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Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Richmond, VA View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
5 reviews
Up to 200 guests

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Up to 200 guests

Please note that weekends at Virginia House (Friday through Sunday) are currently booked through the end of 2021, and from March to November 2022. Although weekend dates are not available during those periods, we are happy to accommodate small weekdays events and photography sessions.

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) is a museum venue located at 428 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond and the Virginia House is a historic home at 4301 Sulgrave Road in Richmond, Virginia.

Host your special event at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture or the Virginia House! These two unique properties offer a variety of spaces and layouts to suit your needs, whether you are planning an elegant wedding ceremony or reception or both!

Facilities and Capacity

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

This museum, centrally located on historic N Arthur Ashe Boulevard, offers versatile locations for weddings of all sizes. The events team will work with you to find the right combination of indoor or outdoor locations across the property to suit events of almost any size.

Capacity

  • Seated ceremony, indoor: 120-150
  • Standing reception, indoor: 250
  • Banquet-style reception, indoor: 150
  • Seated ceremony, outdoor: 250+

Amenities

  • Centrally located on N Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond
  • Ample free parking
  • Kitchen access for approved caterers
  • Easy access from I-95 and I-64
  • Flexible set-up times
  • (Optional) Gallery access during events

Virginia House

A romantic English Tudor manor house, was relocated to Richmond's Windsor Farms neighborhood in 1925. Nestled on a hillside overlooking the James River and surrounded by nearly eight acres of grounds and gardens designed by Charles Freeman Gillette, it is the perfect backdrop for portraits, ceremonies, and receptions. Preserved with original woodwork and antiques, the house itself maintains its original character while offering modern amenities necessary for large gatherings and special occasions.

Capacity

  • Standing reception, indoor: 150
  • Banquet-style reception, indoor: 60
  • Standing reception, outdoor: 250
  • Banquet-style reception, outdoor: 150

Amenities

  • Bridal Suite
  • Free street parking
  • Kitchen access for approved caterers
  • Easy access from I-95 and I-64
  • Flexible set-up times

Learn more at https://www.virginiahistory.org/events/host-event or email Events@VirginiaHistory.org!

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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Museum

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
August
December
Rated
4.7
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Glynis C. Married on 10/24/2020
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    Gorgeous Venue and Completely Accommodating!!!

    My fiance and I booked the gorgeous Virginia House and were very much looking forward to our September 2020 event there. Unfortunately, we ended up needing to postpone our event because of the Covid-19 crisis. Virginia House has been super accommodating and happy to be flexible to move the date of our event by a year without charging us anything extra. Every interaction including our postponement has been amazing and exceeded expectations. Highly recommended!
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    Erin O. Married on 12/07/2019
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    Easy - creative space

    After meeting with Laura and discovering the variety of options in how we can fill the space, we are very excited to host our wedding reception here. Great location within city limits and proximity to our ceremony venue at a different location downtown...not to mention the given connections to other vendors. Looking forward to pulling all the threads together!
  • Destiny
    Destiny Married on 10/19/2019
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    Elegant and Classy!

    This venue is everything we didn't know we were looking for. Laura at the museum is so nice and from the first encounter with her at the venue showing, she gave us all of the info we needed, asked all of our questions and showed each space available for rent. We ended up booking shortly after that and are so excited for our October wedding! The space is so elegant, sophisticated and spacious! We are counting down the days :)

Awards

  • 5

Map

428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA, 23220
804.340.1800

Monday–Sunday, 10–5
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Virginia Museum of History & Culture frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Virginia Museum of History & Culture?

Virginia Museum of History & Culture includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Virginia Museum of History & Culture in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Virginia Museum of History & Culture for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Virginia Museum of History & Culture for wedding events?

Virginia Museum of History & Culture offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Virginia Museum of History & Culture offer?

Virginia Museum of History & Culture offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Virginia Museum of History & Culture offer for wedding events?

Virginia Museum of History & Culture offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Virginia Museum of History & Culture have available for wedding events?

Virginia Museum of History & Culture offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Virginia Museum of History & Culture and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Virginia Museum of History & Culture is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.6 in professionalism and 4.4 in flexibility.

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