Guide to Meeting & Event Planning in


Learn why you should host your next meeting, event or conference in Alexandria, Va.


Why Alexandria for Your Next Meeting or Event?

Alexandria, one of the oldest cities in the nation, is a stylish and foodie-forward destination filled with unique options for meetings groups. Old Town Alexandria, founded in 1749, is alive with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside historic museums and the Potomac waterfront. The destination offers accommodations ranging from four-star boutique properties to full-service conference hotels that can accommodate meetings of up to 700 attendees.

Local Update

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town Alexandria has completed a $2.5 million redesign of the hotel's 107 guest rooms, public spaces and Brabo restaurant. The property’s 5,600 square feet of meeting space has also been updated. 

A new maritime history experience has opened on the Old Town Alexandria waterfront. The tall ship Providence offers public tours, chartered cruises, educational programs and beer cruises presented in partnership with Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Co.

Group Venues

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios. The venue’s versatile layout lends itself to an array of events. Flexible indoor spaces can accommodate up to 650 guests.

The Aslin Beer Co., a small-batch brewery with a cult-like following, has moved its headquarters to Alexandria’s West End. The new facility has private event space and a 3,500-square-foot tasting room. 

2021 Stella Award Winner

Best CVB/DMO, Northeast: Visit Alexandria, Silver winner