Golden Grove Great House is a lovingly renovated Plantation in the rural parish of St Philip Barbados, set within three acres of tropical grounds, Golden Grove is a peaceful idyll away from modern life, with a fascinating history.
In 1908 it was the birthplace of Florence Daysh OBE, one of Barbados’ most notable female politicians and philanthropists, who defeated Errol Barrow in the elections for the Federal West Indies Parliament. Her nickname was “Brown Sugar” indicating an evolution of class and colour in Barbadian life at Golden Grove. There will be some further research done in the grounds over the next few years to discover more.
From small, intimate gatherings centred on the Wedding Arch in our Shade Garden, with a cocktail reception nearby, to formal affairs with 140 seated guests, each wedding at Golden Grove is unique and special. Golden Grove Great House is a perfect place to have your wedding.
We can work with specialists to create memorable Corporate Functions, Fundraisers or Black Tie events given the unique nature of the location. As each Private Hire has its own considerations individual pricing is required. Golden Grove hosted 2 major “all-inclusive” Crop-Over parties in 2013 with over 3,000 people attending. We are available for hire to organizers of such privately-ticketed events during this special period.
Public Event Days
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society has provided exhibits demonstrating the extraordinary history of Golden Grove. These are divided between panels in the main Plantation House covering the breadth of events in outline together with a special more detailed exhibition in the Coach House on a particular aspect (currently Amerindian Life). The Great House, Gardens and Exhibition open for public view to the public in 2014 on special days linked to events with the Barbados Museum and Barbados Community College.