Imagine your Wedding or Special Event at Beautiful Belle Grove Plantation...
Built for gracious entertaining and family life by Isaac Hite, Jr. and his wife, Nelly Madison Hite, between 1794 and 1797, Belle Grove is a National Historic Landmark and a center for Virginia history and cultural heritage.
For more than 200 years, Belle Grove has been the site of countless celebrations, including the early 19th century weddings of all six of the Hite family's daughters. We invite you to become a part of this time-honored tradition. What could be more lovely and memorable than celebrating your wedding or hosting your special event at this beautiful 18th century plantation? Imagine you, your family and guests enjoying Belle Grove's lawns and gardens, sweeping mountain views, and its historic Manor House, an architectural gem of the Shenandoah Valley.
Today, Belle Grove Plantation is a National and Virginia Historic Landmark owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is operated by Belle Grove, Inc., a non-profit organization. The Manor House was built in 1797 by Isaac Hite, Jr., the grandson of the first recorded settler in the Shenandoah Valley, and is one of the very few intact antebellum plantations remaining in the region.
Renters are asked to be sensitive to the historic nature of the spaces they are using, and behavior should be appropriate for such a setting. During any function, renters and their guests must be aware they are using a museum space that is fragile and irreplaceable. There is no smoking in, or near, the Manor House or outbuildings at any time. Children must be accompanied by an adult whenever touring the historic house.
All prospective renters are required to visit Belle Grove Plantation for a complete walk-through of the property before signing a rental contract. This will give you an opportunity to see the variety of options first-hand, and allows Belle Grove staff to explain what is expected of renters. Upon signing a contract, renters are required to again meet with Belle Grove staff along with the approved caterers, florists, minister, and other key parties to the wedding to review policies and procedures relative to the use of Belle Grove Plantation. Please call the Plantation's Special Events Coordinator at 540.869.2028 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!