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A waterfront wedding venue in Lanexa, Virginia, Cousiac Manor is the perfect setting for couples wishing for a rustic riverfront affair. The expansive grounds are dotted with 200-year-old magnolia trees and cedar trees, adding Southern charm to your nuptials. Serving couples throughout the Lanexa, Williamsburg, New Kent, and Newport News areas, Cousiac Manor has been enchanting crowds since its opening in 1746.

Facilities and Capacity

Built in 1746 by Augustine Claiborne, a Virginia state senator, Cousiac Manor served as a ferry point for travel between King Williams and New Kent. In 1947 the venue was purchased by the Hechler family and has, in recent decades, been preserved as a hunting and wildlife habitat. It was since opened for seasonal weddings and special events. Celebrating couples can take advantage of the get-ready suite on-site, preparing for their special day in total serenity. Their ceremony can also take place on the grounds, either in the green of the gardens or by the waterfront. Newlyweds can then enjoy a cocktail reception on the lawn of the Hechler House. The main reception experience can find its home in the Reception Hall, a refurbished dairy barn outfitted for romantic banquet dining. The dancing portion of the event takes on a life of its own thanks to the expansive dance floor, which is situated between the reception hall and the river. Twinkling lights hang overhead, casting a perfectly warm glow over your joyful evening.

Services Offered

Cousiac Manor offers an array of services and amenities. Couples who book the venue benefit from event rentals, such as tables, chairs, linens, glassware, flatware, and more. Outside vendors are also permitted in order for couples to customize their event. The property is pet-friendly and offers setup and cleanup as part of their wedding packages.

  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Bridal Suite

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Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Clean Up
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Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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4.7 out of 5 rating
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Lyndsey P. Married on 09/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating


Cousiac Manor was the perfect spot for my husband and I to get married! It is absolutely stunning. Pictures really don’t do it justice. All of our guests were extremely complementary of the venue and it’s beauty. The owners and staff were great to work with and it was also more affordable that many places we looked at. The kids at our wedding had a great time because there was lots of room for them to run around and play. I highly recommend this place if you’re looking for an outdoor venue. We had an excellent experience!
Rebecca P. Married on 05/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue!!

My husband and I had the most beautiful wedding day at Cousiac Manor! Our guests raved about how gorgeous the venue was and we loved the versatility we had there. The owners were able to answer any and all questions we had. They also worked with us to schedule various times to visit the venue before our wedding for planning purposes. We loved that we had access to the venue starting Thursday before our wedding. This was a huge perk for us. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for waterfront and rustic.
Katelyne Married on 09/27/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

I loved our wedding here at the cousiac manor this place is well priced and beautiful! This place is Every thing plus more. U can get ur engagement photos done in the sunflower feild. They have tons of cheap rentals to complete ur wedding day, also includes ur rehersal dinner. The owners are really laid back and understanding. Its the best place to have a beautiful outdoor wedding everyone loved the venue.
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Cousiac Manor frequently asked questions

Cousiac Manor includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Tables
The space offered by Cousiac Manor for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront
Cousiac Manor offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Cousiac Manor offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Cousiac Manor offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
Cousiac Manor offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Cousiac Manor is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.6 in professionalism.

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