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Hollin Hall/The Meeting House

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

1909 Windmill Lane
Alexandria, VA 22307 US (map)

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703-625-2330

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Only 4 miles south of Alexandria, Hollin Hall and the Meeting House are located on a 7-acre campus that was originally a part of George Mason's estate. Hollin Hall is a gracious Georgian... Read more
Only 4 miles south of Alexandria, Hollin Hall and the Meeting House are located on a 7-acre campus that was originally a part of George Mason's estate. Hollin Hall is a gracious Georgian manor house surrounded by mature boxwood gardens. The Meeting House is a spacious, contemporary site for larger weddings and receptions. A beautiful curved brick wall surrounds our romantic, 3-tiered boxwood garden that is the perfect site for weddings. Photographic opportunities abound. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion, Religious
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Everything was great from start to finish at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church. The wedding coordinator, Amanda, is wonderful to work with and very responsive. Plus, she made sure the garden was perfect for our wedding. The white gates were cleaned and so were the chairs. Also, on the day of she made sure nothing (within her power) went wrong. She even asked some kids to be quiet on the playground nearby so they wouldn't disturb our ceremony. And as for the grounds, this place is full of great photo opportunities. The rental included the historic Hollin Hall as well as the Meeting House and the beautiful grounds. So there were plenty of places also to have the ceremony indoors in case of rain. I liked the room that us girls got dressed in at Hollin Hall. There was good lighting in the early afternoon and plenty of space to spread out to get ready. All in all I am very happy with our decision to have our ceremony at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church. Not to mention the price was better than my own church down the street and much prettier inside and out.
Everything was great from start to finish at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church. The wedding coordinator, Amanda, is Read more...
Everything was great from start to finish at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church. The wedding coordinator, Amanda, is wonderful to work with and very responsive. Plus, she made sure the garden was perfect for our wedding. The white gates were cleaned and so were the chairs. Also, on the day of she made sure nothing (within her power) went wrong. She even asked some kids to be quiet on the playground nearby so they wouldn't disturb our ceremony. And as for the grounds, this place is full of great photo opportunities. The rental included the historic Hollin Hall as well as the Meeting House and the beautiful grounds. So there were plenty of places also to have the ceremony indoors in case of rain. I liked the room that us girls got dressed in at Hollin Hall. There was good lighting in the early afternoon and plenty of space to spread out to get ready. All in all I am very happy with our decision to have our ceremony at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church. Not to mention the price was better than my own church down the street and much prettier inside and out. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
5/29/2016
4.5/5.0
What a hidden gem, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood! We used Hollin Hall for our wedding ceremony only. We worked with Amanda for the majority of the planning and Nina was our point of contact during the rehearsal and wedding - both were very helpful, responsive, and friendly to work with. We chose Hollin Hall because: 1) they had a gorgeous outdoor garden area; 2) the church was a great back-up in case it rained; and 3) the price was affordable. We really wanted an outdoor ceremony but the weather was so unpredictable. At the rehearsal, Nina was kind enough to let us know that for an additional $75, we could also set up chairs inside the church as back-up. SOLD! We were so glad we paid the extra fee because on the day of our wedding, it started to rain as soon as they set up the outdoor chairs. It made for a really smooth transition! As other reveiwers have mentioned, they do have some restrictions so be sure to read your contract and ask questions. For example, all deliveries (e.g., flowers) have to be made during the hours you booked. If we could redo our wedding, we would definitely go back to Hollin Hall and have our dream outdoor wedding ceremony!
What a hidden gem, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood! We used Hollin Hall for our wedding ceremony only. We worked with Read more...
What a hidden gem, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood! We used Hollin Hall for our wedding ceremony only. We worked with Amanda for the majority of the planning and Nina was our point of contact during the rehearsal and wedding - both were very helpful, responsive, and friendly to work with. We chose Hollin Hall because: 1) they had a gorgeous outdoor garden area; 2) the church was a great back-up in case it rained; and 3) the price was affordable. We really wanted an outdoor ceremony but the weather was so unpredictable. At the rehearsal, Nina was kind enough to let us know that for an additional $75, we could also set up chairs inside the church as back-up. SOLD! We were so glad we paid the extra fee because on the day of our wedding, it started to rain as soon as they set up the outdoor chairs. It made for a really smooth transition! As other reveiwers have mentioned, they do have some restrictions so be sure to read your contract and ask questions. For example, all deliveries (e.g., flowers) have to be made during the hours you booked. If we could redo our wedding, we would definitely go back to Hollin Hall and have our dream outdoor wedding ceremony! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/15/2014
4.8/5.0
Hollin Hall is a beautiful venue and suitable for weddings of any size and in any season. I was very impressed with the wedding coordinator - Amanda Casey. She's on top of things and very responsive. If there's any negative, it's that this venue has pretty stringent regulations on when guests and vendors must vacate. (This is due to community policy.) At the time of this writing, events must end by 9 p.m., and vendors must be gone by 10 p.m. Hollin Hall is working to receive a time extension. Not a deal breaker, but something prospective couples should be aware of. If you're looking for a venue that will let you party till midnight or 1 a.m., this probably isn't the place for you.

I have no reservations about my upcoming wedding in November. I am confident Hollin Hall will continue making me a happy bride/wedding planner.
Hollin Hall is a beautiful venue and suitable for weddings of any size and in any season. I was very impressed with the Read more...
Hollin Hall is a beautiful venue and suitable for weddings of any size and in any season. I was very impressed with the wedding coordinator - Amanda Casey. She's on top of things and very responsive. If there's any negative, it's that this venue has pretty stringent regulations on when guests and vendors must vacate. (This is due to community policy.) At the time of this writing, events must end by 9 p.m., and vendors must be gone by 10 p.m. Hollin Hall is working to receive a time extension. Not a deal breaker, but something prospective couples should be aware of. If you're looking for a venue that will let you party till midnight or 1 a.m., this probably isn't the place for you.

I have no reservations about my upcoming wedding in November. I am confident Hollin Hall will continue making me a happy bride/wedding planner. Read less
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Dorit
Wedding:
4/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a fantastic wedding here this weekend! The setting is gorgeous - there are so many great indoor and outdoor spots here and we took full advantage. Amanda was great to work with, really flexible and helpful. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a great venue in Alexandria.
We had a fantastic wedding here this weekend! The setting is gorgeous - there are so many great indoor and outdoor spots Read more...
We had a fantastic wedding here this weekend! The setting is gorgeous - there are so many great indoor and outdoor spots here and we took full advantage. Amanda was great to work with, really flexible and helpful. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a great venue in Alexandria. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding at Hollin Hall (mid-October). I was SO lucky that there was a weekend still available just 3 months before the month I wanted. I had found one other spot in the area that was ...nice. I took my fiance there to show him, and he agreed that it "would work." Then I found Hollin Hall. We both went to visit Hollin Hall, and we both agreed within seconds that it was an amazing spot. We cancelled our hold on the other venue and went with Hollin Hall. We are both so glad we did. Everyone who came to our wedding commented how beautiful the venue was. The cost was reasonable, especially considered that you get use of the gardens out back, where we were luckily able to hold our ceremony, as well as inside the historic Hollin House. When it started raining after the ceremony, we were all glad for the inside space! While I was disappointed by the rain because it meant less time out in the lovely gardens, I was SO happy to have a beautiful indoor space to use that was not a bland reception hall. I will also say that Amanda, the Hollin Hall coordinator, was fantastic. I loved her, my husband loved her, and both of our moms. She answered all of our questions throughout the planning process, was always responsive when contacted, was willing to work with me on viewing times beforehand, and the day of the wedding, even after working an event that same morning and having a cold, she was patient and kind and helpful throughout our wedding that afternoon/evening. Everything was perfect, and Hollin Hall certainly helped make it so!
I recently had my wedding at Hollin Hall (mid-October). I was SO lucky that there was a weekend still available just 3 Read more...
I recently had my wedding at Hollin Hall (mid-October). I was SO lucky that there was a weekend still available just 3 months before the month I wanted. I had found one other spot in the area that was ...nice. I took my fiance there to show him, and he agreed that it "would work." Then I found Hollin Hall. We both went to visit Hollin Hall, and we both agreed within seconds that it was an amazing spot. We cancelled our hold on the other venue and went with Hollin Hall. We are both so glad we did. Everyone who came to our wedding commented how beautiful the venue was. The cost was reasonable, especially considered that you get use of the gardens out back, where we were luckily able to hold our ceremony, as well as inside the historic Hollin House. When it started raining after the ceremony, we were all glad for the inside space! While I was disappointed by the rain because it meant less time out in the lovely gardens, I was SO happy to have a beautiful indoor space to use that was not a bland reception hall. I will also say that Amanda, the Hollin Hall coordinator, was fantastic. I loved her, my husband loved her, and both of our moms. She answered all of our questions throughout the planning process, was always responsive when contacted, was willing to work with me on viewing times beforehand, and the day of the wedding, even after working an event that same morning and having a cold, she was patient and kind and helpful throughout our wedding that afternoon/evening. Everything was perfect, and Hollin Hall certainly helped make it so! Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.8/5.0
What a beautiful and peaceful tucked away gem of a venue. Nothing but compliments from our guests of how pretty it was and unique! Amanda Casey was so easy to work with and helpful! I really appreciate her and the house was simply gorgeous for our reception!! Very convenient and Large bathroom to bustle my dress in. LOL Tons of parking and a simply gorgeous setting with all the gardens. Even though it rained a little the Garden provided some covering and we simply loved it!! 5 stars, highly recommended!!
What a beautiful and peaceful tucked away gem of a venue. Nothing but compliments from our guests of how pretty it was and Read more...
What a beautiful and peaceful tucked away gem of a venue. Nothing but compliments from our guests of how pretty it was and unique! Amanda Casey was so easy to work with and helpful! I really appreciate her and the house was simply gorgeous for our reception!! Very convenient and Large bathroom to bustle my dress in. LOL Tons of parking and a simply gorgeous setting with all the gardens. Even though it rained a little the Garden provided some covering and we simply loved it!! 5 stars, highly recommended!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/30/2013
4.7/5.0
Hollin Hall was where I had my wedding reception. It is a beautiful venue and many of my guests commented on how nice and unique a setting it is. Luckily even though it was the end of March the weather was nice so my guests could enjoy the gardens and patio as well.
I would recommend Hollin Hall (the house part of the site) for anyone with a smaller wedding. We had about 70 guests, which was perfect, but if we had many more guests it might have felt pretty cramped even though the capacity is for up to 140.
My wedding venue coordinator was Nina Tisara, although she has since retired and someone else is doing it now. Nina was always great and very prompt about returning my emails and answering my questions. We had to sign a really long, restrictive contract in order to use the venue but as it turned out there was actually some flexibility on some parts of it, which made the day even better.
There were a couple things I didn't like, for example given that the site is in a residential area the music volume has to be pretty low, which made it hard to hear in the back of the house where people were eating, especially when there is conversation. I felt this limited the amount of dancing to some degree. However, given the small size of the venue and the floorplan (it is a house after all), I think it worked out pretty well. I'd recommend this site to anyone with a small wedding who is interested in vintage style weddings.
Hollin Hall was where I had my wedding reception. It is a beautiful venue and many of my guests commented on how nice and Read more...
Hollin Hall was where I had my wedding reception. It is a beautiful venue and many of my guests commented on how nice and unique a setting it is. Luckily even though it was the end of March the weather was nice so my guests could enjoy the gardens and patio as well.
I would recommend Hollin Hall (the house part of the site) for anyone with a smaller wedding. We had about 70 guests, which was perfect, but if we had many more guests it might have felt pretty cramped even though the capacity is for up to 140.
My wedding venue coordinator was Nina Tisara, although she has since retired and someone else is doing it now. Nina was always great and very prompt about returning my emails and answering my questions. We had to sign a really long, restrictive contract in order to use the venue but as it turned out there was actually some flexibility on some parts of it, which made the day even better.
There were a couple things I didn't like, for example given that the site is in a residential area the music volume has to be pretty low, which made it hard to hear in the back of the house where people were eating, especially when there is conversation. I felt this limited the amount of dancing to some degree. However, given the small size of the venue and the floorplan (it is a house after all), I think it worked out pretty well. I'd recommend this site to anyone with a small wedding who is interested in vintage style weddings. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Hollin Hall was the perfect location for our reception. Nina was wonderful to work with. She was helpful in so many ways! Our guests raved about how beautiful the location was and how perfect it was for our reception!
Hollin Hall was the perfect location for our reception. Nina was wonderful to work with. She was helpful in so many ways! Read more...
Hollin Hall was the perfect location for our reception. Nina was wonderful to work with. She was helpful in so many ways! Our guests raved about how beautiful the location was and how perfect it was for our reception! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.3/5.0
Location wise, I love love love Hollin Hall and our wedding was really magical. let's be real, they are not flexible at all, just things like even though they have a sound system you have to bring your own, they charge you for everything, like setting up extra chairs JIC it rains, they set ours up in the wrong place and wouldn't re-set them up in the place we wanted, and still charged us for setting them up. Luckily, our awesome caterer picked up the slack..so in the end it went off without a hitch...but let me tell you, you don't want to get an e-mail telling you that some chairs are set up in the wrong place and no, they won't move them, at 11:30 pm the night before your wedding...you have enough to deal with as it is. You get charged extra if you don't use one of their caterers, or want to have a longer wedding, they have trouble with their neighbors so there was all this drama about the wedding going past 9:30 pm.
Long story short, this place is a total pain in the ass to deal with, not personally, our go between was nice enough, just in terms of how many rules and complications and charges they have. But, they are also, in my opinion, the prettiest, most good vibes, enchanting location around... and not more expensive than others... so maybe if you can afford it, you can hire a wedding planner or someone to deal with the problems that arise from an inflexible working situation.
Location wise, I love love love Hollin Hall and our wedding was really magical. let's be real, they are not flexible at Read more...
Location wise, I love love love Hollin Hall and our wedding was really magical. let's be real, they are not flexible at all, just things like even though they have a sound system you have to bring your own, they charge you for everything, like setting up extra chairs JIC it rains, they set ours up in the wrong place and wouldn't re-set them up in the place we wanted, and still charged us for setting them up. Luckily, our awesome caterer picked up the slack..so in the end it went off without a hitch...but let me tell you, you don't want to get an e-mail telling you that some chairs are set up in the wrong place and no, they won't move them, at 11:30 pm the night before your wedding...you have enough to deal with as it is. You get charged extra if you don't use one of their caterers, or want to have a longer wedding, they have trouble with their neighbors so there was all this drama about the wedding going past 9:30 pm.
Long story short, this place is a total pain in the ass to deal with, not personally, our go between was nice enough, just in terms of how many rules and complications and charges they have. But, they are also, in my opinion, the prettiest, most good vibes, enchanting location around... and not more expensive than others... so maybe if you can afford it, you can hire a wedding planner or someone to deal with the problems that arise from an inflexible working situation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We could not have asked for a more perfect venue for our day. We could not have been more happy and joyous.

Hollin Hall is a gem. We received a lot of value for our money. They recently renovated their hall lobby area and it came out great. We loved the large circular stained glass window in the hall. Beautiful! Hollin Hall has plenty of parking. Which was important for us. We didn’t want our guest to struggle. The Hall was a perfect size for our 115 guest. Amanda was wonderful. Pleasant, helpful, and always willing to work with us.

Hollin Hall was the perfect venue for our wedding. I can recommend Hollin Hall. “I will have my next wedding there!” Well, actually, I’m gonna just stick with the one wedding.
We could not have asked for a more perfect venue for our day. We could not have been more happy and joyous.

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We could not have asked for a more perfect venue for our day. We could not have been more happy and joyous.

Hollin Hall is a gem. We received a lot of value for our money. They recently renovated their hall lobby area and it came out great. We loved the large circular stained glass window in the hall. Beautiful! Hollin Hall has plenty of parking. Which was important for us. We didn’t want our guest to struggle. The Hall was a perfect size for our 115 guest. Amanda was wonderful. Pleasant, helpful, and always willing to work with us.

Hollin Hall was the perfect venue for our wedding. I can recommend Hollin Hall. “I will have my next wedding there!” Well, actually, I’m gonna just stick with the one wedding. Read less
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