13 Swoon-Worthy Wedding Venues in Richmond, Virginia

The venue options are endless if you're planning on tying the know in Richmond.
Sarah Title
by Sarah Title
Updated Jun 27, 2021

If you have your heart set on a wedding venue in Richmond, Virginia, you're in luck. The state capital has dozens of spaces for all wedding day styles. Whether you want an outdoor wedding, an indoor wedding or a little bit of both, there are many available to choose from. From a riverfront boathouse and 19th-century mansion with historic charm to an industrial chic train station and a glamorous ballroom, choosing just one venue might prove to be a difficult task. There's something for every couple--rustic and romantic, contemporary and urban, luxurious and upscale--no wedding style goes unnoticed. With a variety of capacity limits on our list, there's a wedding venue fit for a wedding of any size, no matter if it's an intimate wedding, elopement or big celebration. If you want to browse a little more, head to The Knot Marketplace to find the wedding venue in Richmond that's just right for you.

Dover Hall in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia

This English Tudor-inspired estate is nestled in the countryside between Richmond and Charlottesville. The private estate was built with entertaining in mind. The 33,000 square-foot estate located on 55 acres offers breathtaking views of rolling hills and woodlands. Have your outdoor wedding ceremony surrounded by the natural beauty of the Virginia landscape and then move into a spectacular ballroom boasting elegant candelabras, a grand fireplace and red curtains accenting the floor-to-ceiling windows. The ballroom includes a blue stone open terrace with a view of the country. With in-house catering and a suite to get ready in, Dover Hall is ready to help you make your special day perfect.

Linden Row Inn in Richmond, Virginia

This 70-room boutique hotel is made up of seven row homes built in the mid-1800s, giving it historic charm. It was restored by the Historic Richmond Foundation in the 1980s. Many of the rooms in the Downtown Richmond hotel boast antiques from the 18th century and is featured on the National Register of Historic Places. The intimate garden can be accessed by the French doors or two stone pathways (talk about a wow-worthy processional), and features tree-lined walls. The fountain and brick patio help make this enchanting garden a magical place to say your vows or hold a reception. The garden can accommodate up to 90 people for a sit-down meal, or, combined with the indoor Board Room, it can hold 125 guests. The Board Room is a 505 square-foot space inside the Linden Row Inn that can be transformed into a beautiful wedding reception. If you're after historic charm for a more intimate affair, this is worth a look.

Main Street Station in Richmond, Virginia

If you're looking for the perfect blend of historic and unique, look no further than the train station in the heart of Richmond. This 19th-century train station is a fully operational Amtrak station as well as a gorgeous wedding venue. There are two event spaces to choose from for your special day. First is the Headhouse, a classic French Renaissance-style space with shining marble flooring, high ceilings and windows that overlook Downtown Richmond. The Shed is a more modern event space with tall glass and steel enclosing over two football field's worth of space. It sits high above the city, offering views of the streets below. Included in your rental on Main Street Station is the set-up and break-down of the event, janitorial and security staff on duty during your wedding, in-house furniture (if you so desire), a getting-ready suite and a commercial kitchen for your wedding caterer.

Quirk Hotel in Richmond, Virginia

This boutique hotel is located right in the arts and design district of Downtown Richmond and is adorned with creative artwork throughout the hotel and in the guest rooms. There is an on-site wedding coordinator to help you with all of your wedding planning or to provide any extra help you may need throughout your engagement. There are multiple areas throughout the venue to host your reception. The Courtyard, which features exposed brick walls and has a slight industrial aesthetic, is ideal for a cocktail hour or an intimate reception. The Mezzanine, which overlooks the hotel lobby and features its own bar, would be an ideal event space for a cocktail reception. Lastly, the rooftop offers 3,000 square-feet of city views. It can fit up to 120 guests standing and up to 60 seated, so if you're planning on a smaller wedding reception you won't want to miss checking out the funky and fun Quirk Hotel.

The Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan, Virginia

The Mill is nestled in the countryside just 40 minutes west of Richmond. A husband and wife team turned gristmill ruins and an old miller's cottage along Fine's Creek into an all-inclusive event space and wedding venue. From the Manor House to the cottages to the brewery, The Mill is filled with charm and natural beauty, making it the perfect place for your big day. There are three options for an outdoor wedding ceremony at The Mill, the original mill ruins, the rustic pergola or a spot right by the creek. All offer the opportunity for spectacular wedding photos. The reception venue on site accommodates up to 225 guests and boasts a wraparound deck so those who want fresh air during the party can get it. Make it a weekend getaway by reserving cottages for your wedding guests. They'll enjoy complimentary breakfast and be walking distance to the wedding ceremony and reception. Need a place for your rehearsal dinner? The Mill at Fine Creek can handle that too.

Downtown Richmond Marriott in Richmond, Virginia

Just steps away from the Virginia State Capitol is this newly renovated elegant hotel and wedding venue in Richmond. With six event spaces to choose from, the hotel can accommodate weddings of all sizes and styles, from an intimate wedding to a big, over-the-top celebration and anything in between. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are available to help. They'll help you with your overall vision, set a budget, find vendors, and make sure your special day goes off without a hitch. Wedding day packages include complimentary overnight accommodations for the couple, complimentary airport transportation for guests, linens and centerpieces, menu tasting, 15% off the rehearsal dinner or morning-after brunch if hosted at the Downtown Richmond Marriott.

Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond, Virginia

Tucked away in lush greenery and magical woodlands, you'll find a one-of-a-kind historic estate located just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They only host one event at a time, guaranteeing that your special day will be the primary focus of the staff. Get ready in the Summer House Parlor with all the conveniences of a salon or in the Game Room with a pool table, darts, a basketball arcade game and more. Exchange vows in the picturesque English Gardens under a large sycamore tree. If you'd rather get married indoors, the recently renovated gallery features flowing curtains and magnificent chandeliers. Host your cocktail hour on the lawn and brick patio an enjoy cocktails from the brick pergola. Celebrate your marriage on the customizable pavilion under the climate-controlled tent with French doors that open to the outside. The Historic Mankin Mansion also offers wedding packages and accommodations for your wedding party and family.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing in Richmond, Virginia

This waterfront wedding venue alongside the James River boasts stunning views of the Richmond skyline. There is a gorgeous spot on the lawn with the river as the backdrop where you can exchange vows in front of your loved ones. The Riverview Reception Room is a 2,800 square-foot event space featuring exposed brick, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water and covered patios with views of Downtown Richmond. The space accommodates up to 150 guests seated or 230 for a cocktail style reception. The all-inclusive package includes tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware and flatware. You'll also get access to a professional event coordinator, complimentary cake cutting service, professional serving staff, chef, and bartenders. The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is the ideal venue for those who would prefer a waterfront wedding over a city one.

Maymont in Richmond, Virginia

This 100-acre estate and park has a lot to offer from multiple gardens and arboretum to the Robins Nature Center. Tie the knot at the historic estate which is surrounded by a 100-year-old Italian garden, European-style estate buildings, gazebos and sprawling lawns, creating a romantic and old-world vibe for your big day. Your outdoor wedding ceremony can take place in the lush Italian garden, under a sprawling Blue Atlas Cedar tree, Tulip Popular, which is set on a hill top near Magnolia row, and Maple Row, which features rows of maple trees on either side of a paved sidewalk. For your reception, there's the Environmental Education Center and West Terrace, where you can host 150 guests seated or 250 guests cocktail style. The Maymont wedding venue offers a romantic garden setting with historic charm that is perfect for your "I do's."

Common House in Richmond, Virginia

Located in Richmond's Arts District, this community gathering spot is located in a historic building that used to house a furniture factory. The house has a contemporary and chic vibe, allowing couples to make the space their own. Your special day will include in-house catering, Sommelier-curated wines, full bar service and professional waitstaff. There are multiple event spaces in the house that would work perfectly for your wedding ceremony or reception. The open-air courtyard features exposed brick walls, a weather-proof pergola, and unique lounge furniture. The Madison Wing features windows that wrap around the room, wood floors and a built-in bar, perfect for a cocktail hour. For the reception, there's Union Hall, which features 20-foot ceilings and hand-crafted tables for a seated dinner. The Common House is prepared to make your special day one to remember.

The Manor House at King's Charter in Richmond, Virginia

Just a 15-minute drive from Richmond is a historic manor home surrounded by manicured lawns, lush florals, and romantic gardens ready to host your special day. Exchange vows under the gazebo in the Upper Garden surrounded by vibrant blooms or if you'd prefer an indoor wedding ceremony, tie the knot in front of the fireplace in the grand ballroom. Offer appetizers and cocktails to your guests in the sunken garden during cocktail hour so they can enjoy the natural beauty surrounding them. When it's time to celebrate at the reception, make your entrance as newlyweds descending the grand staircase. If you'd prefer to host an outdoor reception, the staff can set up tables and chairs on the manor lawn and you can dance under the stars. The Manor House at King's Charter is ready to help you customize your special day.

Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Virginia

A sports medicine training center and primary care center by day, this chic and modern space doubles as a wedding venue in Richmond for those seeking something that allows them to be creative with the event space. The industrial 7,700-square foot space which accommodates up to 450 people offers two floors to do what you want with. The first floor is suitable to a wedding ceremony, offering a roll-up door to create an indoor/outdoor vibe, letting in natural light that is perfect for wedding photos. If you'd prefer to have your ceremony outside, there is the amphitheater. The second floor is where the main event hall is and boasts an open floor layout with floor-to-ceiling windows and a full dance floor. Bon Secours Training Center offers a list of preferred vendors to help you narrow down who will help your big day come together.

The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms in Richmond, Virginia

In Downtown Richmond you'll find the Hotel John Marshall, which opened as Virginia's largest hotel in 1929 and has hosted famous guests like Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis Presley and Presidents Ford, Nixon and Carter. After sitting empty for 20 years, the building underwent a major renovation to restore it to its 1920s aesthetic. Choose between two ballrooms on site for your wedding reception. The first, The Marshall Ballroom, features nine vintage crystal chandeliers, thirty-foot windows and grand columns that create a majestic and ornate vibe. The second, The Virginia Ballroom, features a balcony that overlooks the ballroom and a grand staircase, perfect for your newlywed entrance. The hotel also offers elegant dressing rooms and overnight accommodations for the newlyweds and guests. Set-up and clean-up are taken care of and the Historic John Marshall Ballrooms will also provide tables, chairs, linens and china for you so you only have to focus on getting married and nothing else.


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