The Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria is bare knuckle. You have to bring in outside vendors, including lighting to make this place fitting for a reception. It is very unique and huge which is what I loved about it. However, using all outside vendors got very expensive, and this place is not cheap by any means. If you have the money than go for it because it's different. Definitely not traditional. We rented the back patio for the cocktail hour and it faces the water. Beautiful! The only reason I am giving this a three is because of their events coordinator, Tara. Very sweet at the first meeting, but when she got the money we didn't hear from her for months. She barely returned our emails and when we went down to speak to her she was very cold and uncooperative. Ultimately our reception came out as planned but she was not fun to deal with and she is the only one to deal with there.
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