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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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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