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Lake Hening

Henrico County Lake Hening
Park Weddings 

Looking for Justice of the Peace
Style Ceremony? 

We have a Wedding Officiant / Wedding Minister
Who Can Perform A Justice Of The Peace Style Service For You!

If you don't have a location for your marriage ceremony, Lake Hening is the perfect place for small weddings. Couples' from Henrico County and all over Virginia come to Lake Hening in Henrico seven days a week for their special marriage ceremony, since Henrico is the only jurisdication in Virginia with a built-in wedding venue(Lake Hening and the Courtyard Fountain), ceremonies are performed seven days a week all year round, civil, non-religious, and religious ceremonies are performed seven days a week by a full-time court authorized wedding minister, all guests are welcome, and ceremonies are performed even when it is raining or snowing undercover at the Courtyard Fountain Area by the Courthouse. Couples' from the following jurisdictions regularly come to Henrico County because ceremonies are not performed at their Courthouse, or there is too long of a wait: Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan, Charles City, New Kent, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, and Prince George County.Lake Hening is located at the Henrico Government Center at 4301 E. Parham Road, and directions are listed below.


1. Ceremonies are performed seven days a week every day of the year. Give us a call to schedule your Officiant at Lake Hening at +1 804-244-2302 or +1 571-234-3645. (Scheduling is not done through the Courthouse or County.) Our $100 fee (the fee never changes) covers our Officiant at Lake Hening. There is no fee for the use of the venue)

2. You can obtain your marriage license at Henrico Courthouse, and get married the same day at the same complex. (Weekdays Only, except Holidays) 

3. Civil, non-religious, religious, and Christian Ceremonies performed seven days a week by a full-time wedding minister: not fake weddings that are often performed by a civil marriage celebrant, justice of the peace, or magistrate. 

4. All Guests are Welcome! Witnesses are not Required! (If Necessary, each couple or their guests must provide their own chairs.)

5. All brides have the wonderful opportunity of walking down the aisle before all of their family and friends

6. Each Couple can design their own Ceremony: Sample Ceremonies.

7. Feel free to dress casual, semi-formal, or formal for your Ceremony. You may also have attendants (i.e., bridesmaids, groomsmen, flowers girls, ring bearers, etc.) Make sure everyone dresses for the weather.

8. Ceremonies scheduled more than one month in advance are only scheduled in the morning, and the fee must be paid up front.

9. In the event of rain or snow, Ceremonies are performed undercover at the Courtyard Fountain Area of the Henrico Courthouse Complex. If you are unable to obtain your marriage license, because of courthouse closings, your marriage ceremony will be postponed.

10. We also perform Ceremonies at the specified locations of our Brides and Grooms for a higher fee.


12. After dark weddings are performed at the WEDDING PLATFORM at the same complex, or at the location of the couple for a higher fee.

13. All weddings performed by other court authorized officiants at the Henrico Government Center must be scheduled with that officiant. Henrico Government Center Venues cannot be reserved. Lake Hening Park sometimes accommodates more than one wedding at a time because of its size. The rain/snow venue also can accommodate more than one wedding at a time.


Follow E. Parham Road to Stoplight at Prince Henry Drive.

If coming from Staples Mill Road, Turn Left on Prince Henry Drive.

If coming from Broad Street, Turn Right on Prince Henry Drive.

Upon turning on Prince Henry Drive, IMMEDIATELY turn Left on Service Road prior to Bus Stop. After turning on Service Road, IMMEDIATELY turn Right into VISITOR AND EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT. Do Not Cross Lake!

The Officiant will meet you and your guests in parking lot, and walk with you to the Venue!!
Lake Hening Wedding Officiant
Lake Hening  Wedding officiant
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