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Historic Newstead Manor, A James River Plantation Mansion and Country Wedding Destination 

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The Grand Hallway of Newstead Manor Historic Newstead Manor-Built with handmade bricks on the property. A Desert Reception in the formal reception area at Newstead.

A Formal  , Elegant  , Historic


Country Wedding Destination Venue


Featuring a Manor House with


Spacious Grounds and Sweeping Views


Make it an occasion you'll remember throughout your life,  

whether it be an elegant country wedding, an enchanting vow renewal 

or a charming weekday wedding 

Add the Elegance and Charm of Yesteryear to your Wedding with a horse drawn carriage.


A Country Wedding at Newstead Mansion-It's hard to imagine a more beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony and reception--a magnificent Georgian mansion set upon a hill, surrounded by centuries-old trees, flowering shrubs, manicured lawns, sweeping views with beautiful horses...inside 18th Century furnishings, tall ceilings, polished silver, gleaming brass and an elegant staircase that just begs for a bride.  Newstead--the choice for your dream wedding.

Centrally located between Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia, this historic Georgian mansion with Palladian windows has a cocktail reception capacity of 75-100.  Add a tent for seated dinner receptions.  

The picturesque reception room with a large bay window looks out to a long eastern view of the meadowlands and horse paddocks.

Ancient elms and a magnificent huge magnolia grace the garden for your pleasure. The manor house accommodates indoor events of 75-100.  Outdoors welcome up to 200 guests within the eleven acre white board fenced grounds.

For beautiful photographs, the elegant staircase awaits the bride.

A 1905 Steinway O graces the twelve by thirty-seven foot grand hallway.

Use of the Steinway is included in the rental fee.


$1800.00 January, February, March

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

$300.00 - garden fee *applies only if placing chairs, tables, tent on lawn*

SECURITY DEPOSIT: $1,000.00 - refundable after event

NUMBER OF EVENTS PER DAY: one (1) to end by midnight

Request/Confirm Your Date 

Featured Weekend Wedding Package

* 150 Guest Reception & Ceremony Package $15,875

Venue & Venue Management

Certified Wedding Planner-Two hours of consulting services

Ceremony set-up & white chairs

30 x 60 dinner tent

12 x 12 dance floor

Dinner tables, linens, flatware & glassware

Wait staff for service and clean-up

4-buffet tables & linens

Buffet with main dish and two sides

Beverages: water, tea, lemonade

Table side beverage service

Place card table & linens

DJ station & electricity


10 x 10 bar tent with bar tables & linens

Appetizers & "signature" champagne cocktail

Wedding cake, presentation table, knife & server

Crystal Bride & Groom Toasting Glasses, clear plastic plates

Wedding Cake cutting and service

SECURITY DEPOSIT: $1,000-refundable after event

Deposits and Guarantees: A nonrefundable deposit of $2,000 is due at the signing of the contract.

25% of the final bill is due six (6) months prior to the function. The remaining balance is due in full 72 hours prior to the function. A cashiers check or money order is requested for final payment. The guarantee of guest counts and meal choices are due 72 hours prior to the function.

Subject to change without notice.

A beautiful bride is ready for her Newstead Country Wedding.

Make it your House for the Day!

    * The Manor House interior and gardens

    * Your choice of ceremony locations

    * Your ample one-hour rehearsal

    * The Bridal changing room

    * Only one event per day

   * Your choice of preferred caterers

    * On-site manager throughout your event

    * Accommodating events from 2 to 200 guests

    * Centrally located between Richmond & Charlottesville


Special Note: Events of 100 or greater guests require a tent rental.


Beautiful transon & sidelights frame a view of the Corinthian columns at Newstead Manor.

Linen napkin with personalized menu and spray rose make an elegant setting for a Newstead Country Wedding.

 Newstead-best wedding and top event destination in Central Virginia.

Three beautiful bed & breakfast guest room suites available at the County Inn.

Consider Newstead for your next B&B country vacation, special event, party, meeting or conference.


For information and reservations contact:A Groom, with Bride in hand after sharing personalized vows at their Newstead Country Wedding.

Carol Carper Wright

Certified Wedding & Event Planner

804 375 3666 


Entrance co-ordinates:  Longitude:  -78.095691  Latitude:  37.654555

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Directions to Newstead

From Zions Crossroads : 

 Go South on US 15 to VA 6. 

 Go East on VA 6 to Georges Tavern. 

 Go  South on VA 45. 

 cross the James River 

 Go 1.2 miles 

 Turn left onto va 684 

 At mailbox 54 (on your right) 

 Turn left onto gravel Drive

At Newstead Sign



Directions to Newstead

 From Powhatan :

 Go West on US 60 to va 629 

 Go North on va 629 to stop sign. 

 Go west on VA 684 

 Cross muddy creek at Tamworth 

 At mailbox 54 (on your left) 

 Turn right onto gravel drive 

at Newstead Sign



 Directions to Newstead

From Richmond : 

Go West on VA 6 to Georges Tavern.

Go South on VA 45. 

 cross the James River 

 Go 1.2 miles 

 Turn left onto va 684 

 At mailbox 54 (on your right) 

 Turn Left onto gravel Drive

At Newstead Sign


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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