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Richmond Area Venues You Won't Regret Booking!

The wedding venue sets the stage for your event. It will help you decide on your theme and it will determine how many guests you can invite. For those reasons and many others I usually recommend nailing down venue selection early in the planning process whether for an upcoming wedding or fun corporate event. With so many options out there let me walk you through some of my absolute favorite Richmond area wedding venues!!


UPPER SHIRLEY VINEYARD


When working with a venue I can honestly say the staff matters, and I was blown away by the personal service of the owners and staff at Upper Shirley from a recent styled photoshoot there. Couples may wed on their waterfront ceremony lawn or inside their 14,000 square foot winery. They can host large receptions up to 300 people and have exquisite on site catering with Executive Chef Carlisle Bannister. Get a taste for the beauty of this location ahead of time by enjoying one of his Prix Fixe dinners and the beautiful sunset on the James River. This venue is also noted as Virginia Weddings top wedding vendor of 2019 and Wedding Wire couples choice of 2019 as well as many other accolades.


Why Book Here:

  • Delicious food & on site Chef

  • Waterfront Views

  • Vineyard grounds and tasting rooms

  • Friendly staff

  • Located between Richmond and Williamsburg

Upper Shirley Vineyard

600 Shirley Plantation Road, Charles City, VA 23030

www.uppershirley.com 804-829-9470


THE MILL AT FINE CREEK

The Mill has the charm and beauty of nature but is nestled right next to a brewery for those who would like a pint. It combines 10 acres of historic setting of the Fine Creek Historic District with modern facilities. The site has 3 wedding locations to choose from and backup weather locations. Menus are tailored to each event and is prepared in house by Chef/owner Lisa Benusa and Chef Mark Henry. This venue site offers a wide range of buildings to use and cottages to rent for guest use. This facility can accommodate up to 225 guests with 180 for a buffet reception and 150 for plated meals.



Why Book Here:

  • Unique rock ruins Ceremony site

  • Custom tailored Menu & on site Chefs

  • On site cottages for guests

  • Location between Richmond and Charlottesville

The Mill at Fine Creek

2434 Robert E. Lee Road, Powhatan, VA 23139

www.themillatfinecreek.com


ALTURIA FARM

Altria Farm is a family owned and operated wedding venue that mixes country rustic feel with classic romance. They have many ceremony choices from rustic pavilion, to the outdoor gazebo, or large 4,000 square foot climate controlled barn with seating for up to 225 guests. Take a stop by one of their many outdoor fire pits to rest your dancing shoes or make a S'mores! They also have an outdoor bar to take a sip of your beverage of choice under the stairs with your honey.



Why Book Here:

  • Rustic country farm setting

  • Flexibility of site location

  • Choice of own catering

Alturia Farm

6101 Dabney's Mill Road, Manquin, VA 23106

www.alturiafarm.com 804-314-9750


MAIN STREET STATION


Main Street Station has quickly become on of Richmond's most sought after event spaces. If you're looking for an event venue in the heart of Richmond than this place is for you! It has modern grandiose written all over it. The high ceilings and metal details will wow your guests by the sheer size of the space. If you have a large flock to entertain on your day this space can host over 3,000 guests in the 100,000 square foot newly renovated space of gorgeous steel and glass. Or the Victorian restored Headhouse can seat up to 738 guests if a more intimate setting is desired.


Why Book Here:

  • Modern & Victorian details

  • LARGE space

  • Location in heart of downtown Richmond

  • Choice of own catering

Main Street Station

1500 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219

www.mainstreetstationrichmond.com 804-


ANTEBELLUM of New Kent

Antebellum of New Kent is a family owned and operated venture that seeks to bring southern charm to its guests. This venue will go easy on the budget for those that are looking for an open space with a Charleston feel. Just imagine your guests sipping sweet tea or cocktails from the porch! They can accommodate up to 280 guests for cocktail style event and 180 guests for seated meal. Antebellum also has wonderful rooms for the bridal party to get ready in as well.



Why Book Here:

  • Manor house plantation charm

  • Budget friendly

  • Choice of own catering

  • Located between Richmond and Williamsburg

Antebellum of New Kent

4370 Courthouse Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140

www.antebellumofnewkent.com 804-519-3245


If you have any questions about these venues I'd be happy to help out as I have personally worked in each of these spaces. The venue lays the foundation in any event planning whether its for a wedding, corporate event, or family function so choose wisely and let the planning begin!




Photography Credits

Upper Shirley Vineyards - The Gernands

Alturia Farm - Amelia Bristow Photography

Main Street Station - Jamie Dunn Photography

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