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Welcome to the Place Where History is Made

Welcome to the Place Where History is Made

Fireflies dancing in the moonlight. The gentle hum of cicadas in the warm summer breeze. Magnolias blooming in the distance.  

From the very start, our private, crepe myrtle lined private driveway welcomes you. You know immediately you have reached a special place. This quintessential Southern plantation will quickly carry you and your guests to an era when things moved slower, the music was more romantic, and friends stayed late into the night.

 Cumberland Plantation, circa 1670, is the epitome of Southern hospitality and charm.Built on 3000 verdant acres and nestled within New Kent County, Virginia,  Cumberland Plantation is only a thirty-minute drive from Richmond or Williamsburg, making any event, large or small, a convenient retreat from modern life.

Today’s perfect event and tomorrow’s lasting memories start at Cumberland Plantation.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Richmond

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5 Reviews for Cumberland Plantation

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Inspired Events by Kelly was the wedding planner for Caroline Evelyn. We were hired several months out from the wedding day as their wedding planner. The Evelyn's had secured Cumberland Plantation as well as the other vendors. We worked with the property since this was the first wedding that had been held at the venue. At the time Cumberland was not a wedding venue. There were many things that were important to Caroline such as being married on the water, the front steps of the house and the wooden bridge. Cumberland Plantation provides many things to a bride. The plantation is located on the water and driving up the main house is beyond gorgeous...you think you are in the movie Gone with the Wind!!!! We had two major tents that would serve for the cocktail reception and then dinner and dancing. The wedding was for 350 guests and they were all from the New Kent County and Williamsburg area. The owners of the property were guests that evening and they were very gracious. The staff of the property was not easy to work with on a daily basis and the day of but there are new staff members who are wonderful to work with this current year. As a wedding planner my experience is different than a bride and her family. I enjoyed working with everyone especially the Evelyn family!!!! It was a beautiful wedding and many of the photos shared are those from the wedding. We are very fortunate to be the wedding planner for their second First wedding of 2016 and as a wedding venue. We are looking forward to working with the current staff and all the new changes.

Profile Picture Kelly , 6/6/15, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Parking, Uncovered Outdoor

Plantation & Hospitality Manager (HM) could have a 5 star rating except weddings need certain elements for a venue to be a reliable choice. Here are problems we had with our daughter’s wedding. 1st, we signed a contract for the whole Carriage House (CH), upstairs & down. The night before the wedding, we were told no one was allowed upstairs in the CH. It was filled with furniture, weight equipment, etc. We told staff that our contract was for the whole CH. They removed the items & made it available. Grass in the ceremony location was 4 - 6 in. tall, an unacceptable height for a bridal aisle. Men at the rehearsal volunteered to cut the grass. We offered that to the HM. She told us that the Property Manager said the owner would not allow the grass to be cut any shorter. Parking area grass was worse. A property offered for outdoor weddings should provide a reasonable grass height. The owner supposedly hired parking staff that never showed up. Parking was chaos until the HM threw on a raincoat and went out to manage it. Parking has no light for people leaving the venue after dark. It was a rainy day, which everyone made the best of. Our coordinator requested something to mitigate the puddles forming in the tent behind the CH. Unfortunately, the HM was already handling her job & parking so there was no one to help. Someone put down cardboard. It was tacky, but helped. Earlier this year, we had a ceremony location chosen & had to change it because a permanent bench was added to the very spot. We also had a tent planned for behind the CH including a center dance floor. 3 weeks before the wedding we visited & discovered a brick walkway was added that would interfere with the dance floor. A complete bricking of that area would have been great, but a walkway added, another obstacle. Changes to the property, after ceremony & reception sites were chosen added stress. On a positive note, the property itself is exquisite and the Hospitality Manager is excellent.

Profile Picture Lisa, 9/2/17, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Cumberland Plantation Pricing

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $15,000.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite

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9007 Cumberland Road, New Kent, VA 23124   See On Map
804-698-9928 (phone)