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. August 24 and January 25 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Show hours 11am until 5pm. For details, visit WeddingExperience.com. Enter promo code RB and save 20 percent off tickets.
Richmond Wedding Expo
Come to RVA’s LONGEST RUNNING BRIDAL SHOW! Now in our 20th year and produced by Richmond Weddings Magazine, we will feature over 80 of the area’s top wedding pros at the Hilton in Short Pump, 12042 West Broad Street on July 20, from 12-4:30pm. (register now to get VIP entry at 11:30am!) See the latest trends in fashion, décor, food and everything in between. All brides will be entered to win door prizes. For more information and to register: www.RichmondWeddingExpo.com
Say Yes to the Dress and The Artful Wedding Event
Join Richmond Bride for our 10th annual Artful Wedding at the beautiful John Marshall Ballrooms! The event includes tips for your big day by special guest Monte Durham from TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,” a designer fashion show, champagne, and delectable hors d’oeuvres. Find the perfect team to build your special day with the best wedding vendors from around the region. Plus grand prizes! Special thanks to our exclusive sponsors: Bella Rosa Bridal, Cupcake Vineyards, Hayes & Fisk Photography, Red Door Spa, & the John Marshall Ballrooms. For a full list of sponsors and participants, visit richmag.com/artful.
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
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 and sweetest! The Candy Coated fun never stops at Bombshell!
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 www.bridefacerichmond.com
Dr. Michael Godin
As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Godin is dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Dr. Godin specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and noninvasive facial enhancements such as Botox and facial filler materials in his office on Libbie Avenue near Grove. He performs cosmetic surgery including facelifts, mini-lifts, neck tuck-ups and eyelid surgery in his accredited office operating suite. He is also a nationally known expert in rhinoplasty. Doctor Godin’s office also offers professional skincare and laser services performed by his five licensed Master Aestheticians. Please phone 804.285.8578 or visit drgodin.com for more information.
Richmond Plastic Surgeons
At Richmond Plastic Surgeons, our goal is to provide the highest quality care with a personalized, comforting experience. Our board certified plastic surgeons bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and training in all aspects of cosmetic surgery, covering virtually any part of the body. Our surgery center is conveniently located adjacent to our Bremo Road office on the campus of St. Mary’s Hospital in the West End of Richmond. This center was designed exclusively for plastic surgery, and our outstanding staff has vast experience with caring for patients just like you. Call us today for a consultation. 804.285.4115
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 producedby 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 byvisiting us at VAdentist.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
Chef Todd Butler opened Butlers Unique Catering in the spring of 2007. Chef Butler has worked in fine dining restaurants and fine catering and event planning from Colorado to Florida and Virginia, where he landed in the summer of 2003. Chef Butler worked many years as a chef at Mel’s in Denver, Colorado, and The Iron Horse Restaurant in Ashland, Virginia. He has been named Chef of the Month several times in his career, along with Best of Richmond and Denver, Colorado. In 2009 Chef Butler acquired Lola’s Lunches, where he is still the chef overseeing all of the daily executive lunches around Richmond. Chef Butler still continues to focus on the fine dining and event planning aspect of Butler’s Unique Catering. Enjoy a private, elegant cocktail reception and Wine Pairing Dinner for 6 guests or more in your home. Or your next wedding, holiday and any event or occasion.
Cakes By Graham
When Chef Graham Haddock set out to begin Cakes by Graham he had one major goal in mind…to provide the people of Richmond and Central Virginia with the best cakes they could buy! Now celebrating his 20th year in business, Haddock still strives to meet that goal every day. His cakery and he have won numerous awards, which he says would not be possible without his employees and the wonderful people who purchase his products. Having sold thousands of wedding, celebration and corporate cakes over the years, he quickly states that seeing the smiles on people’s faces and hearing their comments about how the cakes positively affect them never ceases to amaze and gratify him. richmondcakes.com
For the Love of Chocolate
For the Love of Chocolate has been adding that special touch to weddings for almost 20 years. We will provide custom favors for small or large weddings. Choose from printed boxes filled with chocolates, custom-molded chocolates and other unique favors and gifts. We are also a great source for your “candy buffet” needs. We have candies in stock for dozens of color themes. Make an appointment with one of our candy consultants and let us be creative with you on your special day. 3136 W.Cary St. in Carytown. Contact us at 804.359.5645. On the web at lovchoc.com.
At Gearharts, we create confections of uncompromising quality, forging memorable combinations of flavors and textures with artisan craftsmanship. Richly elegant, interesting and intensely pleasurable, Gearharts’ chocolates are the perfect compliment to any wedding day. The inclusion of Gearharts’ fine chocolate as part of your wedding — whether as favors or as part of the menu — will present your guests with a delicious and memorable symbol for the sweetness of your wedding day, the depth of your love, and the intensity of your commitment to one another, all without sacrificing the joy fine chocolates bring to any occasion.
Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe
Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe is Richmond’s destination for desserts and confections, where every creation is a unique and 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 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 285.CAKE or visit pearlscupcakeshoppe.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/asharperpalatecatering
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.
Bella Rosa was proud to be named Richmond’s best place for brides, bridesmaids, and moms by readers of Richmond Bride magazine in the 2012 and 2013 “Aisle A List” surveys, as well as Richmond’s Best Bridal Salon in Richmond magazine’s annual “Best and Worst” survey for many years running and 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 special occasion fashions provided by Bella Rosa. Visit their spacious and elegant Richmond location, or their brand new 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.
Ciao has wedding attire by Robin Kaplan that can be viewed online at www.RobinKaplandesign.com. Robin has been designing distinctive women’s fashions for more than 16 years. Inspired by the serene harmony of nature, her pieces invoke a vintage romance with a whisper of whimsy. She has a fluid, organic style inspired by European linens, silks and cottons along with a collection of vintage laces and detail. All of Robin’s pieces are hand-dyed using a technique that she has created having one or more colors bleeding into each other to give each garment in her collection a unique personality. Ciao offers exclusive bridal pieces from her collection, and you can special order any piece you may wish to wear on your special day! Robin’s pieces are suitable for the first-time bride or third or fourth ... with a style from the more traditional to the extremely creative bride ... we want you to feel exceptionally perfect! Please call 355-1050 with questions or stop by 3409 W. Cary St., in Carytown. We look forward to helping you!
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 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. 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 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 45 years of Tiffanys brides with a year of specials and events, including The BIG Sale on September 7. 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
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.
GATHER is housed in an 1850s general store and is imbued with the perfect ambience and charm for a memorable event! A home décor, accessories and unique gift shop specializing in new, vintage and antique, 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. Prop rental also available. Call for details! www.shopgather.com
Ladles & Linens
Ladles & Linens Kitchen Shoppe, now open in Carytown, specializes in quality kitchen items. We offer everything from professional quality knives and cookware to gadgets galore, and our customer service and knowledge is exemplary. When couples register at Ladles & Linens, they receive a gift and also receive 10 percent back of what is purchased from the registry on a Ladles & Linens gift card for future use. Our registry is also located on our website so that customers can call us from anywhere in the world to purchase your gift, and we’ll wrap it beautifully for free! If you’re getting married, you will absolutely want to register at Ladles & Linens Kitchen Shoppe!
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 macys.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.
Subaru of Richmond
Subaru of Richmond: Your No.1 Richmond, Midlothian, and Charlottesville area Subaru dealer is located at 9177 W. Broad St. in Richmond, Virginia. We are your premier Central Virginia retailer of new Subaru vehicles. Our dedicated product specialists and top-trained technicians are here to make your auto shopping experience easy and fun. We specialize in providing a relaxed and stress-free, no pressure car buying experience unlike any other. Come schedule a test drive and find out just how friendly we are! Check out our website to see our full inventory of both new and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles! www.subaruofrichmond.com
Voted Richmond’s best gift store four 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 well-known 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
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 mark-ups! The Diamonds Direct bridal powerhouse will revolutionize the way diamonds are sold in the Richmond area forever! Come see us today! 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 secondto- none, there’s never been a better time to shop at Fink’s Jewelers! Visit us at…Short Pump Mall, Stony Point Fashion Park, 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
Choice Entertainment is on a mission to raise wedding expectations. Our DJs do so much more than play awesome music and bring the fun! They spend the time to get to know you and help create a celebration full of warm and engaging moments that stop time, engage your guests, and create the memories of a lifetime. They coordinate with the other professionals, and lead your “wedding team” to make sure everything goes as planned. Book one of our exciting bands and rest assured that our exclusive reception Planning Guide helps you communicate your vision with the band. Every detail is covered in advance, leading to a smooth celebration and lots of fun! www.choiceentertainment.com
The Happiness Factory
The Happiness Factory is now open and features a lovely setting for local DIY brides to celebrate with friends. Book a craft event for your bridal party and have the girls make their own jewelry for your big day. Or, let us help you design and make table décor, wedding favors, and much more! The idea of a DIY wedding is fabulous, but planning and making lots of things on your own can get tricky! With help from the Happiness Factory, you’ll be on your way to MAKING your wedding day an even more special day! The Happiness Factory is also available for bridal and baby showers.
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 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.
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.
Let us plan your perfect honeymoon! Whether your travel dreams take you to St. Lucia, Paris or Tahiti, there’s nothing more exciting than anticipating your honeymoon! Selecting Covington Travel ensures that you’ll be taken care of every step of the way – from the planning stages through your return. Our dedicated romancetravel experts have a wealth of expertise and first-hand knowledge of resorts, cruise lines and destinations worldwide to best fit your budgets and interests. To make your honeymoon vacation even more memorable, Covington can provide you with rare travel opportunities unavailable to the general public such as preferred pricing, upgrades and special amenities. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.covingtontravel.com/sandals for more details.
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 Bolling Haxall House
The Bolling Haxall House, an imposing Italianate mansion in the heart of downtown Richmond, was built in 1858 for wealthy business leader Bolling Walker Haxall. The Woman’s Club, seeking permanent 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.
Craddock Terry Hotel
Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center, overlooking the James River, offers an impressive setting and unique architecture of granite, brick walls, and heavy timber beams. This beautifully historically restored shoe factory is a perfect fit for Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, and outdoor ceremonies. With two award-winning restaurants on site, and 44 luxurious guest rooms, The Craddock Terry can accommodate all your wedding needs in one unique venue. A proud member of Southern Living Hotel Collection and voted the #1 Special Event Venue in Central VA. www.craddockterryhotel.com 434.455.1500
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 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).
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 wrap-around 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 romance, Linden Row Inn offers an idyllic setting for weddings, receptions, 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 boardroom 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.
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
The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education offers western Hanover’s most unique wedding venue for parities up to 250. 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.
Natural Retreats wants to ensure that every part of your wedding is tailored to you, helping build memories that stay with you forever. We offer locations, accommodation, catering, florists, luxury spa treatments and more. The fresh natural beauty, simple elegance, and perfectly manicured grounds of Warm & Hot Springs, Virginia, provide the perfect setting for your special day. Exchange vows surrounded by golden wheat swaying in the breeze, decorate the grounds, or bring the reception inside and use our expansive dance floor. Everything is possible with Natural Retreats. Book your dream wedding today and prepare yourself for an amazing experience in Bath County. Email us at email@example.com.
The Renaissance is Richmond’s best kept secret offering a true one-stop-shop wedding experience… Book your wedding reception in class, style, and timeless elegance today! Experience a truly elegant setting at The Renaissance for all of your wedding and reception needs. At The Renaissance you can create the perfect wedding experience. You and your guests will enjoy the luxurious surroundings and beautiful rooms which are ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and bridesmaid luncheons. The Renaissance features extraordinary amenities, including access to fine catering and leading musical groups, complete beverage service, place settings, linens, tables, chairs, staffing, onsite parking, and so much more! Call 804.649.3373 or visit us at renaissanceva.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.
Sheraton Richmond Park South Hotel
Sheraton Richmond Park South Hotel, where dreams come true. With personalized attention, we will make your special day what you’ve always dreamed about. Host your ceremony in our neutral space, or outside on our grounds featuring a gazebo, grassy knoll, or pond with cascading fountain. At Sheraton you have a team of professionals working for you, anticipating your needs. Our various reception packages, with chef’s customizable culinary expressions are designed to reflect your vision, and create memories for a lifetime. In addition to setup, food and beverage, we will also assist with décor, and specialty items. We look forward to scheduling an appointment with you very soon! Call one of wedding specialists at 804.323.1144 and visit us at sheratonparksouth.com
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 “Best Ceremony & 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 how the Tides Inn can become the perfect selection for your wedding, contact the Wedding Coordinator at 804.438.5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
The Valentine Richmond History Center
The Valentine Richmond History Center is a hidden jewel located 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, 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 richmondhistorycenter.com 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.
The Ward Center for Contemporary Art
Tradition meets modern. Our spacious, newly renovated, modern art gallery with restored historic details is the perfect backdrop for your big day! With over 7,000 sq. feet of wood floors, 20 foot ceilings, a grand staircase or two, VIP loft area, large restrooms, and room for up to 500 guests, your party is sure to impress. “The Ward” also comes with a dance floor, kitchen, tables and chairs, and you may use your own favorite caterer. We are located in the picturesque downtown historic district of Petersburg, VA. Loaded with charm, and only 25 minutes from downtown Richmond. Call us today to book an appointment with our experienced wedding team. Ask about our current booking specials! Call us at (804) 252.9233 or come by 132 N. Sycamore St. Find us online at facebook.com/RentTheWard or www.TheWardCenter.com/weddings. Email us at Weddings@TheWardCenter.com.