Gadsby's Tavern

138 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Map · Phone number
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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!

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7 Reviews for Gadsby's Tavern

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.2
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    Steven · Married on 05/19/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      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.

    Sent on 05/20/2016
  • User6372096 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      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!

    Sent on 02/17/2016
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    Pamela · Married on 06/07/2014

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had our small (18 people) wedding reception here in early March on a Saturday and we could not have been happier. We rented the back room, which holds up to 25 people. The back room offered privacy and enough space for everyone to move around and mingle. The service was exceptional! Tricia, was wonderful and made sure that we were satisfied with our arrangements. She made it very easy for us by allowing us flexibility of time and the option to drop off things earlier in the day. Furthermore, she added the menu that we picked out with our names on the top, which was a wonderful touch. Our waiter that evening made sure everyone had drinks and just went out of his way to make our day truly amazing. The food was amazing and the setting was exactly what we were looking for, historical and classy. Honestly, they made our evening easy and enjoyable for everyone and we could not have been more pleased with our choice!

    Sent on 07/21/2014

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Gadsby's Tavern FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 600.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 16.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Wedding Ceremonies by Jim Burch Wedding Officiants

    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
    7035481288 (Phone number)
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Gadsby's Tavern frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Gadsby's Tavern?

Gadsby's Tavern includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Gadsby's Tavern, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Gadsby's Tavern includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert

At Gadsby's Tavern, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Gadsby's Tavern includes:

  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Gadsby's Tavern in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Gadsby's Tavern for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Gadsby's Tavern for wedding events?

Gadsby's Tavern offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Gadsby's Tavern offer?

Gadsby's Tavern offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Gadsby's Tavern offer for wedding events?

Gadsby's Tavern offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Gadsby's Tavern have available for wedding events?

Gadsby's Tavern offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Gadsby's Tavern and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Gadsby's Tavern is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.2 in average response time.