Weddings

Gari Melchers Home & Studio

Fredericksburg, VA View map
Rating 4.6 out of 5
   13 reviews
Up to 150 guests

About

Up to 150 guests

Geri Melchers Home & Studio is a museum in the greater Washington, D.C. area where couples can celebrate their wedding. This classic and historic setting offers 27 acres of land and a charming garden terrace for couples on their big day. Views of the Rappahannock River and even a barn make this venue outdoorsy and unique. Couples will find it in Northern Virginia, located approximately 45 minutes from Arlington National Cemetery.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can invite up to 120 guests to join them on their wedding day at Geri Melchers Home & Studio. The venue welcomes couples for a bridal shower, ceremony, elopement, engagement party, reception or rehearsal dinner, and allows couples to host numerous wedding events in a day so that they may celebrate their ceremony and reception jointly. For outdoor ceremonies, couples can marry on the main lawn of the venue, with the historic manor as their backdrop. They can also choose to wed in front of the stone summer house, with views of the Rappahannock River sprawled before them. The renovated barn also makes a lovely backdrop for a more rustic wedding occasion. The venue’s Pavilion makes the ideal wedding reception space. The building adjoins the original 1924 studio and galleries to blend history with modern grace.

Services Offered

This museum property offers a number of services and event items for a couple’s wedding to help couples stay stress-free and enjoy the planning of their big day. These items and services include options such as:

  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Dance floor
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Wireless Internet

History

This house dates back to the late 1700s, though the exact date of its construction is unknown. The earliest document dates back to the 1790s, and the home underwent rapid expansion sometime prior to 1850. This growth is often attributed to owner Joseph B. Ficklen’s family of six children raised in the house. The house and property were renovated in 1916, when they were purchased by Geri and Corinne Melchers. Through their travels, the Melchers obtained many antique items such as furniture, carpets, fine china, pottery, paintings and prints. Nearly all the couple’s personal possessions remain at this estate, while other aspects of their life have been carefully reproduced for the sake of authenticity.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November
December

13 Reviews

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Recommended by 91% of couples
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    Alexis H. Married on 06/08/2019
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    AMAZING venue, better people

    Gari Melcher’s Home and studio is beautiful, but the real reason this venue is getting such a great review is because of Meghan. Meghan went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. I’m sure it’s not in her job description to cater to the brides every want and need but that’s what she did. Not only did she cater to me, but she was always one step ahead. Wonderful venue and wonderful person!
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    Teresa Married on 03/03/2018
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    This was the perfect place to have our party. Everyone was accommodating and pleasant to work with.
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    Debbie Married on 01/06/2018
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    I had the honor of not only planning my moms wedding but to meet some amazing vendors in the process. Meghan was amazing to work with and could not have been happier with the venue. The grounds are beautiful for pictures and the inside space is perfect for a beautiful view and reception.

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Very friendly and professional staff. An absolute beautiful venue. Highly recommended.

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224 Washington Street Fredericksburg, VA, 22405
5406541848
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