Venues • Transportation Options • Directions • Hotel Partners

Please scroll down for special Virginia Wine Expo room rates at various downtown Richmond hotels conveniently located close to the main event venue.

Main Event Venue

Most of the major events associated with the Virginia Wine Expo - the 'Walk-Around Grand Tastings', ‘SMOKED!’, 'Oyster Eat', and the ‘Masterclass seminars’ - are held at beautiful Main Street Station, an historic, operational train station and multi-modal transportation hub.  

Main Street Station
1500 E Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(800) 872-7245 (Note that this number will connect you with Main Street Station but not the event)

Main Street Station website

Secondary Event Venue

Please note that one Signature Event - ‘POP ITALIA’ - will be held at the Dewey Gottwald Center on the First Weekend (Feb. , a lovely, modern special event venue which sits adjacent to the Science Museum of Virginia.  

Dewey Gottwald Center
2301 W Leigh St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Dewey Gottwald Center website

Transportation Options To, From, and In the Richmond Area


We strongly recommend using Amtrak!  The Amtrak train literally stops at Main Street Station where the signature events of the Virginia Wine Expo are held.  Main Street Station is currently operating trains on a daily basis.  Please visit the Amtrak website for details on arrivals and departures:

GRTC Pulse

This transportation option means that you can stay at multiple downtown hotels, walk out the door, walk a block and then hop on the Pulse to reach Main Street Station, where many of the major events are held.   If you are staying anywhere close to the 14 Pulse stations, then you'll have NO need for a car while you attend the Expo.   

The Pulse runs from the near West End (Willow Lawn) to the far East End (Rocketts Landing) and stops at Main Street Station.   You can literally attend the Expo, take your purchases, hop on the Pulse and never need to drive.   The Pulse stations stop at most of Richmond's culinary, historic and cultural focal points meaning that you can enjoy many of the area's best restaurants, breweries, distilleries, shopping districts, museums, and event venues with ease!

Learn more about the GRTC Pulse here.

Additional Transportation Options

Richmond International Airport


UBER Richmond

Reserve a limousine for you and your friends. Please make reservations at Richmond Limousine or James Limousine.


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Hotel Partners

The following hotels are offering room blocks at special rates for those who are attending the Virginia Wine Expo.   The size of the blocks varies depending on the hotel, so we advise you book early to ensure you get a room at the special 2024 Virginia Wine Expo room rate.

Hilton Richmond Downtown

Located at 501 East Broad Street in the heart of downtown Richmond, the beautiful Hilton Richmond Downtown is only minutes away from spectacular Main Street Station, where most of the signature events at the Expo are held.  The rate is $169 for Run of house Single/Double, $179 for a triple, and $189 for a quad.   The deadline for reservations is February 3, 2023, assuming rooms are still available.  Please make reservations online and mention 2024 Virginia Wine Expo by clicking this link.

You may also call the toll-free reservation number of 1-800-445-8667.

The Commonwealth

Located within walking distance (weather permitting) from Main Street Station, You may think you know The Commonwealth, as it has been a landmark hotel in Richmond for over 100 years. And much of what they have been known for—excellent service, spacious suites, and a location that can't be beat—remains. But they have totally reinvented themselves, and now offer a uniquely Richmond experience. From the tattooed entrance doors on their suites (did you know that RVA is the 3rd most tattooed city in America?), to furniture and art handcrafted from some of the area's most talented artisans, to java from Richmond's own Black Hand Coffee Company, The Commonwealth will surprise and delight you at every turn. 

2024 Virginia Wine Expo Presented by Publix Rate: Roomy Suite - $209 plus tax/night (the regular rate is $279 plus tax/night).  Valet parking available for $33.00 with unlimited in/out priviliges for overnight guests.  Check-in at 3PM.  Call hotel directly at 804.343.7300 to make reservations. The deadline to do so is February 9, 2024.  Attendees should request the group name Virginia Wine Expo 2024.  The Group Code is VWE24.

The Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Downtown in Historic Shockoe Slip

1320 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-754-0007

Book your group rate for Virginia Wine Expo

Last day to book - 1/30/2024 - $199 USD per night for single or double occupancy; $199 for a triple; and $199 for a quadruple for Courtyard by Marriott Downtown. This hotel is located in the heart of spectacular and historic Shockoe Slip, where you'll find restaurants, chic shopping, craft breweries (close by) and more. Also, Main Street Station, where all of the Signature Events at the Expo are held, is a very short 10 minute walk away.  Please mention Virginia Wine Expo 2024.   Reservations for the Event can be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservations at 1-800-228-9290.   Or you can reserve directly by linking to the customized reservation page for the 2024 Virginia Wine Expo.

Linden Row Inn

100 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Reservations: 804.783.7000

The Linden Row Inn is a 70-room boutique historic hotel in the heart of downtown located at 1st and Franklin Street.   The hotel is comprised of seven row houses built in the mid-1800’s, and meticulously restored over the years.  Most of the rooms are furnished with authentic antique pieces from the middle and late 1800’s, and the hotel is proud to be featured on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Inn is located about 10 blocks away from Main Street Station (a short shuttle ride), where SMOKED!, Oyster Eat, the Masterclass seminars and the Saturday and Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tastings are held.

Special Discounted Virginia Wine Expo Rate: Garden queen room - $139 plus tax/night.  Main house King and 2-bed rooms are $169 plus tax/night.   Last day to book February 2, 2024.

Three Methods to Book Your Room:

To book direct, please link here.

To make a reservation at the Group Rate, please follow these instructions:

1. Go to our Reservations Page at
2. Select your Arrival and Departure Dates and Number of Adults
3. Enter the following Access Code to view your discounted rate: VAWINE24

Instructions to keep up with your rooming list, real time, 24 hours a day

1.       Go to our Reservations Page at
2.       Enter the following User ID:  460530
3.       Enter the following Access Code:  VAWINE24
4.       Click on “Click Here to Login”

Guests may decide to visit our website ( directly, they can also click on Reservations and follow the instructions above. 

To make a reservation via telephone at our Front Desk:

Guests can also call our front desk at 804-783-7000 and ask for the Virginia Wine Expo Group Block to receive the group discount.

The Berkeley Hotel—Richmond Downtown

1200 E Cary St
Richmond, VA 23219
Call Direct: 804-780-1300 on or before January 31, 2024.  Please mention the Group Code, which is Virginia Wine Expo Group.
Click here for reservations

Run of House:  $179

Hotel Parking is Valet Only, at $30 per day ($40 for oversized vehicles).

The Berkeley Hotel is a European boutique-style hotel with southern flair offering a unique experience for travelers coming to Richmond, Virginia. Surrounded by cobblestone, the Shockoe Slip location is central and within walking distance to several area restaurants and attractions.