The Clifton

1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Clifton

A historic wedding venue in Charlottesville, Virginia, The Clifton provides a beautiful setting for couples tying the knot. Established in 1983, the venue serves couples throughout Charlottesville, Alexandria, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. With stunning views and welcoming staff, The Clifton Inn is the perfect wedding day escape!

Facilities and Capacity
Accommodating up to 250 guests, the Clifton offers eight uniquely appointed event spaces in which couples may host their ceremony and/or reception.

Services Offered
The Clifton can host wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, farewell brunched, engagement parties, and bridal showers. Couples benefit from the following services and amenities:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings
  • Setup and cleanup of the event
  • Lighting/sound
  • Professional serving staff
  • Exceptional culinary staff
  • Tables and chairs
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • White table linens
  • Assistance with event rentals
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access


Accommodation
The Clifton provides lodging in the form of 20 individually appointed guest rooms and suites. All guest rooms are appointed with smart TVs, Nespresso machines, Bluetooth speakers, bath amenities, free Wi-Fi, and more.

History
Originally a part of 2,400 acres granted to William Randolph in 1735, the land on which Clifton Inn rests was passed to Thomas Mann Randolph, then shortly thereafter to Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., the Governor of Virginia and a member of the U.S. Congress and Virginia House of Delegates.

Location
Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clifton Inn is located on Route 250 East, approximately 15 minutes from both downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.

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21 Reviews for The Clifton

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7
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  • Gutierrez/Lucas Wedding

    Christina · Married on 04/20/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    It was amazing! The staff was so tentative and flexible that when it rained the easily flipped my cocktail hour and my ceremony so that I could still get married outside when it stopped. I can't say enough about Fotini and her staff!

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    Emily · Married on 03/03/2017

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      5.0
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    The Clifton Inn is breathtaking, nostalgic and the perfect back-drop to the start of any romantic fairytale. Absolutely everyone we dealt with was of the highest caliber of kindness, professionalism and perfectionism. Speaking of fairytale, we were treated like we were nothing less than the highest of royalty. It was all laid out so perfectly and they made great use out of every inch of that place! Highly recommend.

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The Clifton 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? $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Liquor, House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 0
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 8
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Hotel, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Liquor License, Open Bar, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, July, August, December

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5 Endorsements

  • Lieb Photographic LLC
    Lieb Photographic LLC Wedding Photographers

    Oh my goodness! The Clifton Inn is simply gorgeous...breathtaking! For the joyful, romantic, classic bride, Clifton Inn has everything you could want, all with gorgeous views!

  • Virginia Schweninger, Harpist
    Virginia Schweninger, Harpist Wedding Musicians

    When I play my harp for events at the Clifton Inn, I'm always impressed with their seamless coordination of every tiny detail while family and guests themselves from beginning to end!

  • Wedding Preacher for Hire
    Wedding Preacher for Hire Wedding Officiants

    I am a wedding officiant and I officiate at over 50 weddings a season. Clifton Inn stands out of all the many venues I frequent. The staff is on task. Clifton has it's own wedding coordinator, too, which means a lot. There is one person who knows the venue inside and out, and can act as interface between the couple getting married, the guests, the wedding party, and the establishment. The grounds of course, are beautiful to behold, and well maintained. I have not eaten a meal there, but the hors d'oeuvres are fabulous--as is the wine. I

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  • 1296 Clifton Inn Drive Charlottesville, VA 22911 See on map
    434-336-4464 (Phone number)
    434.270.7125 (Other Phone Number)

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