Weddings

You deserve the best! Celebrate your wedding at one of the finest historic mansions in the country and create memories that will last for a lifetime… Warner Hall’s magnificent setting, fabulous food and superior service will provide all the magic necessary for the perfect party. Our professional and friendly staff will attend to every detail, allowing you to relax. Let us guide you through the process of ceremony, reception, and menu planning. We’ll help you find everything you need; from hair and makeup assistance, to a horse-drawn carriage, to flowers, music, photographers and cakes. Whether you need a string quartet, a troop of Scottish bag pipers, a minister to officiate, a DJ, or a swing band, our staff will help you from start to finish. Warner Hall specializes in details.

Lodging Requirements

For celebrations that take place on week-ends, you’ll need to guarantee occupancy for the Inn’s eleven guestrooms for both Friday and Saturday nights. Special event lodging guests receive a discounted room rate. Our staff will be happy to suggest nearby options for additional lodging to accommodate all of your family and friends.

In addition to lodging costs, there are ceremony and reception site fees which vary depending upon the season and size of your event. For specific pricing and event consultation, please contact Theresa Stavens.

Site Fees

  • Your site fee will guarantee Exclusive use of Warner Hall for you and your guests from Friday afternoon check in until Sunday check out. There’s no need to rush from place to place – you can celebrate the entire event right here at the Inn. From the rehearsal dinner, to the wedding breakfast, to the ceremony, reception and farewell breakfast… Your event will be the ONLY event that takes place at Warner Hall during this time.
  • Complimentary ceremony and reception planning sessions, as well as assistance with event coordination on your special day, are included in the site fee.
  • Warner Hall’s weather protected seating for 150 (April-November) in our State of the Art 60×60 White Pavilion Tent with Removable Palladian window side walls over an artisan blue stone and brick River Garden Patio.
  • Use of 300 White Resin folding chairs and a variety of banquet tables and accompanying linens.
  • Fresh flower arrangements for the Dining Room, Drawing Room and Center Hall.
  • And much, much more…

Food and Beverage

Our in-house Chef, Eric Garcia, has many wonderful menu suggestions for casual or formal reception buffets for up to 200 guests. Costs will vary depending upon the time of day, the style of the menu and if alcohol is available. Please consult with Theresa for further information.

Regarding Lodging…

  • Do you discount the rates for Whole House Bookings?
    Room Rates for Whole House bookings are discounted by 10%. Whole House Bookings on weekends require a two night minimum.
  • Are we required to rent all 11 guestrooms? What is your maximum capacity for lodging?
    The function host must guarantee that all eleven rooms will be occupied by members of your family and friends for the specified time period. If your event falls on a weekend, lodging is required for a Friday / Saturday combination. Assuming double occupancy in each of the rooms, and full utilization of the available sleep sofas, day beds and trundles the maximum sleeping capacity is 28.
  • Do you allow young children and babies
    Children are most welcome at Warner Hall special events provided that they are supervised by an adult at all times. Parents traveling with toddlers and babies are responsible for providing their own portable equipment.
  • Are any meals included in the room rate
    Yes, a full Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served between 8:30 and 9:30am. Complimentary snacks, soft drinks, coffee and tea are also available throughout the day. Use of the bicycles and kayaks is also complimentary.
  • Do we have to pay for all the lodging on one bill?
    No. Most people pass along lodging expenses to their invited guests. If you intend for your guests to pay for their lodging, you must provide the Inn with a list of authorized guests and the rooms you have assigned to them. Two months prior to your event, authorized guests must contact the Inn and provide the information necessary to finalize their reservations.

Food and Beverage

Ceremony Site and Reception Logistics

  • Where do wedding ceremonies take place on the property?
    Outdoor ceremonies are generally staged on the West River Lawn, with the stand of 12 pecan trees and the river in view, or under the shade trees of the West Wing Lawn, or on the Front Steps of Warner Hall with the Inn as a backdrop. For ceremonies with less than 100 guests, the Center Foyer Grand Staircase provides a beautiful backdrop. Of course, other locations are possible, but Bridal Party logistics and the comfort of your guests should always be taken into consideration.
  • What is the maximum capacity for ceremonies and receptions?
    Depending upon the season, the maximum capacity for ceremony and reception activities ranges from 100 – 176.
    The maximum capacity for indoor ceremonies on the grand staircase is approximately 100 guests and offers limited seating in the upper foyer for immediate family and honored guests.
  • Who is responsible for Ceremony chair set up and break down? Who takes care of the decorative aspect of site preparation?
    The Warner Hall staff will gladly take care of chair set up and break down. With regard to the decorative aspect of ceremony site preparation the florist or an assigned family member should take care of these items.Also available for your use are a variety of tables appropriate for the cake, gifts and guest book. A speaking podium / book stand is also available for your celebrant’s use.
  • Who is responsible for Reception Table and Chair set up and break down?
    The Warner Hall staff will take care of the set up and breakdown of reception tables and chairs and all food and beverage stations. If there are table favors that are unwrapped and “ready to go” we will happily place them for you.
    Table centerpieces that have been contracted through a florist should be put into final position by the florist. If you are planning on constructing your own centerpieces, we will be happy to assist with final placement, provided that we have been provided with a master plan.
  • Is there sufficient on-site parking?
    There is ample space for guests to park on site. Generally, we utilize the east parking lots and lawn areas, weather permitting. Warner Hall staff will direct drivers to unload passengers at the front door and direct drivers to proceed to designated parking areas.
  • Should we arrange for bus or shuttle transportation for our guests?
    Guests always appreciate the gift of a safe ride, especially when they are unfamiliar with the roads, and when there is alcohol involved. You may want to consider arranging for a shuttle / bus pick up at one of the local hotels. There are several local bus and car services that we recommend. Costs will vary depending upon your particular needs.
  • Is there a time limit for reception activities?
    Reception activities and all out-door music must be concluded by 11pm. Bar service for non-lodging guests must also be concluded by 11pm.

 

    • Battle of the Hook

      MEET THE REVOLUTIONARIES! APRIL 2018!

      April 13 – 15, 2018

      Attention all history lovers! Lodging guests will be treated to a taste of living history the weekend of April 13 – 15, 2018. Meet Col. Warner Lewis and his wife, Eleanor Bowles Gooch Lewis (in residence at Warner Hall from 1754 – 1783) on Friday, April 13 for a private reception with the patriots of the 7th Virginia Regiment.

      Mingle with the reenactors from 5:30 – 7pm while enjoying light colonial fare, libations and period music. Experience Revolutionary War camp life and skirmishes on the grounds of the Inn on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 2pm.

      Limited lodging rooms available. Find your room now and book your stay online here.

    • Historic Garden Week Virginia Guidebook

      GLOUCESTER – MATHEWS GARDEN TOUR 2018

      April 20 – 23, 2018 

      Get a beautiful start to Historic Garden Week in Virginia here at the Inn at Warner Hall! Book the room of your choice for the weekend and receive TWO FREE tickets (a $60 value) for the Saturday, April 21 Gloucester Mathews Garden Tour! The homes and gardens of Auburn Plantation, Dunham Massie Farm and Cottage Point are not to be missed!

      Find your room here and book now online.

    • Juan's Mexican Cafe and Cantina Food

      CINCO DE MAYO 2018

      May 4-6, 2018

      Book your two-night stay at the Inn at Warner Hall and celebrate Cinco de Mayo whenever you wish with a $25 gift certificate to Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina, one of our favorite local Mexican Restaurants!

      Find your favorite available room here and book online!

      Photo by Sara Harris Photography for Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina.

    • Celebrate a “Special Occasion”

      A professionally arranged bouquet of gorgeous seasonal flowers, or a dozen roses with assorted greenery and keepsake vase, paired with a bottle of Chandon Champagne, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Bailey’s White Chocolate Mousse Cups, all enjoyed in the privacy of your room will make the occasion not only “Special” but, “Simply Divine….”

      Advance Notice required (72 hours suggested)
      $99 including tax

    • Honeymoon and Anniversary Special

      What better way to celebrate your lives together than spending three nights surrounded in Warner Hall luxury and getting 50% discount for your third night! Visit the Inn at Warner Hall within two months of your actual anniversary or wedding date and enjoy a wonderful environment in which to spend time together. Add a “Special Occasions Package” and really make it a celebration! But be prepared to keep it fun and exciting! There will be a surprise “Dating Game” quiz to verify dates of engagement, marriage, most romantic moment shared, etc. etc….Match all the questions and win a bottle of Champagne!

      Inquire with Inn Keeper
      Lodging Prices and availability may vary

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    • We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

    • Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]

    • Thanksgiving was wonderful. Thank you for opening your home to our family. We all enjoyed the excellent company and the delicious food. Everything was simply perfect. Warner Hall offered us the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another…no worries, no hassle, no clean up! This was a holiday we’ll never forget! -Bob & Natalie – […]

    • The Essential Getaway

      We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

    • Warm, Southern Hospitality

      Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]

    • Thanksgiving at Warner Hall

      Thanksgiving was wonderful. Thank you for opening your home to our family. We all enjoyed the excellent company and the delicious food. Everything was simply perfect. Warner Hall offered us the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another…no worries, no hassle, no clean up! This was a holiday we’ll never forget! -Bob & Natalie – […]

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