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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A TUDOR SHOWCASE
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.