Gardens at Serenity Cove

Gardens at Serenity Cove

5254 Widsor Park Circle
GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Louisa, VA 23093 | map
Services: Ceremony, Reception
Maximum capacity: 125
Catering: Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
About Us
Richmond Bride Magazine recently named Gardens at Serenity Cove the best outdoor venue for 2013 and 2014!
When she turned the first spade full of soil on a raw piece of land in Western Goochland County some 15 years ago, Pat Carrier had no idea that on that boggy land with the small stream running through it, she would, or even could, create what has become, Serenity Cove, the uniquely special outdoor wedding venue for the Richmond – Charlottesville-Central Virginia area.
Now entering its fifth season as an outdoor – garden wedding venue and special event site, Gardens at Serenity Cove has emerged as one of the most unique and sought after outdoor event sites in the Commonwealth. 
The Carrier’s eagerness to customize each event, assemble a full – service staff; including a chef, a florist and a wedding coordinator, and working within almost any budget proved to be what the market lacked.
"All we ask of our brides,” Pat said. “Is to show up, be beautiful, get married and have fun.”
Serenity Cove is conveniently located almost exactly halfway between Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia ; a thirty minute drive from either city. The three garden-wedding venues are tucked away in a private country neighborhood about two miles off of I-64.
In keeping with their avoidance of “cookie-cutter” weddings and receptions, Serenity Cove schedules only one event per week and a limited number through out the seasons. “This allows us to concentrate solely on one bride at a time, and to have the luxury of being able to customize that bride’s wedding and reception,” Pat said.
Please contact us at 804-457-4535 or by email at to arrange a visit or to have your questions answered.


  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

Pat Carrier, owner, was a pleasure to work with. The venue is an ideal location for a garden ceremony and reception. The grounds are gracefully manicured, overlooking the lake, and the garden and natural areas add a touch of serenity to this venue. The on site wedding coordinator, the caterers/staff and Pat Carrier and husband were in the background making sure everything was perfect for the event.
This is the perfect place for an outside country garden wedding!

  • Wedding: 1+ year ago
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
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Wonderful, wonderful venue. The owners (Richard and Pat) are extremely kind, thoughtful, solicitous, I'm running out of adjectives here. I understand that the rates are reasonable, too. Pat goes the extra mile by selecting flowers from her garden to create the bridal bouquet, the boutonnieres, corsages. And Richard, her husband, is there at the ready to help set up tables and serve food. Put this on your list of places to visit if you are looking for a venue in the Richmond/Charlottesville area.
Gardens at Serenity Cove is a wedding outdoor garden venue from Richmond, VA. We service weddings througout the local area, including Charlottesville, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, and Petersburg, VA. Gardens at Serenity Cove is a professional wedding outdoor garden venue that has been part of the Richmond, VA wedding industry for 5 years. We specialize in weddings ceremonies and receptions, Lakeside ceremony, garden weddings
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