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Can’t wait to start a new life with your sweetheart in the beautiful city of Richmond? All you need is love, your near and dear ones, two of you, a gorgeous wedding venue, a professional wedding photographer, and romance - and the magic shall unveil! Now, romance would automatically come with you and your sweetheart. And our skilled Richmond wedding photographers would love to bring your romantic dreams to life. So, those things are sorted. Let’s move on to the location.
For any newly-engaged couple, deciding how to celebrate the day they start their life as one family is one of the most important decisions of their lives. There are so many things to be done which are involved in planning a wedding. From the date and time that suits not just you both, but your family and friends as well, that perfect invite which will set the tone for your wedding, deciding about little and big things for your special day and finally the big day itself! The decor, your bridal gown, and the bridesmaids’ dresses, and the food are just a few of the most important things to be considered.
As far as your engagement photoshoot in Richmond is concerned, the location in this city totally depends on your personality and mood. While some couples opt for romantic scenic locations like waterfront and open landscapes, many choose warm cozy places like libraries or cafes.
If you are not aware of any wedding venues in and around Richmond that would suit your requirements (or shall we say dreams!!), we’ve got your back. To ease it up for you a bit, we have carefully selected a few wedding venue locations that might hit the right chord in your heart! Let’s take a look at our 5 top handpicked wedding venues and engagement session locations in Richmond.
For an engagement location around this place, we highly recommend Carytown. Located in downtown Richmond, this place buzzes with activity and plenty of photo ops! It could be a cafe where you both meet often or a place where you met for the first time, or were just taking a stroll hand-in-hand, our Richmond engagement photographers love capturing all the nuances of your romance! You could indulge in a sweet treat, sitting right outside a cafe or relax in a garden nearby, there are so many things that can be done here. All of which is bound to have exceptional backdrops!
Forest Hill Park
If you are looking for an engagement location amidst the wonders of nature, we totally recommend you explore the Forest Hill Park. Our Richmond engagement photographers love capturing couples romanticizing around the picnic shelters here. You could even get various props to make your Richmond engagement photography more interesting! How about including some food items to your Forest Hill Park engagement photography?
Maymont Park is a beautiful estate that belongs to the 19th century. All about beautiful landscape and timeless architecture, this serene Richmond engagement location is a favorite of our Richmond engagement photographers! The stone walls and concrete pillars have a vintage look to them. The classic feel that comes along with them looks outstanding in your Maymont Park engagement photography. Take a cue from Jenny and Matthew’s Lincoln Memorial engagement photography to see how we captured the timelessness of historic places into their frames.
This National Historic Landmark is considered to be among the finest early 18th-century plantation homes in America by architectural historians. The Tuckahoe Plantation provides the perfect backdrop for your engagement session, with its beauty and history. This gorgeous Richmond engagement location is famous for a reason – it is rich in history and has gorgeous gardens, lucky for Richmond’s newly engaged couples. Almost three centuries have passed, and Tuckahoe still fits the description of Southern hospitality. This labyrinth of flora and greenery with its architectural beauty is the ultimate secret for beautiful backdrops. Tuckahoe Plantation, with its American historic building, features the formal Floral Gardens, the colonial Herb Garden, and the Organic Vegetable Garden. Isn’t it the perfect getaway from the city to this wonderland? Our Richmond wedding photographers love capturing the romance of newly engaged couples amidst such whimsical surroundings. The plantation features the Ghost Walk, a Boxwood-lined path, an iconic focal point for your engagement session. When you go towards the North of the Boxwood maze, you'll find the family’s vegetable garden, rows of shrubs, and extensive flower beds. With its lush green plants and colorful flowers, it's one of the most romantic backdrops for your Tuckahoe Plantation engagement session photos. If you are planning your session in the spring, the lawn is beautifully dotted with spring flowers and historic plantings of daffodils. Tuckahoe is truly a horticultural treasure with gardens that bloom year-round. You and your fiance can stroll through the gardens as our engagement photographers take some amazing photos for your photo albums. There is so much history at this location that the photography possibilities are endless. Our Richmond engagement photographer will enjoy touring the grounds while capturing your special moments! You could add various things to add the fun element to your Richmond engagement photography. Click here to get inspired on how to include other elements to give your engagement photography more zing!
Two Rivers Country Club
Located in Williamsburg, this scenic engagement location in the suburbs of Richmond is everything dreamy yet down-to-earth. It’s just an hour away from Richmond, it’s another favorite of our Richmond engagement photographers. Walk along the riverbed or relax on the bench located alongside, our Richmond engagement photographers know how to capture all the wonderful elements around, beautifully! The lush greens lining the riverside are a tranquil place to sit on, carry a prop for better Two River Country Club engagement photography. Or get into the sparkling water for some breathtaking photos! Take a cue from John and Alexandra’s Orlando engagement session for more inspiration!
The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Is your dream wedding venue a waterfront one? Have you always dreamt of exchanging your wedding vows amidst the tranquility of nature? Add to it the beauty of a water feature, a reservoir to be specific. There you go, better? Do you know what’s even better? A beautiful white barn that sets a dreamy ambiance to your wedding! Now, can you imagine the effect of it all on your wedding photography? The Boathouse at Sunday Park is just that! This Richmond wedding venue is home to a 1,700-acre lake which is sheer beauty! The Boathouse at Sunday Park is home to two event spaces and accommodates up to 250 guests and offers breathtaking views of the Swift Creek Reservoir. For your wedding ceremony, you could opt for the Ceremony Garden which offers gorgeous views of the landscape. The sleek white chairs look serene, placed on the manicured lawns right opposite the white gazebo. All of this overlooking the picturesque lake! As you walk through the aisle with your father, towards your soulmate waiting for you under the pristine gazebo, the sight is once-in-a-lifetime! For an indoor wedding ceremony and indoor wedding reception, you could opt for the Garden Pavilion which is a dream event space with white rustic-looking exposed beams and stone walls. The stone wall sets a perfect backdrop for your wedding photography if you decide to go for an indoor wedding ceremony. The ambiance of the Garden Pavilion is sheer bliss. It sets a perfect tone for a romantic wedding. Huge windows offer scenic views of the surrounding landscape, which make a great background for your Boathouse at Sunday Park wedding photography! If you wish to have an intimate wedding celebration, you could go in for the Crow’s Nest, which is located on the second floor. The relatively smaller space also includes an attached balcony that overlooks the lake. Need we say how great a backdrop it is for your post-wedding photography! The gazebo in the garden is great for family portraits and memorable portraits with your bridesmaids. Think about celebrating your precious friendship with your girlfriends, striking not just elegant but goofy poses as well! It's all about getting crazy together - cheers to your big day!
The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms
For a couple who has envisioned their wedding in all the grandeur, amidst the glitz and glam of sparkling chandeliers, a huge ballroom, intense lighting, and a huge dance floor for everyone to have a gala time, the search ends here. An erstwhile hotel, the largest one in Virginia, The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms was opened in the year 1929. This historic wedding venue in Richmond can accommodate anywhere between 75-750 guests with a unique vintage feel. The high ceilings lend a touch of timelessness to your Richmond wedding photography, whereas the urban decor exudes class and style. The huge chandeliers offer a unique charisma to the ambiance that is synonymous with the charisma of vintage! The handcrafted moldings make for great backdrops to your family portraits, bringing in all the grandeur! The show stopper is the grand marble staircase that welcomes you in the lobby as you enter this Richmond wedding venue, which is an ideal backdrop for your wedding photography. You could even have photos with your fashionista bridesmaids here. The palladium window in the lobby is great for your first look or the pre-wedding photography, giving a grandeur-laden background. This royal wedding venue in Richmond offers three event spaces that you choose from as per your requirements. The Richmond Room is adorned with authentic Terrazzo flooring which lends a royal touch to the interiors of the hall. Then there is the grand Marshall Ballroom, which is adorned with nine sparkling crystal chandeliers and lean-paned glass that is encased in intricately handcrafted moldings. The vintage vibes of this room are unparalleled and give a timeless look to your classic Richmond wedding photos. The huge windows on the walls add to the royal feel of the hall. Finally, the Virginia Ballroom is a perfect event space with a wrap-around balcony. Do you get what we are hinting at? Awesome wedding photography. The balcony makes for a great spot to get some grand portraits clicked!
This beautiful wedding venue is located in Scott’s Addition and has been into existence since the year 1928. Hofheimer Building is home to Richmond’s largest open-air rooftop bars and is fondly called ‘the Hof.’ This gorgeous Richmond wedding venue houses two event spaces where you can hold your wedding ceremony and reception. First up is a 3,600 square feet Loft and the second one is a 1,200 square feet Dark Room Lounge. Both the event spaces are located on the second floor of the venue. The exposed white brick wall makes for a great blank canvas which you can decorate as per your style. Paint your love with that perfect arbor that you’ve always had in mind! Click here to know more about how you can add a unique personality to your wedding ceremony with an arbor that makes a unique backdrop as you exchange your wedding vows. With huge windows all over, the wedding boasts getting abundant natural light, which would look stunning in your Richmond wedding photography! As the sun goes down, Hofheimer Building is transformed into this romantic wonderland adorned with string lights and cozy interiors. The ambiance created lends a romantic touch to your wedding photography. The exposed wood ceilings add rustic beauty to the decor of the place. To match the rusticity and romance of the interiors, you could go in for a naked cake. Click here to get more inspiration on how you can add that perfect touch of rusticity and class to your cake!
This spectacular wedding venue in Richmond has been offering wedding services to couples throughout Richmond and the historic arts district for more than 18 years now. The Renaissance offers a unique Victorian Ballroom charm with 30-foot ceilings, imported chandeliers with Holland vibes, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The gorgeous Richmond wedding venue is home to three event spaces - The Roosevelt Room which can accommodate up to 400 guests, The Adams Room, accommodating up to 150 guests, and the Grand Foyer for an intimate wedding, which can accommodate up to 80 guests. Both the rooms ensure an elegant style of wedding, with the lights telling a dreamy story that completes your romantic wedding photography!
How about exchanging your vows high in the sky! Kabana Rooftop is by far the highest public access rooftop in Richmond and boasts a 360-degree view of the city. This urban delight is located 20 floors above Richmond’s financial district and can accommodate up to 300 guests. If you decide to have your wedding ceremony at this venue, you could bring your creative powers to life and decorate the wedding arbor as per your own style! If you have always envisioned a unique wedding but don’t have enough information on the wheres and hows, read our blog on how you make an event space this interesting as unique and trendsetting as possible! Take a cue from Brittany and Alex’s Luxe wedding in Chicago to get more inspiration. Picture exchanging your wedding vows, as high up there, and witness your wedding dreams touching the clouds! Our Richmond wedding photographers love capturing the nuances of the sky as a backdrop to your wedding photos. The venue has a special tendency to make you feel like you are floating in the clouds, it has that effect on everyone! And keeping in mind the occasion, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that you’ll be on cloud nine, literally! To add more glam to this classy wedding venue, you could add that sparkle and glitter all around, after all, a wedding is a perfect time to do that! Click here to get more inspiration.
Richmond is full of options when it comes to wedding photography and engagement photography. The wedding venue and engagement locations hugely depend on the kind of personalities you both have, less individually and more as a couple. Did we exaggerate there? Okay, we agree, when it comes to weddings, ladies take charge and how! Browse through our collection of wedding inspirational blogs to get more ideas on making your wedding a classic one!
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