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Alexandria is the ideal destination for your next meeting, but don’t take our word for it.  From VIP Board of Directors meetings of 15 people to annual conferences up to 800, hear why Alexandria checks all the right boxes. Named a Top 5 Best Small City by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for three consecutive years, Alexandria will excite your attendees and our full-service team of destination experts will help you design an unforgettable event.

Take a quick peak at our video below and hear first-hand experiences from planners who have hosted recent, live events in Alexandria.  Browse further and discover why planners find Alexandria an ideal destination for their executive to midsize meetings.   

  • Jimmy Stewart

    "It is always such a pleasure working with the team from Visit Alexandria to source meeting locations for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. As a nonprofit, resources are always limited, but having Robin Roane and the rest of the team available makes having a meeting in Alexandria simple and effective. Our participants just love the location with proximity to airports and rail as well as the history of Old Town. Having meetings in Alexandria, VA just makes sense."

    James Stewart
    Chief Information Officer, National Alliance on Metal Illness (NAMI)
  • Johnson

    "I cannot say thank you enough for all your efforts with me this past week! I am sitting down with my VP of the foundation here next week to make some decisions, but you can bet where my fist choice is!"

    Bridget Otten
    Meetings & Events Manager, American Rental Association
  • Michael Cubbage

    “My clients love meeting in Alexandria for so many reasons! Not only is there a great and convenient airport and Metro accessibility, but attendees also tend to love the charm and history of the city along with all of the wonderful restaurant options! My clients also love that meetings in Alexandria tend to be more economical than meetings in the heart of downtown D.C. Convenient, charming and affordable—check, check, and check!”

    Michael Cubbage
    CMP, CGMP, Principal Meeting Contractors, LLC
  • MaryBeth 2

    Many of my client's board members have never been to Old Town. They Loved it! We had a great meeting at the Alexandrian and the "Visit Alexandria" staff was instrumental in helping us promote the city and also in securing offsite activities. Old Town offers a great "vibe" and our attendees really enjoyed the restaurants and shops. I also enjoy getting to know the team and networking with fellow planners at Visit Alexandria’s monthly Wine & Wisdom Wednesday meet-ups.

    MaryBeth A. Powers, CMP
    President Planning Powers, LLC

HelmsBriscoe Director of Global Accounts Caren Camp shares what makes Alexandria an extraordinary destination for meetings.

Mark Harvey, CGMP, CMP, CMM, talks about why he chooses to work with Visit Alexandria when planning meetings.

Jackie Beaulieu, HMCC, executive director of  healthcare education and events at BlueHive Strategic Environments, discusses what makes Alexandria ideal for healthcare meetings.

Lisa Luks CMP, managing director of HelmsBriscoe’s Washington D.C. team, shares what it’s like working with Visit Alexandria’s destination experts.

Working With Visit Alexandria

“I couldn’t have done it without Visit Alexandria. The extra special touches they provided made the meeting a stand-out.” Joyce Dohanian, Independent Meeting Planner, meetings, etc.

“I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for me. I had an excellent time in Alexandria and you made the trip special! I really like Alexandria, but working with you made the site visit extra nice.” –Tiffany A. Jackson CAE, CQIA , WTS International

“You ladies do an amazing job! I always recommend you guys as a resource to our clients and obviously I’ve reached out a few times too.” –Amanda Gulley, Sales Manager, Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa

“I would love to see this report for all cities that AAPD visits. Kudos to Visit Alexandria for you great intel and great customer service!” –Nancy Schucart, Housing Specialist, experient

“The Visit Alexandria sales team did an incredible job providing hotels that met our needs. They made it simple for me. They followed up and were one of the main reasons why we chose Alexandria as our meeting destination.” Teresa Buchta, National Society of Daughters of the Revolution

“Not only did Visit Alexandria provide me with all the information and partner recommendations I needed, they were a great sounding board to bounce ideas off of and helped to come up with some eye-catching events that our attendees loved.” Joyce Dohanian, Independent Meeting Planner, meetings, etc.

Choosing Alexandria

“Alexandria has it all! Great hotels at every price point, unique restaurants and shops. One of the easiest cities to get around in. And I love the trolley!” Sabra Decker, Office Administrator/Meeting Planner, International Safety Equipment Association

"Attendees loved the city of Alexandria's atmosphere where they could walk, shop, eat, and enjoy. Alexandria was able to accommodate our needs and make us feel so welcomed. I would recommend this beautiful city to anyone planning a small or large event. Robin was great. She went above and beyond to assist us with all of our meeting needs!"-Jan Cook, Deputy to the Executive Director and Director of Administration, Research & Development Associates (R & DA)

“Old Town Alexandria is a wonderful location for a meeting only two stops by metro from Reagan National Airport, a very walkable city with numerous choices in lodging, dining and shopping!” –Corbi Foster, Meetings & Program Manager, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

“Just a few minutes from D.C. and extremely close to the airport, Alexandria offers a diverse and wonderful array of choices for my meetings at excellent price points.” –Windy K. Christner, CMP, Senior Director, Meetings & Expositions, American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

“I was really pleased at how wonderful the whole experience was. The hotel was accommodating and welcoming and our guests were very happy with the location and surrounding areas. Hosting our event in Alexandria was a better value compared to other areas we have held this event. Especially for this time of year.” –Tanya Fox, Director of Events Management, The Common Application

“Alexandria...who knew. When D.C. runs out of guest rooms and meeting space, go to the next best place—Alexandria, where you will have a warm welcome and outstanding service.” Madelyn Foxworthy, Manager, Meetings & Events , Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)

Breakfast & Blossoms

“I really enjoyed the discussions by the panelists.  I’ll remember to always have some traditional methods and not overthink technology.  –Patricia Daniel-Cummings, Executive Assistant-CVP, Government Affairs, FedEx Corporation