Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

  • ADDRESS:
  • 9000 Richmond Highway
  • Alexandria, VA 22309
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 780-4000
  • Details

    Woodlawn: America's first president gave Woodlawn as a wedding gift to his step-granddaughter. This National Historic Landmark is perfect for ceremonies, receptions, and other corporate events. Guests will have the opportunity to tour this grand house designed in 1800 by Dr. William Thorton, first architect of the U.S. Capitol Building. Be sure to enjoy the grounds as well to create a truly memorable experience. Capacity: 300 ceremony, 250 table seated.

    Host your next meeting in the Pope-Leighey House and celebrate 150 years of Frank Lloyd Wright! During the 1930s, Frank Lloyd Wright set his formidable attention towards designing affordable middle-class residences. He used an open floor plan and emphasis on natural light to redefine American architecture and create a new "Usonian" style for modern living. Commissioned in 1939 and acquired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1964, the Pope-Leighey House, nestled in a corner of our property, is an iconic example of that style. This house offers a unique space in which to experience the architectural wonder that propelled Frank Lloyd Wright to the forefront of mid-century culture and design. The intimate space is perfect for a corporate retreat, accommodating up to 18 people.

    For more information on rates and availability, email Woodlawnevents@savingplaces.org.