A refined English Tudor-inspired wedding venue in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, Dover Hall was built with one purpose in mind: to entertain. Combining the grandeur of the past with everyday modern amenities, the space provides a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests. Nestled between Richmond and Charlottesville, the venue is the perfect choice for newly engaged couples in the area!
Facilities and Capacity
Boasting 33,000 square feet, Dover Hall accommodates up to 400 guests. Couples may choose from six spacious event spaces to host their ceremony and/or reception.
Couples who select Dover Hall to exchange their vows benefit from a variety of services and amenities. Items include:
Dover Hall offers an array of menu options consisting of American, Italian, Southern, Southwestern and local cuisine styles that utilize plated and station serving styles. In order to provide an enjoyable wedding experience for all, the venue accommodates the following dietary restrictions:
For interested couples and their guests, Dover Hall offers nine bedrooms to accommodate overnight stays. The venue is also located near several award-winning hotels, such as The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump.
The venue offers a number of wedding facilities so couples may choose from a variety of different spaces in which to host their event. Other facilities include:
The venue offers bar services and various wedding decor items upon request. Interested couples may choose from the following:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Josh Medlin · Married on 05/26/2018
One-of-a-kind, world-class venue with top notch team!
A one-of-a-kind venue, with world class customer service. As a wedding vendor based in the area, I have worked at many "luxury" venues that are nice in appearance but totally lack in the experience department. Dover Hall, however, is the real deal. From our first contact with them, and then every step along the journey to our wedding day, The Dover Hall team absolutely blew us away with their dedication to excellence. The entire staff is nothing short of amazing. The owners of the venue, Chad, and Jeff personally ensured the quality of every aspect of our wedding and treated my wife and I both like family and made us feel so relaxed on the actual day. Miranda and Jamie were both super knowledgable about the rich history of the venue and were incredibly accommodating to any and all needs we had for the wedding. As if the customer service wasn't enough, the property itself is truly one of a kind with priceless paintings and lavish furniture you simply do not find unless you are in the presence of royalty. The entire venue was rented to us for the whole weekend which meant there wasn't a bunch of random people we didn't know walking around that aren't attending the wedding (I see this at a lot of Virginia venues). The memories we made with family and friends being able to sleep in this one-of-a-kind house are priceless and honestly one of the biggest selling points of this venue. Last but not least, the head chef Lee created the absolute best food I have ever tasted. The food and catering is truly exceptional and it had all of our guest raving for days. I could write a whole novel about how amazing our experience was, but I will sum it up by saying if you're looking for a venue in Virginia and want an unparalleled experience from the top to bottom, stop your search now and book Dover. Thank you to everyone on the Dover Hall team for making our wedding day even better than we could have ever imagined. I would rate them 10 stars if I could. Look forward to many more anniversary parties at the venue in the years to come!Sent on 03/03/2019
Emily Bruner · Married on 07/19/2019
Dover Hall: The Best Wedding Experience!
If you're in the market for a wedding (or big celebration), we highly recommend having your event at Dover Hall. Not only is the venue itself an amazing and decadent landscape, but the entire team was extremely helpful, professional, and top notch. They made us, our families, and our guests feel right at home from start to finish!Sent on 07/31/2019
From the gorgeous venue (inside and out), to the incredible food, we were beyond impressed with their careful and streamlined process. We were facing a heat wave and were able to adjust our outdoor ceremony to inside. Dover Hall had the flexibility to make those changes with ease and thoughtful care and within a day's notice. The whole time, we knew we were in great hands.
Our guests loved exploring all that Dover Hall had to offer during our wedding and cocktail hour, and we continue to hear great things from them about the food and service, which we already knew were outstanding.
We were also so grateful for Miranda, Melanie, and Chad. Their hospitality, responsiveness, expertise, and overall kindness are things that we will never forget—we will continue to sing their praises. They were the dream team and their collaboration with our wedding coordinator and vendors was incredibly seamless. They—along with the entire DH staff—work so hard to make sure each guest is taken care of and having a great time. We felt so supported! We even had one staff member drive their car over to the bus lot to make sure they didn't leave without the bride and groom–they think and take care of everything! We will never forget their genuine attentiveness and will always remember our wedding day with extreme gratefulness and love thanks to the Dover Hall team!
This venue knows how to throw a party!
Emily & Andrew
Mitch Zavala · Married on 06/08/2019
Elegant, Flawless, Beautiful Wedding Venue!
Where do I even begin???!! Chef Lee’s amazing food? The unbelievable hospitality from the Dover Hall team? The natural beauty and sophisticatedly elegant aura that the estate gives off the second you drive down the long winding driveway? Safe to say, our wedding at Dover Hall exceeded all expectations!Sent on 07/26/2019
Driving up the long driveway, looking at the beautiful greenery and castle-like home, you can’t help but feel in love. When my wife and I (still getting used to saying that) stepped inside, we couldn’t believe what we saw. All the furniture inside was imported from various parts of Europe which gives off an elegant feel, and every room had a personality of its own. Whether it’s the library where my wife and I sat and played chess one morning, the billiard room where our wedding party spent the night before our wedding hanging out and playing cards or the garden where we exchanged vows in front of our closest friends and family, you will always find a room or location at Dover Hall for any and every occasion… not to mention, you’ll feel like you’re royalty while doing it.
Now, with a venue as beautiful and elegant as Dover Hall, we couldn’t help but wonder what restrictions we would have. But we were pleasantly surprised when the Dover Hall team (Miranda, Melanie and Nadia) helped make all of our dreams come true! They’re some of the nicest and most talented individuals you will ever meet (along with our awesome Wedding Planner Kate from Glint Events) and they did everything to make our wedding weekend as perfect as Dover Hall. It was also super helpful having our vendors Dover Hall, Glint Events, AMorgan Florals and Alex Tenser Photos all know one another and the venue extremely well, it was a perfect team and match, and they’re the true experts at doing weddings at Dover Hall! Everything was flawless.
Also, if you’re like my wife and can’t help but imagine Hogwarts when you look at Dover Hall (yes, my wife is a huge Harry Potter nerd), you won’t be disappointed! Since our theme was elegant and classy, we used the scenery of Dover Hall and incorporated a few small Harry Potter accents (with the help of Glint Events) to share our personalities with our wedding guests, which they loved!
We made our wedding a destination wedding solely because of Dover Hall. We made our families and friends travel and trust me they were not disappointed in the slightest. Miranda, Melanie and the rest of the crew made it super easy for us even though we live about 2 hours away and work full-time in very demanding jobs. So even though we could only make a few trips down to Dover Hall for a food tasting and final walkthrough, the Dover Hall team never put a doubt in our minds and always made us feel comfortable.
We had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception at Dover Hall and stayed there for the weekend with our groomsmen and bridesmaids. And don’t worry, if you have a big wedding party, the Dover Hall team will organize it so that everyone can stay at the estate. We comfortably fit over 20 guests including ourselves. We were treated like royalty. They tended to all of our needs and we did not experience a single issue. Nadia and the rest of the on-site crew were unbelievable and very nice. Chef Lee cooked for us all weekend, and I don’t think I am exaggerating at all when I say that I think Lee should be a contestant on MasterChef cooking for Gordon Ramsay. He is that good. Our wedding was over a month ago, and we still can’t go a week without someone saying “hey remember the food at your wedding?”. The bartenders were very friendly and approachable and definitely knew their stuff. Jeff, one of the owners, was also very friendly and welcoming and made us feel right at home.
I could write about Dover Hall and the people there all day honestly, but I should probably stop soon! I will end with this: If you are thinking about getting married at Dover Hall and have any doubts at all, just go see it, go meet the people and you will definitely not regret it!
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