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Gadsby's Tavern Museum
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Rent the Tavern

Two Hundred Years of Entertaining

Meet in the same room George Washington met in...Drink in the same room Thomas Jefferson drank in. Gadsby's Tavern Museum was the center of Alexandria’s social scene in the 18th century - and now these historic rooms are available to you and your guests for your own historic event! The Ballroom and Assembly Room with their elegant chandeliers and unique architectural features make Gadsby's Tavern Museum an ideal setting for your ceremony, corporate retreat, or next party!



Rental Space Floor PlanGeneral Information

Two rooms are available for rent in the Museum: the Assembly Room, located in the c. 1785 tavern, and the historic 18th century Ballroom, located in the 1792 City Tavern building. Click here to view the site plan.  All rentals require a non-refundable deposit to reserve your date.

 

Included in the rental fee:

  • 4' round tables (12)
  • 6’ banquet tables (10)
  • White folding chairs (120)
  • Forest green tablecloths
  • Hurricane lamps, brass candlesticks, & ivory candles
  • Museum staff time to clean-up
  • Costumed guides (upon request)



Wedding Events

Gadsby's Tavern Museum is an ideal site for all of your wedding events from engagement parties to wedding receptions:

  • Celebrate your engagement with a dinner or cocktail party
  • Host unique showers with a luncheon
  • Have your rehearsal dinner in an historic setting
  • Celebrate your wedding ceremony in the elegance of the 18th century
  • Enjoy the intimate, candlelight atmosphere for your reception

The Museum’s romantic setting lends itself to one-of-a-kind photograph opportunities, dining experiences, and floral arrangements. Picture dancing your “first dance” in the same room where George and Martha Washington danced. The experienced Museum staff can help you plan the perfect day! For additional destination wedding information, visit www.myalexandriawedding.com.

Gadsby's Wedding MusiciansGadsby's Wedding Table SettingGadsby's Wedding Floral Arrangement

Rates:  

 wedding event

cost

 Ceremony (2 hours)

 $600

 Reception: 1 Room (3 hours)

$1,000

 Reception: Both Rooms (3 hours)

$2,000

Reception: 1 Room (5 hours)

$1,750

Reception: Both Rooms (5 hours)

$3,500

Capacity

Ballroom:
90 ceremony
72 seated dinner
100 standing reception

Assembly Room:
65 ceremony
40 seated dinner
80 standing reception

Both Rooms:
112 seated dinner
160 standing reception



Meetings & Professional Events

George Washington held meetings and attended parties at Gadsby's Tavern Museum and now you can too!

Plan a meeting at the Museum and enjoy the flexibility of our space with seating arrangements to meet your needs. Have a boxed lunch delivered or enjoy the convenience of dining at Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant.

For your next corporate party, holiday gathering or client reception, consider these unique historic spaces. The Assembly Room and Ballroom are well equipped to host any type of gathering or celebration.

Gadsby's ReceptionGadsby's Meeting

Rates:

 

 event

cost

Meeting (min 2 hours)
* *Discounts are available for all day meetings

 $600

Reception: 1 Room (3 hours)

$1,000

Reception: Both Rooms (3 hours)

$2,000

Reception: 1 Room (5 hours)

$1,750

Reception: Both Rooms (5 hours)

$3,500

 


Capacity

Ballroom:
90 lecture
72 seated dinner
100 standing reception

Assembly Room:
65 lecture
40 seated dinner
80 standing reception

Both Rooms:
112 seated dinner
175 standing reception



Gadsby's red and white wineTavern Gifts

Need a wedding favor, corporate gift or just a thank you? Gadsby's offers a wide variety of products from chocolates and wine to notecards and tavern wares as a special souvenir for your guests. Discounts are available on purchases of large quantities. Contact the Rental Coordinator for more information.

 

 

 

 

 




Guidelines and Additional Information

The following guidelines will help you plan your event and ensure the preservation of our historic site.

If you have any questions please contact the Rental Coordinator.

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703.746.4242
Fax: 703.838.4270
Email

Tour Hours:
November to March:
Wednesday - Saturday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, Closed
Last tour at 3:45 p.m.

April to October:
Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday and Monday
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Last tour at 4:45 p.m.

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
by appointment