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:
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:
112 Reviews for Sequoia Restaurant
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Marina Petkas · Getting married on 05/10/2022
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!Sent on 10/29/2020
Kathleen Szleper · Getting married on 07/09/2021
Amazing Customer Service / So Easy to Reschedule!
Review 1 of 2: Pre-Wedding. Let me start by saying that their customer service is amazing! We worked with Tatum and she’s totally awesome, super professional, nice, has answers to absolutely everything... I really can’t say enough about working with her! We really wanted our wedding here so we decided to bite the bullet and shell out the $$$ (cause I’ll be honest, this place is NOT cheap!) This made us super nervous when COVID happened and it was clear we would have to reschedule our wedding. Ugh! what about fees?... would we get the same rate?... should we just cancel and see how things go?... WELL LET ME TELL YOU THEY WERE AWESOME! They are extremely flexible! There was no change of date fee, they made their cancellation policies more flexible, and they even kept our contract price the same! No extra fees of any kind, no revisiting of price due to inflation or change of day or time or anything (even though we shifted it out almost a whole year so normally the prices would have increased naturally due to inflation... but there was none of that!) It was REALLY AMAZING! So while we are still in the midst of being nervous at the idea of having a big wedding and everything that it will mean given the current state of the country, we do NOT regret reserving Sequoia, not for one second. We were met with “no problem” and “we can work with you on that”... and them honoring the contract and certain agreements we had despite the changes really solidified their credibility in our book and made us feel comfortable and safe at the choice we made of reserving The Sequoia. They really make you feel like they care about your big day in every way... kind of like you are VIP for them (at least until your wedding. Hahahaha). I will write another review once the wedding happens to give feedback on their performance and final thoughts but for now: BRAVO in every way!Sent on 08/15/2020
Kirsten Hartman · Getting married on 05/09/2021
Dream Venue and Service During COVID (& Before!)
There are a million venues in DC--and we looked at a lot of them!--but the second we toured Sequoia I knew it was perfect. We had the BEST experience with the events team, led by Tatum, planning our wedding. They went above-and-beyond for us in so many ways, including giving us a free dinner when my mom was in town so she could try all the food and wine after not being able to make the tasting. I joked that wedding planning was more fun than I expected and "too easy"... and then COVID happened. I heard horror stories about venues being difficult and I was nervous about the process when we decided to postpone our wedding. But, Sequoia could not have been more wonderful. Before we made our decision, they proactively communicated how things were going (and they kept their events staff employed so they were always available to communicate with!) and they let us reserve a free "backup" date should we need it. They also sent us the most amazing treats to lift our spirits during a difficult and stressful time! Once we decided to postpone, they immediately replied to my email and made us feel so at-ease. They locked in our new date (no extra charges, stipulations, or anything different than our original plan besides the year) and it could not have been easier. I was glad we chose Sequoia before COVID, but going through this experience of uncertainty and postponement with them made me even more sure it is the perfect place for us. Thanks to their easy communication, kindness, and flexibility I know our new wedding date at Sequoia will be better than ever.Sent on 08/13/2020
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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!