Winterham Wedding and Event Venue in Amelia County, VA, 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 began in the early 1700’s when Edward Booker patented 2000 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 is the perfect place to hold 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 beyond.

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. 

The newly remodeled and historically  preserved Italianate Jefferson family home, now called  Winterham has it all--one of Richmond's finest wedding venues.  



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 on the columned front porch. 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 Clear-span Event Tent. This space keeps your reception close to the sights while providing a luxurious interior. Ceiling draperies, lighting, and Brazilian wood floors, elevate the outdoor space to a romantic scene. 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 great Virginian venue to host your special day.

Ceremony Site

Gorgeous lake view with Versailles Pavilion,
the Manor House Façade, the Lovers Tree and the Garden Gazebo.


Spacious Rooms

Our rooms offer the elegance, class and comfort you have been looking for your whole life

Where History meets Elegance