At A Sharper Palate, we have experience working in Richmond’s unique venues. From wedding receptions held in restored barns to elegant dinner parties at historic museums, we are committed to creating an unforgettable event that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. With our portable cooking equipment and over 20 years of expertise in off-premises catering, A Sharper Palate can bring the party to you, wherever you may be.

We have established strong relationships with our local partners which will leave a visible impression on the quality and outcome of your event. These are just a few of the venues we work with on a regular basis:

 

Adams International School

 

Venue SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Goochland County, VA
Max Guests – NA / Seating for 125
 

Amenities

Rustic red barn
Adjacent brick patio
Country landscape
 

Located in Goochland County on the property of Adams International School. All proceeds for the events in our rustic red barn go back into the school. Each couple who gets married here "gifts" the barn something. Gifts range from things like mason jars, burlap runners, benches, and even a wooden bar was made and gifted to the school for future couples to use.

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Art Works

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Richmond, VA
Max Guests – 300
 

AMENITIES

On-Site Staff
Open artist studios
Gallery space

Art Works provides an elegant and unique art gallery venue for weddings, receptions, and parties. They have three all-inclusive packages to fit parties of 10 - 300 guests. The space comes pre-decorated with beautiful artwork, lots of options for lighting, and more! Guests are welcome to stroll through the artist studios during the cocktail hour or reception to experience some of the local artwork and have fun!

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Ashton Creek Winery

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Chester, VA
Max Guests – 300
 

AMENITIES

Bride & groom suites
Indoor/Outdoor electricity
Heat / AC
Tables & chairs

Ashton Creek Vineyard is a small farm winery located in the heart of central Virginia, just minutes from interstate 95. They welcome parties large and small and can accommodate guest lists of up to 300. The facility's ambiance is full of rustic- elegant charm making it a relaxing and memorable place to celebrate!   

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The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Glen Allen, VA
 

AMENITIES

Ballroom
Covered sculpture garden
Art gallery
Free parking

Come celebrate "artfully"!  The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen offers beautiful ballrooms, a covered sculpture garden, an art gallery, and lots of other interesting spaces for your wedding, party or meeting. The location is convenient - right near 295 and 95, parking is plentiful and free, and most importantly, the facility is full of unique spaces for your event! For facility rentals, call Nancy Allen, Events Sales Manager   804 261-6211

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Maymont

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Richmond, VA
Max Guests – Garden Hall: 80 Seated/up to 150 buffet. Nature Center: 125 seated/up to 200 buffet

AMENITIES

Bride/Groom Carriage Ride
Bridal dressing room
Engagement or bridal portrait session w/ dressing room (photographer not provided)

From an intimate proposal to a gorgeous garden ceremony and every special moment in between, Maymont is a perfect backdrop for memories that will last a lifetime. Choose from the flower-filled Italian Garden or serene Japanese Garden for your ceremony, and celebrate your reception in the Garden Hall or Robins Nature Center. A horse-drawn carriage ride adds a unique touch. Rehearsal dinner locations and engagement packages are also available.

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New Kent Winery

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – New Kent, VA
Max Guests – 200

AMENITIES

Fixed/Portable bars
Guest parking
Tenting
Dance floor
Reception tables & chairs
Setup/Teardown
Event coordinator available
Venue manager onsite

New Kent Winery is an ideal location to host the wedding of your dreams. They offer a picturesque setting amid the beautifully manicured vineyards and unspoiled landscape of New Kent County, Virginia. With stunning event spaces, they can accommodate many different types of events and will work with you to bring your vision to life. Stunning indoor and outdoor venue spaces make New Kent Winery the perfect spot to host your wedding, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or celebration. Surrounded by over 20 acres of vines, your guests will be delighted to enjoy time away from everyday life and celebrate your special occasion.

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The Science Museum

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Richmond, VA
Max Guests – 80 to 1,500

AMENITIES

5' round & 6' rectangular tables
250 black folding chairs
Housekeeping
Security
Onsite coordinator
 

At the Science Museum of Virginia, you can enjoy an elegant indoor reception in our newly renovated Rotunda with a lighting system that ranges from soft candlelight to theme colors that match every shade of décor. The history and character of our marble pillars and glorious domed building paired with a professional, courteous and meticulous staff make for memorable events. Rooms range from intimate gathering spaces for meetings to grand-scale pavilions and tents for lavish, personal affairs. Unforgettable events happen in the historic Broad Street Station! 

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The Manor House

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Mechanicsville, VA
Max Guests – 200

AMENITIES

Ballroom
Option day of event coordinator
 

At the Manor House at Kings Charter you can enjoy an outdoor ceremony with an indoor option. How about a classically decorated ballroom with tables and chairs for up to 150 guests? Up to 200 guests can mingle on the grounds with many choices for layout and seating of guests. They also have separate lovely locations for the bride and groom to get ready. Come and enjoy one event a day so that day is truly yours!

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Tuckahoe Plantation

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Richmond, VA
Max Guests – 80 to 400

AMENITIES

Private estate
Thomas Jefferson's boyhood home
Three reception sites
River view
Main house or Old stable

Tuckahoe Plantation, c. 1733, is a spectacular outdoor venue for a wedding. Their typical event season runs April-October; however, are accommodative to events outside that timeline. As a private estate, Tuckahoe offers a designated ceremony site, 3 reception sites, mature gardens, a view of the James River, a stately Main House and an Old Stable as a backdrop to any event. From a backyard BBQ to a black tie affair, Tuckahoe Plantation is an idyllic venue only 10 minutes to Short Pump and 30 minutes to Downtown Richmond!

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The Virginia Cliffe Inn

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Glen Allen, VA
Max Guests – 125 Indoor / 225 Outdoor

AMENITIES

Private wooded acres
Gardens
Swan pond
Pavilion space
Tent space
12 lodging rooms onsite
 

The Virginia Cliffe Inn is a Bed & Breakfast and event venue located approximately 15 minutes north of the City of Richmond, in the heart of historic Glen Allen, Virginia. The Inn sits on six private wooded acres which include beautiful gardens, manicured lawns and a swan pond. Imagine yourself on the most important day of your life, surrounded by family and friends standing on the porch of this stately country home with its manicured lawns and beautiful gardens. The Virginia Cliffe Inn offers an enchanting setting for your wedding, special events and celebrations. Outdoor events take place amid our enchanting gardens, 40’x50′ pavilion, 40’x40′ permanent tent, swan pond, and Clifton Cottage. The Virginia Cliffe Inn can host outdoor events from 50-225 guests. You will fall in love with this beautiful location.

Indoor events can accommodate 20-125 guests.  Guest will have access to the first floor of the Inn and enjoy our charming rooms with beautiful antique furnishings.  

The Virginia Cliffe Inn has five beautifully appointed rooms and can lodge up to 12 guests overnight.  

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The Valentine

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Richmond, VA

AMENITIES

Historic setting
Tours of the 1812 John Wickham House
Tables and chairs provided
Garden space

Choose between indoor and outdoor areas, start and end times, a range of pricing, and caterers from our preferred list. We offer spaces appropriate for both ceremony and reception. We also are a wonderful location for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and engagement parties. 

  • The beautiful Valentine campus is conveniently located in downtown Richmond. 
  • The historic 1812 Wickham House provides a photogenic backdrop for your special day.
  • Dance under the stars. Our garden includes suitable space for dancing.
  • The Valentine's Wedding Coordinator serves as the principal point of contact with you and the vendors.
  • You are not required to use pre-specified time slots.
  • Ceremony contracts include time for rehearsal (subject to some restrictions).
  • Changing room available.
  • Tours of the 1812 John Wickham House may be added for your guests.
  • The museum provides tables and chairs in all event spaces.

Available Spaces
Valentine Garden – This picturesque private green space is nestled in the center of an urban environment and centers on a fountain courtyard behind the historic Wickham House. 15,000 square feet 

Auditorium/Reception Room – This large multipurpose room has hardwood floors and contemporary lighting. 1,750 square feet

Gray Family Terrace - An elegant, brick and blue stone outdoor space located on the south side of the museum building. The terrace can be tented and features vintage neon signs from Richmond businesses.

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The Branch Museum

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Richmond, VA

AMENITIES

Refined interior settings
Elegant garden location
Support museum operations and educational programming
 

Host your next special event, meeting, retreat, or party at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. This exclusive venue, offering a limited number of evening events, is located on Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue. Our refined interior spaces and elegant garden can be arranged to accommodate a variety of events from sophisticated cocktail parties, to intimate bridal luncheons, to day-long corporate retreats. Our rental program helps to support our operations and educational programming while increasing awareness of our mission in the community. For more information, contact Kathleen Bagenstose at (804) 237-1764.

 

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Gari Melchers' Home and Studio at Belmont

 

VENUE SPECIFICATIONS

Location – Fredericksburg, VA
Max Guests – 120 Seated Banquet / 150 Cocktail Reception

AMENITIES

Full AV capabilities with microphone
and speaker system
Drop-down projection screen
Handicap accessible
Galleries are open to guests for an additional fee

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont in Fredericksburg, Virginia is a beautiful venue for your event. Gari Melchers was an American Impressionist artist who lived and painted at Belmont for several years until his death in 1932. The estate consists of the studio galleries, house, pavilion, gardens, visitor center, and trails. Overlooking the Rappahannock River and nestled in a peaceful private garden setting, the Studio Pavilion is a unique location for a wedding ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner

 

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Other Venue Partners

1708 Gallery
804.643.1708

The American Civil War Museum
Tracy Hynes
804.649.1861 x 148

Bandit's Ridge
804.519.8317
contactbanditsridge@gmail.com

Belle Aire Plantation
804.829.2431

Belmont Recreational Center
804.652.1410

Berkeley Plantation
804.829.6018
info@berkeleyplantation.com

Blandfield Plantation
Lynne Headley
804.829.6018

Blenheim Vineyards
Amanda Gray
434.293.5366

Bolling Haxall House
Becky Thomas
804.643.2847

Boulevard Flower Gardens
804.526.4000
info@boulevardflowergardens.com

The Brownstone
804.519.9278
info@brownstonerva.com

Burkwood Swim & Racquet
804.730.2472

Castle Hill Cider
434.964.7629
events@castlehillcider.com

Children’s Museum (C-MOR)
804.474.7026

Confederate Hills Recreation Center
804.652.1420

The Crowling Place
757-434-8869
ecrowling@aol.com

Daniel Call House
Steve King
804.402.1227
danielcallhouse@gmail.com

Deep Run Hunt Club
Halle Shourds
804.614.8856
deeprunevents@nelsoncable.com

The Depot
804.828.6506
jbware@vcu.edu

Deep Run Park & Recreation Center
804.652.1430

Edgar Allen Poe Museum
804.648.5523
info@poemuseum.org

Edgewood Plantation
804.829.2962

Fairview Farm
Debora Gordon
804.492.4972
events@fairviewfarmevents.com

Fox Hall Clubhouse
804.360.0131

Glenward Gates
434.922.0032
info@glenwardgates.com

Hanover Arts & Activities Center
804.798.2728

Hardywood Brewery
804.420.2420

Historic Mankin Mansion
804.737.7773
info@historicmankinmansion.com

Historic Polegreen Church Foundation
Beth Young
804.730.3837
admin@historicpolegreen.org

Henry Clay Inn
804.798.3100
 information@henryclayinn.com

Hewick Plantation
804.798.3100
 information@henryclayinn.com

Innsbrook Foundation
804.217.8800
events@innsbrook.com

James Ross River Plantation
804.338.6096

James River Winery
804.550.7516
winecellars@jrgm.com

Jasmine Plantation
Eileen & Don Smith
804.966.9836
historicjasmine@gmail.com

Kent Valentine House
804.643.4137
director@gcvirginia.org

Lewis Ginter Recreation Center
804.321.1659
lginterrecassoc@verizon.net

Library of Virginia
John Thielbar
804.692.3527
john.thielbar@lva.virginia.gov

Main Street Station
804.523.3328
MainStreetStation@the-RMA.org

Magnolia Grange
804.796.1479
admin@chesterfieldhistory.com

Manor House at Kings Charter
804.550.0020
themanorhouseva@yahoo.com

The Meadow Event Park
804.994.2891
mburrow@meadoweventpark.com

Montpelier Center
804.883.7378
info@montpeliercenter.org

Monumental Church
804.643.7407
 monumentalweddings@historicrichmon.com

Paisley & Jade
804.381.4625
info@paisleyandjade.com

Plant Zero
804.205.1273

The Rockville Center
804.719.1088

Sabot at Stony Point
804.272.1341

Saude Creek Vineyards
804.966.5896

Scott House - VCU
S. Annette Meade
804.828.2047
sameade@vcu.edu

Scottish Rite Masonic Temple
804.264.2050

Seven Springs
Brittney Schopen
804.971.3544
brittney@sevenspringsva.com 

Smoke Tree Clubhouse
George Roberts
804.794.1758

SPCA
Jenna Stewart
804.521.1316
jstewart@richmondspca.org

The Tuckahoe Women's Club
804.257.7251
TWC-Office@verizon.net

Via Club at Pebble Creek
804.559.9088
pebble.creek.poa@comcast.net

The Vintager Inn
804.938.5528
thevintagerinn@yahoo.com

Virginia Historical Society
Cynthia Bowles
804.342.9676
cbowles@vahistorical.org

The Virginia House
Kathryn Lewis
804.353.4251
kat@vahistorical.org

Virginia War Memorial
804.786.2176

The Walkerton Tavern
804.652.1485

Weinstein JCC
Debbie Newman
804.545.8603
dnewman@weinsteinjcc.org

Westover Planation
804.829.2882
info@westover-plantation.com

The Wilton House
804.282.5936

Winterham Plantation
804-561-4519
winterham@gmail.com