Virginia couples who are planning to get married in the historic Williamsburg area will have a difficult time choosing from the many delightful wedding venues in the region. At one end of the scale you will find a number of budget-friendly community halls or clubs, where you can bring in all your own décor, food and drink to keep costs down – a few examples include the Hellenic Center, the Historic Triangle Community Services Center and Legacy Hall. There are many beautiful and historic bed and breakfast establishments which offer a romantic setting for smaller weddings, while venues like Kingsmill Resort and Two Rivers Country Club boast elegant ballrooms and romantic outdoor spaces perfect for indoor/outdoor celebrations.
© Williamsburg Winery
There is something magical about tying the knot surrounded by beautiful vineyards, as you and your guests will discover when you choose the Williamsburg Winery for your big day. The events team at the winery has many years of experience in staging unforgettable wedding celebrations and will be at your side every step of the way to make your wedding exceptional. The venue offers varied indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and the vineyards and cellars provide a magical backdrop for your photos. The winery offers more than just an elegant venue, you also get fabulous wine, delicious food and brilliant on-site accommodation for you and your guests.
Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-229-0999
2.A Williamsburg White House B&B
© A Williamsburg White House B&B
Perfectly situated between Jamestown and Yorktown, in the center of the Victoria Historic Triangle, a Williamsburg White House B&B provides the ideal setting for an intimate southern wedding. You would need to search far and wide to find a more romantic setting for your wedding ceremony than the beautiful manicured gardens of the inn, which specializes in hosting small weddings and elopements. If you choose their Platinum wedding package you and your closest friends and family can celebrate the wedding of your dreams, hiring the entire inn for a day or a weekend. There are six beautiful suites for you and your guests and the package includes a wedding cake and the services of a marriage commissioner.
A Williamsburg White House B&B, 718 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-229-8580
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Situated amid 100 acres of idyllic farmlands, Carlton Farms offer country-loving couples a very special venue for their wedding. The enormous wood barn has more than enough space to accommodate both ceremony and reception, though most couples choose to have their ceremony take place outdoors, surrounded by paddocks, horses and nature at its best.
You can allow your imagination to run riot when it comes to choosing your décor – the barn lends itself to both rustic and elegant themes and offers a wonderful atmosphere for a celebration. The bride and her bridesmaids have the use of a comfortable bridal suite for all their preparations.
Carlton Farms, 3516 Mott Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-220-3553
4.Colonial Gardens B&B
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The Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast is one of the most romantic settings for a small wedding or elopement in the Williamsburg area. This charming inn has been thoughtfully decorated to reflect the grace and luxury of a by-gone era and is surrounded by beautiful gardens where you can exchange vows and have your photos taken. The inn can accommodate up to 50 guests for an outdoor wedding and you have the option of booking the entire venue (including four luxury guest suites) for a two-night weekend celebration. You can choose from several wedding (or elopement) packages to suit your needs and budget and the venue will supply just about everything required including catering, cake and decor.
Colonial Gardens B&B, 1109 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-220-8087
5.Fairfield Inn and Suites
Boasting a convenient Downtown location in the heart of Williamsburg, the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott offers an ideal location for an inner-city wedding. The hotel has a total of 148 guestrooms and can accommodate all your out-of-town guests in one location, which makes planning extra simple. The function room can accommodate up to 50 guests for a seated dinner (or a maximum of 60 for a more in-formal cocktail reception). Your dedicated Event Coordinator will assist you every step of the way and help you choose trusted vendors to supply all your needs including catering, drinks and décor.
Fairfield Inn and Suites, 1402 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-645-3600
6.Ford’s Colony Country Club
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The beautiful Georgian interior of Ford’s Colony Country Club oozes old-world style and charm, making it the ideal Williamsburg venue for a stylish and sophisticated wedding. The clubhouse is surrounded by perfectly manicured fairways and water-features which provide a brilliant backdrop to inspire your photographer, as well as a pristine lake-side outdoor ceremony space. Inside the club house you will find three stylish event spaces which can be dressed up to showcase your personality and style. The club offers full-service wedding packages which include the services of a professional event coordinator, tables, chairs, linens, flatware and cutlery as well as catering and bar service.
Ford’s Colony Country Club, 240 Ford’s Colony Dr, Williamsburg, VAS 23188, Phone: 757-258-4100
7.Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
© Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
Built on the site of the historic Fort Magruder, this Williamsburg hotel and conference center is surrounded by Civil War fortifications and offers a brilliant venue for larger weddings. The hotel can accommodate all your guests and the very versatile events spaces can be perfectly tailored to suit your needs. You can choose to have both your ceremony and reception held indoors, or say “I Do” surrounded by the beautiful gardens. To take the worry out of wedding planning, the venue offers the use of professional event staff and an executive chef to take care of all your culinary requirements.
Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, 6945 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-221-6912
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8.Hilton Garden Inn
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Offering a total of 119 guest rooms and a large event space, the Hilton Garden Inn in Williamsburg could be the ideal venue for your Virginia wedding. While the wedding party is preparing for your dream ceremony and reception, your wedding guests can relax around the pool or stroll around historic Colonial Williamsburg. You will be able to leave all the details to your friendly and efficient events team who will ensure that everything runs according to plan. The venue can provide a variety of catering menus to suit all tastes and budgets and will assist with finding vendors to provide all your décor and other requirements.
Hilton Garden Inn, 1624 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-253-9400
9.Historic Boxwood Inn
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Virginia couples who would like to hold their wedding in a beautiful historic setting need look no further than the Historic Boxwood Inn in Newport News. The inn is set amid beautiful gardens which offer a variety of romantic spaces where you can say your vows, before moving to an elegantly draped garden tent for your reception. Both the bride and the groom have comfortable preparation areas. You have the option of renting the entire property for a night or weekend, which will include four sumptuous suites for the bridal couple and their family, a rehearsal dinner, wedding-day brunch and the wedding ceremony and reception of your dreams.
Historic Boxwood Inn, 10 Elmhurst St, Newport News, VA 23603, Phone: 757-888-8854
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10.Historic Jasmine Plantation
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At the Historic Jasmine Plantation in Providence Forge you can stage the wedding of your dreams against the elegant backdrop of a 17th century plantation. You will instantly fall in love with the charming interior of the 1750’s Manor House which is home to the elegant Magnolia Event Room which can seat up to 50 guests for a banquet-style dinner. Larger wedding receptions can be set up in an elegant tent in the 40-acre grounds, which boast several romantic setting for your wedding ceremony and photos. The Manor House can accommodate family and close friends in seven lovely suites on the wedding night, or the entire property can be rented for your wedding weekend.
Historic Jasmine Plantation, 4500 N. Courthouse Rd, Providence Forge, VA 23140, Phone: 804-966-9836
11.Historic Triangle Community Services Center
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The Alex Kuras Hall at the Historic Triangle Community Services Center offers budget-conscious couples a large indoor/outdoor venue where you can celebrate both your ceremony and reception for up to 250 guests. The hall provides a perfect blank-canvas for just about any theme and the experienced and enthusiastic event staff will help you to customize the venue to suit the wedding of your dreams. A very modest rental fee includes tables and chairs, sound equipment and a set-up and breakdown fee. The venue allows you to choose your own vendors for catering, décor and props and there is plenty of guest parking on site.
Historic Triangle Community Services Center, 312 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-220-4249
© Kingsmill Resort
A stunning James River backdrop, complete with amazing sunsets, is just one of the factors that make the Kingsmill Resort a sought-after Virginia wedding venue. The resort boasts acres of manicured lawns and fairways where you will find the ideal setting for your ceremony, while inside the venue you have two ballrooms to choose from for your dream reception. Not content with just assisting you to plan menus, theme and décor, your Kingsmill events coordinators will go the extra mile by booking fun pre-wedding spa or golf activities for the bride and groom to enjoy with their entourage. Best of all, the resort offers
on-site accommodation for your entire wedding party.
Kingsmill Resort, 1010 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 888-334-4856
13.Lee Hall Mansion
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As one of Virginia’s last remaining antebellum homes, Lee Hall Mansion offers a heady mix of history and charm which create a wonderful backdrop for a traditional wedding. The beautiful grounds of the mansion are available for outdoor weddings from May to October each year. You can exchange vows in a number of lovely outdoor settings but will need to hire a tent and all your tables, chairs, linens and décor for the reception. (The mansion does offer indoor restrooms for guests). The event coordinator will help you to find trusted vendors for all your requirements. Since the mansion is open to the public during the daytime, weddings can only take place after 5pm.
Lee Hall Mansion, 163 Yorktown Rd, Newport News, VA 23603, Phone: 757-888-3371
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Beautiful wooden floors and a palette of neutrals form the perfect backdrop for the most elegant or most outrageous wedding theme – the choice is all yours at the Legacy Hall. The venue offers Virginia couples a budget-conscious alternative to many other local wedding venues and your modest rental rate includes the use of their tables and chairs. The venue has an outdoor porch which can seat up to 100 guests if you would like to hold your ceremony outside. Couples can use vendors of their own choice to provide everything from décor and flowers to catering, bar service and music. An on-site events coordinator will assist you every step of the way to your dream wedding.
Legacy Hall, 5300 Palmer Lane, Suite 1A, Williamsburg, VA 23188, Phone: 757-359-5410
15.Queens Lake Clubhouse
Occupying a picturesque lake-side setting which provides many attractive outdoor photo locations, the Queens Lake Clubhouse is an attractive and budget-friendly event venue in Williamsburg. If you and your guests are planning to dance the night away this is a particularly good choice of wedding venue as music is allowed until 2am, unlike many other city event spaces. The neutral interior of the clubhouse can accommodate any color scheme or theme of your choice. The clubhouse boasts a dance area, full kitchen facilities and a bridal dressing room and the indoor space can accommodate up to 80 guests for a seated dinner or 175 for a cocktail reception.
Queens Lake Clubhouse, 234 East Queens Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-229-0973
16.Spirit of Norfolk and Virginia Elite
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You can make your wedding stand out from the rest by choosing to tie the knot on one of two beautiful event cruise boats. The Spirit of Norfolk and the Virginia Elite will take your celebrations to the next level by offering you and your guests a unique and exciting setting for your special day. Imagine a dock-side ceremony against the backdrop of the city skyline before dancing the night away on your very own private yacht. The Spirit of Norfolk can accommodate over 300 guests on three decks for a buffet-style reception while the Virginia Elite is suitable for smaller weddings, seating up to 66 guests for a banquet-style dinner.
Spirit Cruises, 333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, Phone: 757-625-1748
17.The Settlement at Powhatan Creek
The clubhouse at the Settlement at Powhatan Creek is a pretty wedding venue which can be dressed up or down to perfectly suit your chosen wedding theme. When you select this venue for your big day you will have access to all areas of the clubhouse, which include the stylish ballroom, a fully-equipped catering kitchen and a beautiful outdoor pool area which is ideal for a romantic ceremony. The venue offers flexible wedding packages which go a long way in taking the stress out of planning your big day. The site fee includes the services of their wedding planner, tables, chairs, a bridal suite and even parking for your guests.
The Settlement at Powhatan Creek, 4101 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23188, Phone: 757-645-3000
18.The Williamsburg Manor
If your dream wedding includes a sense of history and the charm of days gone by, the Williamsburg Manor could be the ideal choice for you. This charming colonial Bed and Breakfast can offer couples several delightful indoor and outdoor spaces for an unforgettable wedding ceremony and a magical reception for up to 75 guests. In addition, the inn offers five charming antique-filled suites to accommodate some of your family and friends. The manor offers two standard wedding packages, both of which can be tailored to suit your needs. Packages include a wedding cake, hand-tied bridal bouquet, champagne or cider and the happy bride and groom also receive a complimentary suite for their wedding night.
The Williamsburg Manor, 600 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-220-8011
19.Two Rivers Country Club
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Picturesquely nestled in the heart of The Governor’s Land Estate, the Two Rivers Country Club is an ideal venue for a memorable wedding. The expansive manicured lawns of the country club provide the perfect spot for a lake-side outdoor ceremony, complete with unsurpassed sunsets over the river. Smaller wedding receptions can be held in one of the elegant light-filled rooms inside the clubhouse, while big weddings will be accommodated in a sumptuous tent on the lawn. The club’s executive chef is always happy to show off his talents, preparing anything from plentiful hors d’oeuvres to buffets or plated banquet dinners, depending on your tastes and budget.
Two Rivers Country Club, 1400 Two Rivers Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-258-4610
20.William and Mary Alumni House
Located right in the heart of Williamsburg’s historic downtown, on the university campus, the William and Many Alumni House is a place of great charm and history, and the ideal place for Williamsburg couples to tie the knot. Although intricately associated with the university, the good news is that anyone can rent this beautiful venue for their wedding. You will find a choice of indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and your dream reception, as well as charming courtyards and plazas which are perfect for pre-reception cocktails. The venue’s event planner will be happy to assist couples to plan their perfect wedding and can advise you on trusted vendors to provide everything you require.
This venue is currently being renovated and will reopen for events in fall 2020.
The William and Mary Alumni House, 500 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-221-1168
21.Williamsburg Hellenic Center
Conveniently located in downtown Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Hellenic Center provides Virginia couples with a functional yet elegant venue for their dream wedding. You can host both your ceremony and reception in one place, which is so convenient for all your guests. Most couples choose the centre’s manicured lawns for an outdoor ceremony but the center also boasts a red-carpet indoor ceremony space. The large and elegant ballroom features modern chandeliers, a dance floor and plenty of space to set up a buffet and cake station. Just about everything you need is available under one roof including top-notch catering, bar service and dressing suites for the bride and groom.
Williamsburg Hellenic Center, 4900 Mooretown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
You can treat yourself and your guests to an unforgettable experience when you choose to host your dream wedding at the luxurious Williamsburg Inn. The hotel simply oozes Regency charm and elegance, providing the perfect backdrop to a sophisticated wedding. The elegant Ballroom needs very little extra décor, benefitting from floor to ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers and beautiful floral wall panels. If you would like to hold your ceremony outdoors, the intimate Social Terrace is ideal, and the surrounding gardens are perfect for your photos. The inn is famous for hosting impressive weddings and their experienced events team will take care of the details while you relax and enjoy your very special day.
Williamsburg Inn, 136 Francis Street E, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-220-7978
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As a member of the esteemed Marriott Hotels Autograph Collection, the Williamsburg Lodge prides itself on hosting unforgettable weddings. This convenient city hotel perfectly combines modern convenience and style with southern elegance and invites Virginia couples to come and stage their very own fairytale wedding right here in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. With the assistance of their team of event coordinators, couples can choose the ideal setting for both their ceremony and reception (there are 10 flexible event spaces to choose from). Just about anything your heart desires can be arranged, including the chance to arrive by horse-drawn carriage. The venue offers onsite accommodation for you and your guests and a variety of on-site leisure activities.
Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-220-7976
24.Williamsburg Community Building
Located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Community Building provides a pretty and convenient setting for a budget-conscious wedding. The light-filled building has high ceilings, wooden floors and neutral décor, making it the ideal backdrop for any theme of your choice. If you would like to exchange vows outdoors you can use the attached patio for your ceremony. The venue rental fee includes a kitchen for your caterer to use and the use of tables and chairs. On the down side, you or your family will be responsible for all the planning, décor, set up and a break-down before and after your celebration.
Williamsburg Community Building, 401 N. Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Phone: 757-220-6140
24 Best Wedding Venues in Williamsburg, Virginia
- Williamsburg Winery, Photo: Williamsburg Winery
- A Williamsburg White House B&B, Photo: A Williamsburg White House B&B
- Carlton Farms, Photo: Carlton Farms
- Colonial Gardens B&B, Photo: Colonial Gardens B&B
- Fairfield Inn and Suites, Photo: waranyu/stock.adobe.com
- Ford’s Colony Country Club, Photo: Joaquin Corbalan/stock.adobe.com
- Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Photo: Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
- Hilton Garden Inn, Photo: SL photo/stock.adobe.com
- Historic Boxwood Inn, Photo: Historic Boxwood Inn
- Historic Jasmine Plantation, Photo: Historic Jasmine Plantation
- Historic Triangle Community Services Center, Photo: Historic Triangle Community Services Center
- Kingsmill Resort, Photo: Kingsmill Resort
- Lee Hall Mansion, Photo: Lee Hall Mansion
- Legacy Hall, Photo: Simon Dannhauer/stock.adobe.com
- Queens Lake Clubhouse, Photo: Ivan/stock.adobe.com
- Spirit of Norfolk and Virginia Elite, Photo: Spirit of Norfolk and Virginia Elite
- The Settlement at Powhatan Creek, Photo: Kraftstudio/stock.adobe.com
- The Williamsburg Manor, Photo: honcharr/stock.adobe.com
- Two Rivers Country Club, Photo: Two Rivers Country Club
- William and Mary Alumni House, Photo: Ivan/stock.adobe.com
- Williamsburg Hellenic Center, Photo: prostooleh/stock.adobe.com
- Williamsburg Inn, Photo: toondelamour/stock.adobe.com
- Williamsburg Lodge, Photo: Williamsburg Lodge
- Williamsburg Community Building, Photo: qwasder1987/stock.adobe.com
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