Event Pricing

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fredericksburg, the James Monroe Museum Memorial Garden is a tranquil setting in which to hold an intimate wedding ceremony, reception or other special party. The garden is within walking distance of downtown restaurants and amenities, but is walled-in to provide privacy for your event.

Events may be held from April 1 through October 31. The space can accommodate a maximum of 40 people seated (depending on seating arrangements), or a slightly larger group for a non-seated cocktail reception.


Events must be held between the hours of 6:00 PM and and 10:30 PM. (Please see Guidelines and Restrictions page for more details.)

Wedding Reception, or Combined Ceremony/Reception $1,000
Ceremony Only $400
Rehearsal Dinner/Other Private Party $600


Add-on Items:

James Monroe interpreter $300
Harpist (please contact harpists directly from our Vendors page for details and scheduling.) $200


All prices include:

Credit: Instant de Vie Photography

Credit: Instant de Vie Photography

  • Pro-rated cost of tent storage, delivery, set-up and break-down.
  • Chairs and tables (Chairs included in rental rate are white padded garden chairs. There will be an additional fee for other types of chairs.)
  • For wedding ceremonies: a rehearsal, by reservation.
  • Chandelier for lighting under the tent.
  • Free admission to the museum for guests for a portion of the event.
  • Use of the Museum’s one public, handicap accessible restroom for the duration of the event.
  • Three James Monroe Museum staff members for event coordination and management.

The renter is responsible for:

  • Catering/bar service, including a Virginia ABC banquet event license if you are handling the bar yourself.
  • Decorations/flowers
  • Table linens
  • Additional lighting, if desired.
  • DJ or musical entertainment

Please see our Recommended Vendors page for local business who can help with your event.

We know that weddings – and similar special events – are personal and unique, and we will be happy to work with you to help make your vision a reality! Please contact our Public Programs Coordinator, Lindsey Crawford, by e-mail or telephone (540/654-2111) with any questions.