Begin your new life together with the lush elegance of The Garden Wedding. Here, in the intimate 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 on the stately brick walkway through the filigree wrought-iron gates. It is a short walk from the Garden to the William duPont Gallery where you and your guests can enjoy cocktails in the fabled Red Room and Gallery, and then dine and dance the night away in the beautiful Grand Salon.
Take your vows beside the romantic canopy of the Madison Temple nestled among the 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 with a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Montpelier estate, and the famed Steeplechase Racetrack.
Exchange vows at the symbol of Montpelier: the Madison Temple, designed and built by James Madison, with a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge. Then stroll across the picturesque home's front yard by candlelight to the William duPont Gallery for a festive reception. There you will enjoy cocktails in the Gallery and the famous reinstalled Red Room among the treasures of a bygone era. Retire to the Grand Salon for a sit-down repast beneath the duPonts' gold-leafed chandelier.