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Clifton Inn LLC

Charlottesville, VA View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
27 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

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.


EVENT CAPACITY

  • 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)


ACCOMMODATIONS

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:

  • 3-Night Complimentary stay in the Carriage House (Premier Guest Cottage) the weekend of your wedding
  • 25% off the Exclusivity Fee

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$7,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$10,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$7,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$51

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
December

27 Reviews

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    Caroline H. Married on 06/26/2021
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    Perfect Charlottesville Venue

    With so many amazing options in the Charlottesville area, I really think the Clifton was the best of the best. The Clifton had everything we wanted in a venue. We were initially drawn to the Clifton due to its sheer beauty and secluded location. We loved having our friends and family stay on site to really have a full wedding weekend. I loved the idea of a hotel wedding for that reason but did not want a typical hotel ballroom or venue, so the size and the beauty of the Clifton was absolutely perfect. The exclusivity was a huge positive since there was no one else on the property before and during the wedding which was very important to us. The onsite catering was another huge plus, and we had the hardest time deciding what food we wanted because everything we tried was truly amazing. We had our ceremony on the beautiful front lawn and our reception in the court tent. The tent was so easy to customize and was so much more than a typical tent reception.

    We had so many people coming up to us all day complementing everything about the venue and there was nothing we would have changed. The staff was incredibly friendly and responsive to everything we needed and made the entire weekend so much less stressful. We are so excited to be able to go back and celebrate anniversaries by going back and staying at the Clifton!
  • Anika
    Anika K. Married on 05/29/2021
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    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.
  • Sarah
    Sarah B. Married on 11/07/2020
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    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!

Awards

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Real Weddings

  • Sarah Trussel & Lance Trussel
    74 photos · 07/13/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Lieb Photographic LLC Lieb Photographic LLC Wedding Photographers

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!

Virginia Schweninger, Harpist Virginia Schweninger, Harpist Wedding Musicians

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!

Wedding Preacher for Hire Wedding Preacher for Hire Wedding Officiants

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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1296 Clifton Inn Drive Charlottesville, VA, 22911
4349711800
434-270-7125
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