Imagine your Wedding at Beautiful Belle Grove Plantation...


Built for gracious entertaining and family life by Isaac Hite, Jr. and his wife, Nelly Madison Hite, between 1794 and 1797, Belle Grove is a National Historic Landmark and a center for Virginia history and cultural heritage.

For more than 200 years, Belle Grove has been the site of countless celebrations, including the early 19th century weddings of all six of the Hite family's daughters. We invite you to become a part of this time-honored tradition. What could be more lovely and memorable than celebrating your wedding or hosting your special event at this beautiful 18th century historic site? Imagine you, your family and guests enjoying Belle Grove's lawns and gardens, sweeping mountain views, and its historic Manor House, an architectural gem of the Shenandoah Valley. For more photographs click here and here.

The 1918 bank barn has been renovated to be the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center and it includes a seasonal event space for up to 150 for a ceremony or standing reception or up to 120 for a seated reception. The Welcome Center is fully handicapped accessible and includes visitor restrooms and catering kitchen facilities. Wedding ceremonies or receptions for up to 40 people may be held in the Manor House. Ceremonies for up to 150 may take place outdoors and receptions for up to 150 may take place in an event tent on the grounds. Belle Grove has a list of caterers and other vendors to share and if you prefer to select your own, they just need to come and meet with us prior to your event. Please check our list of available Saturdays in 2020. If you do not see a date that you would like, please contact us. More information, pricing, and suggested vendors are available in this information packet.

For questions or to set up an appointment please call Belle Grove Plantation at 540-869-2028 or email our Site Rental Coordinator.


Thank you for your support!  Your Wedding or Special Event Rental provides needed support for Belle Grove's exhibits, educational programs, historic preservation efforts and museum operations.


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)