Private Events

Host Your Next Event

Located in the heart of Georgetown, 1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington, D.C. dining experience. Chosen by the readers of Washingtonian magazine as one of the “100 Best Restaurants,” since 2008, 1789 offers inspired cuisine in an atmosphere of relaxed country-inn elegance. Decorated with American antiques, period equestrian and historical prints and Limoges china, its dining rooms offer comfortable surroundings in a renovated Federal-style house.

Download Private Event Packet


Long ago we made the decision to bypass traditional commercial produce routes and buy instead from local farms. From Spring through Fall, our fruits and vegetables are always fresh and of the highest quality. Likewise, we source many of our meats, fish, poultry and seafood direct from their native regions.


  • John Carroll Room
  • Middleburg Room
  • Garden Room
John Carroll Room
John Carroll Room


up to 60 people

The John Carroll Room captures the city's history with Currier and Ives prints from George Washington’s days as President, early maps of the city, and paintings and prints of Georgetown University. Beautiful American antique furniture, silver and wooden Early American relics and an elegant fireplace complete the setting.


The John Carroll room accommodates up to 60 seated guests.
​The John Carroll Room can be reserved for private daytime events with a $300 deposit and has a 60-day cancellation policy. There is a $1,000 minimum for food and beverage. There is a $100 room fee to book a private party.

Middleburg Room
Middleburg Room


up to 56 people

The Middleburg Room, located on the third level, evokes images of the nearby Virginia hunt country. 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. The bay window at the east end of the room overlooks Prospect Street and residential Georgetown. The walls, partially covered with hand-planed pine boards, feature lithographs depicting colorful hunt scenes.


The Middleburg Room accommodates up to 56 guests.
It can be reserved with a $300 deposit and has a 60-day cancellation policy.There is $100 room fee to book a private party. There is no food & beverage minimum requirement.

Garden Room
Garden Room


up to 18 people

French doors separate the Garden Room from the Wickets dining room. The floor-to-ceiling windows, along with the floral prints decorating the walls, create a light and airy feel.


The Garden Room accommodates up to 18 seated guests.
​It can be reserved with a $300 deposit and has a 30-day cancellation policy. There is a $100 room fee to book a private party. There is no minimum food & beverage requirement.