Dover Hall

1500 Manakin Road, Manakin Sabot, VA 23103 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $28k - $43k
Guest capacity 10 to 400
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About Dover Hall

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 and various wedding decor items upon request. Interested couples may choose from the following:
Bartender(s)

  • Cocktail reception
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Limited bar
  • Open bar
  • Outside alcohol
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
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43 Reviews for Dover Hall

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Matt S. · Married on 03/07/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely Phenomenal!

    The experience that Dover Hall and it’s staff provided us, both on our wedding day and leading up to it, was absolutely phenomenal. We met Miranda on our first day touring the property. Not only was she personable and friendly, but she was extremely knowledgeable about both the accommodations of the venue and the wedding industry as a whole. She helped to answer our many questions, work to find a package that fit our needs and budget, and made us feel confident in all of the many details that go into the planning process. Her teammate Melanie was equally knowledgeable and helpful, and she was a tremendous resource for day and week of details. Between them, the ownership team who was often visible, and the incredible Chef Lee, we constantly felt like our wedding was the most important event of the year to them.



    The venue itself was second to none. From the drive down the path to the estate, to the incredibly magnificent detail in every room, to the gardens and lawn out back, you’d be hard pressed to find another location like this. The wedding parties were able to enjoy the bridal suite and the “groomsmen rooms” all day before the wedding. Drinks and delicious snacks were provided and enjoyed as we relaxed our way to getting ready and the ceremony. The reflecting pool/lawn out back provided a wonderful scene for the wedding party and guests to enjoy the ceremony. After that, guests were able to tour the property, enjoying all of the rooms, patios, and magnificent sunset. The ballroom and tent provided plenty of space for us to enjoy dinner then dancing later on. Bars were plentiful and bar staff was both friendly and helpful. We received so many compliments from friends and family on everything from the evening. It truly was the perfect night, and we’ll remember it forever. Thank you to all of the Dover Hall staff for making it so special for us!

    Sent on 10/25/2019
  • Amanda

    Amanda T. · Married on 02/22/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best weekend ever!

    Where do I even begin!? I recently got married at Dover Hall Estate and let me just tell you, it was hands down the best day of my life! Our wedding was truly like something out of a fairytale.

    My husband and I live in Northern California with no ties to Virginia, so this was a destination wedding for all. California has some amazing venues but we were looking for something with a grand European vibe and ideally wanted to be able to stay overnight at the venue. Dover Hall checked all of our boxes so we booked it site unseen and we are SO GLAD we did! Not to mention, the views alone were breathtaking, even better in person!

    The incredible people who make this venue come to life deserve an award.
    We grew to love Miranda and Melanie who were amazing throughout the entire process and made each step seem like a breeze. They recommended several vendors which we ended up working with Alana, from Chancey Charm and Casey from Cultivate Event Co. both of which I would also highly recommend as everyone had such great chemistry with the Dover Hall gals and made us feel at home.

    Chef Lee and Nadia also played a significant role. Chef Lee not only prepared our reception dinner but our rehearsal dinner as well.. and let’s just say, people are still raving about the food!

    We are forever grateful for Dover hall and cant wait to travel down memory lane when we plan our next trip back!

    With love,
    Amanda & Joao Paulo

    Sent on 04/22/2020

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Dover Hall Pricing

Guests

Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$27,563 - $42,786
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware

Dover Hall Price Rates

Dover Hall FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • 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)
  • 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?
    May
    June
    September
    October
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    July
    August
    November

2 Real Weddings

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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: 5.0 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.