All-Inclusive Group Dining Package

The group dining package is designed for groups of 15 or more and includes admission, guided tour, food and beverage, reserved, semi-private dining, taxes and gratuity.

The group dining package features:

  • Admission to the Garden which features the mid-Atlantic’s only classically styled Conservatory and more than 50 acres of spectacular display gardens.
  • A guided tour with a trained Garden Guide may be scheduled before or after dining; the tour time is approximately one hour – see the Guided Tour options for more information.
  • Food and beverage. Please see Menu Options below for details.
  • Reserved, semi-private dining in one of the Garden’s beautiful facilities (facility will depend on space available and is determined by the Garden). This package is offered Monday – Friday with two seating times – 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. – for groups of 15 or more and is not suitable for events such as bridal showers and luncheons, wedding receptions, family reunions, meetings, or other gatherings that require a speaker or music, as you may be seated with other groups.
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes of dining time, so please ensure that your group arrives on time; no adjustments to seating times are available if a group arrives late.
  • Preset dining using round tables with 8 chairs or classroom style; no customized setup is offered with this program.
  • Tax and Gratuity
  • Indoor Exhibits. Visit Ginter Gallery I in the Robins Visitors Center to see amazing art created by Henrico County school children, and Ginter Gallery II in the Kelly Education Center to view the latest botanically themed art exhibit.

Menu Options

Boxed Lunch Package: $28

Choices Available:

  • Turkey and Havarti with cranberry relish on whole grain bread
  • Tarragon chicken salad on croissant
  • Honey ham and Swiss with dijonnaise on rye bread
  • Vegetarian wrap with hummus and vegetables
  • Pasta Salad or chips (chef’s choice); fresh fruit cup; brownies
  • Beverage: 12 oz. Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite or bottled water

Seasonal Soup & Salad Buffet: $29

This buffet celebrates the finest the season has to offer with two homemade soups; salad bar with more than 15 items; bread; dessert; iced tea and coffee.

Garden Medley Quiche & Fruit: $31

A delightful buffet assortment with two varieties of seasonal quiches; salad; fresh fruit; bread; dessert; iced tea and coffee.

The Art of the Flower: $31

This French-inspired menu includes Niçoise salad, quiche Lorraine, creamed spinach & mushroom crepes, petit pain rolls, chocolate mousse & lemon mousse, iced tea and coffee.

 

Savory Lunch Buffet $33

Build your own lunch from a choice of two salads; grilled chicken with fresh steamed vegetables; pasta or potato salad; bread; dessert; iced tea and coffee.

Victorian Tea: $29

Tea sandwiches: pimento cheese, chicken salad, cucumber

Potted shrimp dip with crackers; cheese and fruit Platter; scones with cream and jam; lemon butter cookies/pecan bars; an assortment of freshly brewed teas and lemonade.

Asian Tea: $29

Ginger shrimp toast; tea eggs with sea salt; mahogany sesame chicken bites; snow peas with wasabi mayonnaise dip; almond cookies/coconut macaroons; an assortment of Asian teas and sparkling water.

Book Your Group Dining Package Today!

Contact the Adult Education Assistant at 804-262-9887 x320, email [email protected], or submit the form below.

Complete the form

Terms and Conditions

Meals: This service is not suitable for events such as bridal luncheons and showers, wedding receptions, family reunions or groups planning to have a meeting, speaker or music, as there may be multiple groups dining together at the same seating time.

Room Setup: The room will be preset using either round tables and 8 chairs or classroom style when located in the education wing of the Kelly Education Center. Customized setups are not available.

Guest Check-in/Admission Stickers: The client must check in at the admissions desk in the Atrium of the Robins Visitors Center to either meet a Garden Guide for a guided tour or to verify location for the meal, and to pick up admission stickers for the group.

Deposits: A $100 deposit paid by MasterCard, VISA, or Discover Card is required at the time of booking to guarantee a client’s reservation. The deposit will be applied to the total amount due. For organizations needing to pay by check, the Garden must receive the deposit payment within one week of booking to guarantee a reservation.

Payment: A final minimum headcount and payment is due 7 business days prior to the event. Clients may add additional guests only up to 2 business days prior to the event and payment for additional guests must be made at that time. No changes may be made to final headcount less than 2 business days prior to the event. Client must contact the registrar at (804) 262-9887 x320, to make final payment and process additional guests. No refunds are offered after the minimum headcount is received 7 business days prior to the event.

Cancellation: Reservations may be cancelled by the Garden at any time due to non-payment of deposits or fees or cancellation of the guided tour. The Garden reserves the right to offer a shortened or adjusted event if the group has a late arrival; event fees are not adjusted due to late arrival. The Garden may cancel an event, without a refund, for any group arriving over 30 minutes late.

Reservations cancelled by the client may be subject to the following penalties:

Prior to 30 days, the client forfeits 25% of the deposit amount. Within 30 days (but before 96 hours) of the event the client forfeits the full deposit amount ($100). Within 96 hours of the event, the client is responsible for the full amount of the scheduled program.

Disclaimers: Prices may change, but not once a party is booked.

Group Dining Package Request Form

Group Dining Package Request

This form requests a group dining package with adult guided tour.
  • Group Dining Packages are offered Monday-Friday at 11:30am or 1:30pm only. No evening times are available.
  • Please enter a value between 5 and 75.
    Groups with fewer than 15 may still book a group dining package, but will be charged for the equivalent of 15 attendees.
  • From Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden includes the property's history and seasonal highlights. The Heart of the Garden Tour is designed for groups who prefer a more leisurely paced tour, less walking with ample seating along the tour route. Dominion GardenFest of Lights Early Bird Tour is only available November 27, 2017 - January 8, 2018.