at Dover Hall

Located among the bucolic rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, Dover Hall is a turn-key, English Tudor-inspired wedding venue. The exceptionally grand 38,000 square foot estate house sits peacefully on a 55-acre private property in Goochland County’s equestrian country. Boasting an atmosphere of serenity and stillness only found in the most magical locations, Dover Hall is replete with spacious getting-ready suites, an in-house culinary program, and picturesque indoor and outdoor areas.

Your Wedding Day



Immersed in abundant beams of natural light, the Queen Elizabeth Suite hosts your wedding party in an private 1,600 square-foot wing of the estate house. Located on the second floor, the Queen Elizabeth Suite creates a serene backdrop for the ultimate in relaxation.

An incredibly intimate space, this suite additionally houses two unique, dual-story dressing rooms, perfect for enjoying light snacks and libations while hair and makeup services are underway.


A timelessly classic Teddy Roosevelt-era style trophy room, the Billiards Room is an elegantly refined space designed to keep your wedding party happily entertained before it’s time for the nuptials to begin. Situated on the first floor, the Billiards Rooms is an oasis, complete with a stately Monarch pool table perfect for passing the afternoon away. Indulge in thoughtfully curated snacks and libations in the Summer Kitchen across the hall while enjoying the ultimate comfort of Dover Hall.

The Billiards Room is a Dover Hall staple. Its magnificence is never to be forgotten by your wedding guests, as it creates a fantastic conversation piece while your indoor cocktail hour ensues.



Dover Hall is proud to offer many unique Ceremony locations, allowing couples to select a space that directly aligns with their individualized wedding visions. We can easily accommodate intimate ceremonies for 50 of your closest loved ones as well as vastly celebratory weddings for up to 400 guests.

While the outdoor locations, such as the Reflecting Pool, Bluestone Terrace, or Two-Tiered Garden are most desirable on a temperate Virginia day, the Ballroom acts as an ideal indoor location in the case of any inclement weather. With a wealth of alternative Ceremony backdrops, couples may also opt to be creative and hold their ceremonies in the Rose Garden, the Cobblestone Courtyard, or any other space our estate grounds permit.


Warmly invite your guests to explore the entirety of Dover Hall’s grand estate interior or exterior during cocktail hour. Pass through the first floor of the estate while reveling in the opulence of Old World English-style structures and decor. The Pub Bar creates a picturesque space to grab a signature libation before indulging in hors d’oeuvres displayed in the adjacent Formal Dining Room. The whole entrance level will be open for guests to tour while awaiting the wedding party’s introduction.

On a pleasant Virginia day, enjoy cocktail hour exploring the gardens and Bluestone Terrace on the back of the estate.



Magnificent in size and style, Dover Hall’s Ballroom is the ideal location to host grand wedding celebrations. Wood coffered ceilings and wrought iron chandeliers were custom-manufactured for the space, while the sandstone fireplace originates from the coast of Scotland.


Located adjacent to the Blue Stone Terrace and Terrace Bar, the Ballroom happily hosts served and station receptions alike. Providing ample room for a full band and open dance floor, the Ballroom may seat up to 150 guests for a served receptions, and may host up to 250 guests for a station reception. Our outdoor tent pad allows celebrations for up to 400. 


Thoughtful Cuisine

Dover Hall provides all food, beverages, and service staff.  With a culinary team dedicated to sourcing and prepping fresh ingredients, our chefs will create a high-touch and elevated culinary experience for your event. 


Rehearsal Dinners

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Celebrate your rehearsal dinner with our sister property, Bartizan. Located less than 15 minutes down the road in Short Pump's West Broad Village, Bartizan is the most convenient choice for you and your guests. Bartizan has the same qualified and experienced event managers and culinary team as Dover Hall to help guide you through the planning process, ensuring your experience is stress-free and seamless!