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Open Air Logo, dragonflies, The Glebe, Circa 1745

History and Elegance Combined

The Glebe, built in 1745 by the Westover Parish, has been updated with every convenience while keeping its historic charm.  The elegant home provides your wedding with a touch of history and glamour. As a former parsonage, the house is situated amongst 110-acres of woods and farmland filled with picturesque sites to capture your special day. The interior of the 1745 manor features a beautiful open staircase, hardwood floors, fireplaces, and intimate celebration spaces as you prepare for your big day.


Most weddings prefer a seated ceremony in the front yard under the majestic trees with the historic home as the perfect backdrop.  For the larger reception, an elegant tent is provided in the rolling backyard with a 5,000 square foot brick paved patio that can comfortably host up to 300 guests. Additional spaces include an open air barn - perfect for rehearsals or smaller receptions up to 200 guests.  Conveniently located between Richmond and Williamsburg Virginia, your celebration can be filled with dinner, dancing, and celebrating with friends and family in this beautiful historic oasis.​


The Historic Glebe House

The Glebe House of Westover Parish

The Glebe is registered in the Virginia Historic Landmarks and the National Register of Historic Places.  Originally built by Westover Church around 1745 and housed the early church and the ministers, The Glebe is no stranger to weddings.  According to historical records, couples wed at The Glebe etched their initials in the panes of glass.  There are still a few panes of happy couples dating back to 1888.  Due to the historical nature of the Glebe, we cannot continue it on site.  However, each couple will receive a pane of glass engraved with their names and wedding date to keep this tradition alive.  

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Open Air, Circa 1745, event and wedding venue near Richmond VA and Williamsburg VA

Where dragonflies dance and magnolias bloom, anything is possible!

At Open Air, we have over 25 years experience in the event business. We know how to create the perfect atmosphere for that special event. No matter your preferences or special requests, we can make them happen.


At this brand new event venue, your dream day can come to life.


Get in touch to see what we can do for you.

All are welcome.

Whether you want to celebrate one big day or all weekend long, we have options for you

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The Tractor Barn

Up to 200 Guests

The perfect place to host a rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, Sunday Brunch, or whatever part of your celebration you like in this open air covered tractor barn.

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The Glebe House Lawn

Most weddings prefer to hold their ceremony with a seated celebration on the front lawn with the historic Glebe steps and door as the backdrop.  However, you may choose any vista on the expansive lawn that you prefer.

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Tented Back Lawn

Up to 300 Guests

A 60' x 90' tent situated over our 5,000 square foot brick patio has ample space to host your reception, regardless of style.  The back lawn is flanked by a prep area, a catering space, and restroom facilities. 

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Celebrant Suites

You can choose from a variety of different spaces to relax and prepare for your big day:

The Master Suite

The Upstairs Suite

The Basement Suite

The Workshop

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Wedding Packages

Whether you need a day or a weekend, we have a package to suit your celebration

2024 packages start at $9000

Your celebration,

your direction

Catering, florals, photography and any other vendor you can think of to help you personalize your celebration.  While we can recommend vendors, we believe that those choices are personal. Therefore, we allow you to hire vendors that represent your style. 

Please contact us if you would like our list of preferred vendors!

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