The Carlyle Club

2050 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314 Map · Phone number
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About The Carlyle Club

The Carlyle Club is a stunning, art-deco inspired venue in the greater Washington, D.C. area where couples can host all of their wedding-day events. This elegantly vintage venue features a built-in wooden dance floor, raised stage perfect for a live band or DJ, state of the art sound and lighting system, large bar with round marble bartop, private dressing room for the bride, large outdoor cocktail area, and so much more! This is without a doubt the most stunning, unique and beautiful venue in the DC Area.

Facilities and Capacity

As many as 275 guests can join couples on their wedding day at this striking venue. The Carlyle Club features the option for couples to host their ceremony and reception in the same venue. For a ceremony in the main space, couples can set up the stage as their altar with an aisle runner laid carefully between theater-style chairs. For a reception, the room transforms, with tables and chairs set up all around the room. These classy leather dining chairs match the stage lights, backdrop, grand piano, and other accents throughout the room. The black, gold and silver color palette of the room is instantly recognizable as classy and modern. A private room off the main lobby is the perfect location for a smaller ceremony or pre-reception cocktail hour.

Services Offered

The staff at the Carlyle Club offer many services to keep couples and guests having the time of their lives. These services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet

Cuisine

Bartenders offer full bar service from a cash or open bar at the couple’s wedding reception or cocktail hour. They pour house beer, wine, and liquor with the optional addition of premium liquor. Champagne toasts and signature drinks are also offered as part of this venue’s bar services. American cuisine, cooked up by chefs in the club, can be prepared gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, vegan or vegetarian to meet dietary needs. The creations prepared by the chefs can be served in the following catering styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations

Other Services

In addition to their ceremony and reception, couples can also host their bridal shower and engagement party at this venue. They will find optional event items through this restaurant, including:

  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
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115 Reviews for The Carlyle Club

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Kenan · Married on 09/04/2020

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

    This is the one, the search stops here!

    When I say the Carlyle Club did a fantastic job, I mean it! They came through in the clutch. These guys helped us plan a wedding in 2 weeks. They have tabletops, flowers, and any other accessories you may need for your wedding. The food was fantastic and the price was unbeatable. COVID canceled our initial wedding and we scrambled to salvage our wedding date. We didn't think any venue could organize and provide the service last minute, but Carlyle did! We're thankful to Brennan, Sharon, and their whole staff. If you're planning a wedding or any other event, stop looking and pick this venue. You'll be amazed!!!

    Sent on 09/30/2020

    The Carlyle Club's reply:

    Thanks, Kenan. We are so glad everything turned out so well, and we sincerely thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of the big day. Please come back and see us sometime for dinner and a show!
  • Gabriela

    Gabriela A. · Married on 08/08/2020

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

    A Night to Remember

    From booking the Carlyle Club in 2019 then postponing our event to summertime and decreasing the number of guests and adding in a ceremony at the Carlyle Club they were amazing. Brennan and Sharon were an amazing team and we super accommodating to everything we asked and made sure everyone was safe for the event. Sharon worked to make sure the space was set up and decorated for our special night and we were amazed with the job she did. One of the advantages of the Carlyle Club is the included items with the venue making planning easy. We loved the food during our tasting and made it difficult to decide which dishes we wanted. We got rave reviews from our guests of all of the food from the wedding. The event space was amazing and we cannot say enough about great Sharon was. We constantly had to rearrange our seating chart because of last minute guest changes due to COVID and Sharon made the changes easy and took the stress away from us because of how attentive she was. All of our guests had a safe and fun time. We highly recommend the Carlyle Club!

    Sent on 10/11/2020

    The Carlyle Club's reply:

    Gaby:

    Thank you for the kind words. Working with you and Mike was a pleasure, and we are so glad that you were both happy. Please don't be strangers, and come back and see us for dinner and a show sometime. Thanks again, and we wish you the absolute best in your married life together!

    Sharon and Brennan
  • Dannielle

    Dannielle · Married on 09/29/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    Excellent Customer Service

    What an amazing venue!

    My husband and I got married at The Carlyle Club on September 29, 2019! Everything was better than I could have ever imagined. The food was great, the atmosphere of the venue was excellent, and customer service was impeccable. The decor of this venue is astounding! A great nod to the 1920s era! Full service, one-stop shop! Food, drinks, and more!

    Sharon, Brennan, and Meghan were such great hosts! Sharon was communicative and very helpful during the planning process of our wedding. They were also very accommodating, allowing us to have both our ceremony and reception at the venue.

    The location is perfectly tucked away in Old Town Alexandria. There are plenty of hotels, shops, and parking options in close proximity to the venue. Your guests will love everything about this location.

    I am so pleased that we made the decision to hold our wedding at the The Carlyle Club! It was truly a Cinderella-fairy tale kind of day!

    Sent on 10/01/2019

Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

The Carlyle Club FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    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?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • The Carlyle Club 1
    5% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • The Carlyle Club 2
    Start of Summer Discount

    Wanting to get married in 2019? Carlyle Club is looking to book thier few remaining 2019 dates. If you book by August 31,2019 recieve 5% off your wedding. Vaild only for dates in 2019.

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements

  • Belt it Out Productions Wedding DJs

    Love DJing at this incredible venue! Perfect spot for wedding events, great food, dedicated owners, and a caring, attentive staff. Highly, highly recommend this awesome venue!

  • Glamour N'Glitz Events Wedding Planners

    The Carlyle Club created the most magical wedding for both my clients. Their venue is spectacular and is great for any themed events. The staff was flawless in serving food. Their food was also very delicious. No complaints from anyone.

  • DJ Andrew Logan Wedding DJs

    Carlyle Club is one of my favorite wedding venues! Great sound and lighting systems built in allow me to focus on coordinating the music and timeline. Great location just outside Old Town Alexandria with The Westin right across the street.

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The Carlyle Club frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Carlyle Club?

The Carlyle Club includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Carlyle Club, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Carlyle Club includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Carlyle Club, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Carlyle Club includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Carlyle Club in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Carlyle Club for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Carlyle Club for wedding events?

The Carlyle Club offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Carlyle Club offer?

The Carlyle Club offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Carlyle Club offer for wedding events?

The Carlyle Club offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Carlyle Club have available for wedding events?

The Carlyle Club offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Aisle Runners
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Carlyle Club and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Carlyle Club is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.6 in average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Carlyle Club offer?

The Carlyle Club currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.