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Jul 19, 2022

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Maymont Park Wedding Venue

Maymont Park Wedding Venue

Are you a wedding couple looking for a gorgeous garden for your Richmond wedding ceremony and reception? If you are searching for the perfect venue, then check out the Maymont Park and their gorgeous gardens. The park has an incredible layout with many sub locations that undoubtedly provide a great variety for wedding portraits. So, here is some great information to read about Maymont Park as your wedding venue.


The history of Maymont Park begins with the story of James and Sallie Mae Dooley. They constructed the Romanesque style architecture property in 1893 and lived there until the mid-1920’s when they both passed away. After their deaths, the city of Richmond took over care of the property and opened it six months later as a city park until 1975. During that time, the Maymont Foundation was established to continue providing maintenance to the park. The foundation also listed Maymont Park with the National Register of Historic Places as a Gilded Age American Estate. This rich history makes the garden a wonderful option for a garden style wedding with a historic flair.

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At Maymont Park, there are over 100 acres of garden space. There are a number of ceremony locations to choose from. The gardens can accommodate up to about 200 guests and the staff can provide detailed information about how each package breaks down.


The Historic Estates Wedding Packages include a selected site within Maymont of European-style, the Robins Nature Center and the Italian garden. For this package, couples can choose to either select a ceremony only location, or include the reception site at the Environmental Education Center and West Terrace. Each package also includes a dressing room, and a space for rehearsals.  Additionally, the Historic Estates Wedding packages also include other upgrade options for couples who would like to customize their experience.


1000 Westover Wedding packages include the ceremony and reception site that offers Mediterranean architecture, and a private outdoor courtyard. This location is near the Maymont Farm. These features include the ceremony site, reception location, dressing room, and a rehearsal space. Also, this wedding package includes tables and chairs.


Maymont also includes a Micro-wedding package for couples who wish to have a more intimate wedding. This package is for a ceremony only site. Also, for Friday elopement style weddings, there is a notice of no more than 30 days notice needed to reserve your location. Couples can also opt for various upgrade options as needed.


For inclement weather, Maymont recommends having a backup plan in place. They do have a covered tent that you can ask about using when booking your wedding.

You can also choose from their selection of specialized and preferred vendors, such as caterers to make your planning experience simpler.

For decorations, Maymont offers a specialized range of items to make your garden wedding gorgeous, as well as keeping your event intimate.

One final but important consideration is going to be who you choose to photograph your wedding. Instead of stressing about finding the right photographer, contact me to find out how I can help you document this moment you can relive over and over.


Prices for a Maymont Park Wedding will vary based on different factors. However, you can expect to pay anywhere between $1,200 and $4,500 as a starting point. This does not include any added amenities. But, it does include a good starting point for off season and peak pricing.

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