Host your next party or corporate event at Belle Grove

Belle Grove Plantation is a National Historic Landmark located in Middletown, Virginia in the northern Shenandoah Valley.  Its Manor House was built for gracious entertaining and family life by Isaac Hite, Jr. and his wife, Nelly Madison Hite, between 1794 and 1797.

If you are seeking locations for a small dinner reception, shower, rustic barn party, or a fun cocktail party, consider Belle Grove. It is conveniently situated right off Route 11 and Interstate 81, making it easy for all guest to easily access. We can host a range of party size from 20 to 150. The Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center in the renovated 1918 Bank Barn would make a great place to host a party or corporate retreat. The grounds also provide space for any large corporate picnic or event.

All prospective renters are required to visit Belle Grove Plantation for a complete walk-through of the property before signing a rental contract. This will give you an opportunity to see the variety of options and allows Belle Grove staff to explain what is expected of renters. Upon signing a contract, renters are required to again meet with Belle Grove staff along with the approved caterers, florists, rental companies, and other key parties to the event to review policies and procedures relative to the use of Belle Grove Plantation. For more information and to set up an appointment, please call Belle Grove at 540-869-2028 or email our Site Rental Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people may be accommodated in the Manor House cocktail party or dinner?
We can accommodate up to 40 people seated on the lower level of the Manor House. If you would also like use of the main floor of the Manor House, we can accommodate up to 75 for a standing reception after touring hours.

How many people may be accommodated in the Welcome Center?
The event space in the upper level of the Welcome Center may accommodate up to 150 for a standing reception or seated lecture or up to 120 for a seated meal. Please note that this not space is not climate controlled so it may be only rented late April to mid-October.

How many hours does the rental include?
Rentals time vary and include one to two hours of set up for the event and one hour to clean up. Additional hours may be added for an additional cost. See attached price list.

Are furnishings and equipment included in the rental fee?
Tables and chairs are included with the rental fee. If you wish a different style of tables and chairs, we can arrange this rental for you, but renters will be responsible for the cost. For full property rental, a tent and outdoor furniture are included. Sound system is available for use upon request. Linens, barware and dinnerware are not included.

How do I reserve an event date?
In order to reserve your date Belle Grove Plantation requires $250 non-refundable deposit along with a signed contract.  This deposit goes towards your final price. For date availability please call 540-869-2028 or e-mail info@bellegrove.org.

May we bring outside vendors and caterers?
We welcome you to bring outside caterers and vendors with a valid health permit and they are required for events with more than 50 people. Each space has access to a kitchen for caterers to hold and plate food but cooking and washing facilities are limited. We ask any caterers who have not worked at Belle Grove before visit the site and meet with staff prior to the event. Belle Grove also has a list of providers that know the site well. 

2019 Party or Corporate Event Options and Rates:

All events over $500 booked for 2019 will be discounted by 20% (dependent on the availability of tent rental, if applicable)

Meeting in Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center during business hours (Monday-Sunday 8 am-4 pm)
Includes one hour for set up, two hours for the event, and one hour for clean up
Use of Meeting Room and conference table and 20 chairs, screen and projector for presentations
Maximum number of guests: 20
$200 (non-profit rate $150), each additional hour $50 (non-profit rate $25)*

Meeting/Reception on lower level of the Manor House during business hours (Monday-Sunday 8 am- 4 pm)
Includes one hour for set up, two hours for the event, and one hour for clean up
Tables and 40 chairs provided, screen and projector for presentations
Maximum number of guests: 40
$300 (non-profit organization rate $250), each additional hour $50 (non-profit rate $25)*

Meeting/Reception on Lower Level after Business Hours (after 4 pm)
Includes two hours for set up, three hours for the event, and one hour for clean up
Includes use of historic kitchen for buffet or additional tables
Tables and 40 chairs provided
Maximum number of guests: 40
$750 (non-profit rate $650)*

Cocktail Party Upstairs Plus Reception on Lower Level (available only after 4 pm)
Includes two hours for set up, three hours for the event, and one hour for clean up
Touring and bar on the main level on the Manor House
Tables and 40 chairs provided for the lower level
Maximum number of guests: 75
$2,300*

Small Party in the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center during Business Hours (Monday-Sunday 8 am- 4 pm)
Includes two hours for set up, three hours for the event, and one hour for clean up
Tables and chairs provided
Maximum number of guests: 50
$500*

Small Party in the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center after Business Hours (after 4 pm)
Includes two hours for set up, three hours for the event, and one hour for clean up
Tables and chairs provided
Maximum number of guests: 50
$750*

Party in the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center during Business Hours (Monday-Sunday 8 am- 4 pm)
Includes two hours for set up, and three hours for the event, one hour clean up
150 white chairs, 14 60” round tables, and 8 72” long tables provided
Maximum number of guests: 150. Accommodations for 120 for a seated meal.
$1,500*

Party in the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center after Business Hours (after 4 pm)
Includes two hours for set up, and three hours for the event, one hour clean up
150 white chairs, 14 60” round tables, and 8 72” long tables provided
Maximum number of guests: 150. Accommodations for 120 for a seated meal.
$2,300*

Entire Site Rental for Party or Corporate Event
Includes two hours for set up, five hours for the event, and one hour for clean up
Use of Belle Grove grounds
Self-guided tours of the Manor House available
40’ x 80’ white tent, nineteen 60” tables and 150 chairs for tent use
Welcome Center available for cocktail hour, music, or lecture (accommodates 150 standing reception or lecture seating or 120 seated)
Maximum number of guests: 150
$5,500

* Unless otherwise noted, additional hours may be added to the event at $150 per hour. There will be a 10% refundable deposit on each rental.

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Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center  


Event on Upper Level of Welcome Center and
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)