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Venues in Washington, DC,
(202) 333-3011
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4.9 out of 5
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    Marina P.

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  • 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! 

    Kathleen S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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 ... Read more

    Kathleen G.

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I got married at Sequoia on June 19th, 2021! My guests are still talking about how amazing the food, drinks and views were for the reception. I started working with Tatum in September and she was absolutely wonderful to work with. Tatum made the planning and coordination seamless for me. I can't thank the team at Sequoia enough for making my special day perfect! We can't wait to come back to Sequoia this summer for some more blueberry mojitos on the patio!

    Kirsten H.

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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 a... Read more

    Katrina A.

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  • Event manager Tatum made my daughter's 3rd rescheduled wedding date a breeze. The team gave 120%, the view and pictures on the water were stunning and every detail was covered. Plus, the food was perfection. Thank you to the entire team. Sequoia made the wedding memorable!!!

    Mary R.

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    5 out of 5
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  • My daughter got married at Sequoia on 10/26/19. The venue was perfect, the food delicious, service was spectacular and the views were amazing. The light fixture across the dance floor is spectacular in photos. The caterer Tatum J was unbelievable. She is so easy to work with and accommodating. I don't think I heard her say no to anything. Chris our concierge for the night made sure every need or wish was taken care of. Our guests were blown away. You cant go wrong having your wedding here.

    Leah R.

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    5 out of 5
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  • I am a covid bride who was married this past September. Given that we were trying to plan our special day in such scary and uncertain times, everything about it was significantly harder than it should have been... but we were determined to be married! When we learned that our wedding venue cancelled on us exactly 1 month before our wedding day, there was no time to panic, we just had to jump right in and figure something out. That’s where Tatum Jelinek and Sequoia came in. We met with Tatum a day or two after receiving the news from our original venue. Upon the conclusion of our first meeting, my now-husband and I couldn’t stop raving about how innovative, driven, and organized Tatum was - she had a plan for EVERYTHING. Our original venue relied heavily on us to to tell THEM what they need to do to make a safe, socially distant and covid-friendly wedding happen... which felt totally backwards. But when we met with Tatum, she walked us through every single detail of how successful ... Read more

    Melissa S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • I'm originally from the DC area, so I had always associated Sequoia with amazing food and atmosphere. When I first got engaged, I started researching venues and Sequoia came up - I hadn't been there since their recent remodel, and I was so excited to find that the modern, but still elegant vibe was 100% what I was looking for. The glass light installation is incredible and so unique- I didn't find any other venues with anything like it. I knew that my wedding would stand out and be extremely memorable for all my guests. I also cannot say enough good things about Lila Dougly - she went so above and beyond to make sure we had the smoothest, most comfortable experience. Lila and Sequoia have stood out, among all my vendors, as the absolute best to work with. Lila has been so warm, welcoming and responsive to all my questions. And what sealed the deal is the incredible food! Every single thing we tried was incredible, especially the Chilean sea bass and the crab cakes which were the b... Read more

    Lea C.

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    5 out of 5
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  • **Updated post-wedding review: We got married in October and it could not have been more perfect. Everyone felt safe and comfortable with the safety precautions that were in place. They did a wonderful job with this. The staff was incredible. They were professional, courteous, and efficient. Several of our guests commented on this throughout the night and the next day. We were very impressed with their level of service. The food was SO good. Several of my other vendors expressed their excitement about the wedding being at Sequoia because of how good their food is. When our guests talk about our wedding, it usually starts with how beautiful the restaurant is, how incredible the staff was that night, and then a rave review about the food. The food, the drinks, and the atmosphere are unmatched. I can't say enough about Tatum, the event planner. Her support and kindness during the process of moving our wedding (see below) meant so much to us. She was there the night of the wed... Read more

    Eleanor P.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Words cannot express how thankful we are for Tatum and Sequoia. Tatum was BEYOND helpful in what should have been a much more stressful time with planning, replanning, replanning and more replanning. We were originally supposed to have our wedding in early June, but decided to postpone it to September... and even then we had to reduce our original party size multiple times from 100+ to 50 to 30 to 20 people. Tatum was so patient and helpful while we tried to figure out our plans, worked through every single detail with us and was in constant communication with us (answering 100s of my emails, phone calls...etc!!). My husband and my family told me that they were amazed at how relaxed I was throughout our whole wedding day and I remarked that it was because I knew Tatum was taking care of everything at Sequoia and I knew I had nothing to worry about!  Sequoia did such a wonderful job putting our families/guests and our worries about a group gathering at ease with their safety precauti... Read more

    Kareem B.

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had one of the best experiences with the team at Sequoia that I could have wished for. We decided to do a small wedding dinner instead of the bigger reception we had planned for Thanksgiving 2020 due to COVID. I reached out to the team at Sequoia, headed by Tatum Jelinek (director of catering), to talk to her about a possible event for Labor Day weekend. She told us the availability and held the spaces for us for a few days until we were able to decide what would work better for us. She worked with us on every detail of the menu and setup. She even did a group video call with my wife and I so we could see the spaces and decide which one was best for us. Tatum was really amazing and went above and beyond expectations. She even saved us at the last minute on the day of our dinner when the Bluetooth speakers we brought failed us, she swooped in with an extra set. We couldn't say enough good things about Tatum and the team at the Sequoia.

    Jessica Z.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Sequoia is a beautiful venue for any kind of celebration with its waterfront views, high ceilings, delicious food, and impeccable staff. We booked Sequoia for our April 25, 2020 wedding, but unfortunately had to cancel the event due to COVID-19. Lila, the catering sales manager, was by our sides every step of the way and she was truly a joy to work with. From the second we reached out to inquire about our wedding date, to touring the venue, to signing the contract, to our food tasting, and our eventual cancellation, Lila was there for us. She handled our frantic emails and emotions with grace and care, and we always felt taken care of. We did have the option to rebook for a later date or receive a refund of our deposits and we chose the refund. We were so relieved to have been given the option to receive a refund because we have many non-refundable deposits with other vendors that we are unsure how we will be able to use. Sequoia’s accommodating policy and the absolutely delightful L... Read more

    Mary A.

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  • We have not had the wedding yet but we have had the tasting and several calls and questions. Tatum always responds promptly and has been extremely accommodating to our requests. Much better than the other vendors we considered.

    Laura

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  • Quaid and his team at Sequoia were top notch! The view, the food, and the space were perfect. We were so lucky to find this gem of a spot as well a a gem of an event manager in Quaid. We truly had the best day of our lives and in large part it was due to Sequoia.

    Sally J.

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We worked with Quaid Coxsey at Sequoia to honor a non-profit leader with a reception and seated dinner. Location and space were perfect, food was awesome. Very professionally managed - from a great tasting to final menu selection, numbers and details. Would definitely book again.
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