Weddings

Hippodrome Venues

Richmond, VA View map

About

The Hippodrome Theater is located in Jackson Ward; known as the "Harlem of the South," no doubt a reference to the quality musical talent that it attracted. In its heyday, Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong performed at the HIPP. The theater has been beautifully restored with meticulous attention to detail. This is truly a one-of-a-kind venue for your big day.

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?

$500

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

Yes

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

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

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

Bartender(s)
House Liquor

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
September
October
December
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Beth B. Married on 10/02/2021
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    Made Wedding Planning a Breeze!

    I honestly was so incredibly pleased with Ron and his hospitality experience. He made the decision making process super easy regarding food/drink. You just tell him the vibe, and he's off to make everything perfect. I also had to do very little as far as decor goes because of the uniqueness of the Hipp. They already have a spectacular lighting collection, so you don't have to bring anyone in for that either. The value for the package that you get is unmatched, in my opinion. Not only that, but my original "getting ready/bridal suite" accommodation cancelled the day before my wedding, and Ron allowed me to change plans last minute and get ready there in the overlook. It was incredible and he saved the day, hands down. 10/10 would recommend!!!
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    Nikki Married on 10/26/2019
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    Must book wedding venue.

    Met and exceeded our expectations. Staff were kind and accommodating. Sara was flexible, easy going, engaged. Venue is beautiful. Would do it all again..

    Hippodrome Venues's reply:

    Nikki,

    Thank you for the great review and for hosting your amazing celebration with us at the HIPP! We feel very fortunate that you chose us for your venue and would love to have you back on any occasion.

    Wishing you and Lindsey all the best,

    Sara
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    Ryan Married on 04/29/2017
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    Definitely a unique venue and I mean that in the best way possible. If you're thinking of an indoor venue I'd at least take a tour and check it out. Ron was so great to work with, responsive and accommodating. The staff the day of were also great.

    The space itself, a restored 1920's theater, looks and feels the part and they did a great job restoring the place. Being onstage, exchanging vows, we first thought would be weird, but was actually really cool. Food was great, at both the cocktail hour and for dinner. And of course, being a place that also holds live music, they had all the house equipment and lighting to make sure the music rocked and the dancefloor was packed.

    We really liked that it was one-stop shopping for food, drinks, tables, lighting, sound, etc...They have a great restaurant attached/next door. We actually ate brunch there one time before deciding the venue and it was so good we called Ron the next day and said to draw up a contract.

    The pictures also turned out great, with such differing light and spaces (balcony, dancefloor, stage, the greenroom with a balcony, the marquee out front, etc...) it was like we traveled the city for photos but never left the block.

    I'd say if you're looking for an easy experience, unique space, plan on having a band (I guess a DJ would work too, but that stage just begs for a band), and aren't married to having an outdoor wedding, this is a great venue and at least put it on your list to tour and check out.

    Hippodrome Venues's reply:

    Ryan, Meredith,

    Thank you and your family for blessing us by having your wedding at the HIPP>

    Best you all,

    Ron

Awards

  • 4

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Party Perfect Party Perfect Wedding Rentals

This place is truly a hidden gem! It's such a unique venue for a wedding or any other special event! We definitely recommend taking a peek!

ShoDJ + Photobooth ShoDJ + Photobooth Wedding DJs

Wonderful venue and staff pleasure to work with.

Gary Gauldin DJ/MC Gary Gauldin DJ/MC Wedding DJs

Awesome place to have any event. It made a great place for a wedding. I hope to do more there soon.

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528 N. 2nd Street Richmond, VA, 23219
8043076503
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