Available for events year-round, Burlington Plantation is an elegant wedding venue located in Charles City, Virginia. First built in 1815 as a classic planter’s home, the property has been beautifully restored in a way that both supports modern styles and highlights the historic structure. Guests will love sipping cocktails and socializing in the converted underground ice house bar, originally used to keep food fresh and drinks cold in the 1700s. The indoor wedding space in the renovated stables boasts beautiful exposed wooden beams and a grand chandelier, while the pristine gardens and lawn offer scenic views for an outdoor ceremony.
Facilities and Capacity
The venue offers couples total exclusive use of the property for their ceremony and reception. Two outdoor ceremony sites are available, as well as two indoor ceremony or reception spaces. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate up to 300 seated guests, or 500 standing guests. A bride’s cottage and groom’s den are also offered to the wedding party so they can get ready and relax before the ceremony. An additional space is the Ice House bar area, which can be opened two hours prior to the ceremony, as well as during cocktail hour and the reception. Guests have access to the venue’s on-site parking, which also includes golf-cart shuttle and valet service. The venue is wheelchair accessible and also has liability insurance.
Burlington Plantation offers couples the use of parking attendants for the event, as well as assistance for set up and clean up. Throughout the celebration, on-site staff will be available to oversee the venue use and provide any additional help. Chairs and tables are kept on-site and can be used for events, as well as three vintage-style mobile bars. With management approval, couples can invite their own outside vendors for catering, cake, beverage service, decorating, event coordination, and other wedding needs.
Couples and select guests are welcome to stay overnight at Burlington Plantation in either the main house or bride’s cottage. The main house sleeps up to four adults, and is only open to guests who have rented it for an overnight stay, not for general wedding use. The bride’s cottage offers a full kitchen and can sleep up to eight adults in the three full bedrooms.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Abbie · Married on 06/09/2018
My husband and I got married at Burlington on 6/9/18. To say that the day was PERFECT is an understatement. From the Bridal Cottage where I got ready with my maids, to the field that was a perfect backdrop for our ceremony, to the Ice House that made a perfect happy hour location, to the Stables where the reception was held, everything flowed seamlessly. One of the best features of this venue is that you have it to yourself. It's an intimate setting and you truly feel that your wedding is special. From the moment we booked the venue, the owner and director worked with me personally to ensure that my "wedding day vision" came true and that the big day would flow smoothly. I was made to feel special, important and that my dream wedding would become a reality. Thank you Burlington for providing me a day that we will never forget!
Johnna & Tony Vines · Married on 01/12/2019
Absolutely Spectacular! Exceeded all expectations!
My Son & his wife were married here last weekend! The venue is absolutely spectacular! It is so beautiful! Therefore, it truly requires very little additional decor! The staff is absolutely amazing! Betty, Pam, and Madison gave us their undivided attention and were available at a moments notice. They offer suggestions. They have so many extra amenities and share many of their decor generously for the reception hall! The ladies attention to detail is superb! The grooms suite and bridal suite are a must! The pictures made throughout the property are out of this world! Our expectation were beyond exceeded! Believe me when I say...your look for a wedding venue is over! Burlington Plantation will make your wedding dreams come true!
Johnna & Tony Vines
Elizabeth Duncan · Married on 11/11/2018
Our dream wedding venue :)
My husband and I wanted to get married somewhere rustic, but still elegant, as well as historic. Burlington Plantation fit each of those qualifications. My mom and I found out about them when we were going Christmas shopping in Williamsburg. A couple months later, my now-husband proposed and I really wanted us to see this place, even though it wasn't done being built at the time. We went to a couple other locations, but they did not wow us like Burlington did. We instantly knew we wanted our wedding there, even with the barn still being built. We were actually the first people to book our wedding with them, not counting the owners' son! The owners are awesome and helpful and kind....same with the people that work there! They helped us every step of the way. I can't say enough good things about them! I could go on and on....but you should just book with them!
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Burlington Plantation is a breath of fresh air and a valuable addition to the Virginia wedding industry providing couples with the option of a unique, beautiful wedding venue. The owners did an amazing job developing this property; the attention to detail and quality makes it the perfect choice for discerning couples. We look forward to working at Burlington Plantation and making our client's wedding dreams come true!