Private Events

Special Events – Book yours today !

We provide a “very Richmond” alternative for your private event. The Valentine is conveniently located in downtown Richmond and offers both indoor and outdoor accommodations.

Available Spaces


This is a great place to entertain a new client, mark a company anniversary or celebrate a family member’s recent accomplishment. Unwind after daytime conference meetings, entertain your guests under the stars and dine by candlelight.

  • Capacity:
    150 people – reception
    75 people – seated

Gray Family Terrace

An elegant, brick and blue stone outdoor space located on the south side of the museum building. The terrace can be tented and features vintage neon signs from Richmond businesses.

  • Capacity:
    120 people – reception
    60 people – seated

Multi-Purpose Room

An excellent space for a working lunch, company board meeting or office  party.

  • Capacity:
    150 people – reception
    75 people – seated at round tables
    60 people – classroom seating
    90 people – theater seating

Stern Conference Room

This space is useful for a small intimate lunch, planning meeting, small group retreat or retirement luncheon.  Great for a small business meeting with space for a presentation projector.

  • Capacity

16 people – large conference table
24 people – round tables

Facility Highlights

    • Rent facility by the hour
    • Non-profit rates available


Scheduling Your Event    

  • All reservations must be complete a minimum of 30 days in advance of your event.
  • Contact us to check the availability of your desired date, discuss your specific needs, fees, and any optional services. Email or call 804-649-0711 and ask for Peggy Hudert, our Facilities Rental Manager. Or submit a request for information online.
  • Contact one or more of our preferred caterers to receive information on estimated food/beverage costs.
  • Decide upon the necessary start/end times of your event. We can then send to you a contract that secures the date and times of your event. Your reservation will be held for two weeks.
  • Before two weeks have passed, sign your contract and return it with your non-refundable deposit. A deposit of 50% of the rental fee is required. If your contract and deposit are not returned after two weeks, your requested date will be released. Your remaining balance is due one month before your event date.