Nationally Acclaimed Event Producer Invites Clients to Dream Big
RICHMOND, Va. – Built nearly 20 years ago as a private residence, Dover Hall will open for the first time this weekend as a special events venue unlike any other in the region.
Designed by visionaries Dennis and Cindy Pryor, every inch of the 33,000 square foot Tudor-style estate is extraordinary. Dover Hall boasts a grand ballroom, solarium, garden room, library, pub bar, two state-of-the-art kitchens, a dining room that can comfortably host up to 26 guests, 10 charming bedrooms and 33 bathrooms. The property is situated on 55 acres of pastoral Manakin-Sabot, a short drive from neighboring Richmond and Charlottesville and only 2 hours from Washington, D.C. and Virginia Beach.
Event producer Jennifer McBride, renowned throughout the industry as a “dream maker,” has designed hundreds of weddings and special events in Virginia and around the country. In 2012, she partnered with the former residents to recast Dover Hall as an elegant, private destination for entertaining.
“I fell in love with the estate from the very start,” said McBride. “Dover Hall is the perfect place to let your imagination run wild.”
McBride has assembled an in-house team of highly trained hospitality, culinary and special event professionals to assure a concierge service unparalleled anywhere else in Central Virginia. Her philosophy is aligned with that of the Ritz-Carlton, which states:
“We are ladies and gentlemen, serving ladies and gentlemen.”
One of the characteristics McBride loves best about Dover Hall is that the ballroom can be extended with tenting into the courtyard, allowing up to 400 guests for a sit-down dinner. There is ample room without the tent, however. The 2,400 square foot ballroom can accommodate up to 400 for cocktails and 125 for seated affairs.
Rather than insisting on set arrival times or minimum rental periods, McBride customizes each event to the needs and desires of the client. Guests of Dover Hall enjoy full run-of-the-house throughout their stay. Chef-prepared meals and excursions are among the myriad of options for those entertaining at the estate.
To learn more about Dover Hall, or to book an appointment to visit the estate, log onto www.doverhallestate.com
About Dover Hall:
Dover Hall is a charming, private estate nestled between Richmond and Charlottesville, in the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot. The elegant, 33,000 square foot venue is fully equipped with all modern amenities and conveniences and designed especially for splendid events both grand and intimate.
Veteran special events planner Jennifer McBride leads a team of skilled professionals committed to the highest standards of hospitality. Dover Hall offers a personalized experience unlike any other in the region, where guests enjoy full run-of-the-house and impeccable concierge service throughout their stay.