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The Westin Richmond

Richmond , VA
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LOCATION

6631 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230 US (map)

PHONE

804-282-8444

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ABOUT US

The Westin Richmond, a AAA 4-Diamond rated hotel and the #1 Westin in North America offers over 17,000 square feet of unique, sophisticated and stylish event space. We offer delectable... Read more
The Westin Richmond, a AAA 4-Diamond rated hotel and the #1 Westin in North America offers over 17,000 square feet of unique, sophisticated and stylish event space. We offer delectable dining options, knowledgeable event professionals and serene surroundings. The Westin Richmond wedding reception package selections are an excellent choice for providing all of the elements needed to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for you and your guests at the Richmond hotel. Our experienced catering staff will work with you to customize the wedding menu to accommodate the needs of you and your guests. When it comes to the wedding of your dreams, this is the Richmond hotel that will make it effortlessly elegant and unforgettable.

The Westin Richmond wedding reception package selections are an excellent choice for providing all of the elements needed to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for you and your guests.

The following services are included in all Westin wedding packages
Food tasting 4 hours of a full open bar Hors d'ouevres during your cocktail hour Plated dinner, dinner buffet or heavy hors d'ouevres dinner Champagne toast for all of your guests Cake cutting services Bartenders, white glove butler passers, and chef attendants Table linens of any color to create a unique an memorable custom color scheme for your reception Westin centerpieces and decor Votive candles 24' x 24' dance floor On-site wedding coordinator to oversee your special day One luxury accommodation the night of the reception for the bride and groom
Our experienced and professional catering and culinary staff are also available to create custom menus and packages for your reception.

In addition to the items included in basic packages, you may choose to enhance your event by choosing one of the following services or items, consult your Westin wedding specialist for more information and pricing.
Custom ice carvings and sculptures Chocolate fountain Upgrade to a premium bar Wine service with dinner Extended reception times Wedding ceremony Custom lighting designs and personalized monogram to create a wow experience for your reception Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2008
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
250
Number of suites
11
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2008
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
250
Number of suites
11
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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MehalicDeFebo
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The Westin was the perfect venue for me to hold my reception. Their customer service and attention to detail is impeccable. Natalie was really amazing to work with from the get go. She made sure every one of my needs were met and my vision became a reality. Thank you!!!!
The Westin was the perfect venue for me to hold my reception. Their customer service and attention to detail is Read more...
The Westin was the perfect venue for me to hold my reception. Their customer service and attention to detail is impeccable. Natalie was really amazing to work with from the get go. She made sure every one of my needs were met and my vision became a reality. Thank you!!!! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The Westin, specifically Natalie Rausch, made our wedding plans that much easier. I didn't have to worry about anything with the venue and they worked seemlessly with all of my vendors. Beautiful job!
The Westin, specifically Natalie Rausch, made our wedding plans that much easier. I didn't have to worry about anything Read more...
The Westin, specifically Natalie Rausch, made our wedding plans that much easier. I didn't have to worry about anything with the venue and they worked seemlessly with all of my vendors. Beautiful job! Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
we stayed at the westin in richmond for our wedding night. the suite was beautifully contemporary.
we stayed at the westin in richmond for our wedding night. the suite was beautifully contemporary.
we stayed at the westin in richmond for our wedding night. the suite was beautifully contemporary. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing wedding reception and it was entirely because of the Westin Richmond.

Our wedding we had planned was cancelled because of Hurricane Irene and we had a little over 24 hours to completely throw together a replacement event. We called the Westin Richmond looking for a reception venue; they had availability and offered us their brand new, gorgeous Chesapeake Ballroom. All of our money was tied up in the cancelled event as most vendors had already been paid in full, so we were unsure of what our reception would involve, but we were excited to have a venue. We told the Westin our situation and met with them later that day (the day before the event!) and were floored to find out that the Westin was able to make calls to some of the vendors that they regularly work with and found vendors willing to donate their time and services to give us a reception of our dreams. The chef at the Westin was able to assemble a buffet for nearly 100 guests with barely 24 hours notice and a hurricane bearing down on Richmond. And it was all delicious!

The team from the Westin Richmond was positively amazing. The generosity and kindness from every person we met and worked with was unlike anything we had found during the entire year we had spent planning the other wedding. General Manager Feliks Schwartz opened his hotel to us; his generosity was unparalleled and the team he has put together completely made our event. The team of Jodie Munn, Director of Sales; Christina Wells, Convention Services Manger; Arik Cullen, Director of Catering; and Stanford Page, Banquet Manager, put together the most gorgeous event, and they did it with 24 hours notice. The Westin Richmond has ours and our families' respect, love, and gratitude for the wonderful event they put together.

I cannot say enough good things about the Westin Richmond. The experience we had changed my opinions about the priorities for our wedding if we were given the chance to plan the whole thing again. First of all, its about the people you have to work with as the bride (or groom). There was so much going on in my life during the year we had been planning the other wedding, I could have REALLY used a team of people like we had at the Westin Richmond for that 24 hours. They were able to think about more details in 24 hours than I feel like I covered in 12 months of wedding planning.

Also, I LOVED having our reception in a hotel in retrospect, which wasn't what we had initially planned. The reception went late and the folks that wanted to retire earlier were able to easily go upstairs to the extremely nice rooms, but the party continued for everyone else. The Westin Richmond had a bar that was open late and our party continued at the hotel bar after the reception wound down.

And most importantly, everything seemed so seamless; the chef, kitchen, staff etc. was a part of the venue and the teamwork was so beautiful among the Westin Richmond team. The wedding we had planned was sort of a la carte, and I have tremendous admiration for how smoothly everything flowed at the Westin.

Afterwards, we rode out the hurricane at the Westin Richmond, and everyone we dealt with there was professional, courteous, and kind, even when they were booked to full capacity and the hotel was on generator power. While I won't be planning another wedding anytime soon, the Westin Richmond will be our go-to for every reason for very many years to come. Thank you Westin Richmond!
We had the most amazing wedding reception and it was entirely because of the Westin Richmond.

Our wedding we had Read more...
We had the most amazing wedding reception and it was entirely because of the Westin Richmond.

Our wedding we had planned was cancelled because of Hurricane Irene and we had a little over 24 hours to completely throw together a replacement event. We called the Westin Richmond looking for a reception venue; they had availability and offered us their brand new, gorgeous Chesapeake Ballroom. All of our money was tied up in the cancelled event as most vendors had already been paid in full, so we were unsure of what our reception would involve, but we were excited to have a venue. We told the Westin our situation and met with them later that day (the day before the event!) and were floored to find out that the Westin was able to make calls to some of the vendors that they regularly work with and found vendors willing to donate their time and services to give us a reception of our dreams. The chef at the Westin was able to assemble a buffet for nearly 100 guests with barely 24 hours notice and a hurricane bearing down on Richmond. And it was all delicious!

The team from the Westin Richmond was positively amazing. The generosity and kindness from every person we met and worked with was unlike anything we had found during the entire year we had spent planning the other wedding. General Manager Feliks Schwartz opened his hotel to us; his generosity was unparalleled and the team he has put together completely made our event. The team of Jodie Munn, Director of Sales; Christina Wells, Convention Services Manger; Arik Cullen, Director of Catering; and Stanford Page, Banquet Manager, put together the most gorgeous event, and they did it with 24 hours notice. The Westin Richmond has ours and our families' respect, love, and gratitude for the wonderful event they put together.

I cannot say enough good things about the Westin Richmond. The experience we had changed my opinions about the priorities for our wedding if we were given the chance to plan the whole thing again. First of all, its about the people you have to work with as the bride (or groom). There was so much going on in my life during the year we had been planning the other wedding, I could have REALLY used a team of people like we had at the Westin Richmond for that 24 hours. They were able to think about more details in 24 hours than I feel like I covered in 12 months of wedding planning.

Also, I LOVED having our reception in a hotel in retrospect, which wasn't what we had initially planned. The reception went late and the folks that wanted to retire earlier were able to easily go upstairs to the extremely nice rooms, but the party continued for everyone else. The Westin Richmond had a bar that was open late and our party continued at the hotel bar after the reception wound down.

And most importantly, everything seemed so seamless; the chef, kitchen, staff etc. was a part of the venue and the teamwork was so beautiful among the Westin Richmond team. The wedding we had planned was sort of a la carte, and I have tremendous admiration for how smoothly everything flowed at the Westin.

Afterwards, we rode out the hurricane at the Westin Richmond, and everyone we dealt with there was professional, courteous, and kind, even when they were booked to full capacity and the hotel was on generator power. While I won't be planning another wedding anytime soon, the Westin Richmond will be our go-to for every reason for very many years to come. Thank you Westin Richmond! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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stephanie
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Staff is amazing, hotel is beautiful and the food was THE BEST!
Staff is amazing, hotel is beautiful and the food was THE BEST!
Staff is amazing, hotel is beautiful and the food was THE BEST! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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mcferrense
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Westin is so friendly & the hotel is beautiful and relaxing. We had our reception there and the food was incredible. I would definitely recommend having a wedding reception here!
The staff at the Westin is so friendly & the hotel is beautiful and relaxing. We had our reception there and the food was Read more...
The staff at the Westin is so friendly & the hotel is beautiful and relaxing. We had our reception there and the food was incredible. I would definitely recommend having a wedding reception here! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Denise
Wedding:
1/12/2013
4.7/5.0
I am writing this letter in order to express my sincere gratitude for the high quality of service provided us at The Westin Richmond for my wedding reception. Peter and I could not have been happier. The Food, the Service, especially the service, Mr. Stanford Page and Ms. Amy Magee were tremendous. We felt like we owned the hotel. Each staff member that we encountered were so professional and made us feel so welcome. The sleeping rooms, were like a spa. We truly appreciate all that was done and we will come back on our 1 year anniversary to celebrate our anniversary
sincerely
Denise and Peter Trapper
I am writing this letter in order to express my sincere gratitude for the high quality of service provided us at The Read more...
I am writing this letter in order to express my sincere gratitude for the high quality of service provided us at The Westin Richmond for my wedding reception. Peter and I could not have been happier. The Food, the Service, especially the service, Mr. Stanford Page and Ms. Amy Magee were tremendous. We felt like we owned the hotel. Each staff member that we encountered were so professional and made us feel so welcome. The sleeping rooms, were like a spa. We truly appreciate all that was done and we will come back on our 1 year anniversary to celebrate our anniversary
sincerely
Denise and Peter Trapper Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Westin Richmond responded with the following comments:

Dear Denise and Peter, thank you so very much for sharing your special day with us and for taking the time to write such a nice review of your experience. Stanford and Amy will surely know that you appreciated their efforts and will all look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary, if not sooner. I am thrilled to hear that we helped create great memories for you and your families and we wish you only the best in your new lives together. Regards, Feliks Schwartz - General Manager
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.7/5.0
Natalie and Amy really helped to make our wedding day so wonderful. Though I did not hire a professional planner I often felt as if I had one due to how organized and professional Natalie was to work with. The Westin had fanstastic food, service and our reception was just as beautiful I had always imagined it in my mind.

Only two small complaints, during the reception, food and drinks sometimes got picked up before people had a chance to finish them especially if they walked away from the table. I know that the banquet staff is trying to do their job by keeping the room clean and beautiful, but you are paying for all of that food and drink and your guests are trying to enjoy them so it's hard to see it get thrown away. I have seen this done at many many weddings but now that I have been through the process I realize how wasteful and sometimes frustrating for your guest that it really can be (ie they walk away to speak to someone or use the restroom and come back and their cake is gone).

The second item was not as much related to the wedding as the font desk staff late after the wedding. We were all sitting in the bar/lounge hanging out ( me in my white dress) and the front desk manager approached me ( the bride) to ask if I had a luggage cart in my room and if do it needed to be brought back immediately for other guests...it was 1 am my wedding night. My groomsmen had borrowed a cart to take all the gifts upstairs at the end of the reception ( which I was unaware of because was saying goodbye to our guests). The manager was just very rude and I thought it was totally inappropriate to approach me the bride in the big white dress and say " um excuse me are you with the wedding party." Really? My father tried to follow up with the another manager who apologized and a few days later with the GM but was unable to. This was just a small small small part of our amazing day and fantastic service that the Westin provided up to that point, but irritating none the less.
Natalie and Amy really helped to make our wedding day so wonderful. Though I did not hire a professional planner I often Read more...
Natalie and Amy really helped to make our wedding day so wonderful. Though I did not hire a professional planner I often felt as if I had one due to how organized and professional Natalie was to work with. The Westin had fanstastic food, service and our reception was just as beautiful I had always imagined it in my mind.

Only two small complaints, during the reception, food and drinks sometimes got picked up before people had a chance to finish them especially if they walked away from the table. I know that the banquet staff is trying to do their job by keeping the room clean and beautiful, but you are paying for all of that food and drink and your guests are trying to enjoy them so it's hard to see it get thrown away. I have seen this done at many many weddings but now that I have been through the process I realize how wasteful and sometimes frustrating for your guest that it really can be (ie they walk away to speak to someone or use the restroom and come back and their cake is gone).

The second item was not as much related to the wedding as the font desk staff late after the wedding. We were all sitting in the bar/lounge hanging out ( me in my white dress) and the front desk manager approached me ( the bride) to ask if I had a luggage cart in my room and if do it needed to be brought back immediately for other guests...it was 1 am my wedding night. My groomsmen had borrowed a cart to take all the gifts upstairs at the end of the reception ( which I was unaware of because was saying goodbye to our guests). The manager was just very rude and I thought it was totally inappropriate to approach me the bride in the big white dress and say " um excuse me are you with the wedding party." Really? My father tried to follow up with the another manager who apologized and a few days later with the GM but was unable to. This was just a small small small part of our amazing day and fantastic service that the Westin provided up to that point, but irritating none the less. Read less
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katie
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.2/5.0
The folks at the Westin were great. my biggest issue with them was that they changes point of contact on me 3 times. Even though that kept changing people, they were good at honoring the previous persons promises which really made things go smoothly for us. One of the problems we did have, was when it came time to cut the cake. No one coordinated this event and I feel like it could have gone smoother if we would have had some direction from the Westin staff. As for value we were really pleased with the cost and what was included in the wedding package. They were very quick to respond to emails and always returned called promptly. Overall, we were very pleased with the way the Westin handled our wedding.
The folks at the Westin were great. my biggest issue with them was that they changes point of contact on me 3 times. Even Read more...
The folks at the Westin were great. my biggest issue with them was that they changes point of contact on me 3 times. Even though that kept changing people, they were good at honoring the previous persons promises which really made things go smoothly for us. One of the problems we did have, was when it came time to cut the cake. No one coordinated this event and I feel like it could have gone smoother if we would have had some direction from the Westin staff. As for value we were really pleased with the cost and what was included in the wedding package. They were very quick to respond to emails and always returned called promptly. Overall, we were very pleased with the way the Westin handled our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.7/5.0
The Westin Richmond was amazing! They are so friendly and professional- I really enjoyed having my reception here. They also catered the whole event, and everything was amazing. Be advised, however, that if you choose to use this hotel company, they have a corporate food and beverage monetary minimum. Expect to pay a handsome sum for your wedding, but if you can afford it, it is definitely worth it! They are so sweet and we had a wonderful time!
The Westin Richmond was amazing! They are so friendly and professional- I really enjoyed having my reception here. They Read more...
The Westin Richmond was amazing! They are so friendly and professional- I really enjoyed having my reception here. They also catered the whole event, and everything was amazing. Be advised, however, that if you choose to use this hotel company, they have a corporate food and beverage monetary minimum. Expect to pay a handsome sum for your wedding, but if you can afford it, it is definitely worth it! They are so sweet and we had a wonderful time! Read less
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