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Beauty & Health
Five-diamond customer service paired with all things unexpected and unconventional set the stage for your experience at Bombshell! Now with three booming locations in Richmond and a fourth location in downtown Las Vegas , you can style with ease. Bombshell is a full-service salon with a retro pin-up vibe offering everything from practically painless waxing, custom air-brush tanning, hair, make-up, and nails. Looking to live “La Dolce Vita” at your wedding? Bombshell has the best bridal packages that will make your special day the hottest and sweetest! The candy-coated fun never stops at Bombshell! ilovebombshell.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.
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! 804.918.4804 or shineblowdry.com
Elegance in Bridal Show
Brides-to-be will be flocking to the Charlottesville Elegance in Bridal Show, Sunday, Jan. 15, noon to 4 pm. The anticipated bridal event will showcase more than 45 wedding professionals in the beautiful Omni Hotel. Meeting all potential vendors in one day allows one to visit with exhibitors, receive free magazines and enjoy a fashion show showcasing attire for the entire wedding party. Tasty food and cake samples abound, with lots of goodies and fantastic door prizes. Unique to this show is the VIP Elegance Experience, where discriminating couples enjoy an elegant tea along with a private fashion show and gifts. Brides-to-be can preregister by visiting www.eleganceinbridalshow.com or by calling 434.298.4636.
Richmond Wedding Experience
Do you spend hours browsing websites, flipping through magazines, and exploring Pinterest and Instagram? How are you going to transform all of those ideas into your wedding day? When you visit the Wedding Experience, planning your wedding will be easy and fun! You’ll chat with the area’s most talented and trustworthy wedding professionals while you taste delicious cakes, see beautiful flowers, and find your perfect look in our fashion show. You’ll be inspired as you discover new ideas and uncover the latest trends. Best of all, you’ll experience everything up close, in person, and in just one day. January 8 and August 20 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Details at www.WeddingExperience.com. Save 25% off tickets with promo code RMAG.
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. 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.
Goodrich Gourmet Catering
Whether you are planning a 75-guest beach wedding, a 200-guest reception at a winery in Charlottesville, or an intimate dinner party for 15 in your home, we can help you every step of the way. Our event managers will help you with questions about your venue, décor, floor plan, menu or rentals. With our rental partners, we can arrange for those special touches that will make the event uniquely yours: linens, lighting, tenting or even a dance floor. www.goodrichgourmet.com
John Marshall Ballrooms
The historic John Marshall Ballrooms offer an enchanting venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions in Richmond, VA. We have two stunning ballrooms restored to their original 1920s grandeur with vintage, crystal chandeliers, soaring ceilings, and handcrafted moldings. Our elegant ballrooms are ready for you to transform to complement your wedding vision. The John Marshall Ballrooms offers a complete customized wedding experience, including our exclusive catering, linens, tables, chairs, flatware, bone china and sparkling crystal. Please visit our website for additional details. thejohnmarshallballrooms.com
Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe
Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe is Richmond’s detination 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 160 flavors and provide gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free 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 804.285.CAKE or visit pearlscupcakeshoppe.com.
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. qbarbeque.com
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 or facebook.com/asharper palatecatering.
Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee is the perfect addition to any wedding or event. At heart, we believe in quality products over everything else. Our donuts are made in small batches, and cut and dipped by hand. Our coffee is fresh, ethically sourced, and roasted in small batches. We pay painstaking attention to detail because we want our customers to receive the very best. That is why we love weddings so much! Everything can be customized to suit your wedding day vision, from our flavors and glazes to the design on the donuts themselves. We’d love if you consider making Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee part of your dream day and please contact us at www.sugarshackdonuts.com for any wedding needs.
Specializing in unique floral creations for weddings and special occasions, Christopher Flowers offers affordable, elegant and personal floral design services. Let your expectations be exceeded. Call today for a free consultation. Located at 3120 West Cary Street or call 804.299.8451. Email: Chrisflowers804@gmail.com. Instagram: ChristopherFlowers804. Facebook: Christopher Flowers. www.chrisflowersrva.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 flower 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.
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 (email@example.com) 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. 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 3000 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 and Mother of the bride dresses in over 200 styles and over 200 colors. Sizes 0-26. lexsofcarytown.com or 804.355.5425
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
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. 804.282.4282 or fraichehome.net
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
Locally owned since 1979, Merrymaker has been helping Richmonders express themselves through beautiful stationery and invitations for close to 40 years. Customers visiting the shop can type on their vintage typewriter, peruse their assortment of stationery, handmade paper, journals, calligraphy sets and wax seals, and visit with the shop dog: Carmelita. Those in need of personalized stationery or invitations can walk in or make an appointment for a design session where they can see and feel all their paper and printing options. Merrymaker offers in-house foil stamping, envelope addressing and for those in a hurry, while-you-wait stationery. www.merrymakerpaper.com
For many couples, an engagement ring will be their first fine jewelry purchase. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be easy and enjoyable. Adolf Jewelers can provide you with a beautiful selection of diamonds and settings, along with a stress-free atmosphere and five decades of knowledge and trust. So visit Adolf Jewelers in the Ridge Shopping Center at Parham and Quioccasin or online at adolfjewelers.com. Relax. We’ll help you find the ring of your dreams.
Your love. Our passion. This isn’t just a tagline for Diamonds Direct, but a sentiment that describes how we feel about you and your engagement. We strive to make your experience with us one that you want to share with friends and family — educational, memorable, valuable, and one filled with passion. Your love story began long before you visited our showroom, and will continue for a lifetime. Diamonds Direct is honored to be a part of your story. 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 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. 804.445.2435 or fiamour.com
Caston Studio is one of the few family-owned photography studios in Richmond, Virginia, that have been in business over 60 years; therefore we take particular pride in our name. Founded on three generations of skill and talent, our work is of the highest professional quality. Fifty to sixty poses or more are taken with most sittings. Our indoor and outdoor studios are sure to make you happy. We photograph a wide range from engagement, bridal portraits, weddings, family’s, baby’s, high school seniors, business, pets, and passports/Visa pictures. The success of our company is based on handcrafted work and individual attention. Come visit us at 9000 Quioccasin Road, Richmond, VA 23229 or call us at (804) 754-2800. Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page! castonstudio.com
Mike Topham Photography
Award-winning, documentary-style photography. 804.285.1979 or www.miketopham.com
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 premier 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 friedmanlawva.com. All communication will be confidential.
AFR Event Furnishings
Style, quality and service define AFR Event Furnishings. We pride ourselves on being an event furniture rental partner that helps create memorable, one-of-a-kind events for weddings. Combine our furnishings with your personality and style to make your wedding vision come to life in a way that is “you-nique.” Contact us today and let us help make your wedding unforgettable! www.afrevents.com
Travel & Transport
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.journeystravelinc.com.
Taylor’s Classic Travels
Taylor’s Classic Travels is a professional wedding transportation service that specialize in all types of occasions from wedding, rehearsal dinners, bachelorette parties, wine & breweries tours to corporate events. Whatever your needs - we’ll accommodate. Make your next occasion even more memorable with Taylor’s Classic Travels’ Vintage-Style Trolley. We service weddings in the Richmond area, including Charlottesville, VA, Williamsburg, VA, and anywhere within an hour of Richmond, VA. Visit TaylorClassicTravels.com or call 804.767.6387 for more information.
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! www.ashtoncreekvineyard.com
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 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 or 804.360.7200
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 or brownstonerva.com
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).
Dominion Arts Center’s Carpenter Theatre
An event such as yours deserves a unique venue. Built in 1928, Dominion Arts Center’s Carpenter Theatre has been beautifully restored into one of Richmond’s premier venues. With its unique Spanish baroque architecture, it will captivate you and your guests with its elegant interiors and lush surroundings. Combined with the more contemporary styles of the adjacent Rhythm Hall and Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, this downtown complex has everything you need. Our dedicated SAVOR Richmond professionals are at your service to take care of every detail and provide unsurpassed hospitality, providing you the highest quality in catering and event services. 804.592.3339 or richmondcenterstage.com
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 in central Virginia has made more venue improvements for 2016. The ADA event barn is now heated and air conditioned for events up to 245 guests. The farmhouse property is exclusive to the bridal party and accommodates up to 16 guests for a weekend destination wedding. An optional large cottage is now completed overlooking the water for eight guests. Couples love that we include catering, entertainment, day of planner and a fully furnished and seasonally decorated barn venue with antiques as well as the large pavilion. Our couples who have reserved Fairview Farm from all over the nation love our attention to detail and the relaxing wedding weekend experience. Visit us at FairviewFarmEvents.com.
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 and more! Event design services available. www.shopgather.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 members 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 523-3329 or richmondgov.com for availability and booking information.
The Manor House at Kings Charter
2016 Couples Choice Award
2016 Best of Weddings-TheKnot.com
Kick up your heels in the classically decorated ballroom, enjoy cocktails amidst the manicured lawn and formal gardens. Surround yourself with a lush array of blooms while you exchange vows in several garden ceremony sites. Delight on delicacies from the caterer of your choice! You choose the time of day, ceremony location, & caterer. Then relax while our outstanding on-site coordination services assist you in creating your enchanting day at The Manor House at Kings Charter. We have one great event per day, make it yours! www.TheManorHouseVa.com or 804.550.0020.
Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or watching river otters play, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Maymont offers unique settings for weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners as well as romantic new engagement packages. Choose from the flower-filled Italian Garden or the serene Japanese Garden for your ceremony, and then celebrate your reception in the Garden Hall or Nature & Visitor Center. Horse-drawn carriage rides, Tram rides, and tours are also available. 804.358.7166 Email email@example.com or visit maymont.org, facebook.com/maymont or twitter.com/maymont.
The Montpelier Center
The Montpelier Center for Arts & 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 beautifully landscaped Village Green area is a truly magnificent setting for an outdoor event. Visit www.montpeliercenter.org, call 804.883.7378 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.renaisssance.com.
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.