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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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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!!
Fabulous service, expertise, and location
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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!
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
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