1500 Manakin Road | Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103 | www.doverhall.com 804.784.6051 | @doverhallestate | facebook.com/doverhallevents
Rates and capacities
Meet the chef
Meet the team
Estate History Dover Hall is Central Virginia’s Premier Destination for Unrivaled Events, Boutique Lodging, and Thoughtful Cuisine. Originally built as a private residence by Dennis and Cindy Pryor in 2000, this 33,000 square foot marvel sits on 55 rolling acres. The house was designed to resemble an English style Tudor castle with heavy Gothic influences, as both the Pryors graduated from the University of Richmond. Prior to breaking ground in 1996, the family hired two local partners to handle the architecture and interior design, Spangler and Associates and Yoggy Crow Inc., respectively. Spangler suggested English Country due to the uniqueness of their vision and the grand scale of Dover Hall. For two years, Yoggy and Crow traveled throughout Europe and sourced the vast majority of all décor, paintings, fireplace mantels, and furnishings from estates and auctions. “Before the first brick was ever laid, we had most of the furnishings and accessories . . . Some pieces in warehouses, some were in storage in Europe and some were in transit,” Pryor said. The two firms then worked together to build an exact model of the home, placing furniture, fixtures, and everything in each room. Amazingly, once they finalized the plan, very few adjustments were made during the build. The end result is a breathtaking Goochland castle that is an homage to 19th century European history yet simultaneously boasts modern amenities.
Estate History In July of 2017, local restauranteurs, Jeff Ottaviano (The Wine Loft) and Chad Hornik (The Melting Pot), assumed management of the property. Their vision is to create an unparalleled guest experience through unforgettable events and upscale lodging. With indoor/outdoor event space for up to 400 guests, this all-inclusive venue makes planning your next holiday party, meeting, poolside cookout, or team building event seamless and stress-free. Under the culinary leadership of Executive Chef Lee Hendrickson (Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, Keswick Hall, Red Pump Kitchen), Dover Hall offers delectable cuisine that is innovative but approachable. Keeping in line with the Pryors original vision to hire local, Chef is laser focused on farm to table, utilizing many of the finest food and beverage purveyors throughout Virginia. One bite of Chef Leeâ€™s food or a short conversation and you will quickly realize his passion for scratch made cuisine. Dover Hall celebrated its first birthday under new leadership on July 2, 2018 with the grand opening of their bed and breakfast. The home contains ten elegantly appointed and spacious lodging suites, each with a unique dĂŠcor theme. During your stay, guests may enjoy use of the entire home and a variety of activities including a premium glass of wine in the Wine Cellar, a game of pool in the Billiards Room, a quiet read in the two story Library, soft piano music in the Great Room, or a refreshing dip in the Reflecting Pool.
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Event Spaces BALLROOM – This magnificent 2500 square foot space is the perfect setting for your seated dinner or cocktail party. Featuring walls of hand painted faux stone, custom made Gothic chandeliers with color changing bulbs, the room is highlighted by an incredible sandstone fireplace mantel with life size lions sourced from an 1800’s Scottish estate. With floor to ceiling doors that open to the Terrace, the Ballroom offers plenty of natural light and can be easily transformed into indoor/outdoor reception space. FORMAL DINING ROOM – Behind gothic pocket doors is a breathtaking space ideal for intimate dinners up to 30 guests. This room features a hand-carved 24-foot Italian table, two original wall paintings depicting historical gatherings, and a gorgeous fireplace mantel circa 1893. Above, you will marvel at the Italian barrel vaulted ceiling with hidden lighting and a pair of 1830 French chandeliers. GREAT ROOM – Located just off the Formal Kitchen, this space can be used for cocktail receptions or plated dinners up to 36 guests. The double-facing brick fireplace features an oak mantel dating from the 17th century. Three full walls of windows allow a wealth of natural light and the Wurlitzer player piano offers an elegant ambience. BLUE STONE TERRACE – Embrace the outdoor serenity of Dover Hall on its 6800 square foot Terrace located directly behind the castle. This area features rattan lounge areas, wrought iron seating, and two fire pits. Enjoy use of the adjacent stone-walled gardens by day, bistro lights and country skies by night. REFLECTING POOL – Located behind the Rose Garden, this is an active double entry swimming pool measuring feet long. Accompanied by a square foot terrace and large open grass field, this space is wonderful for any size poolside bbq or more casual affair. SECRET GARDEN – COMING SOON! – On the East end of the Castle sits one of the most peaceful gardens on property, adjacent to the Wine Cellar and Solarium. Complete with farm tables constructed from unused 18 year old Ballroom windows, this stone-walled dining area will accommodate intimate parties for up to 50 guests. PAVILION – COMING SOON! – Currently the home of our stone-walled gardens, this will soon become a permanently covered 5000 square foot pavilion with seating for up to 400 guests. Adorned with polished concrete, chandeliers, and HVAC capabilities, construction is projected to begin in 2019.
BREAKOUT Spaces BILLIARDS ROOM – Resembling a trophy room from the era of Teddy Roosevelt, this room contains 27 amazing taxidermy pieces, wall panels of shrunken buffalo hyde, black bear fur couches, an elkhorn chandelier with goat skin lampshades, and an adjacent restroom with leopard skin walls. The extremely Monarch Brunswick pool table was built in 1895 and is available for responsible use by the guests. LIBRARY – Fashioned after the library at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, the two-story Library contains a plethora of fantastic literary works. The fireplace mantel itself tells a story as it depicts the Norman Conquest. Please help your yourself to any of our books or enjoy one of your own. WINE CELLAR – Enjoy a premium glass of wine or content sensitive meeting in the catacomb-like and temperature controlled wine cellar. This especially private space is adorned with stone walls and blue stone flooring, opening out to the Secret Garden, one of the most peaceful areas of the estate. PARLOR – This room features a wealth of natural light as well as torcheres, an ornately carved cabinet, and a 48 light chandelier all from the era of Louis XVI. The beautiful blue velvet settee was also used for one of the scenes for the 2018 filming of The Bachelorette.
Rates and Capacities Event Spaces
Cobblestone Court Solarium | Parlor Room Summer Kitchen Pub Bar | Library Ballroom | Terrace Billiards Room Terrace Bar Formal Dining Room Great Room Wine Cellar
$2000 (Sun-Thurs) $3000 (Fri-Sat) 8,600 (Indoor) 6,800 (Outdoor)
$3000 (Sun-Thurs) $5000 (Fri-Sat)
5,300 (Indoor) 4,400 (Outdoor)
What’s Included •
EVENT PLANNING & EXECUTION
Well seasoned team to provide comprehensive event blueprint detailing menu, timeline, and floor plan, plus full coordination of event including service team, vendor coordination, setup/breakdown •
TABLES, CHAIRS, AND LINENS Dining (60” and 72”Round), Banquet (6’ and 8’), Classroom (6’), Cocktail (30” and 42” Height) Mahogany Chiavari Chairs, Mahogany Garden Chairs, Bistro sets, Rattan sets Elegant base table linens and napkins included; Complimentary coordination of specialty linens
DINING & STATION SETTINGS Fortessa flatware; Variety glassware; White coupe china Property appropriate serving pieces and décor for hors d’oeuvre/action stations and buffets
AUDIO VISUAL 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi throughout home and exterior terraces/gardens 4K LCD projector, 14’ rear projection screen, Smart TVs (55”) Fender sound system with lavalier and handheld microphones Conference phone access in all breakout rooms Sonos sound system throughout all event spaces and lodging rooms Acrylic podium, Flip charts, and Dry erase boards
Meet the chef
Originally from Greenwood Lake, New York, Chef Lee grew up in Fluvanna County with a large Italian family where the kitchen was always busy and his first cooking lessons came straight from Grandma. He started his hospitality career as a dishwasher at age 15 and quickly moved into cooking, landing his first “real” gig in the four star Fossett’s Restaurant at Keswick Hall. Working under Chef Dean Maupin, Lee nurtured his passion for food and began reading everything he could get his hands on to truly understand the mechanics of cooking: not just the how, but why dishes and procedures make sense. In 2013, he joined the Easton Porter Group as the Sous Chef at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. Two years later, his good friend and Executive Chef Amalia Scatena approached Lee to open another EPG restaurant in Charleston, SC. Thus Cannon Green was born with Lee as the Sous Chef managing both banquet and a la carte operations. Shortly thereafter, they presented him the opportunity to graduate to the Executive Chef position by opening a Mediterranean inspired restaurant in downtown Charlottesville, Red Pump Kitchen. After building a fabulous name for himself and the various restaurants he led, he was hand-picked to join the Dover Hall team. Chef Lee is laser focused on farm to table, presenting delectable foods that are innovative but approachable. One bite of his food or a quick conversation and you will quickly realize his passion for scratch made cuisine.
Dover Hall Proudly Supports our Local Vendors Manakintowne Farms | ABC Bread Company | Belle Isle Craft Spirits | Shyndigz Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches
Catering Menu Box lunches Choose TWO options for 25 guests or less; Up to THREE options for groups larger than 25 guests All Box Lunches include Chef’s Artisan Salad, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, and House Made Dessert $16 per Guest; $2 Additional Bottled Soda or Icelandic Water Grilled Mortadella Bánh Mì Pickled Chilis | Marinated Carrots | Cilantro | Sambal Aioli | ABC Baguette
Dover Hall BLT Braised Bacon | Local Tomato | Little Gem Lettuce | Baconnaise | Focaccia Bread Grilled Cheese Taleggio | Muenster | Fontina | Parmesan Crusted Pullman Loaf Chicken Salad Croissant Tarragon Chicken Salad | Red Grapes | Basil Dover Hall Club Roasted Turkey | Mortadella | Smoky Bacon | Cabot Cheddar | Little Gem Lettuce | Tomato | Focaccia
Bibb Salad Pear | Candied Pecans | Caromont Chevre | Sherry Maple Vinaigrette Thai Salad Mixed Greens | Dry Noodles | Mandarin Orange | Toasted Sesame | Ginger Lime Vinaigrette
Catering Menu lunch buffet All lunch buffets include Iced Tea, Lemonade, and House Made Dessert $25 per Guest Candied Beet Salad | Goat Cheese | Pecan Soil | Orange Supremes | Baby Arugula Classic Caesar Salad | Focaccia Croutons | Parmesan | Lemon Caramelized Brussel Sprouts | Preserved Lemon | Thyme Roasted Fingerling Potatoes | Rosemary Cream Pan Seared Chicken Breast | Whole Grain Mustard Nage Mixed Greens Salad | Shaved Red Onion | Pickled Cherries | Lemon Vinaigrette Watermelon Salad | Goat Cheese | Citrus Segments | Balsamic Local Vegetables | Hickory Syrup | Parmesan Roasted Garlic Mashed Pommes | Chives Beef Tenderloin | Truffle Jus Salad of Romaine Lettuce | Buttermilk Herb Dressing | Parmesan Baby Greens Salad | Candied Nuts | Chevre | Shaved Radish | Sherry Maple Vinaigrette Roasted Cauliflower | Pickled Cherries | Cilantro Penne Pomodoro | Torn Basil | Blistered Tomatoes | Pecorino Romano Oven Roasted Chicken Breast | Basil Gremolata Classic Caesar Salad | Garlic Croutons | Parmesan Fresh Watermelon Salad | Local Chevre | Pecan Soil | Balsamic Butter Poached Green Beans | Marcona Almonds | Parmesan Roasted Potatoes | Rosemary Cream Braised Pork Shoulder
Catering Menu Cocktail hour Choose THREE passed canapes and ONE culinary display $25 per Guest Passed canapes Creole Crab Cake | House Pickles | Smoked Paprika Aioli Tempura Shrimp | Pickled Chilis | Green Onion | Kecap
Maine Lobster Roll | Spicy Aioli | Shaved Radish Beef Medallion Crostini | Herb Pistou | Kecap Cantaloupe Tartare | Crispy Prosciutto | Chive Oil New Zealand Lamb Chops | Chimichurri | Kecap Basil Bruschetta | Crusty Bread | Torn Basil | Balsamic Infused Vincotto Fried Green Tomatoes | Pimento Cheese | Pickled Red Onion Eggplant Caponata | Roasted Red Peppers | Parmesan Reggiano Pimento Cheese Tarte | Pickled Shallots | Oven Dried Tomatoes Culinary displays Artisan Cheese Board Chef’s Selection of Local and Imported Cheeses | House Made Crackers | Seasonal Jams Seasonal Fruit Display Chef’s Selection of Fruits and Berries | Candied Nuts | Anise Yogurt Artisan Bread Display House Made Breads | Chef’s Exotic Oils and Pestos
Catering Menu Hors d’oeuvre reception All dinners include Iced Tea, Freshly Brewed Coffee/Tea, and Chef’s House Made Dessert $45 per Guest (3 Stations); $12 per Guest (Each Additional Station) Farmer’s market Beet Salad | Local Goat Cheese | Shaved Radish | Candied Nuts | Olive Oil Local Seasonal Vegetables | Brown Butter | Lemon Preserve | Parmesan Reggiano Butcher’s table Seared Beef Tenderloin | Horseradish Cream | House Made Pickles Pan Roasted Chicken Breast | Game Jus From the sea Cajun Grilled Shrimp | Clarified Butter | Pink Pepper Remoulade Seared Salmon | Parsnip Purée | Calabrian Chili Vincotto Southern fare Fried Green Tomatoes | Pimento Cheese | Pickled Red Onions Shrimp & Grits | Cajun Shrimp | Blistered Tomatoes | Bacon Lardons | Parmesan Grits Italian Pasta saute Seared Brown Butter Gnocchi | Parsley Gremolata | Parmesan Brodo Truffle Mac & Cheese | Elbow Macaroni | Truffle Cheddar Béchamel | Garlic Pangrattato
Catering Menu Plated dinner Choose TWO entrée choices for 40 guests or less; Up to THREE options for groups larger than 40 guests All dinners include Iced Tea, Freshly Brewed Coffee/Tea, and Chef’s House Made Dessert $40 per Guest From the garden (choose one) Little Gem Lettuce | Pear | Candied Pecan Soil | Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Mixed Greens Salad | Pickled Cherries | Shaved Manchego | Sherry Maple Vinaigrette Local Baby Beets | Caromont Chevre | Citrus | Candied Walnuts | Shaved Radish Heirloom Tomato Caprese | Crispy Chevre | Infused Chive Oil | Balsamic Vincotto | Micro Basil Compressed Watermelon | Local Feta | Baby Arugula | Mint Oil | Opal Basil Main (choose one) Salmon a la Plancha Wild Scottish Salmon | Celery Root Purée | Braised Broccoli Rabe | Pickled Fennel | Champagne Butter Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin Pomme Purée | Charred Onion | Local Mushrooms | Truffle Bordelaise | Micro Radish
Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Parsnip Mash | Thumbelina Carrots | Caramelized Brussel Sprouts | Chicken Jus Portobello Carpaccio Roasted New Potatoes | Chive Oil | Olive Tapenade Asparagus Risotto Local Oyster Mushrooms | Asparagus Tip Salad | Petite Herbs
Catering Menu beverages Non-alcoholic Beverage Station | Bottled Soda | Bottled Water | Freshly Brewed Coffee/Tea Half Day (0-3.5 hours) $5 per Guest Full Day (4-8 Hours) $8 per Guest Welcome cocktails / champagne toast $7-9 per Guest (Depending upon the tier of liquor preferred) Monarch bar package $13 per Guest (First hour); $10 per Guest (Each hour thereafter) Domestic, Imported, and Craft Beer Proverb Wine Chardonnay | Sauvignon Blanc | Pinot Grigio | Rose | Pinot Noir | Merlot | Cabernet Sauvignon royal bar package $15 per Guest (First hour); $12 per Guest (Each hour thereafter) Domestic, Imported, and Craft Beer Proverb Wine Chardonnay | Sauvignon Blanc | Pinot Grigio | Rose | Pinot Noir | Merlot | Cabernet Sauvignon House Liquor New Amsterdam Vodka | New Amsterdam Gin | Camarena Silver Tequila | Don Q Cristal Rum Evan Williams Bourbon | Cutty Sark Scotch crown bar package $17 per Guest (First hour); $14 per Guest (Each hour thereafter) Domestic, Imported, and Craft Beer
Chateau Souverain Wine Chardonnay | Sauvignon Blanc | Merlot | Cabernet Sauvignon Call Liquor Titoâ€™s Vodka | Reyka Vodka | Bombay Gin | Citadel Gin | Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Bacardi Superior Rum | Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila | Camarena Reposado Tequila Four Roses Bourbon | Jim Beam Bourbon | Ballantineâ€™s Scotch | The Famous Grouse Scotch
Boutique lodging Dover Hall offers ten elegantly appointed and spacious lodging suites, each with a unique dĂŠcor theme and ranging from $295-695 per night. All suites include the following amenities: Chefâ€™s Artisan Breakfast for Two Guests Private En-Suite Bathroom with Luxurious Linens Beautiful Views and Full Access to Explore 55 Acre Property Complimentary WIFI Throughout the Building iHome Bluetooth Stereo/Alarm and SONOS Sound System Luggage Rack and Ample Storage for Hanging Clothes During your stay, guests may enjoy use of the entire home and a variety of activities including a premium glass of wine in the Wine Cellar, a game of pool in the Billiards Room, a quiet read in the two story Library, soft piano music in the Great Room, or a refreshing dip in the Reflecting Pool.
Meet the team Meet the team at Dover Hall, a superstar crew with a desire to provide impeccable service and an unrivaled guest experience. With a combined total of more than 150 years in the hospitality industry, our seasoned team will ensure that your next Dover Hall experience is extraordinary.
Jeff ottaviano - Owner, Culinary Director | email@example.com Chad hornik - Owner, Sommelier | firstname.lastname@example.org Lee Hendrickson - Executive Chef | email@example.com
Danielle dunkum - Sous Chef | firstname.lastname@example.org Melanie freedman - Director of Hospitality | email@example.com Miranda bricker - Director of Sales | firstname.lastname@example.org Eileen powers - Facilities Manager | email@example.com Jamie Ashenburg - VP of Operations | firstname.lastname@example.org
Client testimonials Dover Hall is under new ownership and management now. I have attended three events there in the last six months and recommend this venue highly for weddings or any event. The home is grand, service is superb, food has been delicious, and you just can't help but feel special the moment you step through that Grand Front Door. January 23, 2018 What an amazing place! My best friend Sarah and I attended the murder mystery masquerade last night and we loved and enjoyed every second of it! The atmosphere was amazing and the staff incredible friendly and funny! We will be back for sure! Thank you Dover Hall for this unforgettable night! January 28, 2018 One word: Magical! If you want an experience like no other go check out Dover Hall. I attended recent wine dinner. OMG amazing food, ambience, and service. How often do you get personal attention from the owners. Both Jeff and Chad genuinely care. It won't disappoint. We will be back for another wine dinner for sure!! March 15, 2018 Every time you think youâ€™ve seen the most beautiful thing, you round the corner and youâ€™ve been proven wrong. March 23, 2018 Just WOW. You really won't know what I'm talking about until you see this place. Pictures will not do it justice. It's just an incredible place to see . . . March 30, 2018 After a detailed, historical tour of the GORGEOUS property we sat down for a very creative and delicious five course dinner. Fantastic chef! Loved the real candles burning all down the elegantly set dining table. The service was spot on. Not intrusive while always available and attentive. I cannot wait to get back to stay an evening in the Estate and enjoy all it has to offer! Thank you Chad and Jeff!! April 3, 2018 Dover Hall is an absolutely stunning setting. My daughter had a wedding event last week and the owners could not have been kinder or more helpful . . . I could picture a productive and fun retreat in this setting so close to Richmond yet removed from day to day. A cozy bar area, breakout rooms . . . and the wide outdoors for games would be terrific. Just cannot say enough thanks to the management staff for the great event they gave us. May 18, 2018 Beautiful home, beautiful location, wonderful people and outstanding service . . . Definitely plan on coming back, even though we are local, when they open the Bed and Breakfast. So worth it! May 30, 2018
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