Vendor Spotlight – Sequoia DC

Today I’m happy to introduce you to one of the most beautiful Washington, DC wedding venues, Sequoia DC. Located on the banks of the Potomac River, Sequoia offers breathtaking views of the Kennedy Center, Roosevelt Bridge, Roosevelt Island, Key Bridge and the Virginia skyline.  This venue is perfect if you’re looking for a classic, Washingtonian wedding venue. I have loved shooting at Sequoia ever since I photographed Katie & Mike‘s wedding in 2012.  I asked Heather, Sequoia’s senior catering sales manager, to answer some questions about her gorgeous venue and here is what she had to say:

How would you describe the atmosphere of Sequoia in three words?

Stunning.  Classic.  Washingtonian.

What makes Sequoia stand out as a wedding venue?

Where else can you bask in floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the Potomac River and skyline?  Guests certainly get a taste of DC while dancing the night away!

Wedding Photography Washington DC, Sequoia


What is the maximum number of guests you can accommodate?

Our maximum is in the 250 range, depending on your specific set-up needs.

Do you have space for the bride to get ready?

Bridal parties come “show ready” when doing their ceremony on-site. 

Wedding Photography Washington DC, Sequoia


Is there a time limit on how long a wedding/party can be at your venue? 

Wedding receptions are 5 hours, with a 6th hour added on to the event when the ceremony is hosted here.  Evening events can start as early as 6 PM and end as late as 1:30 AM.

Do you have event planners on staff?

Your Sales Manager works with couples through the planning process on their layout and menu selection process.  On the day of the event, the banquet manager oversees the service of the event and your dedicated banquet captain is wining & dining the happy couple and their family throughout the evening.

Wedding Photography Washington DC, Sequoia


Can brides use their own vendors, or do you work with a certain set?

While we are happy to make recommendations of vendors who have worked here before and do a great job, brides can use any licensed business they choose.

What is one important piece of advice you would like to share with couples in choosing a wedding venue?

Envision the photo-ops available in and around each venue you look at.

Wedding Photography Washington DC, Sequoia


Tell us the best way to reach you and find out more information:

You can reach the catering office at 202.333.3011 or reach out to Heather directly via email:

You can view more photos from Katie & Steven’s wedding on the Sequoia FLICKR stream here!

Thank you so much, Heather for all the wonderful information!

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