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Cary Hill 1741

Charles City, VA View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
10 reviews
Up to 125 guests

About

Up to 125 guests

Make your event historic!

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 modern vibe, creating an atmosphere that is perfect for any wedding.


Facilities and Capacity

Cary Hill 1741 accommodates up to 125 guests. The venue offers multiple event sites to enhance each element of your wedding day. Please contact us for additional information, and to schedule a no-obligation tour!

Services Offered

Your Cary Hill 1741 experience includes an eclectic range of event sites, amenities and conveniences.

  • Cary Hill, the original estate home with 2 restrooms, bridal suite, cocktail parlor, photo hall, 2 caterer’s kitchens, and a rustic dining room with original brick flooring.
  • Outdoor ceremony site and sculpture garden.
  • A Greek-inspired poolside lounge and entertaining room with 1 restroom, large changing screen, private bar, and an entertainment center with television, sound system, and video game console.
  • Private outdoor pool and slated pool deck. Pool is open at Owner’s discretion from mid-May to early September.
  • Abundant parking on the property.
  • Personalized directional signage placed at numerous points leading from the highway to Cary Hill 1741 on your scheduled event date(s).
  • Up to 90 white padded garden chairs.
  • Access to Cary Hill 1741 hospitality manager prior to event, and on-site host on the day. Client must provide a day-of or wedding coordinator.

Celebrate with us!
Picture Cary Hill 1741 for your:

  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Elopement
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement party


Location
Located in Charles City, VA, Cary Hill 1741 is a short drive from the Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

125

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

10 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Amanda Married on 10/09/2021
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    Amazing venue with exceptional staff

    Steve and his staff were so accommodating and kind during this process. The grounds were beautiful and Steve made to sure keep in contact with us prior to and during the wedding. We couldn’t have been more in love with our location. Our guests had a great time despite the rain and mud. We would recommend this venue to anyone!
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    Meg Married on 10/07/2017
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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. <3 THANK YOU STEVE & SUSAN!!!!!!!!!
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    Dan Married on 10/07/2017
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    Words cannot express how wonderful this venue is! Steve is an amazing human being through and through and he made us feel so comfortable. The history of the venue is very intriguing and there are plenty of stories to go along with it. It is on a beautiful piece of land surrounded by a nature reserve so the photo opportunities are endless. The staff for our event was small as we had a small wedding, but they were more than helpful and accommodating. I really can't stress enough how great Steve and Susan are. They are the nicest people you will ever meet. You could tell they really cared about my wife and myself, and that they put a lot of effort into maintaining the property and ensuring a memorable experience. Believe me when I say I was freaking out the day of, and Steve calmed me down several times throughout the day until the ceremony was completed. I don't know how I could have done it without him. I really could go on and on about how great Cary Hill and its staff are. My wife and I have been replaying the entire weekend in our head over and over! While it conjures wonderful memories, it was such a bittersweet feeling when it came to an end. We already miss the hospitality and warmth we received and it hasn't even been a week since we tied the knot! I promise you won't be disappointed; also keep in mind that Cary Hill is part of a wonderful foundation based out of the Richmond area called the Kip Kephart foundation, which raises money for children and animals. You really can't find a better venue, or better people. Thank you Steve and Susan!!!

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Team

Michelle Butler
Michelle Butler
Event Sales Manager

Michelle comes to us with more than 17 years of experience in the event industry. She began her second career in 2005 when she took a leap from sports medicine to join the staff at The Williamsburg Winery. There she worked her way up from retail manager to Manager of Hospitality, as she was put in charge of all things "events"--off-site wine festivals, sales and management of the event spaces at the winery, and in-house marketing events. From there, she took a job with A Catered Affair by Second Street as the director of catering. She helped customers coordinate event rentals and created custom menus to reflect the personalities of each bride and groom. Most recently, she worked at Williamsburg Event Rentals. Over the 11 years with that company, she served as a rental consultant, logistics manager and eventually named General Manager. While at WER, she helped several customers with their weddings at Cary Hill 1741.

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
IYQ Photography IYQ Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

Arrivals In Elegance Horse Drawn Carriage Services, LLC Arrivals In Elegance Horse Drawn Carriage Services, LLC Wedding Limos

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

Schmidt's Flowers & Accessories Schmidt's Flowers & Accessories Wedding Florists

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

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11401 Eagle's Nest Rd. Charles City, VA, 23030
804-257-9559
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