Serving up delicious dishes, the Blackwall Hitch is a warm and welcoming restaurant hosting weddings in Alexandria, Virginia. A multi-faceted space, the venue offers many different and distinct rooms in which to celebrate, each defined by a laid-back atmosphere that encourages good times. Couples can expect dedicated service from the restaurant’s staff, as their guests enjoy a sumptuous feast cooked by the talented kitchen team. The venue is located a short drive from Washington DC and allows attendees to experience the capital in the days leading up to the celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
The dining rooms at the Blackwall Hitch welcome parties big and small. Those seeking an intimate dinner can dine together in the Captain’s Room. A charming space that overlooks the nearby waterfront, it features a stylish combination of whitewashed cedar walls and dark chocolate-colored floors that complement a nautical decor theme. The room’s furniture is made from reclaimed wood which adds to its rustic tone. Large reception for up to 90 seated diners, or 120 standing, can be held in the King’s Room/. This spacious setting is filled with natural light and features a bar and custom made metallic tables. Other spaces include the Potomac Patio, which invites guests to breathe in the sea air whilst dining under the shade of a parasol. Further rooms include the Bridge and the Crow’s Nest which can be added to expand the capacity of the venue. There is parking available on-site.
Blackwall Hitch’s staff are seasoned event specialists who are excited to welcome guests to the restaurant. They can help couples to set up the venue and clean everything up afterward, allowing newlyweds to enjoy themselves without worry. Before the event begins, the management is available for a consultation session and can also offer tastings of the menu.
The restaurant has been serving up menus featuring diverse offerings. Carnivores can dig into classic grilled dishes such as NY Striploin Steak or Bone-In Pork Chops, whilst vegetable-lovers will adore recipes such as Crispy Brussel Sprouts. At meal’s end, guests can enjoy a tempting dessert or refreshing beverage from the bar.
11 Reviews for Blackwall Hitch
Recommended by 96% of couples
K. Coulter · Married on 09/28/2019
Best Reception Ever
I had my wedding reception at Blackwall Hitch Alexandria, and it was my dream come true. I would highly recommend it for amazing food, too-notch service, and a unique rustic modern vibe that was unlike anywhere else.Sent on 10/22/2019
Kelly · Married on 04/13/2019
Beautiful venue + great price + awesome staff = win!
We had a small wedding - 45 people total - and the Crows Nest was the perfect option for us. First, to find a venue in Old Town Alexandria that's right on the water, during peak cherry blossom season with good food and at an affordable rate is a tall order, and Blackwall really delivered! We only used the Crows Nest from 4:30-8:00pm (followed by a post-reception party at O'Connell's Pub down the street), but in that time we had cocktail hour, open buffet of crab cakes and steak, and an hour to mingle. That space + time was plenty because it allowed guests to relax while my husband and I went around the waterfront/Old Town to take photos and then allowed for some great photo ops once we arrived (the Crows Nest really photographs wells!). Second, the food was amazing - everyone raved about the crab cakes and Smith Island cake! - and the staff kindly had all the leftovers boxed up and ready to go promptly at 8pm, per my request. Third, the staff was top notch. I've worked as a server before, and it's clear this staff is very professional. Not only did the waiters have a plate of appetizers ready for us after a long hour of taking photos, but they also made sure my husband and I had full glasses at all times. They also made us plates so we didn't have to worry about going through the buffet line; they were so gracious and accommodating, we really couldn't have asked for anything more. Finally, Elizabeth (the events manager) was awesome to work with because she was so prompt and efficient. I'm sure I must have annoyed the last few weeks before the date (so many last minute questions!) but she was always quick to respond and provide updates. HIGHLY recommend this venue. You can't beat the location, price, and service.Sent on 04/20/2019
Adrienne · Married on 09/02/2018
We held our rehearsal lunch for 30 ppl in the Crow's Nest, which was such an impressive venue. The event manager Elizabeth was wonderful to work with, and was quick to respond to all of my questions. Becky was the lead server the day, and she took GREAT care of us! The food was delicious and having our own private bar was great. It was a bit hard to hear the speeches, unfortunately, due to the acoustics of the space, but this was something we had anticipated, and certainly wasn't detrimental to the overall event. Also, the day of our event it was very hot and muggy outside, and it did get a little hot up in the Crow's Nest. The staff were very responsive and tried to make it as cool as possible, but because the space is upstairs and open there was only so much they could do. But all in all, I would definitely recommend this space!Sent on 09/09/2018
Very friendly and professional staff. An absolute beautiful venue. Highly recommended.