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Washington D.C. Wedding Reception Venues

Whether you are planning an intimate outdoor wedding or a formal reception for 300 guests, our list of Washington DC Wedding Reception Venues will help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

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Occidental Grill and Seafood

From business functions and graduations, to rehearsals, receptions & personal get togethers Occidental Grill and Seafood is an elegant DC dining icon. Our private dining rooms exemplify the city's classic ambiance while the chef's menus evoke your taste buds with a modern twist on American favorites

Rating:
Cuisine:
American
Price:
$31 to $50
TTl. Capacity:
200
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Event Center & Terrace
200110
The Monument Room
200150
Presidential Rooms (East and West)
8060

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  • Georgetown | American | $$$$
  • Location and atmosphere make 1789 Restaurant the perfect choice for private events. It has all the charm of an elegant country inn, and is situated right in the heart of Georgetown.

    Private rooms are available for luncheons, dinners, weddings, business meetings and cocktail receptions.
  • Total Capacity: 56 | Middleburg Room: 56 | John Carroll Room: 60 | Garden Room: 18 | F.Scott's: 125
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  • Penn Quarter | Contemporary American | $$$
  • Both private & semi-private spaces are available for groups of any size. We have one small private dining room that holds 12 people comfortably. Our Corner View room can seat 22 people. We have semi-private larger areas that are defined by large columns and architectural features.
  • Total Capacity: 300 | Corner View: 22 22 | Inner Curve: 60 52 | Private Dining Room: 14 12 | Memorial View: 40 36 | The Lounge: 60 30
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  • Downtown | Creole / Cajun / Southern | $$$
  • For all your private entertaining, the light and elegant interior of Acadiana has a variety of flexible options. We have two private dining rooms that combined, can accommodate up to 175. Custom 3-4 course menus begin at $40/person. An array of passed hors d’oeuvres is also available.
  • Total Capacity: 175 | Lake and Bayou Rooms: 175 50
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  • Dupont Circle | Mediterranean | $$
  • AGORA offers modern Turkish cuisine served tapas style. Our private second floor Şölen room provides the perfect setting for events up to 50 for a seated dinner or 80 for a standing reception.
  • Total Capacity: 230 | Şölen Room: 80 50 | Main Dining Room: 150 100
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  • Capitol Hill | American | $$$
  • Art and Soul offers guests a chic setting in which to meet and connect. With celebrated two-time James Beard Award winning Chef Art Smith as chef/owner, this Capitol Hill power spot has received national and local acclaim for its "Food for the Soul" - modern regional cuisine with southern accents.
  • Total Capacity: 500 | Private Dining Room: 80 50 | Outdoor Patio: 120 55
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  • Georgetown | Contemporary Mexican | $$
  • Parties of 10 or more should book through Bandolero's event coordinator, Zoe Walpole. Bandolero has a spacious upstairs dining room that accommodates up 70 seated and 150 for a standing reception. Please contact us to discuss menus and pricing for group dinners and half- or full buyouts.
  • Total Capacity: 300 | Private Dining: 150 70 | Bandido Room: 40 30
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  • Dupont Circle | Contemporary American | $$
  • Contemporary and urban, BB&G complements the lifestyles of our dining guests by providing multiple atmospheres to choose from, private elegant wood paneled rooms reminiscent of a ship, most w/views and or private patio. Innovative cuisine w/ample holiday menus to suit varying budgets and tastes.
  • Total Capacity: 250 | BBG Room: 40 30 | Beacon Room: 110 70 | Beacon Overlook: 80 50 | Penthouse Rooftop: 25 | Overlook Patio: 50 35
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  • Capitol Hill | French | $$$
  • All type of private events welcome, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail etc. Green Room, up to 28 people Red Room, up to 42 people Rouge Room, up to 12 people Cacao Wine Bar, up to 50 people cocktail, receptions, happy hours etc. Private outdoor available.
  • Total Capacity: 42 | Green Room: 40 26 | Rouge Party Room: 20 16 | Red Room: 40 | Out Door Patio: 75 44 | Cacao Wine Bar: 50 16
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  • Downtown | Steakhouse | $$$
  • We have five exclusive private rooms located on a separate level from the main dining room. Our private rooms can accommodate sit down dinners for 9 to 300 guests and receptions for up to 500 guests. We also offer complete restaurant buyouts for up to 1100 guests.
  • Total Capacity: 526 | Atrium & Downstairs Private Bar: 300 200 | Boardroom 4: 75 55 | Boardroom 2: 35 24 | Boardroom 3: 45 35 | Boardroom 1: 60 40
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  • Dupont Circle | Spanish | $$$
  • Boqueria's unique dining spaces provide the ideal setting for a wide range of events, from seated dinners to cocktail style receptions.
  • Total Capacity: 150 | Private Dining Room: 35 32
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  • Downtown | French | $$$
  • Brasserie Beck offers two private dining rooms, the Brabo and Waterloo. Both private spaces accommodate 32 seated/35 reception style. Combined the space can accommodate 64 seated/85 cocktail reception. Beck's Chef's Table seats 10. Restaurant buyouts 200 seated/450 reception also available.
  • Total Capacity: 100 | Brabo & Waterloo Combined: 35 32 | Brabo: 35 32 | Restaurant Buyout: 450 200 | Chef's Tasting Table: 10 10 | Waterloo: 35 32
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  • Dupont Circle | Italian | $$
  • From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.
  • Total Capacity: 306 | Wine Room | General | Kitchen Table | Pope's Room
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  • Woodley Park | Italian | $$$
  • Second floor private dining area with full bar for parties of 40 or more. Semi private for smaller parties. Private dining area fits up to 75 people for sit-down dinner or 120 for buffet-style reception.
  • Total Capacity: 120 | Private Dining Room: 40
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  • Chevy Chase, DC | Steakhouse | $$$$
  • The Capital Grille offers private dining accommodations for up to 30 guests. From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private event.
  • Total Capacity: 30 | The Board Room: 12 12 | The Wine Room: 25 25 | The Chevy Chase Room: 30 30
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  • Capitol Hill | Steakhouse | $$$
  • Frequently cited as Capitol Hill's best private event space, Charlie Palmer Steak's private dining rooms can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 70 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 160 guests for a cocktail reception. Exclusive use of the main dining room can accommodate events of up to 200.
  • Total Capacity: 500 | Landscape Room: 30 20 | The Alcove and Lounge: 100 70 | Rooftop Terrace: 500 230 | Private Dining Room: 30 22 | Exclusive Use of the Entire Restaurant: 500 200
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  • Downtown | Global, International | $$
  • Our private dining rooms are perfect for smaller occasions of up to 12 guests, or may be combined for receptions for up to 28 seated guests. The full restaurant accommodates up to 200 for a seated dinner, or up to 350 people for a standing reception.
  • Total Capacity: 350 | Private Dining Room: 40 28 | The Patio: 250 80 | Lounge Area: 200 80 | Main Dining Room: 200 120
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  • Downtown | Contemporary American | $$$$
  • Chef Eric Ziebold's Award-Winning Restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. We offer Modern American cuisine inspired by French culinary techniques. Various event options are available for your next private celebration.
  • Total Capacity: 175 | The Gallery: 125 80 | The Wine Library: 22 | Restaurant Dining Room: 175 80
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  • Penn Quarter | American | $$
  • RAMMY Award winning Co Co. Sala hosts truly unique private events from 10 to 300 people. We have an array of spaces including the main lounge areas, the art gallery, rooftop with gorgeous views, patio garden, or the beautiful private dining room. Co Co. Sala allows for full or partial buyouts.
  • Total Capacity: 350 | Private Dining Room: 70 52 | Lounge Area: 150 80 | Rooftop: 300 150 | Art Gallery: 50 | Outdoor Garden Patio: 60
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  • Downtown | Seafood | $$$
  • DC Coast Restaurant and Bar offers Modern American food, wine and service with Art Deco touches in our private party rooms. We can customize any of your special events including business meetings, wedding rehearsals, company gatherings or simply quiet evenings with friends and family.
  • Total Capacity: 200 | DC Coast Wine Room: 50 50
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  • Downtown | Mediterranean | $$
  • Decanter is available for private events for up to 78 guests. Existing set up can be modified to accommodate smaller groups seated at banquettes and alcove tables.
  • Total Capacity: 150 | Decanter Main Dining Room: 150 78 | Decanter Private Dining Room: 14 14
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  • Dupont Circle | American | $$
  • Call us today to hear about our wide variety of private dining options! Firefly has two private dining rooms, in which we are able to accommodate a maximum of 34 seated and 40 reception style. We are also available for restaurant buyouts, accommodating up to 120 guests.
  • Total Capacity: 120 | Lounge/Living Room: 40 34 | Lounge/Living Room: 40 34 | Lounge/Living Room: 40 34 | Backwoods: 15 22 | Backwoods: 15 22
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  • Penn Quarter | American | $$
  • Food made fresh from scratch, and award winning beer brewed on the premise, Gordon Biersch offers the perfect location for any event.Groups as few as 10 or as large as 400 receive outstanding service and enjoy the classic architecture of this historic location which was once the Riggs Bank Building.
  • Total Capacity: 55 | Marzen: 40 30 | Mezzanine/Balcony: 50 40 | Main Dinning/Buy-Out: 400 297
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  • Downtown | American | $$
  • The Hamilton is located in the heart of downtown DC, with over 37,000 sq ft The Hamilton can accomodate events in a variety of of elegant and unique settings. The Hamilton LIVE is a state of the art music venue with tiered seating which is a perfect spot for private conferences and live performances
  • Total Capacity: 300 | The Loft: 175 75 | The Arboretum: 200 200 | The Hamilton LIVE: 500 280
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  • Dupont Circle | Italian | $$
  • La Tomate is the perfect space for group functions such as birthdays, showers, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and retirement parties. Customized or set menus are available. Our dedicated staff are ready to provide our guests quality service and excellent food.
  • Total Capacity: 65 | Upstairs Dining Room
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  • Adams Morgan | Contemporary American | $$
  • Our 150 seat dining room is open for lunch, dinner, private events, corporate gatherings, and plenty of things we probably haven't thought of. Our Event Director and Executive Chef will work with you to customize the perfect event experience for up to 300 seated guests or 800 standing guests.
  • Total Capacity: 800 | Private Events: 800 300
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  • Dupont Circle | American | $$
  • MStreet Bar & Grill's casual elegance is ideal for private events. Eclectic, creative cuisine make for memorable events. Private rooms include a glass atrium folly and rooms for up to 150 guests. Options from happy hour events to elaborate dining to worldly buffets to suit varied budgets and tastes.
  • Total Capacity: 120 | 21| M Lounge: 60 40 | 21|M Lounge Atrium: 35 30 | Private Banquet Room: 200 120 | Fireplace Dining Room | 21|M Lounge Patio: 40 24
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  • Dupont Circle | Contemporary American | $$
  • Madhatter provides the perfect casual setting for your event needs. From intimate dinners to grand networking events- we are your one-stop shop for a fun time- filled with great food, great drinks and great people!
  • Total Capacity: 300 | Upside Down Room: 35 24 | Conference Room: 50 35 | Mezzanine & VIP Lounge: 70 30 | Up Bar: 70 30 | Main Dining Room: 200 100
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  • Friendship Heights | Italian | $$
  • Give your guests a reason to celebrate. Whether you’re hosting a business meeting, holiday party, wedding event or birthday celebration, our expert team will ensure it’s executed flawlessly. Host your event in one of our rich, beautifully appointed banquet rooms and enjoy a fresh-made Italian feast.
  • Total Capacity: 260 | Private Dining Room: 260
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  • Dupont Circle | Korean | $$
  • Mandu offers 2 rooms for private dining that can seat up to 75 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.
  • Total Capacity: 75 | Main Dining Room: 75 50
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  • Downtown | Korean | $$
  • Mandu offers 1 room for private dining that can seat up to 50 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.
  • Total Capacity: 75 | Main Dining Room: 75 50
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  • Downtown | Italian | $$
  • Let us assist you in arranging your next special event at MCafe Bar. Whether utilizing our gorgeous private dining room or our larger restaurant space, it will be our pleasure to help you coordinate all the essential elements of your event in order to ensure an unforgettable affair.
  • Total Capacity: 200 | Private Dining: 200 110
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (F Street) photo
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  • Penn Quarter | Seafood | $$$
  • Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.
  • Total Capacity: 55 | Farragut: 40 | Boardroom: 18 | Lafayette: 36 | Fireside- Semi-Private: 55
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Mio Restaurant photo
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  • Downtown | Latin / Spanish | $$
  • Mio features multiple private dining areas available for functions during breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner. Enjoy Mio’s ambiance and maintain privacy from our spacious elevated dining room or semi-private dining room on the main floor.
  • Total Capacity: 200 | Full Restaurant Buy-Out: 200 120 | Lounge Bar Space: 40 20 | Semi Private Side Dining Room: 40 35 | Mezzanine: 70 60
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  • Dupont Circle | Mexican | $$
  • Mission can accommodate a wide variety of events and parties in our various bar and dining areas and on our spacious outdoor patio. We focus on making every event special, from casual birthday gatherings or happy hours to formal events and corporate receptions.
  • Total Capacity: 250 | Downstairs Dining Room | Upstairs Loft | Upstairs Bar | Downstairs Dining Room | Downstairs Bar
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  • Downtown | Steakhouse | $$$$
  • For those special occasions, Morton’s The Steakhouse offers luxuriously appointed private dining rooms and group dining accommodations. Our expert staff is dedicated to helping you plan the perfect event – whether it’s a business meeting, wedding reception or a birthday or bachelorette celebration.
  • Total Capacity: 128 | Celebrations | Business Meetings & Receptions | The Big Game | Weddings, Showers & Rehearsals | Morton's By Day
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  • Georgetown | Steakhouse | $$$$
  • For those special occasions, Morton’s The Steakhouse offers luxuriously appointed private dining rooms and group dining accommodations. Our expert staff is dedicated to helping you plan the perfect event – whether it’s a business meeting or a birthday celebration.
  • Total Capacity: 80 | Celebrations | Business Meetings and Receptions | The Big Game | Weddings, Showers & Rehearsals | Morton's By Day
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  • Downtown | American | $$
  • At Muze, our cuisine is approachable, locally sourced and served with an Asian flare. The restaurant offers varied comfortable private event options for your next special occasion.
  • Total Capacity: 200 | The Semi-Private Dining Room: 16 | Restaurant Dining Room: 175 80 | The Sun Porch: 80 20
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  • Downtown | American | $$$
  • From business functions and graduations, to rehearsals, receptions & personal get togethers Occidental Grill and Seafood is an elegant DC dining icon. Our private dining rooms exemplify the city's classic ambiance while the chef's menus evoke your taste buds with a modern twist on American favorites
  • Total Capacity: 200 | Event Center & Terrace: 200 110 | The Monument Room: 200 150 | Presidential Rooms (East and West): 80 60 | Truman Bar: 60 | Wine Room: 35 22
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  • Dupont Circle | Italian | $$
  • With private dining for up to 60 guests, we are a suitable destination from casual luncheon to stylish reception to formal sit-down dining. We can accommodate groups from 15 to 60 or a buyout for up to 120 for a sit-down event.
  • Total Capacity: 120 | Mezzanine: 90 60 | Two-story dining room: 160 120
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  • Downtown | American | $$
  • Steps away from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect location for your next event. From intimate dinners in the Cabinet Room to larger receptions on our Rooftop Terrace and Atrium. The Old Ebbitt Grill can accommodate events from 10-500 guests.
  • Total Capacity: 500 | Roof Terrace at Old Ebbitt Grill: 250 | Partial Atrium Dining Room: 200 125 | Full Atrium Dining Room: 500 250 | Oyster Bar: 60 | Cabinet Room: 75 50
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  • Penn Quarter | Contemporary American | $$
  • We offer a semi-private room for up to 30 people. We also offer two lounge spaces, one for 10-15 people and one for 30-35 people. For larger groups, we can accommodate up to 250-300 for a standing reception or 120 for a seated dinner.
  • Total Capacity: 300 | Semi Private Room: 33
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  • Dupont Circle | Steakhouse | $$$
  • The Classic American Steak House - Private Dining for parties of 15-80. Two private dinning rooms that will accommodate seated parties of 10-65 and reception parties of up to 100. Semi-private dinning for up to 80 people is also available. High Speed Internet is available.
  • Total Capacity: 80 | Private Dining Room A: 45 35 | Private Dining Room B: 32 22 | Private Dining A & B: 80 65
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  • U Street Corridor | American | $$
  • Host your next private event at Policy! This open and airy lounge space with unique graffiti art work and an outdoor patio creates a memorable event that your guests will always remember. Accommodating Happy Hours, Holiday Parties, Fundraisers, Social Events and Corporate events.
  • Total Capacity: 150 | Liberty Lounge: 150 70 | Buy Out: 250 122
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  • Penn Quarter | American | $$$
  • Poste Moderne Brasserie, an upscale contemporary brasserie located in downtown Washington DC, features modern American cuisine emphasizing fresh, local ingredients. Poste is accessed through a historic carriageway and makes its home in the original sorting room of the 1841 General Post Office.
  • Total Capacity: 48 | East Room: 65 48 | North East Room: 35 26 | South East Room: 25 16 | Chef: 10 | Chef's Garden Table: 20 12
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  • Dupont Circle | Organic | $$$
  • Restaurant Nora would like your private party to be a special and memorable occasion. We have made our private rooms warm, intimate spaces, with an abundance of natural light. Our menus offer choices, because your guests have a variety of tastes.
  • Total Capacity: 100 | Gallery Room: 75 50 | Garden Room: 22 22 | Wine Library: 40 32 | Parlor: 10 10 | Main Dining Room: 100 84
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  • Cleveland Park | Contemporary American | $$
  • Ripple has three dining rooms available for private dining, events or receptions. The main dining room can accommodate 60 people for dinner. Our back dining room seats up to 40 people. We also have a room that can accommodate 10 people for dinner.
  • Total Capacity: 60 | Main Dining Room: 60 | Back Dining Room: 40 | Dining Room: 10
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  • Georgetown | Italian | $$
  • Two beautifully renovated private spaces await you in the Heart of Historic Georgetown. You and your guests will be surrounded in the warmth and elegance of this converted 200 year old row house.
  • Total Capacity: 120 | Saturnia: 100 60 | Verona: 40 30 | Italia
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  • Foggy Bottom | Contemporary American | $$$$
  • Smaller parties can enjoy a more personal setting in the Private Dining Room, which can seat 30 for dinner and up to 40 for a reception. The Private Dining Room features a warm palette with shimmering lighting on wood and mirrored walls just perfect for intimate, private dining experience.
  • Total Capacity: 250 | Main Dining Room: 400 250 | Private Dining Room: 40 30
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  • Penn Quarter | Mexican | $$$
  • Rosa Mexicano's dramatic spaces are designed for affairs of all types, from large dinner parties and cocktail receptions to the most intimate of gatherings. To start planning your next event, please contact Janice Conner.
  • Total Capacity: 350 | Entire Restaurant Buy-Out: 350 200 | The Tomatillo Room: 50 40 | The Pomegranate Room: 40 30 | The Entire Space (Both Rooms): 120 80
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  • Dupont Circle | Continental | $$$
  • The Russia House is a uniquely warm and authentic dining experience located on the corner of Connecticut and Florida in the DuPont Circle neighborhood. Reminiscent of the era of the Tsars, our Russian-European elegance is the perfect place for a meeting of 10 or a reception of 400.
  • Total Capacity: 400 | Main Lounge/Tsars Bar: 70 42 | Piano Bar/New Hermitage: 95 55 | Winter Palace: 40 22 | Chef Table: 10 | Reserve House: 30 16
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  • Penn Quarter | Contemporary French | $$$
  • Planning a special celebration or event? We have a plan for you & now you have your own personal event planner. Whether it’s a bachelorette, bachelor, anniversary celebration for 10 of your closest friends or a corporate event for 350 of your best clients, your personal event planner will do it all
  • Total Capacity: 350 | Purple Room: 45 25
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  • Georgetown | Seafood | $$$
  • The Sea Catch Restaurant, located in the heart of Georgetown, is known for its fresh sea food, beautiful views of the C&O canal and unique dining spaces. Our flexible floor plan can accommodate groups of all sizes in our private and semi-private dining rooms and outdoor banquet facilities.
  • Total Capacity: 300 | The White Oak Ballroom: 175 120 | Ohio Room: 75 52 | Restaurant Buy Out: 300 250 | The Courtyard: 200 | Outdoor Deck: 60 30
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  • Penn Quarter | Asian | $$
  • Let SEI restaurant & lounge assist you with your next special event . It will be our pleasure to help you coordinate all of the essential elements to create an unforgettable affair.
  • Total Capacity: 125 | Private Lounge and Bar: 125
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  • Downtown | Steakhouse | $$$$
  • Locals know the “real” business of Washington often gets done over the dinner table. And on any given day, our steakhouse is a prime place to spot the wheels of democracy in action. The outside patio is perfect for cocktail receptions . You’ll find a variety of private rooms overlooking the city.
  • Total Capacity: 300 | Board Room: 12 | Skylight Ballroom: 300 150 | Grill Room: 45 25 | Flag Room: 100 80 | City View Room: 100 50
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  • Adams Morgan | Contemporary American | $$
  • The perfect venue to host your next function! Whether hosting a dinner, rehearsal dinner, holiday party, cocktail reception, birthday party, fundraiser, book signing, bridal or baby shower let Southern Hospitality assist in creating the perfect affair.
  • Total Capacity: 125 | Second Level Bar: 45 25 | Upper Level Left Dining Room: 75 40 | Upper Level Right Dining Room: 50 36
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  • Foggy Bottom | Contemporary American | $$
  • Complete with exposed brick, a private bar and versatile set up, the lounge at Tonic is the perfect place for your next private event. The lounge at Tonic can accommodate business meetings, office happy hours, holiday parties, sporting events, seated dinners, rehearsal dinners and much more!!!
  • Total Capacity: 120 | Tonic Restaurant @ Quigley's Pharmacy: 120 50 | Private Bar in the Lounge | Lounge View #3 | Seated Event in Lounge | Lounge view #2
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  • U Street Corridor | Contemporary American | $$
  • Our Experienced event coordinator will make your event special: private room and special offers for food and drinks are available.
  • Total Capacity: 25 | Private Dining Room: 25
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  • Downtown | Contemporary American | $$$
  • Vidalia, a Washington favorite for its regional American cooking with a Southern influence, offers some of the best private dining fare in the city. We have exemplary private dining for the most discerning of palates and work with all different budget levels.
  • Total Capacity: 60 | The Onion Room: 50 42 | The Wine Room: 30 21 | The Wine Bar: 60
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  • Downtown | Asian | $$
  • Let Zentan restaurant host your next event. Our professional staff and award-winning cuisine are sure to meet all of your catering needs. The stunning private rooms at Zentan can be used for business dinners, social events, promotional dinners, cocktail receptions and even full restaurant events.
  • Total Capacity: 180 | Zentan - Full Restaurant Buyout: 175 150 | Zentan - Full Restaurant Buyout: 175 150 | Donovan House and Zentan Full Rooftop Lounge: 150 75 | The Lions Den - Full Private Dinning Room: 75 65 | Zentan - Full Restaurant Buyout: 175 150

27 Additional Restaurants for Private Dining and Banquets

  • 14K Restaurant & Lounge
  • Downtown | Contemporary American | $$ | Total Capacity: 150
  • 14K a Contemporary American Bistro Restaurant can accommodate both private & semi-private parties. 14K is available for groups of any size up to 200. The main dining room can accommodate 50 people comfortably for semi-private dining and our lounge area can accommodate 75 people for receptions. We have semi-private areas that are defined by large columns, heavy curtains and architectural features. Also available is our outdoor terrace seating that is fully covered and heated for all seasons. Our Chef’s Table is available for up to 8 people. All menus can be customized to meet our guest’s culinary needs.
  • Ambar
  • Capitol Hill | Tapas / Small Plates | $$
  • Event Facility – up to 250 reception style
  • Ardeo + Bardeo
  • Cleveland Park | American | $$ | Total Capacity: 100
  • Ardeo's private dining room can accommodate parties up to 45 guests for dinner and 60 guests for a reception. Also when the weather is nice our roof terrace is available for parties. Please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
  • Georgetown | French | $$ | Total Capacity: 60
  • Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar offers 3 private rooms for seated dinners, cocktail receptions and buffets whether for an intimate dinner with friends, a large corporate banquet or to have the entire restaurant all to yourself.
  • Cafe Du Parc
  • Downtown | French | $$$ | Total Capacity: 35
  • Please ask the Restaurant Manager for an email of the Private Event Menu for group lunches, dinners, and cocktail receptions. We welcome private parties up to 35 people. We could also accommodate your group at our courtyard, weather permitting. Please inquire for availability.
  • Casa Oaxaca
  • Adams Morgan | Contemporary Mexican | $$ | Total Capacity: 70
  • We offer a private dining area for up to 50 guests for a full menu sit down dinner and up to 70 guests for a cocktail reception. Restaurant buy-outs are also available for up to 130 guests.
  • Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
  • Georgetown | Contemporary American | $$ | Total Capacity: 200
  • Think of a reason to party and we can make it happen. Whether a small seated event or a large cocktail reception, we can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our private dining room has its own bar and seats 65. Our patio offers unique outdoor space for entertaining groups up to 200 in the spring, summer, and fall. Please contact our Private Event Director, Amy Foster, at party@chefgeoff.com for menus and details.
  • Chef Geoff's Downtown
  • Downtown | Contemporary American | $$$ | Total Capacity: 48
  • Staging a star performance? Cast Chef Geoff's Downtown as your partner. Whether a small seated event or a large cocktail reception, we can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our two private dining rooms seat up to 48 and the entire restaurant can be reserved for as many as 300 guests. For more information please contact our Private Event Director, Amy Foster at party@chefgeoff.com, for more information.
  • Clyde's of Chevy Chase
  • Friendship Heights | American | $$
  • Semi-private cocktail reception space is available in The Race Bar. Limited availability for semi-private sit down dining.
  • Corduroy
  • Downtown | American | $$$ | Total Capacity: 40
  • Corduroy offers two private rooms. One room can seat up to 16, the other can seat up to 24 and they can combine to seat 40. The entire restaurant can be made available for a sit down dinner for 100 or a cocktail reception for 200.
  • Equinox - DC
  • Downtown | Contemporary American | $$$ | Total Capacity: 110
  • Equinox can provide an artfully designed and relaxed environment for you to host your next function for parties of 12 or more.
  • Founding Farmers - DC
  • Foggy Bottom | American | $$$
  • Founding Farmers includes is a second floor mezzanine level that is ideal for special events/parties or corporate events and can accommodate 100 comfortably seated for dinner or 120 for a standing reception. There are no fully private rooms.
  • Lincoln - DC
  • McPherson Square | American | $$$ | Total Capacity: 350
  • Lincoln Restaurant offers two stunning private dining rooms that each seat up to 50 guests. Our private dining rooms may be combined for dinners or receptions to accommodate up to 100 guests. Restaurant buyouts also available at Lincoln for up to 350 guests.
  • Mate
  • Georgetown | Sushi | $$ | Total Capacity: 250
  • Our unique space offers multiple options for gatherings and receptions. Our team has a stellar track record in organizing events of all sizes, and our attention to detail all but guarantees a fun and successful event no matter what the requirements. Maté offers semi private spaces as well as full restaurtant buyouts with capacities ranging from 10 to 250 guests.
  • Meze Restaurant
  • Adams Morgan | Mediterranean | $$ | Total Capacity: 150
  • Private GoldRoom is available for sit down dinner up to 50 people.
    Open Bufet dinner , coctail parties, receptions , birthday parties etc. up to 150 people
  • Neyla
  • Georgetown | Mediterranean | $$ | Total Capacity: 80
  • A fabulous combination of artistic lighting elements and silk drapery adorn our restaurant.
    Buy-outs: Neyla may be used to host a cocktail reception for up to 250 guests and 200 for a seated dinner.
    Our private dining room (Tent Room) is decorated in Mediterranean tones that are reminiscent of a Romanesque villa. The TENT ROOM may be used for up to 80 guests for a standing reception and up to 70 guests for a seated dinner. The TENT ROOM is available to host your next event. Let us assist you in enhancing our spaces with customized floral arrangements and additional décor.
  • Oyamel
  • Penn Quarter | Mexican | $$ | Total Capacity: 75
  • We offer a private dining room that accommodate up to 50 guests and cocktail reception up to 75 guests.
  • Proof Restaurant
  • Penn Quarter | Contemporary American | $$ | Total Capacity: 15
  • Although we do not have a private space, Proof offers seating for large groups in our dining room with a contract. For parties of 9-20 guests, we offer a 3 course menu beginning at $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). For groups of 20 or more, we require a food and beverage minimum, which depends on the date and time you are looking to host the event. A full restaurant buyout is available for groups of 50 or more, where we can offer both a seated dinner, or a passed hors d'oeuvres/cocktail style reception.

    Proof can seat up to 15 guests at one table in the dining room; groups larger than this will be split into tables seated next to each other. We are able to seat 85 guests, with room for 125 standing.
  • Rasika West End
  • West End | Contemporary Indian | $$$ | Total Capacity: 40
  • We offer three private dining room options.
    The Library Room seats up to 36 guests for a sit down dinner and Stand up reception for 60 guests.
    Window view Private room seats up to 10 guests.
    Glass enclosed Private Dining Room in the Kitchen seats up to 8 guests.
  • Rasoi Indian Kitchen
  • Downtown | Indian | $$ | Total Capacity: 50
  • Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.
  • RIS
  • West End | American | $$$ | Total Capacity: 95
  • RIS has three beautiful spaces to host every event from business meetings to rehearsal dinners. We are also available for buyouts.
  • Rosa Mexicano - Chevy Chase
  • Chevy Chase, DC | Mexican | $$$ | Total Capacity: 200
  • Our family style parties accommodate 10-20 guests in the main dining room. We have a private room for sit-down dinners or cocktail receptions. The restaurant is also available for buyouts. We offer off-site catering for parties of any size.
  • Stone's Throw Restaurant & Bar
  • Woodley Park | Contemporary American | $$ | Total Capacity: 75
  • Stone’s Throw features a chef's table and four private dining rooms. The Mica, Slate and Granite private dining rooms can each accommodate up to 12 guests in a boardroom style or combine these rooms to create a large private dining space seating 36 guests for dinner or 75 guests reception style. Our larger private dining room, the Limestone, can accommodate up to 16 people. Our chef's table has an unrestricted view of our open-air kitchen and can seat between 14-20 people.
  • The Tavern at the Henley Park
  • Downtown | American | $$ | Total Capacity: 100
  • Celebrate the rich traditions of Washington DC at the historic The Tavern at the Henley Park. We are the perfect setting for intimate showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions, and business meetings.
  • Thunder Grill
  • Capitol Hill | Southwest | $$ | Total Capacity: 150
  • THE MEZZANINE Offers views of the U.S. Capitol and the Main Hall, and accommodates 70 guests for seated events, and 100 guests for standing receptions. Can be used in conjunction with America’s Capitol Wine Rooms, increasing capacity to 100 for seated events, and 150 for standing receptions. THE MAIN HALL & MAIN HALL ALCOVE Seating in the midst of Main Hall’s grandeur, or in the hidden alcove. Accommodates 70 guests for seated events and 100 guests for standing receptions. The alcove will accommodate 25 guests for seated events. THE EAST HALL ALCOVES Semi-private spaces which extend into historic East Hall, each alcove accommodates 20 guests for seated events. Can be used in conjunction to accommodate 60 guests for standing receptions. THE UPSTAIRS MAIN DINING ROOM Accommodates 120 guests for seated events, and 150 guests for standing receptions.
  • Tortilla Coast - Capitol Hill
  • Capitol Hill | Southwest | $$ | Total Capacity: 200
  • The Rio Room-A fully private and inviting space, subtle in decor with warm tones of the Southwest. Perfect for seated events up to 40 people or cocktail receptions up to 50 The Mayan Room - A semi-private space with a festive atmosphere. Perfect for intimate seated events up to 12 people or cocktail receptions up to 20 The Mesa Deck -A semi-private reception area brightened with floor to ceiling windows. Perfect for seated events up to 65 people or cocktail receptions up to 120 people. The Lower Deck -A semi-private reception area adjacent to our Bar space brightened with windows. Perfect for seated events for up to 25 people. “The Half Restaurant”-Use the entire Lower Deck and Bar for events up to 175 people. Great for fundraisers, holiday parties and large social gatherings “The Whole Enchilada” Use the entire restaurant for a private dinner or cocktail party for 200+. Our lively and colorful atmosphere is perfect for eating, dancing and entertainment!
  • Vinoteca
  • U Street Corridor | Contemporary American | $$$
  • The upstairs lounge at Vinoteca is a versatile and cozy space, equipped to handle a wide range of private events. With its Old World décor, soft candlelight, enchanting chandeliers, and mellow wine cellar feel, the lounge provides guests with a captivating and unique venue in which to create a memorable event. It is furnished with vintage couches, chairs, and tables. Depending on the type of event, the lounge can be rearranged to allow for the best experience possible. The space accommodates twenty-five guests for a seated service and thirty guests for an instructional wine class. For standing receptions, the lounge holds seventy-five guests.


    In addition to the lounge, there is the Plaza, which is a beautiful outdoor bar and bocce court. While it is not typically available for rental, the two corner communal tables may be reserved. Each table has an approximate capacity of twelve guests.
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