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

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 setting’s rarefied beauty.

Studio Pavilion

Imagine the possibilities!

The Pavilion can accommodate events of several sizes.

  • Seated meeting, luncheon, dinner, or reception – 120 guests
  • Auditorium Seating – 150 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.


Daytime Events

Available year-round. Hours are limited to 8am – 5pm. Price includes: tables, chairs, on-site staff, on-site parking, set-up, and clean-up.

Length of Event

Full Day Use (8am – 5pm)               $750

Half Day Use (max 4 hours)             $500

Bridal Showers (max 3 hours)          $400

Baby Showers (max 3 hours)            $400

*UMW and Government Agencies- Full Day Use $450 / Half Day Use $300*

Evening Events

Available year round. Hours limited to 5pm – 11pm. Price includes: tables, chairs, on-site staff, on-site parking, set up, and clean up.

Length of Event

Cocktail Party (max 2 hours)           $600

Dinner Party  (max 4 hours)            $800

Combined Event (max 5 hours)       $1500

Studio Tours Add-On

Studio Tours are available at an extra charge of $200 per hour. Advance reservations are required.


Catering is not included in above fees. We ask clients to choose from our Catering List.

Explore & Book

Visit Belmont’s Pinterest page to view various room set ups, decoration ideas, and events held at Belmont.

Experience a 3D virtual tour of our wedding ceremony and reception event space.

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