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Venues in Fort Monroe, VA,
(757) 637-7778

About Us

The Commanding General's Residence and Garden is a historic wedding ceremony and reception venue in Fort Monroe, Virginia. Couples seeking intimate or medium-sized weddings with reclaimed architecture will rejoice when they see what this venue has to offer. Considered to be one of the most extraordinary venues in the Hampton Roads area, couples will fall head over heels for the views of the water and sunset.

Facilities and Capacity

Open, green manicured lawns. Panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay. Trimmed hedges, stunning sunsets and leafy trees. These are just a few of the breathtaking details that immediately strike couples and guests during wedding events at The Commanding General’s Residence and Garden. Enjoy a garden wedding ceremony and reception that accommodates up to 150 guests, or stay inside the residence, absorbing the stone walls, floor and overall spectacular historic ambience. The outdoor venue is most spectacular for its waterfront white gazebo. The indoor venue accommodates up to 60 guests for smaller weddings. While the indoor area for ceremonies has a dimly-lit, archaic aesthetic, the rest of the house is open, light and full of crystal chandeliers and polished hardwood floors. Couples will feel right at home in this facility and can even rent rooms upstairs where they can relax and mingle prior to their ceremony.

Services Offered

No matter your wedding event, The Commanding General’s Residence and Garden is happy to host it. Celebrate engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions and elopements. Tables, chairs and linens are all-inclusive to this venue’s services. Other more general services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Wi-Fi


Fort Monroe, a part of Old Point Comfort located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, is quintessential to American history. Fort Monroe was constructed as an observation point during the War of 1812. This venue in particular was built in 1907 and housed the commanding generals of Fort Monroe. After its decommissioning in 2011, the place has become a gorgeous venue with an elegant garden and a general atmosphere that is rich with history, nostalgia and romance.


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  • The residence is absolutely stunning and very spacious! We had 23 guests and there was plenty of space for everyone without it feeling too large! Aaron was amazing the day of letting us know everything we needed to know, checking up on us, and taking care of the little last minute details (grass cutting, 1/2 round linens, etc)! The only decorations I used were vases full of flowers on the fireplace mantles and my own signage! We did have to rent our ceremony chairs since it was in the garden and they don’t allow their chairs outside but that was no big deal! We rented out the largest room upstairs for everyone to get ready in and were able to close a door and have the guys get ready on the other side without seeing us!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 2,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 400.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 400.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Garden, Historic Building, Mansion, Park, Religious, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Event Rentals, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?


    What transportation and access is available?


    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, November, December

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