VIRGINIA'S MOST HISTORIC PLANTATION
Host your Wedding & Reception
at Berkeley Plantation on the James River
This beautiful historic site offers breathtaking gardens
and vistas to suit every type of event.
As you drive the tree-lined lane leading to Berkeley, you'll know you're not on the grounds of just any plantation. From the grand expanse of the landscape to the vistas overlooking the river, the setting of this national treasure assures that your time with us will be unique and memorable. By offering a variety of function spaces, we're able to accommodate your group, whether formal or casual, large or small.
Let us help you pick your favorite place for your special day.
These are some of our favorite spots:
Upper & Lower Rose Garden
Magnificent rose-lined lawn overlooking the James River. A path leading from the mansion takes you into this incredible formal garden of two terraces bordered by rose beds. The Upper Rose Garden is a favorite spot for ceremonies with the reception held close by on the lower terrace.
A charming bell roof gazebo with Chinese Chippendale railings. Located just 60 yards from the mansion, this is a lovely place to enjoy the magnificent sunsets beckoning across the winding James River. Shaded by Southern Magnolias, this lawn is very popular for cocktail receptions.
A beautiful area created by river and trees and punctuated by a brick memorial to commemorate the first official Thanksgiving in America. This is a magical setting with gently lapping water and soft river breezes. This is a favorite for river shore photos, ceremonies and cocktails.
Ladies Winter Garden
Formal garden overlooking the James River. Beautiful rose and flower beds.
An intimate garden for small ceremonies or cocktails.
Berkeley’s Eighteenth Century Mansion
Up to 50 guests
Our formal Great Room or expansive hall will make a beautiful location for smaller ceremonies followed by a reception in the Coach House or garden areas.
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