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.
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.
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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Melissa B. · Married on 01/10/2020
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
Brittany · Married on 09/08/2018
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
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