Our Story

History

The Broadberry’s location has historically been a place for music. From Much More and The Cellar Door in the 1980’s who hosted acts such as The Ramones, John Prine, and Pat Benatar to Nations and Nu and now The Broadberry, 2729 W. Broad St. is the place for special events and entertainment.

The Broadberry first introduced itself and opened their doors in April 2014 after a healthy restoration that was able to transform the venue’s “runway” setting to a stage ready setting, leaving the city’s industrial architecture, while upgrading it’s amenities and production abilities. Perfectly equipped for special events and occasions.

With a gigantic bar, kitchen that is open during all hours of operation, and a spacious stage with a state-of-the-art sound system, The Broadberry is well situated to host a variety of events. The Broadberry has a large and flexible floor plan, which can be adapted for any occasion including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate parties, birthday parties, happy hour meetings and much more!

Max capacity: 150-500 (event dependent)

Features and amenities:

  • 60 ft Full Service Bar
  • Onsite Event Manager
  • Professional Staging
  • Technical Support
  • Audio and Visual Equipment (lighting and sound systems, two large projector screens, microphones, etc.)
  • Wheelchair accessible, smoke free, air-conditioned
  • Large outdoor patio space included

 

Meet the Owners

Lucas Fritz and Matt McDonald are no strangers to the Richmond scene. Their combined experience of hospitality, talent booking, operations, and catering to the Richmond market is what has resulted and maintained the success for The Broadberry thus far.
Matt, a partner/owner at the infamous staple of Richmond, Joe’s Inn, brings years of restaurant and management experience. And no worries, he brings with him his knowledge and passion for providing an endless craft beer rotation that Joe’s is recognized for.
Lucas, a partner at yet another staple in the city, The Camel, was able to hit the ground running with his experience in band management and talent booking, kicking the Broadberry off with already proven relationships with agents and bands.