torpedo factory wedding

Disco at the Torpedo Factory

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We are excited to add Cassidy and Andrew’s beautifully styled reception from Alexandria’s iconic Torpedo Factory to our collection of Real Weddings from Nova’s top venues. The bride is a wedding planner with Modern Social Events, so it’s no surprise that this event was filled with special moments. The venue sparkled with disco balls, string lights, and neon signs, as guests danced and partied into the New Year. Photos of this memorable evening follow, as well as highlights from the ceremony held earlier in the day at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in DC.

After the ceremony, the couple took time out for a portrait session with Lindsay & Co. Photography at the Lincoln Memorial.

The couple took additional portrait shots at popular locations in historic Old Town, Alexandria (shown here, Wales Alley and the steps of the Athenaeum). And then it was on to the Torpedo Factory!

Guests enjoyed the night surrounded by works of art as well as artifacts from the WWI period, such as this torpedo. The historic Torpedo Factory was origionally built as a naval munitions plant at the end of World War I, and was later converted to an art center. Today it houses the country’s largest collection of working artists under one roof, and is a popular event venue that can seat up to 220.

The lighting was done by John Farr Lighting. Click here for a fun before and after post by Modern Social Events, showing how lighting helped to completely transform this space.

The Torpedo Factory has kept its original industrial feel, including exposed pipes, ductwork, and a smokestack, and colorful paint on doors and stairways create a fun retro vibe. There is a 2-story atrium in the middle surrounded by catwalks that look down on the large main floor.

The venue was lit up with string lights, neon signs, and disco balls. Tall floral centerpieces and black, white, and gold tableware completed the look.

The couple ended the night with a view of fireworks over the Potomac River.