In 1823, esteemed architect Thomas Poindexter designed and constructed a stately manor named Waverly Plantation for Naval Captain John West. West later married Poindexter’s daughter and together they made the plantation into a thriving dairy business. The 600+ acre farm remained in the West family for over 150 years before they sold it to the Lester family in 1976. Changing the name of the property to West Manor Estate, the Lester family continued the Wests’ dairy business until the mid-1990’s when they converted the plantation into a successful bed and breakfast and wedding venue. The Lester family made several stunning additions to Poindexter’s original architecture, including the ballroom and the conservatory, both of which still serve their guests every week.
After nearly two decades as a successful wedding venue, West Manor Estate was purchased in by Entwined Events, making it the third Entwined venue in the greater Lynchburg area. Today, the venue thrives alongside its two sister venues, Bella Rose Plantation and The Bedford Columns. Entwined Events is proud to be a part of this venue’s future, just as we are excited to be a part of yours.