July 9, 2024

Ten Incredible Wedding Venues close to Richmond

When you google wedding venues in Virginia the amount of responses that come up can be overwhelming. Every couple has to either start with a wedding planner to better assist you and make sure you don’t end up “venue poor” or you need to find a venue that fits your needs, budget and taste. We thought we would help and take some of the guess work out of the all mighty google search. So in our opinion these are the most incredible wedding venues to get married at in Virginia. Keep in mind not everyone has the same budget so we curated a list that will fit anywhere from higher budgets to lower budgets. We hope that this list will help anyone on their search for the perfect venue. If you don’t see something that you like contact us today!

The Estate at River Run located in Maidens, Virginia. An elegant 22,000 square foot mansion overlooking the James River in Maidens, Virginia perfectly adorned for hosting life’s most special moments. River Run delivers an unrivaled wedding and event experience. Boasting amenities such as stunning riverside terraces, ornately designed ballrooms, and architecture as intricate and tasteful as the occasions hosted within it, River Run is the perfect setting for your wedding or special event. It can hold up to 270 guests. It also offers many locations on the property to be used during the entire event.

a Tuscan style venue nestled in Virginia

Mount Ida located in Scottsville, Virginia. Located just south of downtown Charlottesville, Virginia on a secluded 4,000-acre sanctuary, Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard is your destination for weddings and private events. We specialize in large soirees, intimate celebrations, and weekend getaway stays. We are uniquely home to four wedding venues: The Lodge, The Event Barn, Water’s Edge, and The Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve. Each of our wedding venues offer a unique experience tying in Albemarle’s historic character. If sweeping Blue Ridge views and rolling pastures are your style you will fall in love with the Lodge and Tasting Room + Taphouse. Do you prefer romantic lakeside historic manor homes and classic romantic settings? The Event Barn will be home to your dream wedding. For a country cabin vibe overlooking an expansive lake, Water’s Edge will exceed your expectations. Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard is designed with a purpose to make your wedding run flawlessly. State-of-the-art caterers kitchens, high speed internet, backup generators, lounge and event furniture, heat and air conditioning, spectacular lighting, ample power, bathrooms, shuttle buses and more are included in your package.

Mount Ida charm

Main Street Station located in Richmond Virginia. The Head House offers elegance, restored: the French Renaissance-style Headhouse at Main Street Station is filled with light, spectacular features and rich history. With a maximum capacity of 200 seated, this is the very Richmond place for weddings and other important gatherings. Its marble floors, high ceilings and huge windows bring a regal feel to any event. The Bridal Suite at the Headhouse is a must-see. The Shed will make heads turn, jaws will drop and that’s before the event even begins. The Shed is Richmond’s premier venue, an expanse of steel and glass that’s two football fields in length. Look out the walls of windows, and you’ll get a moving picture of the city. This vast open space can be reimagined for more intimate gatherings — or, bring us a guest list in the thousands, and we can accommodate.

luxury at Main Street Station

Cavalier Resort located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The beautifully renovated Historic Cavalier Hotel offers an abundance of gorgeous locations that make perfect wedding venues, whether for a small wedding or huge gathering. Spacious lawns and cultivated gardens surround the hotel as well as intimate loggias and a stunning ballroom that are waiting for your special touch. With grand architecture and a history of luxurious guests, this hotel was built for timeless love. They offer multiple ceremony and reception sites. Clink glasses on the green and celebrate being newlyweds the true Cavalier way. With tented and non-tented setups, your guests will be delighted to dine and dance on our renowned green lawn atop the hill with views of the Atlantic Ocean – a beautiful and iconic wedding reception venue.

The Cavalier Great Lawn space

The Maine of Williamsburg located in James City County, Virginia. A new venue  that hosts weddings, events & retreats. This facility accommodates up to 200 people for the perfect event. We officially opened in October of 2021. With a 9,000 sq ft facility, The Maine of Williamsburg is the perfect location for weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, meetings, and special events. The Maine of Williamsburg is a family owned and operated business. This unique business opportunity was born out of the love of event planning and bringing people together. Our staff have over 60 collective years of professional event planning management, community involvement, special event and corporate retreat planning. Our message and mission, is simple: to provide a location where all are welcome and all work is done in the name of love and acceptance. Our family is proud to convey that 14 acres of land has been placed in a Conservation Easement to ensure this quiet sanctuary remains peaceful and protected in the years to come. We have created and designed a venue that combines rustic charm and southern elegance with every amenity you could possibly need or want to make your event dreams come true.

The Maine of Williamsburg

Running Mare Farm located in Maidens, Virginia. Running Mare is conveniently located 30 minutes West of Richmond Virginia and is a beautiful venue to share with your special family and friends. Running Mare provides Farm Tables, Bamboo Chairs, Clean Up, Decorative Lighting, Restrooms, Basic Floral, Trash Removal, Parking Services, and Decor for every Wedding or Event. The Barn Our family barn was the first structure built on the property over 45 years ago. It is traditional enough for a rustic feel, while updated to include the comforts of a modern lifestyle. The 8 stall barn is constructed of old timber, has an asphalt floor and boasts a classic design with a breezeway isle that over looks Twin Rock Lake. The perfect setting for a memorable rehearsal dinner or party.  With spectacular views, this loft is a unique space directly above one of our many wedding sites. The timber frame, open floor plan and over sized windows offer an exclusive space for bridal party preparations and entertaining. This charming cottage is located across the farm well out of site from the wedding grounds. It offers a full kitchen, remodeled tile shower, a deck and ample space to mingle.  Located right next door to The Barn and around the corner from both wedding sites is our Hay Barn. This expansive open timber frame barn is the perfect spot for a reception and dinner for your guests. The views are spectacular, as they spill out into our lakeside lawn and overlook the gardens. There are beautiful  trees to mingle under and soak up the atmosphere. This spacious area is a great location for your friends and family to enjoy your big day.

Running Mare Hay Barn

Historic Tuckahoe located in Goochland, Virginia.  Tuckahoe is a spectacular outdoor venue for weddings of any size, from 10 guests up to 500! Our typical season runs April-October, however events can be booked outside that dateline with the understanding that weather can be unpredictable. Our large sailcloth tent just adjacent to the main gardens ensures guests’ comfort while still enjoying the charm and beauty of the nature. Your choice between several reception sites, including one with colonial style hardscaping and a 57 x 117 ft sailcloth tent. So many unique ways to set up the space and make it your vision.

Historic Tuckahoe
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Maymont is located in Richmond Virginia. Begin your happily ever after at Maymont! From an intimate gathering to a scenic reception and every step in between, Maymont is the perfect place to make cherished memories. Indoor and outdoor sites are available for every season. And enhancements, like a cocktail hour among the aquariums, add a distinctive touch. Celebrate your wedding in the heart of the historic estate at Maymont. The scenic surroundings include a 100-year-old Italian garden, European-style estate buildings, gazebos, sprawling lawns and The Robins Nature Center. Enjoy Mediterranean architecture, a mix of modern and historical features, and a private outdoor courtyard in this exceptional venue near the Maymont Farm.

Maymont floral ceiling
*Alyse Michelle Images

The Science Museum of Virginia located in Richmond Virginia. From the majestic Broad Street Station to the sleek and modern Dewey Gottwald Center, the Science Museum of Virginia has something to offer for any occasion. Our spacious and elegant facilities are the perfect place for any event, no matter how big or small. Imagine the possibilities with this historic blank palate. Whether you’re looking for elegance or casual fun, each event space is unique.

Science Museum Rotunda

John Marshall Ballrooms located in Richmond Virginia. The Hotel John Marshall opened in 1929 as the largest hotel in Virginia. Its rooms welcomed Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Tyler Moore, and Elvis Presley along with political figures such as Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter. After sitting vacant for over 20 years (save a few attempts to open) the building recently underwent a $80 Million renovation, spanning two years of construction to strip it back to the bones and restore it to its original 1920’s grandeur. The elegant Marshall Ballroom will wow your guests with nine vintage crystal chandeliers and three walls of grand, thirty-foot windows. The lead-paned glass encased in elaborate hand-crafted molding emulates that classic Richmond feel. The Virginia Ballroom is lit by the magnificent original chandeliers, the balcony overlooking the ballroom is perfect for your grand staircase entrance, continuing thru the ballroom & your adoring guests, take your first swirl on the 27×27 hardwood dance floor.

Inside the ballroom

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