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.
March 2013! We're pleased to introduce our beautiful dining room for rehearsal dinners, showers, or any occasion, with seating for 25-30 guests.
- Price Range: Sensible - Splurge
- Maximum Capacity: Up to 200
- In-House Catering: No
- Outside Catering Allowed: Yes
- Ceremony Site: Yes
A Country House Wedding...
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.
My home for 21 years, Belle Haven has been a true haven for raising four wonderful children along with the dogs, cats, chickens, ponies, and all the trappings of country living. I am a songwriter, a Reiki Master and Teacher, a gardener, but perhaps most special of all, I have recently been a "Mother of the Bride." Now I love being in the business of LOVE, and look forward to sharing with you the beauty of Belle Haven so that your special day is all that you wish for.