The Valentine




Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Richmond, The Valentine provides a vintage style wedding venue that perfectly combines modern amenities with timeless charm. Originally built in 1812, the John Wickham House has since been transformed into a beautiful gathering space for life’s grandest occasions. Envision you and your beloved sharing your first kiss as spouses in the Valentine Courtyard, a picturesque green space that revolves around a beautiful stone fountain. Tour the John Wickham House during cocktail hour with flutes of champagne in hand, enjoying the historic ambiance as you mingle with guests. Continue your celebration outdoors on the Gray Family Terrace, an elegant brick and bluestone patio that features stunning views of downtown Richmond. Located on the building’s south side, this outdoor space can be tented in case of inclement weather. If an indoor reception is more your style, wine and dine within the gorgeous banquet room -- a romantically lit space featuring Old World hardwood floors.

Venue Style

Event Center, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,300 to $2,500 for a reception and includes 7 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony ranges from $300 to $400 with reception rental or $1,000 for a ceremony only wedding. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $125/hr. A refundable security deposit of $250 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Valentine is estimated at between $5,927 and $14,251 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Bride's dressing area available for an additional fee
Groom's dressing area available for an additional fee

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 1:00AM