Life’s biggest moments are worth celebrating. Whether a lively reception, seated dinner, or corporate retreat, your unforgettable occasion begins at Gari Melches Home and Studio.

The stunning venue sits on 27 acres of land situated on a ridge overlooking the Rappahannock River. The intimate space offers floor to ceiling windows and opens onto a charming garden terrace. The Pavilion adjoins the original 1924 studio galleries, together producing a seamless blend of historic charm and modern sophistication. View our Special Events Packet.

The elegant Studio Pavilion will leave a memorable impression on your guests. With breathtaking views of the garden, Rappahannock River and historic house – you and your guests will appreciate the rarefied beauty of the setting.

The Pavilion can accommodate events of several sizes.

  • Seated meeting, luncheon, dinner, or reception – 120 guests
  • Auditorium Seating – 175 guests
  • Semi Standing / Seated Cocktail Party – 150 guests

The Pavilion is fully equipped with a built in AV system, ceiling mounted speakers, built in projector, screen, removable podium, complimentary WiFi, and an AV technician (with prior notice) for $100.

Catering: All food and beverage service must be provided and supervised by one of our approved, licensed caterers.

Visit our Pinterest page to view various room set ups, decoration ideas, weddings held at Belmont and more!

For more information or to book the space, please contact Meghan Pcsolyar at or (540) 654-1848