Event Rental2023-11-25T14:56:51-05:00


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A. Smith Bowman Distillery’s private event space in Fredericksburg, Virginia is happy to host your next intimate gathering or large-scale event! The Distillery space is a distinct and memorable backdrop to your party, whether you’re hosting a gathering for whiskey lovers, a corporate or networking event, a fundraiser,  holiday party, or more. Our building is full of character, charm, and modern amenities where you can surround yourself with an intimate atmosphere for both formal and casual affairs. Here, you get to celebrate your historic event surrounded by the history of Virginia’s finest bourbon. 

At A. Smith Bowman Distillery, we pride ourselves on distilling the essential ingredients for your perfect event. Sip, sip, hooray!


  • Square footage: 3,360
  • Max capacity: 150 seated, 200 standing  
  • Indoor and front lawn included in your rental
  • On-site prep kitchen
  • Open catering policy
  • Mobile bar and 12 barrel cocktail tables available upon request
  • Complimentary tours and tastings available upon request (less than 100 guests)
  • Barrel warehouse can be used for photography
  • Television available for slideshow and video capabilities

The A. Smith Bowman Distillery event space is available to rent Monday through Saturday from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The rental rate is $750 Monday through Thursday and $1,500 for Friday or Saturday. At this time, we require a minimum four-hour time period. Not ready for the party to end? Additional hours are available at an affordable rate (per hour) beyond your initial four-hour time block!


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Is there an age limit for our guests?2022-03-01T14:00:26-05:00

Although we do not have an age limit for attendance, all patrons consuming alcohol must be 21 years of age. 

What are the available hours for an event?2022-02-18T09:44:50-05:00

The Distillery event space is available to rent Monday – Saturday from 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. for a minimum four-hour time-period Additional hours are available at a certain rate per hour beyond the initial four-hour time block.

Will I need an ABC Banquet License?2022-02-18T09:43:59-05:00

Yes! You will need to provide an ABC Banquet License if you are an individual (representing themselves or a group/company) booking our Distillery for a private event where alcohol is provided at no charge to your guests. It is also known as a “one-day” license and can be applied for on the Virginia ABC website.

Will I need event insurance?2023-02-02T16:36:12-05:00

Yes! Special event insurance is required to book our Distillery. An event insurance policy helps protect your investment in a specific event and may help cover your costs if you unexpectedly need to cancel or if you’re found responsible for property damage or an injury caused during your event at A. Smith Bowman Distillery. Please contact our Distillery Events Associate if you have any concerns or questions.


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