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 plantation? 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 (scroll to the bottom).

Wedding Frequently Asked Questions:

How many people can you accommodate in the Manor House for a wedding ceremony and reception?

We can accommodate up to 40 people in the Manor House for a wedding ceremony and reception. Ceremonies and receptions for over 40 people must be held outdoors. Our maximum outdoor capacity is 150 people.

Are rentals included in the rental fee?

Basic tenting and furniture required for events are included in the rental fee. Additional or specialized items may be added at the renter’s expense. No linens, service or decorative items are included.

Can we bring outside vendors and caterers?

We welcome you to bring outside caterers and vendors. All we ask is they visit Belle Grove prior to your event. Belle Grove also has a list of preferred providers who know the site well and offer competitive pricing for our guests.

What dates do you have available?

Belle Grove Plantation is primarily an outdoor venue and can be weather dependent. Please check our list of available Saturdays in 2019. For parties of 40 or fewer, events can be held in the Manor House throughout the year. We also have availablity during the week. If you do not see a date that you would like, please contact us. We have no 2018 dates still available.

For more information, questions or to set up an appointment please call Belle Grove Plantation at 540.869.2028 or email

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.