Wedding venues

Read more below for some of Richmond's most unique wedding venues that offer a mix of history, Southern charm, and modern amenities.

 
Main Street Train Station  @ Shockoe Bottom If you’re looking for a historical aspect to your Richmond wedding, Main Street Train station has just what you need! Originally built in 1901, it’s currently served by Amtrak and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Main Street Station recently went received a $90 million ‘face-lif,’ but don’t worry, it’s Richmond charm and architecture still remains with its grand staircase and Corinthian capital columns! Tips: apply for alcohol license (i.e.: no bar option included in packaging)

Main Street Train Station 
@ Shockoe Bottom

If you’re looking for a historical aspect to your Richmond wedding, Main Street Train station has just what you need! Originally built in 1901, it’s currently served by Amtrak and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Main Street Station recently went received a $90 million ‘face-lif,’ but don’t worry, it’s Richmond charm and architecture still remains with its grand staircase and Corinthian capital columns!

Tips: apply for alcohol license (i.e.: no bar option included in packaging)

The Renaissance @Broad Street Art's District An old masonic temple built between 1888 and 1893, the building features high ceilings, grand chandeliers a Victorian ballroom, and Romanesque-style architecture. The built-in bar in the foyer is grand and luxurious to match! The location offers both reception and ceremony rooms, as well as an on-site chef should you choose not to opt for catering. Tips: accommodates up to 300 guests, includes day of coordinator and option for open bar. 

The Renaissance
@
Broad Street Art's District

An old masonic temple built between 1888 and 1893, the building features high ceilings, grand chandeliers a Victorian ballroom, and Romanesque-style architecture. The built-in bar in the foyer is grand and luxurious to match! The location offers both reception and ceremony rooms, as well as an on-site chef should you choose not to opt for catering.

Tips: accommodates up to 300 guests, includes day of coordinator and option for open bar. 

 
The Jefferson Hotel @ Downtown Richmond Nothing says "Richmond" more than the Jefferson Hotel, situated at the heart of downtown. It holds many historical events, serving as a home away from home to many prominent figures (including Presidents Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and McKinley, as well as Dolly Parton, the Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley). The Hotel itself features  a grand staircase (rumored to be featured in Gone with the Wind), high ceilings, and  Spanish Baroque Style architecture. There are also options to dine in the AAA Five Diamond restaurant and bar Lemaire, as well as partake in the Hotel's champagne brunch held every Sunday. 

The Jefferson Hotel
Downtown Richmond

Nothing says "Richmond" more than the Jefferson Hotel, situated at the heart of downtown. It holds many historical events, serving as a home away from home to many prominent figures (including Presidents Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and McKinley, as well as Dolly Parton, the Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley). The Hotel itself features  a grand staircase (rumored to be featured in Gone with the Wind), high ceilings, and  Spanish Baroque Style architecture. There are also options to dine in the AAA Five Diamond restaurant and bar Lemaire, as well as partake in the Hotel's champagne brunch held every Sunday. 

Historic Tredegar @ Downtown Richmond With over 8.3 acres of land, this National Historic Landmark is full of 18,000 square feet of outdoor space and parking for any event. Tredegar Iron Works was founded in 1836 and was once of the 3rd largest iron manufacturers and home to hundreds of years of Civil War history. The property overlooks the north bank of the James River, offering views of downtown Richmond. Tips: outside caterers are welcome.

Historic Tredegar
@ Downtown Richmond

With over 8.3 acres of land, this National Historic Landmark is full of 18,000 square feet of outdoor space and parking for any event. Tredegar Iron Works was founded in 1836 and was once of the 3rd largest iron manufacturers and home to hundreds of years of Civil War history. The property overlooks the north bank of the James River, offering views of downtown Richmond.

Tips: outside caterers are welcome.

 
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens With plenty of outdoor and indoor space, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of options for your wedding. Whether you want an outdoor wedding in the spring or summer months, or a winter wedding in their indoor facilities, there's plenty of options for you at this location.  Tips: winter weddings are generally less expensive than spring or summer weddings

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

With plenty of outdoor and indoor space, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of options for your wedding. Whether you want an outdoor wedding in the spring or summer months, or a winter wedding in their indoor facilities, there's plenty of options for you at this location. 

Tips: winter weddings are generally less expensive than spring or summer weddings

The Manor House at King’s Charter @ Mechanicsville, VA A staple of Richmond and no newcomer to weddings, the Manor House in Mechanicsville offers both ceremony and reception options. The surrounding blooming gardens offers an outdoor option for an exchange of vows and the decorated ballroom offers an ideal reception location for tons of dancing.  Tips: can accommodate up to 200 people for buffet or 75 for a plated dinner; caterer options provided

The Manor House at King’s Charter
@ Mechanicsville, VA

A staple of Richmond and no newcomer to weddings, the Manor House in Mechanicsville offers both ceremony and reception options. The surrounding blooming gardens offers an outdoor option for an exchange of vows and the decorated ballroom offers an ideal reception location for tons of dancing. 

Tips: can accommodate up to 200 people for buffet or 75 for a plated dinner; caterer options provided

 
The Bolling Haxall House An 1858 Italianate Mansion built by one of Richmond's wealthiest citizens, it is now a Virginia Historic Landmark that is open to the public for tours. You can rent this space for both a reception and ceremony plan.  Tips: Maximum guest capacity is 250 guests, BYO alochol

The Bolling Haxall House

An 1858 Italianate Mansion built by one of Richmond's wealthiest citizens, it is now a Virginia Historic Landmark that is open to the public for tours. You can rent this space for both a reception and ceremony plan. 

Tips: Maximum guest capacity is 250 guests, BYO alochol

Maymont Another popular outdoor venue for weddings, they offer a picturesque backdrop for any reception and ceremony in their Italian Garden or Japanese Garden. It's not just a garden - Maymont is a preserved Victorian mansion and estate that is maintained and operated by the City of Richmond through endowments and donations. The estate offers settings for both a whimsical wedding or a more formal affair. Tips: they offer some extra perks, such as carriage rides 

Maymont

Another popular outdoor venue for weddings, they offer a picturesque backdrop for any reception and ceremony in their Italian Garden or Japanese Garden. It's not just a garden - Maymont is a preserved Victorian mansion and estate that is maintained and operated by the City of Richmond through endowments and donations. The estate offers settings for both a whimsical wedding or a more formal affair.

Tips: they offer some extra perks, such as carriage rides 

 
Virginia Science Museum Calling all science geeks to this unique wedding and reception venue! There's plenty of places for unique photo-ops. With high ceilings and different exhibits, your guests will never feel bored. The giant screens available offer a great way to project your memories for your guests.  Tips: acoustics may not be ideal due to the high ceilings; however I would double check with the entertainment vendor.

Virginia Science Museum

Calling all science geeks to this unique wedding and reception venue! There's plenty of places for unique photo-ops. With high ceilings and different exhibits, your guests will never feel bored. The giant screens available offer a great way to project your memories for your guests. 

Tips: acoustics may not be ideal due to the high ceilings; however I would double check with the entertainment vendor.

Historic Mankin Mansion This estate, built in 1924 as a home for brick manufacturer Edward Mankin, has been restored to provide beautiful indoor and outdoor settings for any wedding and reception theme. Exhibiting Georgian/Colonial architecture, the Estate is home to a 100 year sycamore tree where your ceremony can take place. With an included planning team and magical decorations, the Mankin Mansion can be rented for a one-day event or weekend extravaganza. 

Historic Mankin Mansion

This estate, built in 1924 as a home for brick manufacturer Edward Mankin, has been restored to provide beautiful indoor and outdoor settings for any wedding and reception theme. Exhibiting Georgian/Colonial architecture, the Estate is home to a 100 year sycamore tree where your ceremony can take place. With an included planning team and magical decorations, the Mankin Mansion can be rented for a one-day event or weekend extravaganza. 

 
John Marshall Ballroom Opened since 1929, the Hotel John Marshall has been a home away from home to Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter. After a recent renovation, the ballroom and its original history stands even more elegant against the backdrop of downtown Richmond.  Many couples have said their vows at John Marshall and with the planning team to help, the hotel can turn your wedding into something magical. 

John Marshall Ballroom

Opened since 1929, the Hotel John Marshall has been a home away from home to Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter. After a recent renovation, the ballroom and its original history stands even more elegant against the backdrop of downtown Richmond.  Many couples have said their vows at John Marshall and with the planning team to help, the hotel can turn your wedding into something magical. 

Art Works Offering a unique space for art lovers and those wanting something a little different, Art Work Gallery in downtown Richmond can give you and your guests a night to rave about. They offer a list of vendors they love and also pride themselves in being LGBTQ friendly. 

Art Works

Offering a unique space for art lovers and those wanting something a little different, Art Work Gallery in downtown Richmond can give you and your guests a night to rave about. They offer a list of vendors they love and also pride themselves in being LGBTQ friendly. 

 
Byrd Theatre @ Carytown Currently a cinema in Carytown neighborhood of Richmond, the Byrd Theatre in 1928 and continues to offer entertainment to all who visit it. Featuring Renaissance Revival architecture, it's favorite for any Richmond local.  Tips: when not rented out, the Byrd Theatre offers $2.00 movies with a live organist on Saturday showings.

Byrd Theatre
@ Carytown

Currently a cinema in Carytown neighborhood of Richmond, the Byrd Theatre in 1928 and continues to offer entertainment to all who visit it. Featuring Renaissance Revival architecture, it's favorite for any Richmond local. 

Tips: when not rented out, the Byrd Theatre offers $2.00 movies with a live organist on Saturday showings.

The Commonwealth Club An ode to the Southern elite, the Commonwealth Club has become a Virginia institution and has become a home to many wedding ceremonies and receptions. Renting the facility includes chairs, silverware, and a planning team to make your event extra special.  Tips: Average capacity for plated dinner is 250, for a heavy hors d'oeuvres, up to 500.

The Commonwealth Club

An ode to the Southern elite, the Commonwealth Club has become a Virginia institution and has become a home to many wedding ceremonies and receptions. Renting the facility includes chairs, silverware, and a planning team to make your event extra special. 

Tips: Average capacity for plated dinner is 250, for a heavy hors d'oeuvres, up to 500.

 
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Dating back to its opening in 1936, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA, for short) has been a staple for unique wedding receptions showcasing some of the world's traveling art exhibitions. At one point, the VMFA has hosted the traveling works of Pablo Picasso and the awe-inspiring glass works of Dale Chihuly. The VMFA is a unique reception venue that will leave your guests talking - especially about those Fabergé eggs! Tips: There's more space than you can imagine at the VMFA with a capacity greater than 300.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Dating back to its opening in 1936, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA, for short) has been a staple for unique wedding receptions showcasing some of the world's traveling art exhibitions. At one point, the VMFA has hosted the traveling works of Pablo Picasso and the awe-inspiring glass works of Dale Chihuly. The VMFA is a unique reception venue that will leave your guests talking - especially about those Fabergé eggs!

Tips: There's more space than you can imagine at the VMFA with a capacity greater than 300.