Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Common House is a modern wedding venue that welcomes bookings for ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. The venue boasts a colorful design, with particular attention dedicated to their crafted food and beverages. Originally hosting the Mentor Lodge social club in 1913, Common House was rebuilt and restored to establish an elegant presence for inspiration and a curated gallery of art.
Facilities and Capacity
The main event space at Common House is Vinegar Hall, a banquet-style hall featuring an artistic design and a large, open window with a view of the pristine kitchen. Depending on the layout used, up to 72 people can be seated around tables, or up to 120 can enjoy a cocktail-style reception. If couples wish to host a large cocktail-style reception, the whole club (all 3 floors, including rooftop!) can accommodate up to 200 guests. Common House is covered for all events by liability insurance.
Experienced in hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions at Common House, the staff has a network of vendors throughout Charlottesville they would be happy to recommend to couples, as well as provide their own services for set up and clean up. Event items that are included with booking are chairs, tables, lighting, barware, glassware, china, and flatware. With a fully stocked bar and bartenders, couples can offer their guests an open bar experience.
With full-service catering for both seated and reception events, couples will have in-house catering, waitstaff, a sommelier, and full bar services available. The serving styles at Common House can accommodate family-style as well as servers for a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres. While they can provide dessert, they also allow couples to source their own outside cake from their favorite bakery. The catering team is well-versed in cooking American and local cuisine and can alter recipes for dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.
2 Reviews for Common House
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Claire S. · Married on 01/01/2021
Incredible Wedding at Common House!
Due to CVOID-19, my now husband and I had to postpone our wedding multiple times. Eventually we decided to have a microwedding about 2 months before our (new) wedding date. After meeting with Bailey and Madison at Common House, we knew that this would be the perfect place to get married! They helped us put together a microwedding together in a short period of time, and handled all the curveballs from the pandemic with swift and impressive professionalism. On our actual wedding day, everybody at CH were so wonderful and made sure that we were safe in regards to social distancing. Also the food and drinks were amazing!!! While getting married with 8 guests on a rainy day in January was not our original plan, the Common House did an INCREDIBLE job at making our wedding absolutely perfectSent on 01/16/2021
Allison C. · Married on 08/09/2019
Best decision for our wedding!
Having our reception at Common House was the best decision we made for our wedding. Planning the wedding myself, it was such a relief knowing Common House was not only a one-stop-shop but also a guarantee that the aesthetics would be top-notch.Sent on 12/03/2020
We received so much positive feedback from our guests: from the delicious food (we heard from many that it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had!) to the superb service from the staff (truly 5-star service!) Furthermore, the space was absolutely stunning!
We knew it was going to be great, but our expectations were still exceeded. We were blown away by Common House and I can’t recommend it enough!