Your Elegant County Wedding Destination Between Richmond and Charlottesville VA
Newstead offers couples-to-be an exceptional level of personalization. You may request any of the following amenities to personalize and compliment your Wedding experience.
Visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Just 39 miles from Newstead.
America's most famous historic home and listed as one of the 1,000 Places To See Before You Die is just 39 miles from Newstead. Get to know Thomas Jefferson—author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia—who voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era. As public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner, he served his country for over five decades.
Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson, designed
and redesigned; built and rebuilt for more than forty years.
Restored to much of their original spender, the gardens at Monticello are a
botanic showpiece. In Jefferson's time they were a source of food
and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the
See the Links Page for other suggested historic sites and wineries near Newstead.
Your personal Hot Air Balloon departs from the South Lawn of Newstead, weather permitting, just after sunrise or 2-3 hours before sunset.
This is your chance to see Central Virginia like never before, up, up and away, flying high from a Hot Air Balloon.
A One-Hour Hot Air Balloon Ride with a Champagne Toast, a Picnic Breakfast, Souvenir CD, Commemorative Flight Certificate and Spectacular Views. See breathtaking vistas of The James River and magnificent Central Virginia countryside. There's no other way to go!
Weather permitting, you’ll take off at the crack of dawn (times vary according to the seasons). Then it’s an hour of pure, carefree ballooning across some of the most gorgeous terrain you will ever see. All pilots are FAA-approved with more than 500 flight hours each and given only the highest ratings by industry reviews.
A special photo shoot by your chase crew documents your Hot Air Balloon adventure from start to finish. When you return to earth, your memorable flight, captured on CD, goes home with you.
Once your glide-ride is done, it’s a gentle descent back down to the ground signified with a cork-pop leading into the picnic continental breakfast.
"Here's what a good wedding needs: one happy couple; two happy families and a bunch of fed and watered guests. Oh, and really good music." Carolyn Hax, Washington Post 12/5/99
For a Fairy Tale, Happily Ever After Sound, Choose from among these preferred
See the Links Page for other suggested musical options at Newstead.
Newstead has babysitters available. Newstead's sitters can be pre-arranged for $50 for three hours, and $25 per hour or portion of an hour thereafter. There is a 3-hour minimum for our sitters and a maximum of 3 children per sitter.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org