Wedding Venues

The greater Williamsburg area is home to large variety of wedding venues. From historical to modern and beaches to museums, there is something special for every bride and groom. 


College of William & Mary

The College of William & Mary Alumni House
No college affiliation needed to hold your reception or even ceremony at this great location that includes expansive lawns that can be tented for your event. Spaces for bands or DJ and period decorated rooms with modern conveniences. A onsite fully furnished catering kitchen.*** Must use their preferred caters but will allow outside catering for a fee.

Crim Dell Bridge
One of the most iconic images of the Williamsburg wedding scene is the Crim Dell Bridge on the campus of the College of William & Mary. Every freshman learns the legend on the first day of orientation: kiss your sweetheart on the Crim Dell and someday the two of you will marry. The bridge dates back to 1966, it is nestled in a private little dell at the end of the Sunken Gardens

Lake Matoaka Amphitheater on William and Mary’s campus
This amphitheater was home to two outdoor dramas, Common Glory which ran from 1947 to 1976 and The Founders which was performed in 1957, 1958, and 1964. In 2006, with help in part from a large anonymous donation, the college was able to restore the amphitheater, which is now used for concerts and other performances.

College of William & Mary Sunken Gardens
The Sunken Garden extends west from the Wren Building and serves as a place for relaxation and recreation. Its design follows the spirit of eighteenth-century English landscape gardens, and is home to the Crim Dell Bridge.

The College of Williams & Mary Wren Chapel
The Sir Christopher Wren Building at the College of William & Mary in Virginia is the oldest college building still standing in the United States and the oldest of the restored public buildings in Williamsburg. It was constructed between 1695 and 1700. Ever since October 7, 1860, when Mr. Dulany Ball of Fairfax County, Virginia, and Miss Sallie Wright of Williamsburg were joined in marriage “in the old Chapel of Wm. & Mary College,” the Wren Chapel has been a favorite wedding site for members of the William & Mary family.

Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area

A Garden Wedding in Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA - Colonial Williamsburg has many beautiful, intimate gardens perfect for a wedding. The Oval Garden adjacent to the Williamsburg Inn, the terrace overlooks the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course.  The expansive Virginia Lawn outside the Virginia Room at the Williamsburg Lodge.  Another intimate outdoor venue, the terrace at Providence Hall, or small gardens adjacent to some of the Colonial Houses in the Historic Area or the outdoor pool at the Spa.

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum  or The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum 
Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, VA - Both are located under one roof. Enter through the Public Hospital of 1773. The hospital was the first of its kind in North America.

Providence Hall
Overlooking a serene pond on the secluded grounds near the Williamsburg Inn sits Providence Hall – a graciously appointed historic home and one of Colonial Williamsburg’s unique venues. The 18th-century details, authentic antiques and historically accurate reproduction furnishings, fabrics and accessories make Providence Hall the perfect intimate setting for those who appreciate privacy and elegance.

Williamsburg Inn
The Williamsburg Inn is Colonial Williamsburg’s landmark property, conceived and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and opened in 1937. For 75 years, the Inn has been host to royalty, heads of state and visitors from all over the world. Guest rooms are spectacularly appointed with a focus on providing the most luxurious guest experience possible. The Inn is decorated in the19th-century Regency period and has the ambiance of a gracious country residence. Windows on all four sides of the room provide striking views of gardens and lawns evocative of the English countryside.

Williamsburg Lodge  
Opened in 1939, the Williamsburg Lodge was one of the original properties constructed under the guidance of John D. Rockefeller Jr. Designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, an American architect who used natural surroundings and materials to design National Park hotels and Union Pacific railway stations, the Lodge blends the style of western lodges with classic Virginia architectural details to create a hotel that reflects its surroundings and conveys a sense of place like no other. Elements of the original Lodge have been carefully restored.

Jamestown Area

Jamestown Settlement
Your wedding ceremony could take place in the Gazebo followed by a reception and dancing on one of the partially covered patios that adjoin Jamestown Settlement museum.  The Robert V Hatcher, Jr., Rotunda would be a perfect place for your wedding cake and a champagne toast to your new life together. You might even want to capture some lasting memories with photography on the Quadricentennial Plaza.  As the sun sets, candles and lanterns could illuminate the patios and covered areas.

Historic Jamestowne
Imagine celebrating your special occasion in a setting where, in 1607, early settlers established the first permanent English colony in America! If you would like your event to be unforgettable, consider renting the Jamestown Memorial Church at Historic Jamestowne on Jamestown Island, Virginia--America's Birthplace.  The brick Church, built in 1907, was a gift to the APVA (now Preservation Virginia) from the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. The stately Church stands behind a brick tower, erected c. 1690, which is the only surviving seventeenth-century structure at Jamestown. It is also one of the oldest English-built edifices standing in the United States. The interior of the Church contains the brick and cobblestone foundations of the 1639 church. Just yards away, the "noble" James River flows beside the site. The River and the natural setting provide additional beauty and tranquility to the magnificent historic setting. Note: Through 2017, this site will not be opened to weddings.

Jamestown Beach Park 
This park is open from 8am until sunset, year round.  Enjoy a recently restored beachfront overlooking the James River.  You can also take advantage of charcoal grills and picnic areas.  Locals visit Jamestown Beach Park for its beautiful view and low-key atmosphere.

Yorktown, VA

Custom House
Founded on February 2 1922 by Emma Leake Chenoweth, The Custom House, was original built about 1720 by Custom Agent Richard Ambler. Listed on the Virginia Landmark Register and National Register of Historic Places, the Custom House is also one of only twelve Historic Custom Houses in the United States. It is open to the public.

The Hornsby House & Inn
This Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of Yorktown. Close enough to stroll main Street, Riverwalk Landing and the beach.

Yorktown Freight Shed
The Freight Shed is located at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown, nestled amongst the banks of the York River. This charming and quaint facility is available to rent for receptions, banquets, reunions and many other meetings and/or functions. Featuring picturesque scenery and stunning waterfront views, the Freight Shed provides a breathtaking, panoramic backdrop unlike any other facility of its kind.

Schooner Alliance 
Set Sail for a By-Gone Era - Set sail into your new life together!   What could be more romantic than a sunset wedding charter?  Yorktown Sailing Charters will help make your day as memorable and comfortable as possible. Step back into history when you join the crew of the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity.  For those who love history, yearn for romance, or have dreamed of a true sailing adventure.

The Watermen’s Museum
Located on the waterfront next to the Riverwalk Landing. The museum also offers rentals of its beach front patio area for special events and weddings. The Watermen’s Museum is a perfect addition to your visit to Virginia’s Historic Triangle of Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown. Our mission is to demonstrate the role that Chesapeake Bay watermen played in the shaping of our nation through a historical display of crafts and methods of their trade.

Yorktown, Beach Front
Whether you're looking for a casual "flip-flop" wedding in the sand or an exquisite sunset ceremony on the beautiful York River, Yorktown has it all.

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is embarking on a transformation with an imposing new facility – the façade linked to Yorktown area architecture – and a reconfigured site plan allowing for expanded, vibrant gallery exhibits and enhanced outdoor interpretive programming. A new name – American Revolution Museum at Yorktown® – will be implemented upon completion of the project in late 2016.

Area Plantations (Charles City)

Berkeley Plantation
As you drive the tree-lines lane leading to Berkeley Plantation, you know this is a magical place, home of the first Thanksgiving as well as home to Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Benjamin Harrison the ninth president of the United States. Breath-taking gardens and   grand views of the James River, the setting assures that your time there will be unique.

Edgewood Plantation Bed & Breakfast
Edgewood Plantation is a bed & breakfast inn that features stunning interiors, a double free-standing winding staircase and is rich in history.  This Gothic Rival home is an exquisite 7,000 square foot, circa 1849 and the traditional center hall plan of the house provides the setting for a three-story stairway. With beautiful grounds and gazebo it’s the perfect antebellum spot to host your wedding.

Shirley Plantation
Shirley's house, buildings, gardens and lawns are the perfect location for your special events .Shirley Plantation is Virginia's first plantation. Founded in 1613, only six years after the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, the crown grant carved Shirley Plantation out of the Virginia frontier.  Shirley Plantation is the oldest family-owned business in North America dating to Edward Hill I establishing a farm in 1638.

Other Venues

Williamsburg Winery
You have come to Williamsburg to exchange vows and share in the historic ambiance of one of the region’s most beautiful areas; now, come experience the charm and romance of a wedding at the Williamsburg Winery.   It will be our pleasure to provide the benefit of our years of experience to help create that special moment in time.

The Virginia Living Museum (Newport News)
Weddings at the Virginia Living Museum are always beautiful. We can host your ceremony, reception or both. The Museum has many “behind the scenes” spaces that are perfect for your caterer to prep in or your bridal party to get dressed in. We have a variety of rental packages and options to choose from. Whether the ceremony is held in our outdoor Amphitheater or on the main floor of the Museum itself, you and your guests are in for a treat. There is a beautiful photo op around every corner and your guests love being a part of this memorable experience. After the ceremony, guests can enjoy the indoor exhibits while volunteers with live animals present a one-of-a kind-encounter.

Mariners' Museum (Newport News)
A true hidden gem in central Newport News, we are proud to host a collection of venues for any taste and occasion. An elegant courtyard, a lake-side overlook, a private banquet room, and a beautiful hill on the beach are only a small part of what our incredibly versatile site has to offer.

Jamestown 4-H Educational Center

Go Ape Zipeline & Treetop Adventure

James City County Parks & Recreation

City of Williamsburg Parks & Recreation

York County Parks & Recreation


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