Thank you for considering the Carlyle House Historic Park for your event. This historic mansion, with its exquisite gardens, offers a stately setting for your wedding ceremony and/or reception.
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 will assist you in designing a unique event. For more information or to arrange a rental tour, please call 703-549-2997 or email email@example.com.
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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!
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.
Shelby · Married on 10/04/2014
I had my wedding ceremony, with about 50 guests at Carlyle House. It was a spectacular ceremony, the gardens behind the House are a beautiful oasis among the brick-lined streets of Old Town. We arranged chairs around the gazebo, creating an intimate feel for the ceremony. Pictures in the gazebo, in the garden, and in front of the blue doors were of additional value to us. The staff at Carlyle House were discrete and excellent. And the value, especially as a ceremony-only space, simply cannot be beat for the area. I would highly recommend it to someone looking for a space for ceremony or reception with a smaller guest list.
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