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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I reserve my date?

    A non-refundable 50% deposit reserves your date.

What is the rental charge for Newstead Manor?

$1800.00 January, February, March

$2250.00 April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December

What is included in the Manor House rental fee?

    Venue management which includes:

  • On site vendor coordination.
  • Set-up/break down of the event.
  • Complimentary two hours of consulting service with a Certified Wedding Planner
  • Complimentary 16 x 20 color portrait by award winning photographers Hayes & Fisk
  • Use of Manor House interior from 11:00 a.m. till midnight
  • Use of the Steinway O Grand piano by your approved musician
  • Bride's dressing room
  • Groom's dressing room
  • Supervised children's play area with movie collection (additional charge)
  • Two hour rehearsal Thursday or Friday preceding your event
  • Disabled access to the Manor House
  • Plenty of parking
  • Customized menu by our preferred caterer.
  • Approved Vendor List
  • 10 x 10 kitchen/bar tent (additional charge)
  • Three overnight guest rooms (as available for an additional charge)
  • On site Wedding Planning, design and coordination services (additional charge)

Is there a Garden Fee?

       A $300 fee garden fee applies only if placing chairs, tables, tent on the lawn.

What is included in the $300 Garden Fee?

  • Supervision of your tent set-up/break down. 
  • Gentlemen's Port-a-potty

Does Newstead provide the tent?

    Newstead provides tent vendor suggestions and tent installation supervision only. 

How many guests can Newstead accommodate?

    Newstead events can be for 2-200 guests.

How many guests can the Manor House accommodate?

  • The Manor House accommodates 75-100 guests for a cocktail reception
  • Events greater than 100 guests and dinner receptions require a tent.

May I bring my own caterer?

    Yes.  After our screening process, your caterer will become an approved caterer at  Newstead. 

Is alcohol allowed at Newstead?

  • Yes.  Alcohol must remain on the premises and a certified and insured bartender employed by one of the preferred caterers or a Newstead approved bartending service must handle, transport, control and serve all alcoholic beverages at the event.
  • All alcohol service and consumption must comply with VA state liquor laws.
  • All bartenders must be certified by the state of VA to serve alcohol and only bartenders employed by the hired bartending service may have control of and serve alcoholic beverages at the event.  
  • Alcohol service must end thirty (30) minutes prior to the end of the event.
  • There may be no charge of any kind for alcoholic beverages served at the event or for entry to the event.

Can I have my wedding ceremony at Newstead?

    Yes.  Newstead is a good choice for both your Ceremony and Reception.  Depending upon the size of your guest list you may choose from either indoor or outdoor Ceremony locations.

I want to hold my Ceremony in a church.  Are there any churches nearby?

    Yes.  Cartersville is a quaint village with an historic Baptist Church and an Episcopal Chapel (designed by Thomas Jefferson).   Officials of the church will work with you to arrange your Ceremony. 

Can Newstead arrange for a Celebrant?

    See the Links page for a listing of approved Celebrants.

Are overnight guestrooms available at Newstead?

    Yes.  Three guest rooms are available.

What is the cost of guestroom rental for an overnight stay at Newstead?

    Guestrooms are available for $198/night.  Continental breakfast for two is available for an additional $35.

Is Newstead a private home?

    Yes.  Appointments are required.

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Carol Carper, Certified Wedding Planner, is webmaster  

and owner/manager of Newstead On The James LLC

an event destination venue located halfway between Richmond and Charlottesville VA.  

Contact Carol at 804.375.3666 or email




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