These 13 Wedding Venues Prove Charlottesville is Far From Just a College Town
A college town with abundant charm, Charlottesville boasts some of Virginia's most enchanting wedding venues. From historic venues where founding fathers once trod to wineries draped in rows of grape vines, these 13 venues offer couples classic spots to tie the knot—many of which afford breathtaking views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.
All in the Charlottesville area, these wedding venues are about an hour's drive from Richmond and a little more than a two hour's drive from Washington, DC, which makes it an easy destination for out-of-town guests. Many of the area's in-demand venues are nestled in scenic enclaves in Virginia wine country, but their proximity to downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia means there are ample locales for rehearsal dinners and post-wedding brunches. Check out The Knot Marketplace for hundreds more Charlottesville wedding venues.
The Greencroft Club in Charlottesville, Virginia
Spreading out over 14 acres at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Greencroft Club is an ideal spot for couples looking to wed at a country estate. Couples who book their wedding at the Greencroft Club enjoy the use of the entire property for their big day, including the lawns for the ceremony, the terrace for cocktails, and the dining room that seats up to 130 people.
Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Clifton Inn offers couples a sumptuous setting for hosting their big day. Originally constructed in 1799 for Thomas Jefferson's daughter and husband, the colonial-style manor now serves as one of Charlottesville's most ambient wedding venues. The estate's wine cellar serves as a spot for intimate rehearsal dinners, while the property's various lawns seat anywhere from 150 to 325 for a picturesque outdoor wedding ceremony. Elegant wedding receptions are held underneath The Court Tent.
Keswick Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia
The family-owned and operated Keswick Vineyards and its Edgewood Estate offer a dreamy setting for a couple's special day. The rolling Blue Ridge Mountains overlook vineyard ceremonies, while a large hand-stitched tent hosts seated receptions and a roomy dance floor. Photo ops among the grapevines, in front of the circa-1900s estate home, or alongside the property's fountain are all equally ambient. Plus, this wedding venue has the reception wine covered with a menu of award-winning vintages.
Mount Ida Farm + Vineyard in Charlottesville, Virginia
The Mount Ida Farm + Vineyard sprawls out over 5,000 acres, welcoming weddings to its four unique venues. The horse stable-turned-lodge offers 12,000 square feet of event space, while the event barn offers 8,500 square feet of space, in addition to wide patios. Couples can also wed outdoors in an area called The Water's Edge or bring the party indoors at the vineyard's elegant Tasting Room. The property's event venues are complemented by gorgeous views-- rolling hills, grape vines, and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains.
Old Metropolitan Hall in Crozet, Virginia
Located in the heart of historic Charlottesville, Old Metropolitan Hall is a lovingly restored 1900s building, featuring touches like an original pressed tin ceiling and an upstairs ballroom with romantic chandeliers perfect for wedding receptions. This Downtown Mall event venue features private event space for an intimate ceremony of about 80 people, plus an outdoor patio space for cocktails.
King Family Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia
Just down the road from Monticello, the home of founding father president Thomas Jefferson, King Family Vineyards in Crozet, Virginia gives couples a countryside wedding venue with gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This versatile venue can accommodate weddings all year-round and offers space for both intimate gatherings to larger events of up to 200.
Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia
The Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia, which is tucked amid 1,300 rolling acres, 277 of which are covered in grape vines, can play host to weddings of up to 200 in its Grand Hall or up to 150 in its Barn & Pavilion. For smaller affairs, ranging from two to 20 people, the Trump Winery also has an elopement package. Plus, when couples book a night in the adjoining Albemarle Estate boutique hotel, they'll enjoy all the photo ops that its manicured grounds and gardens afford.
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in North Garden, Virginia
Located in Charlottesville's Wine Country, picturesque Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards offers couples a handful of scenic outdoor spaces to host their wedding. Cocktail hours on Pippin Hill's open-air stone veranda and outdoor ceremonies on its Vineyard Lawn with its mountain views make this venue a wedding photographer's dream. Plus, Reserve Room makes an ambient spot for rehearsal dinners, while the Granary provides a rustic-chic spot for a wedding reception of up to 200 guests.
Boar's Head Resort in Charlottesville, Virginia
Just a few miles from the campus of the University of Virginia, Boar's Head Resort offers couples a great blend of Southern hospitality, luxury amenities, and superb scenery. From microweddings to large soires, Boar's Head can accommodate an array of wedding day dreams, whether indoor or outdoor, across its 600 acres. Couples can say "I do" and host receptions at the resort's Heritage Waterfront, Overlook, Arbor Courtyard, UVA Foundation Lawn, or one of two ballrooms.
James Monroe's Highland in Charlottesville, Virginia
It's not every couple that can say they got married at the home of a U.S. president, but couples who host their wedding at James Monroe's Highland can do just that. The nation's fifth president and his wife Elizabeth spent 40-some years at this property, which neighbors another presidential estate Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, in the rolling hills of Charlottesville. Both the estate house that doubles as a museum, and the property's picturesque grounds, are open for hosting weddings.
The Wool Factory in Charlottesville, Virginia
The Wool Factory is a textile mill-turned-wedding venue located just one mile from downtown Charlottesville. The restored 19th-century factory, which can accommodate weddings of 500-plus, retains its industrial charm while adding sought-after amenities, such as an on-site craft microbrewery and in-house caterers.
Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia
A short 30-minute drive to downtown Charlottesville, Castle Hill Cider offers couples indoor and outdoor settings for their nuptials. An enormous 11,000-square-foot climate-controlled barn provides ample space for large weddings, while the Tasting Room serves as a lovely setting for smaller affairs. Indoor ceremonies can take place in the barn loft, while outdoor ceremonies can stretch out in the surrounding the lawns, the orchards, or the Castle Hill's linden grove.
Verulam Farm in Charlottesville, Virginia
Tucked away on 500 rolling acres in Virginia wine country, Verulam Farm is a working farm with a herd of Friesian horses to prove it. Weddings at Verulam take place in the manor home, replete with "Virginia Gardens" designed by noted landscape architect Charles Gillette; or in the property's Cider Barn, which affords a rustic-chic ambience. Whether the manor or the barn, the surrounding mountain views are equally breathtaking.