Collingwood Library and Museum Weddings in Alexandria, VA
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Historic Manor House, Beautiful Views of the Potomac, Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

Recently completed renovations have turned this manor house into an excellent location to hold a wedding ceremony and reception right on the Potomac river. The location has been home to numerous people over the years most notably being owned by the George Washington and his family. It is believed the property was named after Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, an admiral in the British Navy.

The property features a beautiful mansion house with large white columns in the front. A garden is featured in front and off to the side of the main house is a patio that is perfect for cocktail hour outside. It is a considerable walk down to the river from the main house down a large hill, but when you get to the river it is an absolutely beautiful location to have a wedding ceremony. The property has golf carts to help move guests down to the river front. collingwood wedding on the potomac river washington dc

One great asset of Collingwood is it's location to DC and National Airport. It's a short drive from Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland to get to the property. It's well maintained and the staff is wonderful. It's a great way to have a manor style wedding right down the river from Washington DC. Collingwood can handle 150 guests comfortably.


Receptions are held in a newly renovated hall that was built specifically for wedding receptions with a full kitchen, restrooms and air conditioning. Guests arrive at the reception space a short walk from the patio next to the main house. The close proximity of all the locations lets your guests enjoy themselves rather than have to worry about where they need to go next. The reception hall is plainly decorated and can greatly benefit from our uplighting and monogram lighting packages. The walls of the reception space are an excellent canvas to paint on with lights matched to the colors of your wedding.

The room sounds good and guests will be able to hear sound evenly throughout the room. Where the DJ sets up has a set of wooden doors that we recommend covering with pipe and drape or having some kind of drapery to take attention off of the doors.

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Ceremonies are held either down on the Potomac, or on the patio just outside of the main house. The site on the river is beautiful but in the case of inclement weather day of or rains a few days before the ground can be soggy in the long walk to the ceremony site.

The patio is an excellent alternative with views of the river, beautiful trees as a backdrop and excellent transition into the cocktail hour from the ceremony. It's the perfect place to have a very Virginia wedding experience right next to DC.

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Another great asset of Collingwood is the parking, plenty of parking within a few hundred feet of where your guests will be enjoying themselves at your wedding. The address of Collingwood is:

8301 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308-1399

Our DJ's Know Collingwood

We have performed at Collingwood and are very familiar with their setup and venue. We can offer you unique insight into the venue because of our experience.

You'll feel confident knowing that your DJ knows the venue and can offer the best service. If you would like to check availability for your Collingwood wedding DJ please use the link below or our wedding page, Collingwood DJs.


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