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Hanover Tavern

Since the 18th century, Hanover Tavern has served as a public gathering place offering food and hospitality for travelers. On the National Register of Historic Places, the Tavern was the home to Patrick Henry and was frequently visited by Revolutionary armies and Civil War troops. It is a stop on the Civil War Trails and the Road to Revolution (Patrick Henry) trail. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, Coach House, smokehouse, and self-guided audio tour. The Tavern offers a full service restaurant and pub and is also the Hanover home for Virginia Repertory Theatre. Visit the website for family programs, events, entertainment, tours, and menus as well as a list of theatrical performances. Hanover Tavern is a 200+ year-old building providing a unique setting for drama productions and musical concerts. There is a 155 seat theater and a separate multi-purpose Coach House building as well as smaller, more intimate rooms. Full service restaurant and pub.

Student Performance Venue
  • Hours (General Information): Monday & Tuesday CLOSED Wed-Thurs 11am – 9pm Fri-Sat 11am – 10pm Sunday 11am – 8pm Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm
  • Parking:
    • Free
    • Motorcoach
  • Attraction Fee: $5.00 per person for self-guided audio tour of the historic building. Advanced reservations required for groups of 10 or more.
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  • Restaurant Price Range: $$$
  • # of Restaurants: 1
  • Open Table: yes
  • Offer limited menu for groups with price point:
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  • Maximum Group Size: 300
Student Performance Venue
  • Are performances held indoors, outdoors or both?: Both
  • Audience Seating Capacity: 156 theater, 200 Coach House
  • Does a group need to apply for a performance?:
Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space
  • Description No matter what kind of event you’re planning, Hanover Tavern offers a variety of unique and elegant alternatives to traditional banquet halls or conference facilities. All of our rooms are well-appointed and spacious, and create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your gathering. The Nelson Taylor Room The elegantly rustic Taylor Room highlights a wood-beamed ceiling and rich warm room tones. This cozy atmosphere with working fireplace, can accommodate 50 seated guests, while additional space may be utilized in the adjoining Pub. Capacity (seated): 50 Capacity (standing): 60 Veranda The lovely glassed-in Veranda allows the sun to cascade year-round into this light and airy space. This cheery porch can be combined with the Historic Rooms for additional space. This room is perfect for bridal luncheons and rehearsal dinners. Capacity (seated): 48 Capacity (standing): 60 The Coach House The Coach House and brick patio are an elegant settings for indoor/outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Using an early 19th century stable at Hickory Hill Plantation in Hanover County as inspiration, the architectural firm Carlton Abbott & Partners designed a 3,200 square foot building that, while remaining respectful of the historic site, incorporates modern amenities such as private restrooms, audio/visual system, and adjacent guest parking. Capacity (seated): 160 Capacity (standing): 250 Entire Tavern The Tavern is perfect for your wedding or next big event! Minimums apply. Capacity (seated): 250 Capacity (standing): 300
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Theatre Capacity 155
  • Banquet Capacity 300
  • Number of Rooms 4