Ker Place

Indoor and outdoor spaces, BYO, Valet parking

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Starting at $3,103 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $3k for 50 Guests
Starting at $3k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 260

Starting price

3K$ to start

Peak Season



1st Floor
1st Floor


Historic/Landmark Building
Event Center


Kerr Place is the headquarters of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society located in Onancock, VA. This magnificent Federal period Georgian style house was built in 1799-1803 and has been restored to its original appearance. It is described by the Virginia Historical Landmarks Commission as "the finest and most elaborate Federal mansion on Virginia's Eastern Shore.” Rich colors, detailed plaster work, and finely crafted woodwork are found throughout the house. Period antique furnishings create an authentic ambiance of plantation life in the early 19th century on the Eastern Shore. The entire house is used as gallery space for important Eastern Shore artwork, and for programs and rotating exhibits. This house operates as a museum and is also used as a venue for weddings. Your family and friends will love exploring this elaborate mansion, full of creativity and history. This architectural landmark has a romantic ambiance, perfect for celebrating your nuptials. Toast to your new beginning at Kerr Place.

Venue Notes

The rental fee is $1,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only is $1,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $140/hr. Tent rental through an third party vendor is required for outdoor receptions and typically starts at $2,100. Please inquire for additional details. Rental fee allows access to both Kerr Place and the surrounding gardens.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch included in outdoors
Ceremony chairs included for up to 40 guests
Day-of coordinator
Groom's dressing area
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Linens, dinnerware and glassware included for up to 100 guests
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up


- ABC license required to serve BYO alcohol at events- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Approved outside caterer allowed- BYO alcohol- General liability insurance required- Music must end by midnight- No smoking- Venue must approve all decorations- Votive candles permitted outdoors only