Greater Richmond and nearby Charlottesville offer some of the most unique wedding venues in Central Virginia. And many have received national acclaim. Couples can choose from elegant estates, classic vineyards, rustic barns, and opulent ballrooms.

If you’re looking for a waterfront wedding, you’ll find magnificent river views and peaceful lakes. There’s even a historic grist mill with a brewery and guest cottages for a wedding weekend. Downtown skylines, Blue Ridge vistas, and the ever-changing James River all provide one-of-a-kind ceremony backgrounds.

Top Richmond Wedding Venues

Elegant Estate Venues

The Estate at River Run

Max. Capacity: 270
Conveniently located between Richmond and Charlottesville, this historic brick Georgian Revival mansion and private estate overlooks the James River. Luxury weddings, from elopements and mini weddings to ballroom galas, are River Run’s hallmark. In-house planner and floral designer. And your pup is welcome!

Dover Hall

Max. Capacity: 150
English Tudor-inspired venue on 55 acres in Goochland. Imagine saying “I Do” by the reflecting pool or on a tranquil terrace. For larger weddings, tent the patio for up to 400 guests. Ballroom with soaring ceilings and a sandstone fireplace. In-house culinary team.

Historic Mankin Mansion

Max. Capacity: 200
This early 1900s Georgian estate is a national award-winning venue. The focus is on one event at a time. Estate setting but convenient to downtown Richmond. English gardens and stunning vintage decor.

Seven Springs

Max. Capacity: 200
This historic estate serves as a beautiful backdrop for the 40×90 reception pavilion. And you can stay on the property and make it a weekend for you and your wedding party. There’s even glamping!

Hollyfield Manor

Max Capacity: 250
Located in Manakin, this mid-18th century manor home sits amidst a romantic farm setting. Vows may be exchanged in front of the home or barn. Enjoy cocktails in the rustic bar area then adjourn to the reception hall for your celebration.

Classic Vineyards Venues

Upper Shirley Vineyards

Max: Capacity: 300
With sweeping lawns overlooking the James River, this expansive vineyard is located next door to the historic Shirley Plantation. Fourth-generation Richmond restaurateur Chef Carlisle Bannister provides the wedding feast made of fresh local ingredients served Southern style.

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Max. Capacity: 200
Just minutes south of Charlottesville, Pippin Hill has been nationally recognized by Bride’s magazine as one of the best wedding venues in America. Stunning Blue Ridge mountain views. Garden to table cuisine. 2-story venue with vaulted ceiling. Available year-round for elegant countryside weddings.

Early Mountain Vineyards

Max. Capacity: 200
Over in Madison County north of Charlottesville, you’ll find Early Mountain combines modern facilities with luxurious amenities. Rustic fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and a honeymoon cottage for two. Onsite catering.

Keswick Vineyards

Max Capacity: 200
Winery weddings are a popular choice for Central Virginia couples and this vineyard boasts a gorgeous view of the Blue Ridge for outdoor wedding ceremonies. With a 12-hour rental, you’ll be guaranteed flexible ceremony and reception time.

Veritas Vineyards

Max. Capacity: 250
“Where European charm meets Southern hospitality” is the motto of this Afton winery, just west of Charlottesville. The historic farmhouse is perfect for intimate weddings and there are a variety of indoor/outdoor spaces as well. The magnificent Saddleback Hall features floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors. On-site catering.

King Family Vineyards

Max. Capacity: 200
This Crozet vineyard with its panoramic views hosts weddings all year long. An extensive list of recommended caterers and wedding pros. Carriage house style venue with exposed beams and large stone fireplace.

Hazy Mountain Vineyards

Max. Capacity: 200
Another Afton winery wedding favorite, Hazy Mountain features Tuscan architecture and Shenandoah Valley views. The enclosed terrace with soaring windows is perfect for cocktail hour or a Plan B ceremony site. In-house catering is available along with signature wines and beer.

Barn Venue Options

Castle Hill Cider

Max. Capacity: 350
Vineyards aren’t the only venues with their own beverages and beautiful views. Located on 600 acres of rolling Virginia countryside, Castle Hill in Keswick offers rustic elegance with an 11,000 sq. ft. barn venue. And it’s climate-controlled, so it’s available year-round.

The Barn at Timber Creek

Max. Capacity: 150
The nearby town of Farmville, located an hour from Richmond, provides another barn venue option. Rental discounts are available for Friday/Sunday weddings as well as off-season. Handmade wood arches and whiskey barrels add to the rustic vibe. Bring your own caterer and alcohol.

Waterfront Weddings in RVA

The Boathouse at Sunday Park

Max. Capacity: 120
Say your “I Do’s” with a lakeside wedding in the Ceremony Garden. The Gardens Pavilion can accommodate up to 120 and features a gas fireplace and deck overlooking the lake. Wedding menu packages for full-service reception planning.

The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing

Max. Capacity: 150
This city venue offers a ceremony site with a James River and Richmond skyline backdrop. Floor-to-ceiling windows and antique brick provide a blank canvas. More great views from the patios. On-premises catering available.

The Dominion Club

Max. Capacity: 220
Glen Allen’s premier country club also provides a lakefront setting for wedding ceremonies. The club hosts only one wedding a day, so you have ultimate planning flexibility.

Charming Countryside

The Market at Grelen

Max. Capacity: 250
Imagine a wedding day in the midst of a 1000-acre tree nursery. Located south of Charlottesville, this one-of-a-kind venue offers a clear tent for starry night romance. 360-degree views!

Mount Ida Farm and Vineyard

Max. Capacity: 300
The peaceful rural wedding venue just outside of Charlottesville has four locations from which to choose, including an event barn, waterfront space, tasting room, and a classic lodge. Overnight accommodations.

Ballroom Venue Opulence

The John Marshall Ballrooms

Max. Capacity: 250
This iconic property has welcomed musicians, actors, and even Presidents. Now restored to its original 1920s splendor, you’ll find crystal chandeliers, handcrafted molding, glass walls, and a grand staircase for an unforgettable entrance.

The Jefferson Hotel

Max. Capacity: 350
This historic hotel has played host to elegant weddings since 1895. And there’s nothing like the staircase for making a grand entrance. Sparkling chandeliers and soaring ceilings. Personalized menus, wedding cakes, and floral designs.

Truly Unique

The Mill at Fine Creek

Max. Capacity: 225
Plan a wedding weekend and take over the guest cottages at this historic gristmill property. You’ll find an evolutionary culinary staff, including a Pastry Chef. Enjoy Farm Creek Brewing for an after-party. All-inclusive planning and privacy for your event.

Main Street Station

Max. Capacity: 200
The French Renaissance-style Headhouse of downtown Richmond’s historic Main Street Station is elegantly restored with marble floors, high ceilings, and huge windows. Need a larger space? Then visit The Shed, an expanse of steel and glass.

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