Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228

Maximum Capacity: 1201 people
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"Floral Utopia", An Eventective User from Richmond, VA
The Lewis Ginter botanical Garden is an excellent venue for the couple who is interested in having a fragrant wedding. Lewis Ginter has a variety of places that the couple can celebrate their union, with a variety of colorful gardens on site, there are many settings suitable for all types. The site is picturesque with its beautiful colors and various fragrances. There is enough space for the lucky bride and groom to have many guests to witness their love. The staff in Lewis Ginter are very friendly and knowledgeable about the various plants and flowers. The staff of Lewis Ginter are also the ones to go to to hold many events, not only just weddings. All that is needed is for a person to go to the florists and the many people involved within the garden, and explain their plans for thier weddings, and the staff will take it from there.


"Garden for Delight", An Eventective User from Richmond, VA
Small private dinners, larger corporate picnics and cozy anniversary luncheons - There could not possibly be a more charming spot than Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. No matter the season or the weather - the Garden offers a variety of spaces, indoors or out, where groups can gather and delight in their surroundings. The staff, including many volunteers, truly love their location and want everyone to feel the same way. Astonishing plantings in the spring and summer, a colorful show in the fall, and a unique GardenFest of Lights for the winter - whenever the party takes place, a wander around should be part of the festivities. Planning could also include the option to participate in one of the organized walking tours or many events held there. In addition to formal gardens and play areas for the younger set, there is a nature path, meadows, streams and small lakes; so wildlife is abundant.


"Flowers and Foliage Provide a Meeting Backdrop at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens", An Eventective User from Richmond, Virginia
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond has exceptional facilities for hosting meetings and other types of special events. With its acres of lush flowers, fauna and foliage that provide beautiful blooms throughout the year, groups ranging from the Chamber of Commerce to the Red Hat Society regularly book their meeting rooms for special events and meetings in the Robins Visitors Center or Robins Tea Room. As a member of the Red Hat Society, I am always excited when they schedule their quarterly meetings at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, because it means I will get the chance to enjoy really great food by the catering staff and also get free admission to the gardens (not to mention the opportunity to spend money at the gift shop).

What is so special about holding a meeting at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens? Let me tell you why it is my favorite place. First, it is a gorgeous venue. Besides the acres of gardens, greenhouses and conservatory, the meeting facilities are among the best in the city of Richmond. Thanks to generous endowments from the Robins family foundation, the meeting rooms are spacious, comfortable and well-equipped for any type of event you might want to hold. The Gardens are conveniently located, so no matter whether you are coming form north, south, east or west, you can get there with ease. And once inside the gates, there is ample parking and easy handicap access. In fact, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens probably has more senior citizen groups meeting there than any other, due to its friendly accommodations.

They have an exclusive on-site catering agreement with Meriwether Godsey and the food is not just good – it's delicious. Plus, whenever a group has a meeting or event in the visitor's center, everyone attending gets free admission to the Gardens, which normally costs $11. And anyone who might be interested in getting some gardening tips can visit their education center and library, or speak to any of the employees, who can provide loads of information.

When you have a meeting at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, you not only get a great meeting facility, but you get so many more perks that you just can't find in most other places. That's why it is one of the most popular (and rightfully so) meeting locations in the central Virginia area.
Event Spaces
Breakout Room 1
General Event Space Max Capacity: 60 people 767 sq ft 71.3 sq meter
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 48 People
Classroom - 18"
Capacity: 40 People
Capacity: 60 People
  • Ceiling Height (in feet): 15
  • Ceiling Height (in meters): 4.6
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in feet: 36.5 x 21
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in meters: 11.1252 x 6.4008
  • Total Square Feet: 767
  • Total Square Meters: 71.3
Conference Hall
Fixed Board Room
Dining Area
Private Dining Room
Entire Auditorium
General Event Space Max Capacity: 325 people 2248 sq ft 208.8 sq meter
Flagler Pavilion
Outdoor Venue 378 sq ft 35.1 sq meter
Outdoor Venue
Meeting Space 1
General Event Space Max Capacity: 30 people 360 sq ft 33.4 sq meter
Meeting Space 1 & 2
General Event Space Max Capacity: 60 people 1728 sq ft 160.5 sq meter
Meeting Space 2
General Event Space Max Capacity: 30 people 360 sq ft 33.4 sq meter
Meeting Space 3
General Event Space Max Capacity: 176 people 1728 sq ft 160.5 sq meter
Outdoor Terrace
Outdoor Venue
The Auditorium
Auditorium Max Capacity: 270 people
Wedding Area
General Event Space Max Capacity: 250 people
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