Belle Grove Plantation

Charlottesville

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Description

Belle Grove is located in the northern Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, Virginia. It is an authentic 1797 Manor House, built by Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison. Major Hite expanded his original 483 acres to a prosperous 7500 acre plantation, growing wheat, raising cattle and Merino sheep, and operating a large distillery and several mills. Built for gracious entertaining and family life, Belle Grove is a National Historic Landmark and a center for Virginia history and cultural heritage. For more than 200 years, Belle Grove has been the site of countless celebrations, including the early 19th century weddings of all six of the Hite family's daughters. They invite you to become a part of this time-honored tradition. What could be more lovely and memorable than celebrating your wedding or hosting your special event at this beautiful 18th century plantation? Imagine you, your family and guests enjoying Belle Grove's lawns and gardens, sweeping mountain views, and its historic Manor House, an architectural gem of the Shenandoah Valley.

Venue Style

Event Center, Park/Garden, Plantation, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 40 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 40 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 4:00PM. Events must end by 10:00PM and everyone must leave the venue by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding ranges from $750 to $1,500. Please note an ABC permit is required to serve alcohol. As venue is a non-profit, a portion of the rental is able to be claimed back; please inquire directly with the venue.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Belle Grove Plantation is estimated at between $8,920 and $12,938 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Music must end by 10:00PM
No open flame