This venue is a dream. To say there is enough natural light would be the understatement of the year; however, for the reception area, the uplighting and white ceilings create endless creative opportunities for you! The owners are more than accommodating and are willing to do whatever it takes for the couple and vendors. You’ll love this venue and hope your couples choose it time and time again!

Robin Collins Photography

A beautiful fall day to officiate the VERY FIRST wedding at a BRAND NEW WEDDING VENUE! What a beautiful place for such a beautiful couple!  The Grand at 290 (and in my hometown).

Wedded Bliss

Congratulations to Mr. And Mrs. Brad (Christina) Lanzenby. We wish you a beautiful Marriage. Thank you for selecting Kirk’s Famous Smoked BBQ, LLC to to cater your wedding. Thank you to The Grand at 290 (Mark and Nicole Redden) for being great host. The Grand at 290 is a fabulous venue.

Kirk’s Famous Smoked BBQ, LLC

Our daughter’s wedding reception was at The Grand at 290 recently, and it was the PERFECT PLACE! Beautifully decorated and excellent atmosphere. The owners were so kind and helped my 91 year old mother into and out of the building and made sure she had a “front row seat” for all the action. They also let us take bridal portraits at the site a week before the wedding. Our guests were also very impressed – I definitely recommend this venue for weddings or other special events – you will not be disappointed!!!
Tammy Knick

We really want to send a special Thanks to Mark and Nicole for all their help and kindness shown to us for our wedding to make our day special. The venue is amazing
Raquel English

The old but new gentrified feel is amazing. The brick walls and wood floors are gorgeous. Not to mention the views of the surrounding hills feel magical. It would be impossible to have a bad time at this place!
James Anderson

Absolutely breathtaking place! The wedding chapel is stunning and downstairs has such a fun atmosphere! You will not be disappointed with this venue!
Summer Anderson

I was in a wedding at The Grand at 290 last weekend and WOW what a beautiful space!! The bridal suite is so pretty and the ceremony space is just beautiful- I especially love the church pews! They recently added a patio area outside which is a nice hangout place for guests. There are tons of great places for photos! I highly recommend this place for any event, but especially for a wedding!! A bonus is the owners are SO nice!!!
Kaitlyn Hudson

Attended a wedding here and it was absolutely beautiful. The owners have carefully thought out every detail to make this the perfect venue for any event. This is a great asset to the town of Rocky Mount.
Lauren Roberts

Beautiful place. Staff who work hard to make your day special.
Toni Lee

Gorgeous venue for an intimate COVID friendly reception! They even had lights that synced to the music 💃🏼
Ann Lyndon Duckworth

Went to the Braddock wedding and was very impressed by the venue! It has lots of room upstairs and downstairs for the ceremony and reception. I looked on their website to get prices and found them to be pretty reasonable! I’ll keep this place in mind for future reference!
Melissa Renae Gordon

Such a beautiful venue inside and out!!! Would recommend anyone who has a event!! It truly is stunning and the owners are fantastic!!!
Nicole Hall

We attended a Wedding at The Grand at 290 and it was beautiful in every way. The owners Mark and Nicole are wonderful and the venue is just magical! It is a beautiful place not just for a Wedding but any special occasion.
Nita Bryson

The Grand at 290 is the perfect wedding and event venue! It’s absolutely gorgeous and the owners are incredible to work with! One of my best friends got married here last weekend (I was a bridesmaid) and everything was so beautiful! I love how the bridal party entered the reception coming down the stairs and the bridal suite was perfect for us to relax and get ready on the day of! The grooms lounge is also super nice! My friend’s wedding photos are absolutely gorgeous from her big day at the Grand! You won’t go wrong by booking here and you’ll love working with Nicole and Mark! They have transformed the building into such an amazing place and literally keep adding and improving it all the time! I just love it!
Casey Taylor

Attended my nephews wedding there, what a beautiful venue. I would highly recommend The Grand at 290., for whatever occasion you may have need for. It was impeccable. You can see the owners put their heart and soul into this venue. Thank you Mark and Nicole!
Janice Smith

The grand at 290 was a beautiful venue ! Our wedding was on the countdown 4.3.21 2 weeks ago . Mark and Nicole were very helpful and extremely nice. Thank you for letting us have our wedding here ! We absolutely loved getting to go upstairs on the balcony to take our pictures.
Rebecca Florio

This evening we had our BRBC (Blue Ridge Bible College) Senior Formal Banquet. The Grand at 290 was JUST THE PERFECT ATMOSPHERE! Mark and Nicole made us feel right at home, the atmosphere was so relaxing and decorated so elegantly. The dinner was delicious and we are SO BLESSED to have this venue for weddings, formal banquets, and special celebrations. I love the renovation of this Historical building! Everything from the ceilings, windows, walls, doors, and floors. So much beauty to take in and enjoy! Mark and Nicole are a beautiful couple that love people, SUCH HOSPITALITY! Be sure to take a tour of this beautiful Historical venue, you will LOVE celebrating special occasions here!
Michele Bowman

My husband and I own Southern Smoke BBQ and Catering, and we attended a wedding here on March 27, 2021 and we were absolutely astonished at not only the beauty of this venue, but by the genuine, caring, helpful owners, Mark and Nicole. Over our past five years in business, we have visited many venues all over the state of Virginia (as well as out of state) and the hospitality of this couple is few and far between. Mark and Nicole have poured their heart and soul into this venue and it absolutely shows. Every detail is so well thought out, from the reception area, to the ceremony cite, to the bridal and groom suites, all the way to the rooftop. This venue is nothing short of absolutely perfect. Pictures do not capture the true beauty of this venue… it is a must see in person! We 10/10 recommend! We are so fortunate to have such a great, local venue right here in the town of Rocky Mount, VA! Thank you all for being a light in our community! We look forward to many more events here in the future!
Mariah Wray

This is a great wedding venue but can accommodate parties as well.
Janet Stockton

let me start by saying Nicole and Mark are tremendous people. they made our special all the more special. from the lighting to the roof access to everything about this venue. simply put it was perfect for us.
Greg Maxwell

The Grand at 290 is a local gem with charm up to your notched lapel. Simultaneously epitomizing old school class and small town charm, the renovated department store offers an idyllic setting for weddings, shows, dinners, and more. Show me a more versatile space (or more kind and accommodating owners) and I’ll gladly eat my own hat. Mark and Nicole made sure everything was perfect for our wedding reception, and their vendor recommendations were perfect for some out-of-towners like ourselves. This place has almost everything you might require for an unforgettable night, and if they don’t have it, they know someone who does. Need a sliding ladder? They got it. Need a keg refrigerator? Check. Need the biggest mirror this side of the Shenandoah? DONE. To say we were happy with our choice is an understatement. You cant go wrong choosing the Grand at 290 for your small to medium sized event!

Daniel Patton

To say that The Grand at 290 is great place is an understatement! I had my wedding there and it was Spectacular we faced some challenges that night. we had more people than we originally thought we have coming, 150 people which it makes it almost double! but the owner Mark and Nicole quickly fixed the issue they work so hard to make sure everyone felt comfortable, love and welcome even our extra guests that didn’t RSVP! It was a full house but I was SPECTACULAR! Brides usually struggle with small and big issues and details that the day may bring but not for me and my groom. Every time I turned around there it was Mark and Nicole making sure the job was done! Nicole has an amazing talent with decorations! Everything in my wedding was designed by Nicole, the beautiful arch, wedding flowers, the cake decoration! The lightning is also provided by Mark, DJ brought some but most of it they provide it to you! Every single detail was done by her for no extra cost ! This people are one of the most amazing people to work with and to trust with your special day! The Grand at 290 is this secret place hidden in the heart of Rocky Mount, Va, if you haven’t check it out I’ll highly recommend you to do so! You will not be disappointed! Thank you Mark and Nicole we will forever be grateful !

Johana McKay

My wife and I can’t thank Mark and Nicole enough for the wonderful wedding we recently had at their venue. We had several challenges of things we never thought we would accomplish but yet here comes Mark and Nicole they stepped in and said this is you guys special day don’t worry we got this. I never expected things to be so perfect. Talk about going above and beyond these guys are absolutley amazing. There was not one moment during this that you couldn’t count on them to be there, between the decorations, support, assisting in EVERYTHING, they never say still!! If we ever have a birthday party or anything else it will be here!! Thank you guys for making our most special day more special!! What a great beginning to a new wonderful friendship with these amazing people!! Steve Grantham
Steve Grantham

The Grand at 290 is a great place for your wedding, party, social event etc. Mark and Nicole were absolutely awesome and go out of their way to make sure your event is absolutely terrific. I cannot say enough good things about this place except go take a tour and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you guys so much!

Keith Grantham

We were there for a wedding and Mark and Nicole are the nicest people. They went above and beyond to make everything go smoothly. The place looked amazing and I wish I would have had my wedding there.
Christina Kern

I have been fortunate to attend many events at The Grand at 290 but tonight I attended my first wedding at this venue. I can not say enough amazing things!!! The venue itself is stunning. Photos are spectacular but they do not even do it justice. The number of guest were DOUBLE the number of RSVPs but Mark and Nicole handled it with ease. Everything flowed so smoothly. It was truly a spectacular event. I highly recommend The Grand at 290 for your special day!
Alice Smith

From the moment I stepped into this venue to take a tour to the moment I started packing up after my daughter’s reception, I was never disappointed. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding or any type of party for that matter. The layout is awesome, the views are stunning and the owners are out of this world. They exude kindness from every aspect of their being. Any concern or potential problem was handled with the utmost respect and professionalism.

Megghan Lawhorne

We held a rehearsal dinner at The Grand at 290 and highly recommend it. The space has been lovingly renovated into a gorgeous venue, including a private back patio. But you can see this for yourself by reviewing the photos or visiting in person. What I can tell you from my experience is that the owners are simply the best! Nicole was always prompt to answer questions during the planning phase and made all expectations clear. Mark and Nicole went above and beyond to help us solve some issues we ran into planning a long distance wedding, things unrelated to the rehearsal dinner. It was like working with our best friend, they had our back! They made the day and the evening smooth and stress free. And they worked smoothly with our caterer who provided the food and plates, flatware etc. I give five stars to the beautiful venue and I want to give six stars for Mark and Nicole’s kindness, service and professionalism.

Valerie Crawford

LOVE this venue!!! Not to mention the great location! As a wedding vendor, I have had the best experience with The Grand at 290. On top of the lovely space are the sweetest venue owners. I cannot say enough good things about Nicole and Mark. They’re genuinely good people with hearts of gold that ALWAYS go the extra mile to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable. After just a weekend of working with them, they became family and The Grand at 290 a second home. You will not regret celebrating and hosting your special events here.

Pauline Ro

My husband and I were married at this stunning venue on 05/08/2021, and we knew without question that this was the perfect venue for our special day! The uniqueness of this place fills you with so much love, joy, and comfort. They offer a bride and a grooms lounge allowing us to enjoy our day with our wedding party and to be able to get ready and prepare for our big day! The ceremony was beyond what you would imagine- the perfect lighting, the antique pews with a great amount of space for guests, a gorgeous ceremony platform with an arch and crystal chandelier!! The ceremony is located on the second floor of this three story building, and it leads you straight down to the reception located on the first floor, which was really awesome! Our wedding party was able to walk straight down the steps, be introduced, as we followed them down and straight to the dance floor for our first dance! The reception was everything you could ask for. A perfect space and tables for your loved ones, a specific area for your catering, DJ, cake area, and a spot for an open bar! Everything is perfectly laid out for your vendors and your needs! They also have some really cool lights for your late night dancing with friends and family that everyone really enjoyed! Another amazing piece to this place is the outdoor patio in the back where guest can gather and enjoy a cocktail! Oh and I forgot to mention the rooftop area!! What a great place for pictures, and some of our best pictures were taking up there at sunset, and you’ll love the beautiful view too! I believe I could go on and on about this place, but the one thing that you will not receive anywhere else is the care, the love of what they do, and the compassion from the owners of this place, it is out of this world!! These two individuals will go above and beyond for you, and make sure that all of your needs are met in every way! This place is without a doubt all that you could ask for and more for your wedding, or any event in general! You will not be disappointed with all that this place has to offer!!!

Lauren Davis