Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228 Map · Phone number
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About Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers a variety of spaces in a gorgeous and serene setting with year-round beauty in our more than 40 acres of gardens. Exquisite facilities and superb food provided by the Garden’s exclusive in-house caterer, Meriwether Godsey, make this a unique setting for your dream wedding.

The Bloemendaal House, with views of Lakeside Lake, is an ideal facility for rehearsal dinners and a favored location for wedding receptions. The House is embellished with period antiques and furnishings reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts Era. The first-floor includes formal rooms with fireplaces and cozy side rooms. In addition, there are covered verandas, extensive brick patios and a 30x60ft party tent so your guests can enjoy a night under the stars.

The "Gateway to the Garden", the classic, neo-Georgia style Robins Visitors Center provides dramatic views of our Conservatory. The formal Robins Room, with elegant chandeliers and tall French doors, is the perfect setting for guests to dine before moving into the more casual Garden Cafe to dance the night away. Guests can enjoy access to three terraces all with seating and two of which have stunning views of the Central Garden.

Set in the Asian Valley, the Robins Tea House is an oasis of tranquility and beauty. With its panoramic views of nature’s year-round splendor, the Tea House is the perfect setting for intimate evenings in the Garden.

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31 Reviews for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Recommended by 85% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 4.2
  • Average response time 4.2

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  • Jessie

    Jessie Relford · Married on 10/19/2019

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful Fall Wedding

    The Gardens are a sentimental spot for us, as we had many of our first dates here. No matter what season your wedding is in, SOMETHING in the Gardens is blooming. They have three great locations within to choose from, that suit multiple sizes, styles, and budgets of weddings. We chose the Tea House/Flagler Garden combo, and I couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out! There were attendants on-site to help guests navigate from the ceremony to reception (walking distance), and coordination between my vendors and the Garden staff seemed flawless. The staff communicated promptly via e-mail and were very accommodating. Note that you MUST use their caterer for the reception dinner - I found this to be a relief, as it meant I didn't have to review and choose my own. And all of my guests complimented the food! Another stipulation is that there can be no sound amplification during the ceremony (since the other 2 wedding spots might be used during that time) - we hired a 3 piece "orchestra" of harp, cello, and violin, and it was absolutely gorgeous. We worked with Lindsay (who has since moved to another position), Jaclyn, and Michele, and they were all super helpful throughout the whole process.

    Sent on 11/18/2019

    Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's reply:

    Hi Jessie,
    Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing to have your special day with us! We are so grateful and hope to see you at the Garden again soon!
  • Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Wilson · Married on 10/05/2019

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    Lewis Ginter was the best decision we made

    Flawless would be the venue setting word I would use. The setting and garden was stunning. The event team is great although there were about 2-3 coordinators that left during our planning period (about 1 year), but the replacements were always on the ball and quick to learn our contract and wedding details. There is an important division between catering and the wedding venue coordinators. Educate yourself on the difference so you know who to ask the right questions to (any dining tables, chairs, cutlery, napkins through catering but chairs for ceremony are through venue coordinators, including extra chairs for musicians). READ through the contract to make sure you are OK with their guidelines. They are strict, no outside alcohol, and they mean it. My husband and I agreed with their terms and were careful to follow them and we had no issues. The staff was super helpful and answered our questions quickly. The day of went very well and the photos of the venue are stunning. I highly recommend, but make sure you read the contract and are in compliance with their terms.

    Sent on 01/08/2020
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    Jasmine · Married on 08/31/2019

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    A Dream come true

    We could not ask for a more beautiful venue! The flowers and facilities were breathtaking during the ceremony and reception. Staff was very responsive and accommodating!!

    Sent on 10/10/2019

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

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