Wedding FAQs - District Winery | Navy Yard, Washington, DC
Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Hand sanitizer will be provided for guests and employees throughout. We have developed sanitation and safety procedures for thoroughly disinfecting tables and chairs, and will remain in alignment with current local regulations and requirements regarding COVID-19.
We are conducting both in person and virtual tours of our venue. Contact us today to learn more about our event packages and availability.
The entirety of the mezzanine, second floor, and second floor terrace are exclusively used for your wedding. You will also have access to a private wedding suite located on the first floor, which comes complete with an en suite bathroom.
Yes, both the mezzanine and second floor have restrooms exclusively for event guests.
The event space shares an entrance and lobby with the public. The mezzanine and second floor are private and dedicated solely to your event.
The restaurant is a separate space on the first floor. The event space, located on the mezzanine and second floor, does not share any space with the restaurant. The mezzanine has windows overlooking the restaurant.
Our second floor terrace is equipped with a retractable canopy and sidewalls, allowing for outdoor ceremonies in some inclement weather situations. We are, however, set up to host beautiful indoor ceremonies as a back up plan for ceremonies intended to take place on our terrace.
We take care of many details on your wedding day, but we do require that you designate someone the primary point of contact for the day of your wedding.
Yes. You are welcome to take pictures at District Winery during the two hours before your event when your wedding suite has been opened.
Absolutely—you are more than welcome to use your own vendors for flowers, photography, and music. We do have exclusive vendors for any additional lighting or sound that you need, as well as other preferred vendors that we recommend. We require that all vendors provide a valid certificate of insurance.
Depending on the size of your band or DJ setup, the dance floor will be roughly 400-500 square feet and is ample space for a wedding up to 200 people. Exact configuration for your wedding will be determined with the help of your event manager.
Yes, you can bring in a DJ or band for your wedding.
Unfortunately we do not allow iPod music for weddings. All wedding music must be provided by a DJ or a live band with sound equipment.
We provide table side wine service during dinner. Each table will have a dedicated server. Guests are welcome to go to the bar for drinks, but are not required to do so.
Unfortunately, hosting a ceremony only is not an option in our event venue.
Depending on the package you book, we are fully capable of serving either liquor and/or mixed drinks at your event. Our premium liquor package includes top shelf vodka, gin, rum, scotch, bourbon, and whiskey.
All alcohol must be supplied by District Winery. You may not bring any outside alcohol.
Yes! You're welcome to bring in a cake or other desserts to supplement the desserts included with your package.
There are several paid parking lots around District Winery. There are also valet options in The Yards neighborhood.
Yes! Our Executive Chef creates options for those with dietary restrictions. Please give us at least two weeks notice if any guests require these options.
Of course! We're thrilled to offer a selection of District Winery wines at all events.
We host rehearsal dinners pending availability. Our venue is ideal for rehearsal dinners in the 75-125 range.
Vendor arrival times will be an item addressed by your Event Manager once you have booked our space.
Outside vendors must remove all items within one hour after the wedding ends. Nothing can be left at District Winery overnight. We ask that couples be sure that all personal items and gifts are removed from the space upon departure.
We do require that you assign seating for your wedding based on floor plans that we provide. Assigned seating is very helpful in making sure your event runs seamlessly and that guests are comfortable.
There are several options we can offer depending on the space needed for your photo booth.
We are happy to display favors for you. We'll set them up during dinner service so that they're available to guests at the end of the evening.
There are several options for the timing of speeches. We can have them either after the salad course is served or after the main course is served. We do recommend limiting your guests to 3 speeches, as it works best for timing. If you have many guests you wish to honor, the rehearsal dinner can be a great time to do so.
Yes, all rooms are ADA compliant with wheelchair access and our venue has an elevator.