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The American Hotel

Staunton, VA View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
26 reviews
Up to 250 guests


Up to 250 guests

The American Hotel is a historic, loft-style banquet hall and wedding venue located in Staunton, Virginia. The American Hotel prides itself on providing couples with the wedding of their dreams, offering an elegant and straightforward style that is truly reflective of Virginian charm. Renowned for its inviting atmosphere, the venue鈥檚 mid-19th-century design features chandelier lighting and an abundance of rustic and exquisite decor. The American Hotel services couples in Staunton, Richmond, Charlottesville, and Roanoke. There, you will be able to provide your guests with an experience they won't soon forget.

Facilities and Capacity
The American Hotel accommodates up to 240 guests and offers three event spaces in which couples may host their ceremony and reception. There is a space for a seated reception where 200 guests can comfortably witness your special day. Within the area, there is ample room for extras such as a bar, a cake table, a gift table, a dance floor, and space for a DJ. Plenty of parking is available around the venue, so your guests can be sure that they will have a spot. If your wedding is host to a caterer, there is a large prep-room on-site that has abundant counter space and a shelved cooler.

Services Offered
The American Hotel offers a variety of packages that can be affordable for a range of budgets. Whether you desire an opulent, grand wedding or a cozy, intimate one, The American Hotel can provide a solution that can work for you. Couples who book The American Hotel benefit from the following services and amenities:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings
  • Event planning
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet-friendly
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Server(s)

The American Hotel allows ANY caterer of your choice or you may even prepare and bring in your own food.

Other Facilities
The American Hotel provides the following wedding-event facilities to couples:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Cocktail reception
  • Bridal suite

Other Services
The following transportation and access-related services are provided to all guests:

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

The American Hotel was originally built in 1855 by the Central Virginia Railroad Company. Located in the Wharf area of Staunton, Virginia, the venue offered passengers the ultimate convenience. The classic charm is still evident in the walls of the building today and the grandeur of the original structure can still be felt throughout the venue.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The American Hotel is located thirty minutes west of Charlottesville, Virgina and thirty minutes south of HarrisoVirginiaVirgina.

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Banquet Hall
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Uncovered Outdoor

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26 Reviews

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    Jennifer H. Married on 05/23/2020
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    The American Hotel should be your first choice!

    July the 18th was our big day. I cannot express how great our experience was at The American Hotel. Michelle Annese (venue manager), and her assistant went above and beyond. I could write a whole page of details on how she put her heart into making sure my day was magical and stress-free. With weddings being stressful enough, then we added Covid-19 into the mix. Many precautions were in place and Michelle even sanitized the bathrooms on a 20 minute cycle on top of everything else she did. Another plus is the charm of this venue allows minimal decorations as well. Best prices in comparison to any venue around our area. Again another bonus... the location of this building allows for beautiful photos at our local train station dock and bridge. I also want to mention the owner Margaret, although there was never a face to face due to her living location, she was very kind in our email conversations. There was no problem when we had to cancel our orginally date and reschedule due to the pandemic. No regrets on our choice, 100 percent satisfied!!!
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    Hannah Married on 11/01/2017
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    My husband and I had our wedding here last fall. We could not have asked for a better experience with the venue and Peter. He was beyond helpful, always took the time to answer our questions, made great vendor recommendations, and provided wonderful assistance night-of. Such a beautiful, historic space.
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    Jessi Married on 09/16/2017
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    Great space for a wedding ceremony and reception. It was exactly what we wanted.
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Host your rehearsal dinner with us on any 2 day rental rate. Friday and Saturday two day rental combination, hold your Rehearsal Dinner without a facility charge. This package includes setup and breakdown of tables and chairs.


Professional Network & Endorsements

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Buttercream Dreams Buttercream Dreams Wedding Cakes

This venue is a hidden gem as I like to call it! Set in a historical part of Staunton, VA; it gives the bride and groom a venue like none other-quaint and romantic . The outside is just as pretty as the inside-great for photography! Brian and his staff are great to work with! Perfect working area for your caterers! Definitely a location to consider when you are looking!

Amanda's Touch Bridal & Formal Amanda's Touch Bridal & Formal Wedding Dresses

An absolutely gorgeous venue in downtown Staunton! Highly recommend!

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