Belle Haven on the James is a beautifully preserved, historic Country House just south of Charlottesville, Virginia, and is a stunning backdrop for elegant weddings and events. Featuring a variety of spaces for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions as well as a Bride's Dressing Room, sitting room and en suite bathroom within the main house for the bridal party, and a separate Groom's Cottage, Belle Haven offers one of the most uniquely beautiful wedding experiences available in Albemarle County.
We're pleased to introduce our beautiful dining room for rehearsal dinners, showers, or any occasion, with seating for 25-30 guests. Other spaces in the historic home may be arranged for extended use throughout the wedding weekend.
Featuring an elegant 1880s high Victorian home, with an eclectic sensibility, Belle Haven is both intimate and accomodating. Surrounded by gardens and set within 50 rolling acres with a lovely view of the James River, Belle Haven is an oasis of calm and natural beauty. With a splendid Bank Barn that can accomodate approx 150, a pre approved tent site (the Knoll), and garden spaces ideal for every occasion, a Bridal dressing room and a cottage for the Groom, Belle Haven is a perfect setting for a Country House Wedding.
Belle Haven is an absolutely beautiful venue! We visited on a cold, rainy day in January but fell in love with the feel of the place anyway. Jan is a pleasure to work with and was a real help throughout the planning process as well as on the day of the wedding. Fair warning: bringing in EVERYTHING is quite a task, but allows for a unique day.