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This was an excellent venue just for its history, but it ended up having everything we could have hoped for in a venue for our wedding reception. Jackie, the events coordinator, was extraordinarily helpful. We received several compliments about how good the food was. All the food was made to order and did not require guests to pre-order in their RSVPs (though this did require a longer dinner service). To top it off, the restaurant's decor was so nice that we did not have to spend any extra money on the table settings. The only drawback about Gadsby's was having three separate rooms, but Jackie was very helpful in setting up the tables for our needs. Additionally, we rented out the adjoining ballroom so there was a space for the toasts, cake-cutting and dancing. We would definitely recommend Gadsby's as a venue for any event.

5.0/5.0
Alex, Wedding Date: 09/07/2013

About

Founded as a seaport in 1749, Alexandria has always greeted visitors from near and far. Taverns, like Gadsby's, provided travelers with much needed rest, food and drink, the latest news, a place to make business deals and to hold political discussions, and a variety of entertainment.

The site known as Gadsby's Tavern consists of two buildings, a (circa) 1785 tavern & the 1792 City Hotel. Named after Englishman John Gadsby, an entrepreneur who leased the buildings & operated them as tavern keeper from 1796's til 1808, the tavern & hotel were the center of Alexandria's economic, political, & social life in the late-18th and early-19th centuries.

Notable visitors, aside from yourselves, include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison & James Monroe. 

Perfect for your wedding or private event-we look forward to working with you!

Details

Venue Type
Ballroom, Historic, Restaurant
Capacity
200
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic
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?
200
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Event Rentals, Set Up
What event items are available?
Chairs, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

7 Reviews

4.6/5.0
 
5.0/5.0
Steven, Wedding Date: 05/19/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I would defintely go and visit it as there are numerous rooms both inside and out and its quite a unique place with a lot of history. My team loved it.

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5.0/5.0
User6372096, Wedding Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We held our wedding reception at Gadsby's, and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Tricia was great with questions and my occasional lapses in memory. They were more than happy to accommodate the few changes we asked for, and suggested things that made things go smoothly. On the day the room looked beautiful and the staff was hard working and accommodating. The food is fantastic and is served in large portions. The menu we selected allowed for two meat-based dinner choices and one veggie option. This provided enough choice that everyone was about to get something they enjoyed.

Our wedding was small (less than 50 people), so we fit well in the space with plenty of room to move around. If you have a lot of people or are planning on having a wild dance party you may not have enough space. But for a quiet reception with a smaller group you can't do any better!

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5.0/5.0
Pamela, Wedding Date: 06/07/2014
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We had our small (18 people) wedding reception here in early March on a Saturday and we could not have been happier. We rented the back room, which holds up to 25 people. The back room offered privacy and enough space for everyone to move around and mingle. The service was exceptional! Tricia, was wonderful and made sure that we were satisfied with our arrangements. She made it very easy for us by allowing us flexibility of time and the option to drop off things earlier in the day. Furthermore, she added the menu that we picked out with our names on the top, which was a wonderful touch. Our waiter that evening made sure everyone had drinks and just went out of his way to make our day truly amazing. The food was amazing and the setting was exactly what we were looking for, historical and classy. Honestly, they made our evening easy and enjoyable for everyone and we could not have been more pleased with our choice!

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5.0/5.0
Alex, Wedding Date: 09/07/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

This was an excellent venue just for its history, but it ended up having everything we could have hoped for in a venue for our wedding reception.

Jackie, the events coordinator, was extraordinarily helpful. We received several compliments about how good the food was. All the food was made to order and did not require guests to pre-order in their RSVPs (though this did require a longer dinner service). To top it off, the restaurant's decor was so nice that we did not have to spend any extra money on the table settings. The only drawback about Gadsby's was having three separate rooms, but Jackie was very helpful in setting up the tables for our needs. Additionally, we rented out the adjoining ballroom so there was a space for the toasts, cake-cutting and dancing.

We would definitely recommend Gadsby's as a venue for any event.

Services Used: Event Venue

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