“Thank you so much for all you did to make Nicole and Josh’s big day so special! The reception was absolutely perfect. We enjoyed every second of it. Our guests were completely impressed with the Bistro’s atmosphere, the food, your staff and the music. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer evening!” – LA and Jill
A White Dog wedding is a cherished memory created with thoughtful attention to every detail. Our courteous and professional staff will assist you with every aspect of your special day from florists to musicians, DJ to photographers. There’s no limit to our preparation and execution and it’s all covered under one roof.
Our tradition of fresh farm-to-table cuisine and fine service will allow you to breathe easy and enjoy your special day with family, friends and of course your special someone all in our Georgian-revival style setting.
The Bistro unites artistry, simplicity and elegance with beautiful fireplaces set in a classic 1840’s southern mansion. Windows and glass-paned doors along the outside wall allow natural light to stream-in; then if you’re looking for a more upbeat and causal vibe you have the option of adjourning to either the indoor/outdoor Key West inspired bar or spacious outdoor courtyard for dancing or you can start here with your outdoor cocktail hour all served on silver trays butler-style. This is an area where we can accommodate your additional guests as well. All areas provide a sense of warmth, serenity and comfort for your reception.
Two bars, two Restaurants and one large outdoor courtyard – whatever you need you’ll find it here at The White Dog Bistro!
“You made our event soooo special thank your staff for us.” – Hathern Family
The cornerstone of all our events is our authentic regional cuisine with each menu highlighting the fresh and healthy produce from local farmers, specialty micro suppliers and purveyors. Our Chef uses only the freshest ingredients and can create inspired dishes that are not limited to our set menu.
We know wine is an integral part of most dining experiences and our extensive list has been recognized for Excellence in the Mathews area. Our wine master is available to assist you in pairing wines specific to your taste, budget and menu.
“Our 25th Anniversary event at your restaurant could not have gone better. You thought of everything, it was so nice that we could just sit back and enjoy our guests knowing everything was under control.” – Ted and Sally
All Weddings include our intimate dining rooms with seating capacity for 75 + guests. A cocktail hour with open bar featuring premium brands of liquor, beers and wine plus three additional hours of open bar during the reception (cash bar also available to reduce costs) Champagne Toast (A non-alcoholic option is available). All menus include a selection of our artisan breads, a custom wedding cake designed and created by one of our bakers. Beautiful white marble tables, cloth napkins and also an event coordinator to assist with planning and orchestrating your special wedding reception.
The White Dog Bistro is on both the Virginia and National historic registries under the Lane hotel. It was also for many years the home of famous Cecil B. DeMille actress Toby Wing. So come get lost in the past while savoring the present; have the Greatest Wedding in History!
Come discover The White Dog Bistro and let us turn your dreams into reality.
To schedule a tour or receive a price quote, email us or
call 804-725-7680 to speak with our Wedding Coordinator.
“We really get what you are doing at The White Dog Bistro, I wanted to drop you this quick note to let you know it did not go unnoticed! The new upholstered furniture, the handmade glassware even the Reed & Baron flatware was impeccable yet unexpected; the food & service were in a word fantastic. Thank you so much for making our birthday party a huge success. I’m so glad we chose you.” – Thanks again, Carol