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The Dover Hall 

Experience

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 12 years ago would become such a wild and exciting ride. Our mutual passion for fine wine, delicious food, and travel, plus nearly 50 years of combined experience in the hospitality industry, prompted the decision to form Dover Hall Experiences in early 2017. Our mission was to build a portfolio composed of Virginia’s Premier Destinations for Unrivaled Events, Boutique Lodging, and Thoughtful Cuisine. In just three short 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. We hope you will join us on this ride and cherish each and every Dover Hall Experience. CHEERS!”

- Chad and Jeff

Our Growth

July 2017

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

June 2019

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

July 2018

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

January 2019

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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.

October 2020

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Design work and building plans are started for Seven Lady Vineyards. Now enjoy our premium wine at Bartizan. Tasting Room coming in 2022! 

December 2019

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

Meet THE Team

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Jeff Ottaviano

OWNER

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Chad Hornik

OWNER

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Jamie Ashenburg

VP OF OPERATIONS



VP OF OPERATIONS

ABOUT OUR PROPERTIES

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Situated in the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Dover Hall is an English Tudor estate, which hosts unrivaled events complete with an in-house culinary program and picturesque indoor and outdoor event locations.

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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.

Coming soon in 2023, 7 Lady Vineyards is the brainchild of two

long-time friends and business partners who share the same passion for family, entrepreneurship, and of course, premium wines.

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