Welcome to Leafwood, a charming manor home exuding southern hospitality, situated in the heart of “Rivah” Country. Leafwood is located in the triangle of Saluda, Urbanna and Deltaville, 23 miles from Williamsburg, one hour from Richmond and 2 hours from Washington DC.
Imagine strolling across beautifully landscaped lawns where others have walked for hundreds of years among boxwoods, magnolias, and a lush variety of other plantings. Dance the night away under the stars. Start a new southern custom or celebrate age old traditions such as burying a bottle of bourbon exactly one month before the wedding at the ceremony site.
Experience: A country retreat right in the village of Saluda with easy access for your guests.
If you are looking for an intimate and totally private wedding venue to treat your guests to the experience of a lifetime, you are in the right place!
Leafwood has quite a storied past and is a home important to the history of Middlesex County.
1781 – The Home was originally part of Clark’s Neck Plantation and has been added to and updated over the years to the current impressive manor home reflecting the style of a gracious country manor home.
1856 – The home was sold to O.J. Marston who enlarged it, adding bedrooms to the left of the hall, both upstairs and down. He also added a large room to the back as a dining room. Mr. Marston was a prominent business man in the county founding a drug store.
1910 – Colonel John R. Saunders, who was Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia and his wife purchased the home, which remained in the family for the next 93 years.
2003 – Dr. and Mrs. Brockett Muir purchased the home from the Saunders family and lovingly restored and updated the home. Dr. Muir was an avid gardener, artist and sailor. He and Mrs. Muir were very active in the local community and greatly respected and loved.
2011 – Judy and John Young, lifelong missionaries who traveled extensively, purchased the home and operated it as a Bed and Breakfast.
2017 – The new owners, Grady and Angeline Frame are thrilled to be the next generation of caretakers and owners of Leafwood. They own a publishing and advertising business and have been in the wedding and event industry for over 15 years.
They are thrilled to open their home to couples and their guests for the ultimate wedding experience. Each wedding will reflect the same thought and care as if they were hosting family or friends. Their complete list of preferred and carefully curated vendors will provide exquisite detail to each and every wedding held at Leafwood.
Leafwood was featured on the prestigious Historic Garden Week in 2008.