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1-200
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About Gadsby's Tavern

Founded as a seaport in 1749, Alexandria has always greeted visitors from near and far. Taverns, like Gadsby's, provided travelers with much needed rest, food and drink, the latest news, a place to make business deals and to hold political discussions, and a variety of entertainment.

The site known as Gadsby's Tavern consists of two buildings, a (circa) 1785 tavern & the 1792 City Hotel. Named after Englishman John Gadsby, an entrepreneur who leased the buildings & operated them as tavern keeper from 1796's til 1808, the tavern & hotel were the center of Alexandria's economic, political, & social life in the late-18th and early-19th centuries.

Notable visitors, aside from yourselves, include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison & James Monroe. 
  
Perfect for your wedding or private event-we look forward to working with you!

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Washington DC

7 Reviews for Gadsby's Tavern

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5.0

I would defintely go and visit it as there are numerous rooms both inside and out and its quite a unique place with a lot of history. My team loved it.

Profile Picture Steven, 5/19/16, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
5.0

We held our wedding reception at Gadsby's, and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Tricia was great with questions and my occasional lapses in memory. They were more than happy to accommodate the few changes we asked for, and suggested things that made things go smoothly. On the day the room looked beautiful and the staff was hard working and accommodating. The food is fantastic and is served in large portions. The menu we selected allowed for two meat-based dinner choices and one veggie option. This provided enough choice that everyone was about to get something they enjoyed.

Our wedding was small (less than 50 people), so we fit well in the space with plenty of room to move around. If you have a lot of people or are planning on having a wild dance party you may not have enough space. But for a quiet reception with a smaller group you can't do any better!

Profile Picture User6372096, 2+ years ago, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Clean Up, Event Rentals, Set Up, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Indoor, Chairs, Tables, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

Gadsby's Tavern Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $600.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $600.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $600.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $600.00
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Gadsby's Tavern FAQ

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Maximum Capacity
200
Guest Minimum
1
Event Spaces
6
Type
Ballroom, Historic, Restaurant
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City, Classic
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Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 ENDORSEMENT
What a place! You would swear you stepped back in time to George Washington's day (you did!). Yet Gadsby's Tavern is well done, and the outside space is beautiful and perfect for a wedding. I have been officiating weddings here for over 20 years, and always love to get invited to do another, because it is so well done and perfect.

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138 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314   See On Map
703-548-1288 (phone)