Venue Feature: Dover Hall Estate
Dover Hall began as a dream for one man and his family. Dennis Pryor wanted to build a grand structure that would house friends and family, and a space where they could host fundraisers and parties. After much deliberation, Pryor hired Richmond architect Mark Spangler to take on the job of creating this 30,000 square foot building.
They broke ground on this Tudor-inspired mansion in 1996. But the house is not just inspired by the Tudor era; you’ll also see Gothic, Elizabethan, and Jacobean influences throughout the home. The inside of the house is filled to the brim with period antiques and paintings gathered over the course of about 5 years with the help of interior designer Todd Yoggy. You’ll see pieces such as The Adoration of Magi painting and a crocodile skin chair once owned by Ralph Lauren.
Dover Hall has since been re-imagined as a bed and breakfast and the event venue that we know and love, now run by Dover Hall Experiences, owned by Jeff Ottaviano and Chad Hornik. Their team is one of the best; the “Castle in Goochland” remains a favorite of ours, and of our clients.