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We just recently held our wedding at Hotel Monaco in Alexandria and it was the most wonderful day of our lives. We knew we booked this place for a reason but Hotel Monaco exceeded our expectations. We held the reception outdoors in their courtyard and it was beautiful. The brick walls and the windows made the pictures look great - very classy and unique from a typical ballroom or country club indoor setting. The food was phenomenal and the waitstaff and bartenders were exceptional. Everyone kept coming up to us and telling us how wonderful everything is. We really can't think of a single complaint. The reception went off without a hitch and there was not one problem - even down to every single person got the correct entree. The place was simply outstanding.
Trisha Murphy worked with us since day one and she was a tremendous help. We felt confident the whole time that things would work out as planned because she was leading the planning. When I had questions, she answered them for me immediately or just took care of it on her own. We are extremely grateful that she was in charge of our special day from beginning to end.
The hotel accommodations were also top-notch. You can't beat the location - being next to tons of restaurants and the water. Guests definitely took advantage of the proximity. We booked the bridal suite and it was gorgeous!! It's like having your own salon to get ready in. There were about 8-10 of us throughout the day getting ready and there was plenty of space to lounge around and hang out. Hotel Monaco provided us with a complimentary honeymoon suite for Sat night and it was wonderful. They had a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for us.
Above all, your wedding day will be one of the most important days in your lives and Hotel Monaco truly made us feel like we were special. We are so glad we chose Hotel Monaco for our wedding, we 100% recommend it and will most certainly have future events here as the years unfold.
Trisha was a dream. She was down to earth, and we knew we could get along with her well throughout the process. Getting ready to leave for the church, the limo company called and said the air conditioner in the limo broke and they had to order a new limo to pick up the bridal party. This was going to push the ceremony back by an hour. John had to coordinate with Trisha about the delay with the cocktail hour, and the entire reception. Trisha worked with John to re-adjust our entire timeline, and we only had to extend out the reception by half an hour. And Trisha, to again show how incredible the customer service is, gave us a complimentary 30 minutes to our reception. This eliminated so much of the stress incurred by the delay. Throughout the reception, Trisha communicated to us on timing, and eating. She was amazing and we feel so blessed to have her on our side for one of the most important day in our lives.
The Hotel Monaco was the perfect venue for our wedding. Not only is the venue perfect for a wedding, its location in Old Town Alexandria make it the perfect destination wedding location. We had 50 of our guests staying at the hotel and they all had a great time even though the weather was not very cooperative. There was plenty to do and see for those who had dogs or kids to entertain. Our wedding contact at the hotel was very responsive and professional at all times. She gave great advice and all the references she provided were stellar, from the photographer to the cake baker. Due to the cold weather, the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all had to be inside and we loved the set up for all of it. There is really nothing I could think of that would make me hesitate in my recommendation. The Hotel Monaco is really the perfect venue, especially for a destination wedding .
I really wish we had the words for how happy we are that we chose Hotel Monaco as our wedding venue!! From the very first meeting to the perfect day itself, Trisha Murphy and her talented team went above and beyond to make everything absolutely gorgeous. The hotel is in a great location, and it is so uniquely beautiful, with bright vibrant colors and stylish, contemporary rooms. I wanted to DIY our wedding, so I had a lot of items I brought to Trisha. I feel silly now for ever worrying about ANY of the details, because Trisha and her team took care of every last thing! Trisha always responded immediately and put me right at ease. She also coordinated with all of our vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page. The reception was so much more beautiful than we could have imagined, and all our guests and family members can NOT stop talking about how classy and elegant it was! We were treated like royalty. We were working with a budget, and let me tell you, Trisha kept to it! Every penny we spent was worth it. As for the food... where do we start?! We can't even call it "wedding food" because it was too superb for that kind of title. Stop by Jackson 20 (the restaurant in the hotel, which caters the events) to see for yourself! And, our wedding package included a "Mixologist" appointment with head bartender, Andy. He concocted the most interesting and delicious drinks for our "signature drink" choices which added a fun touch to our day! Special shout out to Trisha, for answering all of my crazy emails and worries and making our dream day a reality! I would recommend the Hotel Monaco for ANY event - our wedding was absolutely perfect and something we will cherish forever!
We loved our venue! The Hotel Monaco was beautiful and Trisha is amazing!
Beautiful venue, and food catered by chef was exquisite! The new event coordinator Trisha Murphy is fantastic! She was very flexible with last minute changes and worked hard to make our wedding day run smoothly and was a pleasure to work with.
Everyone at the hotel was incredibly professional. They went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect. No detail was overlooked, the food was wonderful, the courtyard was a beautiful place to get married and have our cocktail hour, and the ballroom was the perfect size for our 120 guests. I am sure I emailed them dozens of times over the months leading up to the wedding and I always got a quick response. We felt incredibly special and looked after on our wedding day, just as you should!
I absolutely love the Hotel Monaco-Alexandria. We worked with Allison and Trisha (when she took over for Allison). Trisha made a seamless transition. The staff at the Hotel Monaco was fabulous and very attentive. We had about 90 guests at the wedding and this venue was the perfect size. I would definitely recommend this venue if you have 120 guests or less. They say they can seat about 150 but I do think it would feel a bit tight with the dance floor. Allison and Trisha responded to all of my emails very quickly and were so helpful throughout the whole process. It happened to snow/sleet/hail on the day of the wedding and having the ceremony inside worked just great. The food was amazing! Everyone loved every dish that they had and the appetizers were to die for. I absolutely would not have changed a thing. The wedding went so smoothly.
The Hotel Monaco is a beautiful, unique venue. The outside courtyard (that now has permanent hanging lights!) is a great option to have as part of the cocktail hour. The lobby provides guests with the perfect first impression.
Our event manager, Allison, was absolutely wonderful. She was always available through email and phone for any question, big or small. Her attentiveness throughout the planning process and the day of was superb. She kept my on schedule, which was appreciated.
The reception space was perfect for our guest count (130). If you need to keep your guest count down, this is the place for you! And the food was absolutely amazing. We received many compliments on the quality.
We had the most beautiful wedding and service at the Hotel Monaco Alexandria! Allison (our catering manager) was so efficient and replied to emails very quick. She is unbelievably organized! She made the planning process easier, especially at points when we were confused and stressed she was always one step ahead of us. On the day of, Annee was with us and was there from the beginning of the day helping with details and organization. Little things of course come up that a bride and groom may not think of and between Allison and Annee they took care of all that stuff so we didn't have to worry.The hotel itself is gorgeous and the food was AMAZING! They put together Indian menu options for us too since we wanted to combine both our cultures. We have no ties to Alexandria but chose this location based on the hotel and the amazing service we knew we, and our guests, would receive. Can't thank everyone there enough for being so helpful and making our wedding day so perfect!
Outstanding service from the initial contact through the final dance. The professionalism and attention to detail was phenomenal. Allison Manning, the catering manager was amazing, she is an expert and I am convinced there is nothing she can't do! Hotel Monaco even offered amazing options for food allergies and tailored the food options to meet our needs. Overall a fantastic experience and a wonderful venue.
Allison and her team made our day fantastic, they remained very flexible up until the very last minute and were an absolute pleasure to work with - I would absolutely recommend them to anyone!
We received so many compliments from our guests on how much they enjoyed our wedding at Hotel Monaco. The courtyard made for a beautiful ceremony, and our out of town guests loved the guest rooms and being able to explore Old Town Alexandria. The entrees (filet mignon, rockfish, and chicken roulade) were crowd pleasers as were the chicken and waffles at cocktail hour! Also, Allison Manning (the hotel's wedding planner) was great to work with and is quick to respond to emails. Thank you Hotel Monaco for helping us plan such a wondering wedding we will remember for a lifetime!
My fiancée and I got engaged over Christmas and we decided to get married the following August. I got in touch with the Hotel Monaco knowing it only based on reputation. Because of a crazy work schedule I was not able to take off from work to meet with Allison Manning (Hotel Monaco's Wedding Guru) but my parents and fiancée were able to take the time. They had a wonderful first meeting and we decided to book it. I visited the Hotel for the first time about a month later for the Hotel Monaco's Wedding Open House. The Open House gave a good flavor for what the Hotel had to offer, and I was thrilled that we were having our wedding there. I also met the woman that I eventually picked to be our florist that day.
From day one, my correspondence with Allison and other staff at the Hotel was professional, helpful, and always answered in a timely manner. They were always available to answer my questions and kept my planning on track.
On our wedding weekend, from the minute my now husband and I checked in we were made to feel like royalty. The day of our wedding, everything was absolutely perfect and exactly as I pictured it would be based on all of our discussions with Allison. The catering manager keeping everything running smoothly, the food was amazing, and the bar staff made excellent drinks and served them up quickly!
I lost count of how many wedding guests told me how beautiful the hotel was, what a great venue it was for a wedding, and most importantly how wonderful the staff at the hotel was. Every single person we interacted with was so lovely and so willing to help us in whatever we needed. I am thrilled with how everything turned out! Hotel Monaco didn't just meet my expectations they far exceeded them. Thank you!
Everything about our wedding at the Hotel Monaco was perfect. The staff is incredible, especially Allison, and make our experience wonderful. I would highly recommend them
If I was to try and describe what my dream wedding would look like, it would be very easy. All I would have to do was show you a photo from my recent wedding at Hotel Monaco Alexandria! This venue is perfect for a couple that wants a combination of unique and traditional elements for their wedding, which is exactly what we were looking for. The hotel has such a fun and funky vibe, and the courtyard where we had the ceremony and the cocktail hour (the weather held out!) was just perfect. I can’t speak more highly of the staff who helped us to make our wedding day perfect and customized to our personalities. Allison Manning was accommodating, thorough, kind, and most of all, CALM. She really has a way to make you feel like you are being heard, and is essential in making your wedding come to life. One of the only things my husband asked to have at the wedding was hot wings and a certain beer – and Allison made it happen! We also decided not to get a traditional wedding cake, but rather ordered 15 different cheesecakes from the Cheesecake Factory and displayed them on various cake stands. Hotel Monaco made such a lovely display and went above and beyond delivering the different types of cake to our guests – it was a real hit! The wait staff and bartenders were also extremely friendly and accommodating, and they made sure my husband and I got enough to eat and drink in order to keep us going throughout the night. My mom and I considered many venues, but once we stepped foot in Hotel Monaco Alexandria, we knew this was the place. We’re confident that after a wedding that no one will forget, we absolutely made the right choice! Thank you Hotel Monaco Alexandria!