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Weddings

at Dover Hall

Located among the bucolic rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, Dover Hall is a turn-key, English Tudor-inspired wedding venue. The exceptionally grand 38,000 square foot estate house sits peacefully on a 55-acre private property in Goochland County’s equestrian country. Boasting an atmosphere of serenity and stillness only found in the most magical locations, Dover Hall is replete with spacious getting-ready suites, an in-house culinary program, and picturesque indoor and outdoor areas.

Your Wedding Day

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QUEEN ELIZABETH

Immersed in abundant beams of natural light, the Queen Elizabeth Suite hosts your wedding party in an entirely private 2,400-square-foot wing of the estate house.

Located on the second floor, Queen Elizabeth is the perfect location for snacks and libations while hair and makeup services are underway, as well as for those memorable getting-ready portraits and intimate moments before your "I do's".

THE BILLIARDS ROOM

The Teddy Roosevelt-era style trophy room, the Billiards Room, is an elegantly refined space designed to keep your wedding party happily entertained before it’s time for the nuptials to begin.

Situated on the First Floor, it features a stately Monarch pool table and a 70-inch television. Indulge in snacks and libations in the Summer Kitchen across the hall.

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THE CEREMONY

Dover Hall is pleased to offer a myriad of unique ceremony locations, allowing couples to select a space that directly aligns with their distinct wedding vision.

While the outdoor locations, such as the Reflecting Pool, Bluestone Terrace, Two-Tiered Garden, Rose Garden, and Cobblestone Court are desirable on a lovely, temperate Virginia day, the Ballroom acts as an ideal indoor location.

With a wealth of alternative ceremony backdrops also available, couples can be creative and hold their ceremonies in an array of other spaces as our estate grounds permit.

COCKTAIL HOUR

Following the ceremony, some couples host their Cocktail Hour outdoors so guests can enjoy the lush gardens and grounds.

Alternatively, invite your guests to explore the First Floor of Dover Hall during an immersive cocktail hour. Wandering through the two-tiered Library, formal Dining Room, and Parlor will surely be a conversational experience for your guests. The Pub Bar is a picturesque space to grab a signature libation before indulging in our culinary creations.

Locally sourced ingredients featured in artisan passed canapés will pair perfectly with specially curated beverage packages – featuring our own Seven Lady Vineyards wines!

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THE RECEPTION

Magnificent in both size and style, Dover Hall is the ideal location to host magnificent wedding celebrations.

Located adjacent to the Bluestone Terrace and Terrace Bar, the Ballroom happily hosts seated and cocktail receptions alike. The Ballroom seats up to 150 guests for a plated reception and may host up to 250 guests for a station or cocktail-style reception.

The new Glass Pavilion boasts 13-foot tall glass walls and a 24-foot ceiling with chandelier lighting. At approximately 6,400 square feet, not including a 900-square-foot covered porch, this climate- controlled event space provides ample seating for up to 400 guests. The Ballroom, just a few steps away, becomes the ideal dance floor to party the night away. The Glass Pavilion is available after June 1st, 2023

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Thoughtful Cuisine

Dover Hall provides all food, beverages, and service staff.  With a culinary team dedicated to sourcing and prepping fresh ingredients, our chefs will create a high-touch and elevated culinary experience for your event. 

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Rehearsal Dinners

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Celebrate your rehearsal dinner with our sister property, Bartizan. Located less than 15 minutes down the road in Short Pump's West Broad Village, Bartizan is the most convenient choice for you and your guests. Bartizan has the same qualified and experienced event managers and culinary team as Dover Hall to help guide you through the planning process, ensuring your experience is stress-free and seamless! 

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