Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, Gari Melchers Home and Studio is unable to accept bookings for rental of facilities through June 30, 2021.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to resuming normal operations when conditions permit.

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.

Contact Joanna Catron with inquiries at 540-654-1841.