Like so many catering houses, our company was started in 1992, with several Office Cafes. As our foods were popular, we were often asked to cater events for our customers for pickup or delivery.
In late 2000, we found we needed a permanent venue to work from and started looking around Richmond for options. We wanted a setting that was classic, could hold hundreds of guests, and was in a central Richmond location.
In January of 2001 we took possession of The Renaissance with one of Richmond’s Largest Victorian Ballrooms, as our new home.
Our new facility even came with a pedigree! It was completed in 1887, as the Masonic Temple… and boy what a life it had! The Richmond newspapers spoke volumes over the years of the elegant affairs and events hosted here. Even Theodore Roosevelt, the namesake of our “Roosevelt Grand Ballroom”, graced the property in 1905 when he and his wife came through Richmond on his tour of the southern states.
Today as you enter the Grand Foyer with its sky and cloud ceiling, murals and oil paintings, you walk through a doorway to a glorious past and get a hint of things to come.
Our Roosevelt Ballroom features 30 foot ceilings, three Holland imported chandeliers and floor to ceiling palladium windows. The Adams Room will accommodate smaller parties, overflow from the ballroom, or a beautiful wedding ceremony for up to 140 guests.
With our convenient downtown location in the new Art’s District, parking is convenient and central to most downtown hotel rooms, needed for overnight guests of events. We find it the perfect venue and we’re sure you will too.