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The Commanding General’s Residence and Garden

A Spectacular Setting for a Memorable Event

From wedding celebrations to retirement parties, and for every kind of special gathering in between, reserve The Commanding General’s Residence and Garden at Fort Monroe and enjoy the extraordinary ambiance that only a historic property can provide.

Hosting a small meeting or graduation party – Reserve Online or Call Today

Time to reserve your special event date at The Commanding General’s Residence and Garden. Perfect for corporate gatherings, reunions, awards programs or holiday galas and fundraisers, this spectacular venue sets the stage for a memorable event. Dates still available – fill out the online application below or call today at 757 637-7778 to reserve this beautiful location for your special occasion!

A Gracious Addition

Built in the Classic Revival style at the beginning of the 20th century, this elegant brick home with its spectacular formal garden was a gracious addition to Fort Monroe, a strategic military installation from 1834 until its decommissioning in 2011. Occupied through the years by the commanding general of the fort and his family, this historic property has been meticulously maintained.

A Venue for Special Occasions

The space can accommodate up to 150 people and is the perfect location for many kinds of events.

  • Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions
  • Rehearsal Parties
  • Engagement Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Class or Family Reunions
  • Homecoming Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Business Meetings
  • Customized packages that suit a variety of styles and budgets

The residence and gardens can also be reserved for photography, such as wedding, graduation or family portraits.

Floor Plan

Renting the Commanding General’s Residence and Garden


When you make a space reservation, please be aware that the historic nature of this property requires that certain conditions be met.

Q | May I use my own catering company or cater my event myself?
Q | What is the capacity of the Commanding General’s Residence and Gardens?
Q | Is alcohol permitted in the venue?
Q | May I put up a tent in the Commanding General’s Garden for my event?
Q | Where may my guests park when attending my event?
Q | What amenities and equipment is available when I rent the venue?
Q | What are the hours I can rent the venue, and is the price for the entire day or hourly?
Special Restriction: Due to the nature of the historic home, and in an attempt to preserve the historic floors, no spiked heels may be worn inside the venue.

Please Note: Please refer to the Terms of Use governing all venue rentals at Fort Monroe, and the Policies governing use of the Commanding General’s Residents and Garden for all information and policy details. If you have questions after reviewing the information feel free to contact the Fort Monroe Authority Special Events Department.