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.
Seated ceremony (upstairs): 100 guests
Seated reception (upstairs): 100 guests
Seated reception (downstairs): 40 guests
Cocktail style reception (upstairs and downstairs): 150 guests
Those who enlist the help of Old Metropolitan Hall benefit from the following services and amenities:
Old Metropolitan Hall offers a list of some of the best catering groups in town!
Lodging is provided by Old Metropolitan Hall’s sister company, Stay Charlottesville.
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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Beth Matt · Married on 08/31/2019
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!Sent on 09/13/2019
Old Metropolitan Hall's reply:You are TOO kind!!!!!!! Thank you for these sweet words, Beth!! We LOVED hosting your family! Congratulations :)
Lindsey · Married on 09/08/2018
Beautiful venue is a great location
We had a wonderful experience planning and hosting our wedding ceremony and reception at Old Met. Our main contact, Sarah, was extremely responsive, friendly, and professional throughout the entire planning process. She helped to minimize our stress throughout the process and shared great ideas with us based on her experiences working with other couples. We always felt like we were in good hands! The venue itself is beautiful and felt very true to us/our style. The venue was a great size for our guest list (approximately 60 guests); it provided plenty of space, yet still felt intimate. The space would also work well for a slightly larger guest list. The location is extremely convenient for guests with hotels and restaurants within walking distance on the downtown mall. We also loved the fact that our guests were able to experience the Downtown Mall and the heart of Cville. I highly recommend hosting your wedding or another special event at Old Met!Sent on 10/16/2018
Old Metropolitan Hall's reply:Oh my goodness--SUCH a kind note, Lindsey! Thank you so much! We loved hosting your special day. CONGRATULATIONS to you both!
Rebecca · Married on 08/18/2018
Sarah at OMH was a pleasure to work with, super responsive, and was very helpful with any and all questions we had. The space is super versatile, gorgeous on it's own but easy to decorate to really wow, and is full of character. Our guests gave endless compliments about how much they loved the venue, and how unique the bar area downstairs is.Sent on 08/22/2018
I highly recommend hiring Steph Saunders at Old Met as your coordinator if you need one, she is an absolute pleasure to work with. She kept us calm for our big day, was very organized, and we couldn't have done it without her.
Old Metropolitan Hall's reply:Thank you SO much!!! Hearing from yall was a happy Wednesday surprise :) We are so happy for you guys! CONGRATS!
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!