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The Manor House at Kings Charter is conveniently located just minutes north of Richmond in beautiful Mechanicsville, Virginia. This amazing venue in historic Hanover County offers an array of possibilities when it comes to wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can choose from a variety of magical indoor and outdoor locations for their event.
The Ballroom features gorgeous wood flooring, partially paneled walls, a charming fireplace to hold a ceremony in front of and huge windows that allow natural light to flow into the space. White wooden folding chairs are available for guest seating.
The Library is another popular indoor wedding ceremony spot at The Manor House at Kings Charter. This space stands out with hardwood flooring and elegant rugs running the length of the aisle. It features enchanting chandeliers, a fireplace, large windows and white folding chairs for seating.
The Upper Garden features a delightful gazebo that’s an ideal spot for the exchanging of wedding vows. This area is surrounded by gorgeous dogwoods and vibrant gardens full of pansies, begonias and irises.
The Front Lawn of the Manor House provides lush green grass, spectacular views of the home and is covered in towering Osage trees.
The East Lawn is another outdoor area that's often used for wedding ceremonies of all sizes. This beautiful green lawn is spacious and features manicured greenery and old, majestic trees.
What You Should Know
The Manor House at Kings Charter has won numerous awards over the years, including the 2013 Bridal A List Award for Richmond's Best Kept Bridal Secret. Venue rentals at this facility include a wedding reception as well as the ceremony without any additional charge. Couples can choose the time of their wedding festivities because only one event is held per day at this venue.
Each event held at The Manor House at Kings Charter includes five hours of exclusive use of the entire property. It also includes ample time for a wedding rehearsal as well as set up and breakdown time before and after the wedding. All tables and chairs are provided by the venue and include enough to seat up to 150 wedding or reception guests.
Wedding coordination services can be added to any event rental and includes coordination for the day before the wedding and the day of the festivities. This includes managing deliveries and vendors, assisting with decorations and centerpieces and overseeing things like the wedding rehearsal, timing of the ceremony and the procession.
The bride and groom can choose from a large list of preferred caterers for their wedding reception, including bakeries and champagne tasting companies. If a couple chooses to hire a caterer that’s not on the preferred list, there will be an extra fee added to their rental price. All caterers must meet the requirements of the venue, including bearing responsibility for set up and breakdown of the event. The caterer must also sign an agreement and provide proof of liability insurance. Alcohol is allowed at The Manor House at Kings Charter but it must be served by a licensed bartender with a valid ABC license.
Rental fees vary depending on the time of the year a wedding is scheduled and the day of the week it takes place. A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a wedding date. The balance must be paid 60 days before the wedding.
A wedding at The Manor House at Kings Charter comes with a couple exciting extra perks:
- Bridal suite provided for the wedding party
- Complimentary bridal portrait location provided
From the Vendor
Richmonds Best Wedding Address
Let the manicured lawns, expansive fields and formal gardens surround you. Exchange your vows in the gazebo of the Upper Garden surrounded by blooms or by the fireplace in the ballroom. Ceremonies & Receptions are welcome at The Manor House. We provide most all you need! You choose caterer & time
Amenities + Details
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$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Historic Venue