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 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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27 Reviews for Dover Hall

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

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    Emily Bruner · Married on 07/19/2019

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    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!

    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!

    With gratitude,
    Emily & Andrew

    Sent on 07/31/2019
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    Mitch Zavala · Married on 06/08/2019

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    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!

    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!

    Sent on 07/26/2019
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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, 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

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  • 1500 Manakin Road Manakin Sabot, VA, 23103 See on map
    804-554-2451 (Phone number)

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