Back to Belle Grove

24/11/12 11:24 PM

Riverside Portico
Belle Grove Plantation

Today I returned to the plantation since all this started with my mother. It was so good to be back. It is such a peaceful place and really helped me clear my head and get more focus. And the reason I return was for such a wonder reason. I met with two brides-to-be in 2013. One is getting married in April and one in June. They were there to visit the plantation and to get an idea if they wanted to have some or all of their weddings and receptions with us in 2013. Both were wonderful couples. We would be so honored to help them start their new lives together at Belle Grove Plantation.

Could there be a wedding in our future at Belle Grove Plantation in 2013?

Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Year of the Virginia Historic Homes | 51 Comments »

51 Comments on “Back to Belle Grove”

  1. What fun to plan weddings!

  2. It was really fun meeting them. I have planned weddings before and I know how much fun and work it is.

  3. John Says:

    Beautiful photo, and I hope your plans pass the test so the weddings can go forward. Glad you are feeling better. God bless, be well. 🙂

  4. Thank you John. Things are slowly coming back to normal. We just have a couple more things to do to return completely.

  5. Clanmother Says:

    Weddings!!! I love them…and Belle Grove is the perfect venue…

  6. Thank you! We like to think so too!

  7. zelmare Says:

    Always one way of dealing with loss and grief is to get back to work – that is what we are doing as well… Good luck with your ventures, and I’m sure Belle Grove will become very popular for weddings, as it is a beautiful place.

  8. Thank you! Yes, it is giving us a sense of normal as we start working on things again. We hope that you are finding the same.

  9. vanbraman Says:

    Glad to hear that you are back to work. I hope that all goes well with the plans for the weddings.

  10. Thank you. It feels good to get some normal back in our lives. Fingers crossed!

  11. Janet Rörschåch Says:

    Outstanding. Hope there will be many celebrations at Bell Grove.

  12. Thank you! That is our hope too!

  13. gooseyanne Says:

    Seems an ideal location for weddings and celebrations – good luck

  14. Thank you! We think so too!

  15. Jane Sadek Says:

    There will be many weddings at Belle Grove. It’s a gorgeous property and who wouldn’t want you on hand to make it all just a little more wonderful.

  16. Thank you so much! We hope to see many new lives started here!

  17. Great photo, cheers.

  18. Thank you!

  19. Glad your getting back into the swing of things. It’s so difficult to move forward when something happens like this happens – I know. And how exciting to be part of planning a wedding! I’m jealous…

  20. Thank you! Don’t be jealous! I will share the event so everyone can “come” to the wedding!

  21. I have to say, my daughter-in-law’s wedding at an outdoor chapel and barn in Texas was very special. We will never forget the special time we had under the,trees. I highly recommend the venue.

  22. Thank you so much! We are looking forward to have many there!

  23. Just gorgeous! I was doing research for a book and came across this Victorian mansion where they open their home to weddings. Maybe it can give you some ideas.

  24. Wonderful! I am always researching places! Thank you so much!

  25. David Says:

    Such a beautiful blue sky from the portico.

  26. Thank you.. of course I can’t take credit for it. 😉 It is such a wonderful view from the Riverside of the house!

  27. adinparadise Says:

    Something to really look forward to, Bella. 🙂

  28. Thank you! We do look forward to them!

  29. dianeroark Says:

    I do hope I can visit your plantation one day. It really does look peaceful. Blessings Always, Diane Roark Visit anytime!

  30. Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing more of your blog in the future! We do hope to see you one day at the plantation!

  31. It is the reminders of the every day things like weddings and births that remind us that life goes on and of the joys we have shared with our loved ones. When I was diagnosed with cancer, my friend found out she would be a grandmother for the first time, what a promise to hold on to while I was going through my treatments. My prayer for you is that you will find your mother in all the little things of life as you finish Belle Grove and remember all the happy memories that will bring you comfort. Hugs…Patty

  32. Thank you Patty! Hugs back at you!

  33. Good idea to have a reception in such a lovely place. If I were getting married, I would think of you.

    Thinking of you anyway. Dianne

  34. Thank Dianne! Anniversaries are good here too!

  35. mizqui Says:

    Yay! I sure hope there will be a wedding or two on the grounds in 2013. Wooo Hooo! That would be so totally and beautifully awesome. Keep us in the loop. Also, I just wanted to make mention that I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT on my website as well. I will be always be a regular at the Belle Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast website. I find landing on your page to always be a serene pleasure. )))HUGS(((

    And though I’m already married, it may be a great place to renew my vows. Right? Woo Hoo!!! 2013 is coming…. (-:

  36. Thank you so much! {{{HUGS}}} back at you! Yes, renewing vows would be a great thing to do once we open! Can’t wait to see you!!

  37. The Hook Says:

    I wish I could walk right into that opening pic…

  38. Surprise! One day you can!

  39. pstpierre Says:

    Looks like a wonderful place to plan a wedding. Good luck with 2013.

    Thanks for liking my post.

  40. You are so welcome! We hope to see more of your blog! Fingers Crossed for 2013! Thank you for stopping by!

  41. pstpierre Says:

    Looks like a wonderful place to have a wedding. Lucky bride and groom to be.

    Thanks for liking my post.

  42. I send wishes your way that the plantation will ease the pain of losing your Mom so recently, especially with Christmas so near.

    Your Belle Grove will be a fantastic venue for weddings beginning in 2013 with the spring and early summer events. I bet you will be busy booking Christmas weddings as well. Good luck to you and your husband. Opening day is drawing nearer.


  43. Thank you Leslie! We have our fingers crossed!

  44. When recovering from a loss, work is a very effective therapy.

  45. Yes, I agree. This kind of work!

  46. iknead2knit Says:

    Lovely! thanks for reading.

  47. Thank you! You are so welcome!

  48. Do you advertise in THE KNOT? Also if you have not had an event on the property for photogs, wedding planners it might be a good idea. Also there are many photog groups on . While everyone does not have a wedding planner, most people do employ photogs and you have some phenomenal shoots on your property!

  49. Thank you so much! I love the leads on good marketing! And thank you so much for all the “likes” on Facebook!

  50. createengwp Says:

    Hope everything goes smoothly with the weddings.

  51. Thank you! Me too!