robbie burns
in richmond

The unmistakable skirl of a bagpipe announced dinner, and bagpiper Tim MacLeod, resplendent in full highland attire, entered the great dining room of Dover Hall, as a hundred guests in kilts, skirts, scarves and bowties in the plaids of various clans waited for the opening of Burns Night.

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let's get married

Wedding season is almost here which means now is the time for the blushing bride and her groom to select the location of their most memorable occasion. Central Virginia is home to some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the state. 

A Real-Life Big Fat Greek Wedding

For what Nora called #mybigfatpouloswedding, the duo married in a ceremony at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Richmond before heading to Dover Hall, a Tudor-style estate only a half-hour away. 

Behind the Scenes of the Bachelorette

It was time to find out if Virginia really is for lovers as Bachelorette Becca Kufrin took the guys to picturesque Richmond, Virginia for some immersive history and a spirited debate as well as oyster shucking and something called an "Unhappy Hour."

The Bachelorette Episode Filmed in Richmond to Air Tonight

The popular ABC reality show filmed in RVA in early April when “Bachelorette” Becca Kufrin, a 28-year-old Minnesota native, and her crew of bachelor contestants were spotted in town.

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A Rosy outlook at Dover Hall

Local viewers of this season's "The Bachelorette" on ABC may notice some familiar places on the July 2 episode of the reality TV show. Along with Richmond’s Main Street Station and the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center, Manakin-Sabot’s Dover Hall, a Tudor-style estate on 55 acres

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Castle in Goochland Makes Room for B&B Venture

Dover Hall, the 33,000-square-foot mansion known as the “castle in Goochland,” has opened its 10 themed bedrooms to guests for $295 to $695 a night. The B&B had an official grand opening on July 2.

Deep Run's Hornik Leads Bachelorette

When not on the football field coaching the Deep Run high school football team, Chad Hornik's side gig is not too bad. Hornik runs events at the Dover Hall Estate.

Dover Hall Dives Into B&B Venture

A sprawling estate in Goochland County has added a bed-and-breakfast concept to its offerings as it continues to evolve from a private residence to an events venue.

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A sprawling estate in Goochland County has added a bed-and-breakfast concept to its offerings as it continues to evolve from a private residence to an events venue.

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It took four years and a few bidding wars with luminaries like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rod Stewart to get Dover Hall furnished. The result is an astounding collection of period art and antiques.