Historic Smithfield Plantation

Southwest Virginia



Invite your guests to celebrate your nuptials as together you travel back in time to the 18th century. The Historic Smithfield Plantation stands today as the finest example of an original, pre-Revolutionary structure in Western Virginia. Known for its sophisticated elegance, The Pavilion at Historic Smithfield is one of the best venues in the New River Valley. Set on beautiful grounds with modern conveniences, the undercover pavilion complements a romantic alfresco ceremony. Imagine making a grand entrance into your ceremony as you step through the double front doors of the historic mansion. Make your way down the original brick steps onto a pathway dotted with fresh flower petals. As you pose for formal portraits, guests can enjoy a unique cocktail hour marked by the ambience created by the rich history and quiet repose found only at Historic Smithfield. Then reunite with guests in a joyful wedding reception in the Pavilion—the open structure made from 100+ year-old beams, is ideally suited for dining, dancing and being with family and friends.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Plantation, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start up to 3 hours prior to event start time. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $2,000 for a reception and ceremony and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The rental fee is $1,000 for a ceremony only wedding. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Historic Smithfield Plantation is estimated at between $4,332 and $11,180 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
Approved outside caterer allowed
No amplified music allowed
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
Amplified music allowed outdoors
Biodegradable throwables only