2018 Hite of Excellence Series of Sumptuous Feasts Kick Off Party
The Hite of Excellence Series of Sumptuous Feasts Kick Off Party is Saturday, February 10! The party in the Belle Grove Manor House will include valet parking, an open bar, tasty hor d'oeuvres, and an exceptional silent auction featuring four vacation rentals and other fine items. It is also your first chance to purchase tickets for the exclusive, Sumptuous Feast events that will be held throughout 2018. Some of these events will sell out at the Kick Off Party, so don't miss this opportunity! Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple.
After the Kick Off Party, all remaining tickets to the Hite of Excellence Series of Sumptuous Feasts events will go on sale online.
2018 Calendar of Sumptuous Feasts & Events
March 8 A Talent for Murder at the Winchester Little Theatre
Belle Grove has bought out the Winchester Little Theatre for a merry murder drama, "A Talent for Murder." The evening will include a reception before the play. (Tickets are on sale now!)
March 31 Archaeology Hike and Luncheon
Hike areas of the plantation once owned by Isaac Hite Jr. and now not accessible to the public. Dr. Clarence Geier, who conducted much of the archaeology at Belle Grove, will lead the lecture and hike. It will be followed by lunch downstairs in the Manor House.
April 21 18th Century Fashions Tea
This ladies-only event will begin with a seated tea in the Manor House and then Sycamore Spring Clothier will present their expertise in period dress by explaining the layers of women's fashions as they clothe live models in late 18th century styles. Additional period costumes will be on display during the event.
May 5 Garden Party at Highcliff on the Shenandoah
You are invited to dine in the spring splendor of the gardens of Diane Kline at her gorgeous property overlooking the Shenandoah River and views of three mountain ranges.
June 2 Belle Grove Rocks
Come dance the night way to cover songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s with "Movin' On" on the back lawn of Belle Grove. Beer and wine will be provided and Shaffer's BBQ Palace food truck will be on hand selling their delicious smoked meats and famous sides.
June 23 Art at Belle Grove
Belle Grove invited three of our favorite local artists to display and sell their work throughout the Manor House. The show will run Friday, June 22-Sunday, June 24. Saturday evening will be an opportunity to meet the artists, see the show, and enjoy good food, drink, and light music.
July 28 Wine Tasting Dinner at Woodstock Café with Coe Sherrard The seats always fill quickly when the Woodstock Café offers their renowned Wine Tasting Dinners. Owner and wine expert Coe Sherrard will guide guests through his favorite picks during a delicious meal at the cozy Café--all to benefit Belle Grove.
August 22 Dinner with Friends at Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill
Griffin Tavern's talented Chef Rachel Rowland will feature the best, local summer produce with a multi-course menu. This dinner is not to be missed!
September 8 Autumn Harvest Feast
Join your hosts Richard and Lyne Leith for an autumn harvest dinner at Leith Hall near Strasburg. Bask in the change of season with cocktails, a sumptuous menu, and good friends.
October 27 Whiskey Tasting Dinner
Founder and owner of Copper Fox Distillery, Rick Wasmund, will entertain and educate guests about various styles of whiskey while we dine family style at Belle Grove.
November 12 Spaghetti Western at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
See a classic 1960s Western on the big screen again! The Alamo will offer a fun, special menu to compliment the film.
December 1 Festive Christmas Tea at Belle Grove Plantation
Celebrate the holidays and see Belle Grove's Manor House all decorated for Christmas. This relaxing, afternoon tea makes a special gift for friends or family.
December 9 Cocktails at Christmas
A festive cocktail party with elegant hor d'oeuvres, a featured cocktail with Belle Grove 1797 Whiskey, holiday music, and tours the Manor House lit by candlelight.