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Private Dining

1789 Restaurant



Maximum Capacity: 125



Maximum Capacity: 125

Named for the year Georgetown University was founded, 1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington, D.C. dining experience. Its antique-filled dining rooms offer comfortable surroundings in a renovated Federal house. The contemporary seasonal menu blends the flavors of fresh regional ingredients into unique and delicious dishes. The restaurant was named as one of the 20 best restaurants in D.C. by Condé Nast Traveler.

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Private Dining Options

Middleburg Room

75 Standing | 56 Seated

The Middleburg Room is a fully-private space located on the third level of the restaurant. The room comfortably seats up to 56 people at round tables or up to 24 people at one large conference-style table. With a bar built into the room, this space is ideal for a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner. Architectural features of the room include a ceiling sheathed in barn siding from the New England countryside dating back to the 1800s and large beams from a post-and-beam home in Vermont.

John Carroll Room

90 Standing | 60 Seated

Although we are not open during the day, we do open for private brunches, luncheons, and daytime receptions using the John Carroll Room, which can seat up to 60 people or stand up to 90 people. Table configurations vary widely in the John Carroll Room. The John Carroll Room is not available for evening events.

Lower Club Room

30 Standing | 22 Seated

The Lower Club Room is a semi-private dining space down a short flight of stairs in the 1789 Bar & Club Room. The table configurations vary in this room. The space comfortably seats up to 16 guests at one table or 22 guests at multiple tables. The Lower Club Room can also be reserved for semi-private cocktail receptions standing up to 30 people.

Contact the restaurant

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