Tarryn & Scott's Wedding

September 6-9

The Hotel

  • Morrison House was rated by Travel & Leisure as one of the top 50 hotels in the world just one spot ahead of Four Seasons Bora Bora - obviously
  • Free airport shuttle, bike rentals, morning coffee and tea service from 6 to 10am, hosted wine reception every night from 5 to 6pm, and free use of the pool and gym at the adjacent Hotel Monaco (they didn't have a lot of space for such amenities in such buildings in the olden times).
  • The Shuttle: Transportation between the Morrison House Alexandria and Reagan National Airport is available daily from 7:00 AM until 10:30 PM. Shuttles leave the hotel for departing flights every hour on the hour from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM. Shuttles pick up arriving guests from the airport every hour on the half hour from 7:30 AM until 10:30 PM. This service is available by request only. Hotel shuttles do not run a continuous route. Please contact the hotel upon your arrival at the airport and they will make arrangements to pick you up at the next scheduled time. Contact the concierge at (703) 838-8000. If you would rather not wait for the shuttle, an average cab ride will be about $15.

The City

  • Originally part of D.C., Alexandria served as a vital seaport during colonial times and was home to one of the heroes of the war of Northern Aggression, Robert E. Lee. (We guess George Washington also lived here).
  • King St Trolley: The trolley runs daily from 11:30am to 10:15pm every 15 minutes with 20 stops along historic King St (front door of the hotel faces King St)
  • Blue Line: D.C. is 6 metro stops away (about 15 minutes)
  • Shops: From specialty boutiques to antiques nearly 80% of the shops in Alexandria are independently owned so there's always something different.
  • The Farmers' Market: Established in 1753 the Farmers' Market at Market Square is thought to be the the nation's oldest continually operating farmer's market. George Washington himself sent his produce from Mount Vernon to be sold here.

The Sights

  • The Spite House: Labeled as the narrowest house in America, the Spite House was built in 1830 and measures only 7 feet wide with a whopping 325sf of living space.
  • George Washington Masonic Temple: This eye sore that you may have noticed in the way into Alexandria was built in honor of the former lodge member and was modeled after the lighthouse in Alexandria, Egypt.
  • The Torpedo Factory Art Center: A former torpedo factory that is now home to more than 165 visual artists selling their original work and an occasional torpedo.
  • The Apothecary Museum: A family business founded in 1792 and run continuously until 1933, its customers included Martha Washington, James Monroe, Robert E Lee and Harry Potter.
  • National Harbor: A 300-acre development with shops, restaurants, a marina, and the world's only Peeps Store. The harbor is accessible via water taxi from the Alexandria waterfront.

Rehearsal Dinner

Friday, Sep. 6th 2013 at 7pm

904 King Street

Alexandria, VA