Westover Plantation

Richmond

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Description

Westover, one of the grandest and most beautiful of the colonial plantations, was built in the mid-eighteenth century by the Byrd family. Long considered a premier example of Georgian architecture in America, the house’s special charm lies in its elegant yet extremely simple form and perfect proportions. Of special interest are the steepness of the roof, the tall chimneys in pairs at both ends of the main house, and the elaborate doorway, which continues to be recognized as "the Westover doorway" despite its adaptation to many other buildings and homes. Shaded by 150-year old tulip poplar trees, Westover’s lawn offers a commanding view of the James River and majestic eagles soaring overhead. Westover's house and lawn provide an ideal and unique backdrop for your wedding day. The main house can accommodate 60 people for sit-down dinner or 100+ for a cocktail format. Larger parties are held outdoors and require a tent. Celebrate love at Westover Plantation.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Park/Garden, Plantation, Outdoor

Services

Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception

Capacity

Max Outdoor Ceremony: 400 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 400 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,100 to $7,100 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $400 with reception rental. A refundable security deposit of $1,500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Westover Plantation is estimated at between $6,123 and $12,619 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by midnight