Richmond, Virginia—or the RVA, if you’re a local—is a fabulous destination for engaged couples to plan and host their big day. Richmond weddings embody a Southern charm, while also creating a hip and fun place to exchange “I dos”. If you’re hoping to wed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and aren’t sure exactly where to start, we’ve got you covered. From figuring out how to get around in the city, to exploring the different landmarks and attractions, this Richmond weddings guide will make planning your big day simple and stress-free.
Here’s everything you need to know about Richmond weddings.
Richmond is the capital of Virginia and is filled with charming brick row houses and a fun and fresh arts district. Richmond is also known for it’s award-winning restaurants and breweries, which makes it a cool city for foodies and young couples. The capital is one of the best craft beer cities and regions in the country and also has been recognized for having a killer selection of locally-owned restaurants.
Getting There and Getting Around
Richmond is also convenient city when it comes to transportation—making it a great choice to host a wedding. It’s relatively close to D.C., and is only a short hike to VA beach and Western Virginia. Richmond even has an international airport that’s just 7 miles from downtown. So, if you know a lot of your guests will be traveling to your big day, they likely won’t have an issue booking a flight or driving into town.
Richmond is easy to get around and very walkable. Carytown, the Fan and Scott’s Addition are the most popular neighborhoods and include a variety of shops, eateries and more. Not a fan of walking? No biggie! Uber and taxis are very popular in the city, as well.
Richmond’s climate is relatively warm with October being the most popular month to wed. July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures ranging up to high 80’s and mid 90’s. If you’re hoping to marry in the winter, January and February are the coldest, but also the driest, months.