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Price range: $4,450 - $5,400 Price range: $4,450 - $5,400
Couples usually spend $4,950 Couples usually spend $4,950
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$5,000 starting price
Reception
$4,850 starting price
Ceremony
$4,850 starting price
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One of the thirty venues to be recognized on Washingtonian Magazine's list of "Very Best Wedding Vendors: Reception Spaces & Venues" in the DC Metro Area.

Located in Alexandria, Virginia, the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center is one of the few Potomac River waterfront special events venues that boasts a rich, illustrious history with breathtaking views of the Potomac River and our Nation’s Capital. True to its name, the Torpedo Factory Art Center once was an actual torpedo factory! The Mark XIV green torpedo currently displayed in the main hall was produced here in 1945 and has since been photographed with thousands of Brides and Grooms. In 1974, the Torpedo Factory Art Center opened to the public. For forty years, artists have worked by day to create one of a kind pieces in their studios and by night we transform our three-tiered, industrial facility to create one of a kind special events and weddings that reflect our clients’ unique vision.

Facilities and Capacity

This Old Town landmark is a perennial special event favorite because the building hosts the works of the most talented national and international artisans from all mediums. Every aspect of the Torpedo Factory Art Center is as remarkable as the artists and their creations. With cylindrical columns, canary yellow hanging lights, electric blue weaved steel railings and a dramatic two-story atrium that can be overlooked by a balcony and two catwalks… this art studio is also a bonified piece of art. The spacious main hall is an ideal location for events and can comfortably host up to 220 seated guests, 700 standing, and 400 for lecture seating (without tables). The striking three-story building retains its identity in daylight as a former factory with exposed pipes, ductwork, and a smokestack, but by night the building becomes the guest’s canvas and transforms into their artistic vision.

Services Offered

Nationally recognized as one of America's Top Art Places, with a "backbone of creative culture... [that is] exceptionally successful at combining art, artists, and venues for creativity and expression” has made the Torpedo Factory Arts Center one of the most sought-after special event venues. In addition to the lore and celebrated art for special events guests to enjoy, it easily partners with outside vendors (décor, lighting, catering sound, DJ, bands) wireless Internet, restrooms on each floor, and parking that is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate a shuttle van. Event set up is between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. and the facility must be restored to the original state and vacated by 1:00 a.m.

Location

Only minutes from Washington D.C. and Reagan National Airport, your visit to Old Town Alexandria promises to be an unforgettable experience. Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it, all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America.

Frequently asked questions

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?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,850

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?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$4,850

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Reviews of Torpedo Factory Art Center

4.7 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.7 out of 5 rating
62 Reviews
95% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
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The Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC) is a highly recommended and unique wedding venue in Old Town Alexandria. The venue offers a beautiful and customizable space, with an artistic and industrial vibe. Guests were impressed by the attentive and helpful staff, particularly Deri Collingwood, the event manager. Reviewers appreciated the venue's proximity to hotels, restaurants, and attractions. TFAC is described as a stress-free and magical venue that allowed couples to design their own weddings.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC) is a highly recommended and unique wedding venue in Old Town Alexandria. The venue offers a beautiful and customizable space, with an artistic and industrial vibe. Guests were impressed by the attentive and helpful staff, particularly Deri Collingwood, the event manager. Reviewers appreciated the venue's proximity to hotels, restaurants, and attractions. TFAC is described as a stress-free and magical venue that allowed couples to design their own weddings.

Weddingwire
4.7/5 62 reviews
Google
4.6/5 4496 reviews
Emily
Emily M. Sent on 03/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Venue and Venue Manager!

First off, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is an absolute dream venue. It is beautiful, unique, and affordable (relative to other venue expenses!) Old Town Alexandria is such a beautiful and charming neighborhood as well, and all our guests enjoyed staying there. However, the main reason that the TFAC is so amazing is because of Deri, the venue manager. Immediately, she made my husband and I feel right at home and so much less stressed about the planning. She handled EVERYTHING and went so above and beyond. Even post wedding, she is helping me tie up some loose ends. I can't speak highly enough about her professionalism and her clear passion for her job and making your wedding day perfect. I can't recommend the TFAC enough for your wedding day!
Oates
Oates F. Sent on 12/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Studio 54 meets the Oates

Our experience was amazing and this non traditional space helped give the perfect look to our wedding.
Jessie
Jessie L. Sent on 03/21/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Have your wedding at the torpedo factory!

The Torpedo Factory is truly a one-of-a-kind venue. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how cool and unconventional the spot was. It provided the perfect backdrop for our special day, and being surrounded by art added an extra layer of excitement and charm.

One of the highlights was the convenience of the location. Not only was it easy for us to organize a rehearsal dinner beforehand, but we also had the opportunity to host an unforgettable after-party. The proximity to hotels made it incredibly convenient for our guests, ensuring that everyone could enjoy the celebration without worrying about transportation.

Deri played a pivotal role in making our wedding dreams a reality. Not only did she recommend exceptional vendors who exceeded our expectations, but she also contributed her own creative ideas and valuable insights throughout the planning process. Deri's professionalism and dedication were truly commendable, and her collaboration with our wedding planner ensured that everything ran seamlessly on the big day.

In summary, our experience with Deri, her team at the Torpedo Factory surpassed all expectations. It was a day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories, and we couldn't have asked for a better team to bring our vision to life. We wholeheartedly recommend Deri and this venue to anyone looking for a truly extraordinary wedding experience.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

Lily & Nick
27 photos · 05/05/2023
Lacey & Catherine
10 photos · 07/21/2018
Danielle & Erine
41 photos · 06/01/2018

Team

Deri Collingwood
Deri Collingwood
Senior Private Event Rental Manager

Deri is a seasoned event planner and a gregarious extrovert that enjoys partnering with clients and vendors to create the guest’s ideal experience. Deri holds an MS in Hospitality Industry Studies from New York University, an Advanced Profesional Degree in Customer Relationship Management from New York University, and a BA in Speech Communications from George Mason University. Deri has been with the City’s Office of the Arts for 5 + years and led the Torpedo Factory Art Center to be recognized by Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Weddinggrule.com, The Knot, and Wedding Wire.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
MyDeejay MyDeejay Wedding DJs

The Torpedo Factory is a fantastic place for a wedding, it's VERY cool and VERY modern-looking. They have their own in-house lighting crew, and I'm always impressed with the way they are able to turn the space into a very striking setting!

Blue Canary Events Blue Canary Events Wedding Planners

Looking for a unique venue? The Torpedo Factory is where it's at! I love this venue because it's in the heart of Old Town Alexandria (convenient to hotels, parking garages, the waterfront, restaurants, etc), is affordable, is HUGE for being a relatively historic property, and best of all is one-of-a-kind. Where else in the DC area will you find an industrial-looking art center? With the lighting package from John Farr, this spot really turns into a beautiful and completely unique space. I guarantee your guests will be talking about for years to come. It beats any hotel ballroom, hands down. Give Tara a call and go check it out! Be sure to look at the photos of the space with lighting...it's a completely different feel than during the day when it's open to the public.

RSVP Catering RSVP Catering Wedding Caterers

Wonderful venue, some of the best views around!

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