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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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    mickie

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  • everything about Toolbox is perfect- the location, the gorgeous space inside( with exposed brick walls & big windows for natural light), the professional, friendly and helpful staff and owners who go above and beyond to create your ideal event. you will not find a space in DC with more character or style. it is a great event space for a wedding, corporate event, launch of a new product, special birthday party for family and friends, the list goes on and on!! you must come see the space- you will fall in love with it!

    Sarah

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  • Toolbox DC is an amazing a unique DC venue with a mix of vintage charm and modern aesthetics. Both our ceremony and reception were at Toolbox, we used the large pilates room upstairs and the entire downstairs for a 100 guest wedding with the smaller yoga room as catering staging. We had the ceremony upstairs, cocktails downstairs, a buffet dinner upstairs, then dessert food truck outside. There was good space for all guests while still feeling like a party. Irina Batchelor the event coordinator was such a pleasure to work with. She listened to our ideas and shared suggestions of the best way to make what we wanted work. She also suggested vendors where we had gaps and all her recommendations were amazing (seriously amazing). She made us feel at ease that no matter what happened she would (and did) deliver an amazing party for us. We really feel we are now a part of the Toolbox family.

    Jeff

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  • We absolutely loved Toolbox, and are so happy we decided to have our wedding there. A few things in particular that made it the right location for us: 1) Excellent location, right in the heart of Dupont Circle, but tucked in an alley so you feel you have some privacy. 2) It's a beautiful space. Two floors, and looks amazing. The pictures on this site look great, but still don't do it justice. And Irina (see below) will help you to decorate the way you want it to look. 3) IRINA! She helped us to plan and coordinate the ceremony and reception and she is fantastic. It made our lives so much easier knowing that we had a pro on the case. We are very grateful to Toolbox.

    Hannah

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  • Toolbox made the absolute perfect venue for our 200-person wedding reception. I can't speak highly enough about the space or the team. We were looking for something funkier than a traditional hotel or wedding venue and Toolbox's gallery vibe with its historic brick walls, reclaimed wood floors, and large glass staircase made for a modern and interesting space. We were even able to pick and choose which paintings by resident artist Kiril Jeliazkov we wanted to have hung and where. We used all three rooms at Toolbox for our party--the large downstairs gallery and the two upstairs pilates rooms (which were completely cleared out for us). For 200 people, the space was nicely full without feeling too crowded. There are also three bathrooms which worked perfectly for all of our guests. Toolbox is located in an alley behind Connecticut Ave and my only advice would be to encourage people to enter from 19th Street. It can be a bit hard to find but we liked the fact that it was tucked ... Read more

    Jennifer

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    5 out of 5
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  • I fell in love with Toolbox the moment I walked in and knew it would be the perfect place for our wedding. Aside from the amazing building and décor, Irina, the events manager for Toolbox is absolutely amazing. You will never find a more delightful and helpful person who is with you every step of the way and goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and satisfied and never worrying about anything. Irina will help you with everything, from picking vendors, setting up appointments, coordinating and emailing with vendors, arranging visits, picking out and setting up decorations and more. She is incredibly responsive whether calling, emailing or swinging by the venue. I never felt more comfortable or in better hands. Not only does she remember and take care of every detail but she is truly excited for your special day and wants it to be more amazing and wonderful than you can ever imagine. You will not find a more amazing venue in DC. We loved everything about Toolbox, fr... Read more

    Chad

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  • What a truly incredibly and magical venue! I can easily say that this was one of the best decisions - hands down- that we made for all of our wedding plans. The team at The Toolbox was BEYOND flexible and simply became members of our own family! Honestly, "customer service" doesn't even begin to explain the tremendous care and attention to detail we received throughout the nearly YEAR-long time frame worth of planning with this group. From the day one, we were welcomed into their space, treated with the utmost respect and actually felt like their team was just as invested in our special day as we were. Irina served as our event coordinator, counselor, confidant and best friend. We were taken aback by the fact that Irina wanted to make our day even better than what we could have imagined -- and even then, she over-delivered! Our wedding consisted of numerous moving pieces and Irina was on top of everything. From helping coordinate plans with the caterer,secure DC's best mixologist... Read more

    User4427400

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  • This is a beautiful and unique setting for a wedding, and an easy location for guests (near hotels, restaurants, etc.). However, the reason that we went with this venue is because Irinia, who coordinates all the events, was amazing. She was so helpful from day one-- gave me lots of great vendor suggestions, advised me on prices, was incredibly responsive, and calmed me down when I was stressed. The whole team there is great and works very hard. They always gave me all the time I needed to meet, talk, and look around the place on several occasions. Toolbox is very flexible and gives you the space to design whatever kind of look/feel you're going for, and they also have lot of creative suggestions. I never for one second worried about Irinia remembering all of the details or dropping the ball. I highly recommend it!

    Koki

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  • Toolbox was the perfect venue for our company's 10th Anniversary Party. Not only was the space itself gorgeous, Irina, the coordinator was a gem to work with. We had ~150 guests which fit the space perfectly for a cocktail-style event with dance floor. Irina gave us quite a few money saving tips which helped our overall bottom line and went above and beyond for us. Hope to work with her again soon, and will be suggesting to friends and colleagues.

    Breanna

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  • When we started this process the only thing we knew was that we wanted a space that "felt like us" (whatever that means) and allowed us to have a really good party without worrying about whether people would make it home safely. Toolbox easily accomplished both aims. The downstairs art gallery and upstairs pilates spaces created the perfect intimate and welcoming feel for our mid-sized celebration of approximately 75 guests. The space feels simultaneously cozy and inviting while accommodating all aspects of the wedding (ceremony, dinner, pictures and dancing). The building is located in an alley, which can make it a little hard to find, but if you ask a few friends to arrive early and guide guests from the street address on Connecticut Ave and the alley entrances, it is easy to get people seated on time. The space is so naturally beautiful and the artwork is so colorful that you could get away without spending any money on additional decorations. We added some uplighting down... Read more

    Kevin

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  • Toolbox is a BEAUTIFUL space, and it was the perfect venue and atmosphere for our wedding reception. In addition to the great space, Irina really went above and beyond what we expected, spending hours before and after the event making sure every detail was just right. She was extremely helpful at all times before, during, and afterwards. We got several compliments from guests about the space, and we can't imagine a better place to have a reception in the heart of DuPont Circle.

    Erin

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  • We could not have been more thrilled to work with Irina at Toolbox! The venue checked everything on our must-have list, and our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the space was. Irina was so wonderful and walked us through the space several times to make sure we could accommodate everything we wanted, and she was on-site the day before and all day of our wedding to receive vendors, help with setup, and make sure the wedding went off without a hitch! We're so glad we decided to have our wedding here! Highly, highly recommend!

    Dani

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  • Toolbox is one venue we knew NOT to go to because it would be the most expensive of all the places we've seen but like fools we went anyway lol. As soon as we saw those beautiful burnt orange doors and walked inside to those AMAZING hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and beams; we were SOLD! Irina's beautiful and warm smile definitely suckered us in too! From our first contact Irina was so relaxed, calming and reassuring that it would be an amazingly beautiful event and she was right. She allowed us to hold a couple of meetings in the space so our vendors could get a feel for it and replied to every email and text I sent without missing a beat. She didnt hesitate to offer her opinion on the minor decorative additions to the space to make it even more appealing. Toolbox is such a beautiful venue that it doesnt need much decorating - the only additions we made were a few uplights on the dance floor to tie in the red color scheme. What's super cool too is you're allowed to pick the ... Read more

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