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Toolbox Art Studio

1627 Connecticut Ave (Rear) NW (back alley af Connecticut Ave) * Enter the alley way at 1630 19th S
Washington, District Of Columbia, DC
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(202) 664-3837
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 57 Reviews


    Jessica

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  • We had both our ceremony and reception at Toolbox, and it was absolutely perfect. The space is a little pricey, but it's so architecturally beautiful that we didn't need to spend a ton of money on decorations. We decided not to get any decorations for the ceremony upstairs and to only do simple eucalyptus centerpieces for dinner, and I'm so glad we did. It was breathtaking upstairs. Alex was our point of contact leading up to the wedding, and he was full of ideas whenever we met with him. Our only issue was with the house manager that Toolbox hired for the day of the wedding - she had a negative attitude and wasn't as helpful as promised. In the end, it all worked out, and we're super happy we got married at Toolbox!

    Meredith

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  • We viewed what seemed like every possible wedding venue in DC. After stepping foot inside Toolbox, no other venue could compare. For anyone who is looking for a warm and cozy space to host a wedding that will be uniquely yours, this is it. In addition to the gorgeous exposed brick, hardwood floors, and stunning artwork, the service of the staff here is unmatched. During our original meeting with Alex, he showed us around the venue, and spent about 2 hours with us talking over options for decorating, sharing personal stories and laughter, and making us feel at home. In addition, he shared valuable money-saving advice to help reduce wedding costs. Did I mention this was BEFORE we had a contract? We also chose to hire Irina as our Day of Coordinator. This was the BEST decision we made for our wedding. If you're DIYing it, and it is your first wedding, you may have several questions about timelines, negotiating with vendors, etc. Irina and the Toolbox crew were always availabl... Read more

    Sunny

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    5 out of 5
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  • I don't even know where to begin with all these good (and only good) things to say about Toolbox. Irina was the event manager we worked closely with was simply amazing to work with. On our first meeting, she was providing information about the venue and walking us through a some of the successful weddings & events they've had. After we saw the venue, we canceled venue visits we had planned and immediately booked Toolbox. Throughout the 1 year period of planning, we've been in touch with Irina and Alex several times and they were so helpful and patient with us each and every time. We also ended up booking the DJ and Caterers they recommended and the wedding day was absolutely flawless in every sense. We hired Irina to be our day of coordinator. My bridesmaids were amazed with Irina's proactive attitude and how in-tune she was with our vision for decorations and set ups. I walked in to the venue for the ceremony, and then once again for entering cocktail hour feeling overwhelmed with joy... Read more

    Andrew

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had an incredible experience with the Toolbox from the moment we stepped in the door more than a year ago. First of all, the space is just beautiful and requires almost no additional decoration. It's cozy, comfortable, and versatile. We had 88 guests and it felt just right, but could easily have accommodated more without feeling overcrowded. It's also cool that food trucks can pull up outside, which we did for dessert. But what really sold us on the Toolbox was Irina Batchelor. Even before we decided to hold our wedding there, she was sharing tips and wedding planning advice to use anywhere. Throughout the yearlong planning process she was incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful. She made us feel confident that everything was coming together as it should. We so little stress about our event thanks to her! If you pick the Toolbox, also hire Irina as your day-of coordinator. You won't regret it. Everything will go smoothly and you'll have much less to worry about.

    Krista

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    5 out of 5
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  • This was the most dreamy, modern, fantastic venue! If you don’t want the quintessential DC stuffy columns and lots of ornate carpeting and drapery, this is your place! It’s magical and can be a blank canvas for anything you can imagine. I also had the pleasure of working with Irina, who truly made the experience for me. I can never thank her enough for making my wedding day come to life and go off without any problem. Love the Toolbox, book this venue!

    Emily

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  • Toolbox was perfect! The venue is unique and beautiful and everyone had a great time. Irina is amazing and made sure everything ran smoothly for us the night of. They also provided us with a list of vendors they like, but aren't required, and we used everyone they recommended.

    Mary

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  • I don't even know where to start. The whole team at Toolbox made us feel like our wedding was the utmost importance. We also really appreciated the great advice, troubleshooting, and consultation from Alex and Irina. The toolbox is a piece of art in and of itself so very little decorating is needed. We opted for a day of coordinator through Toolbox. We are so happy we did because Crystal Nkwocha was a life saver before, during, and after the wedding. Thank you so much for making our special day so magical!

    Ashley

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  • Best wedding venue EVER! Pretty sure every single one of my guests commented on how unique it was, how beautiful and elegant the brick walls and cafe lights were, and how awesome all the bright artwork is (and it gave guests something to look at pre-ceremony and during cocktail hour!). It is extremely easy to customize your wedding at this venue--mine was really small (but neither floor felt empty even with only 60ish people), but with two floors and three rooms, it would be easy to do a larger event. The brick walls and hardwood floors go with whatever style of decor you want and you can choose all of your own vendors. They have a wide array of existing relationships with caterers, party suppliers, etc and each of my vendors said something to the effect of "Oh yeah, we love working with the staff at Toolbox." The staff at Toolbox itself is amazing--Irina in particular, but Alex, his wife, the bodyguards on-site during the event, etc are all so nice. Irina had so many suggestions and w... Read more

    Nicole

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    5 out of 5
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  • After looking at a ton of gorgeous, traditional wedding venues, I was feeling really confused and stressed out about finding a wedding venue that felt right for my husband and I. The second we walked in to Toolbox I was sold. The Toolbox is a really cool, industrial space that is hidden in Dupont Circle. Irina gave us a tour of the space and ended up suggesting that we consider doing a partial seated dinner with seating for 60% of guests. We didn't want to deal with seating charts and doing all of the traditional wedding motions and Irina was key in facilitating that. She had some fantastic ideas as to how to help the night run smoothly and everything ended up being perfect. The venue was gorgeous and the upstairs area sat 130 guests comfortably. The whole night was perfect. I absolutely recommend this space to anyone looking for something unique!

    Kasia

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  • We could not have asked for a better venue for our May 20, 2017 wedding!!! If you've been, you know the space is beautiful and far from your typical ballroom. Toolbox was perfect to bring our industrial glam look to life! Alex, Irina, and Crystal were a dream to work with! From day one - all the way through wedding day - their focused was on us, ensuring everything was perfect! They were always sharing wonderful vendors and ideas, but also allowed us to bring a lot of our own unique ideas to life. No matter how crazy the idea, they did everything to make it a reality. Our ceremony and reception would not have been uniquely ours, if not for Team Toolbox! We could not give a higher recommendation for those looking at Toolbox for a wedding, or any other type of event!!

    Tara

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  • Toolbox Art Gallery was high on our list when looking for a wedding venue in DC because of its location, its having two floors to work with for different parts of the reception, and because we wouldn't need to do much decorating as the space is great on its own. Once we visited Toolbox, it was catapulted right to the top of the list! The reasons were: 1. The space is awesome - warm and inviting with a bit of an edge (at least for DC) and great art. 2. Irina (works there, we hired her to be our Day Of Planner) - friendly, relaxed, accommodating, and on point! She cares about the space and about your party being a great time for everyone. I didn't have a moment's hesitation in trusting her to take care of everything and have our reception run smoothly. And on the day, everything ran beautifully and everyone had a great time and neither my husband nor I had to worry about a thing. 3. Irina - she is super supportive, responsive, and informed; gave us great suggestions throughout the ... Read more

    Carole

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  • Fantastic venue for our daughter's bat mitzvah party!! Everyone at Toolbox was so incredibly helpful and responsive. We can't imagine a better value or experience. We highly recommend Toolbox for your special event!!!

    Jane

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  • Toolbox Art Studio was the perfect place for our wedding. On our initial visit, Irina was friendly, warm, and super helpful. She even followed up in an email with a list of her recommended vendors (some of which we went with) and other logistical information that made the planning so much easier. Irina was also always easy to reach and extremely supportive and helpful. On our wedding day, Toolbox looked incredible. We really didn't have to do much decorating, as the space looks beautiful with the lights, exposed brick walls, and artwork downstairs. We highly recommend hiring Irina for the day of coordinator, as she took care of everything and made the ceremony and reception run smoothly. We couldn't be happier with our experience at Toolbox and highly recommend others use it for their events as well!

    Miriam

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  • Although we weren't able to use the Toolbox, we loved the venue and would have loved to have our wedding there. Alex was very accommodating and kind. The venue is beyond beautiful and has plenty of room for a small intimate wedding. Located in downtown D.C. it's in an amazing spot. Please consider the Toolbox for any of your events.

    David

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  • This was the first venue we toured, and it was the best. We loved the space and the flow between the two levels. There was some confusion at the start between the mangers, but we were able to work it all out with minimal stress. The house manager, Crystal, went above and beyond on our wedding day. She helped set everything up, dealt with issues when they came up -- like our guest book pen running out of ink, and made sure that all our guests were safe and having a good time. She made the day stress-free for my husband and me. We recommend Toolbox for your venue and ask for Crystal.

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