Westover Lawn Party

27th Annual Westover Lawn Party

June 3, 2017, 2 to 4 pm.

The Annual Westover Lawn Party is a signature event held each summer at Westover Plantation in Charles City, VA. This event, our largest fundraiser, centers on family and educational activities, live entertainment, great food and both a silent and live auction. Sponsorship is available at all levels with proceeds from the event going to support the James River Association.

2016 Westover Lawn Party Auction Booklet (PDF)

Photos from the 2016 event by Marv Sowers and Amy Bram-Sowers. If you are interested in purchasing prints from the event, contact Amy at pearsaab@yahoo.com.

Westover Lawn Party Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:


Special thanks to the following sponsors:

Dominion Due Diligence
Estes Express Lines
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Lingerfelt Companies
Stamie E. Lyttle Co.
Outside Ventures

Thanks also to:

Battlefield Press
Commonwealth Event Company
Little Fish Designs

Westover Lawn Party Committee

Rob and Andrea Erda, Event Hosts
Sydney Gottwald • Wilson Enochs • Andrea Erda
Muschi Fisher • Danna Flaherty • Jeanine Hinson
Anne Innes • Burns Lewis • Sterling Nichols • Ian Patrick
Robin Ruffin • Sarah Ruffin

2017 Confirmed Live Auction Items… More to come…

WhoDunit? A Murder Mystery Dinner

10 friends will spend a delightful evening at historic Westover Plantation, enjoying the mysterious aura of this 18th century home and trying to determine Whodunit?!

Costumes optional, but highly recommended. A delicious seated dinner will be prepared by White House Catering, complete with wonderful dinner wine.

Donated by Andrea and Rob Erda, Lawrence and Freddie Gray and White House Catering

Game Dinner for 12 on the Banks of the James

Ever imagine how those pheasants at Downton Abbey would taste? How about quail, ducks or dove? How about that perfect cut of venison?

From cocktails on the banks of the James River, a candlelight dinner in the Boyd’s beautiful home and wines skillfully paired to each course, you and your friends have all the ingredients for a perfect evening.

Donated by Julie & Randy Boyd, Anne & Tom Innes, Total Wine and More

Candlelight Dinner For 10 at Dogham

You and your guests will meet at Dogham Farm in Charles City County where hosts will prepare and serve a 5-course dinner featuring game and produce from the fields and forests of Westover, Dogham, and other local plantations.

Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by the fire in the library; or stroll the formal garden while the sun sets. Either way, you will experience an elegant candlelight dinner in a colonial setting that has been enjoyed by guests for over 300 years.

Donated by the Fisher, Mitchell and Archer families

Wine and Oysters: A Match Made in Heaven

A fantastic opportunity to learn more about the oysters we love to eat and the wine we love to drink. Up to 20 individuals will enjoy a feast of a variety of oysters from the Chesapeake Region and the East Coast as well as a wine tasting featuring Chateau Ste. Michelle wines. JRA’s very own CEO Bill Street will be on hand to serve the wine and oysters.

Donated by James River Association

Cocktails on the James

Enjoy a one of a kind experience with 20 of your closest friends as you set sail from Jordan Point Yacht Haven on the James River Association’s 40-foot cruising catamaran and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while aboard.

Enjoy a river cruise, then set your sights on Westover Plantation where you and your party will disembark to tour the house and grounds.

Donated by the James River Association, Rob and Andrea Erda and White House Catering

Stay at Cibolo Creek Ranch

Nestled peacefully in the Chinati Mountains, a true West Texas experience awaits at Cíbolo Creek Ranch. Established in 1857, this Big Bend property is equal parts resort lodging and remote getaway.

It may be only a short drive from the nearby cities of Marfa, Alpine, Marathon and more, but we think you’ll agree – it feels worlds away.

Donated by John Poindexter

Spring Gobbler Hunting for 2

Anyone who has not enjoyed a plantation breakfast put on by Randy Boyd is certainly missing something. The fact that this package also includes the gobbler hunt of a lifetime for an individual or pair makes this auction item a must-have.

Dates are subject to availability in the spring of 2018 and by mutual consent of the donor and the bidder.

Donated by Randy Boyd

2016 Event Photos

Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities

Please join us as a sponsor!

Tent Sponsor: $5,000 (4 opportunities)

  • Signage on large tent
  • One Corporate Table: 10 tickets with JRA party favors and table signage
  • Acknowledgement in Auction Book, including ½ page advertisement
  • Name mentioned on all JRA publications and website highlighting the Westover Lawn Party
  • Special recognition gift honoring sponsorship

Sturgeon Sponsor:  $2,500 (multiple opportunities)

  • Signage in prominent place at event
  • One Corporate Table: 10 tickets with JRA party favors and table signage
  • Acknowledgement in Auction Book, including 1/4 page advertisement
  • Name mentioned on all JRA publications and website highlighting the Westover Lawn Party

Table Sponsor: $1,000 (multiple opportunities)

  • Corporate or family table, including 10 tickets
  • JRA party favors and table signage
  • Acknowledgement in Auction Book

Eagle Sponsor: $500 (multiple opportunities)

  • Signage at the event
  • 4 tickets
  • Acknowledgement in Auction Book

Advertising Sponsor: $250

  • ¼ page ad in Auction Booklet

For more information or questions concerning sponsorship opportunities please contact Sherrie Tribble at stribble@jrava.org.

Silent Auction Donations

If you are interested in donating an item for the Westover Lawn Party’s Live or Silent auction please contact Sherrie Tribble at stribble@jrava.org.

Thank you to our 2016 Silent Auction Donors

Peak Experiences • Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. • The Club at Viniterra • Berkeley Plantation • Shirley Plantation • Andrew Carney Photography • Tycoon Tackle • Tweed • Bon Air Med Spa • Michaels Skin Care • bbgb tales for kids • Chadwick and Sons • Kathy Corbet Interiors • Total Wine and More • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts • The Richmond Symphony • Richmond Downtown Padows • Upper Shirley Vineyards • Dr. Joseph Niamtu III • Edgewood Plantation • Richmond Flying Squirrels • Mrs. Kate Ackerly • Amir Rugs Exchange • Bottoms Up Pizza • Children’s Musuem of Richmond • Cliff Bruce Studio • Cul’s Courthouse Grille • Howler Brothers • JRA Board Members • Kuba Kuba • Opus 9 Steakhouse • Baxter Perkinson • Peter Blair • Richmond Ballet • Schlesinger’s at Pork Warwick • Stonehouse Stables • Two Rivers Country Club

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