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$15,000 starting price
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$65 starting price
$15,000 starting price
$15,000 starting price
$65 starting price


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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.

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.


  • The Manor House - Accommodating up to 100 guests seated on the Terrace and 60 guests seated on The Veranda
  • The Court Tent - Accommodating up to 250 guests seated
  • For Ceremonies - The Front Lawn with seating up to 200, The Croquet Lawn with seating up to 100
  • Rain Plan - Veranda or Tented Terrace (Tent rentals may be arranged for Front Lawn or Croquet Lawn) Just beyond the pergola of our tranquil and relaxing infinity pool at The Clifton is our 60’x100’ Sailcloth Court Tent. Nestled in a beautifully forested area of our rural and sprawling 100-acre property, the Court Tent is the premier outdoor wedding venue offering ample space for dinners of 250 or cocktail receptions of 300, with greater capacity available via additional tenting options.


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.

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Amy Married on 10/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Hidden gem.

The Clifton is the BEST place to stay in central Virginia (and a secret hidden wedding venue that, mark my words, will blow up in the next few years). We held our wedding here early October 2022 and were absolutely blown away by not just the scenic views and excellent renovation work, but the incredible hospitality and attention to detail shown by the staff. We trusted the Clifton with hosting our entire family and many friends, most of which were traveling great distances, and every single guest raved about their stay.

The restaurant is a true gastronomic feat with very locally sourced food prepared artfully - our uncle and aunt also work in the industry and we could not pull them away from the kitchen staff, they were so impressed.

Phyllis and Barbara were exceptional and helped us think through our entire weekend and anticipated our every need. They were also incredibly kind to our (many) four-legged friends that joined us for the weekend’s festivities, and I’m happy to report the dogs had just as great of a time as the humans.

We also managed to have the least stressful wedding day imaginable… wholeheartedly thanks to Phyllis and Barbara.

We were impressed every minute of our stay and we can’t wait to come back. Thank you to the entire Clifton staff for all that you do!!
Jessica L. Married on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous service, expertise, and location

The Clifton is the perfect location for a wedding. With a plethora of gorgeous ceremony options and a timeless white tent, you can host an event of any style or size. The staff is incredible both in the planning and carrying out of events. We were so thankful to have Nick and Luda's expert advice and guidance throughout the wedding.
Kelly M. Married on 10/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Dream Come True

Finding the right wedding venue is a really tough decision. But the moment I stepped foot at The Clifton, I knew it was the one. The property is absolutely stunning - they have rooms your guests can stay in on your wedding weekend, making getting ready and hanging out so much fun. The staff goes ABOVE AND BEYOND to make you feel at home. Phyllis and Barbara are so responsive, easy/fun to work with and just unbelievable people. After months and months of planning, when we showed up it was completely stress free. The service the Clifton staff provides is unparalleled. From the signature cocktails, to the plated dinner service and bartending - it was a dream come true. Every single guest could not believe their eyes when they stepped foot on the property. We had our ceremony on the front lawn, cocktail hour on the croquet lawn and back patio and our reception in the tent. Everything was 10/10. I can't wait to come back and spend a night at The Clifton to celebrate our anniversary already!
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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!

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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!

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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

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