The Obici House is available for hosting beautiful and memorable weddings in Suffolk, Virginia. Located within Sleepy Hole Golf Course, this mansion offers both historic architectural details and beautiful natural surroundings, including expansive views of the Nansemond River. The history and serenity of this location is sure to create a magical wedding day. The Obici House restaurant is open to the public on Thursday evenings for dinner with a new menu posted each week.
Facilities and Capacity
Indoor and outdoor locations are available for your wedding event. The Obici House’s clean white façade is accentuated by a calming blue sky, neighboring river and other surrounding elements of nature and pristine Sleepy Hole Golf Course. The Italian-inspired style and history of the venue are evident from the grand entrance to the exquisite indoor structural details. Classic chandeliers illuminate the space with light and elegance along with the rich woodwork and tile throughout the venue. A special element of this venue is the original stained glass windows, a reminder of the uniqueness of this space. Choose from a number of indoor spaces for your wedding event or outdoor locations, such as the entrance supported by Greek columns or under the pergola, a setting perfected by an idyllic view of the water. The Obici House can accommodate up to 150 people indoor and unlimited guests in one of the outdoor settings.
The Obici House is available for hosting multiple wedding events, including engagement parties, bridal showers, ceremonies and receptions. Services provided by this venue are:
Amedeo Obici, an Italian immigrant and founder of Planter’s Peanuts, lived at The Obici House on Bay Point Farm with his wife, Louise. The house was styled after an Italian villa, on a 263-acre farm. Details, including two lions from Paris lining the driveway, Greek columns and expansive windows, create an example of exceptional architectural detail of Italian inspiration. The Bay Point Farm was part of the Sleepy Hole Farm, sold to Obici in 1924, where he lived until his passing in 1947.
31 Reviews for The Obici House
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Evelyn Barnes · Married on 01/10/2020
Short Notice Wedding Dream Come True
My husband decided to move our wedding date up a year due to his departure for assignment. We started planning on December 30th and were able to get reasonable pricing, a tour of the venue, and secure thIs venue for our Ceremony on January 10th. We had a small indoor ceremony with 23 guests. If you looking for a vintage and intimate feel, I recommend this venue. The Bridal Suite and private dining room are amazing. Thank you Terry and Susan for helping arrange our wedding. Could not have asked for a better experience. Photos by MICHAELANDJASMINEPHOTOGRAPHY https://michaelandjasmine.com/Sent on 01/28/2020
Anne Thompson · Married on 11/09/2019
One stop Celebrating!!
The Obici House was a wonderful experience for us and our guests. The wedding celebration was held on the steps of the house and the reception was inside. Included in the cost of the Venue, are the tables, chairs and basic linens not to mention they carry the liquor license and have huge amounts of parking. This is where you can get nickeled and dimed so having it all there really pays off. Terry was wonderful to work with and we appreciated her input on many preparations. There is plenty of parking and a beautiful view of the Sleepy Hole Gold Course and the Nansemond River. The Obici House is a beautiful historic home that needs very little decorating (another savings) with modern day amenities for your DJ. I highly recommend this venue for anyone that wants an indoor or outdoor venue!Sent on 12/12/2019
Kimberly · Married on 06/15/2019
AMAZING venue and service
Terry was an awesome host! Couldn’t have managed without her! The venue was amazing and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the Obici house.Sent on 06/16/2019
The Obici House is a gem off the beaten path. I love the panoramic river view surrounding the historic home. It's charm is something that is desirable.
The Obici House is one of the gorgeous venues for your wedding! If you are looking for the historical twist, Terri at the Obici House will make magic happen!
The Obici House is an absolutely stunning venue with breathtaking views and an intriguing history. Terry is wonderful to work with and the rental of the venue includes so much! A must see for any couple looking for a unique venue!