New Wedding Venue Set To Open In James City In October


JAMES CITY COUNTY –A new wedding and event venue is on track to open this fall on John Tyler Highway.

The Maine of Williamsburg is a 9,000 square foot facility that will be utilized year-round for weddings, corporate events, family reunions, meetings, retreats, and other functions. The new venue facility is slated to open in October and will provide space for both indoor and outdoor events.

One of the main features is the grand Catawba Hall, which seats 180 individuals and boasts vaulted ceilings and exposed beam as well as a stone, wood-burning fireplace. Flanking that space is a covered outdoor veranda with another fireplace overlooking a grass, tree-lined lawn.

For smaller events, there is a sunroom with seating for 80 and access to a 1,500 square foot covered McDowell patio with a nearby firepit. The Maine of Williamsburg also offers two separate dressing suites, a kitchen with state-of-the-art warming equipment as well as the most up-to-date audio-visual equipment available.

The Maine of Williamsburg sits on a 20-acre parcel that is part of a working family farm totaling more than 100 acres in James City County. The idea for The Maine of Williamsburg was born out of a love of event planning and bringing people together.

“Family is what brought me back to the Williamsburg area,” said Crystal Wilson, owner and CEO of The Maine of Williamsburg. “My parents are in Yorktown, and my sisters live very close to the venue. I decided to talk with my parents about using some of their property off Route 5 to construct a wedding and events facility.”

Wilson spent the past 30 years working in professional parks and recreation, and will use her background in planning festivals, concerts, and other events as an asset at The Maine of Williamsburg. She will run the facility with the help of her sisters and a niece, who has a degree in hospitality management.

“I am most looking forward to celebrating along side each and every couple who shares their vows at our venue,” Wilson said. “I look forward to being a witness to what is missing most in this world and that is love, and having a gathering place to celebrate all of the goodness that comes from love and getting together to celebrate it.”

The Maine of Williamsburg is booking events now. For more information, visit or call 757-903-0620.