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Reception
$8,000 starting price
Reception
$6,800 starting price
These prices are available for the months of April through November. These prices are available for the months of December through March.

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About

A rustic wedding venue in Maidens, Virginia, Running Mare is the perfect waterfront location to host your special event. Situated on the shoreline of a 20-acre lake, the venue is located 30 minutes west of Richmond. With an exposed timber frame and floor to ceiling windows, Running Mare will create an atmosphere you and your guests won’t forget!

Facilities and Capacity
Running Mare accommodates a maximum of 200 guests. Couples enjoy The Horse Barn, the Artist Loft/Bridal Suite, The Hay Barn and Groomsmen's Cottage. Built 45 years ago, The Horse Barn is the oldest structure on the property, offering couples a rustic, yet modern feel with a breezeway that overlooks Twin Rock Lake. With a spacious deck that also overlooks Twin Rock Lake, the Artist Loft offers couples a timber frame, open floor plan and over-sized windows. Lastly, The Hay Barn’s views spill out into the lakeside lawn and overlook the gardens, providing beautiful scenic views. Last but not least, The Groomsmen's Cottage is across the farm, well out of sight from the ceremony space!

Services Offered
The venue offers couples a number of services and amenities. Said options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings
  • Cleanup
  • Pet friendly
  • Outside vendors


Other Facilities
Running Mare offers a number of wedding facilities for couples to benefit from. Options include, but are not limited to:

  • Bridal suite
  • Bridal party preparations
  • Rehearsal dinner space
  • Groomsman's cottage
  • Woman-owned
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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?

$8,000

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

$6,800

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Tables

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

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Waterfront

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
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Reviews of Running Mare

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5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
31 Reviews
100% recommend it
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Melissa N. Sent on 11/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue

This venue helped bring my wedding day vision to life. Great communication by the owners. Comes with some decor to choose from but the views around the property are amazing! Not to mention the long horn cattle!
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Peter Sent on 11/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing but great things to say about this venue & the owners, Robin & Austin

Austin & Robin were absolutely amazing to work with! We had a 2.5 year long engagement & Robin was so quick to respond every time we reached out for those 2.5 years! Austin was so hands on the weekend of our wedding and made sure everything ran smoothly. They had everything figured out to ensure it was best day for everyone. They were great when it came to bringing guests from parking to the venue to make the longish walk much easier for all, they fed the steer when guest would be around to assure they would be out-and-about (they were a huge hit for our guests), & even started a bonfire when it started getting chilly during our October wedding! We have nothing but great things to say about Austin & Robin & The Running Mare. If we could do it all over we would still choose The Running Mare-- we cannot recommend them enough!
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Kristen B. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just say YES!

Running Mare was the ideal venue for our wedding celebration.

The surroundings are picturesque during all seasons and the barns are decorated with gorgeous planters! The bridal suite is fit for a queen and made preparing for the ceremony with my ladies such a vibrant experience! High ceilings, huge windows, local art, unique furniture, multiple mirrors, and refrigeration are just a few perks of this space! Both barns are full of character and can be set up and decorated in a variety of ways.

The owners and staff are PHENOMENAL! They welcomed us with open arms, listened to our thoughts and requests, offered a variety of decor, and helped make the whole weekend just what my husband and I had envisioned! We had just about 100 guests and a 5 piece bluegrass band ... to say we had a blast is an understatement!

Bottom line, if you're looking for a wedding venue in the Richmond Metro area go check out Running Mare!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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Team

Austin and Robin Lee
Austin and Robin Lee
Owners

Austin and I were married on this family farm long before we ever knew we would be in the wedding business. Years later, we had the idea to share the beauty of our farm with others through hosting weddings and special events. We realize that farm life is rare these days, and sharing the beauty of the landscape and happiness of the animals is is truly a special experience. We have enjoyed this small business to it's fullest, and have made customer service central to our mission. We can't thank our past families enough for being such a pleasure to work with!

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Running Mare frequently asked questions

Running Mare includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Running Mare for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Waterfront
Running Mare offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Running Mare offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Running Mare offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
Running Mare offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Running Mare is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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