Graduate Richmond 301 West Franklin Street • Richmond • VA 23220

Graduate Richmond

301 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It's right near Virginia Commonwealth University, tucked in the heart of downtown Richmond. And, like its sister Graduate properties, it boasts the feel of a five-star resort with the warm, welcoming surroundings of an intimate boutique hotel.
  • Host a sophisticated celebration in the Sixty Room (named for the number of weeks it typically takes to earn a Master's degree), where you'll find floor-to-ceiling windows, graceful translucent draperies, and muted plaids in a grey-and-cream color palette.
  • Get "home away from home" vibes in their cheerful, eclectic rooms—all Graduate accommodations boast super-comfy beds, Malin + Goetz toiletries, and cheeky, fun decor that references local style and culture.


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Short & Sweet Package
Pricing starts at $2,000 for up to 30 guests.

  • Choice of space space for 1.5-hour event
  • 1-hour setup and 30-minute breakdown
  • Champagne toast for all guests
  • Complimentary accommodations for the couple on the wedding night
  • Discounted room and parking rates for the couple and guests

Let's Celebrate Package
Pricing starts at $1,000++ location fee and $25++/person for up to 50 guests.

  • Choice of space for 4-hour event, plus 1-hour setup and 1-hour breakdown
  • Use of bridal suite for 4 hours
  • Chef's choice display, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and champagne toast for all guests
  • Votives, china, flatware, glassware, and linens
  • Complimentary suite + welcome amenity for the wedding couple
  • Complimentary event parking and discounted room rates for guests

Social distancing measures will be followed. Contact the venue for more details.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $800–5,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
    • Type of event
Meals (when priced separately)
  • Please contact the venue for meal pricing.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 24%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 160 40
Cocktails, etc. Standing 180 100
Reception Seated 120 60
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 180.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations Details
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily. The rooftop is seasonal.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Hotel
  • Penthouse / Rooftop
  • Unique
  • Restaurant
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Creek / River
  • Panoramic
  • Park
  • Pool Area


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