Be Our Guest…

Surrounded by some of the Piedmont’s most lovely attributes, Historic Riverview is waiting to host you and your guests. Our staff is experienced, accommodating, supportive and open to your ideas and creativity. We will be honored to work along side you to make your celebration or ceremony remarkable.  Standard to all couples, we offer:

* vendor recommendation and coordination

* extensive wedding planning assistance

* event day itinerary and timeline

* set-up, coordination, and breakdown

Testimonials…we love our couples!



View More:“Looking back on my wedding at Historic Riverview on the James, I’m still overcome with thankfulness at how the venue worked with us throughout the entire process to give us the wedding day we dreamed of. Their flexibility and openness to our ideas were wonderful- they allowed us to use any vendors and supported all of our ideas..from a hummus bar, to bringing in 200+ vintage plates and cups. HRoJ had the openess to let our creativity flow but also the organization to make sure every piece was where it needed to be to make our vision happen. From phone calls to meetings, the staff at HRoJ showed there commitment to every detail about our wedding. What impressed me the most about this venue (other than its natural beauty!) was the staff’s willingness to work with us throughout a constantly changing thunderstorm forecast. Even though it stormed an hour before the wedding and threw off most of our plans, the HRoJ staff somehow managed to make everything beautiful before the guests arrived and everyone loved the outdoor wedding. Thank you HRoJ for making our wedding run smoothly and giving us a beautiful day we’ll never forget!” – Grace and Dylan Childrey

“It’s hard to find the words to adequately thank you for all that you’ve done for us in the past year and especially the week of the wedding.  Though I knew it was going to be a pleasure to work with you on the wedding, as we got closer and closer to the date, I can’t tell you how many times I said: “Thank GOD Sarah is helping us!” I really don’t know what we would have done without you and, really, I’m afraid to think about the fact that that was a possibility! You have a true talent for what you do and I don’t know how we got so lucky to work with you from the start.
We are beyond pleased with how the wedding turned out and there’s nothing that we would have done differently.  In the weeks to follow, every single guest from the wedding who we have seen or spoken with has wanted to talk to us about how beautiful the entire day was and how much they enjoyed it. Several people have said that they had never gone to a “perfect wedding” before and nearly everyone has commented on how wonderfully “us” the day was, which fills us with joy. What they likely don’t fully realize is how invested you, Jane, and the entire HRoJ staff were in helping us do that. It brings tears to our eyes to think about how much love and hard work were put into making our day so genuinely special.– Laura and Rob Richards



“My daughter was recently married at Historic Riverview on the James.  Our experience there was all we had hoped for and more. The Proctor family worked together like a well-oiled machine to create a wonderful event that went flawlessly. Only five minutes from downtown, the location was extremely convenient for our guests. The wedding took place outside on a sunny day with the James River below and Mt. Athos in the distance. The property is ideally suited for an event like a wedding with the main house, various outbuildings, a gazebo and a firepit which can all be incorporated into the wedding activities. The Proctors were helpful in the weeks leading up to the wedding and worked with the various vendors who set up the large tent and provided food and music. Sarah Proctor, the event planner, worked with us throughout the process to organize the day’s events and seemed to be everywhere at once that evening to make sure things went without a hitch. I would highly recommend Historic Riverview on the James for anyone planning a wedding or other event in the Lynchburg area.” – Heidi Lang, daughter Kristin Lang married to Charles Bevan 


As a nervous first time MOB, I had no idea what exactly was involved in planning and executing a wedding.  I just knew I felt a tad overwhelmed.  Once my daughter took us to Historic Riverview on the James and we met Sarah and Jane and the rest of the crew, I knew we were in good hands and that everything was going to be exactly as the couple wanted.  Throughout the nine months we worked with her, Sarah was always available to answer questions and make suggestions. She coordinated all of the vendors and kept us all on track with things we needed to do. And the results were phenomenal!  The day was perfect with the stunning views at HROJ acting as the perfect backdrop to the most glorious wedding ceremony and reception.  Numerous guests told me that it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended (and some of them had their own married children so that is high praise indeed!)  My younger daughter said she would probably have to get married out of town since her sister had taken the prettiest venue in the area for her wedding.  Thank you, Sarah and Jane, for everything you did to make Cameron & Sam’s day so special for all of us.”     Laura Craddock – daughter, Cameron Craddock married to Samuel Howe

“Historic Riverview on the James provided an absolute breathtaking venue for Rachel and Graham’s wedding on October 20, 2012.   Rachel’s dream of an autumn outdoor wedding on the bank of the river came true in the most charming way.    This was HR’s first wedding ceremony at their river site location, and everything flowed so flawlessly that it felt as if they had done it a hundred times.  Sarah and the entire staff did an amazing job of organizing our destination wedding so that we could truly relax and enjoy the special day”     Tammy Mason – daughter, Rachel Mason, married to Graham Marshall 



“Our wedding at Historic Riverview was absolutely beautiful and more than we imagined it ever could be!  Jane and Bernard were welcoming and almost made us feel like we were a part of their family.  Sarah was there willing to help with every detail, even down to stepping in to hem a pair of pants!  The Proctors are wonderful to work with, and the site is gorgeous.  Whether you like mountains, the river, the fields, or the barns, or history, it’s all there.  We truly had the time of our lives with amazing people and an amazing venue.  THANK YOU!!!!!!!!”     Courtney and Jacob Bumgarner


“Can’t say enough good things about the staff & facilities @ this wonderful venue!! The buildings & grounds are immaculate & the staff is thoroughly professional in every way. Unending thanks to Sarah (event director), Andrew, Bernie, Jane, & Don for their precise & thorough attention to every detail. Your expertise made for a wedding of elegance & beauty that surpassed even our expectations!! We never could have done it w/out you all. You’re absolutely the BEST!!!”     Jean Reidenbaker Roller – daughter, Hannah Roller, married to Justin Williams