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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


    Kimberly

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  • Toolbox is a beautiful, fun, and edgy space to have an event, located right in the heart of DC. The versatile space can be transformed into a magical atmosphere using lights, candles, table linens, and flowers, etc. I hosted a party for 70 at Toolbox and couldn't have been more pleased with the space and team that helped make the night a great success. The Toolbox manager, Irina, was so easy and professional to work with, offering a list of vendor choices and party ideas and helping set up and manage the evening. Highly recommend Toolbox for an event! It's managed by professional,

    Matt

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  • Toolbox and Irina are superb. The space speaks for itself ... but our friends and family insisted on telling us how much they enjoyed it (urban and romantic). Irina provided the flexibility necessary to essentially do anything we needed with the space. Flexible drop-off time, ample storage and staging space ... and we were able to pick up our things the next day (so weren't running around that night taking stuff home--this is HUGE!). Also, the venue is yours! You don't share the building with anyone else. Its just you, your spouse, and your family and friends. Irina was incredible. She was flexible, provided guidance and previous best practices in her space and allowed us to use outside vendors to customize as we needed. They have done so many weddings and events there, Toolbox had hundreds if not thousands of photos on Irinia's iPad so you don't have to "think" about what an idea looks like in ToolBox, they will actually pull up an HD photo of it. Perfect location for a wedding... Read more

    Chelsea

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  • I wish I could give Toolbox and Irina ONE MILLION stars!!! Choosing this venue was the best decision we could've made. Irina is warm, professional, hard working, and I'm convinced she has magical powers - our wedding turned out PHENOMENAL - thanks to her! Right from the start Irina made us feel comfortable and part of the "Toolbox family". I truly mean this when I say she made the wedding planning process easy. We trusted her implicitly and she took all our stress of wedding coordination away. She was helpful with referrals to vendors such as catering companies and DJs. She knows every nook and cranny of the space and was open to incorporating our ideas. This wedding venue is a total hidden gem - tucked away in an alley it's a gorgeous old building with a lot of history. The layout is very neat and the materials of the floor, ceiling, etc. make for a homey ambiance. I cannot imagine having our wedding anywhere else. We had ~75 guests for a buffet dinner and Irina made sure the whole ev... Read more

    Chen

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  • Our wedding at Toolbox was PERFECT! We fell in love with this cute art studio the first time we visited and decided to hold our wedding there right away. On top of everything, Irina was the BEST! She was very professional, responsive, and super helpful in making my vision come true. It is definitely a hidden gem in the heart of DC and we would highly recommend it to every happy couple who wants to have a once-a-life-time, memorable and best big day EVER!

    Emily

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  • This venue was a perfect fit for us! We were looking for a romantic take on an industrial vibe and the Toolbox met and exceeded every expectation. Irina is a gem! She is kind, accommodating, and knowledgeable and will do whatever she needs to do to make the event everything you envisioned. We could not be happier with the venue and with Irina. It was a perfect day!

    Pamela

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  • My husband and I were married here. Clean space with unique feel. No strings to caters and rental companies, you have the ability to mix and match with no hidden fees (adds to the personal touch). You have the ability to pay for a few parking spots offsite (but very close to the venue) for your wedding party and special guests. The venue also comes with a few rentals. Finally, there is Irina. She is worth her weight in gold. Very responsive (responds within the hour), professional, and flexible. I couldn't ask for a better coordinator. PERFECT.

    User6720179

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  • Toolbox was the very first venue we visited when starting to plan our wedding. We immediately fell in love with the space, and as an added bonus we fell in love with Irina, Toolbox's incredible event coordinator. Irina was always kind, patient, extremely responsive, flexible and honest. Toolbox has a packed wedding calendar yet she never let us feel ignored or neglected, even when we had the tiniest question she might have just forgotten about in the midst of her busy schedule. She made the planning process so much easier than it might have been had there not been a person on site to answer questions and make suggestions. She also helped us assemble a team of awesome vendors (caterer, DJ) who knew the space well, so everyone could work together to make our wedding run smoothly and seamlessly. Chances are we would have picked Toolbox in any event. It is so beautiful and unique. You can make the place your own or you can do very little by way of decorations and still have an absolutel... Read more

    Abbey

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  • Had my wedding here on 3/26/16 and Irina was amazing! She was a pleasure during the entire process and really helped in making my vision and dream wedding come true! The space is cool, different and in my favorite part of DC. I loved everything about Toolbox and would recommend it to anyone!

    Rachel

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  • This place was amazing. The venue is to die for and the event manager, Irina is absolutely fantastic. I can't say enough about how professional and calming and on top of things she is. And she is super nice. My day was absolutely perfection and I owe that all to her. She makes every single penny worth it! The venue is beautiful and it gave us a unique feel for our big day which is exactly what we were going for. I could not be happier.

    Christina

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  • Toolbox is a beautiful venue. As soon as we saw it, we knew we wanted to have our reception there. It was decorated so beautifully for Christmas with stars and lights everywhere and we were able to choose the art that we wanted on the walls. The physical space of Toolbox is great, but in addition to that, Irina made our wedding reception truly special. She made sure that everything went smoothly and that we had nothing to worry about on the day of the wedding. She was easy to work with throughout the entire planning process and was very responsive. The reception was everything I had hoped for! I highly recommend Toolbox. We loved it!

    Tracy

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  • The Toolbox is a very unique, hidden gem in Washington DC. My guests told me they felt like they were in a secret neighborhood spot that nobody else knew about. The manager, Irina, was a true joy to work with. She is very creative and full of energy. She made my event one of a kind and it felt very personal to me. Thank you so Irina for all of her hard work, above and beyond what was expected.

    User4922108

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  • The Toolbox was the perfect venue for our wedding. We wanted an urban setting, intimate feel, and an industrial/unique environment. The Toolbox offers all of this and more. We were able to have our ceremony upstairs, cocktail hour downstairs, dinner upstairs, and dancing downstairs. It was a seamless transition and the guests were happily drinking, eating, and dancing! We had a donut truck roll into the alley after dinner, which was a HUGE hit! And to top it all off, the venue comes with Irina!! She is extremely organized, communicates immediately, and helped our day go off without a hitch. We couldn't have done it without her. Book The Toolbox if you want a wedding you and your guests will not forget. It's awesome!

    Morgan

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  • Irina is amazing and completely dedicated to helping you have the best event possible! As long as your event can handle guests being split between two floors (this was perfect for dividing the craziness of the dance party and the calmness of dinner for our guests), then this place is awesome! Definitely encourage everyone to get there via metro or Uber as there is no parking, but the location is so incredibly accessible that it shouldn't be an issue for most folks. All of our guests are still talking about how great the venue was, and when it rained all day we sure were glad we picked an all-indoor space!

    User6491401

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  • I looked into A LOT of venues for our wedding, but as soon as I saw Toolbox I knew it was perfect for us. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous and I loved the two story layout- we had the ceremony upstairs, cocktail hour downstairs, dinner upstairs, and reception downstairs. It worked really well for us to have everything in the same space, especially as DC weather can be tricky. As we were on a strict budget, it was important to me to be able to provide my own alcohol, etc. to cut down on costs- this was a no go for most venues we looked at, but Toolbox was fine with it. We loved the privacy and intimacy of the alley and the art/lighting is amazing. We didn't do any decorating because the space is so gorgeous. Irina was by far the best part of this venue. We were hesitant about spending so much on the venue, but working with Irina sold us. She is amazing at her job and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. She might be the most communicative/responsive/profe... Read more

    User6427048

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  • Toolbox is an incredible venue unlike anything you will find in the DC area. We were able to have the ceremony in the beautiful second floor, move to the downstairs art gallery for cocktail hour, and then use the entire venue for the reception. It made for an incredible environment that we loved. Irina, the events coordinator, is incredibly kind and a real pleasure to work with. She responds immediately to questions, and was available on multiple occasions for us to drop by and talk about layout, decorations, flow, etc . She assured us that everything would go smoothly and she coordinated most of the day-of logistics. When the day came, everything worked, and Irina was a big part of the reason why. If you do use Toolbox, just be aware of the restrictions so that you can navigate them early on. There is no running water and there are restrictions on open flames and any kitchen equipment that produces smoke. These are things caterers can deal with if they're aware of them. Also, for ... Read more

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