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Public Events at Belle Grove Plantation

Come join us at Belle Grove Plantation during some of our exciting Special Public Events! From Living History with historic performers to Afternoon Teas and VIP Dinners, there is something for the whole family!
 

New!
Now Accepting Reservations for Afternoon Tea

Click our Online Reservation Button and view dates and areas available for Afternoon Tea at Belle Grove Plantation.

For More Information on our Afternoon Tea, please visit our Tea page. Reservations required with a 48 hour notice.

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE
Due to the extreme cold weather, Belle Grove Plantation will not have tours Wednesday, January 3rd to Sunday, January 7th. We will reopen for normal tour hours on Wednesday, January 10th. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Belle Grove Plantation Mansion and Grounds Tours will be closed in for the following dates due to Private Events or Holidays.

Saturday, January 6th

Saturday, February 10th (Valentine’s Day Tea and Dinner)

Sunday, February 18th

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd to 4th

Saturday, April 14th (Titanic Tea and Dinner)

Saturday, April 28th

Saturday, May 5th

Sunday, May 13th (Mother’s Day Champaign Brunch)

Saturday, May 26th

Saturday, June 2nd

Thursday, June 7th

Saturday, June 9th

Saturday, June 16th

Saturday, June 23rd

Belle Grove Plantation will reopen on the next normal tour date. Private Events can be adding at anytime. Please visit our Tea page for Afternoon Tea dates not available. Please check our website before you come to visit for any updated dates. Thank you.

 

January 2018

 

 
 

Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea

January 20th 1pm to 3pm

Just a spoonful of sugar and delicious treats and your afternoon tea will be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Join us as we enjoy a visit with Mary Poppins! This delightful afternoon themed tea is for the young and the young at heart. Enjoy your tea as Mary shares some of the wonderful songs from this classical musical.

Our special menu of two flavors of scones, three flavors of tea sandwiches and three flavors of petite desserts will be served with our special blends of loose-leaf tea.

Tickets

Sold Out

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before December 31st – After December 31st or no shows Tickets are non-refundable

Children

We love having all ages at Belle Grove for Afternoon Tea. But we would like to limit the youngest to 5 and older please.

Dietary Concerns

Due to the nature of Afternoon Tea, we are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate gluten-free, sugar free or dairy free diets for this event.

Table Settings

We work hard to place all family and friends together. You may need to share a table with other guests as well.

February 2018

 

Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea

 
February 10th 1pm to 3pm

Spoil your loved one this Valentine with our Afternoon Tea at Belle Grove Plantation. Indulge your special one with a special Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea Menu served in the elegant settings of our historic 1791 mansion. What better way to spend a perfect Valentine’s Day!

Our special menu of two flavors of scones, three flavors of tea sandwiches and three flavors of petite desserts will be served with our special blends of loose-leaf tea.

Tickets

Deadline for purchase is Sunday, February 3rd

Advance Tickets – On or before January 27th – $40
Tickets – After January 27th – $50

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before January 31st – After January 31st or no shows Tickets are non-refundable.

Dietary Concerns

Due to the nature of Afternoon Tea, we are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate gluten-free, sugar free or dairy free diets for this event.

Table Settings

We work hard to place all family and friends together. You may need to share a table with other guests as well.

 

Valentine’s Day Dinner
Hosted by the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation

Saturday, February 10th – 7pm to 9pm

Romance your special someone with an elegant evening at Belle Grove Plantation. Seating for two throughout our historic mansion for the evening. Your dinner includes a four-course meal with one choice bottle of red or white wine, soft music throughout the mansion, seating at a table for two in our common areas of the mansion and a complimentary photo to remember your romantic evening together.

Menu

First Course
Shrimp Cocktail Trio

Second Course
Stacked Artisan Salad

Entrée
Steak Au Poivre
Tender filet mignon covered in crack peppercorns sauce
Served with
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Roasted Asparagus
Scallion Mashed Potatoes

Vegetarian Entrée – available on request
Squash Stuffed with roasted vegetables and topped with cheese.
Served over cheese tortellini and tomato basil sauce

Dessert
Sweetheart Dessert to share

Beverages
Unlimited Iced Tea, Water and Coffee
Choice of one bottle of red or one bottle of white

Tickets

Dinner for two – $149

Purchase your tickets to make your reservation. Seating will be limited.

All proceeds to benefit the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation. Through events like this, the foundation can continue their Prime Mission of preservation, restoration, improvement, maintains and educating the public about Belle Grove and its amazing American History. For more information on this non-profit organization, please visit www.bellegroveplantation.org

Extras

Roses
Add a dozen Roses wrapped in tissue and presented to your sweetheart on arrival. Rose color cannot not be guaranteed red due to the demand of Valentine’s Day. Must be ordered by January 31st.
$60

Candies
Present your sweetheart with one dozen decadent chocolate truffles to sweeten your evening. Must be ordered by January 31st.
$30

Rooms

Overnight Suites are still available – We have taken the suites offline for exclusive use for this event. Please book directly by calling 540-621-7340.
 

Dress Code

The dress for the Valentine’s Day dinner is up to you. Formal or Business Casual.

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before January 31st – After January 31st or no shows Tickets are non-refundable.

Dietary Concerns

We are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate gluten-free, sugar free or dairy free diets for this event.

Table Settings

Our tables are two person tables and will located in the small dining room, formal dining room, parlor or library.

 

Discovering Your Gifts Within with JMarie

Saturday, February 17th
10am to 5pm
Sunday, February 18th
10am to 4pm

2-Day Intensive Workshop for Students of ALL Levels

Concepts covered will include but not be limited to:

• Tapping into your own inner psychic
• Meditations
• Balancing your energy centers/auras
• Connecting to the Spirit World and Mediumship
• Meeting your Spirit Guides
• Reading Energies through Items and Photos/Psychometry
• Learning and Working with the 3 Claire’s
• And Much More!

All students are asked to bring at least 1 picture of someone who has passed away. (You may bring more than one)
All students are asked to bring 3 small objects. They may belong to someone living, such as yourself or family, or have belonged to someone who is in Spirit.

Tickets

SOLD OUT

Refund for Purchase
Ticket are non-refundable. You may transfer to another person and must let us know you are doing so.

Special for Overnight Guests

Book an overnight stay on Saturday and have breakfast with JMarie on Sunday! To book your stay, please call us directly at 540-621-7340. Rooms are blocked online to the online public.
 

March 2018

 

 

Keep the Cup Afternoon Tea

March 10th 1pm to 3pm

How many Afternoon Tea Parties have you ever attended only to fall in love with your tea cup and want to take it home with you? Beautiful antique and vintage cups from England and American that you just know would be perfect at home with you?

Now you can come and enjoy Afternoon Tea and take your tea cup home with you!

A different cup for each person along with a special menu of two flavors of scones, three flavors of tea sandwiches and three flavors of petite desserts will be served with our special blends of loose-leaf tea.

Tickets

Deadline for purchase is Sunday, March 3rd

Advance Tickets – On or before February 25th – $40
Tickets – After February 25th – $50

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before February 28th – After February 28th or no shows Tickets are non-refundable.

Children

We love having all ages at Belle Grove for Afternoon Tea. But we would like to limit the youngest to 5 and older please.

Dietary Concerns

Due to the nature of Afternoon Tea, we are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate gluten-free, sugar free or dairy free diets for this event.

Table Settings

We work hard to place all family and friends together. You may need to share a table with other guests as well.

 

April 2018

 

 

Titanic Afternoon Tea

April 14th 1pm to 3pm

Step back in time to a period of luxury, elegance and 5-star service with our Titanic Afternoon Tea. Set in the historic surroundings of Belle Grove Plantation, our Afternoon Tea is an experience not to be missed!

Step abroad and receive your passenger boarding pass with the name of a real Titanic passenger. Meet our First-Class Ladies of the Titanic such as Margaret Brown and Lady Duff Gordon.

Our special menu of two flavors of scones, three flavors of tea sandwiches and three flavors of petite desserts will be served with our special blends of loose-leaf tea.

Tickets

Deadline for purchase is Sunday, April 8th

Advance Tickets – On or before March 30th – $40
Tickets – After March 30th – $50

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before March 30th – After March 30th or no shows Tickets are non-refundable

Children

We love having all ages at Belle Grove for Afternoon Tea. But we would like to limit the youngest to 5 and older please.

Dietary Concerns

Due to the nature of Afternoon Tea, we are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate gluten-free, sugar free or dairy free diets for this event.

Table Settings

We work hard to place all family and friends together. You may need to share a table with other guests as well.