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The Academy Center of the Arts

Lynchburg, VA View map
5.0 out of 5 rating
3 reviews
Up to 250 guests

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Up to 250 guests

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鈥檚 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.

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?

$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

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
Outside Vendors
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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    Alexis D. Married on 10/22/2022
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    Beautiful Venue

    We held our wedding at the Academy Warehouse Theater and it was perfect. Michelle and Sarah worked with us to answer every question (and there were a lot of them, believe me). They were patient, professional, and prompt. Michelle worked with us to make sure that the room was set up the way we imagined and that everything went smoothly. I highly recommend the Academy for venue rentals as well as visiting for phenomenal performances!
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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.
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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.
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600 Main Street Lynchburg, VA, 24504
434-515-2183
434-846-8499

9:00am - 5:00pm
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The Academy Center of the Arts frequently asked questions

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
The bar service starting price at The Academy Center of the Arts includes:
  • Limited Bar
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by The Academy Center of the Arts for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
The Academy Center of the Arts offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Academy Center of the Arts offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Academy Center of the Arts offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
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
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.

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