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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Amanda · Married on 05/28/2017
May 28, 2017 my husband and I had a petite Sunday afternoon wedding at the Clifton Inn. I can not say enough good things about this venue. Fontini, especially is a wedding essential for this Inn! I was seriously regretting our decision to marry there as halfway thru our planning the event coordinator was no longer employed at The Clifton. Come to find out she had told us a few things that were not correct, however, from the day they hired Fontini she was on top of it! She made our day stress-free, despite me changing the ceremony location the morning of our 1p wedding! The food was unbelievable. 9 months later I still get cravings for the delicious food we had that day. The ceremony and reception sites were prettier than I had envisioned. After getting ready in the breathtaking Carriage House, my father and I had a special first look in the secret garden. After our ceremony we had a wonderful lunch reception on the terrace with corn hole, bubbles, and jump ropes for the kids. Again I can not speak highly enough of this venue, especially Fontini!Sent on 02/07/2018
Christina · Married on 04/20/2017
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!Sent on 04/25/2017
Emily · Married on 03/03/2017
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.Sent on 03/11/2017
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!
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!
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