Recommended by 96%
Dan · Married on 10/07/2017
Words cannot express how wonderful this venue is! Steve is an amazing human being through and through and he made us feel so comfortable. The history of the venue is very intriguing and there are plenty of stories to go along with it. It is on a beautiful piece of land surrounded by a nature reserve so the photo opportunities are endless. The staff for our event was small as we had a small wedding, but they were more than helpful and accommodating. I really can't stress enough how great Steve and Susan are. They are the nicest people you will ever meet. You could tell they really cared about my wife and myself, and that they put a lot of effort into maintaining the property and ensuring a memorable experience. Believe me when I say I was freaking out the day of, and Steve calmed me down several times throughout the day until the ceremony was completed. I don't know how I could have done it without him. I really could go on and on about how great Cary Hill and its staff are. My wife and I have been replaying the entire weekend in our head over and over! While it conjures wonderful memories, it was such a bittersweet feeling when it came to an end. We already miss the hospitality and warmth we received and it hasn't even been a week since we tied the knot! I promise you won't be disappointed; also keep in mind that Cary Hill is part of a wonderful foundation based out of the Richmond area called the Kip Kephart foundation, which raises money for children and animals. You really can't find a better venue, or better people. Thank you Steve and Susan!!!
Meg · Married on 10/07/2017
I've thought long & hard about what to write here, but words are not going to be enough to express my utter gratitude, joy and absolute love for this place & it's amazing staff. From the VERY first email I exchanged via this site and was contacted in return from the owner Steve Rula, I was already sure that this would become my wedding venue if the date was available. It wasn't long after that my now-husband and I scheduled a visit and within seconds of being warmly welcomed onto the beautiful, historic location by Steve we KNEW it was the place for us.
This venue has it all - many beautiful rooms with unique and historic, decorations and artwork - an absolutely GORGEOUS back yard space that goes into a wildlife preserve with plants and trees abundant, a pool house, cottages, and you just feel so comfortable surrounded by so much history and beauty. Of course Steve and his amazing staff help! We made a return visit in May and met with April who was just as friendly and accommodating.
For our wedding weekend we were introduced to the Susan whom I almost wish I was related to as she was the most generous, kind-hearted, and amazing woman I've ever had the pleasure to work with. She and Steve made sure my husband and our families were happy, comfortable, and well taken care of the entire weekend. Again from the moment you step onto the property, you are in the absolute best hands possible - with wonderful, calm, happy, pleasing people who will do whatever they can to make sure you are happy.
Cary Hill holds an incredibly special place in my heart now, and I would highly recommend it to any couple in a heartbeat. <3 THANK YOU STEVE & SUSAN!!!!!!!!!
Valorri · Married on 08/05/2017
Steve Rula was absolutely the easiest person to work with and made the experience delightful! I could never have asked for a better venue. The land is gorgeous, the artwork is unique and distinguished, and it makes for a creative wedding venue! I love everything about this venue!!
User5475075 · 2+ years ago
This venue is gorgeous, with an amazing historical background. As the maid of honor I took pride of being part of this wedding at Cary Hill.
I enjoyed staying in the cottage with the wedding party, and seeing the beautiful artwork on display. I was completly comfortable, and very satisfied with the outcome, even with unpredictable weather.
We created memories that will last a lifetime! The staff was professional, and responsible, making sure all was correctly proceeded. Everything was extremely
clean and set up as requested, which was amazing. We enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend this venue as a top choice.
We felt apperciated, respected, and all came to celebrate a wonderful wedding with loved ones.
User5475139 · 2+ years ago
My daughter and new son-in-law were married yesterday at Cary Hill and it could not have turned out better. The venue is exquisite but still comfortable. The event coordinator, Robin, was very professional and helpful throughout the entire planning process and worked very hard to make sure the day was perfect for us, despite the fact the skies opened up and pour down! We had a great time. All the facilities on the property are well maintained and are a beautiful backdrop for a special occasion. And the staff that was brought in for the day-of were also very personable, helpful and professional. They all made us feel like we were at home. The owner, Steve is a fun and fascinating person and I want to thank him for opening up his home allowing us to make our special occasion really special. I would highly recommend this venue for any event you are planning. Thanks to you all.
Valerie · Married on 09/26/2015
I had the opportunity to be part of a wedding celebration recently held at Cary Hill -- what a wonderful venue to choose for such a memorable event. Everyone I met at Cary Hill was friendly, professional, and eager to make the day run smoothly -- and it did, despite the rain. It's also a photographic haven for pictures -- both outside and inside the house. For that warm and personal touch when planning or executing an event, Cary Hill is a go-to destination -- you won't be disappointed. Val
User5486913 · 2+ years ago
My niece and her fiance were married on 9/26/15 and Cary Hill could not have been more beautiful for their special day. Even though inclement weather threatened all day, the staff at Cary Hill made sure everything went off without a hitch. Robin, the event coordinator could not have been more helpful and she worked long hours making sure the day would be a wonderful memory for the couple. Steve, the owner was there all day helping wherever needed. We all enjoyed our day at this beautiful venue and I thank Steve , Robin and the entire staff for all their help in making this a wonderful day to remember.
Carole · Married on 09/26/2015
Beautiful grounds. very historic. Robin and Steve were so elegant and helpful. As a family member of the Bride I really enjoyed the experience and would not hesitate to use their venue again if the need arises. Carole
User5473726 · 2+ years ago
The venue is beautiful but I must say the woman who runs this venue is not very personable. She made me feel very unwelcome as an honorary bridesmaid. She was following us around when we went into the house to have a peak of my friend's dress and proceeded to tell me not to spill my coffee on their antiques. This was just frustrating being that we are adults and if you choose to make your property a wedding venue then you should have insurance for any ACCIDENTS that may occur. She was also very pushy and rude when trying to get the bride to the main house from the cabin we were getting ready in. By the third interaction I had with her I was affraid to run into her and avoided her for the remainder of the event, The house was beautiful and the cabin on the property there for the wedding party is fabulous. The other staff were very nice and they were prepared with many umbrellas for the guests, which was much appreciated.Sent on 09/27/2015
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