A sizable wedding venue in Richmond, Virginia, The Renaissance has been servicing couples throughout Richmond and the historic arts district for the last 18 years. Specializing in Victorian Ballroom Charm, the venue features 30-foot ceilings, imported chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Renaissance is the perfect choice for couples wishing to wed in urban elegance!
Facilities and Capacity
The Renaissance offers three event spaces for couples to host their wedding and/or reception, including The Roosevelt Ballroom, The Grand Foyer and The Adams Room. The Roosevelt Ballroom accommodates up to 400 standing and 250 seated guests, The Grand Foyer seats 80 guests and The Adams Room seats 150 guests for ceremonies and 80 for dining.
Couples who enlist The Renaissance for their special day are provided with services and amenities, including:
Utilizing plated, buffet and station serving styles, the venue offers the following cuisine styles when creating your dream menu:
The Renaissance couples benefit from the following wedding-event facilities:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Abby · Married on 07/13/2019
Exceptionally amazing! Highly recommend!
The Renaissance was AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT for us. At first, I was a little hesitant because the venue was so much cheaper than the rest of the venues that we visited. I was worried that the service would not be as great but I was critically mistaken. This venue is essentially all-inclusive with set-up, tear down, day-of-event coordinator, catering, etc. You do not have to pay multiple vendors but everything is all-in-one (except flowers and make-up). I'll do my review as the following:Sent on 07/29/2019
--- PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH ---
Tommy, the Senior Sales/Event Coordinator, was a true blessing with my whole wedding. He helped me with every step of the way. He ensured that every meeting we had was e-mailed to me afterwards so that we were always on the same page. He always provided me examples of what the set-up would look like to help me with my vision. He gave me insights on which other vendors I should choose from. He always worked with me on my budget and made sure I felt comfortable and that I knew everything before making a decision. LASTLY, TOMMY MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A QUEEN. He makes other vendors treat you like you were just a normal person asking questions about wedding but Tommy, truly prioritizes you and is simply the best person that I've worked with.
The rest of his team, Chef Jon and Precious, were also equally amazing. Whenever Tommy is unavailable, Chef Jon would always respond as quickly as possible with your questions. During the day of the wedding, everyone ensured that I was happy with everything and everything went smoothly. If something bad happened, I had no idea because it was the most perfect day/night of my life.
--- FOOD ---
The food was mouthwatering and incredible. Wedding guests still talk to me today (two weeks later) about how much the food was so great and it was the most perfect amount (not the small plates that you usually get). People have told me that it was the best wedding food that they've ever had! Food was one of my biggest worry because my husband (now) and I are big fan of food. People usually say that you don't eat during your wedding as a bride and groom. Well, we were not those type of people and WE LOVED IT. We were so surprised about how amazing turned out! Even though we shouldn't be because the tasting was equally amazing but, the wedding night was even better!
--- THE SET-UP AND CLEAN-UP ---
The whole place was beautiful. Everyone was awed and amazed with how the ceremony & the reception turned out. We used the ballroom for both events and everyone was, again, amazed at everything. People were able to use the other rooms for cocktail hour and the bar was just fun, amazing people. They not only made my vision come true but made it even better and more beautiful than I thought it could ever be. I literally just dropped off the decorations a couple of days before the wedding and they figured out everything else. I could not have asked for anything better. They were able to clean-up everything after the wedding. The only thing they made sure I had were the presents and cards and they gave those to my parents and bridesmaids. They gave me a few days to retrieve the rest of my decorations but they were able to put it all together and just give me a few bags so I had no issues at all.
OVERALL, I loved the Renaissance. I highly recommend it to anyone who is on a budget and still want an extravagant wedding. The people, the food, everything was just exceptionally amazing.
Rachel · Married on 05/11/2019
Tommy and his staff were beyond awesome!! Planning a wedding can be very stressful but working with the team at the Renaissance was stress-free. Tommy was available to help us with every question we had and even helped us think of things we didn't know that was necessary. Don't even get me started with the food, they have an amazing selection of food. The only problem that we had was after the taste testing, we couldn't decide which option we wanted because all of Chef John's food was extremely delicious. On the wedding day, we arrived at a ceremony and reception hall that exceeded all of our expectations. The staff laid out my vision perfectly! We had so much fun and success working with Tommy! We would highly recommend using the Renaissance as the wedding venue of choice to anyone looking. We love Tommy and staff, they made our perfect day even more magical!Sent on 07/02/2019
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Katlyn · Married on 05/04/2019
May the 4th be with you!
We found the Renaissance on Instagram and fell in love with the beautiful photos. We met Tommy at a wedding expo and fell in love with him and knew we had to schedule a tour. After seeing the venue in person, meeting Jon, Precious and the whole team and hearing what all they had to offer, we knew we were in good hands and wanted to book it immediately. You can tell Tommy absolutely loves what he does and is good at it. He loves the venue and encouraged us through all our dreams of our day. The food was so great, our guests gave so many compliments the whole night and couldn’t get enough of the roasted vegetable display during cocktail hour. My husband and I are not big fans of cake and our families thought we were crazy when we decided to do a wall of donuts instead and also as our favors. Our coordinator, Dana (who was so great!!), was able to keep this giant wall of donut hidden from our guests during the ceremony and surprised everyone with it center stage during our reception. 1. I think our guests were super stoked for donuts but 2. They loved being able to walk up on the stage and pick out which donut they wanted, it just gave our guests one more fun thing to do. We really didn’t feel stressed or overwhelmed through the whole planning process and felt like the whole team was there for us whenever we had any questions or concerned. Our whole day turned out so perfect and the force was strong on May the 4th and left a lasting impression on us and all of our guests!!Sent on 05/07/2019
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We absolutely love working with Tommy and Jon at the Renaissance! Classic style ballroom is perfect for a formal reception! Precious, is an absolute doll to work with, too! Great venue, great team, great service, great food!
Oh my goodness...The Renaissance! This is a GORGEOUS place for a hotel wedding. It is truly a venue for the refined bride with a taste for elegance and a heart for her guests to have a comfortable stay. The classic, joyful, romantic couple will love to host their guests here as they celebrate their big day!
The Renaissance is a gorgeous venue in downtown Richmond. Guests will appreciate the ability to have ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one location. The staff is kind and attentive, and you really can't go wrong in hosting your event there!