Ker Place

Virginia Beach



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 Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 260 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 100 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start the day prior to event. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

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.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Ker Place is estimated at between $5,115 and $9,783 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

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

Special Restrictions

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