The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection

480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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2.7 out of 5.0
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About The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection

The Alexandrian, Old Town, Autograph Collection is a versatile hotel wedding venue located in Alexandria, Virginia. The venue offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces situated in the historic Old Town. Your guests will be charmed by the historic surroundings, elegant decor, and ample amenities that this idyllic wedding venue has to offer.

Facilities and Capacity

The Alexandrian, Old Town, Autograph Collection offers an array of event spaces suitable for a range of wedding events such as engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Their courtyard area provides a perfect space for an outdoor ceremony featuring a red-brick facade as a picturesque backdrop. Couples can exchange their vows in front of friends and loved ones surrounded by scenic charm on this historic property. For indoor events, The Alexandrian, Old Town, Autograph Collection offers a range of event rooms to suit your style and needs. The Old Town Ballroom offers rich decor and thick carpeting for a regal reception, comfortably accommodating up to 180 guests for your grand celebration. Get-ready rooms are available on site so that you and your wedding party can prepare for your day in comfort and style. The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection is a wheelchair accessible venue and offers parking, valet, and shuttle services for your convenience.

Accommodations

This stylish hotel boasts over 240 pet-friendly guest rooms, all featuring comfortable bedding and lavish decor to give your guests a wonderful overnight stay. Enjoy their fitness center on-site or take a dip in the indoor pool to relax. The in-house restaurant offers delicious cuisine and tasty treats to enhance your stay. Three specialty suites are available including the elegant Eleanor Suite and the spacious Majestic Suite, ideal as a bridal suite or as a honeymoon suite for your wedding night.

Services Offered

The Alexandrian, Old Town, Autograph Collection offers top-quality catering for your wedding celebration provided by their in-house restaurant, Jackson 20. Couples can choose from a range of delicious dishes served in a style of their choice to enhance their special day. Full beverage service is also provided by the venue, offering house and specialty wine, beer, and liquor. As a pet-friendly venue, The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection is happy to allow couples to incorporate their furry friend into their big day.

Location

The Alexandrian, Old Town, Autograph Collection is built on the family homestead site of city founders, John and Philip Alexander, in the heart of Alexandria’s Old Town. Situated just minutes from the scenic waterfront, the venue offers couples and their guests an ideal location to explore the surrounding area. Local highlights include the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the Lyceum Museum.

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4 Reviews for The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection

Recommended by 54% of couples


2.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 2.5
  • Professionalism 2.6
  • Flexibility 3.0
  • Value 2.9
  • Average response time 2.5
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    Carla · Married on 12/31/2017

    2.8
    • Quality of service:
      2.5
    • Responsiveness:
      2.5
    • Value:
      2.5
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      2.5

    The Alexandrian is a beautiful hotel and an ideal setting for a wedding, but they suffer from significant mismanagement and incompetence. We chose this venue in October of 2016 when it was under different management and still the Hotel Monaco. Under the Marriott's new ownership and management they have declined in their ability to deliver excellence, yet the price of a wedding there falls into the "upscale" category. The bride and groom, who live out of state, love Old Town Alexandria, and decided that this would be the ideal location for their wedding. Over the course of the year leading up to the wedding, we encountered multiple personnel changes, which constituted much concern. The bride's mother and I (mother of the groom) consistently communicated with them by email, phone, and in person regarding wedding specifics such as distribution of Guests’ Welcome Bags, Bridal Suite Reservation (said we did not have a reservation and upgraded another couple for free), and serving of the wedding cake (many guests did not even get cake), and none were handled as we had discussed. Reservations' clerks also demonstrated a lack of knowledge. Many of our guests experienced great difficulty with booking rooms through our room block for various reasons. Additionally, there were many issues at check-in regarding availability of type of room reserved and rooms not being ready at check in time. Many staff members, such as the bartenders, were incompetent. They didn’t even know how to make many of the most common drinks, and weren't well versed on the beer and wine selections. The accounting department is disorganized and lacks basic skills. They failed to follow a graduated schedule for deposits despite our prompting, and a week after the wedding attempted to charge an inaccurate amount for the final payment. It took us 6 weeks, and much back and forth to include a meeting, emails and phone calls to resolve the issues and receive a final statement in order to settle the bill.

    Sent on 03/03/2018
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    Tyler · Married on 04/22/2017

    2.0
    • Quality of service:
      1.5
    • Responsiveness:
      1.5
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      2.0
    • Professionalism:
      2.0

    We used The Alexandrian as one of our room blocks for our wedding. When we originally signed our contract, it was with Kimpton Hotels; however, by the time we were informed the name of the hotel as well as the management had changed, we had already printed our wedding invitations. We reached out to the sales manager to try and ameliorate the situation, and while we were provided with a very nice discount for the Eleanor Suite to use during our wedding weekend, the responsiveness of the team was very slow and often times, we were given incorrect information. Our booking link took over 3 weeks to create, and was done incorrectly 3 times.

    Upon arrival on the weekend of the wedding, things only got worse. First of all, not a single guest was given their welcome box upon arrival that my planner dropped off at the front desk. We either had to track it down with staff, or even worse, the front desk staff would leave a voicemail saying there was a box downstairs for them and to come get it themselves. Next, after being promised that my grandmother's room would be adjacent to my parents in case my parents needed to get into her room in the case of medical emergency, we arrived to find that not to be the case. Not only that, but my grandmother's room was not ready at check-in, and once it was, the front desk refused to give my mother my grandmother's room key, insisting my 91 year old grandmother needed to come down and get it herself. Also, one of my bridesmaids' reservations went missing (they did offer her an upgrade, but still... she reserved in the room block. What happened?). Finally, after 12 hours of waiting for a mini fridge that actually worked for the bridal suite, we were finally brought one, but the staff member refused to take the old one leaving it in the middle of the suite.

    Long story short- it was quite an ordeal and unfortunately made me much more stressed than I should have been on my wedding weekend. Really, really not pleasant.

    Sent on 05/05/2017

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The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection 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? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • 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? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 40.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 65
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Hotel, 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, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, July

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    703-828-0767 (Phone number)

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