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Kimpton Morrison House

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

116 S. Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 US

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703-838-8000

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We can think of no better place to honor your union than in our elegant hotel where personalized, engaged service reigns supreme. Named one of the Best Wedding Venues by Washingtonian... Read more
We can think of no better place to honor your union than in our elegant hotel where personalized, engaged service reigns supreme. Named one of the Best Wedding Venues by Washingtonian magazine, Kimpton Morrison House sits in the heart of a beloved, historic town where revered relics of the past coexist alongside treasures of the present. You and your guests will enjoy our property’s classic warmth and contemporary sophistication, along with the following draws:

Beautiful weddings for up to 64 guests with delectable catering from on our on-site restaurant

Cocktail receptions for up to 100 guests in exquisite spaces

Our Federal-style building’s graceful entrance that makes for remarkable receptions and capturing memorable moments

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Hotel, Mansion, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, 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?
75
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had an intimate (22 guests) Friday evening wedding at the Morrison House and we can't say enough about the entire staff for their professionalism, friendliness, and competence. We actually booked the Morrison House about a month before it was to undergo a major renovation, and although we were a little nervous whether it would all be complete in time everything went off without a hitch. We cannot possibly name all the wonderful folks that contributed to the success of our wedding, but let me just name a few. Katie Rehnberg, the event coordinator, is amazing. Put simply, she was the lynchpin that kept the whole thing together. She was on top of every aspect, provided advice when needed based on her experience, never judged our decisions, and was just a pleasure to work with. Chef Robert prepared an amazing menu from appetizers to entrees and was always accessible and was very accommodating for our couple vegan guests. Martin, the head the event staff, was great. He ensured everything went as planned, checked in when necessary to ensure we were happy with everything, and was totally flexible when we decided to keep the reception and bar going for an extra half hour. Our bartender, as well, was spot on, professional, and kept an organized and always stocked bar. Since we went with the hotel's Elopement Package the Morrison House had either contracted or recommended venders for many of the other services we needed and everyone was as professional and competent as their own staff.

At the last minute we decided to hold our post-wedding brunch at the Morrison House and thanks to Katie, Martin, and the whole staff it went off perfectly.

No compliment is probably more fitting than if we had to do it all again or need an event space in the future we will not hesitate to go with the Morrison House.
We had an intimate (22 guests) Friday evening wedding at the Morrison House and we can't say enough about the entire staff Read more...
We had an intimate (22 guests) Friday evening wedding at the Morrison House and we can't say enough about the entire staff for their professionalism, friendliness, and competence. We actually booked the Morrison House about a month before it was to undergo a major renovation, and although we were a little nervous whether it would all be complete in time everything went off without a hitch. We cannot possibly name all the wonderful folks that contributed to the success of our wedding, but let me just name a few. Katie Rehnberg, the event coordinator, is amazing. Put simply, she was the lynchpin that kept the whole thing together. She was on top of every aspect, provided advice when needed based on her experience, never judged our decisions, and was just a pleasure to work with. Chef Robert prepared an amazing menu from appetizers to entrees and was always accessible and was very accommodating for our couple vegan guests. Martin, the head the event staff, was great. He ensured everything went as planned, checked in when necessary to ensure we were happy with everything, and was totally flexible when we decided to keep the reception and bar going for an extra half hour. Our bartender, as well, was spot on, professional, and kept an organized and always stocked bar. Since we went with the hotel's Elopement Package the Morrison House had either contracted or recommended venders for many of the other services we needed and everyone was as professional and competent as their own staff.

At the last minute we decided to hold our post-wedding brunch at the Morrison House and thanks to Katie, Martin, and the whole staff it went off perfectly.

No compliment is probably more fitting than if we had to do it all again or need an event space in the future we will not hesitate to go with the Morrison House. Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
10/23/2015
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful Friday evening wedding in October 2015 using the Morrison House's Elope With Your Friends package. We had a total of 35 people and everyone who attended raved about how beautiful the rooms were and how amazing the food tasted.

Katie the Catering Manager was on top of every detail which was especially helpful to me when my friend and day-of coordinator had her leave unexpectedly cancelled only two days before the wedding! Not only did Katie place everything exactly the way I wanted for the wedding, she added a few unexpected and thoughtful details which turned out beautifully.

I have a difficult time making decisions and was looking for a place that would provide a classy but intimate ceremony and reception space but in a wedding-in-a-box type of package. This place nailed it! The Elopement Package is a great value and, while priced for only 20 people, additional guests can be added (which is what we did). The Elopement Package includes a list of vendors to choose from for flowers, cake, music, and an officiant. We used local vendors from the list who were all easy and fun to work with. Our florist was Sweet Root Village, cake was from Alexandria Pastry Shop, and our guitarist was Jennifer Twombley. Everyone coordinated directly with the Catering Manager which made things so easy for me. The food and linens were also provided in-house. The food was excellent and the staff was incredibly friendly and very attentive to anything we needed.

Everything was very well-organized, well-coordinated, and an excellent value. If you are looking for an intimate wedding celebration that has all the class and beauty of a large wedding, I highly recommend the Morrison House for your event. Our friends could not stop talking about how much fun they had and how surprised they were that such a beautiful and intimate place existed under the radar in Old Town Alexandria.
We had a wonderful Friday evening wedding in October 2015 using the Morrison House's Elope With Your Friends package. We Read more...
We had a wonderful Friday evening wedding in October 2015 using the Morrison House's Elope With Your Friends package. We had a total of 35 people and everyone who attended raved about how beautiful the rooms were and how amazing the food tasted.

Katie the Catering Manager was on top of every detail which was especially helpful to me when my friend and day-of coordinator had her leave unexpectedly cancelled only two days before the wedding! Not only did Katie place everything exactly the way I wanted for the wedding, she added a few unexpected and thoughtful details which turned out beautifully.

I have a difficult time making decisions and was looking for a place that would provide a classy but intimate ceremony and reception space but in a wedding-in-a-box type of package. This place nailed it! The Elopement Package is a great value and, while priced for only 20 people, additional guests can be added (which is what we did). The Elopement Package includes a list of vendors to choose from for flowers, cake, music, and an officiant. We used local vendors from the list who were all easy and fun to work with. Our florist was Sweet Root Village, cake was from Alexandria Pastry Shop, and our guitarist was Jennifer Twombley. Everyone coordinated directly with the Catering Manager which made things so easy for me. The food and linens were also provided in-house. The food was excellent and the staff was incredibly friendly and very attentive to anything we needed.

Everything was very well-organized, well-coordinated, and an excellent value. If you are looking for an intimate wedding celebration that has all the class and beauty of a large wedding, I highly recommend the Morrison House for your event. Our friends could not stop talking about how much fun they had and how surprised they were that such a beautiful and intimate place existed under the radar in Old Town Alexandria. Read less
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ToBeMrsJBSoon
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
We're so excited to use this venue for our ceremony and reception! It's an absolutely GORGEOUS property, and the wedding coordinator is top notch. They really do offer it ALL to make your wedding day seamless and pain-free. It's an exceptional value too!
We're so excited to use this venue for our ceremony and reception! It's an absolutely GORGEOUS property, and the wedding Read more...
We're so excited to use this venue for our ceremony and reception! It's an absolutely GORGEOUS property, and the wedding coordinator is top notch. They really do offer it ALL to make your wedding day seamless and pain-free. It's an exceptional value too! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Wow! That's all I can really say when looking back on my wedding day this past Saturday. The Morrison House did a WONDERFUL job making our day a special one. From the moment our guests were greeted, until the end when we were saying goodbye the next day, everyone was professional, friendly and helpful. Katie, the Morrison's wedding coordinator, did a great job making sure that all the i's were dotted, and the t's were crossed in terms of logistics for the ceremony and reception. She was always willing to answer all the questions I had, and was 100% available during the actual day in case I needed anything. Also, a shout out to Martin, who I believe is her right hand man, and Guyana (not sure of spelling), the operations manager, and Michael the bartender. They could not be more friendly, helpful and willing to make our day special! And I'm definitely one who loves to be organized and on top of things--that's how they are too, so we all worked great together. And I haven't even mentioned the venue--gorgeous! The transition from room to room was seamless, and our guests all commented on the great food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. I HIGHLY Recommend this venue for your wedding or any event! And this is coming from someone who wasn't even sure wanted a wedding--but after my experience at the Morrison, I'm so glad we did!!
Wow! That's all I can really say when looking back on my wedding day this past Saturday. The Morrison House did a Read more...
Wow! That's all I can really say when looking back on my wedding day this past Saturday. The Morrison House did a WONDERFUL job making our day a special one. From the moment our guests were greeted, until the end when we were saying goodbye the next day, everyone was professional, friendly and helpful. Katie, the Morrison's wedding coordinator, did a great job making sure that all the i's were dotted, and the t's were crossed in terms of logistics for the ceremony and reception. She was always willing to answer all the questions I had, and was 100% available during the actual day in case I needed anything. Also, a shout out to Martin, who I believe is her right hand man, and Guyana (not sure of spelling), the operations manager, and Michael the bartender. They could not be more friendly, helpful and willing to make our day special! And I'm definitely one who loves to be organized and on top of things--that's how they are too, so we all worked great together. And I haven't even mentioned the venue--gorgeous! The transition from room to room was seamless, and our guests all commented on the great food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. I HIGHLY Recommend this venue for your wedding or any event! And this is coming from someone who wasn't even sure wanted a wedding--but after my experience at the Morrison, I'm so glad we did!! Read less
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Deirdre
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
After getting engaged, my fiancée and I wanted a small, intimate wedding, and were soon overwhelmed by the lack (and cost of!) venues in the DC area. When we found the elopement package at the Morrison House, we felt like we won the lottery! The package includes everything except the photographer for the venue (flowers, cake, food, open bar, musician, officiant, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few other things!). And the vendors they have contracts with are top notch! Katie, the wedding coordinator, is so responsive and fun to work with. My guests were amazed by how beautiful the hotel and the rooms are and how helpful everyone was! If you're looking to have a small wedding, I'd definitely suggest you check out the Morrison House!!
After getting engaged, my fiancée and I wanted a small, intimate wedding, and were soon overwhelmed by the lack (and cost Read more...
After getting engaged, my fiancée and I wanted a small, intimate wedding, and were soon overwhelmed by the lack (and cost of!) venues in the DC area. When we found the elopement package at the Morrison House, we felt like we won the lottery! The package includes everything except the photographer for the venue (flowers, cake, food, open bar, musician, officiant, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few other things!). And the vendors they have contracts with are top notch! Katie, the wedding coordinator, is so responsive and fun to work with. My guests were amazed by how beautiful the hotel and the rooms are and how helpful everyone was! If you're looking to have a small wedding, I'd definitely suggest you check out the Morrison House!! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
I am very happy that we found The Morrison House. It was just perfect for our wedding needs. We wanted to have a very intimate wedding with family and friends, and The Morrison House fit what we needed perfectly.

We chose The Bundled Bliss Package since we were having a small wedding (17 people total). The package included the bouquet and boutonnière, cake, musician, officiant, and other services as well. Katie, the planner, was very accommodating and great to work with. She got back to us in a timely manner and made sure that everything ran smoothly. Katie helped make the night even more special.

The 3 course meal was delicious and the guests raved about the food. Our server was AMAZING...he worked very hard and paid attention to each guest to make sure that they were happy.

The accommodations are very comfortable and the staff is very friendly and professional. There was a bit of a mix up with the wedding suite, but the staff was very apologetic and took the customer service to the next level.

If you are looking for a boutique hotel with an intimate and warm feel, this is the place for you.
I am very happy that we found The Morrison House. It was just perfect for our wedding needs. We wanted to have a very Read more...
I am very happy that we found The Morrison House. It was just perfect for our wedding needs. We wanted to have a very intimate wedding with family and friends, and The Morrison House fit what we needed perfectly.

We chose The Bundled Bliss Package since we were having a small wedding (17 people total). The package included the bouquet and boutonnière, cake, musician, officiant, and other services as well. Katie, the planner, was very accommodating and great to work with. She got back to us in a timely manner and made sure that everything ran smoothly. Katie helped make the night even more special.

The 3 course meal was delicious and the guests raved about the food. Our server was AMAZING...he worked very hard and paid attention to each guest to make sure that they were happy.

The accommodations are very comfortable and the staff is very friendly and professional. There was a bit of a mix up with the wedding suite, but the staff was very apologetic and took the customer service to the next level.

If you are looking for a boutique hotel with an intimate and warm feel, this is the place for you. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with the Morrison House. The wedding package is a great value with amazing service by the entire staff. Sarah, the coordinator, made sure everything moved smoothly the day of and helped us through planning before hand. I could not imagine a better venue for a intimate wedding. The food is delectable and the staff made sure that we, the bride and groom, got first dibs on everything, which we appreciated. I would recommend the Morrison House to everyone and anyone having an intimate wedding.
We had a wonderful experience with the Morrison House. The wedding package is a great value with amazing service by the Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with the Morrison House. The wedding package is a great value with amazing service by the entire staff. Sarah, the coordinator, made sure everything moved smoothly the day of and helped us through planning before hand. I could not imagine a better venue for a intimate wedding. The food is delectable and the staff made sure that we, the bride and groom, got first dibs on everything, which we appreciated. I would recommend the Morrison House to everyone and anyone having an intimate wedding. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife & I recently had our wedding at the Morrison. It was 24 guests, which included my wife & I. We're both extremely happy with how everything turned out. The package we purchased included the officiant, musician, cocktail hour, & a full 3-course meal for all of our guests. If you're looking to do something very nice, but small (without breaking the bank), then this is definitely the way to go. Kudos to my wife for finding this place!
My wife & I recently had our wedding at the Morrison. It was 24 guests, which included my wife & I. We're both extremely Read more...
My wife & I recently had our wedding at the Morrison. It was 24 guests, which included my wife & I. We're both extremely happy with how everything turned out. The package we purchased included the officiant, musician, cocktail hour, & a full 3-course meal for all of our guests. If you're looking to do something very nice, but small (without breaking the bank), then this is definitely the way to go. Kudos to my wife for finding this place! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
We used the Morrison House as our rehearsal dinner venue and the food and location were both perfect. Our wedding was at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria so the Morrison House was extremely convenient for our wedding party and families to walk to. The food was perfect and the setting is beautiful in the private room where our dinner was held. The service during dinner was professional and the whole staff was wonderful.

During planning for the rehearsal however we ran into some issues. The event coordinator seemed a bit unresponsive and was not extremely helpful during planning. We were then switched to a smaller room without being told of the change and were told we could not fit the entire rehearsal dinner party in the smaller room. Once we proved that we had signed the contract and paid for the larger room our contract was rewarded but the inconvenience of the mixup was stressful during an already stressful time.

Overall the experience was a positive one but at time is was frustrating to work with them.
We used the Morrison House as our rehearsal dinner venue and the food and location were both perfect. Our wedding was at Read more...
We used the Morrison House as our rehearsal dinner venue and the food and location were both perfect. Our wedding was at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria so the Morrison House was extremely convenient for our wedding party and families to walk to. The food was perfect and the setting is beautiful in the private room where our dinner was held. The service during dinner was professional and the whole staff was wonderful.

During planning for the rehearsal however we ran into some issues. The event coordinator seemed a bit unresponsive and was not extremely helpful during planning. We were then switched to a smaller room without being told of the change and were told we could not fit the entire rehearsal dinner party in the smaller room. Once we proved that we had signed the contract and paid for the larger room our contract was rewarded but the inconvenience of the mixup was stressful during an already stressful time.

Overall the experience was a positive one but at time is was frustrating to work with them. Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.9/5.0
Morrison House with their catering package from The Grille was the best choice I could have made. I had a small wedding (22pp) and if you want a intimate but high class wedding, this is the right choice. The hotel has a lot of character inside and outside, so there isn't a lot of decorating to do. All of the guest were impressed how seamless the flow of events were. I had my ceremony and dinner reception with their bundled bliss package, which also includes some flowers, officiant, bar, and music (we chose a cellist). Sarah, the catering manager, was sweet and very professional. I gave her a set up list for the day, and everything was executed as planned without question. I wish I could remember their names, but all of the staff and butlers were the best. The guys transitioned the rooms so quickly, no one even noticed who or how it got done. I think some one from the front desk also helped my poor groom with his bow tie! The hotel itself has a warm and caring feeling, and everyone the Morrison House gave that feeling as well.

My only complaint is that their billing department is pretty much unavailable when you have questions and are not responsive. As you are planning your wedding and money is flying out the door, it just adds another layer of unnecessary stress. Payments went off without a hitch otherwise.

I would definitely use Morrison House again. I've already planned a 1 month anniversary dinner!
Morrison House with their catering package from The Grille was the best choice I could have made. I had a small wedding Read more...
Morrison House with their catering package from The Grille was the best choice I could have made. I had a small wedding (22pp) and if you want a intimate but high class wedding, this is the right choice. The hotel has a lot of character inside and outside, so there isn't a lot of decorating to do. All of the guest were impressed how seamless the flow of events were. I had my ceremony and dinner reception with their bundled bliss package, which also includes some flowers, officiant, bar, and music (we chose a cellist). Sarah, the catering manager, was sweet and very professional. I gave her a set up list for the day, and everything was executed as planned without question. I wish I could remember their names, but all of the staff and butlers were the best. The guys transitioned the rooms so quickly, no one even noticed who or how it got done. I think some one from the front desk also helped my poor groom with his bow tie! The hotel itself has a warm and caring feeling, and everyone the Morrison House gave that feeling as well.

My only complaint is that their billing department is pretty much unavailable when you have questions and are not responsive. As you are planning your wedding and money is flying out the door, it just adds another layer of unnecessary stress. Payments went off without a hitch otherwise.

I would definitely use Morrison House again. I've already planned a 1 month anniversary dinner! Read less
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