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Friday, February 25, 2011

Honeymoon Locations in the South: Part 3

In Part 3 of my series, I will now take you Richmond, Virginia to stay at The Jefferson Hotel for your honeymoon!

The Jefferson Hotel is a beautiful old hotel in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

There are many elements in the Richmond area to take in, from the Cary Street shopping district, called Carytown,

to the Museum of the Confederacy,

to the Poe House,

to the world-reknown Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,

who has just started a huge exhibition of Picasso (the only East Coast locale on this tour) that will go from now until mid-May. If you go, you MUST check out their Faberge collection - it rivals the Forbes collection in terms of eggs and photographs & frames of the Romanovs!

The Jefferson itself is a sight to behold.

The Rotunda lobby is gorgeous (which used to be a Japanese palm garden),

[note the Tiffany glass atrium]

the restaurants are the top rankings of the entire Commonwealth

and the rooms are heavenly.

What more could you ask for?

Photo sources: The Jefferson Hotel, Carytown Association, Museum of the Confederacy, VMFA and the Poe House.


  1. Oh, I think I like this spot best. Don't forget, you'll be spending a lot of time, ahem, "INDOORS" on your honeymoon, so a plush room is a must!!! {Yes, I went there!}

  2. Muffy - I love your comment and yes! We do agree that couples need to plan on being comfy inside :)

  3. The Jefferson looks very grand! And I love to check out the Poe House :-)

  4. Now I'm sitting here reeeeally wishing I had time to go see the Picasso exhibit. Blergh. But this looks like an amazing spot!!!

    And totally splurge on the room. It's like the one time you can justify spending a small fortune on a luxurious room, see absolutely nothing where you're vacationing, and no one will judge you.

  5. I've heard lovely things about that hotel. The pictures are awesome!

  6. I'm with Sara Louise... you would definitely find me at the Poe House! Loving this series by the way!!!!

  7. I was married at The Jefferson and they couldn't be nicer- great service. And the food at Lemaire is fab.

  8. I think the Jefferson looks marvelous. And seeing a Picasso exhibit, so wonderful...

  9. Sara Louise - the Jefferson IS grand. You would love it!

  10. Jamie - MAKE THE TIME to see this Picasso exhibit. You will not regret it!!

  11. Lindsey - Thanks girl, I am glad you are enjoying this series as much as I enjoy every entry you write on your blog : )

  12. I just found your blog and I am so glad I did! This series is so fun and tugs at my Virginia heart strings.... Love!