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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Reviews for The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection
Recommended by 77% of couples
24 User photos
Sarah Czufin · Married on 10/03/2020
Perfect Venue - 2020 or not!
The Alexandrian Hotel was not our original wedding venue pick, but like SO many people - 2020 changed our plans. Thankfully, we found the Alexandrian and were able to pull off a wonderful outdoor wedding. Ashley was super responsive and easy to work with, especially considering we booked the hotel about 2 months out from our day - so we crammed a lot of planning and random questions into a very short period of time. The food was delicious, our guests loved being able to stay on site and enjoy Old Town, but honestly the biggest thing was having a totally worry-free wedding day because Ashley and the team at the Alexandrian are true pros! Also, the bridal suite is the *perfect* place to get ready with your bridesmaids!Sent on 10/14/2020
Kate Seamands · Married on 09/19/2020
Third time is the charm! (Hang in there 2020 brides!)
I have a rather unique experience, as my wedding was rescheduled three times. First, my fiance was in a very serious bicycle accident riding into work three weeks before our September 2019 wedding at the Alexandrian. We had been planning this event for over a year from across the country and we were both devastated to postpone. The team at the Alexandrian was very compassionate and caring. With guidance from his medical team, we were able to reschedule for April 2020. Alas, COVID-19 had other plans in store for us and we postponed again. After serious consideration, we stuck with our most recent rescheduled date in September 2020. I am glad we did! It was absolutely wonderful! We were able to have the ceremony and reception outside in the stunning courtyard.
There were great safety procedures in place for guests and staff. Clearly marked signage for social distancing and numerous hand sanitizer stations. We did have a smaller guest list, but with tables being further apart it was the right size for a safe gathering (54 including the bride and groom). The catering staff members were just fantastic! All catering staff wore their masks properly (which was very much appreciated). The main reason we had our wedding in Northern VA rather than Southern Cal (where we live) is so my grandmother could attend. I was unsure if she would be able to attend, given she is part of a more vulnerable population. However, She is a bit of a spitfire and insisted on coming. Another reason I am so thankful the staff at the Alexandrian took such care of providing the safest environment, even in these uncertain times.
As many other reviews have mentioned, there were some staff changes at the Alexandrian, and I did work with several coordinators for my wedding. To be transparent, there had been some communication/billing issues early in the process. However, Ashley, the new Catering Sales Manager, is truly a professional. She is building a team of hospitality staff that will truly set the Alexandrian apart. I will also say that any wedding issue large or small, Ashley solved or helped me solve quickly. All in all, I am glad we stuck with the Alexandrian and they stuck with us!
Sent on 10/06/2020
Hannah Kimberly · Married on 12/14/2019
Perfect winter wedding in the heart of Old Town
The Alexandrian was exactly what my husband and I were looking for for our December wedding. We had our first date and got engaged on King Street, so it was only appropriate that we got married on King Street in the heart of the city where our story began! The location of the hotel is so convenient with easy access to the airport, restaurants, shopping, and things to do for our out of town guests. We also loved having everything in one building - it made planning all the logistics incredibly easy as the bridal party all got ready in suites, we had our ceremony and reception in the ballroom, were able to utilize the courtyard for our cocktail hour and for guests to get some fresh air during the reception, we even used the hotel lobby for our first look pictures in front of the fireplace.
We did have a day of coordinator who was essential in handling all the day of details and coordinating with the hotel catering manager to ensure all of our decor was set up for both the ceremony and reception. She was also essential in keeping us on scheduled and communicating with all our other vendors, including the hotel staff, to make sure all the details of our day were executed perfectly.
Ashley, the catering manager, was absolutely amazing in helping us plan our big day and iron out all the details. She was new to her position when we started working with her, however it was clear she knows her stuff and was willing to go out of her way to help us plan our perfect day! The catering team the day of was absolutely amazing, they made sure my husband and I were well fed and always had a drink in hand. We also heard from our guests that all the bartenders and wait staff were incredible.
I will say that we did have some issues with the front desk and the reservation team. For example, my in laws had booked a suite for the weekend at least 8 months in advance and the reservation got lost. We also had a few miscommunications when trying to update our room block and change around the dates of reservations that were ultimately resolved but were frustrating to work through.
Overall, we are SO glad we had our wedding at the Alexandrian. The hotel fits my husband's and my style and our story so perfectly - I can’t even imagine us having our wedding anywhere else.Sent on 12/21/2019
The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection Price Rates
Winter Wedding Special
Private Ceremony Space
Three Course Plated Dinner
Three Hour Open Bar
20-25 people | $3,500 Food and Beverage Requirement | New Bookings Only