The Academy Center of the Arts

600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504 Map · Phone number
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Guest capacity 10 to 250
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About The Academy Center of the Arts

The Academy Center of the Arts is a historic wedding venue in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. WIth a variety of unique function spaces available, this restored property offers couples the ability to customize according to their vision. With styles ranging from classic to contemporary, you and your partner can choose the most suitable canvas on which to create your dream wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

This unique former theatre has four distinct spaces for hosting special events. Those who wish to hold a timeless grand celebration can invite their guests into the Historic Academy Theatre. One of Lynchburg’s most significant historic treasures, this venue was carefully restored to reflect all of its past grandeur. Couples have full use of the theatre and stage, as well as some of the dressing rooms and backstage areas. The venue can seat up to 200 people, with standing room in the lobby ideal for an elegant cocktail hour. Couples who desire a more contemporary experience can reserve the Harrington Gallery building. This tasteful venue offers newlyweds and their guests the opportunity to celebrate while observing tremendous works of art. The facility includes use of the galleries, tables, chairs, a catering kitchen, and more. It can accommodate up to 75 guests for an intimate gathering.

Services Offered

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a range of services to help couples plan the perfect wedding. They can provide an event coordinator, bar services, sound and lighting, and take care of setup and cleanup on the day. In order to give you an even more personalized experience, the venue allows you to choose outside vendors for services such as catering. A range of event items are available to help transform the facility to reflect your theme, including decor, centerpieces, and more. Furthermore, couples can encourage their guests to document this special milestone by requesting a photo booth.

History

The Academy of Music Theatre had its grand opening in February 1905 and hosted a number of popular acts until its closure in 1958. Left to deteriorate, the property was almost unrecognizable before being restored to its former glory. Reopening in 2018, it now offers a refined experience to those seeking a unique and dynamic space to hold an event.

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An intimate moment
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Raising a toast
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An extraordinary bridal gown
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The bride with loved ones
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Colorful table decor
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A vintage exterior
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An elegant backdrop
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Applauding the happy couple
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Stage cocktail reception
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2 Reviews for The Academy Center of the Arts

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Melissa B. · Married on 01/10/2020

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    A Perfect Venue for a Perfect Wedding

    Sarah and Stephanie were amazing to work with-I am so grateful to The Academy for making our special day a memorable and meaningful one. They were there every step of the way, making my groom and I comfortable and super excited for what was to come-both ladies went out of their way and was super professional and personable. I enjoyed every minute with them and can't thank them enough for all of their hard work and thoughtfulness. Seriously, a dream wedding come true, every detail from beginning to end was perfect.

    Sent on 02/11/2020
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    Brittany · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Beautiful venue for my big day

    I utilized the Academy's gallery and warehouse theatre lobby space for my wedding and everything was set up beautifully.

    Sent on 10/31/2019

The Academy Center of the Arts Pricing

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The Academy Center of the Arts FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 750
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 750
  • 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?
    $ 450
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 450
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 12
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited Bar
    Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Aisle Runners
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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  • 600 Main Street Lynchburg, VA, 24504 See on map
    434-515-2183 (Phone number)
    434-846-8499 (Other Phone Number)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
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The Academy Center of the Arts frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Academy Center of the Arts?

The Academy Center of the Arts includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Academy Center of the Arts, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Academy Center of the Arts includes:

  • Limited Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Academy Center of the Arts in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Academy Center of the Arts for wedding events is known for:

  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Academy Center of the Arts for wedding events?

The Academy Center of the Arts offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Academy Center of the Arts offer?

The Academy Center of the Arts offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Academy Center of the Arts offer for wedding events?

The Academy Center of the Arts offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Academy Center of the Arts have available for wedding events?

The Academy Center of the Arts offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Academy Center of the Arts and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Academy Center of the Arts is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.