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.
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.
33 Reviews for The Obici House
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Rachel R. · Married on 05/22/2021
The Obici House was a wonderful place to have our small reception after our ceremony. It was beautiful, and the staff was easy to work with and flexible! We had to book late, because our plans changed a lot with COVID, and they made the process and transition really easy. This venue was beautiful and wonderful!Sent on 06/01/2021
Steph D. · Married on 02/22/2020
Stunning locations with friendly staff
Terry and Sharon are great to work with, they were there to answer all the questions and guide you through all the stages. Fast and thorough response to all questions and it was very easy to schedule times to see the venue before your big day. The balcony makes stunning wedding pictures!Sent on 08/06/2020
Evelyn B. · 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
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!