Wedding Venues in Richmond Va | Melissa Arlena Photography

Wedding Venues in Richmond Va

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Wedding Venues in Richmond Va

Wedding Venues in Richmond Va

The ring has been bought, a question has been asked and the planning has begun.  Congrats you are getting married!  Now it’s time to pick some dates and start looking for Wedding Venues in Richmond Va.  You probably aren’t sure where to begin so hopefully this will help you out some.  I’ve put together a list of 7 amazing wedding venues in or near Richmond Virginia and linked to real weddings I’ve photographed there.  This is a great way to view an entire wedding at these venues to see if it will really fit your needs.  You can see areas where the bride and groom get ready, of course ceremony locations and great spots for portraits but how about where your guests will enjoy cocktail hour and view how other brides have decorated the reception space.  When viewing venue websites it is hard to get a feel for an entire wedding when you are just seeing a few great images from one or two weddings.  I find it is so much more helpful for my couples when they can see an entire wedding to really see if the venue works with their vision for their wedding.  We have everything from historic mansions to gardens to barns in this round up!  Whether you are having a rustic wedding or going for more of an elegant glam feel I bet one of these venues will be the perfect fit for you.

indoor wedding ceremony around the holidays in winter at the mill at fine creek

Mill at Fine Creek Wedding

Looking for a rustic outdoor space for your ceremony?

The Mill at Fine Creek – Richmond Virginia Wedding Venue

With beautiful stone ruins of an old Virginia mill as the backdrop for your ceremony outdoors or tall windows accented by lit trees for your indoor holiday wedding you can’t go wrong.  The Mill at Fine Creek near Richmond, Virginia is my favorite Virginia wedding venue, it has beautiful light for photos any time of day and anytime of year I’ve found. Featured on The Lovely Find.



Main Street Station - Historic Richmond Wedding Venue

Main Street Station Wedding

Looking for a unique historic location for your wedding and reception?

 Main Street Station – Historic Richmond Wedding Venue

Look no further than Richmond’s own Downtown Main Street Station. Built in 1901 this still in use train station features gorgeous woodwork through out and beautiful doors and windows letting in plenty of natural light. Those doors lead out onto a balcony which is always a favorite spot for guests during cocktail hour. Elegant and charming this historic venue is perfect for classic and fun wedding.




The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Are you the kind of couple that loves to support the arts and your local community?

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen – Community Center Wedding Venue

The old Glen Allen School was converted to bring together the best in visual, literary and performing arts, the Center presents impeccable programming, as well as hosts outside arts organizations. With outdoor space for ceremonies under a unique glass ceiling in the sculpture garden and indoor ballroom reception space this fun venue is perfect for those who love supporting the arts.




The Valentine Museum

Are you looking for a historic home with beautiful gardens in the heart of Richmond?

Valentine Museum – Museum Wedding Venue in Virginia

The stately Wickham House built in 1812 provides a beautiful backdrop for a garden wedding and reception at The Valentine Museum located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia. Dance the night away under the stars as guests enjoy the back patio and gardens during your reception. Step outside the museum to take photos that have that traditional Richmond city feel. Historic and romantic conveniently located for all your guests!




Lewis Ginter

Do you have your heart set on a garden wedding ?

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens – Garden Wedding Venue in Richmond Virgina

If you’ve always wanted to get married in a garden then Lewis Ginter is the place to check out. Featuring 3 gardens spaces for spring, summer and fall weddings with several options for receptions spaces to fit your wedding style. The historic Bloemendaal House with views of the lake includes a tent covered patio to enjoy the beautiful weather. If a ballroom reception is more your style they have you covered with the Robin’s Visitor Center. Each reception space is paired with unique and beautiful garden spaces for your ceremony.



wedding bridal party in front of red barn at adams international school aka virginia barn weddings

Virginia Barn Wedding

Planning a rustic barn wedding?

Adams International School – Virginia Barn Wedding Venue

Barn weddings are all the rage right now and the Adams School near Richmond, Virginia offers a traditional red barn perfect for a rustic wedding.  Guests sit on hay bales as they watch you say I do!  So if your a country couple this is the perfect venue for you!


night time photo of the tent wedding reception space at mankin mansion

Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding

Do you love the idea of an outdoor reception to follow a more formal garden wedding?

Historic Mankin Mansion – Virginia Wedding Resort

Located in Richmond, Virginia Mankin Mansion offers a more formal garden wedding space.  Beautiful brick buildings and pathways accent the property offering an old worldly elegant feel.  Chandeliers hang from inside the tent adding drama and flair when the dance lights start pumping.  This venue is perfect for a more formal wedding!

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