Site Locations

 

Historic Riverview House

Take comfort in this beautiful century farmhouse for your big day.  Changing rooms for the bride and groom, as well as comfortable guest waiting spaces, are provided.  The Historic Riverview house is the perfect wedding venue in the summer or the winter.  The picturesque views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and James River are the ideal backdrop for your intimate event.  The house comfortably serves up to 75 guests.


Historic Riverview Lawn and Surroundings

The Front Lawn, Gazebo and Tent

The large lawn area can be arranged intimately or expansively as you desire.  This venue includes the use of a welcoming gazebo centered in the lawn and tent (photo shows upgraded tent option). The location and size of the gazebo make it perfect for an impressive ceremony, or maybe to show off a wedding cake, host a talented group of musicians, become a stage for dancing, or other creative ideas you may want to highlight. The Riverview Lawn will accommodate up to 400 guests. The Gazebo will accommodate a much smaller party but is an excellent centerpiece for your ceremony.

The Fireplace and Grill

 

At the bottom of the gently sloping lawn lies an inviting fireplace and terrace perched in the lawn overlooking the James. The fireplace was built in the 1950s from “riverjacks” or stones found on the property and made smooth by the waters of the James. The fireplace was originally used for family barbeques and has been updated with a top-of-the-line grill. Relax on the terrace, enjoy a cocktail and take in the views as you dine on grilled delights by the fire. Watch the moon rise over the James when the sun sets or see the stars come out to sparkle on your special evening.  Morning events capture the sun making the James sparkle silver and the fields below new and fresh from the morning sun.  Your day/event will be unique, original, and beautiful as nature is always showing off her beauty here.

Learn about the history of the Fireplace and Grill

The Corn Crib

The corn crib barn-style venue location is our most recent and much loved wedding space at Historic Riverview.  The covered bays are able to accommodate parties of 150+ guests comfortably, tastefully adorned with bulb string lighting.  When using this location, take advantage of the vast yard space to entertain guests with games or dancing under the stars.  Not only is this a fabulous space to host your wedding, but it suits perfectly for a vintage/rustic ceremony backdrop, comfortable and charming rehearsal dinner, or graduation party.


 

The James River and Low Grounds

Just below Historic Riverview house extends a large field stretching right to the banks of the James River. Weather permitting, your party can “go down to the rivah” for a lovely setting for your ceremony and/or reception. 300 or more guests can enjoy the soothing sounds of the James River at the Riverside venue location. This unique site can be viewed from the Riverview Lawn making it possible for guests who wish to relax and view this setting from the lawn also to feel included.