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Richmond, VA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 245
Total Sleeping Rooms 18,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 410
Committable Meeting Rooms* 40
Convention Center Space 700,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 260,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 178,159 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $112
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $66
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $300
*Maximum for a single hotel

Richmond, VA Things to Do and Attractions

Edgar Allen Poe Museum

Famed literary giant Edgar Allen Poe may have been born in Boston, but he married and generated a large literary following while living in Richmond in the 1830s. Since its 1922 opening, the Poe Museum has documented his life through its renowned

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Maymont

Maymont, the former home and grounds of Richmond-born financier James Dooley, is revered as one of Richmond's top destinations. Built in 1893 during the height of the Gilded Age, this 100-acre Victorian county estate was bequeathed to the city of

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Monument Avenue

Richmond's famous tree-lined Monument Avenue is home to six monuments, five of which are dedicated to military and Civil War leaders Major James Ewell Brown J.E.B. Stuart, General Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts houses an impressive collection of more than 20,000 works of art, including the largest collection of Faberg eggs outside of Russia. The museum is also known for its renowned South Asian, Himalayan and African art,

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Virginia State Capitol

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The Virginia State Capitol Building is located in Richmond's historic Capitol Square, which was designed by Thomas Jefferson. As the first building in the New World designed to be a monumental classical temple, the Capitol opened in 1788. The Capitol

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Bank

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Bank is an elegant, sophisticated restaurant housed in a renovated early 20th century bank. Marked by its white marble bar and oversized, vibrant artwork, Bank serves contemporary American cuisine with a kick. Entrees include citrus-glazed mahi mahi

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Julep's New Southern Cuisine

Located in Richmond's historic River District, the award-winning Julep's New Southern Cuisine features dishes inspired by the local fares of southern cities Charleston, Savannah, Atlanta and New Orleans. The restaurant is housed in Richmond's oldest

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Croaker's Spot

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Located in downtown Richmond, Croaker's Spot is a long-standing popular locale for seafood and Nouveau Soul cuisine. The corner restaurant's friendly atmosphere, complete with picture windows and rows of booths, brings guests back to 1930s Richmond.

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Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel

Lemaire serves fine Southern regional fare, infused with European flavor, in the elegant, romantic setting of the original ladies' parlors in the historic Jefferson Hotel. The highly-regarded restaurant serves only fresh ingredients and home-grown

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Tobacco Company Restaurant

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The Tobacco Company Restaurant features traditional American fare with a Southern twist. The three-story restaurant was once an abandoned tobacco warehouse, but is now an immensely popular dining locale, playing host to more than 5,000 guests each

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Children's Museum of Richmond

Operating on a central theme of "Me, My Community, and My World," the Children's Museum of Richmond aims to allow children to make connections between themselves and the people and places that surround them. The museum's exceptional hands-on learning

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Richmond's popular Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is made up of more than 40 acres of breathtaking gardens and facilities, including the classic Georgian-style E. Clairborne Robins Visitors Center, which houses the garden's exhibit gallery, outdoor

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Hollywood Cemetery

Hollywood Cemetery, one of Richmond's premier attractions, is a large, garden-like cemetery located at 412 South Cherry Street. Named for the holly trees located throughout the property, the cemetery is the resting place for two former U.S.

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Jefferson Hotel

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Known as the "Belle of the 90s," the Jefferson Hotel first opened in 1895 and has since served as a fundamental piece of Richmond's cultural and social atmosphere. The regal hotel has been the host of many high-profile events and has featured such

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Museum and White House of the Confederacy

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The Museum of the Confederacy houses the world's largest collection of civilian and military Civil War artifacts relating to the Confederate States of America. The museum's three floors showcase relics including hundreds of flags, firearms and

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Science Museum of Virginia

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The Science Museum of Virginia is a hands-on educational experience geared towards children and adults. Museum visitors enjoy workshops and demonstrations focused on several themes, including air pressure, chemical reactions and anatomy. The museum's

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