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About Gari Melchers Home & Studio

Charming Historic Museum, Art Galleries, and Studio with Modern Sophistication

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

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.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Washington DC

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

Profile Picture Teresa , 3/3/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Indoor, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Clean Up, Set Up, Dance Floor, Tables

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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Profile Picture Mark, 10/21/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

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Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Garden, Historic, Museum
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wireless Internet
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Chair Covers
Tent Accessories
Wheelchair Access


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Professional Network & Endorsements

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


224 Washington Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22405   See On Map
540-654-1848 (phone)
Gari Melchers Home & Studio is a wedding venue from Fredericksburg, VA servicing weddings throughout the local area, including northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Richmond . Gari Melchers Home & Studio is a professional venue that has been part of the Fredericksburg wedding industry since 2006 specializing in ceremonies and receptions.