The couples I work with find the process of searching for the best wedding venues in Richmond a little overwhelming. For that reason, I put together a list to help you get started in your search so that you can have easy access to figure out what places will fit your style, guest size, and preferences. Check it out below and drop me a line if you have any questions.
The Best Wedding Venues in Richmond
Table of Contents
- Linden Row Inn
- Historic Mankin Mansion
- Jolene Family Winery
- The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing
- The Westin Richmond
- Seven Springs
- Hollyfield Manor
- The Jefferson
LINDEN ROW INN
Firstly, the Linden Row inn is perfect for couples who love the right mix of history and style. With Edgar Allen Poe as one of their most famous guests, who wouldn’t want to see what it’s all about? While this venue is a historical location, it does ooze Richmond elegance. There are outdoor breezeways that connect each section of rooms as a gorgeous feature making the inn unique while feeling more intimate. This also provides spacious locations for getting ready while enjoying the full experience.This gives the opportunity for many photo opportunities inside the inn and around perimeter. Linden Row Inn is also conveniently located in Downtown Richmond. The layout and style of this venue lends to the perfect outdoor courtyard wedding while intertwining an intimate touch to your event. The inn provides a variety of options for your wedding as well as flexibility in accommodating guests for their stay on the property.
Max Capacity: 150 Guests
Address: 100 E. Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23219
Website: Linden Row Inn
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HISTORIC MANKIN MANSION – RICHMOND WEDDING VENUE
The Historic Mankin Mansion makes the list for one of the best wedding venues in Richmond because the wedding team makes the entire wedding experience effortless and easy since 2004. Also, it should be mentioned, this mansion is only privately rented to couples getting married and never available for the general public. The mansion also has various locations within to create a whimsical feeling. From the English gardens, to the European Gallery, and stunning vintage decor everything is accounted for. Even with inclement weather it’s equally important to note, there is a backup location already on standby before you have to worry about contingency.
The onsite planning team design your entire wedding day and timeline while you focus on being in the moment. There are several packages that suit almost any couple. The mansion also accommodates up to sixteen guests for an overnight stay. So, what’s not to love?
Max Capacity: 200 Guests
Address: 4300 Oakleys Ln, Richmond, VA 23223
Website: Historic Mankin Mansion
JOLENE FAMILY WINERY – WEDDING VENUE CLOSE TO RICHMOND
Jolene Family Winery is just at the outskirts of Richmond, however it is a perfect addition to this list. It is located in New Kent County next to the Tom Brooke Lake providing spectacular views. The winery is also unique in the fact that it has a true greenhouse for you to exchange vows in, while creating the perfect intimate atmosphere. One thing to remember though; the greenhouse is a true greenhouse. So, it can get a bit warm. However, they do provide air conditioning. If you are looking to get married outside, there are accommodations for that decision, as well. The family owned venue also provides a gorgeous production room that serves as a modern, industrial backdrop for the perfect reception. You can check out the blog post for them here.
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THE BOATHOUSE AT ROCKETT’S LANDING – A RICHMOND VENUE
The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing is another one of Richmond’s best wedding venues. It also has a riverfront view, but includes floor to ceiling windows. This allows for natural light to flood into the space while lending to a gorgeous view of the city. There are also covered patios overlooking the skyline for outdoor access. Another great touch to the The Boathouse is that it provides the right amount of a modern touch to the historical setting of the building to make your wedding the perfect Richmond wedding.
Max Capacity: 150 Guests
Address: 4708 E. Old Main Street Richmond, Virginia 23231
Website: The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing
THE WESTIN RICHMOND – DOWNTOWN RICHMOND VENUE
The Westin Richmond makes the best wedding venues in Richmond list because of its knack for classical elegance. To begin, the venue begins as a simplistically elegant palette that transforms into a luxurious sight with poshly placed floral arrangements. Then, there are three different spaces to choose from to host your event. They also provide in-house catering to make the planning process simple. Not to mention, they provide hotel accommodations for all guests so you maximize the use of the venue from many angles. It should also be mentioned that they provide indoor and outdoor spacing to serve your preferences as you need.
Max Capacity: 300 Guests
Address: 6631 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23233
Website: The Westin Richmond
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SEVEN SPRINGS – MANQUIN WEDDING VENUE
Seven Springs is located just outside of the Richmond area in Manquin. So, it’s a bit of a drive but absolutely worth it. The property is located on a large sprawling estate of about 100 acres. This location also provides classic elegance with historic charm. There are a variety of amenities to choose from that includes: planning, concise timeline creation, rentals, and a choice between indoor or outdoor hosting. They also provide lodging for overnight stays. There are a number of guests houses to choose from. In addition to the charm, the venue includes a “Bourbon Garden” for couples to follow the timely tradition of burying their bottle of choice to dig up as a wedding activity.
Max Capacity: 200 Guests
Address: 6831 Dabneys Mill Road, Manquin, VA 23106
Website: Seven Springs
HOLLYFIELD MANOR – WEDDING VENUE IN MANQUIN
Hollyfield is a gorgeous 18th century mansion that was renovated to host wedding exclusively. Firstly, the location comes with luxurious suites for both partners to get ready with their bridal party in style. Notably, there are three different sites within the property to choose for your ceremony. The first ceremony site overlooks the lilypad covered lake that seems to have been made for golden hour. The second choice is on the front steps of the mansion, and the third is in front of the bright red barn. Also, there is a rustic area designed for the cocktail hour that provides a quaint but exciting experience for guests. Lastly, the staff is well trained to plan and provide top notch services for your planning needs.
Max Capacity: 250 Guests
Address: 289 Hollyfield Ln, Manquin, VA 23106
Website: Hollyfield Manor
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THE JEFFERSON – BEST WEDDING VENUE IN RICHMOND
Saving the best for the last – The Jefferson hotel finishes off the list of best wedding venues in Richmond for a lot of reasons, but mainly because of the top notch service. The hotel is iconic to Richmond as a staple landmark with its elegant staircase that leads to the rotunda, offering a stunning location for cocktail hour. There is also a large ballroom with ornate ceilings for larger weddings, but for a more intimate wedding, there is the Flemish room. The also include white glove butler services and their highly trained staff effortlessly make your wedding planning simple. One thing to note is, they do not provide an outdoor celebration area. However, some couples opt to have the hotel as a reception location and have the ceremony elsewhere, so there are still a lot of options.
Max Capacity: 360 Wedding Guests and 450 Reception Guests
Address: 101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220
Website: The Jefferson
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