Rehearsal dinners are a pre-wedding tradition that takes place after having your wedding rehearsal, the night before your wedding. They are great for getting your close family and friends together to celebrate and get ready for what the next day brings. If you are getting married in Northern Virginia, Old Town Alexandria is not only a great spot for your engagement session, but a great place to hold your rehearsal dinner. Here is a list of locations that would be perfect for your rehearsal dinner in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Can host both wedding events and small banquets- bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, reception dinners, welcome parties, and wedding ceremonies
- The private rooms are able to accommodate anywhere between 10 to 110 guests in one of several spaces
- For larger events, they are able to host up to 150 persons by offering you and your guests the entirety of our second floor dining
- Their most popular venue option, the Wine Room, allows you to treat your guests to a view of our state-of-the-art glass-paneled wine cellar that is home to over 500 varieties of wine
Virtue Feed & Grain
- Private events – from intimate cocktail parties to large wedding receptions or business meetings and corporate level events
- Their bi-level, airy restaurant offers flexible seating and arrangements with full-service coordination for events up to 175 guests
- The spaces can be reserved individually or combined together for larger events
- They have a dedicated Events Manager, Emily Bisset, who will work with you from start to finish
- The private event and private dining spaces at Virtue Feed & Grain are welcoming and stylish, with a mix of rustic elegance and comfortable design
- They are also equipped with AV for slideshows, presentations, and speeches, with separate up and down sound systems that can accommodate custom playlists
- Have a talented culinary team led by Chef Aldo Avilez that has created a variety of delicious, made-from-scratch and original recipe menus, with options from delicious hors-d’oeuvres, to hearty custom buffets, and multi-course, plated meals, customized for your event.
- They do not charge a room rental fee, just a food & beverage minimum (a minimum spend on food & beverages before tax & gratuity) to reserve the space. The minimum varies based on the time of day and day of the week of your event.
- Events- a rehearsal dinner, a corporate meeting, a birthday party or just an excuse to catch-up with old friends
- They can customize your menu to best fit the occasion
- The Fish Market can accommodate 25-200 guests.
- They also offer private group Happy Hours at our second floor bars.
- Events- From bridal luncheons to rehearsal dinners to family reunions and graduations
- Spaces- The Captain’s Quarters, The Crow’s Nest, The Bridge, The King’s Room, The Potomac Patio
- Events- business function, wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, birthday celebration, anniversary party or other special event
- Their Capitol Room offers magnificent views of the Potomac River and Washington D.C., for up to 80 guests
- They can create a specialized menu for a dinner or offer an expansive buffet. Their full Our full service bar is also available.
1799 Prime Steak & Seafood
“Nestled in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, 1799 PRIME private dining features an experience tailored just for you. From board dinners to courtyard weddings, we are happy to serve you” (1799 Prime).
King & Rye
“Our contemporary yet casual private event space at King & Rye in Alexandria, VA features a presentation kitchen, outdoor terrace, outdoor courtyard, and full bar. For larger events, choose our outdoor seasonal patio or 50-seat semi-private dining room featuring an exciting view of the open kitchen” (King & Rye).
“Vermilion offers deceptively simple modern American cooking in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. From seasonal cooking using local, farm-raised products whenever possible to the warmth of its ambiance and graciousness of hospitality its staff brings to the table, vermilion serves as an ideal location for a casual weekday dinner, a special occasion destination, or simply a great gathering place for drinks with friends” (Vermilion).
- Cedar Knoll can accommodate 200 guests inside the restaurant, and an additional 90 outside.
- Rooms- Botanical Room (up to 40 guests), Presidential Room (up to 40 guests), Lafayette Room (up to 60 guests), Pergola Covered Patio (up to 55 guests)
- Can create custom menus, rearrange floor plans, assist with decor, and so much more.
BARCA Pier & Wine Bar
“We provide the perfect waterfront backdrop for events, as well as special catering selections perfect for home or office parties. Fill out our events/private parties form and a representative will be in touch within 1-2 days” (Barca).
Ada’s on the River
- The 260-seat restaurant includes 160 indoor seats, including a 32-seat private dining room, and 100 seats on the outdoor patio.
- Ada’s talented culinary team has created a variety of delicious, made-from-scratch menus. Options range from delicious hors d’oeuvres to multi-course plated meals.
- Private dining room- The 32-seat private dining room features a large tv screen for presentations, red wood paneling, a built-in wine rack, and flexible seating arrangements.
- Restaurant buyout- A full restaurant buyout includes the exclusive use of the main dining room, private dining room, and patio spaces for up to 260 guests.
Mia’s Italian Kitchen
- Housed in a historic Italianate building in Old Town Alexandria, Mia’s Italian Kitchen provides a unique, stylish venue for private events.
- The restaurant offers elegantly appointed interiors with flexible layout options, including dining & bar areas as well as a sofa lounge.
- Their talented culinary team has created a variety of delicious, made-from-scratch menus, ranging from delicious hors d’oeuvre platters, to hearty custom buffets, and multi-course plated meals.
- They have an event coordinator on staff to assist with planning private events
- Event spaces-
- First Floor Dining Room & Bar- Accommodates approximately 45 guests for a sit-down meal in the dining room, and 100 for a cocktail reception.
- Second Floor Dining Room- Can accommodate 60 guests throughout the space for a sit-down meal or a cocktail reception.
- Full restaurant buyout- A full restaurant buyout includes the exclusive use of both floors for cocktail parties up to 200 guests, and provides table seating for 100 plus bar seating for 40 for a plated or buffet meal.
There are so many great rehearsal dinner locations in Alexandria, Virginia. If you are planning to have your rehearsal dinner in Old Town, contact one of these restaurants for more information. If we missed any great spots, let us know. We are always looking for the best spots for our couples!