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

K & M's Salmon Balls & Cakes, Kevin & Marlene Pegram, 804-309-2086, KandMsalmonballs@yahoo.com

Mission BBQ - Maria - 804-986-7920 - mbriggs@mission-bbq.com

Mosaic Catering & Events - 804-525-2190 - mosaiccateringevents.com

Wildwood BBQ - Phil Foster - catering@wildwoodbarbque.com - 804 - 441-3373


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



Carbone Photo Co. LLC - Stephen Carbone - 804-852-1086 carbonephotoco@gmail.com - carbonephotoco.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

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


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

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel - 021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA - 804-379-3800 (27 miles from venue)

Sleep Inn And Suites - 6451 Bayside Lane, Midlothian, VA - 844-207-4216

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


Mike Beene, djmikebeene@gmail.com, www.richardgreenentertainment.com, 540-406-1446

DJ Jerry Strickland,  Dolfan019@verizon.net, 804-852-9045

Rodney Woody - 804-514-9058



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

Louisashomemades - 804-840-8393 - louisashomemades@gmail.com

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

Melissa Coleman - 804-513-0711 - local in Amelia


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

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


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

Party Perfect - 804-359-2400 - partyperfect.com

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


James River Transportation - 804-342-7300


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