Whispering Pine Plantation


If you are providing alcohol at your special event, you will need an ABC license.   Please see the link below to file for your application online.  It is recommended to get this license 6-8 weeks before your event.   The license has to be displayed in the pavilion at the venue.

  $40 (state license fee)
+ $15 (nonrefundable application fee)
   $55 (single-day rate)
+ $40 (each additional day)



When you apply for your marriage license, you’ll need to show up to the clerk of circuit court together. If that’s not possible, some jurisdictions do allow you to substitute a notarized affidavit. Some things you should know:

Bring a valid form of photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID.  The Virginia Marriage License Fee is $30.00, but some counties charge slightly more so bring a few extra dollars.  There is no waiting period. You can get your license and get married in the same day. But keep in mind the clerk has limited hours, and most require you to show up at least 30 minutes before closing time. 

  • No blood test is required.
  • No witnesses are required at your ceremony.
  • You should both coming in knowing your social security numbers and both your parents’ full legal names. If you’ve been married before, you might need to know divorce details, or even bring a copy of your divorce decree.
  • Your license is valid for 60 days after you obtain it. You must get married within that window, or you’ll need to apply all over again.

After your officiant performs the ceremony, signatures are required from the newlyweds and the officiant. Most of the time, the officiant is then required to mail the completed license back to the Clerk of Court or you can mail back yourself within five (5) days of the wedding. After that, you’ll be able to request certified copies of your license. They’re usually $2.50 each, and you might want to consider getting a few and keeping them in a safe place so that you won’t have to go through the hassle in the future.


​Here at Whispering Pine, feel free to contact any of the vendors on this page and you may also use your own preferred vendors at no additional charge.


Fodrey Catering Concepts - Jamie Fodrey - 804-543-3990  Create Your Own Menu  www.FodreyCatering.com

Kickin' Ash BBQ & Catering - Sean Lawson - 804-339-6993 @KickinAshBBQ Facebook Powhatan, CA

The Fishin' Pig - 434-223-3287  Barbeque - fishinpig.com  Farmville, VA

Butler's Unique Catering - 804-519-9278 - Unique Wedding Menu  Richmond, VA


Minister Jerimiah Dillon - 804-873-6083 - jtothedillon@gmail.com

Rev. Charles Fink - 804-337-4667 - charlesfink100@yahoo.com

Rev. Doug Bowman - 804-301-7155

Keith A. Materson, Officiant, 804-548-3773  @RainbowsDream on Facebook

Chantal - 804-773-5163 eloperichmond@gmail.com



A New Perspective Photo Co - Stephen Carbone - 804-852-1086  perspectivephotoco@gmail.com  perspectivephoto.com

Leslie Nichole Photography - 850-865-0669  leslienicholephotographer.com

88 Love Stories - James Lee - 804-537-0777  88lovestories.com

Shannon Hennessey Photography - 804-379-9807  shannonhennessey.com

Hannah Louise Photography - hannanhlouisephotog@gmail.com   hannahlouisephoto.com

Dragon Photo Studio - Mike Dragon - 757-636-9807   dragonphotostudio.com

Burchett Photography - Nicole Burchett - 804-218-5222 hello@burchettphotography.com


SOCIAL PARTY BOOTH - Joe Korzeniewski - 804-402-7397 - www.SocialPartyBooth.com info@socialpartybooth.com


Beautiful Air B&B in downtown Amelia - Terry Barnard - 804-314-7154

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Richmond/Midlothian 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA  - 804-379-3800  (27 miles from venue)

Holiday Inn Express 404 Sunchase Blvd., Farmville, VA  434-393-4040 (29 miles from venue)


BlendMasters DeeJay Services LLC - 804-677-7648  Djblendmasters.com info@djblendmasters.com

Bachelor Boys Band - Adam Hopkins - 517-775-2815  adam@bachelorboysband.com

DJ Mike Dowdy Party in a Box from Amelia - 804-307-5988  804-561-4583  partyinabox56@aol.com


Cakes by LaTonya - free delivery - 804-479-2475 - pljcoleman04@aol.com

Katie & Ollies Edible Art, Karen, 804-464-8005 - info@katieandollie.com www.katieandollie.com  Located in Amelia

Ukrop's Wedding Cakes - Terri Joyce - 80-340-3020


Lasting Florals - Deborah - 3541 Clintwood Road, Midlothian, VA - 804-839-1047 lastingflorals.com

Kim Moody Design - 201 South Main Street, Blackstone, VA - 434-292-5000 @KimMoodyDesign

Flowers Make Scents - 1272 Alverser Plaza, Midlothian, VA 804-897-6100 www.flowersmakescents.biz

Elizabeth Lous Blooms - Ariel -804-852-8929 - loveelizabethlous@gmail.com www.instagram.com/elizabethlousblooms/


Mai Glamour, LLC - Hair & Makeup - 262-527-0240 www.MaiGlamour.com

Richmond Make Up Artist - 804-690-9309 or info@richmondmakeupartist.com\

Glam to Go - Hair and Makeup for weddings and wedding party in Amelia - 804-561-1918 


Rent-E-Quip - 804-520-7100  rentequip.com

Party Perfect - 804-359-2400  partyperfect.com

Classic Party Rentals - 804-743-7980  classicpartyrentals.com


Lighting Professors - Honey Armstrong/Illumination Specialist 804-755-8014 honey@lightingprofessors.com  lightingprofessors.com

Lighting&Soundco. - Dylan Adams -804-385-7095  dylan@lightingandsound.com


James River Transportation - 804-342-7300


Journeys Inc., 804-288-0188 journeystravelinc.com - Preferred Sandals Agency