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Free outdoor parking and quick access to the interstate made the VHS a convenient location for my team to hold our annual meeting. We will be back next year!
Event planner, Richmond, Virginia

Host your next event at VHS. We are centrally located on the Boulevard in Richmond, with ample free parking and easy access from I-95 and I-64. From small and intimate to large and spacious, our historic building will be perfect for your event.

VHS offers flexible set-up times, A/V equipment, kitchen access for caterers, and our facility may be used for both day and evening events. The VHS has a number of chairs and tables available at no additional charge. 

Our rental spaces have been used for:

  • Corporate receptions
  • Special events, including weddings and receptions
  • Meetings
  • Retreats
  • Seminars
  • Symposium

Fees vary depending upon daytime operating hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or after hours (5 p.m.-11 p.m.). The VHS tries to accommodate other non-profits by working within their budgets. 

Julie McLean

Julie McLean, Special Events & Facility Rentals Manger

How may I help you plan your next event at the Virginia Historical Society? Please contact me at 804.342.9676 or jmclean@vahistorical.org so I may answer any questions you may have about special events and facility rentals.

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