Grand ReOpening - 2023
The remodeled and historically preserved Italianate Jefferson family home - the Winterham Manor House is ready to get back to hosting weddings, special events and the opening of our Bed and Breakfast after a three-year hiatus under new management.
This historic home is located on gorgeous grounds with lush green lawns, flower gardens, and a 300- acre nursery. Winterham has a variety of ceremonial sites, crowd favorites have been exchanging vows under the Versailles Pavilion, Lover’s Tree, or in front of the Manor House Doors. You and your guests will enjoy an outdoor ceremony soaking up the world class view with rolling hills overlooking the lake. Your wedding celebration can take place close to nature under the Event Tent. This space keeps your reception close to the sights while providing a luxurious interior. Lighting and wood floors, elevate the outdoor space to a romantic scene. Round tables and chairs are included. A celebration within the Manor House is another option. This traditional interior of the Manor provides your celebration with a unique environment and is well suited for an intimate reception. The Manor House may also be used as a preparatory area prior to your wedding. Winterham is a beautiful Virginian venue to host your special day.
Here at Winterham we are excited to begin hosting guests again at our Bed & Breakfast. The fascinating history, artwork, spacious rooms, luxurious beds and delicious breakfast will be the setting for an enjoyable stay.
Winterham Manor House is proudly owned by Dr. Gary and Kathy Hadfield of Amelia who also live in another beautifully historic home on Dykeland.
Our rooms offer the elegance, class and comfort you have been looking for your whole life. Come spend your wedding weekend with us. The Manor House can sleep up to 22 guests. There is a separate entrance for the Groomsmen to the Garden Suite which includes a living room, with flat screen tv, small kitchen, bedrooms and baths. Your bridal party can enjoy separate bedroom and bath dressing areas on the second floor. All children under age 12 will reside in the Garden Suite.
Winterham Manor House Wedding & Event Venue in Amelia County, Virginia, servicing the Richmond area, is a fine Italianate Jefferson family home built in 1855. It has been restored by Dr. M. Gary Hadfield and his wife, Kathleen, and was opened in 2003 for bed and breakfast, weddings and special events.
Winterham Manor House began in the early 1700’s when Edward Booker patented 2,000 acres from the crown. By the 1750’s there was a home here. The original Winterham, predating the present structure by 100 years, probably burned. Edward’s descendant, Otelia Booker, married John Garland Jefferson, II, a cousin of Thomas Jefferson. They had the present home built around 1850.
We purchased Winterham in 1999 after it had been abandoned for over twenty years. All of the plaster and lath had been removed, leaving only the skeleton of the rooms inside-no heating, electrical wiring, or plumbing. Foundations were crumbling and the metal roof was rusty. Nevertheless, we could envision it commanding the hilltop again, so we forged ahead with architects and contractors, careful to document each step of the way.
After this long labor of love, we are pleased to now share this historic property with the public as a wedding venue, special events center, and Fine Arts and Antiques Gallery. We hope that our dedication to preservation will encourage others to value and preserve our priceless legacy from past generations.
Winterham Manor House is the perfect place to hold weddings, corporate events, family reunions, birthday parties, showers and vacation getaways. This antebellum, Nationally Registered Jefferson family home is filled with fine arts and antiques. Enjoy its outdoor verandas, patios, flower gardens, century old trees and Hospitality Fountain.
The lawns sweep down to a 15-acre lake with 300 acres of nursery plantings gracing the hills bey.
After a three-year hiatus, and now under new management, Winterham Manor House is ready to host your wedding, special event or come spend a couple of nights at our B&B.
Winterham is designed with you in mind to provide you with the wedding experience you always dreamed of. We work hard to make sure our grounds are beautifully maintained to create a place that is truly magical. We've tailored each room, our hospitality and amenities to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. We hope that our attention to detail and desire to pamper you shines through each and every moment of your stay.