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