Rental Facilities

To request more information on private events, please contact:

Caitlin Sunderland
Special Events Coordinator
(804) 748-1131


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“I couldn’t be happier that we chose Henricus Park as our wedding venue. The space provides a truly unique experience for a wedding and is naturally beautiful so minimal decorating was needed. More than being a fantastic setting the staff there are extremely helpful and accommodating.” – Bride

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Henricus Historical Park re-creates the second successful English settlement in the New World. Why not create your new world together at Henricus?

We offer you and your guests an experience of a lifetime in the midst of rustic charm. Confirm your commitment to one another in 17th century fashion and exchange your vows in our historically detailed church and meeting hall. This incredibly charming venue is just steps away from the magnificent James River.

After your vows have been made, stroll up to our spacious bluff overlooking the spectacular Virginia landscape and dance the night away under a blanket of stars. Surrounded by The Dutch Gap Conservatory, our location offers a private setting for your picture-perfect day. Ceremonies and receptions may be held outdoors on the bluff or at one of our indoor sites.

Henricus Historical Park is available for any special moment in time:

  • Ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Bridal Showers
  • Engagement Parties
  • Engagement Photos

History is more than just old stories… it is an experience!

Please contact us to learn more about private events at Henricus.

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Corporate and Special Events

Step outside of the modern day office setting and host your corporate meeting with us. Our rustic 17th Century environment offers 21st Century amenities. Whether you are hosting an annual retreat or a high-level board meeting, nothing stimulates the senses like being surrounded by nature.

Henricus Historical Park offers unique meeting locations to fit your every need. Contact Caitlin Sunderland to learn how you can create an environment that quiets the outside world while highlighting your intended agenda, front and center.

Looking to add a historical component to the conversation? Allow our knowledgeable staff to create a historical presentation tailored especially for your group. Catering available.

Family Reunions

The family continues to grow so why not host your next family reunion at Henricus Historical Park? Our family friendly park offers historical education opportunities, picnic areas complete with tables and grills, hiking trails, and outstanding views of the James River. Henricus Historical Park is surrounded by 800 +acres Dutch Gap Conservation Area and includes a bounty of woodlands, wildlife and waterways on a 4.5 mile looped nature trail.

Pack up the canoes and picnic baskets and allow our staff to help you organize a memorable family reunion.

Contact Caitlin Sunderland to learn about catering options as well as the possibility of organizing a private tour for you and your family. Give mom a break this year and meet the family at an affordable family focused location.

Preferred Caterers

Henricus Historical Park’s preferred caterers are familiar with our historical site, which ensures your event will run smoothly and you will enjoy a positive experience. Caterers not on this list are not permitted to serve at Henricus Historical Park.

Butler’s Unique Catering
(804) 519-9278

Kings Korner Catering
(804) 271-0033

Defazio’s Catering
(804) 337-9561

Private Events

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the fee for facility rental?

The rental fee includes room and/or outdoor space rental, parking, and a Special Events Coordinator to facilitate your event.

Can I bring in my own caterer?

Henricus Historical Park has established relationships with preferred caterers. Preferred caterers are familiar with our historical site, which ensures that your event will run smoothly and that you will enjoy a positive experience.

Are there any restrictions on serving alcohol?

All food and beverage service must be coordinated with Henricus through your approved caterer, which is responsible for compliance with state ABC regulations. All related questions should be directed to your caterer.

Are there any restrictions on amplified music?

Henricus Historical Park has no restrictions on amplified music. We encourage DJs and bands to visit the site in advance of your event or to speak with a member of our Special Events Coordinator to ensure that they arrive with appropriate equipment and expectations.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Forms of payment accepted – checks, cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Checks should be made payable to Henricus Foundation.

Who performs setup and cleanup for my event?

All site setup and cleanup will be performed by you and/ or your caterer including trash removal. You are responsible for your personal belongings and removal of any items delivered or setup by vendors.