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Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$24 starting price
Reception
$1,500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar
$24 starting price

About

On WeddingWire since 2011

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鈥檒l 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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
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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

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

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
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
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
140 Reviews
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  • Average response time
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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98% Recommended by couples

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Sarah R. Married on 10/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Sequoia's the Complete Package!

My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at Sequoia in mid-October and could not have been happier with our experience! Lila, Sequoia's Private Event Manager, was a delight to work with and was our point of contact from day one. Throughout the planning process, Lila and her team were incredibly responsive, accommodating, and helpful. Lila was present for our tasting and final walkthrough, and even provided us with an extensive list of vendors, from which we chose our fabulous band 24K.

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.
Sharon
Sharon S. Married on 09/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Sequoia DC What a venue!!!! Great for weddings!

This is on the Georgetown waterfront, and the location and space is stunning, modern, and romantic. It's fresh, and spacious and can be converted for any size wedding.

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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Ben M. Married on 10/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Perfect Night

We knew Sequoia was the spot for us the second we walked in, the space is absolutely gorgeous. Lila was our point of contact and she was an absolute pleasure to work with, her team was very responsive and helped make our day very special. Ruben and Lila managed multiple vendors and put on a seamless ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, along with a team of high quality servers and bartenders! All our guests were blown away with the quality of the food and drinks. If you are looking for a truly beautiful venue on the Georgetown waterfront where everything is taken care of by an exceptional group of people, please look no further than Sequoia! Additionally, the complimentary suite at the Watergate was stunning. They were also able to seamlessly manage a wide range of guests with allergies and dietary preferences.
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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.

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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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Sequoia Restaurant frequently asked questions

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
Sequoia Restaurant includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Sequoia Restaurant includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Sequoia Restaurant for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront
Sequoia Restaurant offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Sequoia Restaurant offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Sequoia Restaurant offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
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
Sequoia Restaurant is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

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