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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40 Reviews for Dover Hall

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Abigail Johnston · Getting married on 07/12/2021

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    The very best!

    Oh wow, where do I start? Dover Hall was our first and only choice for our wedding venue. We were drawn to the space for so many reasons; the warm and cozy space for our winter wedding, the elegance, the superior staff, outstanding food, and the indoor capacity but we were surprised to find our expectations not only met but surpassed in every way. As a wedding photographer, I knew that a venue could be stunning but without exceptional service, a wedding day struggles to feel special for the couple, vendors and staff. I had photographed a wedding at Dover Hall a few years prior to our wedding and my experience as a vendor had me sold. As a photographer, they made my experience outstanding, provided the best food and made sure I felt comfortable, all to ensure that the couple we were serving had the very best day. When choosing Dover for our own wedding venue, we knew that if they treated vendors in this way, the experience as a couple would be something special. From the day of booking to our New Year's Eve wedding, Melanie and Miranda's constant encouragement, structure, and professionalism was a grounding place for us throughout the whole planning process. On the wedding day, Miranda, Melanie, Nadia, Chef Lee and the whole staff worked overtime to fill in gaps, make sure the day ran smoothly and in the end were intricate parts in creating the very best day for us. We cannot thank them enough. We love Dover Hall and recommend it to everyone!

    Sent on 05/06/2020
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    Matt Snyder · Getting married on 03/07/2021

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

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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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