The Clifton is Charlottesville’s premier boutique hotel, restaurant and wedding venue. We offer luxury amenities and exceptional service on 100 acres of pristine Virginia countryside. Our newly renovated property has been mentioned in Architectural Digest and Robb Report. Offering a modern twist on the historic property.
The Clifton Colonial Revival Manor House, built in the late eighteenth century, at the behest of Thomas Mann Randolph and his wife, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Thomas Jefferson's daughter. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the estate officially received the name, "Clifton", by the Wyatt family. The Clifton was painstakingly renovated in the late twentieth century to become an indelible treasure in Charlottesville, Virginia, including the transformation of historic dependencies on the estate: the Livery Stables, Carriage House, Garden Cottages, and The Collina farmhouse into additional guest accommodations. With historic charm, breathtaking views and modern, yet elegant sophistication, The Clifton has become one of the most iconic wedding venues in Virginia.
Enjoy the offerings of our Executive Chef’s seasonal menus, featuring the bounty of our own organic garden. To accompany your meal, the Wine Cellar is stocked with Virginia’s most celebrated wines along with an extensive selection of global vintages. Our professionally trained staff will provide anticipatory service from your guests check in to check out.
Our options include the Manor House with seven rooms and suites; the Carriage House with three rooms – including a two-story bridal suite; the Cottage with two rooms; and the Livery Stables with three suites.
While each room is unique in its design and architecture, what they share are lush, rich interiors and an elegant combination of repurposed antiques, modern furniture, and sophisticated artwork. All are outfitted with fine linens, Malin & Goetz bath products, and modern amenities. Select accommodations have fireplaces, private patios, claw-foot soaking tubs or rainfall showers by Waterworks.
Winter Wedding 2020/2021:
26 Reviews for Clifton Inn LLC
Recommended by 95% of couples
18 User photos
Anika K. · Married on 05/29/2021
Highly, highly recommend.
We were originally supposed to get married at the Clifton on 5/23/20. And then ... COVID-19 happened. The health of our guests, even two months from now, seemed too at-risk to proceed as planned. The Clifton could not have been more gracious, flexible, and understanding. They allowed us to move our date with no penalty. We'll be forever grateful to them for their team's support and generosity and CANNOT wait to celebrate - safely - on this gorgeous property.Sent on 03/21/2020
Sarah B. · Married on 11/07/2020
Dream wedding weekend
We held our wedding weekend at The Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, VA Nov. 6-8, 2020 and we couldn't be more pleased with our entire experience! Phyllis (Events Manager) and the entire team at The Clifton were wonderful to work with and went above and beyond for us throughout the entire planning process. When we first called The Clifton about our wedding, Phyllis was warm and extremely transparent about what the hotel could offer and what they couldn't along with an extremely straightforward pricing structure for the exclusive buyout weekend we had in mind -- after more than a dozen prospective venue calls you realize just how rare this is when you call a hotel about a wedding! She worked closely with our equally outstanding wedding planner, Kennon Ibbeken, to ensure the hotel team and our vendors were all on the same page for the logistics. As with all weddings, we ran into hiccups here and there, and Phyllis/The Clifton team were flexible in helping us come up with solutions that met our needs. Additionally, the Chef and catering team delivered a wedding reception meal that was every bit as delicious and beautifully presented as the 5-star tasting. The premises are picturesque and every guest will feel like their particular accommodations are both comfortable and unique. Over the course of planning our wedding (which we did in just 11 weeks!) we felt that every member of their team -- Phyllis, Ann, Liz, Jesse, Emily, Luda, Casey, and many more! -- were personally invested in us having a memorable, beautiful, COVID-19 safe, and relaxing experience. They certainly delivered!Sent on 12/14/2020
Rachel · Married on 09/12/2020
The Staff Were Amazing and Helpful Venue Space BEAUTIFUL
I cannot rave enough about how amazing the staff at The Clifton Inn were for my entire wedding process. My newly husband and I planned for a wedding in Paris, France for over a year and half and cancelled due to COVID. We first stayed at The Clifton for what would have been our wedding weekend in May 2020 and fell in love with the beautiful venue, delicious food and wonderful staff. The staff members knew we had to cancel our wedding and they surprised us with a bottle of champagne in our rooms with a note written in french. We decided to book this venue with for our September 12th wedding date and worked very closely with Phyllis who went above and beyond in helping us make our wedding day special and easy. Phyllis was very attentive to all our questions and needs, assisted in all the setup of the venue and worked very closely with us during our rehearsal for the big day! Also a huge shoutout to Stephanie, Maggie and Liz who also went above and beyond with accommodating our guests to their needs, always being cheerful and accommodating as well as providing everyone a great experience for not only our wedding but our weekend getaway there. The view of the Blue ridge mountains were spectacular to have as a backdrop for our ceremony, the infinity pool with the cabanas was a great place to relax and looked beautiful for where our cocktail hour was located. All the rooms were unique and upgraded. I cant wait to go back soon!Sent on 09/18/2020
Oh my goodness! The Clifton Inn is simply gorgeous...breathtaking! For the joyful, romantic, classic bride, Clifton Inn has everything you could want, all with gorgeous views!
When I play my harp for events at the Clifton Inn, I'm always impressed with their seamless coordination of every tiny detail while family and guests themselves from beginning to end!
I am a wedding officiant and I officiate at over 50 weddings a season. Clifton Inn stands out of all the many venues I frequent. The staff is on task. Clifton has it's own wedding coordinator, too, which means a lot. There is one person who knows the venue inside and out, and can act as interface between the couple getting married, the guests, the wedding party, and the establishment. The grounds of course, are beautiful to behold, and well maintained. I have not eaten a meal there, but the hors d'oeuvres are fabulous--as is the wine. I