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Why We Love It

The Valentine offers an urban oasis in downtown Richmond and offers both indoor and outdoor accommodations. They have beautiful newly renovated spaces, galleries, a garden and an historic home as well.

The Valentine is one of the oldest museums in the country, and is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and telling Richmond stories. Events can take advantage, at an additional cost, of the exhibition galleries, Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio, and a guided tour of the 1812 John Wickham House.

The Valentine has won several awards from Virginia Living Magazine, including "Best Wedding Venue" and "Central Virginia's Best Historic Museum" from 2013 to 2015. The outside area is well suited for live music - due to its location in downtown Richmond, there are no noise restrictions.

Group Logistics

The Valentine Museum has several options for events. Only one event is booked per day, so in the event of inclement weather the event will be set up in the indoor multi-purpose room.

Multi-Purpose Room pictured

150 people, reception
75 people, seated, with round tables
60 people, seated, classroom style
90 people, seated, theater style

Valentine Garden click here for pictures

150 people, reception
75 people, seated

Gray Family Terrace

120 people, reception
60 people, seated

Add-ons for an additional fee can include lunch from Sally Bell's Kitchen, guided tours of the 1812 John Wickham House or downtown Richmond by museum guides, and various tenting options.

Parking is available in a small private lot and in addition, the Valentine has relationships with nearby area parking lots. The Valentine's special events staff can facilitate valet services, and typically recommend Great Lakes Valet.

Approved caterers at the Valentine are Groovin' Gourmets, MOSAIC and A Sharper Palate.

Rentals include tables and chairs; for most events additional rental furniture is not required.


1015 E Clay St
Richmond, VA 23219

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Rates start at $400 for events, and $1000 for weddings. Facilities are rented by the hour. Non-profit rates are available.

For weddings, the Valentine includes a complimentary family membership to the museum, a $75 value.


"I was looking for a reception site that would be unique, beautiful, reasonably priced, and had everything included with it. Needless to say the Valentine met these expectations and then some! It has a beautiful boxwood garden nestled in front of the gorgeous Wickham House and makes for a gorgeous, intimate setting. It was classy, fun, unique, and hip all at the same time." - Christina G., The Knot

"Gorgeous outdoor Richmond venue! After searching for the perfect Richmond location, The Valentine stood out with its gorgeous garden courtyard nestled among the skyscrapers of Richmond. The indoor portion was perfect as a rain option." - Robin C., The Knot

"Everything We Wanted! This venue is absolutely gorgeous! It is the only outdoor venue we found where we loved it even if we had to use tents in inclement weather. We ended up not needing the tents and the sky and city lights were just beautiful. The garden makes your event feel just a little bit magical - especially if you use the twinkle lights in the boxwoods!" - Amanda W

"The second I stepped foot into the garden area, I knew this was the place that I wanted my reception. It reminds me of a secret garden in the middle of the city." - Wedding Wire

"This place is awesome. It is also unique and different. My out-of-town guests were excited at the transformation. It's a hidden jewel in downtown Richmond" - Anudawn, Wedding Wire

"Great way to have a garden outdoor wedding in the fall! Everything was so well done!" - Courtney, Wedding Wire

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