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Old Metropolitan Hall

Charlottesville, Virginia View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
35 reviews
$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

About

$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

A vintage wedding venue in Charlottesville, Virginia, Old Metropolitan Hall specializes in elegant wedding ceremonies and receptions. A newcomer to the wedding industry, the venue has been servicing couples throughout Charlottesville, Richmond and Washington, D.C. since 2016. Old Metropolitan Hall is located less than 10 minutes from the University of Virginia. Couples looking to treat guests to a classic experience should look no further than Old Metropolitan Hall!

Facilities and Capacity
Old Metropolitan Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests (depending on style of wedding). We offer two event spaces in which couples may host their ceremony and/or reception.

Our capacities:

Seated ceremony (upstairs): 100 guests

Seated reception (upstairs): 100 guests

Seated reception (downstairs): 40 guests

Cocktail style reception (upstairs and downstairs): 150 guests


Services Offered
Those who enlist the help of Old Metropolitan Hall benefit from the following services and amenities:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • Cleanup


Cuisine
Old Metropolitan Hall offers a list of some of the best catering groups in town!

Accommodation
Lodging is provided by Old Metropolitan Hall’s sister company, Stay Charlottesville.

History
Once home to the Metropolitan Cafe, a popular watering hole during the 1940s and 50s, Old Metropolitan Hall was artfully restored with 14-foot ceilings and era-inspired glass chandeliers.

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?

$1,950

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

$1,450

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?

$1,950

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

$1,450

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Plated
Stations

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November

35 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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  • Eric
    Eric B. Married on 07/01/2021
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    Timeless Venue

    We had the pleasure of working with Sarah from the Old Metropolitan Hall when planning our wedding. She did a wonderful job with coordinating with our vendors and ensuring that our day was truly memorable. She responded to our inquiries in a timely manner and was professional throughout the entire process. Sarah is easy to work with and has a great eye for design.
    The Old Metropolitan Hall packs a ton of character with high ceilings, beautifully exposed brick walls, and gives off a minimalist vibe! We had 48 guests attend our wedding, which fit perfectly in the space. There was enough space for our guests to dance on the downstairs dancefloor and did not feel too empty, however the space could accommodate amble number of guests. We would recommend the Old Met to any couple who is planning to have a more intimate wedding in a downtown setting.

    Old Metropolitan Hall's reply:

    SO very kind!! Thank yall so much for this sweet note :) We loved hosting your big day. Congratulations to you and Alex!!!!!!
  • Zoe
    Zoe Married on 01/02/2020
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    Wonderful Place

    The venue is beautiful. The team are great people and very responsive over email. Very glad that I picked this venue!

    Old Metropolitan Hall's reply:

    Zoe! You were the SWEETEST of brides! I'm still amazed by your organization and thoughtfulness for your wedding. Thank you for these kind words. And congratulations!!!!
  • Beth
    Beth M. Married on 08/31/2019
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    Perfectly located, BEAUTIFUL event space

    We were looking for an open, bright, modern-looking space in the heart of Charlottesville for my rehearsal dinner. Old Metropolitan Hall (OMH) delivered in a BIG way. The space is beautiful - high ceilings, mirrored walls, lights, and a lower level that has a speakeasy feel. I was going for a "modern glam" feel for my rehearsal dinner and OMH was the perfect space. It's located right on the Downtown Mall, so it's easy to get to (lots of street parking and garages available), and the location means guests have easy access to other restaurants/bars after the event is over. Sarah was SO easy to work with, super nice and very understanding of our needs; and the price was very reasonable. You rent out the whole space for like 8 hours, so it was a great deal. I will recommend OMH to anyone looking for an event space in Charlottesville!

    Old Metropolitan Hall's reply:

    You are TOO kind!!!!!!! Thank you for these sweet words, Beth!! We LOVED hosting your family! Congratulations :)

Awards

  • 35
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Genni & Clayton
    40 photos · 10/16/2021

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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I can't say enough about the Old Metropolitan because I have loved visiting this area and have enjoyed the architecture for many years! It is a joy to see what they have done to this incredible, iconic part of the city and I look forward to classic weddings here in the future!

Map

101 E Main Street Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902
434-260-7144
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Old Metropolitan Hall frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Old Metropolitan Hall?

Old Metropolitan Hall includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Old Metropolitan Hall in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Old Metropolitan Hall for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Old Metropolitan Hall for wedding events?

Old Metropolitan Hall offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Old Metropolitan Hall offer?

Old Metropolitan Hall offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Old Metropolitan Hall offer for wedding events?

Old Metropolitan Hall offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does Old Metropolitan Hall have available for wedding events?

Old Metropolitan Hall offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Old Metropolitan Hall and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Old Metropolitan Hall is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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