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Tell Your Intriguing Love Story At the Historic The Carlyle House, D.C.

Announcing your love to your soulmate is a milestone in the chapter of your story. Saying ‘I do’ symbolizes a new personal historic era for you and your sweetheart. We understand that you want your wedding story to be one of those stories that you want to tell for years to come. So why not add a little more to this priceless moment and exchange your vows at a venue infused deep in history? Plan your historic day at Carlyle House- a venue which has its own fascinating history.

It’s no secret that Old Alexandria, Virginia features endless spots for amazing wedding and engagement shoots. So, don’t leave any stone unturned with our skilled and talented D.C. wedding photographers. This lovely city has so much charm and character. Don’t hesitate to pose for endless romantic pictures with your darling and get the best of frames offered by this gorgeous downtown. The city offers myriads of timeless wedding venues and one of them is Carlyle House which is no less than a fabled stone mansion straight out of your dreams! This location has so much to offer for a lovely outdoor wedding reception in Alexandria.

Beautifully nestled in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Carlyle House is one of a kind wedding venue that offers charm and elegance which is hard to find elsewhere. The beauty and grandeur of this 18th-century historic house lend a fitting backdrop for your historic moment while you get to be in a larger part of history. Allow your D.C. wedding photographer to artistically highlight the southern charm of this ravishing venue in your wedding photographs. 

Built in 1753 by John Carlyle, one of Alexandria’s founders, this vintage stone mansion is an excellent example of Georgian style architecture in the nation. This magnificent Georgian manor house prevailed in Alexandria’s 18th-century landscape confirming the status of Carlyle as a trump and an entrepreneur. In early Alexandria, this vintage house instantly became a center of social and political life. Currently, this majestic estate serves a historic museum for the community as well as a dazzling wedding venue. 

Hosting a Carlyle House wedding is a dream of every couple who has envisioned a classic outdoor wedding reception. The luscious green gardens act as a breath of fresh air and create a panoramic setting for your D.C. wedding photography. Not only for perfect wedding photography but also for the ambiance of the outdoor garden frames an idyllic space to exchange your vows! The brick walls, benches, boxwood parterres, and a lovely cutting garden make the Carlyle House Garden a tranquil escape from the hustle-bustle of the town. Gracefully adorned with charming trees and seasonal vibrant flowers, along with a flat patio area, this well-manicured park is available for rentals from April 1 to October 31. Host an evening reception in the gardens of Carlyle House and recapture the timeless beauty and elegance of this rich history in the most suitable frame. 

If you are planning a small and intimate wedding, then the outdoors can be customized to give you that warm and intimate feel. You can arrange the chairs around the gazebo to embrace the cozy vibes of your loved ones. Decorate the white shining gazebo with beautiful seasonal flowers to make a stunning backdrop for your ‘I do’ moment. Pose with your wedding party under the gazebo. This outdoor venue is as scenic as it is serene, just the way we think couples should start their lives together. Your spectacular outdoor ceremony will unquestionably leave you enchanted. Embellish the trees with white string lights to set the mood of your romantic celebration. 

The centerfold of this property is the pair of blue doors which comes as a nice surprise with an unexpected soothing color. Pose for some amazing and romantic pictures with the love of your life while the cool color of the door sets up the classic framework for your D.C. wedding photography. Let the classic fusion of these signature blue doors and clear blue sky radiate their magic in all your wedding photographs. 

On the other hand, the tented Magnolia Terrace facing the green lawns provides the best place for you to host your sparkling wedding reception. With the capacity to accommodate up to 100 guests, this airy Magnolia Terrace offers scenic surroundings for your receptions, especially during the warmer months. 

We know that as a bride you have envisioned too many things to make your special day a memorable one. The tented Magnolia Terrace at the Carlyle House offers a blank canvas to all its bride to paint the wedding of their dreams. Let your imagination and creativity go wild while decorating this space. Beautify the area with hanging lights, string lights on the railing of the terrace, impeccable satin table cloth, and floral centerpieces to create an inviting and soothing environment for your guests to relish the celebration. The golden glow from the hanging lights builds romantic surroundings, offering ample opportunities to your D.C. wedding photographer to snapshot all your precious moments. 

At the Carlyle House, you will have the best of both worlds! Rain or shine, this location boasts endless wonderful places for your D.C. wedding photographer to capture your family portraits. No matter what time of the year you have selected to get hitched, you will always find a fantastic spot to exchange your vows. The outdoor garden with its impressive gazebo, beautiful front patio, and the tented Magnolia Terrace creates a location that you and your loved ones will never forget. We promise that the event planners will walk you through every step of the wedding planning process and will also help you with the recommendations for florists, music, and other vendors.

The staff at Carlyle House is always happy and enthusiastic to help their clients in starting their happily ever after in a grand way without breaking their bank! This royal venue takes pride in creating the most loving, warm weddings and receptions that are idyllic for both small, intimate gatherings or ‘big’ weddings. The appetizing cakes and delectable cuisine in the food section will undoubtedly satisfy your tastebuds!

From the crease on the table cloth to the floor carpet, we know you want everything flawless on your special day. The personnel at Carlyle House will assure you that you will have the best of everything! We promise that your guests will be so admiring about your selection of venue. So, beautiful, just relax and get all dolled up to enjoy the most special day of your life. 

Sneak out some time from your celebration as this happening and historic city has a lot to explore! Awarded with the title, Top 3 Best Small Cities in the U.S. 2019 by the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Alexandria attracts travelers and couples from all across the globe. 

Founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is a nationally designated historic district and home to George Washington. This not-so-small city has more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques along with small and steeped into history historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. 

Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks are so amazing that they have a huge fan following. From presidents to pet lovers, everyone relishes strolling these lively streets. When you are here, go for a small walk with your darling in the ‘Great Streets’ of America- King Street! Explore the centuries-old architecture in King Street and pose for some fun candid pictures with the love of your life. Let your wedding pictures relive the bygone years and look forward to the brilliant future. 

The picturesque Old Town Alexandria boasts a plethora of camera-friendly gems that will make you the next Instagram influencer for sure! From waterfront art to hidden alleys to one of a kind rowhouses, get everything perfectly captured in your camera. Apply some cool Instagram filters such as moody tones, Sierra, Valencia or any of your favorite filters and tada... With a blink of an eye, your post will cross more than 1000 likes!

If you are a water baby and just can’t control your happiness when you see sparkling water around you then trust us beautiful, you are at the right place. You along with your sweetheart and your loved ones can flock to Alexandria’s waterfront and take a joy of boat cruises, picnics in waterfront parks, stand-up paddleboarding, festivals and more. This spot can be the ideal canvas for your pre-wedding shoot! So, allow the sparkling water of Alexandria to reflect your story most beautifully! After your pre-wedding shoot, you can enjoy al fresco drinks and dine with live street performers and music or you can sail in water taxis and river cruises while the cool breeze unwinds your curls.

If you are a Potterhead, then visit the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Founded in 1792, this historic apothecary museum will make you feel like you are into the Harry Potter world. Look into more than 15,000 objects, starting from herbs to medical devices. A diehard Potter fan wants to know about ‘Love Potion’ and Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum puts a full stop on your curiosity related to that ‘Love Potion’. Discover the ingredients used to prepare the magical ‘potion’ which were used throughout the 1800s in all the Harry Potter movies and books. When here don’t forget to pose with your sweetheart while our D.C. wedding photographers click mesmerizing shots of you both, which will look like a movie poster of your love story! Have a healthy dose of nerdy museum moments while posing for those Instagramable shots!

If you are the bride with a sweet tooth, congratulations! You have the opportunity to treat yourself at a sweet crawl! As the proverb says, “There’s always a room for dessert,” Alexandria perfectly resonates with this proverb. From ice cream shops to cupcake bakeries to chocolate shops, this sugar city has everything to satiate your sweet cravings. Just like your wedding venue, the Nicecream ice-cream shop allows you to get your ice-cream customized. Get your made-to-order ice cream created with liquid nitrogen and fresh-farm ingredients. You can also try the authentic gelato from Old Town Dolci Gelati or can head to Alexandria Cupcake’s to taste the sumptuous cupcakes’ flavors made from scratch ones. Incorporate some of the areas sweet treats into your wedding day for local flair.

The city has a lot for adventurous and daring couples as well, they can catch a flight on a ghost tour. Alexandria’s haunted history came to life in 1749 by one of the many ghost tours led by a lantern-carrying costume guide. Stroll graveyards roam through haunted neighborhoods and head to historic locales famous for their eerie legends. Pose here against this haunted background to add some horror moments in your wedding photo book! Let your loved ones have some mysterious stories to listen to! 

What better place can be to tell the world your untold story than this immersive wedding venue that not only offers endless breathtaking backdrops for your pre and post-wedding photography but also myriads of entertainment options to precursor your once in a lifetime moment.

Carlyle House

121 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA   22314
(703) 549-2997

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