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Beauty & Health
1213 Hair Studio
1213 Hair Studio — in the heart of Richmond’s historic Fan District — is the modern, creative, and precision-based salon you’ve been looking for. From your “I do” to your happily ever after, the style of your hair should never be a concern. The only ARROJO flagship salon in Richmond, 1213 gives its clients upscale service in a simple-chic environment that is both professional and inviting. Its masters of beauty specialize in client satisfaction. Your wedding ring is for forever; your hairstyle 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 and a fourth 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! 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.
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 at either our South Side or West End location. richmondplasticsurgeons.com. (804) 285-4115.
Shine Blowdry Bar
Shine Blowdry Bar is Richmond’s premier blowdry and style bar. We provide gorgeous blowouts, updos, and makeup both at our centrally-located salon near Willow Lawn Shopping Center and on-location at hotels, private homes, and other wedding venues across Central Virginia. Our events coordinator works with our brides and large parties to ensure that every detail is perfect! Come dazzle at Shine for engagement photos, bridal showers, bachelorette pre-parties, and — of course — for the big day. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter for special offers and to check out photos of our clients’ dazzling styles and to read their glowing reviews! shineblowdry.com. (804) 918-4804.
The Richmond Bridal Association
Great weddings are all about hiring the right people. The Richmond Bridal Association will help you do just that. Our members are a respected, diverse group of companies who provide services for Richmond weddings. The RBA is the only group for Richmond wedding businesses that requires a professional standard for membership. Our members are established, respected, and screened for you. Central to Richmond Bridal Association is our Code of Ethics, which every member follows. In what can be a stressful time, doing business with Richmond Bridal Association members assures brides that they are choosing businesses they can count on. rvawedexperts.wordpress.com.
Richmond Wedding Experience
Do you spend hours browsing websites, flipping through magazines, and exploring Pinterest and Instagram? How are you going to turn 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. August 21 and January 8 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Details at WeddingExperience.com. Save 25 percent off tickets with promo code RMAG.
Richmond Wedding Expo
On July 17, 2016, Richmond Weddings will host the Richmond Wedding Expo at Altria Theater. At the Expo, couples will be able to meet over 100 talented and experienced wedding professionals to find the right vendors to make their wedding vision come to life. This year, early entry ticket holders will be allowed into the Expo at 11 a.m. VIP tickets to the fashion show hosted by Tiffanys Bridal and Posh PR are also available. Every couple will receive a free copy of the latest issue of Richmond Weddings. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit RichmondWeddingExpo.com.
Caterers & Sweets
Baker’s Kitchen, Ltd.
Baker’s Kitchen Signature Cakes is one of the premier specialty and wedding-cake bakers in the greater Richmond area. After serving the Richmond area for more than 30 years, Baker’s Kitchen remains committed to ensuring that your wedding cake will be memorable — from the first impression to the last bite. The expert team at Baker’s Kitchen offers many elegant and creative designs for wedding cakes from which to choose. They can create a completely new design born of your ideas, imitate the design of your wedding gown or use any other inspiration. A complimentary wedding-cake consultation is available by appointment. At that time, the bride and guests may taste an assortment of wedding-cake flavors, view a large photo selection and full-scale display cakes. The goal of Baker’s Kitchen, from the quality of your wedding cake to the final execution of design, is to exceed your expectations. Contact Baker’s Kitchen, at (804) 745-0441 or visit bakerskitchen.com.
Butler’s Unique Catering.
Butler’s Unique Catering is located in the heart of historic downtown Richmond. We cater events both large or small, either at our new venue The Brownstone, or we can bring the party to you. As a full-service caterer, Butler’s can take care of your every need including personalized menus, plated dinners, and total wedding or event planning and coordination. Relax and enjoy your day while we work to make your event perfect. butlersuniquecatering.com.
Martin’s featuring Ukrop’s Kitchen & Bakery
You’re planning your wedding and want everything to be perfect. Martin’s offers several styles of wedding-cake designs to make your dreams come true. They are proud to continue the Ukrop’s tradition, offering you over 25 years of experience with Ukrop’s bakery products. The selection consists of European, traditional and groom’s cakes, all available in a variety of sizes and flavors. Each cake can be decorated to match your wedding colors. The wedding-cake consultant would be glad to assist you with your order. Please call to schedule an appointment for a free and private wedding-cake consultation at (804) 340-3129, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe
Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe is Richmond’s destination for desserts and confections, where every creation is a hand-crafted piece of art. Our bakers always use gourmet and local ingredients and bake daily to ensure that your cake is as delicious and fresh as it is beautiful. We offer over 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.
Designs by Ron
I have enjoyed doing weddings and special events in the Richmond area since 1990. It is exciting to work with those getting married, transforming their ideas into a beautiful and memorable wedding day for them. I especially like taking a theme or color scheme to arrive at what is pleasing, enjoyable and hopefully has that wow factor! My staff is great and I take personal pride in the one-to-one relationship I cultivate with each individual I work with for their special day. (804) 515-1777. designsbyronflorist.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 floraworxllc.net to find out more about what FloraWorx can do for you.
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 stranges.com.
Voted one of the best for both floral design and floral preservation by Richmond Bride readers, we have four convenient locations servicing Richmond and surrounding areas. We also provide our services in Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg and Petersburg for special events and weddings. Flowers are our passion and our daily focus is delivering a superior product to our customers while providing exceptional value and service. We at Vogue make every effort to assure that each detail of your flowers will be perfect. Complimentary consultations for all your bridal needs. We offer wholesale flowers for the“do it yourself” bride. We have the best in quality, value, and design. Guaranteed! For more information call (804) 353-9600 or visit vogueflowers.com.
HandCraft Cleaners Specialty Division offers professional and detailed gown cleaning services to prepare for and cherish that special day! We offer several methods of cleaning and will choose the best one 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 and possibly hand down to the next generation. Dan Thomas, our wedding gown specialist, has over 30 years experience and has extensive training in the art of gown cleaning, restoration and preservation. Visit handcraftdrycleaners.com to find out more or you may contact Dan via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (804) 212-7683 to schedule a consultation.
Lex’s of Carytown
Lex’s of Carytown is Richmond’s premier shop for fresh fashions from New York and Los Angeles, with an affordable selection that changes weekly. Owner Lisa McSherry and the Lex’s of Carytown staff are always on the lookout for new styles and trends from across the nation. That’s why at Lex’s of Carytown, you can easily find something that defines your look. They like their customers to stand out, not blend in. Lex’s of Carytown offers casual wear and a huge selection of eye catching jewelry, unique handbags, shoes and lots of gift items. If formalwear is needed, check out the extensive selection (more than 2500 in stock) of hand-picked unique formal gowns. Lex’s of Carytown has the best selection of gowns and the most affordable prices in Richmond. Lex’s was voted the best place to buy formalwear by Richmond Magazine readers year after year. Visit lexsofcarytown.com for more information. Now carrying bridesmaid dresses in 200 styles and over 200 colors. Sizes 0-26. lexsofcarytown.com. (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.
As Richmond’s oldest bridal store, Tiffanys Bridal proudly celebrates more than 45 years of Tiffanys brides. Sharon Townsend, current owner and manager, fondly recalls the old-fashioned personal service she received when purchasing her gown from Tiffanys. After making the store her own, she moved it to a spacious new boutique in the Ridge Shopping Center. She and her consultants have since dedicated their time to carrying on the Tiffanys tradition, ensuring that all brides enjoy the special attention that makes shopping at Tiffanys a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Offering one of the largest selections of designer gowns, Tiffanys has received numerous awards from readers of The Knot, Richmond magazine and Richmond Bride. Visit tiffanysbridal.com to learn more. Call (804) 273-6303 to make your appointment.
Gifts & Home
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 first-quality goods. AAAFloorsRVA.com. (804) 353-3337.
For the chic and elegant bride, Fraîche’s bridal registry is clean-cut, personal, and user-friendly, giving our brides and MOBs the option to edit/add products from home, or in the store. Fraîche offers distinctive details in all of our pieces, from the finest lines of china to the most luxurious linens imaginable. For the fresh and fashionable, Fraîche balances furnishings with fun accents, featuring items that are hard to find elsewhere. fraichehome.net. (804) 282-4282.
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 well-known brands like Vera Bradley, Scout and Mariposa as well as not-yet-discovered product suppliers. This, together with personalization and free giftwrapping, 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.
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.
Cowardin’s has been Richmond’s jewelry source for over 150 years. With onsite jewelers, gemologists and watchmakers, Cowardin’s can help you with all your jewelry and watch needs. Whether you are looking for the latest styles from today’s top designers or a platinum Art Deco diamond engagement ring, you can find it here. Cowardin’s has a large selection of loose diamonds, engagement ring mountings and wedding bands as well as the ability to custom design a piece just for you. Come in and see why generations of Richmonders have always said, “It means more when it comes from Cowardin’s.” cowardin.com.
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.
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. miketopham.com. (804) 285-1979.
Bridal Consulting By Naomi
As an event coordinator, Naomi can assist with every detail of your wedding, from selecting a site for a reception to identifying a caterer, a photographer, a florist or a band. She has access to resources to find the right services to meet the bride’s needs and her highest expectations. Naomi can share her expertise in guiding the bride to creative answers for every part of planning and executing that special day. Contact her at (804) 270-1237 or visit naomimeyer.com.
Friedman Law Firm
Friedman Law Firm is a 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.
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 Richmond Bride A-lister for 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! ashtoncreekvineyard.com.
Set in picturesque central Virginia, Bandit’s Ridge is the perfect location for your celebration. Weddings, parties, luncheons, afternoon soirées, or any event could offer an opportunity to steal away to this charming locale. Perhaps the rustic theme appeals to you. Our rustic barn can be set up for your reception. Whether you choose the rustic benches or prefer the elegance of white chairs in the midst of our delightfully landscaped lawn, this will be the perfect setting for your wedding. Barbecue around the bonfire might be your Southern, country style; or perhaps you’d like to have a buffet at the poolside with the tiki-hut bar reminiscent of the South Sea Islands. Whatever your style or taste, Bandit’s Ridge can accommodate your event. banditsridge.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. (804) 360-7200.
The Bolling Haxall House
The Bolling Haxall House, an Italianate mansion in the heart of downtown Richmond, was built in 1858 for wealthy business leader Bolling Walker Haxall. The Woman’s Club, seeking 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, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are available by appointment. (804) 643-2847, ext. 13; located at 211 E. Franklin St. twcrichmond.org.
The Brownstone is Richmond’s newly renovated wedding and special event venue conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Richmond. This bi-level venue features a beautiful magnolia-lined courtyard, three connected dining rooms, bar area, as well as bride and groom suites and a magnificent 200-seat ballroom. The courtyard is superbly designed to facilitate wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties as well as networking and corporate events. The Brownstone can accommodate parties as small as 25 and as large as 300, and is fully handicapped accessible. Tables, chairs, china, glassware and silverware are typically included with the rental. Our clients rely upon the professional and consistent service they receive at the Brownstone. brownstonerva.com. (804) 241-3002.
Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown
Located in the heart of downtown, with over 13,000 square feet of sophisticated banquet space, the Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown is the perfect setting for your lavish reception or intimate gathering of family and friends. Our Grand Ballroom can accommodate weddings of up to 300 guests and our Junior Ballroom is ideal for events of up to 150 people. For the convenience of your out-of-town guests, Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown also offers 298 graciously appointed guest rooms that include our luxurious two-story penthouse suites, which feature Richmond’s most spectacular skyline views! Call (804) 344-2972 or visit cprichmond.com.
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. richmondcenterstage.com.
DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian
Say “I Do” at the DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian located in the historic Bon Air area of Richmond. We offer 26,000 square feet of refined banquet space for intimate gatherings or grand receptions. As one of our many conveniences, we have 237 updated guest rooms for out-of-town guests along with our on-site Midlo Bistro Restaurant and Visions Night Club. When you host your wedding with us, you can expect personalized attention and superior service from our catering team and event planners. We are here to assist you in making your special day the most memorable, please call us at (804) 897-1405 or visit us! richmondmidlothian.doubletree.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.
Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport
Situated just a mile away from Richmond International Airport, with easy access to Interstates 64 and 95, the Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport is the ideal location for your guests. The hotel features two spacious ballrooms with contemporary décor offering an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Looking to have an outdoor ceremony, but worried about the weather? Our Garden Atrium, featuring four stories of windows and skylights, is the perfect location for you! Contact our professional event planners at (804) 226-4300, who will help to fill your special day with bright memories to last forever. Located at 4700 S. Laburnum Ave.
Four Points by Sheraton Richmond
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Host your big day among beautifully landscaped grounds, relaxing walking paths and sublime lakes. Four Points by Sheraton Richmond offers a sophisticated setting and picturesque backdrop, perfect for your Richmond wedding. Enjoy newly refreshed guestrooms, creative menu selections, personalized service and over 11,000 square feet of space to accommodate you party, large or small. Contact our professional event planners at (804) 323-2211, and let us assist in designing your special day. Located at 9901 Midlothian Tpke.
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. shopgather.com.
The Hilton Hotel & Spa Short Pump
The Hilton Hotel & Spa Short Pump boasts a West End location in the heart of a shoppers’ paradise, less than two minutes from the interstate. Fairytale weddings are their specialty, and true love! On-site you will find Shula’s Steakhouse, offering “the very best steaks” in Richmond along with Aura Spa, where you will be pampered to a level you only dreamed about! (804) 364-3600 or hilton.com.
Historic Mankin Mansion
“We can’t even begin to describe how amazing our wedding was at Historic Mankin Mansion! The venue itself is stunning and full of cool and classic charm, but that’s not even the best part … the staff at the Mansion are experts when it comes to weddings! They handle every aspect of your special day and make it so relaxing and smooth. My Mansion planner was the best, answering every question I had, and put me at ease for the entire planning process! My family and friends were all amazed with the wonderful Mansion staff. Choosing this venue was the best decision that I made during the entire wedding experience! The Historic Mankin Mansion covered every detail and planned every tiny aspect of the day. I can’t fully explain how thankful I am to The Mankin Mansion and staff. They truly made the wedding of my dreams come to life!” historicmankinmansion.com or (804) 737-7773.
The Jefferson Hotel
Known for its stunning Grand Staircase and majestic ballrooms, The Jefferson has hosted Richmond’s most memorable weddings since 1895. Guests are dazzled by the beauty, gracious hospitality and exceptional food and beverage, while the happy couple relaxes and enjoys the perfectly executed event, fulfilling their every wish. Call (804) 649-4612 or visit jeffersonhotel.com for additional information.
The 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. 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
2015 Couples Choice Award — Surround yourself with a lush array of blooms as you exchange vows in several garden ceremony sites. Kick up your heels in the classically decorated ballroom, enjoy cocktails amidst the manicured lawn and formal gardens. Delight on delicacies from the caterer of your choice! You choose the time of day, ceremony location, and 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! TheManorHouseVa.com or (804) 550-0020.
“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 renaisssance.com.
The Tides Inn
The intimate, 106-room Tides Inn, set on its own peninsula in the charming town of Irvington on Virginia’s Northern Neck, is the ideal Chesapeake Bay destination for your intimate and memorable wedding celebration. Just think about reciting your vows on your own private peninsula. Breathtaking waterfront views. Impeccable service. And that heartwarming Virginia charm. The resort’s luxury accommodations are furnished in regional style. Dedicated outdoor waterfront sites or beautiful indoor function space are ideal for both ceremonies and reception gatherings. Amenities include a full-service spa, the 18-hole course at the Golden Eagle golf club, and tennis. Visit tidesinn.com for more info.
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.