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Fort Magruder Hotel & Conference Center

Williamsburg, VA View map
3.5 out of 5 rating
1 review


The Most Romantic And Enchanting Of Williamsburg Wedding Locations...

Nothing is quite as stunning as a wedding reception in Williamsburg, Virginia, especially at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center. With award-winning catering and a breathtaking Virginia wedding location, you can count on a magnificent day at the Fort Magruder Hotel. Take the stress out of planning and let our event staff fulfill your dreams. Our wedding staff, coupled with our historical wedding site and elegant reception location, will create a spectacular celebration for your wedding.

The combination of our flexible function space, beautifully-appointed accommodations and superb amenities, ensures stress-free wedding planning from start to finish.

Choose the Fort Magruder Hotel and take advantage of:

•Over 26,000 sq. ft. of banquet space
•World-class catering service with custom gourmet menus
•An elegant ballroom accommodating up to 700 guests
•Wedding Packages Available or we can Customize a menu
•Lush Garden Area - Outside Ceremony option
•Audiovisual services to include: Digital projector for displaying photos
•Group Rates for Wedding guests staying in our 303 guest room Hotel

Our on-site staff will take every measure to fulfill your wishes, from the gourmet cuisine of your choice to the desired placement of your cake table. The Executive Chef and his Culinary Team will showcase their specialty signature delights! Couples can take comfort, knowing this exquisite Williamsburg wedding site is truly the perfect place to celebrate one of the most important days of your lives.

Contact Susan Womack 757-221-6914 or
to schedule an appointment for a tour of our beautiful facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Liquor
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


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What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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    Jessica Married on 03/27/2010
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    The good: We chose the Crowne Plaza because we liked the package deal (they do catering, including alcohol, and their wedding package includes a few things for the reception as well as a hotel room for the bride & groom). We also liked the convenience--especially for people with young kids and for anyone who wanted to have a few drinks without anyone having to worry about driving. We also used their courtyard for our ceremony. It was not part of the package, but added on for what seemed like a fair price. That also meant decorating the courtyard was up to us (as opposed to the reception hall--we provided decorations and instructions and they set them all up for us). Overall, we were really happy with the way the CP staff worked with our other vendors (cake baker, band, and photographer) and their organization for the ceremony and the reception.

    The bad: There are a few reasons I didn't give perfect ratings, though. We had some difficulties with communication in the beginning. They changed email carriers without notifying us, and since we relied on email a lot to stay in touch it took me longer than it should have to get on the phone with them and figure out why they weren't responding... There were also some pretty minor but annoying issues with the contracts (problems with our guest room group rate being correct, misspelling my husband's name more than once). Our primary contact left halfway through our planning, and once new people took over things seemed to go more smoothly.
    They also failed to serve our "satellite" cake despite that being specifically noted in the event plan. I don't think any of the guests really noticed that we were short on cake, but we were stuck with a lot of it left over.
    My parents had issues with their room key--they got locked out of their suite at least 3 or 4 times. They were repeatedly told "you shouldn't carry your room key next to your cell phone," which of course they made sure not to do after the FIRST time. Finally, when it happened at 1am or so and they were told the same thing AGAIN, my dad got a little upset and they finally sent someone out to take a look at the lock.

    So, big picture, we had a great time, our guests had a great time, and we were happy with the Crowne Plaza as our ceremony site, reception site, caterer, and primary guest hotel. However, there were certainly a few details that I'd expect a venue that claims to be as experienced and professional as the CP to have handled a little better.
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*One Hour Reception Including an International Cheese Display, Seasonal Fruit Display or a Fresh Vegetable Crudite Display *Champagne Toast (non-alcoholic option available) *Chocolate Dipped Strawberries served with your wedding cake *Cake Cutting Service *Floor Length Table Linen with Choice of Napkin Colors *Hurricane Globes with Taper Candles, Round Mirrors, and Votive Candles as Centerpieces *Choice of an Elevated Head Table or Sweet Heart Table *Dance Floor *Complimentary Cake Table, Gift Table, DJ Table & Guest Book Table *LCD Projector and Screen for a Slide Show Portrait Presentation *Easel for a Bridal Portrait *On-Site Wedding Coordinator *Preferred Vendor Recommendations *Complimentary One-Night Stay in a Colonial Suite for Wedding Couple with a welcome amenity *Discounted Sleeping Room Rate for Ten or More Guest Rooms (Based on Availability) Contact Kelly Thornton @ 757-221-6907 or to set up an appointment to tour our beautiful property.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Sincerely Yours Baked Goods Sincerely Yours Baked Goods Wedding Cakes

Greetings from Sincerely Yours Baked Goods! Wonderful venue. Excellent food and service. All of your needs for any event will be met with satisfaction guaranteed!

The Flower Cupboard The Flower Cupboard Wedding Florists

The staff at the Crowne Plaza is always a pleasure to work with. Kelly is always professional and does a fantastic job! I always look forwad to working at the property. It is a great venue for either an outdoor ceremony or a more intimate one inside. The banquet staff is efficient and ready to make everyone's job easier.

Liz Daley Events Liz Daley Events Wedding DJs

The Crowne Plaza Williamsburg at Fort Magruder is a beautiful and affordable property. Kelly is experienced and will make everything go smoothly on your wedding day.


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