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Your wedding is a historic time in your life.

The Historic Boxwood Inn is all about a good story. Our venue has been a historic centerpiece of Lee Hall since 1896 and has house W.C. Fields, General “Blackjack” Perishing, America’s first four-star General, as well as many other interesting guests in our long past.

We invite you to fall in love with our historic property as well as write your own chapter in the rich history our estate holds. Transport your guests back to the height of the 1800s with our genuine and historic feel, clean and pristine edge filled with fresh paint, polished antiques and the rich smell of original hardwood. We offer many intimate spaces for you to spend time and explore with your guests like our perfectly maintained General Store and Tea Room.

It's time to Set the stage.

Our highly trained and professional staff boasts over 45 years of experience with hundreds of successful events. We can offer: 

  •  A single contact for your vendors and providers to simplify the planning process.
  • A list of pre-approved caterers (but…) we are more happy to work with your certified and insured caterer of choice.
  • Our Catering Partners can accommodate any dietary needs your guests may have.
  • List of local entertainers such as Vocalist and Jazz Groups.

The State of Virginia requires a posted license for serving alcohol so some caterers will have an ABC license that you can use, but if you would prefer to bring your own choice of beverages you can obtain a one-day license yourself at the provided link. We find this to be a popular choice for many of our guests.

We always supply white tablecloths for all tables but also with our long-standing partnership with Hampton Roads Event Rentals we can offer

  • Discounted pricing on a selection of colored tablecloths.
  • 5% off tent and place settings. 
  • Free delivery and pick-up for all Rentals.

Assembling the perfect cast of characters.

Our convenient location near Warwick Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue provide easy access to Interstate 64 for those traveling on the road and we have overnight staff available to guests arriving at night, with plenty of free onsite parking.

We offer a “Destination in Style Wedding Package, which includes:

  • Overnight accommodations in four historic suites.
    (This can be for family and guest arriving from out of town.)
  • Rehearsal dinner on premises.
  • Optional Catered morning brunch.
  • Bride and Bridesmaid dressing room in a separate wing.
  • Groom and Groomsmen prepare in a comfortable, private lounge.
  • Free delivery and pick-up for all Rentals.

While rain can happen, you don’t need to worry because we always have a plan in place. We work with your coordinator to accommodate seamlessly. Also, at the Historic Boxwood Inn, we appreciate our Armed Forces and understand that deployments and official obligations can come in a moments notice, so we strive to accommodate for reschedules due to these circumstances.

To capture Your beginning.

One thing we hold as tradition here is our “Extra Toast for the Train.” For each train that may pass, locals believe it is good luck to offer an additional toast in honor of the event. The last time a train went unnoticed, it ended up buried on the grounds. Be sure to ask us about this unique story…

At the end of each year, we release our annual, “Chapters of Our Story” book, just in time for Christmas. This book is filled with the wonderful events we had the privilege of hosting that year. This is a chance for you to forever write your names in our long story as you embark on the next chapter of your own story.

Peter C.
Peter C.
Professional Photographer
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We had a wedding we photographed over the weekend and it was absolutely beautiful! Everything was set up very nicely and on point. Would definitely recommend this venue to new clients.
Shandra G.
Shandra G.
Inn Guest
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The history is awesome! Lisa is awesome! The boxwood Inn is awesome! My daughter and I were traveling without planning ahead. After a quick google search, we messaged Lisa through the Facebook page. Lisa messaged us back right away. She was super friendly and accommodating!...
James R.
James R.
Marriage Commissioner
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Great place for a wedding! Old Victorian style home, plenty of parking. The inside of the home is just beautiful. It was decorated with lots of old pictures and memorabilia. I had the occasion to meet the owner and she was charming and pleasant. I am a Marriage Commissioner and this was a great venue.
Tracey
Tracey
Airbnb Guest
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Amazing inn! Very spacious yet cozy feeling at the same time. Perfect base for visiting Williamsburg, Jamestowne, and Yorktown. Nothing is more than 20 minutes away. Blown away by the decor and attention to detail. And best of all, the helpfulness and friendliness of the owners…Read more
Craig F.
Craig F.
Corporate Event Guest
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The wife and I had her annual company Christmas party there Friday night it was wonderful. Everyone involved was so nice and accommodating. The owner was personally on hand inviting everyone to take photos and also offered a personal tour of the beautiful Historic Boxwood Inn. I personally plan on trying to do something there in the very near future it was wonderful.
Brent H.
Brent H.
Event Guest
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The renovated Boxwood is picture perfect. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the events are handled wonderfully. It's an absolute must see spot.
Chris M.
Chris M.
Private Event Host
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Had our baby shower celebrations here and it was a phenomenal time. The food was perfect in every way...the staff were pleasant and very easy to work with...and the atmosphere of the inn is just beautiful. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!!!
Chris K.
Chris K.
Groom
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There's no way to fully describe everything the Boxwood Inn family has done for us. From hosting our engagement party to catering our wedding to just being a wonderful place to spend an evening, I can say without any doubt that if you decide to do ANYTHING at the Boxwood Inn, you're guaranteed to have a great time. Fantastic people, fantastic food, and a fantastic location!
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