Greetings friends! 

After a year of saying “we hope to see you all at Garth Newel soon”, we can excitedly announce that our “hope” is soon to be a reality!  We plan to open our doors for live events for our 2021, 10-week Summer Chamber Music Festival which runs July 4th weekend through Labor Day weekend. The venue will be open in compliance with guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health with limited-capacity seating for live concerts in Herter Hall, enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures, and protocols that promote safety. We will be updating our website soon with the schedule of events, so be sure to check back for more details!

Garth Newel Music Center is committed to the health and wellness of our clients, guests, and staff, and our staff members have completed OSHA’s “Workplace Infectious Disease Control” training. Your safety is paramount to us and our guests are expected to adhere to the following procedures:

1. All reservations must be made in advance; there will be absolutely no admittance without prior online reservation in order to ensure that we adhere to strict capacity limits.

2. Capacity will be limited to 40 individuals in compliance with the statewide Executive Order.

3. Concerts will be held in the 3,000 square foot Herter Hall, leaving ample space for physical-distancing of six feet between parties – required at all times before, during, and after the event.

4. All attendees must wear masks at all times.

5. All attendees are encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entrance and use of restrooms.

6. Individuals in a single household may sit together but must observe social distancing from other attendees.

7. All chairs and surfaces will be sanitized before and after the performance.

We will update you as restrictions begin to loosen and the guidelines change. 

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon at beautiful Garth Newel!


Shawn Puller
Executive Director

Food & Lodging

Make Those Special Dreams Come True

Imagine life at a country estate built in the 1920’s and you unlock the magic that is the Garth Newel Music Center.  Music, art, fine food, and exquisite landscapes are the centerpieces of this unique experience, and it can be yours to enjoy.

Perhaps you are planning to attend a concert and spend the night, or you are creating a special weekend (or weekday) getaway for two. Maybe you are planning a lavish country wedding or a family reunion and want a unique setting that also offers fine food, gracious hospitality, and a variety of venues from which to choose.

The 114 acre Garth Newel Music Center, located in the beautiful County of Bath in the Virginia’s Western Highlands, provides you with that magical place in which to make those special dreams come true.

See our lodging details

The Concert Dining Experience

At the Garth Newel Music Center, music is the first course! We have a long tradition of culinary excellence paired with inspiring performances. An artist in his own right, Chef Josh Elliott is known as the fifth member of the Garth Newel Piano Quartet.  Complete the entire Garth Newel Experience by joining us for our post-concert dinners or picnics. Enjoy the company of the musicians in some of the most extraordinary dinner table conversation you will ever have as life long friendships are made here. Come feast your senses! Seating is limited, so plan ahead!


In addition to preparing wonderful meals that follow and complement our musical performances, Chef Josh Elliott and his team help create the menus you desire.  Whether it is baked goods, appetizers, boxed lunches, carry-out, or a fully catered gourmet meal, our team is prepared to work with you.


Weddings and Special Events

A special day deserves a special space!

Host your next special event on our beautiful mountainside property. Whether you are having a small, intimate wedding, an elegant rehearsal dinner,  a business work session or retreat, a sophisticated tea or a casual barbecue our team is on hand to create the event you desire. We offer a variety of menus, services and amenities to insure your special day is perfect. We offer both indoor and outdoor settings with a variety of vistas and landscapes from which to choose. Our concert hall can be transformed into a wedding chapel, a meeting room or a reception area.  The concert hall, complete with stage, provides a variety of set ups for any event, and during the colder months, offers the added amenity of two wood burning fireplaces. The hall features a covered patio providing an ideal reception and cocktail area, as well as outdoor meeting or dining space. Smaller weddings and gatherings can also be held in the Manor House, where your event will take on the feeling of “being in your own country estate home . . . away from home”.