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James Madison’s Montpelier

Montpelier Station Wedding Venue
11395 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, Virginia 22957

Contact: Director of Events & Hospitality
Phone: 540/672-2728 x120
www.montpelier.org/weddings/
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Why We Like This Place

5 Reasons the historic James Madison’s Montpelier is a perfect Virginia wedding venue:
1. The Temple is a peaceful place to exchange your vows: Designed and built by James Madison himself, this stately columned gazebo enjoys views of the Madison’s beloved mansion and Virginia’s majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.

2. Garden weddings are lovely here: As guests step through the wrought-iron gates of the Annie duPont Formal Garden, they’re greeted by peonies, Japanese irises, and fragrant herbs.

3. Your cocktail hour will be steeped in American history: The “Red Room,” an installation exhibit of Art Deco furnishings and décor, showcases the legacy of Marion du Pont Scott at Montpelier and provides great conversation starters for mingling guests—especially horse lovers!

4. The Grand Salon will elevate your dinner party: This room’s gold-leaf chandelier adds just the right touch of elegance, while floor-to-ceiling windows frame a beautiful mountain vista.

5. Your reception can take place in Dolly Madison’s favorite event space: Dolly’s Back Lawn served as the backdrop for many of her most famous parties over 200 years ago, so why not make it the site for your own most important celebration?

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 150
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 120
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 200
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 300

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 128

Fees & Deposits

The rental fee is $10,000. The mansion may be opened for an additional $500 for 1-1/2 hours during your event. Choose from a preferred list of caterers. Couples renting the Madison Temple will provide all chairs, tables, food, drink, china, silverware, napkings, tablecloths, flowers, dance floor, portable toilets, and band. For weddings at the William duPont Gallery in the Montpelier Visitor Center, some indoor chairs and tables are provided. Outdoor chairs must be provided by the wedding party for outdoor receptions.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Site Views

Forest/Wooded Area
Garden
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Hills
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Fields
Mountains

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Garden
Historic/Landmark Building
Museum

Some Essential Info
Catering

Choose From List

Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Access Limited

Availability

Year-round, daily. Call for details.



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