Dover Hall

1500 Manakin Road, Manakin Sabot, VA 23103 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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 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.

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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17 Reviews for Dover Hall

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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    stepnowski · Getting married on 05/18/2019

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    Dover Hall is an absolutely stunning setting. My daughter had a wedding event last week and one of the owners, Jeff, and events manager, Eileen, could not have been kinder or more helpful- truly taking care of RVA bridal parties. The grand hall, the staircases, and the bride’s dressing room were all fantastic. The bride’s dressing room was large and airy with large windows, mirrors and chandelier – definitely a setting to excite a bride and set a princess mood. One of the bedrooms has a window seat with white and golden pillows that is beautiful for pictures. The pastoral landscape is inspiring and beautiful.

    I do not mean to go on too long, but I have also been a corporate officer and could picture a productive and fun retreat in this setting so close to Richmond yet removed from day to day. A cozy bar area, breakout rooms (I would want the windowed ‘conservatory’ for my team…) and the wide outdoors for games would be terrific. Just cannot say enough thanks to the management staff for the great event they gave us.

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    Courtlin · Married on 10/06/2018

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    Truth Be Told

    The only downside to Dover is that it’s prettier than me.
    They treat you like royalty, get the little details right, and were a huge reason my wedding was the best night of my life. It’s a place everyone should see once and the most unique setting for a wedding. We had an outdoor wedding because the weather was great and it was a good time of year...BUT you can’t put a price on the freedom from fear of rain at Dover. I was almost hoping it rained because I love the ballroom so much.
    The staff is ridulous; from the bartenders, who consoled me when I was freaking out before the wedding, to the owners, who were personable and had their finger on the pulse to make sure everything went well. Then, you have two women who essentially did my job for me and kept us organized / on track when I was absentee. They were truly a saving grace; I could go on for days. Lastly, the head chef and his squad are worth millions. I typically hate mass-made food and weddings always have lackluster food...that’s not the case at Dover. It’s legitimately delicious; it’s innovative with layered flavor profiles. It’s thoughtful and done with purpose—all the guests raved.

    Truth is, the great thing about Dover is no matter what happens, your wedding will be amazing. There’s no choice but to have beautiful pictures. You don’t even have to decorate if you don’t want to. You get to get ready in the classiest bridal suite with all your best friends with the most beautiful views. It’s a fairytale. For one glorious day, you’re a princess in a castle. It was so much more than I expected, deserve and I’m so thankful to have that experience.

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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, 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, Valet, 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

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    804-554-2451 (Phone number)

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