The Front Foyer welcomes guests with its carved walnut trim and grand circular staircase.
The First Parlor boasts a Chickering piano from 1829 that is tuned and available for use during events.
A magnificent arched pocket door connects the First and Second Parlors
to create a comfortable place for guests to mingle.
Originally the dining room of the house, the Third Parlor provides a perfect spot
for cocktail hour or other small gatherings.
The Auditorium, with its Beaux-Arts design, can accommodate up to 300 guests and has a 25’ stage
that’s perfect for bands, DJs, or speakers.
Originally a columned veranda and later enclosed, the Fleet Foyer is a lovely area for guests to transition
between the Auditorium and the Parlors.
The octagonal Library, at the front of the house, boasts an elegant trompe l’oeil painting on the ceiling.
The stately Board Room was created by combining two of the house’s original bedrooms.
Weekday events range from $2,000-$3,500, and weekends from $2,600-$5,500. All events require an additional $1,000 damage deposit.
Our packages include more than most, from ample time to a variety of table sizes and gold chivari chairs, and our drop-down rear projection screen. Contact Kyle for a comprehensive list.
We host events with as few as a handful of guests and as many as 300. We have several different rental packages with access to a combination of different rooms and space. Contact Kyle for details.
All vendors besides the caterer are at your discretion. We have suggested vendors for most categories if you are looking for guidance. Contact Kyle for details.
As a historic landmark in Virginia and nationwide, maintaining our facility is a priority – these caterers are full-service and come with a reputation of excellent service and staffing, timely communication and sensitivity to the building.
Clients may bring their own alcohol with a valid ABC license and certificate of liquor liability insurance, but bartenders must be provided by our approved caterers.
Yes, by request and pending availability. We have flexible set-up times, and we will even accept personal deliveries during the week leading up to your event.
We are open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with limited access on Mondays and Tuesdays from October to April. Contact Kyle for details.
No. No matter what portion of the house you rent, you are guaranteed to be the sole event at your scheduled time.
Of course, though a small location fee does apply if you are not renting the house for an event. If you are renting the house for an event, you are welcome to schedule a time for up to 2 hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4pm, at no additional charge (pending availability). Access is limited on Mondays & Tuesdays from October to April. Contact Kyle for details.
Florals are encouraged but not required, due to the historic nature of the facility, outside decorations are restricted to be non-adhesive and non-marking.
There are discounts for duly recognized non-profit organizations, events sponsored by members, and members themselves. Contact Kyle for details.
Absolutely. We are a beautifully preserved historic filming and photoshoot location, and have been featured on BBC programming, The Bachelorette, PBS and others. Contact Kyle for details.
Yes, all areas of the house that are available for rent are wheelchair accessible.
We understand plans change. If you cancel with more than 150 days before your event, you lose your $500 deposit and will owe 50% of the package. Between 150 and 30 days, you lose your deposit and owe 90% of your package. Cancellations within 30 days of your event date are non-refundable.
We are open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with rentals restricted on Mondays and Tuesdays from October to April. Contact Kyle for details.
We work with top-tier Richmond caterers to make your event and menu shine. The following caterers are our approved partners. Unfortunately, caterers not on this list will not be permitted, as we all must work together to maintain the integrity of this historic house and its antiquities. We are happy to consult with you on which of our approved partners best fits your vision and requirements for your event.