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Welcome to Dover Hall, Central Virginia's Premier Destination for Unrivaled Events, Boutique Lodging, and Thoughtful Cuisine. Our well seasoned team of hospitality superstars is committed to making every Dover Hall experience extraordinary.

 

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Best Bed & Breakfast in Virginia
Best Under-the-Radar Reception Site
GORGEOUS Property!

Jennifer L.

I had the ultimate pleasure of meeting owners Chad and Jeff.  After a detailed, historical tour of the GORGEOUS property we sat down for a very creative and delicious 5 course dinner.  Fantastic chef! Loved the real candles burning all down the elegantly set dining table.  The service was spot on.  Not intrusive while always available and attentive.  I cannot wait to get back to stay an evening in the Estate and enjoy all it has to offer!  Thank you Chad and Jeff!!

Guest

Public Event

4.13.18

Beautiful Venue

Leonard L.

Awesome evening, beautiful venue, and delicious food!

6.11.18

One Word: Magical!

Steve B.

If you want an experience like no other go check out Dover Hall. I attended recent wine dinner OMG amazing food, ambiance and service. How often do you get personal attention from the owners. Both Jeff and Chad genuinely care. They overheard me speaking about my bad knee, so when it can down to selecting me a room for the 2 nights I stayed. They secured one for me on 2nd floor close to all the action and activities. Guys step up and bring your lady friends here. It won't disappoint.  We will be back for another wine dinner for sure!!!!

Guest

Public Event

3.15.18

Michael David Wine Dinner

Anita G.

Attended Michael David wine dinner. Chad and Jeff we're so personable. Enjoyed chatting with them. Great event! Food was delicious and wine pairings spot on. Great venue!  Looking forward to attending more events here.

Guest

Public Event

4.13.18

Fantastic Food

John B.

Just attended a wine dinner at this beautiful property. Food was fantastic, the wine pairings were right on and the atmosphere was perfect for the occasion. I would highly recommend this space for any special occasion - corporate, wedding or wine dinner. Unique and classy.

Guest

Public Event

4.13.18

Superb Service

Laura B.

Dover Hall Estate Venues is under new ownership and management now.  I have attended three events there in the last six months and recommend this venue highly for weddings or any event.  The home is grand, service is superb, food has been delicious and you just can't help but feel special the moment you step through that Grand Front Door.  A special shout out to the Santa Brunch event put on by Dover Hall.  There are many Christmas celebrations going on around Richmond for the holidays, but nothing like what they did here.

Guest

Public Event

1.23.18

Stuning Setting

Alaina S.

Dover Hall is an absolutely stunning setting. My daughter had a wedding event last week and one of the owners, Jeff, and events manager, Eileen, could not have been kinder or more helpful- truly taking care of RVA bridal parties. The grand hall, the staircases, and the bride’s dressing room were all fantastic. The bride’s dressing room was large and airy with large windows, mirrors and chandelier – definitely a setting to excite a bride and set a princess mood. One of the bedrooms has a window seat with white and golden pillows that is beautiful for pictures. The pastoral landscape is inspiring and beautiful. I do not mean to go on too long, but I have also been a corporate officer and could picture a productive and fun retreat in this setting so close to Richmond yet removed from day to day. A cozy bar area, breakout rooms (I would want the windowed ‘conservatory’ for my team…) and the wide outdoors for games would be terrific. Just cannot say enough thanks to the management staff for the great event they gave us.

Mother of the Bride

Wedding

5.18.18

Absolutely Wonderful

Jennifer S.

My best friend had her wedding there yesterday and from start to finish, it was absolutely wonderful! From the moment we drove up, to the bridal sweet we got dressed in, to the ceremony and reception, this place was stunning and incredible! It truly was a day straight out of a fairytale! The food was delicious, the staff was warm and inviting, and the day could not have been more perfect! Thank you Dover hall for making my best friends dreams come true on her wedding day! HIGHLY reccomend it!

Bridesmaid

Wedding

1.15.18

Loved Every Minute

Yasamin R.

What an amazing place! My best friend Sarah and I attended the murder mystery masquerade last night and we loved and enjoyed every second of it! The atmosphere was amazing and the staff incredible friendly and funny! We will be back for sure! Thank you Dover Hall for this unforgettable night!

Guest

Public Event

1.28.18

Amazing

Margo T.

The décor is amazing! Well worth the visit. Look forward To visiting again. The staff were very sweet and accommodating!

Guest

4.6.18

You Can't See Enough

Stephanie O.

Every time you think you seen the most beautiful thing you’ve around the corner and you been proven wrong.

Guest

3.23.18

Beautiful Venue

Nancy H.

Beautiful home, beautiful location, wonderful people and outstanding service. Couldn’t have had a more beautiful evening! Definitely plan on coming back, even tho we are local, when it opens the Bed and Breakfast. So worth it!

Guest

May 2018

Bond Meets Biltmore

Jared A.

Only way I can describe it: “Bond meets Biltmore.”

Guest

June 2018

Wow!

N. M.

Just wow. You really won't know what I'm talking about until you see this place. Pictures will not do it justice. It's just an Incredible place to see and I feel lucky to have been invited to an event just to see the antiques that fill this amazing piece of architecture.

Guest

March 2018

We Had A Blast!

Anonymous

I am still receiving emails on how great of an event it was and how much fun everyone had. The staff was awesome and there wasn’t anything I could have asked for that wasn’t done.

Guest

July 2018

Elegant and Royal

Anonymous

From the moment my now husband, and I laid eyes on each other, we knew that we would be each other's happy ending! Now, fast forward 8yrs and after being surprised in the most magical way with a surreal proposal, it was time to plan our big day! Since coincidentally our 10yr anniversary fell on a Saturday in 2017, what better way to mark the start of our new chapter then by having our wedding on that date, and so the date was set! After our initial venue falling through, and only 5 months left till the wedding, we didn't know what we would do. Due to our wedding theme being Elegant Royal Victorian, we needed a venue that would fit it. We then came across Dover Hall, and were instantly mesmerized by its enchanting beauty. After a quick call to see if our date was available, we made an appointment to go visit. We met with the event coordinator Peggy who was incredibly cordial, and we signed the contract that same day! We have so many wonderful things to say about Dover Hall, and its staff, that this review would end up being about 20 pages long! The venue is simply incredible, and it's pictures don't do it justice. The high level of professionalism and expertise the entire staff offers the couple, really allows the them to just sit back for a bit, and enjoy the planning process. Everything from the extravagant decor and furnishing in the venue, as well as the elegant fine china selections, to their wonderful eye for detail, and their refined and mouth watering menu's, are just a few of the things Dover has to offer! Our wedding day was referred to as our fairytale royal wedding! We could not have asked for a more perfect venue, and for better qualified professionals. Although our wedding has passed, our friends and family are still talking about how beautiful and perfect everything was! Thank you DH for helping us have the most amazing wedding, and for being the perfect venue for us to create our ever lasting memories!

Groom

Wedding

Nov 2017

Amazing Food!

Anonymous

Good people of Dover Hall, Elizabeth and I want to send our sincere thanks to you and all your team at Dover Hall for the most wonderful time we had last evening! The elegance of Dover Hall was truly impressive! We have not had such a grand evening in a long while! And we enjoyed meeting so many fine people, that we are looking forward to attending more events there in the future no matter what the theme. We send our sincere thanks to Chef Lee for preparing such a delicious special first course for Elizabeth! She truly enjoyed it so much that she would have loved having that beet dish as her main course! And the real carrots were a treat for us. In fact we have not dined on such a treat since we were last at a fine restaurant in St. John's, Newfoundland! The full dinner was amazing and your service staff were most gracious and attentive. We very much look forward to future dining events, especially those with a historical theme like Downton Abby, the 1920's, 1930's or even the 1770's which are our favorite times to relive. And yes, we have the proper attire for those periods also. Elizabeth is quiet the 1770's dancer, my wounds from Iraq keep me from dancing but, I most enjoy adding color to historical events.

Guest

Public Event

July 2018

the Best Wedding

Anonymous

"That was the best wedding in the most beautiful place EVER." That is a direct quote from more that one of our guests at my daughter's wedding in June. From our first visit 6 months before the big day to the day itself, everything went smoothly and was handled professionally by the staff and chef. It was a dream come true for the bride -- definitely 5 stars! It was amazing to have all of the house available to us beginning at 11:00 am. The dressing area for the wedding party was spacious and a perfect setting for makeup and hair. Lots of light. There is a wonderful background for pictures of "getting ready." We had hoped to take advantage of the gorgeous outdoor setting but the weather was iffy so we make the decision to move the ceremony inside. The transition from ceremony to reception was flawless. Our guests enjoyed wandering the first floor of the house and being served delicious passed appetizers. It was a spectacular day and nothing disappointed.

Mother of the Bride

Wedding

July 2018

New thing

Person 1

It was great!

Guest

Event

August 2018