Cousiac Manor’s flexibility and expansive grounds create the perfect space for any couple with any budget. The grand space allows for both the ceremony and reception, but still provides your guests with an intimate, tranquil, and historic setting. Cousiac Manor provides a farm & waterfront backdrop for any wedding style from a formal event, a rustic farm nuptial, or a casual food truck style wedding.
Everything you need to know about
Saturday & Sunday rentals offered
• Up to 300 guests for cocktail style & 250 guests for seated dinner.
•Up to 36-hour access to the property.
•Outdoor ceremony options including pavilion access for additional shade & inclement weather.
•Tables (round and banquet style) for up to 250 guests & 300 white resin chairs.
•Parking for guests & additional separate parking for vendors.
•Circular driveway in two locations for vendor, handicap, bus, & shuttle drop off.
•Unlimited visits for planning; appointment required.
•Fully equipped 15x17 kitchen for caterer.
•ADA compliant restrooms.
•Use of firepit for rehearsal and reception.
•Use of grounds for engagement and bridal portraits.
•Various décor items including lighting packages, farmhouse tables, etc.
There are various backdrops for an outdoor ceremony including the waterfront arbor. It’s the perfect backdrop for a riverfront ceremony. With a light breeze off the winding river, the waterfront arbor can be decorated with florals and various décor items.
Imagine a space where your special vows are shared with family and friends under the shade of the Cousiac’s historic magnolia trees. There are various arrangements for seating if the client prefers a more southern feel with a view of the Hechler House or the option for guests to view the barn and enjoy the expansive river views on a summer evening.
for the Girls
This space is used for the bride, bridesmaids, and family as early as the client would like the day of the event. It includes a sitting room and natural lighting for the perfect photographs with comfortable furniture, a refurbished make up vanity (3 seats), a private double vanity restroom, and full length mirror.
For the Guys
Used for the groom and groomsmen, the quarter was one Cousiac’s original buildings from the 1700’s. Bring a fishing rod and wet a line before the nuptials with the guys. With its original brick flooring, it’s the seamless space for the men to sit back, relax, and enjoy a view of the Pamunkey River.
Duck Club (available for 2022 weddings & beyond)
A larger space will become available in 2022 for the groom and groomsmen with a galley kitchen, sitting room, dressing area, and game room.
Everything you need to know about
The Manor House was built in 1746 by Augustine Claiborne, a Virginia state senator, who was born January 14, 1720, at Sweet Hall, right across the river from Cousiac. Augustine Claiborne passed away in 1787; and early use of the name Cousiac is evidenced in the original affidavit, hand-written and signed by John Bassett (best friends of George Washington), transferring ownership of the the land and marsh in “New Kent, called Cousack Neck, from Augustine Claiborne.”
The first First Lady, Marth Dandridge Custis Washington, was a close neighbor of Cousiac; she was born at Chestnut Grove, just a couple of miles west of Cousiac on the Pamunkey River.
Cousiac was sold to the Burnells, then was purchased by Williams Winch of London, who ran his mercantile business from this location, ideally situated on the highly navigable Pamunkey River, which joins with the York River to the east and makes its way via the Cheseapeake Bay to the sea. Winch married Fanny Parke, daughter of John Custis. After his death, Fanny married Capt. Thomas Dancie, who operated a ferry, known as Ruffin Ferry. Captain Dancie’s father-in-law was Martha (Dandridge) Washington’s uncle.
The house is currently under renovation and will be ready for bed & breakfast rental TBA. The house will accommodate wedding bridal party guests for the weekend of the event.
With elegant, rustic chandeliers, twinkling bistro lights, and refurbished wood from the 1950’s dairy barns on the property, the reception hall is 3,000 sq. feet and provides a comfortable space for a cocktail style or seated dinner that can accommodate 250-300 guests. The sliding barn doors can remain closed for various seasons or open for summer weddings.
Situated between the river and reception hall, your guests will sure to be dancing the night away under twinkling bistro lights and the moon shining on the river. This space is a perfect setting for dancing, cocktail hour, and rehearsal dinners.
Cousiac Manor was the most perfect venue for our wedding. We were able to comfortably fit 200 guests, and even on a windy and rainy day, the place was absolutely beautiful.
“Beautiful venue, great service”
The owners were great to work with, answering all our questions & allowing us to visit a few times to make plans. From the beautiful ceremony under the arbor, on the water, to dancing under the stars, it was such wonderful day!
“It was so beautiful”
Sydney was such a pleasure to work with, was always quick to reply to my many questions. She's willing to always work out a time for you to visit for pictures or for a planner to view the grounds!
“It is an absolutely breath taking”
A "vintage" horse trailer bar will be the ultimate addition for your guests to grab a drink if under the pavilion or dancing. Its ability to be moved allows clients to have access for any style event; rehearsal, wedding reception, or corporate event.
For investment details and availability, please send a message using the contact form. We would love to provide a private, scheduled tour of the grounds and facility.
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