Northern Virginia Spotlight: 4 Alexandria Wedding Venues You Don't Want To Miss


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
  • Location: 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria VA
  • Style: Colonial Revival mansion and grounds
  • Interesting Tidbit: George Washington hunted here as the guest of the original owner, and two centuries later illustrious visitors like Carl Sandburg, Herbert Hoover, and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson were pampered in the rambling guest house.
  • Event Space Highlights: This beautifully landscaped seven-acre estate is home to Hollin Hall, a gracious brick mansion; the more contemporary Meeting House and terrace where larger events are held; and the Gardens, designed with an enchanting wisteria-arbored terrace and a boxwood maze. The front yard, back gardens and patio can all be tented for ceremonies or receptions.
  • Notable Amenities: If you book within two weeks of touring the property, you’ll get a 10% discount on the rental fee. During your celebration, an event monitor will be on hand to help it run smoothly.
  • Catering: Select from list.
Hollin Hall
Hollin Hall
Hollin Hall
Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town
  • Location: 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria VA
  • Style: Modern, full-service hotel in historic locale
  • Fab Feature: The King Street Trolley, right outside your door, makes it super-easy to enjoy Old Town’s waterside dining, shopping and historic architecture. Or hop aboard a water taxi and spend a day in D.C.
  • Event Space Highlights: The airy Garden Atrium, with its lush greenery, creates an outdoorsy vibe for year-round ceremonies, while the grand Virginia Ballroom and intimate Mason Room each have adjoining foyers for cocktail receptions.
  • Notable Amenities: The hotel boasts two-room suites with two HDTVs, Bluetooth docking stations, complimentary full breakfasts, evening cocktails, an indoor pool and so much more. Plus your wedding earns points towards your honeymoon getaway!
  • Catering: Provided in-house.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • Location: 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria VA
  • Style: Modern, industrial and distinctive
  • Interesting Tidbit: This former munitions plant now houses the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S.
  • Event Space Highlights: The building’s soaring two-story atrium has a wraparound balcony overlooking the main hall, where exposed pipes and ductwork are harmoniously paired with colorful lighting fixtures and doors. Outside, a brick patio with a spectacular view of the Potomac hosts events under the stars or a tent.
  • Notable Amenity: There’s plenty of parking in the garage across the street and in other nearby lots.
  • Catering: Select from list.
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
  • Location: 1767 King Street, Alexandria VA
  • Style: King Street charm with a modern twist
  • Fab Feature: The Hilton's great location makes it easy to explore Old Town’s waterside dining, cool shops and historic architecture. But with the Metro right across the street, you might want to do some sightseeing in D.C. as well.
  • Event Space Highlights: The treelined, brick courtyard makes a lovely setting for an outdoor ceremony and al fresco celebration. Or you can choose among three flexible, indoor event venues, one of which is a Grand Ballroom with crystal chandeliers.
  • Notable Services: Recently renovated, this full-service hotel offers upscale accommodations and a wealth of amenities. Plus, their expert team will help you work out every detail for a stress-free wedding, including your own personalized web page to share info with your guests.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Hilton Alexandria Old Town

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