Unique spaces for your next event
Unique spaces at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are available to accommodate every gathering from small groups to events of more than 2,000 people. Our outdoor living-history areas are dynamic backdrops for any special event; and indoor are myriad options with 17th or 18th-century decor to suit any group. Celebrate special occasions in dramatic settings.
Capacity 200 reception, 124 seated
The entrance lobby at Jamestown Settlement is the perfect place to welcome guests. A soaring 42-foot high ceiling gives a sense of the outdoors with floor-to-ceiling windows, brick and wood surfaces and structural “trees” supporting the canopy-like roof.
Robert V. Hatcher, Jr. Rotunda
Capacity: 150 reception (standing), 108 seated
The 45-foot dome supports an 8-foot tall copper reproduction chandelier. The colorful custom Oriental-design carpeting and slate floor define this elegant space. A balcony overlooks the rotunda and is perfect for ceremonies. The rotunda connects to the Robins Theater and Great Hall.
Robins Foundation Theater
This state-of-art 250-seat theater is equipped with a digital projection system and large screen. The theater floor and comfortable, padded seats provide a clear view to the stage.
The Great Hall
Capacity: 300 reception, 200 seated
The Great Hall extends from the rotunda to the gazebo and provides an elegant setting for a reception or dining. Graphics telling the Jamestown story line the wall and 17th-century style copper fixtures light the two-story space. The Great Hall accesses both the galleries and patios.
Jamestown Settlement Galleries
Jamestown Settlement’s 30,000 square-foot permanent galleries present the story of 17th-century Virginia and its Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures. Guests will enjoy learning about the richness and diversity of Jamestown through dynamic exhibits.
Gazebo and Patio
Gazebo: 150 reception, 96 seated; Patios: 600 reception, 450 seated
At the end of the great hall, the open-air gazebo is a beautiful outdoor covered space for dining and dancing. Adjacent to the mall and Great Hall, this patio stretches the length of the museum galleries and is open to the mall.
Size: 8,000 square feet
With the expanse of the museum as a backdrop, this open space is perfect for large gatherings. Complete an event in another outdoor area with an activity or concert on the mall. The area is surrounded by brick terraces and the Legacy Walk, and has access to restrooms and the parking lot.
Powhatan Indian village
Capacity: 2,900 standing, 270 seated
The re-created Virginia Indian village is patterned as an excavated Pasbehegh village nearby. Powhatan-style houses, or yehakins, create a historical backdrop for a unique outdoor experience. A boardwalk forms a semi-circle around the village and may be used for banquets or receptions.
Ships’ pier and ships
Pier capacity: 900 standing, 450 seated
This dramatic setting on the banks of the James River can host a variety of events, from receptions to concerts and dining. The Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, replicas of the ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists, are moored at the ships’ pier. Guests may tour the ships during your event and provide the perfect backdrop for special photos. An open-air shelter resembling a 17th-century harbor building is located on the pier.
Riverfront Amenities area
The riverfront amenities area provides restroom facilities and a staging area for catering at the outdoor areas located between the Powhatan Indian village and ships’ pier. It is easily accessible from all outdoor locations and has a separate entrance for service vehicles.
Riverfront Discovery area
Capacity: 3,600 standing, 340 seated
An open air pavilion between the ships’ pier and fort has a lovely view of the James River and the replica ships. An aggregate path connects to the fort and ships.
Capacity: 2,900 standing, 270 seated
A wood palisade enclose the re-created 17th-century fort. There are thatched or wood-shake roofs on buildings representing a guardhouse, shorehouse, and living quarters for colonists, craftsmen, soldiers and governor. In this exciting space guests can participate in a military drill or witness a demonstration of a matchlock musket being fired. The unconsecrated church dominates the fort and has seating for brief gatherings.