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James River Country Club

Newport News, VA View map Visit website
4.6 out of 5 rating
7 reviews
Up to 500 guests

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Up to 500 guests

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.

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
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?

$25

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

Bartender(s)
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

500

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Beach
Country/Golf Club
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
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?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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    We had an amazing experience here at JRCC. Everything was amazing,Kristin was a pleasure to work with, and the wedding planning process was stress free thanks to her. The food was delicious and we had so many options to choose from.Kristin stayed on top of everything from start to finish. I was truly happy and so thankful we found this venue. Everything was PERFECT😊
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    Our wedding at the James River Country Club last month was a fairy tale day. The venue is beautiful and was even more so on the day of our wedding! It overlooks the James River which I loved and the building has historic charm which my husband loved. We worked with Natasha and she was great - very easy to work with, hardworking and ensured that everything was how we wanted it on our special day. We held the ceremony outside overlooking the James River (we were blessed with the most perfect weather!), the cocktail hour just behind the ceremony site and dinner/reception inside. Everything flowed with ease during the day. The guys were able to golf the morning of the wedding and had a blast and mentioned the locker rooms are very nice! The food is delicious! We got SO many compliments on the venue from our family and friends. Thank you!!
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    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.
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Team

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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