Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue • Richmond • Virginia 23228

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
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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 beautiful in every season: Whether it's the new buds in spring, the blooms in summer, or the changing leaves in fall, you'll have a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding (and while weddings aren't held November–January, don't miss their magical annual GardenFest of Lights event!).
5. You can leave the planning to the pros: Catering is provided by the experienced team at Restaurant Associates, so you can relax. They’ll be there to help you design your meal and your event.


Video by Frederick and Reid Photography.

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Video by C.Y. Wedding Films.

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When you book your ceremony and reception at the garden, receive a 50% rental discount for your rehearsal dinner event!

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,550–6,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Time of year
    • Type of event
  • The rental fee includes:

    • 4 hours of rental time
    • Tables & chairs
    • Family membership to the gardens
    • 2-hour setup and 1-hour breakdown
Meals (when priced separately)
  • Catering averages $85/person for heavy hors d'oeuvres to $110/person for plated dinners.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 250 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250 250
Reception Seated 136 144
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 176.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$



Exclusively catered by Restaurant Associates.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible



Venue Type

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

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds


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