Richmond Wedding Venues

You are lucky to be planning your wedding in Richmond, VA. There is no shortage of elegant venues to host your wedding or event. As one of America’s oldest cities, the culture, art, and history here are unmatched.

Richmond attracts many with its wide range of diverse entertainment and attractions, including the elegant, high end wedding venues. Richmond wedding venues are a vast array of romantic and picturesque indoor and outdoor spaces. From grandeur ballrooms to luxury hotels, Richmond wedding venues provide couples with all kinds of options to design their special day. 

Big Ray and the Kool Kats is no stranger to the area and Richmond wedding venues. We have played at many of the wedding venues here in Richmond.Here are some of our favorite venues and a little bit about our experiences there.

Tradition and hospitality are always celebrated at The Commonwealth Club, a premier Richmond wedding venue. The grand architecture compliments any Southern styled wedding. The Club provides a traditional and timeless ballroom with elegant facilities and impeccable service. Big Ray and the Kool Kats is always blown away by the photographs taken at this spectacular venue. Both the weddings and the numerous debutante balls they’ve played there have been stunning events.

Family-oriented and social, The Country Club of Virginia is an excellent venue for weddings. The club is one of the largest and finest in America with top quality amenities and facilities. We have played there on many occasions for Richmond society weddings, political events, charity galas and member events.

Dover Hall is Virginia’s luxury wedding and event venue. The estate’s house was built with a lavish home fit for royalty in mind. Dover Hall flawlessly matches historic elegance with the sophisticated setting that provides an exceptional experience for you and your guests.

Big Ray and the Kool Kats has played at the Jefferson Hotel on many occasions. The Jefferson Hotel has many breathtaking spaces and great service. One of our favorite spaces is the Rotunda, it is a wonderful space for cocktails and when the couple makes their entrance, they do so in style on the Grand Staircase.


The John Marshall Ballrooms has hosted numerous great people, including Elvis Presley, Elizabeth taylor, and multiple presidents. Now the ballrooms host weddings and events for couples looking to have that perfect mix of elegance and extravagance. The ballrooms are adorned with crystal chandeliers and hand-crafted glass windows, perfect backdrops for photos and video. Big Ray and the Kool Kats has played in every ballroom for every occasion. They performed for the daughter of the Wedding & Event manager for the John Marshall Ballrooms and a charity gala with Tower of Power.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an extraordinary venue for weddings. The museum boasts the perfect balance of refined elegance and unique culture. Enjoy world-class exhibits with the museum’s signature Italian pink marble walls and stunning architecture as the backdrop. And where else might your guests have a chance to see exhibits like The Faberge Eggs? Big Ray and the Kool Kats never miss a chance to see the current exhibit.

We know that we can deliver the party of a lifetime to your guests, but we hope that we’ve also made choosing a Richmond wedding venue for your wedding a little bit easier. If there are any additional questions about choosing a venue, or choosing a Richmond wedding band, please let us know.

Call Big Ray at 434-960-4595 or email

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