Private Events

Prequel brings a fresh concept to the ground floor of International Square. Sitting atop Farragut West station and just two blocks from Farragut North, we offer an ultimate level of convenience without compromising on the quality of the experience. Our spacious venue make us perfect for hosting your next party, wedding, meeting or cocktail reception.

Prequel can be accessed through the 19th street front entrance or the International Square atrium. Parking is available in basement level lots or across the street at 900 19th Street. Valet available by request.

General Overview:

The central, double-facing bar separates the space into two areas. The Drawing Room has views over 19th St and has fully retractable floor to ceiling windows, allowing you to team it with The Patio for an inside-outside event. The Lounge is a little more secluded, with spacious booths that can be teamed with cocktail tables or additional sofas depending on your event.

By request, our Whiskey Room is available to be booked. Usually reserved for our investors, the room provides an optimal level of privacy in an intimate, classy setting.


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With DByrd's eye-catching graffiti-inspired artwork teamed with a luxurious mirror and chandelier, events in The Drawing Room will always be remembered. With floor to ceiling windows that open out onto The Patio, we can increase the size of your event with ease.  A wonderful area for a wedding dinner.

Capacity: 80 Seated / 120 Standing



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Vintage Burgundy wine barrels and more of DByrd's pillars stand out as The Lounge's most prominent features. Lit by oversized Edison style light bulbs and a chandelier, the space is perfect for evening receptions. The 26 foot marble bar means fighting for a spot will never be an issue, while our talented bar staff will ensure you and your guests are served nothing but the highest quality handcrafted beverages.

Capacity: 120 Seated (including 48 in booths) / 160 Standing



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Prequel is proud to offer the Whiskey Room. Featuring signature bourbon and whiskey cocktails, the Whiskey Room is perfect for anyone seeking to elevate their private function with a touch of sophistication. The room can be divided in two for smaller groups.

Capacity: 24 Seated / 35 Standing



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Extending beyond the width of our entire restaurant, our huge patio is the perfect venue for a Spring Soiree or Fall Fling. At over 1,500 sq. ft., it can accommodate large groups or be sectioned off for a smaller happy hour event.

Capacity: 85 Seated / 120 Standing



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With views across DC and Arlington, our exclusive roof top is available to rent for those who want to provide their guests with something a little extra special.

Capacity: 200 Seated / 300 Standing



We can accommodate your food needs with our pop-up chefs or through caterers we have worked with. If you have a caterer in mind, we can also work with you to see if that will be feasible. 

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Beverage Packages

Prequel is proud to offer a comprehensive beverage program, curated by one of DC’s finest sommeliers As well as offering on-consumption of our full bar, we offer three open bar packages:

  • Beer, wine and 2 batched cocktails: $20 per person for the 1st hour, $10 per person for each additional hour
  • Rail liquor, beer & wine: $28 per person for the 1st hour, $15 per person for each additional hour
  • Premium liquor, beer & wine: $40 per person for the 1st hour, $20 per person for each additional hour


All charges are subject to tax (10%) and service charge (22%).



  • WiFi
  • Mic and speakers
  • Easels
  • Screen & projector
  • Sofas, loveseats and arm chairs available in various colors and styles


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