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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!

 

Accepting Reservations for One Hour Afternoon Tea Service
Reservations required with a 24 hour notice

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.

 

SPECIAL NOTE

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

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.

 
 
 

July 2020

 

More Events Coming Soon!

 

August 2020

 

Steel Magnolia Tea
Saturday, August 1st
1:00pm

Are you a mother like M’Lynn with the best interest in your family? Or are you into beautiful with a bit of gossip as a hobby like Truvy? Or are you a young girl, unsure of yourself, but growing into your own like Annelle? Or are you an older matriarch that has seen and knows everyone like Clairee? Or are you a head strong young lady like Shelby? Or do you enjoy digging in the dirt in overalls, old hats and your best diamond brooch like Ouiser?

Here is your chance to let your inner character come out and shine with our Southern Magnolia Tea. Don your best “Steel Magnolia” outfit and arrive for a time to bond with your girlfriends.

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

Advance Tickets – On or before July 1st – $40
Tickets – After July 1st – $50

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before July 1st – After July 1st 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.
 

Paranormal Lockdown
Friday, August 14th and Saturday, August 15th

Do you have what it takes to spend the night at Belle Grove Plantation’s Haunted Caretakers House?

Here is your chance to find out!

Come experience a truly haunted location and test your nerve as you spend 12 hours locked down in our Caretaker’s House, Summer Kitchen and Basement. Belle Grove Plantation, one of the Most Haunted Plantations in Virginia has been seen on SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters (2014- Dead Presidents) and Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits (2019- Dying Regrets). Many EVPS have been recorded. Many unexplained photos have been collected. Many have personal experiences that they still talk about today.

Do you have what it takes?

Schedule

Friday, August 14th
Friday Night Paranormal Investigation
7:00pm to 1:00am

Get your “sea legs” with a Paranormal Investigation on Friday night. Learn about the history, see the photo evidence. Investigating the Caretaker’s House, Summer Kitchen and much more.
Cost for Friday Night Investigation Only – $50.00

Saturday, August 15th

Paranormal Workshop with Fredericksburg Paranormal Research and Investigation and RVA Paranormal.
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Learn about Paranormal Equipment with hands on workshops. Learn about Paranormal Investigation Techniques with experienced Paranormal Teams.
Cost for Workshop Only – $25.00

Saturday Night Paranormal Investigation
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Want to experience our haunted location, but just can’t do all night? Do our half night Paranormal Investigation. Experience the Caretaker’s House, Summer Kitchen and much more!
Cost for Saturday Night Investigation Only – $40.00

Paranormal Lockdown Investigation
7:00pm to 7:00am
Do you have what it takes to stay overnight in a known haunted location? Here is your chance to find out! Investigating the Caretaker’s House, Summer Kitchen and much more.
Cost for Saturday Night Paranormal Lockdown Investigation Only – $99.00

Paranormal Lockdown Investigation and Workshop
Get the whole package on Saturday, March 28th with our Paranormal Investigation Workshops (2:30pm to 4:30pm) and our Paranormal Lockdown Investigation (7am to 7pm).
Cost for Saturday Paranormal Investigation Workshop and Lockdown – $129.00

Can’t stay overnight without a bed and shower? Stay in our mansion. Four rooms available for Friday and Saturday night. To book your stay, contact us directly at 540-621-7340. Rooms have been taken offline and will appear unavailable online. Overnight stays will include breakfast from 8am to 8:45am. Sorry, we cannot offer late check-outs.
 

Tea with Elvis
Saturday, August 22nd
1:00pm

He’s just a hunk a hunk of burning love! And he will be your “Teddy Bear” for the afternoon as Belle Grove Plantation hosts Elvis for Afternoon Tea.
Turn back the clock to the 1960s when the King of Rock and Roll ruled Las Vegas strip. Enjoy delights made from recipes favored by the Elvis. Enjoy your cup of afternoon tea while Elvis sings about “Heartbreak Hotel” and asks if you are “Lonely Tonight”.

Tickets

Advance Tickets – On or before Sunday, July 24th – $40.00
Tickets – After Sunday, July 24th – $50.00

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before August 1st – After August 1st 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

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

Psychic Medium Weekend
Saturday, August 29th to Sunday, August 30th

Throughout childhood JMarie was always searching for a connection with her own mother who was on Spirit side. Though her gifts were there, it wasn’t until many years later when her awakening would begin after some unexpected life changes.

She herself felt compelled to seek out a medium, allowing her to hear those messages she had always longed for from her mother, that would forever change her life. This leading her to find her renewed faith, spirituality and development of her own Spiritual gifts.

Through her development for the past few years, she has found that she not only connects with your loved ones, but works with guides, angels and past lives as well. She finds that the Divine aids her throughout her readings, bringing in and connecting with the Link of Love.

To give you an overview of JMarie, she is an Evidential Spiritual Psychic Medium, Reiki Practitioner, and an Ordained Minister. As she connects with the link of love, using evidence for validation, she finds that the evidence can be anything from birthdays, personalities, memories, names, remote viewing and more. All depending on the connection and link I have with your particular loved one(s) from the Spirit side of life.

In every sitting/reading, the process is the same, yet different. There are several ways a person in Spirit can communicate, and it’s all about how your loved one(s) feel it’s easier to connect with me. Whether that is seeing, hearing, feeling, etc.

The process of Mediumship / Psychism is like a puzzle, one that is filled with smiles, tears, love, memories, and more as we place the pieces together throughout your sitting/reading. She offers a unique style of card reading to accompany psychism, connecting with your loved ones, guides, and more. She enjoys using Reiki Energy if Spirit directs us to do so, to help in balancing your energy, centering, clearing of chakras, aura, and aiding in the healing of ailments and uses the energy when viewing and/or clearing past lives and more.

She finds that in her readings, it’s a moment to recreate a memory, a moment…… Bringing your loved ones to sit with you once again.

JMarie will be coming to Belle Grove Plantation for two days of Private Readings, a Tea Party with JMarie with a Group Reading Session. Due to popular demand, we have set all private readings at 30 minutes and will only have one person in the session at a time. The Group Session will be one hour.

Scheduled Times

Saturday, May 23rd – Private Readings – One Person Only – 10am to 1:00
Saturday, May 23rd – Afternoon Tea with JMarie with a Group Reading Session – 1pm to 3pm
Sunday, May 24th – Private Readings – One Person Only – 10am to 12pm / 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Costs

Half Private Readings – Single Person – $120 / half hour
Afternoon Tea with JMarie with a Group Reading Session – $55
Tickets are non-refundable

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.

Psychic Weekend Policies

• Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
• Readings are one-person session only. Please do not bring family or friends to wait for you. If you bring additional people, they will be asked to wait in your car.
• Due to popularity of this event, we are only offering one appointment per person. Please do not purchase two half hours to get a one-hour appointment.
• During the Private Reading Session, Belle Grove Plantation’s mansion will be open for tours from 1pm to 4pm. If you wish to tour the mansion, you are more than welcome to do so before or after your session. The mansion tour is 45 minutes and costs $15 per adult.

Cancellation

You may cancel your tickets for a full refund on or before April 23rd – After April 23rd 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.

 

September 2020

 

Spirits Festival 2020
Saturday, September 12th
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Hosted by the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation
Art – Wine – Distilled Spirits
Bands – Food Trucks
Specialty Vendors

Come experience the pleasures of the palate from featured Virginia Wineries and Distilleries. Enjoy live music from regional bands, delicious food options, unique artisans and crafters and sign-up for a corn hole tournament. Beer will be available to purchase by the glass.

Tickets include access to the festival, free sample wine glass, wines and distilled spirits samples, great live music and delicious food options. Parking is free. We encourage you to bring lawn chairs, tents and blankets.
NO OUTSIDE COOLERS, FOOD or PETS ALLOWED

New for 2020!
VIP Experience

Come experience our Spirit Festival as a VIP! As a VIP, you will have entry in our VIP Tent with round tables and chairs to sit and enjoy the festival. No standing in line for food. Our VIP waitstaff will take your order and bring your food to you! Purchase your wine and spirits from our vendors, enjoy a shaded space, good friends and music from Double Down. Avoid the wait to check in with our special VIP Check in.

All proceeds from this event go to benefit the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation. This non-profit organization is committed to assist in the preservation, restoration, improvement, maintenance and education of the public about Belle Grove Plantation and its amazing American History.
Belle Grove Plantation, birthplace of President James Madison, is a historic Virginia Landmark set on a sprawling 694 acres. Walk in the steps of history while enjoying the beauty of the grounds. Bring your lawn chair and tent or shelter and enjoy an afternoon on the banks of the Rappahannock River. Tents & Shelters must be weighted and secured or will be asked to be removed.

Tickets

Advance VIP Tasting Tickets (Purchased on or before August 1st)- 21 years or over – $40
Advance VIP General Admission Tickets (Purchased before August 1st) – 20 or younger or Designed Drivers – $30
Advance Tasting Tickets (Purchased on or before August 1st)- 21 years or over – $25
Advance General Admission Tickets (Purchased before August 1st) – 20 or younger or Designed Drivers – $10
Advance Historic Mansion Tour Tickets (Purchased before August 1st) – $10

VIP Tasting Tickets (Purchased after August 1st)- 21 years or over – $50
VIP General Admission Tickets (Purchased after August 1st or at the door) – 20 or younger or Designed Drivers – $40
Tasting Tickets (purchased after August 1st or at the door) – 21 years or over – $35
General Admission Tickets (Purchased after August 1st or at the door) – 20 or younger or Designed Drivers – $10
Historic Mansion Tour Tickets (Purchased after August 1st or at the door) – $10

Vendor Spaces Available

Are you an arts and craft, food or beverage vendor? We have spaces open for our Spirits Festival!
Email us at information@bellegroveplantation.com to receive your vendor application.
We are sorry, no direct sales for this event.
 

October 2020

 

Sage ParaCon
Virginia USA
October 2nd, 3rd and 4th

MJ Dickson, founder of the Sage Paranormal and the Sage Paracon, has teamed up with Belle Grove Plantation to bring you a VIP paranormal weekend with a twist.

Join us for a weekend event of all things paranormal from talks to Q&A sessions, a VIP Meet & Greet evening, workshops, a paranormal investigation, psychic gallery reading, stalls and more.

Speakers include:
Greg Lawson – The Paranormal Detective / Author
Karen A. Dahlman – Director of the Talking Board Historical Society / Author
Richard Estep – Paranormal Researcher / Author
JMarie – Psychic Medium
MJ Dickson – Paranormal Researcher / Psychic Medium

It is the perfect weekend for those who are interested in all things paranormal to learn something new from the lectures and workshops, take part in the Q&A sessions, interact with like-minded people and meet new friends. The event is small and intimate therefore you are not competing with hundreds of attendees for a moment to chat with the speakers. You get loads of time to spark up a conversation and mingle at the VIP meet and greet evening and investigate Belle Grove Plantation alongside them.

Your ticket includes:

A Welcome Pack
A Meet & Greet evening
(Includes snacks and a couple drinks)
4 Lectures
4 Workshops
2 Q&A Sessions
A Psychic Gallery Reading
A Paranormal Investigation
Access to all stalls and speakers throughout the weekend
A discount code for your hotel room

Are you ready for the twist?

All those who attend will be taking part in several experiments and research for our Belle Grove Plantation book.

Tickets

$295.00 per person and include all the above, on sale this Friday the 13th March 2020.

For more information please email

MJ – mj@sageparacon.co.uk
Or
Michelle information@bellegroveplantation.com

Want to be a Vendor?

Please get in touch and we will send you the information and booking form.
 

November 2020

 

Discovering Your Gifts Within with JMarie
Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th
10am to 3:30pm
2-Day Mediumship/Psychic Advance Class
This class is for those only who have taken J.Marie’s 2 Day Intensive.

This class will contain a more intense environment of connecting with Spirit and platform work. Have you wanted to take your mediumship and psychic abilities further? Push your soul to truly trust in Spirit communication? If so, this class is for you!

-We will work on delivery of messages in various forms
-Delivering complete messages
-Platform work
-Tying your messages up with a pretty bow
-Psychism like you’ve never seen it before
-Working on connecting with yourself on a deeper level to receive your own guidance
And SO MUCH MORE.

A light lunch and snack will be provided with each ticket purchased.

Tickets

Advance Tickets – on or before October 7th – $250
Tickets – after October 7th – $260

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 public.