WEDDING VENUES

Williamsburg is home to a large variety of wedding venues and wedding services. 


William & Mary

William & Mary

William & Mary Alumni House
No university affiliation is 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. An 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 William & Mary. Every first-year student 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 
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 university was able to restore the amphitheater, which is now used for concerts and other performances.

William & Mary Sunken Gardens
The Sunken Garden extends west from the Wren Building (also known as the Sir Christopher 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 Wren Building is the oldest university building still standing in the United States. 

Wren Chapel
The Sir Christopher Wren Building at William & Mary in Virginia is the oldest university 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 William & Mary”, the Wren Chapel has been a favorite wedding site for members of the William & Mary family.

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg Properties

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 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.

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 the 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

The Maine of Williamsburg
Opened in the Fall of 2021, The Maine of Williamsburg is one of the area's newest wedding and events venues. With beautiful indoor and outdoor settings, The Maine of Williamsburg offers a tranquil environment for a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. The venue provides tables, chairs, benches, and much more.

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 the 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.

Jamestown Beach Park 
This park is open from 8 a.m. 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

Hornsby House Bed & Breakfast

Hornsby House Inn B&B
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.

Yorktown Sailing Charters 
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.

Watermen’s Museum
Located on the waterfront next to the Riverwalk Landing. The museum also offers rentals of its beachfront 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.

Riverwalk Landing
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.

Other Venues

Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg Winery, Ltd.
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.

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge is a resort wedding venue located in Williamsburg, Virginia tucked among 86 acres of wooded areas. Our unique venue will create memories that will truly live on. We provide spaces that transform to meet your event needs, and expert teams to orchestrate innovation through creative culinary. We specialize in the expression of Create your own Great.

 

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