Tuckahoe Plantation Est. 1980

12601 River Road, Richmond, VA, United States

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The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Historic Building
Plantation
Views
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
River
Style
Casual
Classic
Country
Garden Party
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Tuckahoe Plantation is a spectacular exclusively outdoor venue for a wedding. Founded in 1731, Tuckahoe Plantation is a national historic landmark here in Richmond, Virginia along the James River. Our typical event season runs April-October. Occasionally, we will book events outside that dateline but with the understanding of unpredictable weather. Just to give you a bit of information, Tuckahoe is a private estate, owned and maintained by 17 families stemming from the rich Tuckahoe history. Because of this, we are not a country club trying to "get through" 2-3 weddings per weekend. You will have exclusive right to Tuckahoe Plantation for the entire day of your wedding. This grants us flexibility. You also will NOT need an ABC liquor license. 

If you are planning both a ceremony and reception, that will run around $6-7,000 or less for just a ceremony or just a reception and dependent on day of the week and whether it is peak or non-peak season. That fee includes: 1-3 Tuckahoe staff members for the entire day of your event, exclusive right to Tuckahoe for the entire day (closed to the public), 6 "party hours," use of the Old Stable 2 hours prior to the start of your event for a total of 8 hours, provisions of electricity, running water and restroom facilities (for up to 120 guests- need for additional restrooms beyond that capacity) and grounds lighting. We are an "a la carte venue," meaning you will be responsible for the caterer, music/entertainment and rentals. However, we do have some rentals available at Tuckahoe. 

The luxury of this venue is you can make it as expensive or inexpensive as you choose. The grounds themselves need very little in terms of embellishment, but enhancing the already natural features of this estate can also make for a brilliant event. Our on-site gardner is also able to make flower/table arrangements and bouquets for less than a florist using flowers and greenery straight from the grounds of Tuckahoe. Any flowers beyond our gardens can also be purchased and included in these arrangements. Tents are strongly recommended; however, not required. We are an entirely outdoor venue (with some exceptions); thus, being prepared for the worst with a Plan B is key. We do have entirely "Al Fresco" outdoor weddings without tents that are absolutely stunning and growing rapidly in popularity, but I always recommend putting a tent (or 2) on hold just in case! 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $20 to $50

Additional Charges

We are an a-la-carte venue, meaning most everything necessary to host an event on the grounds of Tuckahoe Plantation will come from an outside vendor. We have a few rentals on hand, specifically tables and chairs with some decor items. 

Please contact our Event Coordinator for more information! 

Insurance

N/A

Capacity

Seated
500
Buffet
500
Standing
500
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1980
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Outdoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
No overnight accomodations; however, we offer the Old Stable as part of the rental fee which is a heated and cooled space for the wedding party to get ready prior to the wedding. We also rent the Main House for bridal party use. 
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
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