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Imagine celebrating your special occasion in a setting where, in 1607, early settlers established the first permanent English colony in America! If you would like your event to be unforgettable, consider renting the Jamestown Memorial Church at Historic JamestowneSM on Jamestown Island, Virginia--America's Birthplace.

The brick Church, built in 1907, was a gift to the APVA (now Preservation Virginia) from the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. The stately Church stands behind a brick tower, erected c. 1690, which is the only surviving seventeenth-century structure at Jamestown. It is also one of the oldest English-built edifices standing in the United States. The interior of the Church contains the brick and cobblestone foundations of the 1639 church. Just yards away, the "noble" James River flows beside the site. The River and the natural setting provide additional beauty and tranquility to the magnificent historic setting, where our most cherished traditions of freedom were planted and took root.

Preservation Virginia is pleased to offer rental of the Memorial Church as a membership service for events consistent with the building's status as a church and a historic structure. (At Preservation Virginia's discretion, such uses include--but are not limited to--weddings, christenings, funerals, and ceremonial commemorations. The Church seats 75 and stands another 25.) Once you join Preservation Virginia, in addition to your membership fee, there is a rental fee of $800 for a maximum two hours' use of the Church. There is a $75 staffing charge for any event held before or after regular park hours (9 a.m-4:30 p.m.). Wedding rehearsals are included in the rental fee but are subject to the additional after-hours' charge. There is also a $300 security deposit that is refundable, provided the user adheres to the "Regulations Governing Use of Preservation Virginia's Jamestown Memorial Church."

If you are interested in receiving additional information about renting this historic church, please call 757-229-4997 x 100, or email Julie at hjadmin@preservationvirginia.org.

To join Preservation Virginia online, please see our website's "Membership" category.

Jamestown Island is a National Historic Landmark.

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