James River Country Club

1500 Country Club Road, Newport News, VA 23606 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About James River Country Club

Located in Newport News, Virginia, James River Country Club is an elegant, full-service venue that hosts weddings and other milestone occasions. The executive team of this private club invites couples that are seeking a private setting to hold their special celebration. From its founding in 1932, this landmark venue on the banks of the famed James River has been a truly remarkable locale for wedding festivities.

Facilities and Capacity

This property offers a number of indoor and uncovered outdoor spaces to hold your important day. You can put a novel spin on your ceremony by your choice of site, with panoramic views of the James River at hand. Perhaps you will exchange your vows upon the beach, or in the world-renowned golf museum. Your reception can be intimate or expansive as you desire, with a venue capacity of up to 500 guests. The well-furnished ballroom offers a memorable backdrop for a night of dining and dancing, one to reminisce about in the years to come. The exquisite Bridal Suite allows you and your wedding party to pamper and prepare for your big day. This get-ready room features a walk-in closet, three vanity stations, a stand, floor-length mirrors, a sectional couch, and a flat-screen television.

Services Offered

James River Country Club hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as numerous social events throughout the year. This venue’s staff offer event planning services to help your proceedings to flow seamlessly and enjoyably. On-site amenities include the golf course, tennis facilities, fitness room, and pier with attached gazebo. A tour of these facilities can be arranged so that you can feel completely satisfied with your venue. The in-house culinary team, led by Executive Chef André Ebert, will create a customized menu, befitting the importance of your wedding dining. Whether you seek a relaxed cocktail reception overlooking the James River or the formal table settings of a banquet, this team will work with you to realize your wedding vision.

Award Winning Venue

James River Country Club recently received an Editor's Choice Award and was ranked #1 on the Top 10 Wedding Venues in Newport News, Virginia by Wedding Rule.

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6 Reviews for James River Country Club

Recommended by 91% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.3
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  • User2715156 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    With my wedding being in November, we chose to hold the ceremony indoors by the fireplace. Our guests thought the venue was so beautiful, and there were many areas for them to explore between events. (They do provide outdoor areas under a tree on a small hillside, or on their beach.)
    There is also a very spacious, furnished room adjacent to the women's bathroom. This provided a wonderful area for the ceremony preparation and small group socializing after the reception was cleaned up.
    The JRCC also catered our reception. We received so many compliments about the food for days after the wedding. The room in which we held the reception had large windows overlooking the beachside. It was a wonderful view for everyone. Parents were able to keep an easy eye on the kids who ended up heading outdoors.

    Sent on 11/05/2014
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    Lindsay · Married on 07/11/2009

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I really enjoyed having the reception at the JRCC. We worked with Jason and he was so nice. I got so many compliments on the quality of food and look of the site. They were great. My only complaint is that we ran out of champagne, which I specifically requested. Also, we went in to iron the linens, a gesture I thought was nice considering we didn't ask them to do it. The staff there (probably summer staff) were not very polite and actually a little impatient as I ironed linens for 17 tables. Aside from that, it was a great party. The site is beautiful. My only recommendation is to close the bar about 1/2 early, just for safety. It helps to get people to leave, something we had a hard time doing.

    Sent on 07/29/2009

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James River Country Club FAQ

  • Describe your venue:
    Country/Golf Club
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner

Team of James River Country Club

Kristin Bremar

Kristin Bremar

Director of Catering and Special Events

Currently calling the Southside of Virginia her home, Kristin spent her formative years as a Navy "brat", living between Virginia and Italy. She joined the James River Country Club team in May 2018, bringing her passion for event planning. Kristin thrives on making all of her events special. Together with her clients, Kristin will create a vision for decor, craft the perfect menu, and ensure their event goes off without a hitch. Kristin has a love for spending time around the water, whether its at home in Virginia Beach, or right here at the James River Country Club's private beach on the James River.

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