Guests can unload their vehicles between the seven row cottages and the Maryland or Pennsylvania Houses; after unloading, vehicles must be moved to the parking area located south of the Lower Pavilion. Parking is prohibited along the gravel road between Maryland House, PA House, 7 row cottages, lawns or other grassy areas. This is due to Fire Regulations and accessibility to these areas by emergency vehicles. Handicap parking will be the only exception to this rule. This policy will be strictly adhered to and towing will be enforced if necessary. For guests staying in the "Uphill" cottages, there is some additional parking next to Atkeson Cottage and in front of Brown and Art Hall.
MESSAGES / TELEPHONES / INTERNET
Messages will be posted on the message board by the Virginia House front desk. If the message is urgent, we will deliver it to the coordinator for your group. Normal Shrine Mont office hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. When Shrine Mont is open The Virginia House front desk is staffed from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm. In case of emergency Shrine Mont's main number can be reached 24 hours a day. There are phones available for guests in the hotel lobby area. A prepaid calling card or your long-distance carrier pin # is needed for dialing long distance. The Virginia House and Tucker Lodge complex now offer complimentary wireless Internet access. Call for more information.
Your bedrooms are designed to be restful and relaxing. There are no telephones or televisions in the rooms. No air conditioning. We have very few security concerns and a full time night security. Room keys are available if requested.
WHAT TO BRING
Extra pillows if desired, pool towels, toiletries, rain gear, flashlight, bug spray, casual attire and a fan.
Weddings are scheduled around Shrine Mont conference schedules. Saturday afternoon weddings are difficult due to conferences using the facilities for meetings, etc. Approval is needed prior to arranging a date with Shrine Mont by the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Once the couple has approval, a letter is mailed to Shrine Mont's Director stating approval. At that point Shrine Mont can look into availability. Please note that approval from the Bishop's office does not guarantee availability for your wedding.
The policy concerning the use of alcoholic beverages at Church functions, or on the property of Shrine Mont by any guests will be as follows:
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