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Upon arrival, you will be greeted by 600-acres of expansive property, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. A grand Italianate villa among gently rolling hills and splendid foliage with an impeccable golf course provides an impressive backdrop, suggesting an event that is secluded yet dramatic. As your day unfolds, Keswick Hall offers 7,000 square feet of flexible gathering space in which to host the wedding of your dreams.

If your dream includes making the entire Keswick Hall yours exclusively (contracting all 48 guest rooms), then your options increase to include the Horizon Pool and Villa Crawford area.

Reception, Dining and Dancing venue options:

The Keswick Ballroom can serve as one large, elegant dining room or can be divided (Keswick I, II & III) with beautifully painted garden murals which accommodate smaller gatherings. An abundance of natural light illuminates the beveled-mirror wainscoting and candlestick sconces while French doors open onto the terrace with impressive gardens and expansive views. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 210 guests without dancing and 150 guests with. The west end of the Ballroom or Keswick III offers hardwood floors which double as a dance area. Keswick I and II or remaining section are complete with custom neutral carpeting, ideal for all décor selections.

The Garden Room boasts a unique rustic theme with terracotta tiles, antique garden tools and pottery and creates the perfect ambiance for the more intimate dining event. Three sets of French doors to the lower terrace allow easy access to the herb garden, manicured greens and professionally groomed croquet lawn.

Villa Crawford, the inviting original villa that forms the west wing of Keswick Hall, comprises of three distinctly unique communal rooms all of which flaunt hearty pine wood floors. The Crawford Lounge, the Library Room and the Tea & Snooker Room form a continuous flow – providing the ideal setting for a private reception or afternoon tea. This option is available for Exclusive Use events only and would include the use of the Horizon Pool for an alfresco reception or even private rehearsal dinner.

The Lower Terrace is perfect for larger tented events and offers a front row seat to the most stunning Estate views and rolling green countryside. This area, depending on tent configuration, can accommodate up to 400 guests.

Fossett's Restaurant can be purchased for a private event, an option to consider with Exclusive Use only. Features include ceiling to floor windows, unsurpassed views, working fireplace, access to additional terrace seating or cocktail reception space. Seating up to 75 guests using restaurant chairs or 90 using Hotel chivari chairs.

Treble Wine Cellar is an enclave of more than 5,000 bottles, Treble Wine Cellar is Keswick Hall’s newest and most exclusive private dining venue. An intimate sanctuary of unsurpassed elegance filled with the very best of the estate’s offerings.  With the custom locally carved wooden table, the cellar is ideal for intimate dinners for 2, to larger parties of 12.  From adventurous menus to custom wine pairings, everything is tailored for the night’s event. Of course, all pulled together by a staff of butlers that will tend to your every desire. There is definitely nowhere else like this in Albemarle. We invite you to experience this exquisitely detailed cellar, and what is soon to become the most sought after private dining venue in Virginia.