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About Cary Hill 1741

Cary Hill 1741

Cary Hill 1741 is a picturesque time capsule of Southern decadence and charm, lovingly maintained for over 275 years.Our classic 18th century manor house is lovingly decorated with colonial works of art and antiques, providing an environment that honors our history while setting an incredible vintage backdrop for your wedding day. This classic setting is also fused with an eccentric yet modern vibe, creating an atmosphere that is perfect for any wedding.

Facilities and Capacity
Cary Hill 1741 accommodates up to 110 guests. The venue offers six spacious event spaces in which couples may host their ceremony and/or reception.

Services Offered
Lodging is provided in the form of a private, three-bedroom guest cottage named Holly Hill. Those who enlist Cary Hill 1741 for their nuptials benefit from the following services and amenities:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Pet-friendly
  • Tables


Other Facilities
The following wedding-event facilities are also provided:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Bridal suite

Located near the James River Plantations, Cary Hill 1741 is a short drive from the Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Richmond, Hampton Roads

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9 Reviews for Cary Hill 1741

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I've thought long & hard about what to write here, but words are not going to be enough to express my utter gratitude, joy and absolute love for this place & it's amazing staff. From the VERY first email I exchanged via this site and was contacted in return from the owner Steve Rula, I was already sure that this would become my wedding venue if the date was available. It wasn't long after that my now-husband and I scheduled a visit and within seconds of being warmly welcomed onto the beautiful, historic location by Steve we KNEW it was the place for us.
This venue has it all - many beautiful rooms with unique and historic, decorations and artwork - an absolutely GORGEOUS back yard space that goes into a wildlife preserve with plants and trees abundant, a pool house, cottages, and you just feel so comfortable surrounded by so much history and beauty. Of course Steve and his amazing staff help! We made a return visit in May and met with April who was just as friendly and accommodating.
For our wedding weekend we were introduced to the Susan whom I almost wish I was related to as she was the most generous, kind-hearted, and amazing woman I've ever had the pleasure to work with. She and Steve made sure my husband and our families were happy, comfortable, and well taken care of the entire weekend. Again from the moment you step onto the property, you are in the absolute best hands possible - with wonderful, calm, happy, pleasing people who will do whatever they can to make sure you are happy.
Cary Hill holds an incredibly special place in my heart now, and I would highly recommend it to any couple in a heartbeat.

Profile Picture Meg, 10/7/17, 8 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Altar/Arches, Chairs, Tables, Parking, Accommodations, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound

Steve Rula was absolutely the easiest person to work with and made the experience delightful! I could never have asked for a better venue. The land is gorgeous, the artwork is unique and distinguished, and it makes for a creative wedding venue! I love everything about this venue!!

Profile Picture Valorri, 8/5/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Altar/Arches, Chairs, Photobooth, Tent Accessories, Accommodations, Uncovered Outdoor, Parking

Cary Hill 1741 Pricing

Cary Hill 1741 Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite

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Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
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Event Spaces
Farm/Ranch, Historic, Mansion
Destination, Private, Unique
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Bridal Suite
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
All Inclusive Packages
Clean Up
Event Planning
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories
Wheelchair Access


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Cary Hill is half way between Richmond and Williamsburg. It's nestled back in charming Charles city and is the perfect mix of southern charm and quaint cozy. It's a venue unique to any other venue in the area. Highlly recommend making the drive to check it out.

Cary Hill Plantation is peaceful and beautiful! Steve is wonderful to work with and makes any event less stressful.

We love this venue for many reasons. The beautiful setting just relaxes you instantly. The history throughout. I mean there is history. And the comfort of the use of anything including the swimming pool to anywhere in the house to anywhere on the acres of land. And Steve, the owner, is a complete pleasure

Cary Hill is a beautiful place inside and out. I would highly recommend it to any couple getting married. It is very personable and the decor is gorgeous. It is also a smooth work environment to work in as a wedding professional.


11401 Eagles Nest Road, Charles City, VA 23030   See On Map
804-257-9559 (phone)
Cary Hill 1741 is a wedding and special intimate event venue from Charles City, Virginia. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Richmond, Williamsburg, and the Tidewater area. Cary Hill 1741 is a professional wedding and event site that has been part of the Virginia wedding industry for three years. We specialize in Intimate Weddings, Private Parties and Country Retreats.