Northern Virginia Spotlight: 3 of Alexandria's Best Wedding Venues

With cobblestone streets, 18th-century buildings and a historic waterfront, Alexandria is consistently named one of the most romantic cities in the U.S. So it's no wonder that it's home to some of the most appealing wedding venues around. Whether they transport you to a bygone era or contrast a modern setting in the midst of Old Town, many boast water views, easy access to the nation's capitol—even upscale accommodations with charm to spare. Here are some great places to check out!


Hollin Hall Weddings and Events

Alexandria, Virginia

Fab Features: gracious 1919 Colonial Revival mansion on 7 acres of landscaped grounds • contemporary Meeting House and terrace offers great indoor/outdoor flow • lush Garden with an enchanting wisteria-arbored terrace and boxwood maze

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Athenaeum

Alexandria, Virginia

Fab Features: a beautifully preserved building with Neoclassical Greek Revival architecture • exchange vows in private courtyard with a “secret garden” feel • the main gallery rooms afford 24-foot ceilings, wonderful woodwork, and oversized windows that fill the space with natural light

Catering: BYO
Price: $

Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town

Alexandria, Virginia

Fab Features: modern, full-service hotel in a historic locale • King Street Trolley and historic Old Town are right outside the door • events in the airy Garden Atrium, grand Virginia Ballroom, or intimate Mason Room

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


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