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The Rectory on Princess Street

The Rectory on Princess Street Built-in 1785, this former rectory of nearby historic Christ Church is located in the heart of beautiful Old Town Alexandria, minutes from the shops and restaurants of King Street.

Perfect for events, micro weddings, and parties.

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Pictures from the sweet Intimate Elopement of Sarah Joy and Josh in April. We were so delighted to have them at the Rect...
05/09/2022

Pictures from the sweet Intimate Elopement of Sarah Joy and Josh in April. We were so delighted to have them at the Rectory! 🎉

Photographer: @donyaphotog

We're honored that our venue got to be part of the photo shoot of this lovely couple and their four-legged friends Ace &...
05/04/2022

We're honored that our venue got to be part of the photo shoot of this lovely couple and their four-legged friends Ace & Olive! 🐶

Photographer: @staceyvaethphotography

After having had their first date at one of our garden concerts, they found themselves right there again - tying the kno...
05/03/2022

After having had their first date at one of our garden concerts, they found themselves right there again - tying the knot this past March - a true Secret Garden love story! ❤️

Congratulations again to Adrian and Breese! 🎉

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The secret garden is just as beautiful when the sun has set. ☀️#flowers #spring #summer #garden #secretgarden #evening #...
05/02/2022

The secret garden is just as beautiful when the sun has set. ☀️

#flowers #spring #summer #garden #secretgarden #evening #sunset #dusk #fairylights #wedding #event #historichomes #venue #weddingvenue #alexandria #virginia #therectory #rectory #oldtown

Our pergola invites you - to say "I do!" 💍#flowers #spring #summer #garden #bride #groom #love #outdoor #pergola #weddin...
05/01/2022

Our pergola invites you - to say "I do!" 💍

#flowers #spring #summer #garden #bride #groom #love #outdoor #pergola #wedding #event #historichomes #venue #weddingvenue #alexandria #virginia #therectory #rectory #oldtown

You could be sitting there. Our secret garden can be transformed in many different ways, but it always keeps its histori...
04/30/2022

You could be sitting there. Our secret garden can be transformed in many different ways, but it always keeps its historic charm. ✨

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Soon our lemon tree and the roses will be ready for summer again too! 🌹🍋#flowers #spring #summer #garden #lemontree #ros...
04/29/2022

Soon our lemon tree and the roses will be ready for summer again too! 🌹🍋

#flowers #spring #summer #garden #lemontree #roses #wedding #event #historichomes #venue #weddingvenue #alexandria #virginia #therectory #rectory #oldtown

We are so grateful that our venue could be a backdrop to The Big Day of all the lovely couples that have celebrated here...
04/28/2022

We are so grateful that our venue could be a backdrop to The Big Day of all the lovely couples that have celebrated here before - and we'd love to have you too! 👐

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Discover our secret garden - a hidden oasis in the middle of Old Town Alexandria. 🌿#flowers #spring #summer #garden #art...
04/27/2022

Discover our secret garden - a hidden oasis in the middle of Old Town Alexandria. 🌿

#flowers #spring #summer #garden #art #statue #wedding #event #historichomes #venue #weddingvenue #alexandria #virginia #therectory #rectory #oldtown

Spring has finally sprung! The flowers in our secret garden are in full bloom. 🌷#flowers #spring #summer #wedding #event...
04/26/2022

Spring has finally sprung! The flowers in our secret garden are in full bloom. 🌷

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We're excited to be featured on Visit Alexandria's article! 🎉Find out why they think we are the perfect fit for "Bridger...
04/19/2022
6 Wedding Trends to Try in Your Alexandria, VA Ceremony

We're excited to be featured on Visit Alexandria's article! 🎉

Find out why they think we are the perfect fit for "Bridgerton"-obsessed brides and grooms, and reach out to us - we'd love to show you around our historic venue!

Keep reading for your guide to the hottest venues, menu items and more, and learn how to include them in your Alexandria, VA ceremony.

It was wonderful to have hosted this lovely wedding at The Rectory!  Congratulations Berry and Jane!
03/24/2022

It was wonderful to have hosted this lovely wedding at The Rectory! Congratulations Berry and Jane!

What a wonderful transformation of our Atrium for a multi-cultural wedding.   The beautiful wedding mandap perfectly acc...
03/10/2022

What a wonderful transformation of our Atrium for a multi-cultural wedding. The beautiful wedding mandap perfectly accented this beautiful use of space for their special day. Congratulations to this lovely couple!

#beautiful #bride #wedding #weddingdress #married #weddinginspo #weddingplanner #love #forever #ınstagood #microwedding #love #forever #instagood #weddingmadap

Happy Valentine's Day to all of our lovely couples!  If you are thinking of planning your own Valentine's wedding, here ...
02/14/2022
28 Valentine's Day Wedding Ideas to Send Your Heart Aflutter

Happy Valentine's Day to all of our lovely couples!

If you are thinking of planning your own Valentine's wedding, here are some ideas for you! Don't forget to book your date in the beautiful Secret Garden at The Rectory on Princess Street. Our spring and summer 2022 and 2023 dates are booking up fast.

https://www.brides.com/story/valentines-day-wedding-ideas-xoxos

These Valentine's Day wedding ideas are a sweet way to incorporate the romantic holiday into your big day.

You will fall in love with the exposed brick, the beautiful greenery, and the summer flowers in our garden. The followin...
01/22/2022

You will fall in love with the exposed brick, the beautiful greenery, and the summer flowers in our garden. The following incredible local businesses turned our space into this beautiful intimate elopement ceremony. In this style shoot from last August! We still have Spring and Summer dates available to book your wedding!

Planner + Designer: @wed2you
Planner Assistant: @gloriousweddingsevents
Photographer: @icaimages
Venue: The Rectory on Princess Street
Florals: onelastavocado
Hair & Makeup: @lipstickandchiffon
Bridal: @rosalinsbridal
Tux: @allurebridals
Rentals: @smthingvintage @nuagedesignsinc @thesipsocialco
Mixologist + Mobile Bar: @thesipsocialco
Cakes: @dessertsbyaudrey
Stationary: @bylilykim
Balloon Installation: @littlepinupcreations

#wed2you #styledshoot #styledshootcoordinator #weddingdesign #weddinginspo #weddingstyling #weddingcreative #elopements #microwedding #eventdesign #instawedding #vaweddings #mdweddings #dmvweddings #nova #md #dmv

The weather outside might be frightful right now, but we are thinking ahead to our spring and summer weddings!  Spring d...
01/19/2022

The weather outside might be frightful right now, but we are thinking ahead to our spring and summer weddings! Spring dates are still available for your 2022 events!

@jsasuphotography

#beautiful #bride #wedding #weddingdress #married #weddinginspo #weddingplanner #love #forever #ınstagood #microwedding #love #forever #instagood

Saturday, January 22ndWe will be having a Reimagined Savory Soiree at The Rectory.  Chopin, Champagne, and Polish Cuisin...
01/14/2022

Saturday, January 22nd
We will be having a Reimagined Savory Soiree at The Rectory.
Chopin, Champagne, and Polish Cuisine with a French Accent!

You won't want to miss this event! Click below for details and to reserve your table: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/201026725347

A Reimagined Savory Soiree at the Rectory
Chopin | Champagne | Polish Cuisine
Saturday, January 22, 2022

IN THE GARDEN: Enjoy 3-courses of culinary delights from Poland accompanied by French champagne & wine with Chopin vodka and patio heaters to keep you toasty.

IN THE ATRIUM: Thomas Pandolfi will dazzle you on our 1928 Grand Haines Piano in our beautiful glass-enclosed atrium at The Rectory on
Princess Street!

Dress in your Cozy Cocktail Attire!

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/201026725347

For a larger wedding party, consider our stage and beautiful pergola, perfect for that picturesque wedding setup!#beauti...
11/29/2021

For a larger wedding party, consider our stage and beautiful pergola, perfect for that picturesque wedding setup!

#beautiful #bride #wedding #weddingdress #married #weddinginspo #weddingplanner #love #forever #instagood

Today we’re reminiscing this beautiful couple who had an Intimate Elopement in our garden last month! Congratulations ag...
11/26/2021

Today we’re reminiscing this beautiful couple who had an Intimate Elopement in our garden last month! Congratulations again to Amy and Parker.

#beautiful #bride #wedding #weddingdress #married #weddinginspo #weddingplanner #microwedding #love #forever #instagood

As we prepare to gather around family tables for the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re remembering beautiful dinner settings i...
11/24/2021

As we prepare to gather around family tables for the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re remembering beautiful dinner settings in our Garden, some in slightly warmer weather!

#aesthetic #beautiful #photography #love #garden #thanksgiving #lights #bride #wedding #romantic #design #historichomes #instagood #visitalexva #bride #wedding #oldhouse #oldhouselove

As autumn leaves turn a brilliant hue // Two hearts join to say, “I do.”Photographer - By Asa Photography Florist - Fleu...
11/22/2021

As autumn leaves turn a brilliant hue // Two hearts join to say, “I do.”

Photographer - By Asa Photography
Florist - Fleurelity
Hair & Makeup -Bernadette Wilson Beauty

#wedding #love #bride #groom #weddingplanner #ootd #instagood #gown #weddinggown #dress #weddingdress #beautiful #fall #fallwedding #weddinginspo #aesthetic

What a beautiful interview with such an inspiring figure!
11/19/2021
“I Found A Best Friend And Companion”: Malala’s Wedding In Her Own Words

What a beautiful interview with such an inspiring figure!

“My conversations with my friends, mentors and my now-partner Asser helped me consider how I could have a relationship – a marriage – and remain true to my values of equality, fairness and integrity,” writes the newlywed Malala Yousafzai in a personal essay for British Vogue.

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Emily BronteStylist/Wedding Outfit - @nakdesignstudioEven...
11/17/2021

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Emily Bronte

Stylist/Wedding Outfit - @nakdesignstudio
Event Planner - @spectrumevents_va
Event Rental/Décor - @adorneventsanddecor
Photographer - @danielsbizarreadventure
Model - @rudeboiquis
Model - @literarytheories

#wedding #love #bride #groom #weddingplanner #ootd #instagood #gown #weddinggown #dress #weddingdress #beautiful

“If music be the food of love, play on!” ― William Shakespeare, from Twelfth Night#beautiful #bride #wedding #weddingdre...
11/12/2021

“If music be the food of love, play on!” ― William Shakespeare, from Twelfth Night

#beautiful #bride #wedding #weddingdress #cake #weddingcake #baker #weddinginspo #weddingplanner #music #microwedding #love #forever #instagood

It’s beginning to look a little bit like…Make a plan now for your holiday parties at The Rectory!#aesthetic #beautiful #...
11/11/2021

It’s beginning to look a little bit like…

Make a plan now for your holiday parties at The Rectory!

#aesthetic #beautiful #photography #love #garden #christmas #lights #bride #wedding #romantic #design #historichomes #instagood #visitalexva #bride #wedding #oldhouse #oldhouselove

“It is such a happiness when good people get together — and they always do.” ― Jane Austen, from Emma#beautiful #bride #...
11/05/2021

“It is such a happiness when good people get together — and they always do.” ― Jane Austen, from Emma

#beautiful #bride #wedding #weddingdress #weddinginspo #weddingplanner #dress #gown #fall #fallaesthetic #fallwedding #autumn #indoorwedding #microwedding #love #forever #instagood

What a fun idea! We love any excuse to repurpose a wedding dress for a good cause.
11/04/2021
Not your typical 5K; Participants run in wedding dresses to raise money for Good Shepherd

What a fun idea! We love any excuse to repurpose a wedding dress for a good cause.

NEW GLOUCESTER (WGME) -- Coolidge Family Farm held an unofficial road race on Sunday to raise money for Good Shepherd Food Bank, but with a twist. The race named "The Running of the Brides 5K" encourages runners or walkers to wear a wedding dress. “It’s a tie in with the wedding venue,"....

"I call architecture frozen music." – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe#aesthetic #beautiful #photography #love #architecture #...
11/03/2021

"I call architecture frozen music." – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

#aesthetic #beautiful #photography #love #architecture #bride #wedding #romantic #design #historichomes #instagood #visitalexva #bride #wedding #interiors #oldhouse #oldhouselove

This past Saturday, we were honored to welcome back to the Secret Garden the incredible David Kim, concertmaster of the ...
11/03/2021

This past Saturday, we were honored to welcome back to the Secret Garden the incredible David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, for another incredible solo recital. Mr. Kim played to two sold-out audiences.

#music #concert #livemusic #violin #piano #orchestra #wedding #garden #beautiful #weddingplanner #visitalexva #visitalexandriava #virginia

"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun." — Romeo and Juliet, William ...
10/29/2021

"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun." — Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

#aesthetic #beautiful #photography #love #weddingplanner #bride #wedding #shakespeare #balcony #romantic #design #historichomes #instagood #visitalexva #bride #wedding #interiors #oldhouse #oldhouselove #architecture

DID YOU KNOW: Our parent company, Classical Movements, is a concert tour operator! We love the beautiful cultural tradit...
10/28/2021
Romanian wedding traditions – a photo essay

DID YOU KNOW: Our parent company, Classical Movements, is a concert tour operator! We love the beautiful cultural traditions of southeast Europe. Check out this beautiful photo essay of Romanian wedding traditions!

In Oaș, Romania, the photographer Michal Novotný has been documenting opulent summer weddings where traditional costumes meet the trappings of large-scale modern events

We celebrated a beautiful Japanese-themed gala dinner and performance in our garden last weekend! Fall in Northern Virgi...
10/27/2021

We celebrated a beautiful Japanese-themed gala dinner and performance in our garden last weekend! Fall in Northern Virginia makes for lovely evening events. Limited dates are still available for private parties this season!

#party #weddingplanners #bride #garden #trees #plants #tree #citrus #love #oldtown #alexandriava #alexandrialiving #visitalexandria #visitalexva #historic #wedding #flowers #garden #southernliving

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Dating from 1785, The Rectory on Princess Street is a historic, beautiful, well preserved, colonial building with a gorgeous garden, perfect for weddings of up to 125 (50 during social distancing), concerts and small meetings.

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Congratulations to The Rectory on Princess Street we’ve certainly enjoyed our times working in their beautiful space.
String Musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra join us in an evening like never before on Tuesday, May 3 at The Rectory on Princess Street Hilarious duo The String Thing” leads a “Guess the Composer” challenge where the audience can test your knowledge of the great works of classical music – and see if special guest Jeff Weisner can keep his NSO colleagues on their best behavior! Then enjoy Haydn’s String Quartet in E-flat, nicknamed “The Joke” Jennifer Higdon’s gentle musical portrait, “Southern Harmony” Marissa Regni, violin | Marina Aikawa, violin | Tsuna Sakamoto, viola | Eugena Chang, cello Heather LeDoux Green, violin | Paul DeNola, bass | Jeffrey Weisner, bass Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/170220262387 More Info: www.classicalmovements.com/secretgardenconcerts/
String Musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra join us in an evening like never before on Tuesday, May 3 at The Rectory on Princess Street Enjoy Haydn’s String Quartet in E-flat, nicknamed “The Joke” Jennifer Higdon’s gentle musical portrait, “Southern Harmony” Then hilarious duo The String Thing” with a “Guess the Composer” challenge Test your knowledge of the great works of classical music – and see if special guest Jeff Weisner can keep his NSO colleagues on their best behavior! Marissa Regni, violin | Marina Aikawa, violin | Tsuna Sakamoto, viola | Eugena Chang, cello Heather LeDoux Green, violin | Paul DeNola, bass | Jeffrey Weisner, bass Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/170220262387 More Info: www.classicalmovements.com/secretgardenconcerts/
Join us on May 17th for Bridges to Panama: a benefit concert to support Sound Impact’s cultural exchange program. Featuring musicians from Sound Impact and NSO Summer Music Institute alumni, enjoy an evening of music at the beautiful The Rectory on Princess Street in Alexandria, VA. Your ticket purchase of $50 will help make it possible for talented music students from Panama to travel to the US this summer, work with internationally renowned musicians and perform on stages like the Kennedy Center. Tickets here: https://soundimpact.app.neoncrm.com/eventReg.jsp?event=16& Refreshments provided. Poster design by Quinton Braswell
Grammy-nominated lutist Ronn McFarlane and Carolyn Surrick on viola da gamba | Thursday, May 12 in the Secret Garden at The Rectory on Princess Street. BACH, DOWLAND, PICCININI HASSLER, ORTIZ and new music for the Lute by Mcfarlane and Surrick An imaginative, wide-ranging program of early music for the captivating combination of lute and viola da gamba. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170220719755 Info: www.classicalmovements.com/secretgardenconcerts/
"Old Time Roots: Bluegrass and Americana" come to the Secret Garden at The Rectory on Princess Street. On Thursday, April 21 in the Secret Garden Ken & Brad Kolodner along with Rachel Eddy will cross the boundaries of Old-Time, Bluegrass and American Roots in a transfixing, elegant program played in sophisticated arrangements for banjo, hammered dulcimer and fiddle featuring distinctive songs, traditional pieces and original music. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170219865199
Amit Peled & Allison Freeman perform two powerful masterworks for cello and piano by Beethoven and Brahms. Thursday, April 7 | 5pm, 6:30pm in the Secret Garden at The Rectory on Princess Street Watch the video below and you will want to rush to get your tickets before they sell out! Tickets and info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170230537119
MOZART | TCHAIKOVSKY | MASSENET | PRICE | HEGGIE | BARNES Thursday, March 31 | 6:30pm at The Rectory on Princess Street Shana Oshiro combines her radiant voice with exquisite poise and beauty and offers a program of Mozart’s rarely heard Abendemfindung (“Evening Sentiment”) and unforgettable Dans un bois solitaire (“Alone in a Forest”), Tchaikovsky’s well known Serenade and Massenet’s soulful On Dit (“One Says”). The powerful program continues with works by Florence Price, Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking) and Jasmine Barnes. Accompanied by pianist, conductor, and composer Brian Bartoldus and cellist Jodi Beder. Info and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170222081829
Berry and Jane 2/27/22 Venue: The Rectory on Princess Street Catering: Rx Catering - DC Metro Photographer - About to Snap Photography by Michelle Burton (all photos in album by About to Snap Photography unless otherwise noted) String Quartet - Catherine Bond Soloist - Regina Jones-Austin Pianist - Eric Green
Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 5pm, 6:30pm At The Rectory on Princess Street Captivating and rarely performed art songs from classical to contemporary, showcasing themes of transformation, feminism, and justice. Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Massenet, Jake Heggie, Florence Price and Jasmine Barnes. Shana Oshiro, soprano | Brian Bartoldus, piano | Jodi Beder, cello "To say that Shana Oshiro sings is like saying Michelangelo paints a little. Her performance from beginning to end was beautiful, haunting, commanding and powerful." - Shane Riggs, Allegany Magazine Learn more and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170222081829 Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJdyBtFCq-w
𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗿: 𝗩𝗜𝗥𝗚𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗔, 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗮 Tuesday, March 22, 5pm & 6:30pm The Rectory on Princess Street 711 Princess Street Alexandria, VA 22314 703-683-6040 🎟️https://www.classicalmovements.com/secretgardenconcerts/ Featuring musicians from the National Symphony & The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. This concert is offered in solidarity with the courage and resistance of the people of Ukraine. An international tribute with musicians performing powerful, inspiring repertoire by Bedřich Smetana and Ukrainian composers. 💙💛СЛАВА УКРАЇНІ💙💛 💙💛GLORY TO UKRAINE💙💛
A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR UKRAINE Tuesday, March 22 | 5pm, 6:30pm Smetana | Skoryk | Bogachek Featuring musicians from the National Symphony & The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra In the Secret Garden at The Rectory on Princess Street these concerts are offered in solidarity with the courage and resistance of the people of Ukraine. An international tribute featuring Ukrainian, Russian, Dutch, and Taiwanese-Canadian musicians performing powerful, inspiring repertoire by Bedřich Smetana and Ukrainian composers. Info and tickets: https://www.classicalmovements.com/secretgardenconcerts/