese artist Hitoshi Kuriyama has even created a unique lighting installation that’s perfect for any couples who love modern art. The floor-to-ceiling windows invite breathtaking natural light into the reception space, while the polished hardwood floors are the perfect place for an unforgettable evening of dancing.

Services Offered

The team at Sequoia Restaurant strives to make your wedding day everything you dreamed that it would be. By providing in-house catering and bar services, you can count on fresh, local cuisine with top-of-the-line services. This venue also features event rentals, including tables and chairs so that you won't have to worry about finding outside furniture rental companies. For things like photography, videography, and florals, the team at Sequoia Restaurant allows you to bring in outside vendors. This allows you to pick the companies that fit your style and preference. Sequoia Restaurant’s services include, but are not limited to:

  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar and catering
  • Lighting, sound, and WiFi
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine

When you book your wedding day with Sequoia Restaurant, your guests are sure to have an unforgettable dining experience. With delicious local seafood served fresh, as well as a variety of salads, pasta, and entrees, every guest will be able to find a dish they love. Some of Sequoia Restaurant’s favorite menu items include:

  • Shrimp cocktails
  • Peel and eat shrimp
  • Oysters
  • Charcuterie boards
  • Jumbo lump crab cake
  • Lobster risotto fritters
  • Judith crispy calamari
  • Caesar salad

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August

121 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Marina P. Getting married on 05/10/2022
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    Excellent venue and service

    The pandemic has brought many challenges for those of us planning events. When COVID-19 hit, we had to scramble to identify a new location for our wedding events. Luckily, we found the Sequoia and Lila Dougly, the Catering Sales Manager. From the minute we called, Lila to control. It was a Friday afternoon and within 24-hours, we had a plan in place and could breathe. The outside space gives the feeling that you are on a luxury liner. It's perfect for mingling and cocktails. The interior is sleek and modern, but not ultra-modern. Coming from Florida, I loved the light fixtures! The food is delicious and what really impressed me is that the soup was actually hot and so was our main dish. This doesn't happen often!  All-in-all, if you're looking for a lovely venue with many entertainment options and a person to help guide you through the entire process, head to the Sequoia! 
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    April B. Married on 10/16/2021
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    Best Wedding Venue Ever!

    I could not be more pleased with my experience at Sequoia! Our guests stated it was the best wedding they had ever been to! The food is outstanding and the service matches it. Working with the coordinator, Tatum was an absolute pleasure. She is incredibly responsive and accommodating. She made outstanding recommendations for the band and other vendors. She even asked my coordinator how my mother was doing the day of because she noticed she was stressed out and wanted to offer her assistance! The value for the quality is unmatched. With many options for the food and open bar service you can't go wrong. The servers passed our signature cocktails to guests as they waited in line during cocktail hour so no one ever was left wanting anything all night. They are absolute professionals and go above and beyond from the moment you reach out to the end of your event. The venue itself is beautiful inside and out offering several locations for the ceremony and cocktail hour you can have everything all in one place! It truly was a magical night and I am so grateful to the Sequoia team for making our wedding so special!
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    Marsha H. Married on 09/24/2021
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    Fabulous Rehearsal Dinner

    We hosted a rehearsal dinner, followed by desserts and drinks for additional guests, at the Sequoia restaurant. What a pleasure it was to work with Lila Dougly, Catering Sales Manager. Lila made the process easy and enjoyable! What could have been difficult was not! Lila made sure to assist in numerous ways, and went above and beyond to make our event memorable and perfect. From the beauty of the venue, to the drinks, food, service….our experience was over the top!

Awards

  • 121
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kelvin & Kathleen
    102 photos · 07/09/2021
  • Liz & Kevin
    29 photos · 04/06/2019
  • Leah & Ricky
    36 photos · 10/15/2016

Pricing

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Bright Occasions Bright Occasions Wedding Planners

Sequoia provides a wonderful wedding venue and experience for Bride/Groom and their guests. It has flexible spaces, top-notch food and service, and is in one of the best areas of DC. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and work hard to ensure each couple has the best wedding. The food is terrific and the atmosphere is amazing. Highly recommend!

Lieb Photographic LLC Lieb Photographic LLC Wedding Photographers

This is simply the most stunning location for the D.C. bride. If you are searching for the perfect place for a memorable and classic wedding reception with food for any palette and breath-taking views of the Nation's capitol, look no further than Sequoia. Every last detail of this venue helps to create the most timeless location for the tasteful bride.

Watergate Pastry Watergate Pastry Wedding Cakes

What a beautiful venue! Towering walls of glass overlooking the the DC Waterfront. And you can get your cake from Watergate Pastry right in the neighborhood!

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3000 K Street NW Washington, DC, 20007
2023333011
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Sequoia Restaurant frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sequoia Restaurant?

Sequoia Restaurant includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Sequoia Restaurant, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Sequoia Restaurant includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Sequoia Restaurant, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Sequoia Restaurant includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Sequoia Restaurant in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sequoia Restaurant for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sequoia Restaurant for wedding events?

Sequoia Restaurant offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Sequoia Restaurant offer?

Sequoia Restaurant offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sequoia Restaurant offer for wedding events?

Sequoia Restaurant offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Sequoia Restaurant have available for wedding events?

Sequoia Restaurant offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Sequoia Restaurant and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sequoia Restaurant is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

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