A Lifetime Together Begins Here
Discover the romance and splendor of James and Dolley Madison's gracious home. Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, this 2,650-acre estate offers three wedding packages allowing you to achieve the wedding of your dreams in a memorable and historic setting.
We can host your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, or reception in the beautiful Annie duPont Formal Garden, the Grand Salon in the duPont Gallery, or at Madison's Temple. We have lists of qualified and experienced caterers, florists, and other vendors who know Montpelier and can fulfill your every creative desire to make your wedding uniquely your own.
Please choose a wedding option below and contact us at 540.672.2728, x119.
The Montpelier Wedding
Choose The Montpelier Wedding and exchange vows at the intimate, contemplative Temple designed and built by James Madison in the shadow of the Blue Ridge. Then, stroll across the picturesque mansion front yard to the William duPont Gallery for a festive reception in the luxurious Grand Salon. On the way, stop for wedding photographs on the steps of the historic Montpelier mansion.
At the duPont Gallery, enjoy cocktails in the Gallery and famous reinstalled Red Room among the treasures of a bygone era. Retire to the Grand Salon for a sit-down repast beneath the duPont's gold-leafed chandelier, and then dance in the Cafe with its magnificent view of the mountains through floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Garden Wedding
Begin your new life together with the lush elegance of The Garden Wedding. Here, in the private setting of the terraced, brick-walled Annie duPont Formal Garden, you will be surrounded by colorful peonies, Japanese irises, and fragrant herbs as you make your entrance through the filigree wrought iron gates on the stately brick gateway.
It is a short walk from the Garden to the duPont Gallery where you and your guests can enjoy cocktails in the fabled Red Room and Gallery. Then dine in the beautiful Grand Salon, and dance the night away on the local bluestone floor of the Café.
The Temple Wedding
With the The Temple Wedding, you can take your vows under the romantic canopy of Mr. Madison's Temple nestled among the pine trees of the north lawn beside James and Dolley's mansion. Then, entertain your guests with a tented reception just behind the Temple for a truly outdoor wedding within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the famed steeplechase racetrack.
Your wedding at Montpelier includes:
"My beloved, our hearts understand eachother."
— Dolley, to James, 1805