Imagine your wedding...
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 historic site? 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. For more photographs and inspiration, visit these links: Style Me Pretty blog, photoshoot by Katherine Roper Photography, and photoshoot by Franzi Lee Photoraphy.
The 1918 bank barn has been renovated to be the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center and it includes a seasonal event space for up to 150 for a ceremony or standing reception or up to 120 for a seated reception. The Welcome Center is fully handicapped accessible and includes visitor restrooms and catering kitchen facilities. Wedding ceremonies or receptions for up to 40 people may be held in the Manor House. Ceremonies for up to 150 may take place outdoors and receptions for up to 150 may take place in an event tent on the grounds. Belle Grove has a list of caterers and other vendors to share and if you prefer to select your own, they just need to come and meet with us prior to your event. We are now booking for 2023, please check our list of available Saturdays in 2023. If you do not see a date that you would like, please contact us. More information, pricing, and suggested vendors are available in this information packet.
For questions or to set up an appointment please call Belle Grove Plantation at 540-869-2028 or email us.
Thank you for your support! Your Wedding or Special Event Rental provides needed support for Belle Grove's exhibits, educational, research, and historic preservation efforts.
Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center
Event on Upper Level of Welcome Center &
Tented Reception on Grounds
Standing Reception in Welcome Center
Seated Event in Welcome Center
(Photo by Scott Turnmeyer Photography)
Welcome Center Catering Kitchen
Welcome Center Meeting Room
Seated Event in Lower Level of Manor House
Wedding Head Table in Welcome Center
(photo by Katherine Roper Photography)