District Winery Est. 2017

385 Water Street Southeast, Washington D.C., DC, USA

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A unique, new event space in Washington, DC.
Elevate and enhance your special event or meeting with superb cuisine, wines made onsite and a dedicated event manager. Executive Chef Michael Gordon proudly leads the accomplished events culinary team in delivering customized menus comprised of only the finest fare.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Winery / Vineyard
Views
Cityscape
River
Style
Mid-Century Modern
Sophisticated
Urban
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

A unique, new event space in Washington, DC, District Winery hosts full-service weddings, meetings, corporate events, holiday parties and more - ranging in size from 30 to 450 attendees. The first commercial winery in Washington, DC, District Winery is located in the Yards community along the Anacostia River. The modern, sophisticated space with sweeping river views is the ideal venue for your next event.

Elevate and enhance your special event or meeting with superb cuisine, wines made onsite and a dedicated event manager. Executive Chef Michael Gordon proudly leads the accomplished events culinary team in delivering customized menus comprised of only the finest fare. Event guests will enjoy District Winery wines expertly crafted by Head Winemaker, Conor McCormack. Additionally, event hosts will enjoy personalized attention and service from a dedicated event manager to ensure flawless execution. 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
200
Standing
450
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2017
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Inside Scoop

Damien, the lead bartender at Ana, has won awards around the city for his Manhattan recipe.  Andrew, the tasting bar associate, has a vast collection of Hawaiian-inspired shirts. We offer half price tastings Monday - Thursday and half price bottles of wine during happy hour Monday - Friday.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
District Winery is fully-functioning boutique commercial winery located in The Yards, a growing community along the Anacostia River. Our property also houses a tasting bar, a full-service onsite seasonal American restaurant and over 7,500 sq. ft. of private event space. 
Design:
District Winery’s 17,000 square foot interior draws inspiration from wood-framed building archetypes often found in traditional wineries. The juxtaposition of warm and cool finishes, infused with mid-century modern accents, is seen throughout each level of the venue. Southern yellow pine lumber, rich walnut paneling and brass detailing counterbalance cool concrete and steel structural elements. Composed in a rhythmic gesture, the lumber beams serve as an internal framework with glass partitions that break down and distinguish the various spaces within District Winery.
Standout Venue Features:
The ground level hosts Ana, District Winery’s full-service restaurant, a commercial wine production facility with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment, and a tasting bar offering wine flights as well as bottles to go. Two 20-foot-tall glass-enclosed and temperature-controlled wine bottle storage rooms flank the main staircase that leads to the mezzanine level, which serves as a semi-private gathering space overlooking both the winery and restaurant. 

The second floor operates as a wedding and private events space complete with an expansive, wraparound terrace accented by a green roof and a canopy for multi-season use. District Winery's private event space includes an expansive outdoor terrace overlooking the Anacostia River that is fully equipped with a retractable canopy for multi-season use. Dedicated entirely to private events such as weddings, holiday parties, all-day corporate events, bridal showers and family-style dinners, the second-floor event space is adorned with mid-century modern decor and custom wood finishes. With events being top of mind during the design phase, the second floor also incorporates a dedicated industrial-sized kitchen to exclusively service on-site events. The private event space can accommodate parties with a wide range of guest counts, including seated dinners for up to 200 guests and cocktail parties for up to 450 guests.
Extra Perks:
All turnkey events at District Winery include use of our custom walnut top tables, chairs, hightop tables, barstools, marble-topped bars, china, glassware, flatware, linen napkins, printed menus, and small tabletop items to enhance your decor. 
Awards & Notables Our private event space has been featured in BizBash, Washingtonian Bride and Groom, Modern Luxury Weddings, and Wedding Wire Online.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Ana, District Winery’s seasonal American restaurant, invites guests to explore an array of dishes influenced by worldwide cuisines. Executive Chef Michael Gordon and Chef de Cuisine Ben Lambert looked to a variety of inspirations when developing Ana’s menu. Ana offers an enticing dining option where guests can enjoy creative, refined cuisine, sip on District Winery wines that highlight the flavor profiles of wine regions across the country, and gaze out at panoramic views of the Anacostia River.

Ana’s wine program is led by McCormack, who has worked with Leventhal and Stires from the inception of Brooklyn Winery. The wine list at Ana showcases the full lineup of District Winery wines as well as an additional selection of exclusive library wines from the Brooklyn location, all crafted by McCormack. The District Winery and Brooklyn Winery labels present wines that are authentic representations of their growing regions and vintages.

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