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6 Reviews for Alexandria Lyceum Museum
Recommended by 84% of couples
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Ashley N Mattison · Married on 12/14/2019
Historical and Charming!
I was married at the Lyceum on December 14th 2019 and could not have been more pleased with the venue. Jim is amazing and so easy to work with! He allowed us to make special requests that deviated from their standard terms and conditions, and was always available for questions when needed. The space itself is GORGEOUS. Right in the heart of Old Town, with a rich history. We held both the ceremony and reception on site, which required a room flip and all hands on deck. Jim’s onsite staff assisted my planned and caterer is making this seamless. The guests enjoyed cocktails downstairs and explored the galleries while the room change was taking place. As my fiancé and I met in Alexandria, we loved the idea of being married at the Alexandria history museum. It provided a historical, beautiful and unique space to make my “winter wonderland” wedding dreams come true. It was so convenient to nearly hotels and restaurants, and we were able to have the wedding, rehearsal dinner, and guest hotel all within a 4 block radius. This made it easy on our guests, as well as me and my bridal party. I highly recommend this venue to anyone seeking a unique space that captures the charm and history of Old Town Alexandria.Sent on 01/13/2020
Ashlea · Married on 10/07/2018
Traditional. Helpful Coordinator. Intimate Feel. An amazing venue!
My husband and I were looking for a ceremony space that had a church-like feel, traditional and simplistic beauty that was close to the reception venue. I found The Lyceum and fell in love with the location; the staircase leading to the second floor was beautiful, the baby grand piano on the wooden stage was lovely, and the elongated windows allowed for ample sunlight; the venue also had free parking for guests, exhibits to see before the ceremony, and elevator access. Throughout the process, Jim Holloway – the venue coordinator – was beyond accommodating, allowing visitors to tour the second floor area, answering questions in a timely manner, and more than happy to accommodate changes we had. Our bus we had booked never showed up, and Jim went above and beyond to find out where the bus was, why it wasn’t showing up, and working with our limo to accommodate travel plans for our guests. Guests complimented The Lyceum and thought it was a wonderful location, perfect for the wedding we had planned and wanted! The Lyceum is absolutely a hidden gem, and my husband and I completely recommend it for weddings!Sent on 12/09/2018
Dan · Married on 02/20/2016
We wanted a unique and historic venue for our February wedding. The Lyceum fit that to a T. Given the time of year, we needed to have the ceremony and the reception in the same location, and the Lyceum was able to accomodate us. Our pictures look amazing, and our wedding coordinator was able to use a minimum of decorations to get the elegant look we were going for. I would definitely recommend using a wedding coordinator if you are planning to have the ceremony and the reception in the same location, we used Marilyn Patterson and Joyous Events, as space is tight for converting the room from the ceremony to the reception.Sent on 05/06/2016
While the Lyceum was exactly what we wanted, it might not be right for everyone. They are a working museum with a lot of events during the week, so they aren't able to store lots of decorations in the time leading up to the wedding. Our caterer was happy with the kitchen, but he had to start before the ceremony, otherwise he couldn't have brought everything up in a timely fashion. The elevator is intentionally super slow for people with disabilities. It was great for two of our relatives who can't climb stairs, but was frustrating for our caterers and the people who installed the dance floor.
Overall, we have nothing but happy memories about our wedding at the Lyceum, and the venue and its staff played a big part in that. Just be aware that they are constrained in what they can do by the space and their other events.