Planning an Event?

Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast has the perfect meeting and event space for any Charlottesville, VA function, from our full-size dining room, adjoined by a beautiful and spacious sitting room, to our lovely glassed-in sun porch.

The first floor is perfect for rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, meetings, luncheons or reunions. The beautiful, lighted brick courtyard is well situated for a cocktail party or mixer.

We provide complete event hosting services for groups of 8 to 45, customizable to suit your group’s needs. Contact our Events Coordinator, Lisa Jones to start planning your event: (434) 989-0251 or

Afternoon Teas

Perfect for birthdays, socializing, and princess parties, our afternoon teas are fun and elegant events. Served in our beautiful first level, this afternoon treat includes delectable foods, refreshments and a variety of teas and mimosas (additional charge).

Professionally served in a private setting, tea at Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast will not soon be forgotten. Per-person rates for a two-hour tea are $26, which includes room rental, food, drink and servers. There is a minimum requirement of eight guests, and a 50% deposit is due at booking.


Over the last thirteen years, Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast has hosted hundreds of bridal and baby showers. Two spacious rooms and a beautiful sun porch offer plenty of options for the perfect customizable shower. Tea, mimosas, hors d’ oeuvres, or three-course meals are all available for our hosts to choose from.

A team of servers will assist throughout your event.


Brunches can be held seven days a week at Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast, accommodating groups of 12 to 40. Ranging from full service, three-course meals to family-style buffets, our experienced staff and servers will be there to replenish and serve your group throughout the your brunch. Private brunches begin after our normal daily breakfast service for guests, and can start as early as 10:30 a.m.


We love parties! From quaint and traditional tea parties, to rehearsal dinners and university functions; the setup at Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast is perfect for your next event. We offer a variety of food options, served buffet-style or plated. Cocktails, wine and beer are available and our space can accommodate up to 40 attendees. Our professional staff will be there to replenish, host and clean, and we take extra measures to make it a relaxed and fun event.