a modern French country inspired wedding and event venue

hampton roads virginia event venue opening mid-2024

Celebrating your unique event

about the venue

The Legacy at Willow Pond will be a breathtaking modern French country-inspired wedding and event venue nestled in the scenic countryside of rural Suffolk, Virginia, in the Hampton Roads area. 

Thoughtfully designed by the co-owner and multi-award-winning Wedding, Event Planner, and Designer, Veronica Thompson,  our venue is more than just a place; it's an experience designed to make your special day truly unforgettable. With a spacious event hall that comfortably accommodates 200 guests, we offer a range of services tailored to meet the needs of couples, corporate events, and social gatherings. From the moment you step onto our 23 acres of picturesque grounds, you'll be captivated by the natural charm and timeless elegance of our surroundings. We specialize in curating a legacy of personalized, customized events that reflect your unique vision, and we take pride in our commitment to excellence as well as sustainability practices. Let us be your partner in crafting cherished memories, offering everything from meticulous event planning to stunning decor and world-class catering. 

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our joy is to offer you

a unique venue to meet and celebrate

in a natural setting that provides 

inspiration, peacefulness, and tranquility

we're all about sharing our extensive vault of knowledge

Owner Veronica has decades of experience in the event planning industry in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area and she has developed deep-rooted relationships with multiple vendors who have special offers for certain services for The Legacy clients.

we built our venue out of a need to serve our community

The Hampton Roads area has an abundance of beautiful venues, but, none like ours. We wanted to create a much desired type of venue: a modern, French-country inspired barn style venue.

Our Principles


I've been planning wedding and events for over 20+ years. I wanted to build an elevated, non-traditional venue that offers guests an exclusive, alluring experience. 

Designing a wedding and event venue came naturally to me because I am, in fact, an experienced wedding planner. I saw a need for a venue that was "barn-style, but nicer with heating and cooling" in my son's own words. Actually, this whole dream started because of him. He and his fiance described what they wanted in their wedding venue to me and I came to realize it didn't exist.

So..I did what I do best: I got things done. I went full force at designing and building the perfect Hampton Roads, Virginia wedding venue experience.

i'm a dreamer and a doer, a dedicated wife and mom

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The Brand


the why behind the legacy at willow pond

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