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City Council approves Braehead Manor plan to hold outdoor events

Fredericksburg City Council just approved a request from the owners of Braehead Manor to operate an outdoor venue for events such as weddings.

Four members of the public expressed their support of the project including neighbor David Eadie who said he and his wife, Doris, had toured the bed and breakfast and were impressed with it.

“I think it’s a great place to have these events,” Eadie said. “My wife and I are fully in favor of it.”

Braehead Manor is a Greek Gothic Revival-style home built in 1859 that sits within the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Owners Robert and Diana Almy made extensive renovations to the home at 123 Lee Drive before opening it as a bed and breakfast in September.

The couple now plans to hold weddings and related events on their property, which totals 28 acres.

City staff had recommend the permit be approved for just two years but council removed that condition.


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