Press, Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades
The Virginia Center for Architecture 

September, 2013

Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway has been selected among the 250 structures that have been identified by Virginia architects as especially significant!


Virginia Wedding and Events Network 
Best of 2013 Awards

December, 2013

Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway was awarded “Best of 2013 as Best New Business, Best Wedding Venue and Best Accommodation!


Virginia Wedding and Events Network 
Best of 2014 Awards

December, 2014

Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway was awarded “Best of 2014 as Best Wedding Venue and Best Place to Propose!


The Virginia Center for Architecture 

January, 2014

Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway has been selected one of the top 100 architecturally significant structures in Virginia by Public Vote with the Virginia Center for Architecture! Belle Grove Plantation will be part of a year long exhibition at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond, Viriginia.


When America Met China

Director: Meng Wang
Release Date: 08/15/43

ABC News Washington / WJLA Channel 7

Date Aired: 08/21/13

Ghost Hunters / SyFy Channel

Dead Presidents episode
Date Aired: 02/19/14

Ghost Hunters S09E21 Dead Presidents


Diggers / National Geographic Channel

Madison episode
Date Aired: 07/20/15


YouTube and Other Videos
“Happy Birthday President Madison” March 15, 2014

Special Appearance by John Douglas Hall as President Madison and Dr. Lynn Uzzell as Dolley Madison

Photography by Dawn Gardner of DG Photography

“Titanic Afternoon Tea” April 12, 2014

Special Appearance by Countess of Roth, Lady Duff Gordon, Mrs. Margaret Brown, Mrs. John Jacob Astor, and Mme. Léontine Pauline Aubart. Featured Appearance by Captain Smith of the Titanic.

Photography by Dawn Gardner of DG Photography

The Free Lance Star

Couple hopes to open bed-and-breakfast in King George County at Belle Grove, the birthplace of President James Madison

Published August 29, 2012

Supervisors OK Plans for Belle Grove B&B

Published March 20, 2013

A tree with a history falls in King George

Published April 18, 2013

Belle Grove gets some helping hands

Published June 25, 2013

Home with a History is Ready for a New Chapter

Published July 22, 2013


The Citizen of Chesapeake

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast: Opening for Business!

Published August 1, 2013
Uncovering History and Pursuing Dreams: Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Published October 23, 2012


Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of Governor Bob McDonnell

Governor and Mrs. McDonnell Launch Year of the Historic Home Website

Published December 12, 2012


The King George Journal

Belle Grove Plantation B&B to host Christmas Candlelight Tours
Under This & That Column

Published December 4, 2013

History in Pictures

Published March 8, 2013

Old and Majestic Belle Grove Plantation to open in June

Published May 15, 2013

Belle Grove Open House is 4th of July Success

Published July 11, 2013


The Caroline Progress

Belle Grove Plantation offers Christmas Dinner

Published December 19, 2013


Fredericksburg Parent and Family

Bed & Breakfasts: Get Away From It All for a Romantic Getaway

Published February, 2015



Historic Belle Grove Plantation is open for Business in King George County

Published Summer, 2013


Brides & Weddings of Northern Virginia

Northern Neck – A Hidden Jewel for Wedding Weekends

Published July, 2013