The Torpedo Factory offers more than just a great wedding location. Located at the City Marina waterfront in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, The Torpedo Factory Art Center is exactly what it sounds like: a vibrant, colorful, industrial space that opened in 1918 as a manufacturer of torpedoes for the U.S. Navy. Now, it functions as a popular Northern Virginia wedding venue that’s equally loved by Washington, D.C. and Maryland couples, too! Part of its appeal is the property’s proximity to numerous hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions - making it a joy for out-of-town guests without the challenges of navigating the District. Our nation’s capital isn’t far, however; The Torpedo Factory is located less than nine miles from D.C., directly across the Potomac River.
The Torpedo Factory is a prime destination for wedding couples who value creativity and uniqueness. Equal parts modern, artistic and extraordinary, the venue features a one-of-a-kind atrium, dramatically overlooking the venue’s Main Hall, with a mezzanine level that serves as the perfect spot for cocktails. Everywhere guests look, they’ll see another architectural feature or art installation that awes! The Main Hall’s generous seating capacity accommodates 220 guests and has retained its original character as a factory space, prominently showcasing its ductwork, pipes and smokestack in natural daylight. After hours, this grand space transforms into an unexpectedly elegant celebration setting that wedding guests won’t easily forget! For couples wishing to exchange vows amidst the eclectic atmosphere, brick terraces are available and can be tented for cover as desired. The Torpedo Factory encourages custom wedding menus, with a full list of preferred caterers, and past clients rave about its rental staff’s attentive service.
Location: 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314.