We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Jefferson Hotel June 2011. Planning the wedding from out of town, I was expecting several trips back and forth to Richmond (8 hr drive from my current residence). Luckily, the Jefferson was able to make this easy and I pretty much got everything done in just a couple trips all together! The hotel offered a wedding coordinator (Ashton-she was great!), floral services, catering for the event, bakery/cake services and of course accommodations including a complimentary room for the bride/groom. I only had to arrange for my dress and photographer/videographer/DJ and lighting.
The hotel itself is magnificent and makes for beautiful photographs. I did my bridal portraits there as well. The enormous staircase was one of the highlights of the wedding, when you get announced "Mr and Mrs" with all of your wedding guests at the bottom of the stairs. It's almost like a second walk down the aisle except this time you are with your husband! Great experience!
The food of course is exceptional and you get to taste everything that will be served the day of the wedding ahead of time. Delicious! Prior to the ceremony, we had chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, eggs benedict and pastries served for breakfast while the girls and I were getting ready. All of the food was exceptional!
The rooms are also beautiful, large and comfortable. By the time we reached the room all of the gifts were arranged in a separate sitting area. The staff had arranged a beautiful table with two slices of our wedding cake (which we hadn't had time to really eat during the wedding) and a bottle of Asti with rose petals on the table.
Overall our experience with The Jefferson Hotel was nothing short of amazing. If I had to do it all over again, I would 100% choose to have my wedding at this historic hotel. The staff and service are amazing, surroundings gorgeous, and food exceptional! A huge thank you to the Jefferson Hotel and Ashton for a perfect wedding!
-Rachel & Matt D
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1895, The Jefferson Hotel has been recognized for its genuinely friendly service, luxurious guestrooms, breathtaking architecture and elegant decor. Guests of The Jefferson enjoy two award-winning restaurants, 24-hour room service, a complimentary on-site health facility,indoor swimming pool, and complimentary wireless internet access and local calls. Located in the heart of downtown, all of the city's most popular destinations can be reached using the hotel's complimentary transportation. ... more less
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