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& now our story begins...

In the splendor of its terraced gardens, under the white classical pergola, and within view of the private lake, the lovely and historic Clover Forest Plantation James River Estate has for 16 years been the sought-after site and selected venue to host some of America's most notable, beautiful, private and distinguished outdoor wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners.  Over the years hundreds of new marriages have now graced the chronicles of the Plantation's rich and ongoing history.

 
 

garden cocktails & tented dinner parties

Wedding Receptions

Whether it will be cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the terraced gardens, or a fine meal enjoyed by the lake under soaring spans of elegant white tenting, or both, your Wedding Reception at the one-of-a kind authentic Clover Forest James River Plantation Estate will be a treasured occasion well-remembered by your guests.

A cut above, your Clover Forest Plantation Wedding Reception intertwines themes of history, culture, honor, duty and refined living with those of new beginnings, commitment and celebration, all to be experienced in an unspoiled setting of pristine natural beauty.

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Plantation-Recommended:  Include Motorcoach Guest Transport with this activity

 
Clover Forest Plantation | America's Authentic and Historic James River Plantation Estate, Goochland County, Central Virginia

charming garden & tented rehearsal dinners

Rehearsal Dinners

Enchant your guests with a Rehearsal Dinner Experience set amid the grandeur of a true 18th century Colonial American Plantation Estate, a Grande Dame along the James River in central Virginia.

A rare treat for out-of-state guests or for Revolutionary War or Civil War history enthusiasts, the generally smaller group size of a Clover Forest Plantation Rehearsal Dinner affords your VIP visitors a more intimate glimpse into what life might have been like in the days of yore for the landed gentry in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth.

Plantation-Recommended:  Include Guided History Tours with this activity learn more

Plantation-Recommended:  Include Motorcoach Guest Transport with this activity

 

my lady, my lord, your chamber awaits you

The Clubhouse

The beautiful new Clubhouse and Sun Deck at Clover Forest Plantation welcomes you and your bridal party in high style, elegance and comfort.

 

Here the bride or groom may luxuriate in splendor, enjoy a sumptuous Victorian-style bath or shower, or entertain friends from the chic wet bar and mini-kitchen.

Your hair and make-up stylists will attend you and your maids (or gents) in the 3-station Salon Area, while the spacious Sun Deck is the place to relax and reminisce with those who are most dear.

The Clubhouse will keep you cozily hidden away and yet still with a view of the bustling preparations for your ultimate celebration. It's your perfect Wedding Day headquarters.

The Clubhouse is already included in your booking!

 

Guided Group Tours priced from $495.

(not recommended during wedding receptions or other events with over 40 attendees)

self-guided & guided history tours

Exploration Into History

Rare is the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our nation's forefathers in an epicenter of early colonists' hopes and dreams, triumphs and travails.

Older than our nation itself, Clover Forest Plantation stands as a tribute to the distinguished lives led by these intrepid men and women, their struggles and strife, successes and setbacks, determination, perseverance and the principles that built a nation.

For increased richness and a more in-depth learning experience, consider adding a Guided History Tour to your event, led by the Plantation's docents or historian.  This guided tour includes limited access to certain interior areas of the Clover Forest Plantation manor home not ordinarily seen by the public.

 

capturing your outer beauty & inner spirit

Bridal Portraiture

"Beautiful natural light falls softly to the treetops

Beaming through leaves;

Dappling, spilling, sprawling

Over terraces carpeted in the green of life

And onward to glisten upon the lake."

(poetry by Deidre Jane, "Painting With Words:  Clover Forest Plantation", 2017).

Breathtaking natural beauty defines the 18th century Clover Forest James River Plantation Estate, making it the perfect location for your bridal portraiture.

In this peaceful, tucked-away haven of tranquility and seclusion, fine art wedding photographers and portrait artists alike, together with their clients, create some of the world's most stunning bridal compositions.

Outdoor bridal portrait on the terraces of the elegant and historic Clover Forest Plantation Estate, showcasing the photographer's keen artistic eye and mastery of natural lighting

Bridal Photo Shoots are priced from $295.

 
Clover Forest Plantation | America's Authentic and Historic James River Plantation Estate, Goochland County, Central Virginia
Clover Forest Plantation | America's Authentic and Historic James River Plantation Estate, Goochland County, Central Virginia

This Package for Two is $595 for one evening's dining, or $995 for one evening's dining plus overnight stay with breakfast.

(If occupying two rooms overnight, $1295.)

Full payment is required with booking.

Plantation-Recommended

 

Already with the one who is your world?

 

This package is particularly well-suited

for Romantic Wedding Anniversary Celebrations, Valentine's Day, Birthdays or Special Date Nights.

Next Available Dates:

If your desired date is not shown

please contact us to inquire if your date can be made available for this experience.

Plantation-Recommended

 

Already with the one who is your world?

 

This package is particularly well-suited

for Romantic Wedding Anniversary Celebrations, Valentine's Day, Birthdays or Special Date Nights.

Next Available Dates:

If your desired date is not shown

please contact us to inquire if your date can be made available for this experience.

Marriage Proposals

for the most important of life's questions

Special Occasions

show her you'd marry her all over again

"To the world you are but one person,

but to one person you are the world."

(anonymous)

Change your beloved's world in an instant by proposing marriage and becoming engaged at the elegant Clover Forest Plantation Estate, America's authentic and historic Colonial American James River Plantation, located in the heart of Virginia.

Or, mark a significant anniversary, birthday, Valentine's Day or special date night with this extraordinary Downton Abbey-inspired culinary experience.

Special Occasions

Proposal

Valentine's Day

Choose an evening-only package, or choose an evening combined with an overnight stay. Your loved one will never forget the magical moment of your proposal, nor the majesty of the setting.

What Makes This Package Unique

Upon your arrival, you'll be greeted by your footman or maid and welcomed into your private sitting area to relax and enjoy refreshments and appetizers. Weather permitting, take a stroll about the grounds with your beloved, or spend time sitting by the fireplace, basking in its warmth and glow.

At the appointed hour, be seated in your private 400-square foot dining room, yours exclusively for the evening. You'll dine by candlelight in elegance, enjoying an exquisite handcrafted multi-course dining experience and wine pairing Chef has prepared especially for you. Your maid or footman will serve discreetly, and with advance arrangements he or she can be your ally in preserving the element of surprise for the ring or gift you plan to bestow.

Marriage proposals and other intimate celebrations for two are as personal, as private, and as individual as you are. Accordingly, Clover Forest Plantation offers the Proposal / Special Occasion Package on only a limited basis to ensure a highly personalized experience with maximum privacy and exclusivity.

The next available dates are:

 

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5373 Whittcamp Road

Goochland, VA 23063

• Clover Forest Plantation • Historic James River Estate

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