Story by Andrew Gates + Photography by Sarah Achten of Morning Glory Images
Searching for a warm, rustic, old-world venue for your big day? Look no further than Village Brauhaus!
Located in the heart of Alexandria's historic Old Town, Village Brauhaus provides guests with an inviting, rustic and enchanting feel. Its central location, combined with an authentic German and Austrian ambiance, makes it the perfect wedding venue for those seeking a unique aesthetic that was inspired by the countries where countless classic fairy tales and love stories were born.
Village Brauhaus prides itself on bringing Bavarian culture to the community and providing a romantic "destination wedding" venue that never requires you to leave Alexandria. The authentic fireplace creates a warm and cozy atmosphere while large windows provide a beautiful view of iconic King Street. Drinks are served from behind a classic, wooden bar that is located directly off the dining room and stocked with a full draft beer system, lovely wine list and premium spirits. The stage is large enough for a five-piece band or DJ and the ample and meticulously selected décor will visually transport your wedding party and guests to the picturesque countryside of Old-World Germany.
The venue provides three food packages and three beverage package, all prepared by the in-house kitchen, which serves a selection of Bavarian and Austrian delicacies. "Meals are available family-style, buffet, or [as] individual dinners. Most of our guests have chosen family-style, and enjoyed it very much!" says owner Chelsea Gross. Some of the more popular menu items include giant Bavarian pretzels, potato pancakes, and hot wurst platters.
Home to two full bars, two dining areas, an authentic bier hall and private rental spaces, Village Brauhaus accommodates events of varying sizes and styles. "There are no room rental fees, but a minimum food and beverage minimum might be required for certain dates and times," explains Chelsea, who is no stranger to hosting events at her venue.