Due to the current public health concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, we are temporarily offering limited in person or delivered catered events. Our office will remain open as we assist clients with future needs. Tastings and in-person meetings will require a scheduled appointment. We will be reevaluating the situation daily to determine when it is safe and allowable to provide in-person catering and look forward to the resumption of festive gatherings!

VENUES

At A Sharper Palate, we have experience working at a montage of Richmond’s venues, each unique.

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 only a few of the venues we work with on a regular basis:

Maymont

From an intimate proposal to a gorgeous garden ceremony and every special moment in between, Maymont is a unique outdoor setting for memories that will last a lifetime. Wedding ceremony sites include the flower-filled Italian Garden and tranquil Japanese Garden which have made it Richmond’s “best outdoor wedding site,” and indoor rooms and outdoor tented spaces are available for receptions. Maymont also is a great location for rehearsal dinners, bridal portraits, and creative custom engagement packages. Discover this urban oasis located just five minutes from downtown Richmond. 804-358-7167. Email rentals@maymont.org or visit maymont.org.

Venue Specifications

Location – 1000 Westover Road, Richmond, VA 23220
Max Guests – 50-200

ICA

Designed by world-renowned architect Steven Holl and completed in 2018, the ICA’s Markel Center is a sleek and contemporary urban venue for private and corporate events and weddings. With 41,000 square feet of flexible space, the Markel Center offers a variety of event options against an always stunning backdrop. Guests will have access to world-class exhibitions and architecture throughout the award-winning, LEED-Gold Certified building.

Venue Specifications

Location – 601 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
Max Guests – 300 standing and 140 seated

Cumberland Estate

Every moment of a couple’s wedding day is important, It’s where happily ever after begins and history is made. Featuring spectacular views of the Pamunkey River, a colorful rose garden, and the dramatic backdrop of colonial architecture, Cumberland Estate provides endless possibilities for an exquisite ceremony and outdoor reception area. That’s where Cumberland is different. As one of the most beautiful and historically rich venues in Virginia, it combines the splendor of Colonial America with the enchantment of nature. Experience old-world elegance with new-world refinement, as you begin the next chapter of your story together surrounded by lush landscapes and several landmark homes for overnight accommodations.

Venue Specifications

Location – 9007 Cumberland Road New Kent, VA 23124
Max Guests – 400

Main Street Station

Originally opened more than a century ago in 1901, Main Street Station remains an iconic and historic landmark in Richmond. In addition to continuing to serve rail passengers, Main Street Station offers engaged couples multiple options to get married, including the classic Head House and the recently finished Train Shed.

Venue Specifications

Location – 1500 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
Max Guests – 3,000 depending on space

Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center

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.

Venue Specifications

Location – 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Max Guests – 350

Burlington Weddings & Events

Burlington Weddings & Events is situated on several hundred acres of rural farmland and boasts historic charm with touches of modern elegance. Burlington’s venue includes The Main House, circa 1818; The Ice House Bar; the newly constructed Bridal Cottage, featuring a beauty salon; the Groom’s Den; as well as The Stables, used as the main reception space and featuring the main bar, a catering prep kitchen, and seating for up to 300 guests.

Venue Specifications

Location – 13221 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, Virginia
Max Guests – 300

Lakeside Park Club

Fill your wedding day with the rich history and natural beauty of Lakeside Park Club. Our impeccable reputation for a flawless event is just one reason to start the first day of the rest of your lives together here. Lakeside can accommodate small, intimate gatherings or weddings of up to 150 guests. Come celebrate your most treasured moments with a first-class team that can turn your vision into reality.

Venue Specifications

Location – 1700 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
Max Guests – 150