Book Your Wedding with The Historic Post Office
A BALLROOM IN HAMPTON, VA
With its lovely location in Hampton, Virginia, The Historic Post Office invites couples to climb the stairs between massive columns and celebrate their wedding with historic style. Built in 1914, The Historic Post Office was a functional post office until 1986. It features a facade that celebrates the Palace of Versailles in France, making it an excellent location for those "first look" photos.
The Historic Post Office has space for up to 250 guests for an indoor wedding ceremony and a sit-down or buffet-style reception dinner. The building itself has large arched windows allowing plenty of natural light to flood the white walls and gleaming hardwood floors. High ceilings with exposed wooden architectural features give the interior of The Historic Post Office a rustic feel that pairs well with any wedding decor. Dramatic columns separate the floor space allowing for up to 400 guests for a standing cocktail reception, while the state-of-the-art lighting and sound system provides plenty of options for entertaining.
What You Should Know
The Historic Post Office is a reception or wedding space that provides an on-site catering kitchen for outside catering vendors. The Historic Post Office does not provide on-site catering. The event space includes large restrooms along with a complete bridal suite for ceremony preparations. A full groom's suite and event security are also provided with rental of the building for a wedding or reception celebration. Tables and chairs can be included in wedding rental packages and there is ample on-site parking available. The Historic Post Office does offer optional valet parking for an additional fee.
A complete remodel and a lighting system designed by Stage Right Lighting gives the building an airy and modern feel in the interior, while the exterior remains largely untouched. A wedding coordinator and a variety of staff members are available to help to ensure that each event flows smoothly. Preferred vendors lists are available for couples that would like to choose their own music, decor and catering options. The Historic Post Office also provides space for rehearsal dinners, fundraising events and proms, along with wedding and reception celebrations. Its location in the Hampton historic district means the Historic Post Office provides access to delightful walks through the shops, along with gorgeous views that make excellent backdrops for photographs following the ceremony.
The historic building and spectacular location of The Historic Post Office are definitely perks when it comes to a wedding in Hampton, Virginia.
- Close to downtown Hampton
- Within walking distance to waterfront
- Historic location with unique architecture
From the Vendor
The Historic Post Office
The Historic Post Office is a brand new, impressive wedding and event venue located in downtown Hampton, Virginia. Built in 1914, The Historic Post Office has historic charm with modern amenities such as a full warming kitchen, bridal suite and gentlemen’s lounge, vendor load-in dock, Wi-Fi, public restrooms, a two-story event space, tables, chairs, and professionally-installed event lighting. The Historic Post Office prides itself on having a responsive and friendly staff, unique atmosphere and endless layout possibilities. Come see for yourself why The Historic Post Office is unrivaled when it comes to space, conveniences and extraordinary charisma! If you're interested in more information or booking the space for your upcoming event, please contact us at [email protected]
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Ballroom, City Hall, Historic Venue
Planning, Rentals + Equipment
First of all, the Historic Post Office is absolutely beautiful. From the moment you pull up to the front stairs, to the beautiful hard wood floors and then the bridal suites...oh my gosh, the bridal suites. This venue could not have been anymore perfect for my husband and I. We were able to get ready, have our ceremony, reception and exit all in the same location. Kelsey and Madeline are so wonderful. We always felt very informed and in-the-loop. I would book with them again in a heartbeat! Thank you ladies so much!
We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Historic Post Office in Hampton! The staff is experienced in the event and wedding industry. They were very helpful during preparation for our wedding and offered lots of suggestions of different vendors and locations in the area. The day of our wedding, they helped make sure that everything was going well. The actual venue is a blank slate that can be dressed up as much or as little as you deem necessary for your event. The black iron railings, dark wood floors, and white textured walls offer a lovely backdrop for any wedding. One of the major selling points for us were the bridal suite and grooms lounge. They are wonderful places to get ready before your event. The bridal suite has a TON of mirrors and outlets; it is readily apparent that a lot of thought was put into the design of the space. The grooms lounge has a foosball table, slot machine, pool table, leather couch, and kitchenette. The guys loved hanging out and relaxing before the wedding. My understanding is that options and offerings are changing rapidly but when we booked our wedding this is what was included in our rental price: 5 hour event, access to the venue starting at 9am, 1 hour rehearsal before the event, tables, and customizable uplighting. Chaffari chairs located at the venue are actually owned by Waterford events so you have to rent them. They also recently got 2 bars that are available for rent. I believe they are now offering linen rentals but weren't available when we signed our contract. Because of the limited offerings, we had to rent linens, cups, plates, and silverware through a rental company. We rented a bar and chairs through the HPO. We were a bit disappointed in what wasn't included for the rental price as all of the extra costs on top of the price for the venue put us a bit over budget. The minimal offerings make the venue maximally customizable for your wedding but isn't necessarily best for a bride who is on a budget or doesn't have lots of time to research vendors and rentals. Another monetary item to consider is that the HPO requires you to have a day-of coordinator which is another expense but was helpful the day of. One other minor complaint was that the wifi was spotty. Our DJ used the wifi to stream music and the wifi kicked him off of all of his devices during our first dance. Overall, we loved the HPO for our wedding. If you are on a budget, make sure you look into everything that is or isn't included in the price and other requirements of the venue. I would highly recommend the HPO for weddings and other events needing a large classy space.
Meet The Manager
Kelsey Ann Leeper
Hey ya'll! My name is Kelsey Ann and I am the venue manager for The Historic Post Office! My husband and I grew up all over the world but have settled down in Gloucester, Virginia. Along with my passion for weddings, events and anything that involves a celebration, I have a deep appreciation for European architecture, fluffy flowers, Kate Middleton, traveling, wine, nights in with my husband and anything with stripes! I can't wait to chat with you over at our unique venue- I'll bring the coffee if you'll bring your smile and event dreams!