Hi everyone! My fiance and I really like Sequoia in Georgetown but we found out that if we don't also buy out the deck right outside the dining room (which is an additional $10,000), then people will be eating literally right on the other side of the window from the room. We both hate the idea of random people being in the back of pictures and while the view is incredible, there will be several tables of people eating throughout the night. We're trying to figure out if we're making too big of a deal about it- obviously it's a popular venue and the planner told us only 6 weddings have bought out the deck, so clearly it doesn't stop other couples from having their wedding there. Has anyone been to weddings there and noticed this, or is anyone else considering Sequoia and concerned about this? We haven't heard anyone complain about it in reviews and we hope that our guests will be distracted by other details but it's really holding us back from making a decision.
Also- we feel like we're missing other waterfront venues. Any other ideas? Our church is near Union Station in DC so we'd like to keep it within a 20 minute drive from the church. Thank you for any ideas and thoughts!