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Dover Hall

Manakin Sabot, VA View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
52 reviews
$31k - $37k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

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$31k - $37k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

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.

Services Offered
Couples who select Dover Hall to exchange their vows benefit from a variety of services and amenities. Items include:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings
  • Event rentals
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Outside vendors


Cuisine
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:

  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Lactose-free
  • Pork-free
  • Nut-free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Accommodation
For interested couples and their guests, Dover Hall offers five bedrooms to accommodate one overnight stay. The venue is also located near several award-winning hotels, such as The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump.

Other Facilities
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:

  • Two-story ballroom
  • Solarium
  • Library
  • Master Suite dressing room


Other Services
The venue offers bar services. Interested couples may choose from the following:
Bartender(s)

  • Cocktail reception
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Open bar
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$15,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$12,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$15,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$12,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$52

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
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    Chelsea T. Married on 06/18/2022
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    Absolutely incredible

    I cannot say enough good things about Dover Hall. If you get the opportunity to have any kind of event here you are extremely blessed. What I love most about this venue are the people and attention to detail. The team goes above and beyond to make your day incredible. Everyone is so detail oriented and truly make you feel special. We manly worked with Rachel and Silvia who got to know me and my husband very well over our short engagement. I never felt like I was nickel and dimed over cost and they always wanted us to feel special and to choose details that meant the most to us. Our day was incredible and I am so appreciative of everything Dover Hall and their staff did for us. Thank you guys so much
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    Hannah G. Married on 01/16/2022
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    Amazing Venue & Staff

    We got married at Dover Hall on 1/16/22. Dover Hall is an absolutely exceptional venue from the beauty of it to the experience their team provides couples. They say you get what you pay for and that is definitely true with this venue. It is on the pricier side of Richmond venues but absolutely worth every penny. A couple highlights -
    - The Food - Hands down best food I’ve ever had at a wedding, and so many of our guests commented on it. The tasting was such a cool experience - You can bring two additional guests to the tasting and take them on the tour of the house.
    The staff - Their Director of Sales, Miranda, was amazing to work with from day 1 of touring through the wedding. They were slammed in 2021 with 3 weddings every weekend, but she still made us feel like a priority and did a great job of staying connected with us and our coordinator. We also had a unique experience that makes me appreciate the venue even more. The weather forecast was calling for a significant snowstorm the day of our wedding and Miranda set up a call with one of the owners, Jeff, a few days before to talk through options. They were incredibly flexible and accommodating. We had the option to move our wedding to a new date as late as 2 days before the wedding at no cost. We luckily were able to have the wedding but that flexibility with an event contract is very rare!
    - Every space is stunning - You aren’t just getting a beautiful ceremony or reception space. You get a huge, stunning bridal suite to get ready in, and so many different spots for photos. The cocktail hour can be throughout the house which is a cool experience for guests. Highly recommend Dover particularly for winter brides doing everything inside - they fit up to 150. Overall, the space speaks for itself, so worth putting your budget toward the venue and less toward decor!
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    Michelle Married on 12/31/2021
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    Spectacular venue

    We held my daughter's NYE wedding at Dover Hall. It was an absolutely amazing experience. Miranda & her team were professional. They were accommodating & attentive making the whole planning process very easy. The food was beautiful, abundant and delicious. Not at all the typical wedding fare. This venue is stunning and doesn't require a lot of extra's. It was a fantastic evening for everyone!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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Dover Hall frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Dover Hall?

Dover Hall includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Dover Hall, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Dover Hall includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Dover Hall, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Dover Hall includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Dover Hall in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Dover Hall for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Dover Hall for wedding events?

Dover Hall offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Dover Hall offer?

Dover Hall offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Dover Hall offer for wedding events?

Dover Hall offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Dover Hall have available for wedding events?

Dover Hall offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Dover Hall and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Dover Hall is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in flexibility.

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