RICHMOND WEDDING EXPERIENCE
You read, research, like, share and pin, but now what? There’s nothing like experiencing it up close and in person. 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 25 and August 16 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Show hours 11am until 5pm. For details, visit www.WeddingExperience.com. Enter promo code RB and save 20% off tickets.
THE RICHMOND WEDDING EXPO
Come to RVA’s LONGEST RUNNING BRIDAL
SHOW! Now in our 21st year and produced by Richmond Weddings Magazine, we will feature over 100 of the area’s top wedding pros at the Marriott in Downtown Richmond, 500 East Broad Street on January 11, from 11:30-4:30pm. See the latest trends in fashion, décor, food and everything in between. All brides will be entered to win door prizes. Fashion show by Tiffanys Bridal. For more information and to register: www.RichmondWeddingExpo.com.
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,VA and a 4th location slotted to open in downtown Las Vegas later this year, 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 andsweetest! 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 orwww.bridefacerichmond.com
We believe your hair should reflect your personality and lifestyle, therefore we will consult with you at each and every visit. We want to customize a look for you that balances fresh, modern style with one that is individually unique and functional. We believe utmost in continuing education. Education keeps us growing and passionate.Our passion will reflect in the look we create for you. ellestylerva.com
VIRGINIA FAMILY DENTISTRY
Are you prone to cavities? Much has to do with a person’s diet and oral hygiene, but some factors may be out of your control. Our humble spit washes away plaque and food debris while neutralizing acid produced by bacteria. The quality and quantity of saliva can be compromised by heredity, prescription medications, or bad habits like smoking. A person’s propensity for cavities can result from the type of bacteria, the worst strains being Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus. If you have any of these factors, please speak with your dentist and learn how you can minimize your risk for cavities. Find the office nearest you by visiting us at VAdentist.com.
CATERERS & SWEETS
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/asharperpalatecatering
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.
CATERING BY JILL
Catering by Jill, Richmond’s sophisticated catering alternative, is a multifaceted, full-service catering company working to meet the everchanging needs of today’s brides. Excellence in quality and service is their hallmark. Their trained and professional staff will assist you in planning a myriad of events. Whether you require a simple bridal luncheon, an elaborate shower cocktail party, a unique rehearsal dinner, or a truly memorable and spectacular wedding reception, call Catering by Jill. They will make planning your wedding a pleasure. Check out the website at cateringbyjillinc.com.
Celebrate your special occasions with a thoughtful and unique fresh fruit arrangement from Edible Arrangements. We offer magnificent signature fresh fruit gift baskets, arrangements and gourmet chocolate dipped fruit collections for pick up or delivery, 7 days a week. A fresh, sweet and unique alternative that will touch their heart, and their sweet tooth. Edible Arrangements, the Fruit Experts (trademark symbol needed here) since 1999. 9736 Midlothian Turnpike 804 323 7848, 1106 East Main Street 804 343 2111, Genito Crossing at 11124 Hull Street Road 804 744 9006
THE MIXING BOWL BAKERY
The Mixing Bowl Bakery opened in 1926 in a little brick cottage on Broad Street and is one of the oldest bakeries in Richmond. Since then it has found a new home at 8903 Three Chopt Road, right next door to another Richmond institution, Westbury Pharmacy. We are family owned and operated and dedicated to the idea of small batch baking with the best ingredients. Check out our Facebook page and see what our talented decorators have been up to, or come in and let us make your cake dreams come true.
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
Rigby’s Jig Ballroom Dance Studio specializes in wedding dance preparation. We choreograph your first dance so it’s romantic, memorable and fits your personality and wedding plans. From helping you choose and edit the perfect music to giving father/daughter, mother/son or the entire wedding party instruction, the experienced staff at Rigby’s Jig will make your wedding day complete! rigbysjig.com 804-864-2300
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 most creative florist in 2014 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.
Bella Rosa was proud to be named Richmond’s best place for brides, accessories, bridesmaids, and moms by readers of Richmond Bride magazine in the 2012, 2013 and now the 2014 “Aisle A List”
surveys, as well as one of “America’s Top 50 Chic Salons” by BRIDES Magazine. Central Virginia’s brides rave about the high level of service and unmatched selection of designer bridal & special occasion fashions provided by Bella Rosa. Visit their spacious and elegant Richmond location, or their newest salon on Charlottesville’s Ivy Road, for the bridal shopping experience you’ve been dreaming of! Expert alterations are available in-store, and appointments with the staff of highly trained bridal consultants are recommended. Call 804.855.1000, go to bellarosabridal.com or visit 3979 Deep Rock Road at West Broad Street, next to Capel Rugs.
HandCraft Cleaners Specialty Division offers professional and detailed gown cleaning services to prepare for or cherish that special day! We offer several methods of cleaning and will choose the best one to meet 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. We will accept your gown at any of our three branch locations. Visit our website to find the one nearest to you or you may contact Dan Thomas, Wedding Gown Specialist, via email (email@example.com) or phone (804.212.7683) to schedule a consultation. Dan has over twenty-five years experience and has had extensive training in the art of gown cleaning, restoration and preservation
Jingles has been Richmond’s premier bridal boutique for over 15 years. It is a full-service salon for brides, bridesmaids, mothers and flower girls. The sales associates are exceptional at providing that one-on-one specialized service that is so often missing today. Their wide selection of wedding gowns and accessories provides a variety of options for many different budgets. Check the website at jinglesbridal.com for upcoming bridal trunk shows.
Bridal gown preservation from Puritan Cleaners is a wonderful wedding gift. Our specialistscan 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 40 years ago. 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
AAA Discount Floors located at
4110 W. Clay Street is a one-stop-shop for unique carpet, rugs, remnants & stair runners and flooring needs. We can
fulfill the decorating needs of the new “bride and groom.” AAA Discount Floors is locally owned and has been in business for 30 years. We have a knowledgeable staff and some have been with the company 25 years plus. We have certified installers and sell only 1st quality goods. AAAFloorsRVA.com 804.353.3337
Fraîche is that little shop you look for in every city you visit. The perfect venue for bridal registries,
baby gifts, or a funky lamp! Dress your bed in fine linens from Matouk, SFERRA and John Robshaw or find that comfy chair to curl up in and watch Downton Abbey. We are proud to be the number one independent Juliska retailer in
Virginia. Our collection of Simon Pearce glassware, MATCH pewter and Beatriz Ball serving pieces make shopping fraîche (“fresh”) and fun! Shop online at fraichehome.net. Like us on Facebook, tweet @fraicherichmond, or pin us on Pinterest.
Macy’s wedding and gift registry has popular, exclusive and quality brands that are a great value and appeal to various styles and tastes. Couples love the convenience they offer with locations nationwide, plus the 24-7 convenience of Macy’s.com/registry. Macy’s, and all of their consultants, appreciate couples choosing them for their registry, and offer reward programs like Registry Star Rewards, Gift with Registry and Gift with Completion as our way of saying “thank you.” macys.com, 800.568.8865.
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 placecards, napkins and thank you notes. Private 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 St. 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.
Our selection of mounted and loose diamonds ranges in carat weight, diamond shape, diamond quality, and certification. Along with this, a selection of over 4,000 engagement ring mountings and wedding bands to compliment the stone of your choice. Diamonds Direct Short Pump confidently backs each of our products with unmatched guarantee and warrantees- including a money-back guarantee, lifetime upgrade, price protection, complimentary jewelry maintenance, complementary appraisals, and so much more. Please feel free to stop in to have your jewelry complimentarily cleaned, while browsing our beautiful showroom. For more information, visit www.diamonds-direct.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 Tacori, 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, 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
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, local homemade bath products and candles and distinctive bridal gifts, 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
Celebrating 20 years, since 1994 our mission is to provide exclusive, high-quality products and services for the event industry. Moving into our third decade, this mission holds true with an ever-expanding list of products & services. Experience endless options with the most exclusive inventory in the Mid-Atlantic: Ceremony Sets, Drape, Pergolas, Arbors, Lighting, Monogram Gobos, Lounge Furniture, Designer Bars, Centerpieces, Lanterns, A/V, White Dance Floor, Staging, Theme Decor, and more. Custom Fabrication, Installation Solutions and personalized Customer Service are just a call away. ampaevents.com 800-358-5451
Planning a wedding requires attention to myriad elements that must come together seamlessly the big day. No detail is too small! To ensure your wedding is all you hoped for, you need a company that can help simplify the planning and execute flawlessly. Party Perfect can help! Since 1996, Party Perfect has provided wedding rental items and décor for thousands happy couples. Wedding Tents, Ceremony Chairs, Tables, Linen, Arches, Bars, Lighting, and so much more. Trust in our dedication to service and quality to provide you with everything you need to make your wedding day perfect! partyperfect.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
HAYES & FISK PHOTOGRAPHY
Hayes & Fisk Photography offers a full line of bridal, family and children’s portraiture as well as candid photography. Mary and Jamie’s garden portrait studio in Richmond, Virginia is conveniently located in the West End and boasts almost one acre of lush and beautiful gardens for that perfect family portrait or posh bridal images. For almost 20 years the Hayes & Fisk team have been capturing both heirloom family and children’s portraits as well as celebrating with brides and grooms on their wedding day by documenting each celebration in a custom designed and personal manner. Their wedding album designs and brush-oil portraits have won many awards for this team both locally and internationally. If you have not had an opportunity to work with this team of artists then take a minute and send an email or give them a call. Design consultations are always complimentary, portrait art installations included, the studio is relaxed and fun and the cookies are always free. Mary and Jamie are both members of the Professional Photographer’s of America and the Virginia Professional Photographer’s Association. They are both Master, Craftsmen and Certified Professional Photographers. hayesandfisk.com or 804.740.9307
MIKE TOPHAM PHOTOGRAPHY
Award-winning documentary style photography and video coverage. Richmond Magazine “A List”. “Virginia Living Magazine -”Top Wedding Vendor” 2014 & 2013. “WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award” - 2014. “WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award” - 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010. “The Knot Best of Weddings Pick” - 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007. 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 photogr apher, 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.
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 BRIDAL CONSULTING
We love to party, and we’d love to help you plan yours! Richmond Bridal Consulting is your Richmond event planner. We’ve got the expertise and the know-how to help you plan a party that will be fun and impressive! It has been our pleasure to help families celebrate reunions, help couples celebrate anniversaries, and even help plan unforgettable proms. Please contact Richmond Bridal Consulting today to see how we can help you organize your future events. Richmond Bridal Consulting offers event planning services to the cities of Richmond, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Chester, Henrico, Hanover, and all of the Greater Richmond Area. We are wedding planners, wedding coordinators, party planners, event planners. We even have access to the best wedding vendors in Richmond! RichmondBridalConsulting.com 804-691-4441
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.
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 our attentive, courteous staff. Our event coordinators will help bring your vision to life at The Boathouse. Let us take care of the details while you dance the night away. boathouserva.com
THE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER AT GLEN ALLEN
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen offers the perfect setting for weddings/receptions, live performances, business meetings, and private 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 beheld 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
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
HISTORIC MANKIN MANSION
Historic Mankin Mansion provides a stunning backdrop for your most important day of all...your wedding day! With formal English gardens, beautifully manicured grounds, and a one of a kind historic mansion, you, your family, and your friends will cherish time spent creating memories that will last a lifetime! Your wedding ceremony will be held below our 100-year-old sycamore tree and our Reception Gallery is elegantly decorated for many tastes, creating a lovely setting for your own wonderful and unique touches. Experience a garden wedding like no other! If you are looking for a venue more extraordinary than a hotel ballroom, a banquet facility, or country club, let Historic Mankin Mansion whisk you away for a calm and heart-warming experience! historicmankinmansion.com, 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 event executed with perfection to fulfill their every wish. Call 804.649.4612 or visit jeffersonhotel.com for additional information.
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 will 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. thejohnmarshallballrooms.com
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 email@example.com for availability and booking information.
THE MANOR HOUSE AT KINGS CHARTER
Voted Richmond’s Best Kept Bridal Secret 2013—The Manor House at Kings Charter. 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit maymont.org, facebook.com/maymont or twitter.com/maymont
THE MONTPELIER CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION
Customize your event in our historic restored schoolhouse. The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education offers a light-filled atrium ballroom with elegant hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows surrounded by an ever-changing art gallery. Outside, your guests will delight in our stunning landscape project, The Village Green. Our bride-friendly rental package includes a full catering kitchen, tables and chairs, and setup and breakdown. You are free to use the vendors of your choice for food, drink and decor. Call today to set up a tour: 804-883-7378.montpeliercenter.org
“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
RICHMOND MARRIOTT WEST
Cheers to the bride and groom! Richmond Marriott West 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 West to keep them in every comfort while they stay with us. Please call 804.965.9500 for information in planning your joyous day.
Sanderling Resort’s sublime 13-acre Ocean-to-Sound location in the Outer Banks of North Carolina provides the ideal setting for your special day. Whatever your group’s celebratory need whether it a rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or reception or farewell brunch, Sanderling’s wide variety of venues and commitment to detail, service and presentation will provide you with a world class and memorable wedding experience. The Banquet Staff is dedicated to providing exemplary service and the finest southern coastal cuisine and beverages for your event and will work with you every step of the way to plan your perfect day. 844.843.6493
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! The new DoubleTree Richmond-Midlothian (379.3800) offers two ballrooms, a relaxing Atrium Lobby lounge, and on-site Visions dance club for your after-party. Complimentary transportation is also available to many local wedding venues. Both of these wonderfully located and beautifully appointed properties have everything you need for your wedding. Special room rates are also available. Call today to reserve your date!
The very essence of Virginia hospitality, this full-service resort is the perfect setting for unique weddings … at the top of its own peninsula near the Chesapeake Bay, just over an hour’s drive from Richmond. Named “BestCeremony & Reception Location in Virginia”in 2014 by Virginia Bride, this charming and historic retreat offers delightful settings for a memorable ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner,and farewell brunch. The beautiful peninsula ensures a private environment enhanced by expansive views of the water, marina, lush lawns and tree-shaded grounds. To see howthe Tides Inn can become the perfect selection for your wedding, contact the WeddingCoordinator at 804.438.5000 or email@example.com. 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington,VA 22480
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.340.1590.