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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Richmond Wedding Venue
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228
Contact: Rentals
Phone: 804/262-9887 x224 or x 345

Why We Like This Place

5 Reasons why the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a beautiful choice for a Richmond garden wedding:
1. The Grace Arents Garden is a picturesque ceremony spot: Original to the property, it features an inviting gazebo, center sundial, and a variety of blooms like roses, peonies, and oodles of herbs.
2. Color abounds: At the Rose Garden, you can say your vows inside a well-manicured ring of white roses, while roses in every color of the rainbow serve as the ceremony site’s backdrop.
3. There’s plenty of natural beauty indoors, too: With its rich wood accents and sweeping views of the property’s Asian Valley, The Robins Tea House is a tranquil event space that takes full advantage of the stunning surroundings.
4. It’s available year-round: If you opt to wed during the winter, consider one of the four indoor facilities for a warm reception after your frosty photo ops.
5. You can leave the planning to the pros: Catering is provided by the experienced team at Meriwether Godsey, so you can relax. They’ll be there to help you design your meal and your event.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 250
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 250

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 136
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 144
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 250


  • Max. Seated: 176

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A signed contract and a $500 security deposit is required to reserve your date. April–October rental fees range $660–3,940 depending on space rented and day of week. November and January–March rental fees range $440-3,640. Rental fees include 4 hours of rental time, 2-hour setup and 1-hour breakdown. Catering is done exclusively by Meriwether Godsey. Tax, alcohol, and a service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility

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