The Estate at River Run
The Estate at River Run offers a dream setting to host a variety of elegant affairs. A stunning view of the James River, this exquisite Georgian Revival offers 22,000 square feet of opulence for you to host your celebration!
This stately Georgian features an upper brick promenade surrounded by a limestone balustrade and opens to a double curved staircase to the lower terrace. The mansion's interior boasts extravagant architectural embellishment. Marble floors, ornamental cornices, plaster friezes, 18-foot columns with gilded Corinthian capitals, and custom crystal chandeliers please the eye from the onset. A Jeffersonian pool house with a hexagonal raised dome presides over a circular pool with bluestone terraces and a limestone balustrade. Nearby, you will discover a tennis court complete with a covered viewing stand.
Lush green woods surround the grounds at the Estate on both sides. The mature oaks could likely tell stories from days past and provide the perfect canopy for photos, ceremonies, and cocktail hours. The river view, serene grounds, and magical sunsets are yours to enjoy when you host your event at The Estate at River Run.
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Accelerated Wedding planning timeline from Deployment orders made MAGICAL!
After planning their wedding for August, the Navy decided to send him to Okinawa 6 months early. The Estate At River Run went above and beyond to make their dream wedding a reality in 8 short weeks. Kim and her staff are amazing. Every guest commented on the beauty of the venue and the whole evening was magical. Thank you!!
"Thank you for being part of our village!"
Oh my gosh!! ... so freaking incredible! We are just so amazed...
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
It takes a village to pull off a wedding and thank you for being part of our village!!
"The most helpful"
Connor and I both wanted to thank you and your team for all the help and time you gave us! You have been by far the most helpful person we've worked with during this process!
"The most thoughtful and knowledgeable team"
Originally, The Estate was not what my husband and I had envisioned for our wedding day, but I decided to visit anyways (because how can you not, it's breathtaking) and absolutely fell in love. All of the details and history are just a small part of what made this our dream venue. Kim Moody and her team are the most thoughtful and knowledgeable team. They were attentive, flexible and willing to work with us on most situations -- all while staying so cool, calm and collected. My favorite aspect of this venue is that there are SO many different locations that you can utilize -- it was honestly hard to narrow down where we wanted to do everything. We ended up utilizing as much of the property as possible (even with torrential downpours all day long) and I wouldn't change a thing. Kim was always right behind us with a drink or a "how are you doing" and it was so comforting to have that.
The Estate at River Run was the absolute best choice for us (and it made for the most amazing photos). I wouldn't change a thing and that's due to the amazing team and the most beautiful location. Thank you all again and again from the bottom of our hearts!
The Cherry On Top!
I hardly know where to begin to thank you for EVERYTHING you have done to make this weekend so special for Heather and Jack. When we drove up the driveway many months ago--Heather was smitten... and I was secretly so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you once again. I knew we would be in the best hands possible & you have delivered once again! It's been a pleasure talking, texting, & emailing over the past several months. Thank you for your never ending patience in answering questions, calming anxious thoughts, and being there for me as a friend. It's been a fun ride! May God continue to bless you in this wedding adventure you are on!
THE MOST AMAZING VENUE WITH THE MOST HELPFUL PEOPLE
Working with Kim & her team was a dream, and they made us feel so welcome when hosting our event there this Fall. I am so appreciative to them for everything. The experience was amazing, and it was more than just renting out any other wedding venue. Kim stayed for our entire event to make sure things went smoothly and to help us celebrate. We could not have asked for a better experience. The venue is absolutely breath-taking and created a wow factor that still has our guests in a daze. If you are looking for a beautiful venue with an amazing staff and support team, please stop at The Estate At River Run. You will not regret it!!
The Time of our Lives!
We had the time of our lives at our River Run wedding. I wish we could do it again! I continually replay the evening in my mind and have the fondest memories. We are grateful that you worked with us on such short notice, especially during Covid. It has been a delight to get to know you! Your warm personality and experience in the wedding field helped us so much. Our wedding was absolutely spectacular, and you were a big part of making it happen. Our guests are still bubbling over with wonderful comments about the evening. Thank you for your kindness throughout our wedding planning process.
Experienced and Patient!
I am forever grateful to you for making my son's wedding everything I had ever dreamed it would be... even during a pandemic. Mostly thank you for being a friend during a time that could have been incredibly stressful. Thank you again for being you and for making this as effortless as possible. I will never forget Austin's wedding and will always remember it fondly. All the best and lots of love, Heather
A real-life fairytale wedding!
Our fall wedding was a fairytale at this perfect venue! The Estate at River Run was the perfect place for our wedding with ~100 guests. The owners went above and beyond to make sure everything we needed, happened on our wedding day and were always readily available when we needed them throughout the entire process.
Our favorite parts of this venue: the view of the river, the grandeur of The Estate, the Wedgewood Ballroom for dancing, the separate ballroom downstairs for a dinner space, and the STUNNING bridal suite!!
"Always delivered with a positive attitude & a smile!"
Thank you so much for your help in such a perfect event for Heather & Jack! We appreciated your advice, expertise, & guidance along the way... always delivered with a positive attitude & smile. We hope our paths will cross again one day!
You know you're amazing, right?
We can't thank you enough for all you did to make the day so amazing. You have created something really special there at River Run!
We felt so welcomed and celebrated!
I don't think words can truly capture how perfect our wedding was! From the moment we walked into The Estate in November 2021, we felt so welcomed and celebrated! And throughout the following year, we felt so supported and loved! You all truly could not have done more to bring our wedding dreams to life! And more important--you kept us worry-free! I mean, who else would give the flower girl emergency panties and drive my dad around in the golf cart - ha! Every single guest was blown away at how wonderful every detail was. It was truly a day we will never forget! Thank you for everything! With love, The Andersons
The Most Beautiful Day!
Thank you all so much for your help over the past year in preparing for our wedding! It was the most beautiful day and The Estate at River Run will always hold a very special place in our hearts.
"Everything was just breathtaking!"
I have to tell you thank you a thousand times and that still won't be enough. You took such amazing care of every single detail for us and made for a wonderfully smooth day. Everything was just breathtaking. You are excellent at what you do and I will recommend you always. Thank you so very much for making Anna's day everlasting in her memories.
A Must Have!
This venue is so beautiful and the team that works behind it is incredible. I couldn’t recommend this place enough. My guests told us we had the most beautiful wedding they have ever seen. Hire Kim Moody for florals or as your wedding planner! Or both!
A Decision that made itself!
My husband and I chose The Estate at River Run for our wedding venue the first day we visited. You can try to look at pictures, but it won't capture the true beauty of the property and the feeling you get when you arrive. Kim, the owner, greeted us with a smile and treated us with a constant open door policy any time we had a question or needed to stop by prior to the wedding. Our wedding day was absolutely incredible and our guests loved the ability to sip a cocktail on the terrace, dance in the ballroom or have a quiet conversation in one of the many ornate rooms. Kim and The Estate at River Run management team went above and beyond to ensure our vendor team had what they needed and that our day went smoothly. We cannot thank you enough for helping us create a memory we will never forget.
**Review originally posted to Wedding Wire, copied here by office staff**
Beautiful Venue and Beautiful Friends
Kim-- my beautiful new friend! Thank you so for ALL you + your team (incl. husband, Andrew) did to ensure the Guerin-Meason Wedding was a smashing success. Looking forward to our next event! Love ya!
Extremely Helpful and Seemingly Effortless
We cannot give enough thanks to you and your family for helping us to have our special day! From the moment we toured your venue and Kaitlyn fell in love with it, you have been extremely helpful. You have made this planning process seemingly effortless by having a venue that is truly fit for a wedding and being accommodating. We are so grateful that we were able to have our special day at a venue that you put a lot of time and effort into--and it shows! Andrew and you have truly been the best to work with, and we wish you nothing but happiness and success for your futures.
P.S. Thank you, Andrew, for always being on top of invoicing and accounting and answering my countless questions, it was much appreciated!--Jacoby
Kaitlyn and Jacoby
**Review sent directly to Estate, copied here by Office Staff**
The Time of Our Lives
We had the time of our lives at our River Run wedding. I wish we could do it again! I continually replay the event in my mind and have the fondest memories. We are grateful that you worked with us on such short notice, especially during COVID. It has been a delight to get to know you! Your warm personality and experience in the wedding field helped us so much. Our wedding was absolutely spectacular, and you were a big part of making it happen. Our guests are still bubbling over with wonderful comments about the evening. Thank you for your kindness throughout our wedding planning process!
Creative and Elegant Wedding Venue
It's been two months and I still can't find the perfect words to describe how magical our day at River Run was this past February. We married in the ballroom in late afternoon, with the sun filtering in through the gorgeous yawning windows. My husband played the estate's grand piano for me as I walked down the aisle, and so many loved ones filled the warm space with smiles (and a few tears). And as elegant and grandiose as the manor may be, at no point did it feel stifling or inaccessibly fancy. We're a family of modest means who found ourselves in this estate by a series of impossibly fortunate circumstances, and not once did I feel like I didn't belong. Kim Moody makes the entire experience feel like family from the start. River Run's familiar relationship with their preferred vendors made every step of the process easy and enjoyable-- the caterers know the kitchen inside and out, and can give exact details on arrangement and setup. The DJ has tested every room and knows precisely where sound carries the best. We felt like there was a team of people-- all incredibly kind and eager to share our day with us-- that had our back. And as we planned the whole thing ourselves, that ease of execution was no small feat. Everyone involved with River Run has so much experience with weddings, events, and easy elegance that every detail fell into place. Our day would have been beautiful no matter what, but February 29 in the Estate at River Run, we secured memories that will still be striking as long as we live.
A Perfect Day at a Magical Venue
Oh man, what a day we had! Our wedding at The Estate at River Run was an absolute dream come true. We had fallen in love with this place after a visit only a few months before and completely changed our plans so we could have our wedding here.
We opted to have both the ceremony and reception here as it gave us the chance to fully utilize the venue. From our ceremony in the ballroom with its gorgeous high ceilings and dramatic windows, we took our guests downstairs to the banquet hall where we danced the night away! There, we dined at the massive hearth, danced under the chandelier, escaped to the wine cellar for goofy photos, and stepped out onto the back patio to catch our breath and enjoy the breathtaking view of the river and countryside at sunset.
We were treated so well. Kim is so patient and easy to work with, guiding our very inexperienced steps through the often hectic world of wedding planning. She gave us so much and ensured we had the best time on the best day of our lives.
We cannot thank everyone at River Run enough. Our wedding was perfect, and I hope others can experience even a fraction of our happiness there too!
Our event was the first one this venue hosted and it went off without a hitch! The Estate is thoughtfully decorated and we enjoyed Kim taking us room by room and explaining the decor and history. This new venue is a gorgeous backdrop for any wedding or special event overlooking the James River. And the sunsets...you just have to see for yourself.
Above and Beyond Amazing!
Kim + her team are ABOVE AND BEYOND AMAZING! Our local networking group full of creative entrepreneurs (many of whom are in the Wedding Industry) still cannot stop talking about our time spent at this GORGEOUS venue!! We had a meeting of about 30 members and Kim was just the most accommodating and wonderful tour guide, speaker and host!! I can't wait to tell all my brides about this absolutely gorgeous venue and team!! The Estate at River Run is most definitely our new favorite Venue and top choice for Wedding couples!!!
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Photos and videos do not do River Run justice. The property is absolutely exquisite and we are DELIGHTED to share it with you all and your families to host the most magical day of your lives. Wait until you experience it! The indescribable beauty and opulent architecture await!
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