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Beauty & Health
1213 Hair Studio
1213 Hair Studio — in the heart of Richmond’s historic Fan District — is the modern, creative, and precision-based salon you’ve been looking for. From your “I do” to your happily ever after, the style of your hair should never be a concern. The only ARROJO flagship salon in Richmond, 1213 gives its clients upscale service in a simple-chic environment that is both professional and inviting. Its masters of beauty specialize in client satisfaction. Your wedding ring is for forever; your hair style doesn’t have to be. Call 804.288.5452 or visit us at 1213 W. Main St. or 1213hairstudio.com.
Why spend your wedding day rushing to salon appointments when you can have your own personal makeup artist in your home or hotel suite? Because weddings are the primary focus of BRIDEface Richmond, we understand that it’s about more than making you and your bridal party look amazing on your wedding day. It ’s also about making sure everything runs on time, keeping everyone happy and calm, and making you feel like a celebrity. On the most photographed day of your life, have the peace of mind of knowing you are the most beautiful version of yourself. 804.822.0511 or bridefacerichmond.com.
Greater than Sparrows
We have a highly talented team of beauty experts that will travel to you. Allow us to make your day of glamour a little less stressful. Our goal is to offer a place where everyone can have all of their beauty needs met in one convenient location or we can travel to you. Prepare to receive the royal treatment as we spoil you rotten. Staying updated with the latest trends and products, along with our stellar customer service is our number one priority, as well as enhancing your natural beauty. Expect to turn a few heads as you walk down the aisle. We have several bridal beauty packages for you to choose from. Call us today at (804) 379-4000 or log onto sparrowssalonandmedspa.com.
Richmond Dermatology & Laser Specialists
Richmond Dermatology & Laser Specialists provides total skin wellness through state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Eileen Kitces, Dr. Edward Kitces, Dr. Melissa Schwarzschild, Dr. Victoria Gross, Dr. Margaret Terhune, and Dr. Suzanne Peck are board-certified dermatologists and are fellows of the American Academy of Dermatology. We specialize in complete skin cancer screening and surgical treatment of skin cancers, as well as the treatment of skin conditions. The Aesthetic Center of Richmond Dermatology & Laser Specialists is a comprehensive laser and cosmetic treatment center. We provide the latest treatments for broken blood vessels, rosacea, age spots, sun damage, and facial rejuvenation. We are experts in the use of Botox and fillers and provide customized skin care regimens for all skin types. Please visit us at richmonddermlaser.com or call for an appointment at 804.282.8510.
Richmond Skin & Laser
Don’t let unwanted facial hair, redness, brown spots or tattoos make you shy away from the camera on your big day! Richmond Skin & Laser can help you get ready for your close-up. Dr. Carol Byrd has dedicated her career exclusively to laser and light-based removal of unwanted hair, spider veins, tattoos, redness, and age spots. The first physician in Richmond to offer the IPL photo facial, she has more than 10 years of experience, and still personally performs all treatments herself. Please visit our website, www.RichmondSkin.com to learn more.
Shine Blowdry Bar
Shine Blowdry Bar is Richmond’s premier blowdry and style bar. We provide gorgeous blowouts, updos, and makeup both at our centrally-located salon near Willow Lawn Shopping Center and on-location at hotels, private homes, and other wedding venues across Central Virginia. Our events coordinator works with our brides and large parties to ensure that every detail is perfect! Come dazzle at Shine for engagement photos, bridal showers, bachelorette pre-parties, and — of course — for the big day. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter for special offers and to check out photos of our clients’ dazzling styles and to read their glowing reviews! shineblowdry.com 804.918.4804.
The Richmond Bridal Association
Great weddings are all about hiring the right people. The Richmond Bridal Association will help you do just that. Our members are a respected, diverse group of companies who provide services for Richmond weddings. The RBA is the only group for Richmond wedding businesses that requires a professional standard for membership. Our members are established, respected, and screened for you. Central to Richmond Bridal Association is our Code of Ethics, which every member follows. In what can be a stressful time, doing business with Richmond Bridal Association members assures brides that they are choosing businesses they can count on. rvawedexperts.wordpress.com.
Richmond Wedding Experience
You read, research, like, share and pin, but now what? There’s nothing like experiencing it up close and in person at Richmond’s largest wedding planning event. Chat with the area’s most talented and trustworthy wedding professionals as you taste delicious cakes, see beautiful floral displays and find your dream dress in our runway fashion show. You will be inspired as you discover new ideas and uncover the latest wedding trends. January 24 and August 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Show hours 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. For details, visit www.WeddingExperience.com. Enter promo code RMAG and save 25 percent off tickets.
Richmond Wedding Expo
Come to Richmond’s longest running wedding show, now in its 22nd year on Sunday, January 31 from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.! We will feature more than 100 of the area’s top wedding professionals on three floors at the historic Altria Theater (6 N Laurel St.) including the recently renovated ballroom. See the latest in trends in décor, food and everything in between. We have more seats than ever for the fashion show in the theater. All brides will be entered to win door prizes and will receive a complimentary issue of Richmond Weddings Magazine. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to: RichmondWeddingExpo.com.
Caterers & Sweets
Baker’s Kitchen, Ltd.
Baker’s Kitchen Signature Cakes is one of the premier specialty and wedding-cake bakers in the greater Richmond area. After serving the Richmond area for more than 30 years, Baker’s Kitchen remains committed to ensuring that your wedding cake will be memorable — from the first impression to the last bite. The expert team at Baker’s Kitchen offers many elegant and creative designs for wedding cakes from which to choose. They can create a completely new design born of your ideas, imitate the design of your wedding gown or use any other inspiration. A complimentary wedding-cake consultation is available by appointment. At that time, the bride and guests may taste an assortment of wedding-cake flavors, view a large photo selection and full-scale display cakes. The goal of Baker’s Kitchen, from the quality of your wedding cake to the final execution of design, is to exceed your expectations. Contact Baker’s Kitchen, at 804.745.0441 or visit bakerskitchen.com.
Butler’s Unique Catering
Butler’s Unique Catering is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Richmond. We cater events both large or small, either at our new venue The Brownstone, or we can bring the party to you. As a full-service caterer, Butler’s can take care of your every need including personalized menus, plated dinners, and total wedding or event planning and coordination. Relax and enjoy your day while we work to make your event perfect. www.butlersuniquecatering.com.
Our clients come from private, corporate and government sectors and each seek the highest level of culinary creativity and service. Garnish takes a personalized approach to menu planning for events and weddings. Rather than hand clients a list of what they can choose from for their event, we take the time to meet with clients to understand and reflect their preferences for the event. This attention to detail creates a more personalized menu that is reflected in the food we serve and the satisfaction of our clients. Garnish can be found on numerous preferred caterers lists across the state of Virginia. Call us today to begin planning your next special event! 804.262.5787 or garnishrva.com.
John Marshall Ballrooms
The historic John Marshall Ballrooms offer a lovely venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. There are two stunning ballrooms that have been restored to their original 1920s grandeur with vintage crystal chandeliers, soaring ceilings and detailed hand-crafted moldings. The Marshall Ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows and nine crystal chandeliers. The Virginia Ballroom has a grand wraparound balcony. Homemades by Suzanne wi ll manage all of the catering for the ballrooms. You would not have to rent anything for your reception, as we provide tables, chairs, linens, flatware, bone china, and crystal.
Martin’s featuring Ukrop’s Kitchen & Bakery
You’re planning your wedding and want everything to be perfect. Martin’s offers several styles of wedding-cake designs to make your dreams come true. They are proud to continue the Ukrop’s tradition, offering you over 25 years of experience with Ukrop’s bakery products. The selection consists of European, traditional and groom’s cakes, all available in a variety of sizes and flavors. Each cake can be decorated to match your wedding colors. The wedding-cake consultant would be glad to assist you with your order. Please call to schedule an appointment for a free and private wedding cake consultation at 804.340.3129, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe
Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe is Richmond’s destination for desserts and confections, where every creation is a hand-crafted piece of art. Our bakers always use gourmet and local ingredients and bake daily to ensure that your cake is as delicious and fresh as it is beautiful. We offer over one hundred and sixty flavors and provide gluten-free, vegan, and sugarfree options as well. Each couple is invited to a complimentary tasting, where our staff will create the perfect design for your special day. Whether you choose a full-sized wedding cake, cupcakes, a groom’s cake, or wedding favors, Pearl’s will be happy to deliver and display your selections. Every day is a magical event at Pearl’s. For your magical experience call 285.CAKE or visit
Barbeque appeals to just about everybody, especially Q barbeque. So why not have Q cater your next event? Between our mouthwatering barbeque and fresh, made-from-scratch sides, there’s truly something for everybody. With a chef and caterer in charge, we know a little something about pleasing crowds. So whether it’s a small group or a big to do, we’ll be ready with the best barbeque your guests ever tasted. We hope you’re good with compliments.
A Sharper Palate
At A Sharper Palate Catering & Events, our goal is to provide a service that ensures a successful event enjoyed by all. Whether you desire haute cuisine or Southern comfort food, our team of skilled chefs will create a menu that excites your palate. For the past 20 years, Virginia’s families and corporations have come to recognize A Sharper Palate for providing events that are always tasteful, professional and delicious. Our approach to quality and detail is what sets us apart, so you can relax and enjoy your event. For more information, call 804.553.0495 or visit: asharperpalate.com.
FloraWorx is an owner-operated business specializing in wedding floral design. I book only one wedding per date so my brides can rest easy knowing their wedding will receive my full attention and no detail will be overlooked. From our very first meeting until the big day, I work one on one with my brides to bring their vision to life in blooming color. I approach each wedding as if it were my own. I will spend as much or as little time as my brides need to make the right f lower choices for their vision, venue, season and budget. I would love to talk flowers with you. Please visit my website www.floraworxllc.net to find out more about what FloraWorx can do for you.
Flowers Make Scents
At Flowers Make Scents, our specialty is creating memorable and distinctive weddings. Backed by 20 years of experience in New York, and 10 in Richmond, wedding design has been, and always will be, our passion. Our qualified designers will take the time to consult with you to personalize your special day. By customizing your needs to fit your style and budget, we will help you create an unforgettable celebration. With emphasis on creativity and attention to detail, we are the best choice when looking for a wedding florist. Please call 804.897.6100 for a complimentary consultation. flowersmakescents.biz.
Strange’s Florists, Greenhouses & Garden Centers has four retail locations and a wholesale greenhouse range in the Richmond area. Flowers are the perfect complement to you and your wedding party. Strange’s offers creative floral designs in both fresh and silk arrangements and bouquets at all our locations. Strange’s is committed to superior quality, unsurpassed selection, and providing customers with the best value. The company has grown into one of the largest florists and garden centers in the United States. Please visit one of our locations, call us at 321.2200, or visit us on the web at: www.stranges.com.
Voted one of the best for both Floral Design and Floral Preservation by Richmond Bride readers, we have four convenient locations servicing Richmond and surrounding areas. We also provide our services in Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg and Petersburg for special events and weddings. Flowers are our passion and our daily focus is delivering a superior product to our customers while providing exceptional value and service. We at Vogue make every effort to assure that each detail of your flowers will be perfect. Complimentary consultations for all your bridal needs. We offer wholesale flowers for the“do it yourself” bride. We have the best in quality, value, and design. Guaranteed! For more information call 804.353.9600 or visit vogueflowers.com.
HandCraft Cleaners Specialty Division offers professional and detailed gown cleaning services to prepare for and cherish that special day! We offer several methods of cleaning and will choose the best one for your specific needs. You will receive expert and friendly service with the personal attention you deserve. When complete, you will have a beautiful heirloom to always remember your special day and to possibly hand down to the next generation. We will accept your gown at any of our three branch locations. Dan Thomas, our wedding gown specialist, has over 25 years experience and has had extensive training in the art of gown cleaning, restoration and preservation. Visit our website to find the one nearest to you or you may contact Dan via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (804.212.7683) to schedule a consultation.
Lex’s of Carytown
Lex’s of Carytown is Richmond’s premier shop for fresh fashions from New York and Los Angeles, with an affordable selection that changes weekly. Owner Lisa McSherry and the Lex’s of Carytown staff are always on the lookout for new styles and trends from across the nation. That’s why at Lex’s of Carytown, you can easily find something that defines your look. They like their customers to stand out, not blend in. Lex’s of Carytown offers casual wear and a huge selection of eye catching jewelry, unique handbags, shoes and lots of gift items. If formalwear is needed, check out the extensive selection (more than 2500 in stock) of hand-picked unique formal gowns. Lex’s of Carytown has the best selection of gowns and the most affordable prices in Richmond. Lex’s was voted the best place to buy formalwear by Richmond Magazine readers year after year. Visit lexsofcarytown.com for more information. Now carrying bridesmaid dresses in 200 styles and over 200 colors. Sizes 0-26 lexsofcarytown.com
Bridal gown preservation from Puritan Cleaners is a wonderful wedding gift. Our specialists can clean and press your gown, removing soil and “invisible” stains that will ruin fine fabrics, trims and decorations. Then your gown will be carefully packaged in a triple-sealed, custom designed box to protect it from air, sunlight, moisture and insects. It will remain in pristine condition until you open it again. Let Puritan Cleaners preserve your beautiful gown for the next generation. puritancleaners.com
As Richmond’s oldest bridal store, Tiffanys Bridal proudly celebrates more than 45 years of Tiffanys brides. Sharon Townsend, current owner and manager, fondly recalls the old-fashioned personal service she received when purchasing her gown from Tiffanys. After making the store her own, she moved it to a spacious new boutique in the Ridge Shopping Center. She and her consultants have since dedicated their time to carrying on the Tiffanys tradition, ensuring that all brides enjoy the special attention that makes shopping at Tiffanys a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Offering one of the largest selections of designer gowns, Tiffanys has received numerous awards from readers of The Knot, Richmond magazine and Richmond Bride. Visit tiffanysbridal.com to learn more. Call 804.273.6303 to make your appointment.
Gifts & Home
For the chic and elegant bride, Fraîche’s bridal registry is clean-cut, personal, and user-friendly, giving our brides and MOBs the option to edit/add products from home, or in the store. Fraîche offers distinctive details in all of our pieces, from the finest lines of china to the most luxurious linens imaginable. For the fresh and fashionable, Fraîche balances furnishings with fun accents, featuring items that are hard to find elsewhere. fraichehome.net or 282-4282
With the best brands and personalized advice, Macy’s Wedding and Gift Registry has everything you need to outfit your new love nest. When you register at Macy’s, you’ll enjoy perks and privileges — exclusive discounts you won’t find anywhere else on items such as bridesmaid dresses and wedding bands. As an added bonus, only Macy’s offers a newlywed discount that allows you to enjoy up to 20 percent off almost everything remaining on your registry for six months after you get married. To look up a registry or to create your very own, visit macys.com/registry.
Voted Richmond’s best gift store five consecutive years, Tweed at the Shoppes at Westgate is THE place to shop for exciting, thoughtful gifts for every person and every occasion. Just ask someone who has received something wrapped in Tweed’s famous presentation package. Tweed features the best prices on hundreds of wellknown brands like Vera Bradley, Scout and Mariposa as well as not-yet-discovered product suppliers. This, together with personalization and free gift-wrapping, makes every visit to Tweed a fun adventure. Located at 4035 Lauderdale Drive. Call 804.249.900 or visit tweedathome.com.
By Invitation Only
A full-service invitation and stationery boutique located in Richmond’s Short Pump area. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process of selecting your wedding papers, wording and addressing etiquette questions. Our large selection includes lines from Crane & Co., William Arthur, Vera Wang, Designers Fine Press and Checkerboard. Custom design services are complemented by an incredible selection of fine papers. We can bring your vision to life from the save-the-date to the favor tags and everything in between! Bridal consultation by appointment. Voted best in Richmond for wedding invitations from 2009 to 2013. gobyinvitationonly.com.
Merrymaker Fine Paper
Merrymaker Fine Paper is a full-service stationery store in Carytown, specializing in invitations and personalized stationery. We offer brides-to-be personal attention in their selection of everything from Save-the-Dates and wedding invitations to programs, menus, place cards, napkins and thank you notes. Appointments are available in the evenings and Sundays to provide an uninterrupted experience. Whether your wedding is in two weeks or two years, we can help make it beautiful. 3022 W. Cary Street , Mon-Thur 10-5:30, Fri & Sat 10-5, www.merrymakerpaper.com.
For many couples, an engagement ring will be their first fine jewelry purchase. Adolf Jewelers gives you what few jewelers can - five decades of knowledge and trust. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is simply too important to trust with anyone else. So come visit Adolf Jewelers in the Ridge Shopping Center at Parham and Quioccasin or online at adolfjewelers.com. You’ll find the ring of your dreams.
Diamonds Direct’s unique concept originated in Charlotte, NC in 1995. Our parent company opened its doors to the public after selling exclusively wholesale to traditional jewelry stores for over a decade. After experiencing how diamonds were being sold to the public in the Southeast, they decided to focus efforts on creating showrooms. Our four retail locations offer the highest standard of quality, excellence, value, selection and education directly to the public, avoiding all middleman markups! The Diamonds Direct bridal powerhouse will revolutionize the way diamonds are sold in the Richmond area forever! Come see us today! diamondsdirect.com.
Fink’s Jewelers is proud to bring you the best selection of designer fashion jewelry from the industry’s leading names, like David Yurman, John Hardy, Roberto Coin, Mikimoto, Ippolita, and more. We also offer a large selection of designer bridal brands like Ritani, Norman Silverman, Forevermark and an unprecedented selection of hand-chosen Fink’s diamonds. Combined with friendly and knowledgeable sales associates and customer service that is second to none, there’s never been a better time to shop at Fink’s Jewelers! Visit us at…Short Pump Mall and Chesterfield Towne Center or on the web at finks.com.
Generations of discriminating Richmond brides and grooms have declared their love with a Schwarzschild engagement diamond, and relied on Schwarzschild Jewelers as their source for all things bridal — wedding bands, bridal jewelry, the groom’s gift and keepsakes for their ring bearer, flower girls, bridesmaids and groomsmen. You’ll find something old, something new and something blue among the beautiful jewels in our designer and estate jewelry collections. Schwarzschild’s knowledgeable associates will help you select jewelry that suits your style and complements your wedding dress that you’ll wear and cherish for years to come. Schwarzschild Jewelers, Richmond’s premier jeweler since 1897. schwarzschild.com
Fiamour Lingerie & Intimi
The premise behind Fiamour Lingerie & Intimi is simple — to offer the perfect fit for every woman while providing the ultimate shopping experience. From the warm, inviting décor to the personalized attention, this boutique offers a unique destination for patrons. Specializing in beautiful European and domestic lingerie, stunning nightwear, hosiery, exquisite loungewear and distinctive bridal gifts for every budget. Fiamour has something for everyone. For the bride-to-be there is an extensive selection of wedding day lingerie and honeymoon trousseau items. Fiamour also has private space available for bridal showers. Come discover the beauty in being you. 3030 W. Cary St. 445.2435. Fiamour.com
Jessica Maida Photograpy
The passion for me lies in capturing the emotions and movements of your wedding day — the big and small, the hurried and the slow. They are each important, and I work with you to perfect your timeline and coverage to ensure your wedding story is told in the most candid, authentic and creative way while reflecting everything that makes you both so amazing as a couple! www.JessicaMaida.com 804.293.0145
Mike Topham Photography
Award-winning, documentary-style photography. www.miketopham.com 804.285.1979
Bridal Consulting By Naomi
As an event coordinator, Naomi can assist with every detail of your wedding, from selecting a site for a reception to identifying a caterer, a photographer, a florist or a band. She has access to resources to find the right services to meet the bride’s needs and her highest expectations. Naomi can share her expertise in guiding the bride to creative answers for every part of planning and executing that special day. Contact her at 804.270.1237 or visit naomimeyer.com.
Friedman Law Firm
Friedman Law Firm is a premiere Virginia family law firm. We handle all family law matters ranging from prenuptial agreements to divorce; from adoption to contested custody cases; from estate planning to contested probate litigation. We put clients first. We help our clients navigate their way through the maze of the legal system. While some attorneys assume they know what a client wants, we assume nothing. Every case is different. Each client has different values and goals. If you are involved in a family law matter or simply want to know your rights regarding marriage, divorce, custody, support, or estate issues, call to talk to an experienced family law attorney. Contact us at 804.717.1969 or FriedmanDivorce.com. All communication will be confidential.
Down Under Limousine
We feel each wedding should be unique and memorable! We will help plan every detail of transportation for this special day with you so that our service will be tailored to meet all your needs and desires. Down Under Transportation vehicles are smoke-free so that wedding party clothing remains fresh and beautiful. Let us help make your day one to remember. We have beautiful choices of eight-, 10-, and 12-passenger white ultra stretch limousines. In addition, if you wish to provide transportation for the entire wedding party, we have buses and a white wedding trolley. Please call 804.784.4024 or visit downunderlimousine.com.
Journeys Inc. can personalize any type of honeymoon or wedding getaway. Whether you’re looking for a tropical retreat, a relaxing cruise, or even an adventurous zip line through the rain forest, our Certified Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists can create the perfect vacation for you. Journeys won the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Awards because our honeymoon clients rated us in the top 5% of local wedding professionals from the Wedding Wire network. Our goal is to plan the most AMAZING honeymoon for you by working with our key onsite contacts to ensure a seamless vacation! Contact us at email@example.com
TNT Limousine is Richmond’s premier chauffeured transportation service! We offer a fleet of town cars, stretch limousines, limo buses, and more! Our mission is to provide the most satisfying service our customer has ever experienced. We pride ourselves in the safety, cleanliness, punctuality, and professional and courteous drivers. Whatever you need, we can deliver. Call TNT at 804.965.0990 or visit www.tntlimousine.com. You’ll be glad you did!
Ashton Creek Vineyard
If you are a romantic at heart, and have dreamed of a venue that exudes rustic elegance, look no further that Ashton Creek Vineyard! This A Aisle Lister, Best New Venue, is just a short distance south of Richmond, and minutes from I-95. Surrounded by acres of vines, the Barn at Ashton Creek is an exposed post-and-beam structure, with natural stone fireplace, zinc-topped bar and wrought iron chandeliers. The climate controlled space can accommodate up to 250 guests. There are restrooms with designer accents and a modern kitchen that your caterer may use. A wraparound veranda overlooks the vineyards and outdoor ceremony sites. Let Ashton Creek Vineyard help to make your wedding day dreams come true!
The Berkeley Hotel
The AAA Four-Diamond Berkeley Hotel offers Southern charm and hospitality in the heart of Richmond. Our Jamestown Room is a beautifully appointed split-level room with French doors overlooking the cobblestones of Cary Street. This room accommodates up to 65 guests for a seated meal or 75 for a standing reception. Our Christopher Newport Ballroom decorated in rich mahogany and warm tones awaits you and your guests. This room accommodates up to 95 guests for a seated meal or 125 for a standing reception. The Berkeley Hotel offers room blocks at special rates and boasts a Richmond’s A-list Bridal Suite. berkeleyhotel.com.
Relax and enjoy the waterfront wedding of your dreams at The Boathouse. Featuring a plantation-style ceremony garden and sunset views, The Boathouse at Sunday Park is a stylish, romantic location for your wedding. The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing along the banks of the James River is a modern event space in a historic setting with panoramic views of the city skyline. Indulge your guests with a decadent menu designed by The Boathouse culinary team and presented by attentive, courteous staff. Let our event coordinators take care of the details, while you dance the night away. boathouserva.com 360.7200
The Bolling Haxall House
The Bolling Haxall House, an Italianate mansion in the heart of downtown Richmond, was built in 1858 for wealthy business leader Bolling Walker Haxall. The Woman’s Club, seeking pemanent headquarters, purchased the house in 1900. They added an elegant auditorium in 1915, which continues to be a popular venue for community and club events. Renovated in the late 1980s by a team of acclaimed preservationists, the house is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is open Tuesday through Friday, 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are available by appointment. 804.643.2847, ext. 13; located at 211 E. Franklin St. twcrichmond.org.
The Brownstone is Richmond’s newly renovated wedding and special event venue conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Richmond. This bi-level venue features a beautiful magnolia-lined courtyard, three connected dining rooms, bar area, as well as bride and groom suites and a magnificent 200-seat ballroom. The courtyard is superbly designed to facilitate wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties as well as networking and corporate events. The Brownstone can accommodate parties as small as 25 and as large as 300, and is fully handicapped accessible. Tables, chairs, china, glassware and silverware are typically included with the rental. Our clients rely upon the professional and consistent service they receive at the Brownstone. 804.241.3002
Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown
Located in the heart of downtown, with over 13,000 square feet of sophisticated banquet space, the Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown is the perfect setting for your lavish reception or intimate gathering of family and friends. Our Grand Ballroom can accommodate weddings of up to 300 guests and our Junior Ballroom is ideal for events of up to 150 people. For the convenience of your out-of-town guests, Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown also offers 298 graciously appointed guest rooms that include our luxurious two-story penthouse suites, which feature Richmond’s most spectacular skyline views! Special group rates available. Call 804.344.2972 or visit www.crowneplaza.com/ric-downtown
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen offers the perfect setting for weddings, receptions and prewedding events. The beautiful sculpture garden is an ideal venue for an outdoor wedding or reception. The contemporary canopy protects guests from inclement weather. Receptions can also be held in one of two ballrooms. Additionally, The Gumenick Family Gallery provides a unique gathering space in an art-filled three-room art gallery. For more information, call 804.261.ARTS (2787).
Welcome to Dover Hall, a private estate located in the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. We are conveniently situated in between Richmond and Charlottesville, and a two-hour drive from Washington, DC. This English Tudor estate and its grounds are more than just a stunning setting. Dover Hall was built to be the perfect place for special occasions, run by a team of professionals who hold service to a higher standard. Dover Hall combines the grandeur of days past with modern conveniences, providing unforgettable experiences with the help of Jennifer McBride’s experienced team. The estate’s 33,000 square feet command a majestic view of 55 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Inside, over 30 rooms—including a two-story ballroom, solarium, library, and bridal wing—invite guests to live luxuriously and leave the details to the attentive staff. A treasure trove of classical art and elegant antiques, Dover Hall is a perfect setting for events of all kinds. doverhallestate.com.
Fairview Farm has been in the family for 100 years and situated on a 115-acre estate. Located in the heart of Central Virginia, it is a relaxing weekend destination, with a new ADA vintage-styled barn and pavilion venue where almost everything is included in the full-service package. Couples love that we have fully decorated our two-story barn with loft with antique furnishings and also decorate by season. We are a stress-free wedding and event venue for up to 245 guests and offer weekend, Sunday and weekday options. Visit us at www.fairviewfarmevents.com or call us at 804.492.4972.
Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport
Situated just over one mile from Richmond International Airport, with easy access to Interstates 64 and 95, the Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport is an ideal location for your Richmond wedding. With two spacious ballrooms featuring contemporary décor, our hotel offers a modern setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, or rehearsal dinners. Looking to have an outdoor ceremony but worried about the weather? Our Garden Atrium is the perfect solution. The Garden Atrium features four stories of windows and skylights, filling your special day with bright memories to last forever. Call our wedding specialists at 804.226.6503 or visit
Four Points by Sheraton Richmond
Host your big day in our one of a kind location, among beautifully landscaped grounds, walking paths and picturesque lakes. Four Points by Sheraton Richmond offers a sophisticated setting and scenic backdrop, perfect for your wedding ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner. Enjoy newly refreshed guestrooms, creative menu selections, personalized service and over 8,500 square feet of space to accommodate you party, large or small. Earn SPG Starpoints for you and your guests, and redeem for travel awards at 1,200 Starwood hotels across the world! We are here to assist you in designing your special day; call 804.323.1144 or visit
Gather is housed in an 1850s general store and is imbued with the perfect ambience and charm for a memorable event! We transform our space into a personalized backdrop for your rehearsal dinner, shower, or party. Our large downstairs can accommodate a sit-down dinner or more casual fare, while our delightful patio, bedecked with bistro lights and bubbling fountain, provides additional space for outdoor pleasure. Our original 20-foot counter serves as the perfect buffet, while our kitchen makes catering a breeze. Off-site prop rentals include rustic, reclaimed wood farm tables, vintage china and silverware & more! Event design services available. www.shopgather.com.
The Hilton Hotel & Spa Short Pump
The Hilton Hotel & Spa Short Pump (364.3600) boasts a West End location in the heart of shoppers’ paradise, less than two minutes from the interstate. Fairytale weddings are their specialty, and true love! On-site you will find Shula’s Steakhouse, offering “the very best steaks” in Richmond along with Aura Spa, where you will be pampered to a level you only dreamed about! 804.364.3600 or hliton.com.
Historic Mankin Mansion
“We can’t even begin to describe how amazing our wedding was at Historic Mankin Mansion! The venue itself is stunning and full of cool and classic charm, but that’s not even the best part … the staff at the Mansion are experts when it comes to weddings! They handle every aspect of your special day and make it so relaxing and smooth. My Mansion planner was the best, answering every question I had, and put me at ease for the entire planning process! My family and friends were all amazed with the wonderful Mansion staff. Choosing this venue was the best decision that I made during the entire wedding experience! The Historic Mankin Mansion covered every detail and planned every tiny aspect of the day. I can’t fully explain how thankful I am to The Mankin Mansion and staff. They truly made the wedding of my dreams come to life!” historicmankinmansion.com or 804.737.7773
The Jefferson Hotel
Known for its stunning Grand Staircase and majestic ballrooms, The Jefferson has hosted Richmond’s most memorable weddings since 1895. Guests are dazzled by the beauty, gracious hospitality and exceptional food and beverage, while the happy couple relaxes and enjoys the perfectly executed event, fulfilling their every wish. Call 804.649.4612 or visit jeffersonhotel.com for additional information.
Linden Row Inn
With its rich history of love and romance, Linden Row Inn offers an idyllic setting for weddings, receptions, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. Whether you are looking for a relaxing garden atmosphere in the heart of Downtown Richmond, or a historic banquet space, the Linden Row Inn is the perfect venue for your wedding event. Our intimate Garden Courtyard and versatile Board Room are ideal for events of up to 125 guests. For the convenience of your out-of-town guests, Linden Row Inn also offers 70 uniquely appointed guest rooms with modern amenities and historic touches. Special group rates available. www.lindenrowinn.com.
Main Street Station
Main Street Station is Richmond’s most recognizable historic landmark, with the majestic clock tower greeting travelers from afar. Built in 1901 for passenger rail service, the City of Richmond renovated and re-opened the station in 2004, again serving passenger rail, and also offering a unique and beautiful space for private events. With its stunning Beaux Art architecture, gorgeous interior and marble floors, the station offers a space for weddings, receptions, and other private and corporate events. Centrally located in Shockoe Bottom; parking included in rental. Contact 804.523.3328 or firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and booking information.
The Manor House at Kings Charter
2015 Couples Choice Award — Surround yourself with a lush array of blooms as you exchange vows in several garden ceremony sites. Kick up your heels in the classically decorated ballroom, enjoy cocktails amidst the manicured lawn and formal gardens. Delight on delicacies from the caterer of your choice! You choose the time of day, ceremony location, & caterer while on-site coordination services assist you in making your day spectacular at The Manor House at Kings Charter. We have one great event per day, make it yours! www.TheManorHouseVa.com or 804.550.0020.
The Mill at Fine Creek
Nestled in Fine Creek Mills Historic District, along Virginia Scenic Byway Huguenot Trail, in Powhatan County, The Mill at Fine Creek offers an opportunity for a truly unique and romantic wedding experience. Our full-service venue with all-inclusive pricing, promises to only hold one event per day, providing complete privacy for our couples on their wedding day. With beautiful gardens fitting seamlessly into the natural beauty of the landscape and spectacular granite expanse of Fine Creek, three different ceremony site options await. Also, by making everything from scratch in our kitchen and growing many vegetable and herbs in our own gardens, our culinary team tailors each and every menu to our couple’s specific tastes. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates on all our exciting upcoming projects! 804.379.8211
The Montpelier Center
The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education offers western Hanover’s most unique wedding venue for parties up to 200. Indoor options include the light-filled atrium ballroom in our charming, nearly 100-year-old restored schoolhouse. Our newly landscaped Village Green area is a truly magnificent setting for an outdoor event. Call 804.883.7378 or visit montpeliercenter.org for more information.
“Richmond’s best kept secret” offering a true one-stop-shop wedding experience… Book your wedding reception in class, style, and timeless elegance today! Built in 1896, an elegant, historical setting is there for your guests to enjoy with all the latest amenities. In the heart of downtown Richmond in the Arts district. Convenient to major interstates and the best hotels in town. Call us 804.649.3373 or visit www.renaisssancerva.com.
Richmond Marriott Short Pump
Cheers to the bride and groom! Richmond Marriott Short Pump has witnessed some outrageous toasts given by the best man and the most touching first dance between father and daughter. We invite you to explore our beautiful hotel for your wedding reception. We are located in the trendy Innsbrook area of the West End, where you will enjoy being in outdoor scenery and peaceful surroundings. Your guest list includes the most important people in your life — trust Marriott Short Pump to keep them in every comfort while they stay with us. Please call 804.965.9500 for information in planning your joyous day.
The Valentine is a hidden jewel in the heart of downtown. Weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners take place surrounded by the natural greenery of a secret garden setting. With the backdrop of the historic 1812 John Wickham House, you and your guests can relax and enjoy the solace, beauty, and charm of the Valentine Garden, enjoy cocktails and dancing on the Gray Family Terrace, and take in the exhibitions of the museum. With a newly renovated reception room, your special day can now be scheduled any time of year. Visit thevalentine.org or call 804.649.0711, ext. 349 for a personal tour.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The intimate elegance of the Pauley Center, the classical warmth of the Marble Hall, the spectacular soaring architecture of the Cochrane Atrium, and the contemporary chic of Amuse Restaurant — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offers every bride a venue that celebrates her unique style. Our staff will coordinate every aspect of your reception from first dance to grand departure. Contact us at email@example.com or 804.340.1590.