Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion is a gorgeous, rustic wedding venue overlooking a picturesque lake in Central Virginia. Family-owned and operated, we are committed to making your wedding day everything you’ve hoped for.
Facilities and Capacity
Accommodates up to 145 guests and offers event spaces for couples to host their ceremony and reception.
Couples who entrust their special day to Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion benefit from the following services and amenities:
Other Benefits & Services
Floral design, wedding decor/design services are available. Our clients are also welcome to bring in the vendors of their choosing.
Situated between Richmond and Lynchburg, Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion is located on a 17-acre lake, 10 minutes from both downtown Farmville and Longwood University, and approximately 20 minutes from Hampden-Sydney College. Approximately 50 minutes from Chesterfield and Midlothian and 1 hour 20 mintues from Downtown Richmond. Approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes from Charlottesville.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Katerina · Married on 09/29/2018
This is seriously the best venue out there! Its gorgeous, affordable, unique, and arranged perfectly. The owner Joanna is so easy to work with and so sweet! She also took our photos and they are amazing. This venue is a bit off the beaten path but that helps to make it your own private wedding oasis. We could not have been happier and everyone that attended said it was the prettiest venue they had ever seen. It has everything from a dressing room to a kitchen and decorations on hand. We loved it!!Sent on 10/03/2018
Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion's reply:Thank you so much, Katerina! You and Kyle were such a pleasure to work with! Thank you so much for the honor of being a part of your very special day!
Ashley Ashworth · Married on 06/22/2019
Amazing wedding venue!
Joanna is so awesome to work with! Her venue is beautiful & well worth the price! We could not have asked for a prettier place. The lake house is also a nice little touch! Joanna had it perfectly stocked with everything we could have asked for. We had an amazing experience & hope to go back to the lake house for mini vacations!Sent on 07/06/2019
Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion's reply:Thank you so much, Ashley! It was wonderful working with you and Taylor and an honor to be a part of your beautiful wedding!
Jennifer Angela Rosenberg · Married on 11/03/2018
Great Wedding Venue
My daughter, Chelsea and her newlywed husband, Todd, had the most beautiful wedding ceremony at The Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion! The setting for the ceremony and reception was perfect for the bride and groom and their 80 guests of family and friends. JoAnna was most helpful in providing guidance and support for our wedding preparations. The weather was perfect for an Autumn wedding, as the colorful leaves provided a great background and reflected on the lake. Everyone was relaxed, comfortable and had a great time! Also, the atmosphere was so kid-friendly and the children had fun, along with the adults.Sent on 12/02/2018
Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion's reply:Thank you so much, Jennifer! It was an honor to be a part of Chelsea and Todd’s beautiful wedding! You were all a pleasure to work with!
Carolyn Baldwin Lake Pavilion Price Rates
$500 off any availalbe Saturday wedding date in August 2019*
*for August 2019 only
This is one of our favorite places to DJ. The lake view and facilities are rustic yet beautiful. Being there feels more relaxing and more like a family event than being in a formal ballroom. Joanna goes out of her way providing great service to her clients. The dock area is a beautiful place to have your wedding ceremony and give your photographer a variety of options for great pictures. I can't say enough about this hidden gem of a venue!
Joanne Baldwin is a great wedding planner.