Walking into The Grand at 290 is like taking a step back into the past, but with a modern, glamorous feel. We have focused on every detail of this beautiful space, and we have designed it to create an enchanting atmosphere for a truly magnificent wedding event.
We are located in the heart of historic uptown Rocky Mount, VA. Our venue started as a department store in 1912, and still offers the same beauty now as it did then. The ballroom offers original hardwood floors, stunning staircase, beautiful columns that soar up to the ceilings that are still covered with the original tin tiles. While the historic charm has been maintained, the entire venue was updated with a historic modern look and feel. We feature exposed ductwork, original hardwood merchant shelves and the same rolling ladder that began serving customers back in 1912.
The venue offers over 7,000 sq/ft of celebration space featuring separate ceremony and reception space, so that means your guests don’t need to be shuffled off somewhere uncomfortable while a room is flipped. They will just head down to the Grand Ballroom and mingle with friends and family while they await your entrance down the Grand Staircase.
At The Grand at 290, you make the decisions on just how you want your special day to go. We encourage our guests to choose their vendors. We have a list of preferred vendors that we know and trust to do a great job, but if you have someone else in mind, just let us know.