General Information


The Westin Alexandria
Address: 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314


Hotel Parking

Westin Valet Parking  - (no self-park option in Westin)
400 Courthouse Square
Limited Valet availability, reduced valet rate:  $10
Open 24 /7


Self-Park Options near the Westin Alexandria

Colonial Parking - WEST GARAGE (best option)
550 Elizabeth Lane
(202) 744-6528
Rate on weekend posted at $5, $10 weekdays
Open 24 /7

Colonial Parking  *Closest to the Hotel
2050 Ballenger Ave (Enter on Elizabeth Street directly across from hotel)
(703) 838-8050
Open until 7:00 PM

Colonial Parking
1925 Ballenger Ave (2 blocks from Westin on Ballenger)
(202) 744-6528
Open until 10:00 PM


Street parking

Free on the day of the show


Metro: King Street Metro Station

The hotel is located three blocks from the King Street Metrorail station. Exit the Metrorail to ground level and take a right onto Diagonal Road. Take the Duke Street pedestrian tunnel, towards Dulaney Street. Turn right onto Jamieson Avenue. Take a left onto Courthouse Square. The hotel will be on your left.


Coat Check & Registration:

Coat Check will be located in the lobby to the right as soon as you walk in. Registration will be located towards the back of the lobby. There will be two lines organized by last name for pre-registered guests and one line for guests to pay at the door. All guests will receive a wristband and any guest who does not have a wrist band will be required to purchase a ticket to the Showcase.


Who should attend the Showcase:

The Alexandria Wedding Showcase is for brides, grooms, their wedding parties, families and friends. This show it not intended for children as there will be no activities for children, however they are welcome to attend if supervised by a parent or guardian. Children under 12 do not have to purchase a ticket. Please keep in mind that the samples and giveaways are for couples, their wedding parties, families and friends.

Solicitors are not welcome at this Showcase at any time. If you are caught soliciting guests, either verbally or with collateral, you will be asked to leave even if you have purchased a ticket. The ticket is non-refundable.


Scout Bags

Guests will receive a Scout Bag tote upon check in. The first 500 guests are guaranteed a bag. Children who are non-paying will not receive a bag.



Winners for the prizes will be drawn at 2:45 PM. You MUST be present to win the prizes at the end of the Showcase. Winners will be invited on stage to claim each prize and must present an ID. Each attendee who opt's in to be entered to win the grand prize will be entered once for every ticket purchased (i.e. one ticket will receive one entry, two tickets will receive two entries, etc.). Only the name entered on the ticket registration will be entered in the drawing. Guest names will not be entered into the drawing. Please see complete list of rules and regulations here. Visit the Prizes page for more information about the grand prize and other giveaways.


Brides Across America

If you pre-registered for Brides Across America and have an appointment scheduled please go straight to the 2nd level. The Brides Across America check in will be at the top of the stairs to the left. You will be able to check in for the Showcase there as well.