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Please note that capacity information below is based on pre-Covid times. We are adhering the current Covid capacity regulations of the District of Columbia.
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 massive beams from a post-and-beam home in Vermont.
Capacity: Up to 56 people seated | Up to 75 people standing
Wickets is decorated in oak paneling with a pickled finish, and on the walls hang 19th century caricatures of English nobles, clergy, generals, ladies, and dandies. In the center of the Wickets dining room hangs a three-tiered black metal chandelier with individual lamps and silk shades. The Wickets Room is located on the second floor of the restaurant and is completely private.
Capacity: Up to 24 people seated | Up to 35 people standing
John Carroll Room
The John Carroll Room captures the city's history with Currier & Ives prints from George Washington’s days as President, paintings and prints of Georgetown University, and early maps of the city. Beautiful antique furniture, silver and wooden early-American relics, and an elegant fireplace complete the setting. Although the restaurant is 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.
Capacity: Up to 60 seated | Up to 90 standing
Bar & Club Room
1789 Restaurant’s more contemporary Bar & Club Room provides a welcoming lounge atmosphere with a large mahogany bar and tufted leather seating. The space is divided into the Upper Club Room, decorated with football portraits by Washington D.C. artist Garnet Jex, and the Lower Club Room, complete with abstract paintings by Nantucket artist David Lazarus. Both the Upper and Lower Club Room can be rented for semi-private seated events or receptions, and the entire Bar & Club Room can be reserved through a buy-out.
Capacity: Up to 125 people standing
Lower Club Room
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.
Capacity: Up to 22 people seated | Up to 30 people standing
Upper Club Room
The Upper Club Room can be reserved for semi-private receptions of up to 70 people. With a portion of the bar and the Upper Club Room set aside for the group, there is ample space to pass and display hors d’oeuvres.
Capacity: Up to 42 people seated | Up to 70 people standing