Penny Heart is a private wedding event space located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Located right in the heart of the downtown mall, the venue is close to a number of hotels, shops, bars, and more. The simple and elegant space is perfect for a variety of wedding events including engagement parties, bridal showers, wedding weekend welcome parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and farewell brunches. Couples can relax throughout their planning process while the team at Penny Heart strives to design and execute a seamless event from start to finish.
Facilities and Capacity
Penny Heart features one room for couples to access on their wedding day, as well as an outdoor area that can be utilized by couples and their guests. The venue’s large open space can accommodate approximately 50 guests for a seated meal, and 75 for cocktail style parties. Besides their main room which includes a full bar, Penny Heart has a full working kitchen and an outdoor patio. The team at the venue encourage couples to bring in their own themes and styles to decorate this customizable venue space.
In addition to their spaces, the venue provides services for setup, cleanup, and event planning help in order to help couples stay focused on enjoying their special day. The venue provides the following event items:
Penny Heart offers its own catering service, but also allow couples to bring in outside caterers for their events if they wish to do so. The in-house catering offers a variety of styles including hors d’oeuvres, buffet style, family style, plated service, and dessert. In addition to their food services, Penny Heart has full bar services available for guests. These services come complete with a bartender and house beer, liquor, and wine. The venue will accommodate a cash bar, an open bar, or a limited bar, depending on the couple's preference. The bartenders will also craft a signature drink that represents the couple on their wedding day.
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1 Reviews for Penny Heart
Recommended by 100% of couples
Courtney Fredrickson · Married on 11/16/2019
SUCH a good find - wonderful rehearsal dinner spot!
I found Penny Heart at the recommendation of our caterer. We were having a fairly small wedding on Saturday and invited everyone to our rehearsal dinner on Friday. We wanted a casual BBQ buffet dinner which allowed for outside catering and this spot was so perfect for our needs.Sent on 12/08/2019
Patrick was so easy to work with throughout the entire process. He video chatted with us to give us a tour and was extremely responsive to questions. We were able to drop all of our alcohol off the morning of the rehearsal dinner and pick it up the next day - which was a relief. He also encourages you to make the space your own. There is a well decorated bookcase so we framed a few pictures of our relationship and put them on the bookcase - which our guests seemed to enjoy. However, the space looks pretty interesting as is so you really don't have to add anything if that isn't your thing. They also have a music system which is easy to set up to play music (we did a Spotify playlist) and they have a big TV which you can use to do a slideshow, if you want. Glassware, flatware, and plates are also included in the rental - which is a HUGE bonus.
We had about 55 people attend the dinner which was ideal for the space. Everyone had enough room so they could sit if they wanted. The location on the mall is also superb. Our friends got to easily go out after the dinner and our guests who had never been to Charlottesville got to see the downtown mall!
I'm so glad we had our rehearsal dinner at Penny Heart - thank you Patrick!