Thank you for considering the Carlyle House Historic Park for your event. This historic mansion, with its exquisite gardens, offers an elegant setting for your wedding ceremony and/or reception or anniversary celebration.
Carlyle House offers a unique historic ambience. When British merchant John Carlyle built his home in 1753, it was the grandest mansion in the new town of Alexandria. Carlyle, a founder of Alexandria, once entertained such luminaries as George Washington and Lord Fairfax. Today, you can recapture the timeless elegance of this rich history in an evening reception at Carlyle House.
Carlyle House is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria—only two blocks from the majestic Potomac River and within minutes of Old Town’s many specialty shops.
The museum's tented Magnolia Terrace overlooking the lovely gardens is available for rentals April 1 through October 31.
Maximum capacity is 100 people. The property is wheelchair accessible.
The Carlyle House staff is happy to assist you in designing a unique event. For more information or to arrange a rental tour, please call 703-549-2997 or email CarlyleRentals@nvrpa.org.
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Holly Williman · Married on 10/19/2019
The staff at the Carlyle House made our day perfect! They were responsive from the beginning and walked us through the process of booking. The day of, they made sure the grounds were closed to visitors, and our wedding was perfect. We were married by the blue door in the back of the garden and had a very small, intimate wedding ceremony of 15 family members.Sent on 10/20/2019
Carlyle House's reply:Holly - We are thrilled to hear how happy you all were with the experience at Carlyle House! We strive to provide the best customer service possible. Thank you for sharing and we wish you all the best of luck in the years ahead. Congratulations!
User6820723 · 2+ years ago
We had our wedding ceremony here and it was a lovely location for it! The staff are very professional and nice to work with. We had planned to have our ceremony in the garden but we had heavy rain and thankfully we were able to move it to a covered area behind the house. The ceremony was beautiful. Thank you!Sent on 06/10/2016
Andrea · Married on 09/19/2015
We had our outdoor ceremony at the Carlyle House in mid September and the grounds were beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better location in Old Town. When we were initially looking for ceremony sites, I was happy to hear that the Carlyle House had the terrace tented year round and we wouldn't have to pay for a rain option on site. Thankfully we didn't have to use it! But the terrace did come in handy; that's where my new husband and I snuck away immediately after the ceremony while our guests left the grounds. The Carlyle House staff (Allison, specifically) were very responsive via email during the booking process. Only downfall to the venue is that they don't provide chairs, but they lead us to a great company that did a phenomenal job with delivery/set up and take down/pick up of the chairs we ordered. It all worked out perfectly. The Carlyle House will always hold a special place in my heart.Sent on 10/01/2015
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