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Hotel Monaco Alexandria, A Kimpton Hotel

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 US (map)

PHONE

703-519-6850

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Hotel Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, features a landmark Old Town Alexandria wedding site for all your upcoming wedding events. Our boutique Alexandria hotel rooms and suites offer... Read more
Hotel Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, features a landmark Old Town Alexandria wedding site for all your upcoming wedding events. Our boutique Alexandria hotel rooms and suites offer the warm and gracious sanctuary you want for your out-of-town guests and wedding party. Plus, your wedding and event catering is provided by Jackson 20, offering outstanding regional American cuisine and a presentation that will make your wedding event truly unforgettable. 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, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Modern, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Kathryn
Wedding:
3/28/2015
4.8/5.0
Extremely happy with our choice to host our wedding at the Hotel Monaco in Old Town! Trisha Murphy and the entire staff were a pleasure to work with. I never dreamed of having a wedding so beautiful and perfect.

Right from the get go, Trisha was extremely accommodating of our budget and needs. I had a million questions throughout the planning process, and she was very patient with me - and my mother. :) I ended up moving about 4 hours away in the middle of planning the wedding, and even then, I felt confident that I was in good hands.

Everything went perfectly the day of. We ended up having to move our ceremony indoors due to weather, but it was still beautiful. If there were any hiccups, I certainly didn't know about them!

I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywhere else! Thanks to Trisha and the hotel staff for working to make our day so special.
Extremely happy with our choice to host our wedding at the Hotel Monaco in Old Town! Trisha Murphy and the entire staff Read more...
Extremely happy with our choice to host our wedding at the Hotel Monaco in Old Town! Trisha Murphy and the entire staff were a pleasure to work with. I never dreamed of having a wedding so beautiful and perfect.

Right from the get go, Trisha was extremely accommodating of our budget and needs. I had a million questions throughout the planning process, and she was very patient with me - and my mother. :) I ended up moving about 4 hours away in the middle of planning the wedding, and even then, I felt confident that I was in good hands.

Everything went perfectly the day of. We ended up having to move our ceremony indoors due to weather, but it was still beautiful. If there were any hiccups, I certainly didn't know about them!

I couldn't imagine having my wedding anywhere else! Thanks to Trisha and the hotel staff for working to make our day so special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Hotel Monaco was the perfect venue for our wedding. Not only is the venue perfect for a wedding, its location in Old Town Alexandria make it the perfect destination wedding location. We had 50 of our guests staying at the hotel and they all had a great time even though the weather was not very cooperative. There was plenty to do and see for those who had dogs or kids to entertain. Our wedding contact at the hotel was very responsive and professional at all times. She gave great advice and all the references she provided were stellar, from the photographer to the cake baker. Due to the cold weather, the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all had to be inside and we loved the set up for all of it. There is really nothing I could think of that would make me hesitate in my recommendation. The Hotel Monaco is really the perfect venue, especially for a destination wedding .
The Hotel Monaco was the perfect venue for our wedding. Not only is the venue perfect for a wedding, its location in Old Read more...
The Hotel Monaco was the perfect venue for our wedding. Not only is the venue perfect for a wedding, its location in Old Town Alexandria make it the perfect destination wedding location. We had 50 of our guests staying at the hotel and they all had a great time even though the weather was not very cooperative. There was plenty to do and see for those who had dogs or kids to entertain. Our wedding contact at the hotel was very responsive and professional at all times. She gave great advice and all the references she provided were stellar, from the photographer to the cake baker. Due to the cold weather, the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all had to be inside and we loved the set up for all of it. There is really nothing I could think of that would make me hesitate in my recommendation. The Hotel Monaco is really the perfect venue, especially for a destination wedding . Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I really wish we had the words for how happy we are that we chose Hotel Monaco as our wedding venue!! From the very first meeting to the perfect day itself, Trisha Murphy and her talented team went above and beyond to make everything absolutely gorgeous. The hotel is in a great location, and it is so uniquely beautiful, with bright vibrant colors and stylish, contemporary rooms. I wanted to DIY our wedding, so I had a lot of items I brought to Trisha. I feel silly now for ever worrying about ANY of the details, because Trisha and her team took care of every last thing! Trisha always responded immediately and put me right at ease. She also coordinated with all of our vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page. The reception was so much more beautiful than we could have imagined, and all our guests and family members can NOT stop talking about how classy and elegant it was! We were treated like royalty. We were working with a budget, and let me tell you, Trisha kept to it! Every penny we spent was worth it. As for the food... where do we start?! We can't even call it "wedding food" because it was too superb for that kind of title. Stop by Jackson 20 (the restaurant in the hotel, which caters the events) to see for yourself! And, our wedding package included a "Mixologist" appointment with head bartender, Andy. He concocted the most interesting and delicious drinks for our "signature drink" choices which added a fun touch to our day! Special shout out to Trisha, for answering all of my crazy emails and worries and making our dream day a reality! I would recommend the Hotel Monaco for ANY event - our wedding was absolutely perfect and something we will cherish forever!
I really wish we had the words for how happy we are that we chose Hotel Monaco as our wedding venue!! From the very first Read more...
I really wish we had the words for how happy we are that we chose Hotel Monaco as our wedding venue!! From the very first meeting to the perfect day itself, Trisha Murphy and her talented team went above and beyond to make everything absolutely gorgeous. The hotel is in a great location, and it is so uniquely beautiful, with bright vibrant colors and stylish, contemporary rooms. I wanted to DIY our wedding, so I had a lot of items I brought to Trisha. I feel silly now for ever worrying about ANY of the details, because Trisha and her team took care of every last thing! Trisha always responded immediately and put me right at ease. She also coordinated with all of our vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page. The reception was so much more beautiful than we could have imagined, and all our guests and family members can NOT stop talking about how classy and elegant it was! We were treated like royalty. We were working with a budget, and let me tell you, Trisha kept to it! Every penny we spent was worth it. As for the food... where do we start?! We can't even call it "wedding food" because it was too superb for that kind of title. Stop by Jackson 20 (the restaurant in the hotel, which caters the events) to see for yourself! And, our wedding package included a "Mixologist" appointment with head bartender, Andy. He concocted the most interesting and delicious drinks for our "signature drink" choices which added a fun touch to our day! Special shout out to Trisha, for answering all of my crazy emails and worries and making our dream day a reality! I would recommend the Hotel Monaco for ANY event - our wedding was absolutely perfect and something we will cherish forever! Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
10/25/2014
4.8/5.0
We began our wedding journey with Allison as our coordinator. When we looked at the Monaco, we liked how our entire event could be held in one place and how our guests could just go upstairs at the end of the evening. Also, the food from Jackson 20 is fantastic and is really what sold us on holding the wedding at the Monaco in the first place.

Allison left the hotel earlier this year and was replaced by Trisha. Trisha was absolutely AMAZING right from the get go. There were a few times where I hesitated in asking questions or getting information from her just because I didn't want to be a bother, but she ALWAYS promptly responded and never made me feel bad for asking what may have been ridiculous questions.

For all the events leading up to the wedding (tasting, final walkthrough, etc), Trisha was very accommodating to our schedule and would let us come after normal working hours. The tasting was so fun, you, your future spouse and 2 of your friends or family get a HUGE meal and tons of wine to try. We had such a blast deciding on our menu. Alcohol choices were also very important to us, so Trisha actually scheduled a meeting with the head bartender Andy at Jackson 20 so we could taste and pick out signature cocktails for our wedding!

For the event itself, Trisha was amazing at interfacing with all of my vendors, including my two wedding planners, in order to make the event run smoothly. Her catering staff was kind and attentive to us and our guests throughout the evening.

The only reason I knocked off a star for the "value" category is because the food and beverage minimum for a Saturday night is extremely high. We only had 80 total guests, so we struggled to ensure meeting the minimum, even with maxing out food and bar options for our guests. However, everyone who attended RAVED over the food and the booze, so I'm overall very pleased with Hotel Monaco for our wedding venue!
We began our wedding journey with Allison as our coordinator. When we looked at the Monaco, we liked how our entire event Read more...
We began our wedding journey with Allison as our coordinator. When we looked at the Monaco, we liked how our entire event could be held in one place and how our guests could just go upstairs at the end of the evening. Also, the food from Jackson 20 is fantastic and is really what sold us on holding the wedding at the Monaco in the first place.

Allison left the hotel earlier this year and was replaced by Trisha. Trisha was absolutely AMAZING right from the get go. There were a few times where I hesitated in asking questions or getting information from her just because I didn't want to be a bother, but she ALWAYS promptly responded and never made me feel bad for asking what may have been ridiculous questions.

For all the events leading up to the wedding (tasting, final walkthrough, etc), Trisha was very accommodating to our schedule and would let us come after normal working hours. The tasting was so fun, you, your future spouse and 2 of your friends or family get a HUGE meal and tons of wine to try. We had such a blast deciding on our menu. Alcohol choices were also very important to us, so Trisha actually scheduled a meeting with the head bartender Andy at Jackson 20 so we could taste and pick out signature cocktails for our wedding!

For the event itself, Trisha was amazing at interfacing with all of my vendors, including my two wedding planners, in order to make the event run smoothly. Her catering staff was kind and attentive to us and our guests throughout the evening.

The only reason I knocked off a star for the "value" category is because the food and beverage minimum for a Saturday night is extremely high. We only had 80 total guests, so we struggled to ensure meeting the minimum, even with maxing out food and bar options for our guests. However, everyone who attended RAVED over the food and the booze, so I'm overall very pleased with Hotel Monaco for our wedding venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We used the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria for both our ceremony and our reception. The location is perfect, right on King Street, within walking distance of the water and a few other lower-priced hotels (for guests). The venue was absolutely beautiful and perfect and we could not have asked for a better place to get married.

About halfway through our wedding planning the Hotel's wedding coordinator left and a new one was hired. The new coordinator took a bit of time to get situated and I would say that without our outside coordinator (Lindsey Farrell of Kelley Cannon Events) I would have been much more stressed and panicked about the whole thing. Because I had an outside planner I did not have much contact with the Hotel's coordinator but our wedding went smoothly so I assume the coordinator did a fine job working with Lindsey Farrell.

The Hotel did a great job reserving room blocks and helping our guests get a good rate for how amazing and luxurious the hotel is. Our suite (one of the biggest suites in the hotel) was perfect and the staff was attentive and professional.

My only criticism is that the hotel staff itself was a little un-helpful upon checking in, we received two different rooms upon check-in the Friday before the wedding and we were later charged for the mistake. However, Trisha, the event coordinator at the Hotel quickly fixed the mistake once we brought it to her attention.

Overall the hotel is beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a non-religious space for both a ceremony and a reception.
We used the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria for both our ceremony and our reception. The location is perfect, right on King Read more...
We used the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria for both our ceremony and our reception. The location is perfect, right on King Street, within walking distance of the water and a few other lower-priced hotels (for guests). The venue was absolutely beautiful and perfect and we could not have asked for a better place to get married.

About halfway through our wedding planning the Hotel's wedding coordinator left and a new one was hired. The new coordinator took a bit of time to get situated and I would say that without our outside coordinator (Lindsey Farrell of Kelley Cannon Events) I would have been much more stressed and panicked about the whole thing. Because I had an outside planner I did not have much contact with the Hotel's coordinator but our wedding went smoothly so I assume the coordinator did a fine job working with Lindsey Farrell.

The Hotel did a great job reserving room blocks and helping our guests get a good rate for how amazing and luxurious the hotel is. Our suite (one of the biggest suites in the hotel) was perfect and the staff was attentive and professional.

My only criticism is that the hotel staff itself was a little un-helpful upon checking in, we received two different rooms upon check-in the Friday before the wedding and we were later charged for the mistake. However, Trisha, the event coordinator at the Hotel quickly fixed the mistake once we brought it to her attention.

Overall the hotel is beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a non-religious space for both a ceremony and a reception. Read less
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katie
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.6/5.0
Hotel Monaco was my venue for my wedding reception of 130 in May. The staff was great and very easy to work with and contact. Everything that we wanted they made happen. Getting room blocks at the hotel for guests was easy and adding more rooms when needed. The food was great and presented very nice. Guests especially loved the appetizers and the fun mini grilled chesses and mini pulled pork sliders. The only problem we had was with the welcome bags we left at the front desk for the staff to give to guests when they arrived, some of our guests did not get them for whatever reason. I would suggest paying the extra money to have them delivered to guests rooms. Besides that they were wonderful!
Hotel Monaco was my venue for my wedding reception of 130 in May. The staff was great and very easy to work with and Read more...
Hotel Monaco was my venue for my wedding reception of 130 in May. The staff was great and very easy to work with and contact. Everything that we wanted they made happen. Getting room blocks at the hotel for guests was easy and adding more rooms when needed. The food was great and presented very nice. Guests especially loved the appetizers and the fun mini grilled chesses and mini pulled pork sliders. The only problem we had was with the welcome bags we left at the front desk for the staff to give to guests when they arrived, some of our guests did not get them for whatever reason. I would suggest paying the extra money to have them delivered to guests rooms. Besides that they were wonderful! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved our venue! The Hotel Monaco was beautiful and Trisha is amazing!
We loved our venue! The Hotel Monaco was beautiful and Trisha is amazing!
We loved our venue! The Hotel Monaco was beautiful and Trisha is amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue, and food catered by chef was exquisite! The new event coordinator Trisha Murphy is fantastic! She was very flexible with last minute changes and worked hard to make our wedding day run smoothly and was a pleasure to work with.
Beautiful venue, and food catered by chef was exquisite! The new event coordinator Trisha Murphy is fantastic! She was Read more...
Beautiful venue, and food catered by chef was exquisite! The new event coordinator Trisha Murphy is fantastic! She was very flexible with last minute changes and worked hard to make our wedding day run smoothly and was a pleasure to work with. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.2/5.0
I had a very positive experience at the Hotel Monaco. The events planner did change midway through my planning time which presented a few challenges, but overall it was a good experience. The food was fantastic and the staff was very attentive and helpful. Our guests had a phenomenal time and I believe it is part due to the fact that the staff removed any potential distractions to make it seem effortless. It was a great day!
I had a very positive experience at the Hotel Monaco. The events planner did change midway through my planning time which Read more...
I had a very positive experience at the Hotel Monaco. The events planner did change midway through my planning time which presented a few challenges, but overall it was a good experience. The food was fantastic and the staff was very attentive and helpful. Our guests had a phenomenal time and I believe it is part due to the fact that the staff removed any potential distractions to make it seem effortless. It was a great day! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the hotel was incredibly professional. They went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect. No detail was overlooked, the food was wonderful, the courtyard was a beautiful place to get married and have our cocktail hour, and the ballroom was the perfect size for our 120 guests. I am sure I emailed them dozens of times over the months leading up to the wedding and I always got a quick response. We felt incredibly special and looked after on our wedding day, just as you should!
Everyone at the hotel was incredibly professional. They went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect. No Read more...
Everyone at the hotel was incredibly professional. They went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect. No detail was overlooked, the food was wonderful, the courtyard was a beautiful place to get married and have our cocktail hour, and the ballroom was the perfect size for our 120 guests. I am sure I emailed them dozens of times over the months leading up to the wedding and I always got a quick response. We felt incredibly special and looked after on our wedding day, just as you should! Read less
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