Fort Monroe

33 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Fort Monroe

The Commanding General's Residence and Garden is a historic wedding ceremony and reception venue in Fort Monroe, Virginia. Couples seeking intimate or medium-sized weddings with reclaimed architecture will rejoice when they see what this venue has to offer. Considered to be one of the most extraordinary venues in the Hampton Roads area, couples will fall head over heels for the views of the water and sunset.

Facilities and Capacity

Open, green manicured lawns. Panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay. Trimmed hedges, stunning sunsets and leafy trees. These are just a few of the breathtaking details that immediately strike couples and guests during wedding events at The Commanding General’s Residence and Garden. Enjoy a garden wedding ceremony and reception that accommodates up to 150 guests, or stay inside the residence, absorbing the stone walls, floor and overall spectacular historic ambience. The outdoor venue is most spectacular for its waterfront white gazebo. The indoor venue accommodates up to 60 guests for smaller weddings. While the indoor area for ceremonies has a dimly-lit, archaic aesthetic, the rest of the house is open, light and full of crystal chandeliers and polished hardwood floors. Couples will feel right at home in this facility and can even rent rooms upstairs where they can relax and mingle prior to their ceremony.

Services Offered

No matter your wedding event, The Commanding General’s Residence and Garden is happy to host it. Celebrate engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions and elopements. Tables, chairs and linens are all-inclusive to this venue’s services. Other more general services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Wi-Fi

History

Fort Monroe, a part of Old Point Comfort located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, is quintessential to American history. Fort Monroe was constructed as an observation point during the War of 1812. This venue in particular was built in 1907 and housed the commanding generals of Fort Monroe. After its decommissioning in 2011, the place has become a gorgeous venue with an elegant garden and a general atmosphere that is rich with history, nostalgia and romance.

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Try something unique with a ceremony inside the walls of Fort Monroe.
Try something unique with a ceremony inside the walls of Fort Monroe.
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Fort Monroe
The Gardens
The Gardens
Reception
Reception
Foyer
Foyer
Inside Ceremony
Inside Ceremony
Chapel of the Centurion
Chapel of the Centurion
Chapel of the Centurion
Chapel of the Centurion
Dancing in the Garden
Dancing in the Garden
Love at the Postern GAte
Love at the Postern GAte
The Bandstand at Sunset
The Bandstand at Sunset
A winter wedding
A winter wedding
Looking out
Looking out
On the Steps
On the Steps
A winter wedding
A winter wedding
In the Garden
In the Garden
Final Preparations
Final Preparations
Celebration in the Garden
Celebration in the Garden
Jeannie Maddy Photography
Jeannie Maddy Photography
Looking
Looking
A sunny set
A sunny set
Garden Gentlemen
Garden Gentlemen
Happily married
Happily married
Down the Stairs
Down the Stairs
Photo by Wild Heart Films
Photo by Wild Heart Films
Cheers!
Cheers!
Send off
Send off
Rainy Send off
Rainy Send off
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WildHeart Films&HangingGardens
Photo by Wild Heart Films
Photo by Wild Heart Films
Natural Beauty
Natural Beauty
Waiting for the Bride
Waiting for the Bride
Cupcakes!
Cupcakes!
Games in the Garden
Games in the Garden
Bubble send off
Bubble send off
Caitlin Gerres Photography
Caitlin Gerres Photography
Bandstand
Bandstand
Stroll through the Gardens
Stroll through the Gardens
Commanding General's Residence
Commanding General's Residence
Caitlin Gerres Photography
Caitlin Gerres Photography
Main Gate
Main Gate
Beauty under the Trees
Beauty under the Trees
Daper looking guys
Daper looking guys
Dad's first look
Dad's first look
Party in the Foyer
Party in the Foyer
Garden
Garden
The Commanding General's Residence and Garden
The Commanding General's Residence and Garden
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Tent wedding reception
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Fort Monroe
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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
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    Emily · Married on 03/09/2017

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    My husband and I chose the Commanding Generals Residence and Garden for our reception site for our intimate wedding (~60 guests). This venue was perfect. Not only did we love the history behind the location, but we loved Fort Monroe for all it offered for the pictures. My guest felt the location was perfect, as it provided a smaller location where we were able to mingle with guests, as well as dance under the moon light. I highly recommend this venue!

    Sent on 02/15/2018

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Fort Monroe 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?
    $ 2000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2000
  • 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?
    $ 400
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 400
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    5
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Park
    Religious
    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?
    Event Rentals
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • 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
    November
    December

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  • 33 Fenwick Road Fort Monroe, VA, 23651 See on map
    757-330-8921 (Phone number)
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