Upper Shirley is simply the best wedding venue in Richmond! After visiting and researching A TON of venues in the area, we were so blown away by the beautiful grounds, professional staff, top-notch amenities, and delicious food and wine that Upper Shirley offered. There was just no comparison and our final venue choice was an easy one. Even though Upper Shirley is a newer venue, their team was knowledgeable and more than capable of handling our large wedding. Throughout the planning process, their on-staff event coordinator was super helpful, had great insight and suggestions, and was very responsive to all of our questions. Catherine, you're a rock-star and are so thankful that you were there for us! Our wedding day was absolutely flawless - if there were any issues, we (and our guests) were blissfully unaware. Me and the girls spent most of the day in the bridal suite getting ready, and let me tell you, that place is so beautiful and calming, and we had a dedicated staff member checking on us throughout the day, bringing us food and drinks and making sure we were taken care of. The event spaces and the lawn with the river backdrop are so impressive, and make for beautiful wedding photos (and video!). Our guests could not stop commenting on how friendly and helpful the staff was, and they definitely made us feel special. The food and wine were so delicious - we can't wait to go back and enjoy a meal at the restaurant to relive our reception. Upper Shirley helped make the wedding of our dreams come true, and we cannot recommend this place enough!!
-Cassandra Ratti, Bride