The Estate at River Run offers countless wedding ceremony sites for the most important moments of your life. Whether we host your wedding ceremony and reception or wedding reception only, it is our goal to assist you. We help create the most memorable experience of your life, do it at our stunning Estate.
Our front lawn is symmetrically appealing with its beautiful architectural backdrop. From the driveway, the lush grass and the petite boxwoods line the site and help frame the front of the phenomenal estate. Picture yourself coming down the circular driveway to make a grand entrance or out the front door using the sidewalk as the path to your ceremony.
Blue Stone Terrace
The original fountain is the center of many paths that cross on the Blue Stone Terrace. The
fountain is hugged by the curved brick staircase and custom forged iron railing. The sheer scale
of the Estate is evident on this lower terrace. Encompassed by miniature boxwoods,
ornamental grasses, and plantings, this space is the perfect mix of manmade and natural
environments. The blue-stone is clean, orderly, and continuous throughout the terrace, and the
sidewalks surrounding the space.
Indoor Ceremony Locations
Architecturally this space is a crescendo of beauty. The oversized two-story columns, the hand
placed bricks, arched windows, ornate dental molding, circular brick inlays in the terrace floor,
continuous limestone balustrade, ornate custom metal railings, and the most incredible view
in the Richmond area make this the perfect space for any occasion.
This area is absolutely magical – the waterside experience overlooking the James River is
second to none. The trees, sky, and natural surroundings are spectacular. Imagine your guests
enjoying the view and the music of a violin by the pool during your ceremony.
Marble Foyer with Gallery Overlook
Featuring a “Casino Rose” marble tile floor; a pair of curved stairways rise from either
side of the marble foyer and lead to the ornately detailed balcony with the Loft Gallery. A
pair of Waterford-styled chandeliers with antique Straus crystals, columns with 23-carat
gold leaf Corinthian capitals, block egg-and-dart crown molding supported by additional
members, a dramatic double-door entry into the Parlor with raised panel wall panels and
arched doorways to the kitchen are the outstanding features of this heart of the Estate.
The perfect year-round indoor location in which you can tie the knot is the Wedgwood Ballroom.
This two-story ballroom has a grandeur like no other. The ornate plaster ceiling is offset by the
palate of “river” blues and contrasting white accents. The second story gallery overlook is the
perfect space from which your musicians can play, and photographers can capture your special
moments. The spiral staircase is perfect for a grand entrance! The width of the raised panel
double doors are ideal for your side-by-side bridal party entrances and exits. The ballroom
boasts a fireplace with marble surround, beautiful hardwood floors edged with black marble, and
a custom-designed larger than life crystal chandelier that invites you to share one of life’s most
precious moments with your family and friends.
The Cameo Ballroom is perfect for indoor ceremonies for under 95 guests and has fabulous daylight for daytime events! Architecturally, the three doorways across the back of this space create a fabulous indoor-outdoor transition.
The Tennis Court is an expansive piece of land with a beautiful view of
the Pool House and the James River. The covered viewing shed is the
perfect location for the bar service for your evening or a lounge for your
guests to enjoy while they watch your dance moves! You may even choose to host your ceremony under a tent here as a covered outdoor ceremony option.
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Rental of The Estate at River Run includes:
180 champagne chiavari chairs
180 black chair cushions
3- 4' rounds
3- 6' rectangular tables
3- 8' rectangular tables
2 serpentine tables
use of the bridal suite for getting ready
use of the dual restroom suites for hair and makeup!
use of the terraces, front lawn, or poolside, for ceremony or cocktail hour, etc!
setup of your linens if they are rented through us
portrait session location for engagement photos
portrait session location for bridal portraits
security guard for the event
parking attendants and no additional parking fees
setup and breakdown of your indoor tables and chairs
use of all of the spaces inside the mansion main floors for your ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and reception
restrooms for the event