Both a prominent clubhouse and a stately event venue, the historic Bolling Haxall House serves as a vibrant gathering place in downtown Richmond. For members of The Woman’s Club, the house hosts a renowned speaker series and social and community events. Additionally, the house can be reserved for weddings, celebrations, and corporate events.
In 1894, fourteen Richmond women came together in the parlor of Jane Crawford Looney Lewis’s home on West Franklin Street. By the time they left, they had established a literary and cultural association designed for “the delightful friction of well-trained minds.” The Woman’s Club continues this tradition today, now on East Franklin Street, with over 1,500 members.
A one-of-a-kind venue for once-in-a-lifetime events
The Bolling Haxall House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an ideal setting for weddings, receptions, luncheons and meetings. Generations of brides have descended the grand, circular staircase. Business leaders have made historical decisions in the elegant boardroom. And countless revelers from around the globe have danced the night away in a house that was built to be celebrated.
The Bolling Haxall House Foundation is dedicated to preserving this Virginia Historic Landmark as a community resource. Built in 1858 and meticulously restored and preserved since the 1990s, The Bolling Haxall House stands as a reminder of Richmond’s remarkable past and serves the community today as a location for civic, government, and nonprofit group meetings and gatherings.