Make History with your Next Meeting or Event

by Stephanie Kenney | Posted: Jan 13, 2017

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Virginia’s historic homes offer modern meeting amenities in beautiful settings. From 17th century estates to 19th century Victorian manors, the homes listed below are sure to add a touch of style that will make your event or meeting one to remember for years to come.

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, Leesburg
This stunning, 3,400-acre National Historic Landmark was created in 1798 by George Carter, a descendant of one of Virginia’s first families, and served as an active plantation. Beautiful and unique meeting spaces are available in the Carriage House and Emmet House, the second oldest propagation greenhouse in the US, or outdoors in the garden. While there, meet with docents dressed in period attire, tour the circa 1804 mansion and property and discover some of Virginia’s rich history.  Read more.

Gari Melchers Home & Studio, Falmouth
Former residence of the American figure painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932), the museum consists of the artist’s home, studio and gardens. The stone studio and galleries house the largest collection of Melchers’ works anywhere. Situated in an elegant woodland setting, the Studio Pavilion at Belmont includes an event room with banquet seating for up to 100. It can accommodate stand-up receptions for up to 120 and presentation seating for 150. Read more.

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Manor House at Historic Powhatan Resort, Williamsburg
The Historic Powhatan Resort in Williamsburg offers a great place for meetings at the Manor House. The Manor House is listed on the national and state registries of historic properties (circa 1735). The restored home offers a perfect meeting venue situated on the 256-acre resort. The house can accommodate 58 people seated or 80 people standing. Read more.

Clark House, Falls Church
As the surviving architectural remnant of a large dairy farm which operated for over 50 years, the Clark House restored to its original exterior appearance and offers three separate assembly rooms. The large front porch and wrap-around veranda are splendid settings for a dinner party of up to 40 or a cocktail reception of up to 65. The interior features original detailing and woodwork, is air conditioned and has a full kitchen. Read more.

Frederick House, Staunton
Located in Historic Downtown Staunton, within walking distance to over 60 shops and wonderful dining options, Frederick House offers 23 rooms and suites, within five historic homes. The Cochran Home features two meeting rooms on the first floor and three accommodations on the second floor of the building. Many groups enjoy having the entire building for the use of their group of up to 30. Read more.

Gunston Hall, Mason Neck
Gunston Hall is the architectural gem built for George Mason IV. Since its completion in 1759, few changes have been made. The Ann Mason Room, adjoining private courtyard and grounds offer your board meeting or special event a variety of networking and dining options. Meeting facilities accommodate up to 150 people. The Ann Mason Room features internet connectivity and audio-visual capabilities. Read more.

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Avoca Museum, Altavista
This 1901 country Victorian home in the Queen Anne style would make the perfect setting for your event. Rental includes the first floor of the Museum with its combination of period pieces and reproductions, access to the grounds including the restored Victorian Garden and the Donal and Nancy Dinwiddie Arboretum and use of the first floor of the 18th century farm house. Read more.

Carter Hall, Millwood
Located on seventy beautiful pastoral acres in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Carter Hall dates back to the 1700’s. Experience part of Virginia’s rich history of early landowners while enjoying the modern conveniences of meeting technology. The Great Hall in Carter Hall can be set up in a hollow square or a U-shape to seat up to 30 participants or theatre-style to seat 70 people. Read more.

Historic Jordan Springs Event and Cultural Centre, Stevenson
Historic Jordan Springs Event and Cultural Centre is a 237 acre historic estate centered around two healing springs, whose first documented use dates to the early 1600’s with the Catawba Indians. The grounds and newly restored historic buildings are open for tours, weddings, receptions, galas, celebrations, conferences, retreats and other cultural events. Read more.

Blandfield Plantation, Caret
The elegant 18th century mansion and sweeping grounds are listed as a Virginia Historic Landmark and can accommodate both intimate and gala affairs. Blandfield Plantation offers two unique settings for meetings and events. The rustic lodge, with its breathtaking stone patio, offers a relaxed coastal setting that overlooks the Rappahannock River. Read more.

 

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Hollin Hall, Alexandria
A gracious Colonial Revival mansion, Hollin Hall can accommodate 150 people for a stand-up reception and 90 people seated. It features four separate rooms, a formal entry hall, and modern kitchen. The Meeting House can accommodate 225 people standing or 150-175 people for a seated reception. A beautiful slate terrace adjoining the Meeting House and facing the walled boxwood garden provides an outdoor cocktail space. Read more.

Moton Conference Center at Holly Knoll, Gloucester
Historic home of Dr. Robert Russa Moton in Gloucester, Holly Knoll and the Moton Conference Center can accommodate 60 guests with spaces for training sessions, meetings and events. The property maintains recreational spaces for swimming, tennis, fishing, and boating and provides a beautiful setting for the programs run by The Gloucester Institute including casual gatherings and special events. Read more.

Santillane, Fincastle
Nestled in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this 200 year-old manor allows your attendees to travel back in time to experience the Antebellum south. Santillane, listed in the National Historic Registry, epitomizes southern hospitality and gracious living with its spaciousness, high ceilings and graceful wide columns. Twenty-three acres with mountain views and lovely gardens that include reflecting ponds, provide the backdrop for your event. Read more.

Pharsalia Plantation, Tyro
A Blue Ridge Antebellum Plantation home, circa 1814, Pharsalia Plantation is surrounded by apple orchards, vineyards and rolling pastures. This Plantation home was built for William Massie, the youngest son of Major Thomas Massie who was a distinguished veteran of the American Revolution. Many of the original buildings have been and are being restored and available for meetings, retreats, family reunions and small business conferences. Read more.

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