Special Events

Special Events


Gari Melchers Home and Studio is a stunning setting for any event. We hold rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, holiday parties, luncheons, fundraisers, galas, auctions—we enjoy helping all special occasions be celebrated. Events are held in the Studio Pavilion, situated in an elegant woodland setting, connected to the artist’s original studio building, and opens onto the estate’s gardens. The Pavilion accommodates up to 120 for a seated banquet event, 150 for a standing/seated reception, and 150 for auditorium seating.

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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. Advanced reservations are required.


Audio/Visual Use


AC use (i.e. microphones, PowerPoints, etc.) is an additional $100.


Special Event Catering


Catering is not included in above fees. We require clients choose from the approved caterers for events at Belmont. We know and trust these companies and know they will work with you to make your event wonderful. Please take a look at our Catering List for more information on our caterers.


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

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