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We are a team dedicated to providing

Genuine Hospitality 

fueled by a shared passion for excellence, integrity, and gratitude.


The Dover Hall 


Dover Hall Experiences is a luxury hospitality company led by the visionary duo - Jeff Ottaviano and Chad Hornik. “We never imagined that what started as a friendship 14 years ago would become such a wild and exciting ride. Our mutual passion for fine wine, delicious food, and travel, plus nearly 40 years of combined experience in the hospitality industry, prompted the decision to form Dover Hall Experiences in early 2017. Our mission is to build a team dedicated to providing GENUINE HOSPITALITY at our portfolio of venues offering Unrivaled Events, Thoughtful Cuisine, and Intentional Service. In just six years, we have assembled a team of the region’s best hospitality heroes and are offering a product second to none at all of our properties, including our 7 Lady Vineyards Tasting Room coming in 2024.  CHEERS!”

- Chad & Jeff

Our Growth

July 2017


Jeff and Chad launch Dover Hall Experiences, LLC and assume management of the 55 acre Goochland property, Dover Hall. 

June 2019


The seed is planted for 7 Lady Vineyards, with more than 4,000 Cabernet Franc and Viognier vines in the front yard at Dover Hall.

July 2018


DHE celebrates its first birthday with the grand opening of the Bed & Breakfast, featuring 10 luxurious lodging suites.

January 2019


Installation of a 9,000 square foot patio directly outside the grand ballroom enables use of a 60' x 135' tent and in turn event capacity for up to 400 guests.

April 2023


The Glass Hall is added to Dover Hall, a 6,400 square climate- controlled event space that provides hosting capabilities for up to 400 guests.

December 2019


DHE opens its first sister property, Located in Short Pump’s West Broad Village, Bartizan is a full-service event venue.

January 2024


7 Lady Vineyards boasts over 30 varietals in its international wine portfolio and has a robust Wine Club program!

Our Core Values

These are the guiding principles that we exhibit with employees, clients, guests, and vendor partners to deliver the pillars of our mission.


We cultivate loyal brand ambassadors through robust orientation, on-the-job training, continuing education, promotion from within, and healthy team-building.


We are honest and transparent, following through on our promises, taking ownership for our shortcomings, serving as a recognized community partner, and always demonstrating pride in our craft.


We achieve our goals by crafting a culture of extraordinary teamwork, asking for and offering assistance when needed, constantly mentoring each other, and inspiring those around us to make us better every day.


We perform every action with strategic intent and relentless attention to detail, anticipating wants and needs, and ensuring that all parties involved feel the magic of the experiences we create.


We are laser-focused on establishing relationships, finding commonalities that strengthen our bonds, and cultivating long-term partnerships.


We support responsible programs and initiatives to preserve human and environmental resources while promoting social and economic development.


We are ambitious, innovative, and forward-thinking while maintaining that every decision, large or small, aligns with the brand and does not compromise our pursuit of excellence.


Do you have a passion for genuine hospitality? Want to aid in creating memorable experiences for all of our clients and guests? If so, we want to hear from you! 

Our Award Winning Properties

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Dover Hall is Virginia's Luxury European Venue placed elegantly among the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. The exceptionally grand 38,000-square-foot estate is the perfect backdrop for grand weddings, large corporate holiday parties, and galas. Central Virginia has awarded Dover Hall: Best All-Inclusive Venue, Best Hidden Gem Ceremony Site, Most Romantic Ceremony Site, Best Outdoor Wedding Site, Best Wedding Venue with Unique Personality, Best One-Stop Wedding Weekend Location, Best Location for a Large Wedding, Best B&B in Virginia for a Wedding, and Best Newlywed/Bridal Suite. 


Located in Glen Allen’s West Broad Village, Bartizan is a full-service event venue offering craft cocktails, premium wines, and a fresh, exciting atmosphere for up to 250 guests. Central Virginia has awarded Bartizan: Best Rehearsal Dinner Location, Best, Reception Location for a Small Wedding, Best Place to Hold a Welcome Reception, Best Bridal Luncheon Location, Best Farewell Brunch Location, Best Budget Friendly Venue, and Best After Party Location

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7 Lady Vineyards boasts Virginia's Award-Winning Wine Experience with an international wine portfolio that celebrates premium wines hand-selected from the world’s most notable regions. Our Tasting Room will be coming soon in 2024! Our wines currently hold one double-gold and four silver medals from the San Francisco International Wine Competition and one gold, nine silver, and one bronze medal from the VA Governor's Cup Wine Competition. 

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