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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.
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
- Wheelchair access
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
- Charcuterie boards
- Jumbo lump crab cake
- Lobster risotto fritters
- Judith crispy calamari
- Caesar salad
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Sequoia's the Complete Package!
As for the venue, Sequoia was a fantastic space for our ceremony and reception. For our wedding, we had access to the full dining room, indoor balcony, and a portion of the outdoor balcony, which provided more than enough room for our 140 guests, band, and a large dance floor. The floor-to-ceiling windows provided tons of natural light and made it feel like we were at an outdoor venue without having to worry about the possibility of bad weather. The views of the Kennedy Center, Potomac River, and Georgetown were breathtaking, particularly at night, and made a beautiful backdrop for our pictures. The dining room chandeliers also made great additions to our photographs.
We had a cocktail reception with several hor d'oeuvres and a seated dinner. For both, we got to choose from a large variety of food and drink options, which were prepared by Sequoia's in-house catering team. All of the food was delicious, and several guests told us that it was one of the highlights of the wedding.
All-in-all, Sequoia was everything we were looking for and more! Excellent staff, delicious food, and a beautiful and timeless space. We would highly recommend to anyone.
Sequoia DC What a venue!!!! Great for weddings!
To work with Lila Dougly the Private Events Director, was the best experience in the entire wedding process. Her vast knowledge of weddings and the venue made it easy to navigate the needs of the bride and the family. She had genuine concern for the brides wishes and feelings about the experience. We were treated like royalty when we visited the event space, and any questions or concerns we had were handled promptly and carefully. She was there for all meetings and the day of the event. I cannot say enough about her professionalism and her kind character.
We had the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception at the restaurant. The timing for all of these were perfect. The wait staff was excellent, flawless execution. The food was excellent, well beyond typical wedding food. We had a full bar, signature drinks, hors d'oeuvres for the cocktail hour, salad, main course, and as we danced into the evening, dessert bar and espresso martinis. Everything was wonderful. The staff also helped with the set up, and the room looked amazing. We had an evening wedding, the venue over looks the Potomac and the Kennedy Center, beautiful views! They were able to accommodate a live band and DJ, and live music for the ceremony and the cocktail hour.
If you're looking for modern elegance, smooth planning process, great food and drinks, this is it. Thank you, Lila and thank you Sequoia!
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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!
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.
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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