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The Poe Museum

Richmond, VA View map
Rating 4.5 out of 5
9 reviews
Up to 150 guests

About

Up to 150 guests

Edgar Allan Poe considered gardens to be one of the highest art forms. The Museum's own Enchanted Garden was created in the 1920s to honor this passion. A garden oasis in Historic Downtown Richmond, the Poe Museum makes for a wedding venue that is absolutely poetic!

Rental of this outdoor venue is available year-round. For more information, visit
http://www.poemuseum.org/about-weddings.php

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$2,500

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

$2,500

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

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

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Lighting

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
Rated
4.5
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Recommended by 89% of couples
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    Whitney Z. Married on 02/09/2022
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    Absolutely Worth It!

    This venue is gorgeous but not for the faint of heart. Although this venue takes more work to organize and coordinate than other venues, if you put in the work you will be rewarded with the most unique and beautiful wedding you could imagine! Debbie Phillips and the other staff at the Poe Museum were helpful and responsive while we were planning our wedding, particularly during the pandemic. Debbie was extremely helpful in finding and working with vendors who were familiar with and respectful of the historic site. While the Poe Museum may not have traditional amenities other wedding venues may have – such as a formal kitchen, an indoor option, or specified parking – it really makes up for it in character, beauty, and a romantic atmosphere. A few caveats to consider before renting would be that you are not allowed open flames in the garden. We had to carefully consider what catering option would work with this restriction. As this space does not have an indoor option available, we had to gamble on the weather. We chose to host our ceremony and reception at the Poe Museum, but we had to seriously consider how many people would fit. This was during the pandemic and we already had to cut our guest list substantially. Ultimately, we had approximately 35 guests attend. We could imagine the space would feel full with 60 guests and respective tables and seating. If we had had more guests, we would have held our reception at another location. Ultimately, we absolutely loved this space. Even with the incredible amount of energy put into making this event possible, given the choice, we would still choose to get married at the Poe Museum.
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    Coral Married on 10/31/2020
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    Beautiful place for small, interesting wedding

    My husband and I took one of our first vacations together to Richmond, VA and went to the Poe Museum on a whim. We both love Poe's work and had never been. As soon as I stepped into the Garden, I knew that this was where I was going to get married. We booked them for a Halloween wedding with an original guest count of 75. With COVID, we wound up having just over 50. The space was beautiful, Debbie was helpful beyond measure, and the entire staff was welcoming. The space itself is gorgeous and perfect for a small, quirky wedding. I do not suggest it for larger than 50 or 60 if you plan to have the ENTIRE wedding there (with the reception). That said, we also did not have the space for a dance floor because we didn't want one. Then again we had a photobooth. You could make it work if you were dead set on a dancing space. The price is also unbeatable.
    This place seems like an odd wedding venue but for those that love quirk, history, and everything romantically macabre, I promise it is perfect.

    The Poe Museum's reply:

    Thank you so much, Coral! It was a joy to work with you, and your wedding was GORGEOUS! We can't wait for you to come back and visit.
    Best regards,
    Debbie
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    Krysten R. Married on 07/05/2019
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    Enchanted Garden Wedding

    We got married in the Poe Museum's garden on July 5th, we couldn't of envisioned a more romantic and charming place in the heart of the city to exchange our vows. Debbie was so helpful leading up to the event in coordination and answering any questions we had. So glad we chose to have our ceremony here, even in the July heat..it was perfect!

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Abigail Volkmann Photography Abigail Volkmann Photography Wedding Photographers

The Poe Museum is such a charming historic venue that has such a classic "Richmond" feel. Aside from the beauty of the venue, it is in a great location in Church Hill, which is very close to many great downtown reception venues.

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1914 East Main Street Richmond, VA, 23223
8046485523
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