Willow Oaks Country Club is a wedding venue located in Richmond, Virginia that is rich in beauty, history, and tradition. With river vistas, old-world charm, and rolling hills, this venue provides a serene setting for a one-of-a-kind wedding celebration. We welcome the opportunity to create memorable celebrations for our members and their sponsored guests.
Facilities and Capacity
Willow Oaks has a grand clubhouse that incorporates history into its design and also comes with an expansive brick patio that has beautiful sweeping views of the land and the James River. The banquet rooms can accommodate up to 350 guests for a standing reception or 200 for a seated dinner. The spaces range from the intimate and charming old house to larger ballrooms that overlook the sculpted golf course. Outdoor ceremonies can be held on the course, letting you and your guests experience panoramic nature views.
Willow Oaks Country Club has an on-site bridal attendant who will ensure that every detail of your wedding goes seamlessly. Their team of event planning professionals will assist you in designing a truly personal and unforgettable event that takes place in a remarkable setting. They are dedicated to meeting your every need, laying the foundation for your wedding while also making a lasting impression on your guests. On-site planning and audiovisual equipment is included in their packages.
The chef at Willow Oaks will let the couple choose from a variety of packages that each have excellent cuisine options. Work with the culinary team to build your own personal menu. Serving styles include seated dinners, buffets, and heavy hors d’oeuvres receptions.
The country club is a private haven that offers tons of recreational activities for the entire family. Enjoy playing tennis on the eight superb outdoor courts, play golf on the superior golf course, and enjoy the extensive fitness and wellness center with your wedding party.
Willow Oaks began as a working farm in 1679 and was later sold off in 1768 where it changed owners over the next couple of years. Following the Civil War, the immediate area that is now the golf course became known as Granite for its underground resources of granite. Two union entrepreneurs acquired mining rights and began removing the stone that laid beneath underneath before the property was acquired by the Netherwood family in 1880, who used the granite for sculpting purposes. After being passed around to different families in the early 20th century, it finally opened up as the Willow Oaks Country Club in 1959. During the renovation the club unearthed piles of stone from its mining days and incorporated it into the architecture of the building, creating a property that blends the past and present together.
Other couples have also viewed
18 Reviews for Willow Oaks Country Club
Recommended by 97% of couples
1 User photo
Morgan S. · Married on 10/11/2020
So. Absolutely. Incredible.
Susan is an absolute angel and held my hand throughout the entire process. We had to reschedule the wedding due to COVID, and Willow Oaks was more than accommodating. It ended up pouring all weekend due to a hurricane, and Susan was responsive and ever so helpful in getting a rain plan set up. Willow Oaks had a ton of staff for us the night of, and the Bridal Attendant Jackie was an angel. Cannot say enough good things. THANK YOU WILLOW OAKS.Sent on 10/13/2020
Kelsey · Married on 11/03/2018
Everything was PERFECT!
I want to start by saying that Susan Birckhead, the Catering Director at Willow Oaks, is a godsend. There are SO MANY reasons to choose Willow Oaks as your wedding venue, but she is by far and away the best one.Sent on 11/21/2018
The area surrounding the club is absolutely breathtaking, especially in the fall. The trees all around the club really showcase Virginia’s vibrant fall colors in all of their splendor. When we first toured the venue, the only concern I had aesthetically speaking was inside of the clubhouse. However, Susan assured me that they were renovating these things in the months to come. Sure enough, the inside is beautiful now. It features neutral colors that suit any color scheme.
Aside from how beautiful the venue is, the service is even more incredible. Every time we went there to show the venue to our friends and family, every single staff member we encountered was not only pleasant, but went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. Did I mention that Susan is the best human on the planet? As an example - something that was incredibly important to my now-husband and me was that our dogs be part of our big day. Unlike ANY other venue we toured, not only did Susan allow us to bring our dogs - she was completely THRILLED to let them be a part of our ceremony. She even allowed them to hang out (not in a crate) with us while we got ready. This meant that I had my fur babies with me while I got my hair and makeup done and got dressed, and it made for some SUPER cute photos. This was just one of the hundred ways Susan made me feel comfortable, confident, and relaxed. Emily, our day-of coordinator was amazing, on top of it, also loved our dogs, and made sure everything happened exactly as I wanted it. Between her, Susan, and the rest of the WOCC staff, not a single wish of mine went ungranted that day. They even sent us home with a WOCC cooler packed with goodies and food for that night in case we got hungry. I never imagined that we would have a staff that cared so much about us, our big day, and our guests. Half of the staff cried during our vows, and then got teary-eyed again during toasts. This is a group of genuine people who do whatever they can to make sure their guests are not just satisfied, but happy and having a great time.
In addition to all of these incredible things, Willow Oaks was also the most affordable option of the venues we toured. Not to mention, their package included everything - delicious food options, an extensive and inclusive bar package (that they’re already staffed to serve, mind you), the wonderful works of Susan, a day-of coordinator, and an entire staff to make sure everything you want goes off without a hitch. Their staff set up ALL of our decor, they served the wedding party in a plethora of ways, and they took great care of our other vendors. They had a pretty great selection of decor that they offered to let us use as part of our package, including a bird cage, easels for signage, table mirrors, and even framed table numbers.
I am genuinely thrilled with our selection of venue. We had ZERO issues through the entire process, from booking to the day after. Everyone accommodated us in every way we could have asked for and went above and beyond the call of duty. I cannot recommend this place enough, and neither can my in-laws. Do yourself a favor and tour this astounding venue - especially if you’re looking for somewhere to get married.
Julie · Married on 03/10/2018
We cannot say enough good things about Willow Oaks Country Club. Susan is great, the food is great, the place is beautiful (especially post their renovations). It was the perfect day.Sent on 07/11/2018