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We are excited to be partnering with these wedding services and businesses for the 2021 Alexandria Wedding Showcase! Check out the special offers below! The 2021 Alexandria Wedding Showcase is sponsored by Alexandria Living Magazine.
ALEXANDRIA PASTRY SHOP AND CATERING
3690 King St. Suite H,
Bradlee Shopping Center
All of the Alexandria Pastry Shop’s cakes, pastries and confections are made from scratch, with the finest and freshest ingredients available. We use only sweet butter and fresh cream from Shenandoah Valley creameries, farm fresh eggs, the finest chocolate from Belgium and France and fresh fruit.
Check in at Alexandria Pastry Shop by setting up an appointment for a tasting! The tasting can be scheduled for anytime this spring and your check in will count if you make the appointment between April 17 – 25. Call 703-578-4144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special offer: Have Alexandria Pastry Shop provide your wedding cake and deserts, and you’ll receive a certificate for a free 7-inch one-year anniversary cake!
480 King St.
Host an absolutely unforgettable wedding in the heart of charming Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. For every couple dreaming of a perfectly exquisite event, our luxury hotel specializes in dreams come true. From reserving rooms for out of town guests, to crafting custom catering menus, and arranging décor, our team of experienced planners will help you customize every detail of your wedding celebration.
Check in by stopping by on April 17 or calling anytime during the week to set up a tour appointment. You can talk to the Morrison House team at The Alexandrian on April 17, too!
Special offer: Between April 17 – 25, check in with five participating wedding partners listed in this program and you will automatically be entered to win a date night at The Alexandrian or Morrison House, including a one-night stay, dinner at King & Rye and a Couples Portrait Experience from Steve Johnson Photography. See prizes page for details.
1212 King St.
Looking for a fun venue to host a bridal shower, bachelorette outing, or have a custom wedding sign made? Check out AR Workshop at 1212 King St.
Special offer: Swing by on Saturday, April 17 to check in and pick up your complimentary wedding-themed ‘Take & Make' Kit, $10 off your first workshop, and 10% off at the Boutique Gift Shop! Be sure to inquire about other specials and events, too!
BLOOM FRESH FLOWERS
625 S Washington Street.
Bloom Fresh Flowers is a high-end artisan florist, providing exceptional flower design and florist services for discerning clientele. We deliver flowers to corporate businesses, five-star hotels, and private homes in Alexandria, VA, and throughout the Washington DC Metro Area.
To check in, swing by Bloom Fresh Flowers or make an appointment for a private consultation.
Special offer: Free delivery for attendees! Just mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase.
BLOOMS OF PARADISE
Artisanal arrangements tailored to your taste. Addicted to sowing and tending the seeds that bind communities, Blooms of Paradise has been giving away the store since 2018. In 2020, the Commonwealth certified it as a woman-owned microbusiness.
Check in on April 17 when you stop by Hotel Indigo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to meet Brooke and see some of her arrangements. Or, set up an appointment with her through her website!
Special offer: Showcase attendees checking in with Blooms of Paradise from April 17 - 25 may choose one boutonnière, wedding party arrangement or centrepiece free upon purchase of a wedding package! There is a limit of one promotional item per customer, and clients must mention this promotion during their consultation. The retail value of the item you select will be on par with similar items in your package.
BOXWOOD & BLOOM EVENTS
Your vision is organized, executed and done. Boxwood & Bloom Events is a boutique wedding and event planning firm based in Northern Virginia. We specialize in creating and achieving meticulous events tailored to the needs of the hosts and their guests.
Check in by setting up an appointment (call or visit their website).
Special offer: 10% off of a planning or coordination service for Alexandria Wedding Showcase attendees!
CITY EXPERIENCES BY HORNBLOWER
0 Cameron St. (behind the Torpedo Factory)
Imagine the Washington waterfront as the backdrop to your special day. We’re here to bring your wedding dreams to life. Plan your ceremony or reception on any Hornblower boat and enjoy flexible options and elevated enhancements your guests will remember long after the last dance.
Meet the City Experiences by Hornblower team at Hotel Indigo on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Or, set up a tour and get more information about booking your special event, by reaching out to Maykayla Hazelton at Maykayla.Hazelton@Hornblower.com or call 202-264-3628.
Special offer April 17 - 25: Receive a complimentary bar upgrade with a wedding-related event booking when you mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase.
At Colorfully Yours Weddings & Events, your happiness is our goal! If what we do makes you smile and lets you live in the moment and love every second of it, we will consider our job done! We're a wedding planning service that adores the unique and diverse couples we work with, and can't wait to learn more about you. Whether you want help from start to finish with our Full Planning Service, or just some help bringing all of your amazing plans to life with our Wedding Coordination package, we're ready to make your Big Day unforgettable!
Check in by meeting Amanda at Hotel Indigo on April 17 or by emailing email@example.com or calling 765-215-8974 to book an appointment.
Special offer: Receive a $100 discount off services! Just mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase during your appointment to lock in the deal!
We're wedding coordinators...what's your superpower? At Completely Coordinated, what's most important is what we do for you! We have one key goal in mind: ensure you have the best day, without the stress.
Check in by making an appointment for an initial consultation (call or visit the website).
Special offer: Any couple that books Completely Coordinated and the White Package will get a free upgrade to our wedding planning platform, Aisle Planner, for the entire length of their planning process. This is more than a $250 value! Make an appointment by calling Completely Coordinated today! You must mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase to take advantage of this offer.
EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON
ALEXANDRIA OLD TOWN
1900 Diagonal Road.
When you’re ready to say “I DO”, we’ll be here, ready to host the wedding of your dreams next to the courtyard fountain or in the spacious atrium with private reception space in the heart of historic Old Town. Our team will deliver safety and cleaning standards you can trust with Hilton’s EventReady with CleanStay. Make life easy. Ceremony, reception, and accommodations in one location.
Check in by stopping by on April 17 and April 18, or call to set up a tour!
Special offers: Receive a 15% discount on Wedding Package for 2021 available dates, or a 10% discount on Wedding Package for 2022 Friday and Sunday available dates. Also inquire about a special $89 wedding room block rate in 2021.
10709 Gunston Rd., Mason Neck
Say “I do” on the historic grounds at Gunston Hall. With 550 acres of beautiful landscape including a newly renovated garden, you and your guests will have an experience to remember. Ask about special offers for small gatherings due to COVID-19.
To 'check in,' swing by on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-550-9220 to book a tour of this beautiful venue.
Special offer: $250 off Gunston Hall's regularly priced, non-micro wedding packages for couples who book by July 31 and host their wedding here by December 31, 2022.
HILTON GARDEN INN OLD TOWN
1620 Prince St.
The premier location to host your special event! Make your special day more intimate on our charming rooftop overlooking historic Old Town Alexandria — ideal for starlight receptions or micro-weddings of up to 50 people. We are happy to share our wedding packages with you, and will work with you to create the perfect day for you and your soon-to-be spouse!
Check in by visiting us on April 17 between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or contact the hotel to set up an appointment by emailing email@example.com or calling 703-302-8300. The Front Desk team will be available at all other times for drop-in guests.
Special offer: A complimentary room for the night with early check in for any events that are booked at our hotel, including breakfast for two.
HISTORIC ALEXANDRIA: THE LYCEUM AND LLOYD HOUSE GARDENS
Alexandria has a wealth of historic and unique sites for your wedding, from gardens at historic venues to beautiful indoor venues. Speak with the Office of Historic Alexandria about planning a wedding that will go down in the history books.
On April 17, check in for your sweepstakes entry by stopping by The Lyceum at 201 S. Washington St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see this beautiful venue! Or, pop into the Lloyd House Gardens, 220 N. Washington St. (the gates are always open).
April 18 - 25, check in by making an appointment for a private tour anytime this spring! Reach out to Jim Holloway at Jim.Holloway@alexandriava.gov or call him at 703-746-4726.
THE GARDEN BY BUILDING MOMENTUM
5380 Eisenhower Ave., Suite C
Set up an appointment to see this surprisingly beautiful venue! The Garden by Building Momentum is a rustic, industrial-chic event hall on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria. The hall can accommodate 125 people seated and 200 people standing. Outside catering and alcohol are welcome. We would be honored to host your special occasion!
Check in by contacting Moriah to make a tour appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org or call!
Special offer: Couples can receive 10% off their event when they book and mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase.
HOTEL INDIGO OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
220 S. Union Street
Nestled on the shores of one of the busiest ports in early America, Hotel Indigo® Old Town Alexandria is a charming enclave of colonial treasures and historic waterfront architecture. With a spacious outdoor patio, naturally-lit guest rooms, and a picture-perfect setting, our boutique hotel is perfect for couples and guests alike. We can’t wait to see you!
To check in, stop by on April 17 and take a tour of our beautiful property. Appointments for private tours at other times can be booked by clicking here. Mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase!
Special offer: Book your room block or micro-wedding with us, and receive exclusive Alexandria Wedding Showcase attendee perks. We don’t want to ruin the surprise, but think discounted rooms, complimentary upgrades, and champagne.
220 S. Union Street
Hummingbird, located on the waterfront, speaks to the ‘Americana’ heart through indigenous flavors and the spirit of traditions. Our events are approachable and prepared with one intention: to bring everything together in perfect harmony — ingredients, presentation and that ephemeral, characteristic that we call ‘soulfulness’.
To check in, stop by Hummingbird on April 17 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. for refreshments, or make an appointment for a tour and tasting!
Gifts from the Birds: $200 gift certificate for the wedding couple and a waived room rental fee for weddings and events booked in August or January. Kenneth Petty at email@example.com.
609 King St.
Online shopping may be great for shoes, but we believe that some purchases require good old-fashioned personalized service, which is what you’ll find when you step through our door. Rest assured there is no sales pressure—no one at King’s Jewelry works on commission. You’ll encounter the same level of amazing customer service whether you're replacing a watch battery or purchasing a diamond ring.
Check in by visiting King's Jewelry — see hours on their website.
Special offer: Stop by during normal business hours between April 17 - 25 for a FREE ring cleaning and inspection, plus a free at-home cleaner!
LETTERING BY LYNNE
Unique invitations, plus beautiful addressing of envelopes and place cards, personalized stationary, hospitality bags, ceremony programs, menus, napkins, table number cards and so much more. One-on-one service and in business for 25 years, make your special day stand out beautifully!
To check in, contact Lynne for an appointment.
Special offer: Take 10% off your wedding invitations package when you mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase!
116 S. Alfred St.
Couples choose the four-diamond Morrison House as the ideal Old Town Alexandria venue for their intimate destination wedding, reception, small ceremony or rehearsal dinner. From reserving accommodations for guests, designing menus, and arranging décor, our team will help you customize every detail of your wedding.
Meet the Morrison House team at The Alexandrian, 420 King St., on April 17. Or, contact the Morrison House for a private tour anytime this spring!
Special offer: Between April 17 – 25, check in with five participating wedding partners listed in this program and you will automatically be entered to win a date night at The Alexandrian or Morrison House, including a one-night stay, dinner at King & Rye and a Couples Portrait Experience from Steve Johnson Photography.
MUELLER ORIOL AGENCY EVENT INSURANCE
703-369-6201 or 703-244-2985
What if... what if... what if?! Things happen — like pandemics — and it's a really smart idea to get insurance for your event. Mueller Oriol Agency offers wedding and event insurance in addition to serving all of your lifetime insurance needs, from renters' policies to insurance for your home, auto, jewelry, life and much more. Contact them today for peace of mind!
PRAHA BEADS AND JEWELRY
215 S. Union St. (Second Floor, Suite 8)
We are a bead boutique specializing in semi-precious gemstones, African beads, wooden beads, glass beads from all over the world, including the Czech Republic, Swarovski crystals, tools and precious metal findings. We also teach workshops from Intro to Jewelry Design to more advanced skills.
Special offer: Take 15% off on bridal jewelry purchased on April 17 from the boutique or custom bridal/bridesmaid jewelry orders placed that weekend (April 17 - 18). Praha Beads and Jewelry is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18. Weekday hours are listed on the website.
RESIDENCE INN OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
1456 Duke St.
With studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, full kitchens, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and walking distance to a variety of restaurants and shops, The Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town/ Duke Street hotel is fully equipped to host your visitors and wedding guests.
Check in by viewing the hotel showrooms from April 17 -24 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Easy parking! You can park your vehicles directly in front of the hotel. No need to park in the garage. And be sure to inform the front desk that you are here for the Alexandria Wedding Showcase to receive keys to showrooms and more information.
Special offer: Residence Inn by Marriott is making it easier than ever to plan your wedding room block. Book your weekend group stay of 10 rooms or more to arrive before Dec. 31, 2021 and enjoy 50% off daily parking rates and a complimentary upgrade for one 1 Bedroom Bridal Suite. (Offer based on 10 room night minimum stay and signed contract by May 31, 2021). For additional information, contact Joan Dienzo at 202-379-6697 or by email at Joan.Dienzo@Marriott.com.
25 S. Quaker Lane
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company is a full-service catering company and restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia founded by John Snedden. This award-winning, wood-only barbeque caterer will provide you and your guests with a remarkable and unique dining experience for your wedding.
Special offer: Call before you arrive Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. from April 17 – 25 and you'll be able to pick up a fun, free swag bag from Rocklands! They'll sign your program for your check in.
If you'd like to schedule a tasting, please make an appointment 48 hrs. in advance by calling 703-778-8000.
ROSALIN'S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
706 S Washington St., Falls Church
Sisters Rosalin and Van opened up Rosalin's Bridal Boutique in 1986. The boutique is now owned by sisters Veronica Ramos and Rosario Ulisse, and their mother, Rosita A. Ramos! We are proud to bring you the refreshed Rosalin's Bridal Boutique! We believe strongly in the customer experience and above all that Love is Love!
Please call to make an appointment!
SAND & STEEL FITNESS
5418 Eisenhower Ave.
Whether you want to work out at home with a virtual personal trainer or come into the gym, Sand and Steel Fitness offers Personal Training, Group Fitness (Crossfit, Powerlifting, Kinstretch), Open Gym, Nutrition Coaching, and more so you're ready to look amazing on your wedding day.
Stop by April 17 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to meet the team! Or, call during Wedding Showcase week April 17 – 25 to set up a private tour and check in for your sweepstakes entry.
Special offer: Anytime this spring, sign up for a FREE personal training session or a FREE week of classes! Go to www.sandandsteelfitness.com/save.
SHERATON OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
801 N. St. Asaph St.
Effortless weddings are our specialty at The Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria. We offer indoor and outdoor spaces ideal for your special day.
Special offer: Book one of our wedding packages by May 31, 2021 and receive the following as our gift to you: 15% off our standard wedding package, food and beverage, a complimentary wedding cake prepared by Alexandria Pastry, AND a Wedding Room Block discount. Book your wedding after June 1 and receive 10% off our packages.
Stop by on Saturday, April 17, or contact Betsy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-518-8795 to make an appointment for a tour and more info!
1506 Mount Vernon Ave.
Smallcakes was originally founded in Kansas City in 2008 by Jeff Martin and has appeared on "Cupcake Wars" and "The View." Smallcakes NOVA is a locally women owned and operated franchise nestled in the heart of Del Ray. All of our cupcakes are made by hand in small batches each and every morning! We offer our standard “jumbo” size cupcakes, mini cupcakes and the standard cupcake size in by special order in more than 200 flavors to accommodate any event or celebration!
Special offer April 17 - 25: 10% OFF 4 or more cupcakes. Must show passport (paper or digital) at checkout.
STEVE JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Your wedding day is the beginning of a new amazing story. It is truly and honor for me to share in preserving the smiles, the tears, the laughter and all of the emotion of your special day for a lifetime. I can't wait to hear your vision and plans for yours.
Meet Steve at Hotel Indigo, 220 S. Union St., from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17!
You could win a Complimentary Bridal Portrait Session from Steve Johnson Photography — be sure to meet with or schedule appointments with at least five vendors between April 17 - 25 to be entered into the sweepstakes!
Special offer April 17 - 25: Take 10% off Wedding Photography Collections for attendees if booked by May 31, 2021.
1102 King St.
Unique jewelry carefully curated for every taste and budget. Gold, diamonds, estate, antiques, gemstones, sterling silver, pearls, fashion and gifts. Engagement rings, custom bridesmaid jewelry, and a great selection of customizable wedding rings. Custom design, jewelry repair, restringing and appraisal service also available.
Special offer: Take 15% off all jewelry from April 17 - 25 when you mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase. This includes diamond engagement rings, wedding bands and bridal jewelry.
UNION STREET PUBLIC HOUSE
121 S. Union St.
Celebrate your love in the time of the pandemic with a Micro Wedding. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Union Street has three unique packages to accommodate the size of your party intimately and safely. Each package includes all aspects of a traditional wedding, on a reduced scale.
Special offers: Mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase when you stop by
Bridal Showers: Union Street Public House will be offering a complimentary charcuterie platter crafted with generous portions of artisanal cured meats, local cheeses, pickled vegetables, house-made jam, and crostini.
Rehearsal Dinners: Kick off your wedding festivities with a complimentary sparkling rosé toast for you and your guests to enjoy as you are seated for dinner.
Wedding: Host your wedding at Union Street, and let’s do it again a year later! Celebrate your first anniversary with a complimentary 4-course, chef-created tasting menu designed just for you and your spouse, complete with a glass of champagne.
Visitor's Center, Ramsay House, 221 King St.
Between its historic charm, red brick architecture, and stunning waterfront views, it is no wonder why Amazon.com ranked Alexandria as the “#1 Most Romantic City in the U.S." Our Wedding Specialist will make planning stress-free at absolutely no cost to you and help you find perfect venue for your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner and even a post-wedding brunch and connect you with the best vendors to ensure a memorable and flawless event.
Special offer: FREE wedding planning services! To get started, fill out the form at visitalexandriava.com/weddings/contact.
WEAR EVER JEWELRY
1112 King St.
Wear Ever Jewelry Gallery and Studio School in historic Old Town Alexandria sells hand-crafted jewelry by a curated selection of US-based artists and offers small-group classes in jewelry making in a light-filled, well-equipped studio.
Watch their video here — and be sure to ask about special offers when you call or stop by!
Check in by stopping by from noon - 5 p.m. April 17 or during normal business hours anytime during the week. Or, contact Jennifer Park through her website form at weareverjewelry.com.
Special offer: Take 10% off a group class when you mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase. Great for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, wedding day jewelry, and gifts. Names and wedding date can be pre-inscribed on the back/inside and each guest can personalize the other side to suit their taste.
THE WESTIN ALEXANDRIA OLD TOWN
400 Courthouse Square
With a nice blend of modern convenience and boutique sophistication, The Westin Alexandria Old Town is perfect for conducting business and exploring historic charm. Lounge in luxury in our contemporary rooms, where you can seek entertainment on our flat-panel TVs and prioritize productivity at our ergonomic workstations. Once hunger arises, delight in the convenience of our 24-hour room service, and savor carefully crafted American cuisine at our on-site restaurant. Planning a special occasion? Celebrate your happily-ever-after in our sophisticated venues.
Check in by stopping by from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekends or 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays and speak with the front desk for a tour!
Special offer: Choose your wedding gift from The Westin team from a generous list of specials — ask for details when you stop by and mention the Alexandria Wedding Showcase.