The Rectory, dating from 1785, the home of Classical Movements’ since 2014, formerly served as the rectory of the nearby historic Christ Church, once the church of George Washington. Since then, it has been owned by several distinguished Virginians and has been a commercial offices since the 1960’s.
Located in the heart of beautiful Old Town Alexandria at 711 Princess Street, the Rectory is minutes away from the shops and restaurants of bustling King Street and is easily accessible by bus and metro.
Brides and Grooms love Old Town Alexandria for many reasons, with its picture-perfect scenery. English gardens, Waterfront views, cobblestone streets, Ivy-covered brick buildings all make the perfect backdrop for your special memories. If you’re looking for worthy photo locations, this is it: Old Town has ample romantic and historic hotspots such as historic row houses and leafy boughs of mature trees that will set the stage for a dreamy engagement announcement. Be prepared to be swept off your feet.
Throughout Old Town you’ll find the hallmarks of our historic character, from gas lanterns to climbing ivy and wrought-iron gates, not to mention flowers in bloom if you’re here in the spring. Some great photo-ready sites include the historic brick wall lining portions of Prince Street, the exposed brick façade at Virtue Feed & Grain (once an 18th century warehouse), and the garden at the Alexandria Visitors Center.
Enjoy Old Town’s playful spirit with photographs in front of historic homes with some vibrantly colored doors. From bright red hues to soft blues, these whimsical doorways make a perfect frame within the image and hint at the new phase of live you are embarking on.
For that lively urban feel, look no further than Old Town’s bustling King Street, where embellished storefronts, red brick sidewalks and outdoor seating play host to a constant flow of pedestrians. The architecture of the 18th and 19th century buildings anchors the town in history.
Alexandria has its own “Tunnel of Love.” The Wilkes Street Tunnel was originally constructed to support commerce between Alexandria and Richmond, one of only two remaining 19th century railroad structures in the city. The ivy-covered sandstone entrance at the corner of Wilkes and South Royal streets are great for a beautifully framed photo.
Old Town’s historic alleyways are like secret passages, decked with cobblestone and lined with brick walls, these intimate back streets tucked between historic buildings are your go-to spot if you want an unmistakably Alexandria image.
The 18th century English garden of the Rectory is a tranquil space complete with its iconic Magnolias. You will be inspired by the garden’s peaceful romantic vintage feel.
Available for Rental
Located in the heart of beautiful Old Town Alexandria, minutes from the shops and restaurants of King Street.
Up to nine well-appointed spaces available to rent, including a formal English-style rose garden.
Three comfortable bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, perfect for overnight use.