With scenic landscapes and gorgeous vineyards, several historic sites, and numerous non-traditional and traditional venues, Charlottesville and the surrounding Albemarle County offers plenty of options when it comes to tying the knot and creating a perfect, memorable wedding day. Couples can choose to have their special day in lively and charming downtown Charlottesville, or escape to the country and enjoy the spectacular mountain vistas as their backdrop. There is a wedding venue in this area of the Blue Ridge Mountains for almost any budget and style.
© The Clifton
The Clifton offers gorgeous views, historic charm, and elegant, yet modern sophistication, which has led the property to become one of the Charlottesville area’s most iconic venues for weddings ceremonies and receptions. Couples can choose to rent The Clifton for just the wedding day or stay the entire weekend for the most relaxing wedding weekend, allowing the couple and closest friends and family to relax on Thursday, have a rehearsal dinner on Friday, the wedding on Saturday, and the ending with a Sunday brunch. Twenty individually appointed rooms and guest cottages are available at the property with double occupancy.
1296 Clifton Inn Dri, Charlottesville, VA 22911, Phone: 434-971-1800
2.The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative is located near the Downtown Mall of Charlottesville, right across the Belmont Bridge. Not the typical “white box” art gallery, the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative acts as a host to a variety of events and programs, film screenings, live performance, galler exhibits, and much more. It also serves as a venue available for rental for events like weddings, parties, dinners, and more. A handful of tables are available for small events, as well as around fifty chairs. The venue also includes a small kitchen, with a prep area, sinks, and a refrigerator.
209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Phone: 434-218-2060
© Graduate Charlottesville
The Graduate Charlottesville is located along the town’s historic Main Street and overlooks The Corner. Mountainous views and emerald, blue, and rose hues of the landscape are showcased in each room of the hotel. The property offers event spaces for the wedding day and a place for hosting all of the festivities leading up to it. The Piedmont Ballroom boasts an elegant setting for wedding receptions, while Camp Ten Four offers sweeping views of the city. The ballroom can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 170 guests, or divided for a more intimate setting.
1309 West Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 434-295-4333
4.Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
© Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Along with being a vineyard and farm, the Pippin Hill Farms and Vineyards has become a beautiful wedding venue near Charlottesville, Virginia. Hosting wedding throughout the year, couples can choose from a variety of both outdoor and indoor venues, weather permitting. The facilities at Pippin Hill Farm are known for being accommodating and versatiles, designed to be able to maximize the fresh open air during the spring and summer seasons, as well as the cozy warmth and crisp light of the autumn and winter seasons. Pippin Hill also offers customized menus for both rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions.
5022 Plank Rd, North Garden, VA 22959, Phone: 434-202-8063
© Guildford Farm
The Guildford Farm is only a short distance from the downtown area of Charlottesville, Virginia, nestled away in the heart of the state’s wine country with a history that dates back to before the Civil War. The grounds provide a great venue for farm weddings, offering a bit of country right outside the city. Guildford Farm boasts approximately 150 acres of picturesque and peaceful countryside in central Virginia, consisting of a rustic barn, a historic and stately farmhouse, shaded lakeshores, and gentle rolling pastures. With the expansiveness of the property, there is plenty of space to choose from for wedding events.
743 Welsh Run Rd, Ruckersville, VA 22968, Phone: 434-985-3140
© Verulam Farm
The Verulam Farm is located in the countryside of Charlottesville, within the center of historic Virginia. The grounds of the farm include a barn and a house that have hosted special events for around a century. Verulam Farm is maintained under conservation agreements with the state and federal government, ensuring the setting stays undeveloped and pristine, which provides beautiful scenery for events in the Virginia countryside, leading to the property being a popular wedding venue. The farm is also conveniently only around three miles away from University of Virginia, offering a rustic barn wedding venue close to the city.
99 Bloomfield Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 434-264-5059
Monticello is perhaps one of the most famous historic sites in the state of Virginia, as well as a popular wedding venue in Charlottesville, Virginia. Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the former home of Thomas Jefferson, the stunning estate now offers couples a chance to have a bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, or wedding reception within a gorgeous and historic setting. A wedding at Monticello includes full venue access from 11:00am until 11:00pm, on-site support staff, photo session before the wedding day, a complimentary tour of the first floor of Monticello for twenty-five people, and much more.
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Phone: 434-984-9800
8.Old Metropolitan Hall
© Old Metropolitan Hall
The Old Metropolitan Hall provides a unique and almost enchanting venue for wedding ceremonies in Charlottesville, from gorgeous chandeliers sparking in the space to the natural light flowing in from the historic Downtown Mall. The wedding venue can accommodate up to one hundred guests, providing a charming and quaint spot for celebrating with family and close friends. Couples receive exclusive use of the Old Metropolitan Hall for their wedding event, as well as any of the essential amenities for the celebration. For larger ceremonies, the venue partners with The Sanctuary at the Haven, with receptions at the Old Metropolitan Hall.
101 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Phone: 434-260-7144
9.Omni Charlottesville Hotel
The Omni Charlottesville Hotel is located on the city’s historical Downtown Mall and provides a level of service that is hard to match in the area, as well as accommodations for the wedding party and guests in the same location. Made up of both the West and East ballrooms of the hotel, the Jefferson Ballroom provides an ideal wedding venue for an elaborate buffet or seated dinner reception for up to four hundred guests. The Atrium offers space for a smaller wedding ceremony or a cocktail hour and boasts an outdoors feel with its seven-stories of glass.
212 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 434-971-5500
10.Panorama Event Barn
The Panorama Event Barn is made up of rolling countryside and stunning views less than thirty minutes away from downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The event barn is set on the grounds of the Panorama Farms, which has been owned and operated by the Murray family since the year 1953. The wedding venue is able to accommodate up to two hundred guests with several layout configurations and tent locations available. Couples can select their full-service caterer for stationed, family-style, buffet, or pre-plated meals during the reception. Rentals of the Panorama Event Barn include a restroom trailer, chairs, and tables.
3550 Reas Ford Ln, Earlysville, VA 22936, Phone: 434-962-0182
© Penny Heart
The private wedding venue known as Penny Heart is situated in the center of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall within close proximity to many hotels, bars, restaurants, and shops. The elegant, yet simple event space is ideal for an array of different wedding events in addition to ceremonies and receptions, such as farewell brunch, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties for the wedding weekend, bridal showers, and engagement parties. The staff of Penny Heart strives to make the wedding event as seamless as possible, from design to execution, so that couples are able to relax during the entire planning process.
223-223 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Phone: 434-234-3662
12.Knight's Gambit Vineyard
© Knight's Gambit Vineyard
The Knight's Gambit Vineyard is a family-owned and operated solar-powered vineyard that produces estate wines. The property consists of more than five acres of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, and Petit Verdot located in Virginia’s Monticello AVA, situated on the rolling hillside of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. The grounds of the Knight’s Gambit Vineyard offer panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains and the acres of vineyard, ideal for any couple looking to have a winery wedding with beautiful scenery in the backdrop, along with offering event space for rehearsal dinners and other private events.
2218 Lake Albemarle Rd, Charlottesville, VA, Phone: 434-566-1168
13.The Barn at Turkey Ridge
© The Barn at Turkey Ridge
The Barn at Turkey Ridge is what many people may picture when they close their eyes and think of the word “barn.” Each angle of the place is an opportunity for photos throughout the beautifully rustic and authentic stone barn. The barn was once the home of several horses, a pig, and couple of cows, but has now been transformed into a venue for weddings and other special events. The wood interior, exposed beams, and slats create a rustic, inviting, and warm atmosphere that’s great for a quintessential barn wedding. The hayloft serves as a lounge to relax in before the event.
3973 Red Hill Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 434-979-0029
© Greencroft Club
The Greencroft Club of Charlottesville is situated at the base of the scenic and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, only a couple of miles from the historic downtown area of the city. The clubhouse features a country home atmosphere perfect for couples looking to have a cozy setting for intimate, small weddings, or even large ceremonies and receptions. An ideal venue for any country club wedding, the Greencroft Club is known for its gracious hospitality and culinary delights. Both outdoor and indoor spaces are available for events, including large tents, as well as a Special Events Coordinator to assist with planning and logistics.
575 Rodes Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 434-296-5597
15.Fry's Spring Beach Club
© Fry's Spring Beach Club
Fry's Spring Beach Club in Charlottesville, Virginia offers a number of unique event spaces available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, ranging from a poolside casual setting to a formal, elegant ballroom. Nestled away in the historic, charming, and private neighborhood of Fry’s Spring, the club provides couples and their guests with city convenience within a rural atmosphere. More than one hundred marking parking spots are available, as well as a grassy field for overflow. For larger weddings, couples can reserve the Red Room and the Ballroom, while The Garden Terrace is great for smaller, more intimate weddings.
2512 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 434-296-4181
The Draftsman, a part of the Autograph Collection of Marriott, is a boutique hotel situated in the heart of Charlottesville’s downtown area. Elegant and full of light, the venues for receptions at the hotels provide a great spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can serves their wedding guests a menu consisting of farm-to-table, locally sourced delicious cuisine in either The Jefferson, the largest of the venues with a maximum capacity of 115 guests, or at the rooftop event space that overlooks downtown. A wedding planner is available at The Draftsman to assist in coordinating every element of the wedding.
1106 West Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 434-984-8000
17.The Event Barn at Mount Ida Farm
© The Event Barn at Mount Ida Farm
The Event Barn at Mount Ida Farm can be found just on the outskirts of Charlottesville on a secluded sanctuary spanning across five thousand acres, offering an abundant amount of space for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other private events. The Event Barn is a renovated historic barn consisting of 8,500 square feet and features a stone fireplace measuring thirty feet in height. The venue provides guests with an excellent estate setting combined with vibrant vineyards, a waterfront location for ceremonies, and holling hills. Mount Ida Farm offers high-speed internet, catering kitchens, chairs and tables, lighting, and much more for events.
6903 Blenheim Rd, Charlottesville, VA 24590, Phone: 434-566-5562
18.The Ivy Inn Restaurant
© The Ivy Inn Restaurant
The The Ivy Inn Restaurant is situated within close distance to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and serves seasonal, locally inspired American fare. The restaurant consists of four different dining rooms within the historic house, as well as a spacious tented outdoor garden patio. The Ivy Inn Restaurant hosts an array of private events, including rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, bridal luncheons, birthday parties, cocktail receptions, and corporate dinners among others. The outdoor tented patio and dining rooms can be rented and used in a number of different combinations depending on the needs of the event.
2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 434-977-1222
19.The Jefferson Theater
The Jefferson Theater is lcoated within the historic Downtown Mall of Charlottesville, Virginia and was founded back in the year 1912, used as a theater for vaudeville acts, silent movies, and a historic myriad of live performances, ranging from The Three Stooges to the famous Harry Houdini. The theater was closed for some time, undergoing a full restoration that modernized the facilities and highlight the vintage architecture, and then reopened in November of 2009. Now a venue for events, the Jefferson Theater includes new heating and and central air systems, a restored balcony, and full-service bars on two levels.
110 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Phone: 434-245-4980
20.The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm
© The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm
The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm is one of the farm’s venues for events. Formerly used as a horse stable during the early part of the 1900’s and later as a cattle barn, The Lodge, and Mount Ida Farm and Vineyards in general, is now a popular destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The original oak frame of The Lodge has been preserved, providing a dramatic expanse, featuring vaulted ceiling almost thirty feet high. The now 12,000-square-foot building offers a good amount of flexibility for events, with oversized double glass doors that lead out to the spacious wood deck.
6903 Blenheim Rd, Charlottesville, VA 24590, Phone: 434-566-5562
21.The Space Downtown
The Space Downtown offers delicious cuisine, upscale ambiance, an exclusive use of event space for a variety of different private events in Charlottesville, Virginia, including wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. With a convenient location within the downtown historic district, The Space Downtown is well equipped with any amenities needed for hosting events that range from intimate, small celebration to grand affairs and large company events. The environment of the venue is one that aims to inspire couples and their guests to create cherished memories during the wedding celebration, with every detail taken care of by the professionals staff.
210 Water St West, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Phone: 434-284-1181
22.University of Virginia Inn at Darden
© University of Virginia Inn at Darden
The University of Virginia Inn at Darden is located in the North Grounds area and offers an ideal backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Conveniently situated on the campus of the University of Virginia, and close to the downtown area, the property provides a complete wedding package to create the romantic setting that couples dream of for their special day. A variety of excellently appointed reception and banquet spaces are available at the University of Virginia Inn at Darden, each tailored to create a wedding day that’s won’t be easy to forget, along with an in-house catering team.
10 Duffy Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: 434-297-7384
Zocalo is Charlottesville’s popular Latin American restaurant that also serves as one of the city’s event venues, hosting rehearsal dinners, weddings, corporate events, university events, and more. The word “zocalo” means “meeting place” or “center of town,” which is a great name for a place where family and friends gather, whether if it’s for a meal or a wedding. Located in heart of the Downtown Mall of historic Charlottesville, the restaurant serves contemporary Latin-inspired fare within a modern and warm setting, using flavors from Mexico, South America, and Spain with just right amount of spice and boldness.
201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Phone: 434-977-4944
24.Barn at Edgewood
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The Barn at Edgewood offers a spectacular venue for a wedding or other special event, as well as an escape for the chaos of everyday life. The Edgewood Farm can be found less than forty minutes away from the center of Charlottesville and only a few hours from Washington, D.C. with everything people need from civilization combined with seclusion that’s perfect for any wedding. Weddings held at the Barn at Edgewood include the ceremony site of choice, on-site parking, on-site wedding rehearsal, suites for both the groom and bride, chairs and tables, bistro lights, decorations, and more.
777 Beazley Rd, Stanardsville, VA 22973, Phone: 434-202-3961
24 Best Charlottesville Wedding Venues
- The Clifton, Photo: The Clifton
- The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Photo: andriychuk/stock.adobe.com
- Graduate Charlottesville, Photo: Graduate Charlottesville
- Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, Photo: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
- Guildford Farm, Photo: Guildford Farm
- Verulam Farm, Photo: Verulam Farm
- Monticello, Photo: /stock.adobe.com
- Old Metropolitan Hall, Photo: Old Metropolitan Hall
- Omni Charlottesville Hotel, Photo: kite_rin/stock.adobe.com
- Panorama Event Barn, Photo: midlight/stock.adobe.com
- Penny Heart, Photo: Penny Heart
- Knight's Gambit Vineyard, Photo: Knight's Gambit Vineyard
- The Barn at Turkey Ridge, Photo: The Barn at Turkey Ridge
- Greencroft Club, Photo: Greencroft Club
- Fry's Spring Beach Club, Photo: Fry's Spring Beach Club
- The Draftsman, Photo: Kadmy/stock.adobe.com
- The Event Barn at Mount Ida Farm, Photo: The Event Barn at Mount Ida Farm
- The Ivy Inn Restaurant, Photo: The Ivy Inn Restaurant
- The Jefferson Theater, Photo: Nomad_Soul/stock.adobe.com
- The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm, Photo: The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm
- The Space Downtown, Photo: Angelov/stock.adobe.com
- University of Virginia Inn at Darden, Photo: University of Virginia Inn at Darden
- Zocalo, Photo: Zocalo
- Barn at Edgewood, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
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