Gari Melchers Home & Studio

224 Washington Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22405 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Gari Melchers Home & Studio

Geri Melchers Home & Studio is a museum in the greater Washington, D.C. area where couples can celebrate their wedding. This classic and historic setting offers 27 acres of land and a charming garden terrace for couples on their big day. Views of the Rappahannock River and even a barn make this venue outdoorsy and unique. Couples will find it in Northern Virginia, located approximately 45 minutes from Arlington National Cemetery.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 120 guests to join them on their wedding day at Geri Melchers Home & Studio. The venue welcomes couples for a bridal shower, ceremony, elopement, engagement party, reception or rehearsal dinner, and allows couples to host numerous wedding events in a day so that they may celebrate their ceremony and reception jointly. For outdoor ceremonies, couples can marry on the main lawn of the venue, with the historic manor as their backdrop. They can also choose to wed in front of the stone summer house, with views of the Rappahannock River sprawled before them. The renovated barn also makes a lovely backdrop for a more rustic wedding occasion. The venue's Pavilion makes the ideal wedding reception space. The building adjoins the original 1924 studio and galleries to blend history with modern grace.

Services Offered
This museum property offers a number of services and event items for a couple's wedding to help couples stay stress-free and enjoy the planning of their big day. These items and services include options such as:

  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Dance floor
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Wireless Internet


History
This house dates back to the late 1700s, though the exact date of its construction is unknown. The earliest document dates back to the 1790s, and the home underwent rapid expansion sometime prior to 1850. This growth is often attributed to owner Joseph B. Ficklen's family of six children raised in the house. The house and property were renovated in 1916, when they were purchased by Geri and Corinne Melchers. Through their travels, the Melchers obtained many antique items such as furniture, carpets, fine china, pottery, paintings and prints. Nearly all the couple's personal possessions remain at this estate, while other aspects of their life have been carefully reproduced for the sake of authenticity.

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4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.5
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    Teresa · Married on 03/03/2018

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    This was the perfect place to have our party. Everyone was accommodating and pleasant to work with.

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    Mark · Married on 10/21/2017

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    Superlatives don't cut it. The simple truth is we had our dream wedding at Gari Melcher's Belmont. The venue, the staff, the atmosphere, the support throughout the entire journey ... all exceeded our wildest expectations. The grounds speak for themselves; history, beauty, tranquility. The pavilion is classy, comfortable, and transitions from formality to straight up fun without skipping a beat. Let's face it ... weddings are beautiful. When fortune smiles, though, and you get to have yours at a place like this, well, that's pure magic.

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Gari Melchers Home & Studio 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? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 120
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, July, August, November, December

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  • Total Exposure Band
    Total Exposure Band Wedding Bands

    Very friendly and professional staff. An absolute beautiful venue. Highly recommended.

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  • 224 Washington Street Fredericksburg, VA 22405 See on map
    540-469-4617 (Phone number)

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