January 26, 2015
Well, how time has flown since our last blog post! And this is January! This is consider one of the slowest month for us! Well things have been jumping like Mexican Jumping Beans here!
OH BOY, WHERE TO BEGIN?
Our Event Calendar has been updated with most of our events for this year. There are still a few more we are working on and hope to add soon. There are some really great events coming up in the next few months that I know you don’t want to miss!
On February 28th, we can having our “Get a Clue” Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt! We tried a Murder Mystery here for New Years and it was so successful, we wanted to bring it back quickly. We have for scheduled throughout the year. “Get a Clue” takes all the beloved character of the game Clue and brings them to life at Belle Grove Plantation. No board or dice in this game though! You have to solve the riddles to find the clues! We are looking for people to play roles in this Murder Mystery. So if you are a “character” we want you!
On March 7th, President and Mrs. Madison return for President Madison’s Birthday Dinner and Social. If you haven’t had a chance to meet John Douglas Hall and Dr. Lynn Uzzle from Montpelier, you are truly missing out. Their historic performances of James and Dolley makes you wonder if they really are James and Dolley! We start with a VIP Dinner for just 14, that’s right 14 people only! Three courses prepared by Denson Market, a gourmet market and restaurant in Colonial Beach. After dinner, we will retire to the Parlor and Library for a very special Social. This year, we are partnering with the local American Legion for their President James Madison Essay Contest. Local 6th, 7th and 8th graders winners will be invited to Belle Grove Plantation to present their winning essay to President and Mrs. Madison during our Social. This is the first year we are partnering with the American Legion and hoping it will become a long time tradition.
On March 13th to March 15th, Dr. Angela Holocker, Psychic Medium will be returning to Belle Grove Plantation. She will be scheduling Private Readings, one Group Session and one Nighttime Investigation at Belle Grove Plantation. Last October was her first visit with us and we have to say she was amazing! We have several guests who had scheduled readings with her early in the weekend that called and scheduled a second reading! This was a sell out and is one event you really don’t want to miss!
On April 11th, we will be conducting our 2nd Annual Titanic Tea with the Victorian Ladies of Fredericksburg. We will see the return of Molly Brown, Countess of Roth, Mrs. Astor and so many more of the First Class Passengers of the Titanic! Door Prizes will be awarded as well as a prize for Best Tea Hat and Best Period Dress. Our Silent Auction will be returning so don’t forget your pocketbooks!
On April 25th and April 26th, we will be remembering the 150th Anniversary of the Pursue and Capture of John Wilkes Booth during our Civil War Weekend. We will have an encampment of troops, demos, presentations and so much more! On the evening of Saturday, April 25th, we will have a Civil War Social with special guest, President Lincoln, General Robert E Lee and General Stonewall Jackson. More information on this event will come soon!
We are excited to inform you that Tammy Anderson, our Wedding Coordinator has expanded her consulting role here at Belle Grove Plantation. She will now be our Events and Wedding Specialist. She will handle all Private Events and Weddings for us. We couldn’t be more excited!
Weddings are really filling our calendar for 2015 and 2016! Can you believe that we have almost filled the month June 2015 weekends with weddings! We have just one weekend left that month! We have also schedule several Wedding Open Houses in 2015. Check our schedule on our wedding page for dates and times!
With February just days away, we can’t forget Valentine’s Day and the month of love! We will be having a very special Elopement and Vow Renewal Weekend on Valentine’s Day Weekend. Our “Seal the Deal” Weekend will be filled with intimate elopement ceremonies in your choice of space here at Belle Grove Plantation! Last year, our most popular space was the Riverside Balcony at sunset. It is such a magic time at sunset here!
We will be offering our special “Romance to Remember” package for the month of February. This all inclusive package gives you everything you need for a romantic get-away any time during the month of February! Roses, candies, In Room Dinner for Two and In Room Breakfast for Two set just the right tone for that intimate time together!
NOW FOR HOLLYWOOD!
As you might know, we were on national television last year on the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters. What I bet you don’t know is, we are going to be on national television again this year in just a few months! We have filmed our second national television show for the National Geography Channel! I can’t tell you the show just yet, but it will be very exciting!
In the last day or so, we have had contacts from two production companies looking to film here at Belle Grove Plantation! Who knows, we might even see a movie here one day!!
We have started uploading videos about the plantation and about the events that go on here. Check out our YouTube Channel and subscribe to catch all that is going on at the plantation! Check out our newest Belle Grove Plantation YouTube Commercial!
THIS WEEK IS THE WEEK TO WATCH!
We are very excited about this week! One huge hint! Watch our Facebook and other social media sites towards the end of the week! We have something really big to share! It is going to blow your mind!!
Well, I guess I will leave it there for now. This year is going to be an amazing year for Belle Grove Plantation! Question is, will you be a part of it?