Rentals and Private Events at Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum

In its continuing role as a venue for all sorts of community activities, Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum's Lecture Hall is available to you for weddings, meetings, receptions, recitals, concerts and lectures.

Page updated on Aug 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Rentals and Private Events: General Information

The Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum serves as a performance venue, as well as hosting weddings, meetings and other events.

Covid-19 Operation Guidelines  

The Office of Historic Alexandria established the following guidelines to ensure consistent operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff will regularly re-evaluate them through the remainder of 2020 based on available staffing levels and as the region moves through Phase 3 of the Forward Virginia plan. Includes guidelines for guided tours, volunteers, rentals, public programs and events, and on-site research and collections use by the public.

Covid-19 Operation Guidelines


The Lecture Hall

Lyceum Lecture HallThe room is elegantly appointed with wall-to-wall carpeting, rose-colored draperies and coordinating upholstered armchairs. Some other useful features are:

  • recessed, controlled lighting
  • a large movie screen and separate projection booth
  • excellent acoustics
  • a platform stage
  • a concert grand piano
  • a small kitchen adjoining, with refrigerators, sinks and work space for caterers
  • special rate discounts

Functions can be held at Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum either during the museum's open hours or after it has closed for the evening.  Exhibition galleries can be opened for viewing after hours and similar arrangements can be made with The Lyceum Museum Shop. For more information about private functions at the Alexandria History Museum, call the museum's Facilities Coordinator at 703.746.4994.


Rental Rates and Fees

Rental Rates

  • Parties, Fund-raisers, Special events and Galas, $350 per hour
  • Meetings, Concerts, Classes, Lectures, Seminars, Recitals,  $100 per hour
  • Weddings
    • Security Deposit: $500; due immediately
      (This is not applied to rental fees, is fully refundable up to 90 days before your event, and is returned after your event is over.)
    • Wedding ceremony only: 3 hour time block $750, additional time is $300/hour, due 60 days before event
    • Reception only: 6 hour time block $2,300, additional time is $300/hour, due 60 days before event
    • Ceremony & Reception: 9 hour time block $2,600 (additional time is never needed--this is always enough)

Other Fees

  • Use of our 7' 4" conservatory grand piano, $150
  • Open our two permanent exhibit galleries after 5 p.m., $50
  • Open our changing exhibit gallery after 5 p.m., $50
  • Use of Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum’s projector system, $50

Weddings

“I can confidently say that among the limited number of right choices I have made in my life, who I married and where I was married are comfortably among the short, short list.”  (Ray H.,  married at The Lyceum in 2007)

Learn more about Weddings at Alexandria's History Museum at The Lyceum. 

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