The National Est. Prior to 1930

708 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219, United States

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The National is Central Virginia’s premier concert and live event venue.
Built and opened in 1923 by renowned Italian architect Claude K. Howell, The National features distinctive Italian-Renaissance design, wooden floors, brick and stone walls, handcrafted marble accents throughout, versatile seating and design options, VIP lounge, and seven full bars.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Theatre
Views
Cityscape
Historical Monument
Skyline
Street
Style
Classic
Cultural
Sophisticated
Urban
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Located in the heart of Downtown Richmond, VA, The National is Central Virginia’s premier concert and live event venue. Built and opened in 1923 by renowned Italian architect Claude K. Howell, The National features distinctive Italian-Renaissance design, wooden floors, brick and stone walls, handcrafted marble accents throughout, versatile seating and design options, VIP lounge, and seven full bars. The venue’s flexibility and beautiful details enhance any type of event it hosts, including corporate events, benefit concerts, award shows, weddings, and private parties.
 
The National is perfectly positioned (across the street from Greater Richmond Convention Center; across the street from 500+ hotel rooms; 2 blocks from Richmond Coliseum) to host trade show or professional conference off-site events.

Events are not attended, they are experienced.  By providing world-class service, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and top-level event planning and coordination services, The National offers turnkey solutions to transform any event into an unforgettable experience.
 
In 2003, The National received the distinct honor of being listed among the Register of National Historic Landmarks. The National is also listed in the following registers of historic sites:

            U.S. National Register of Historic Places
            Virginia Landmarks Register
            U.S. Historic District Contributing Property
            Grace Street Commercial Historic District
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $1 to $50

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
750
Buffet
N/A
Standing
1500
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Set in the heart of Downtown Richmond, The National is surrounded by classic architecture and modern steel buildings with beautiful views of the cityscape and skyline.
Design:
Designed by renowned Italian architect, Claude C. Howell, The National is a classic American Theater in the Italian Renaissance design.  Dramatic high barrel-vaulted ceilings throughout. Original stone facade, marble staircases, brass detail work, and the original wood floor.
Awards & Notables Consistently voted one of Richmond's favorite venues
Virginia State Historic Location
National Register of Historic Places
Broad Street Historic Commercial Property
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges:
5 Full Bars

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