One Newstead Lane
Cartersville, VA 23027
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About Us

Newstead On The James

A Formal, Elegant

Historic Wedding Venue

Featuring a Manor House with

Spacious Grounds and

Sweeping Views


Newstead is centrally located between Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia.

This historic Georgian mansion with elegant Palladian windows and spacious grounds offers a perfect setting for your wedding.  Picturesque formal rooms feature a large bay window that looks out to a long eastern view of the meadowlands and horse paddocks.

Pocket doors allow living and dining areas to become unified; windows, balconies and porches allow the outside and inside of the house to flow into each other so that the outside is brought in and the inside is brought out.

A magnificent huge Magnolia presides over the garden setting.  Wedding vows are exchanged under the Ancient Elms.

At Newstead a 1905 Steinway O graces the twelve by thirty-seven foot grand hallway.  A beautiful staircase awaits the bride.  Use of the Steinway is included in the rental fee.

Newstead can accommodate indoor cocktail receptions for 75.  Add a tent for seated dinner receptions of up to 200 guests within the eleven acre white board fenced grounds.

Owed and Managed by Carol Carper, Certified Wedding Planner (Mission Statement “Create the Feedback Loop of Joy”)

“The Bride’s Planning Book” by Carol Carper is the only resource you need to create the feedback loop of joy. Comprehensive software tools included for organizing, tracking and updating your plans.


Daily Rent:

$1800 January-March

$2250 April-December

$300 garden fee applies when placing chairs, tables or tent on the lawn.

Complete Wedding Planning available at


Peace & Light
Carol Carper

Certified Wedding and Event Planner
Newstead On The James
P.O. Box 45
Cartersville VA 23027
804 375 3666


Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 50
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Covered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 50
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteFull Service Wedding PackagesNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite CateringOnsite Overnight AccommodationsOnsite ParkingOnsite Wedding CakeOnsite Wedding CoordinationOutside Alcohol AllowedOutside Catering AllowedWedding Planner
Venue Style
AntiqueCountryDestinationFairy TaleHistoricTraditionalVintage / Retro
Venue Type
Mansion / Manor