21 Reviews
0-250
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

About The Clifton

Experience exceptional service & luxury amenities at 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.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Richmond

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21 Reviews for The Clifton

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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!

Profile Picture Christina, 4/20/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Set Up, Chairs, Tables, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Parking
5.0

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.

Profile Picture Emily, 3/3/17, 10 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

The Clifton Pricing

The Clifton Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Site Fees Include:
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake
Bar Service Price Includes:
Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

The Clifton FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
250
Guest Minimum
0
Event Spaces
8
Type
Historic, Hotel, Restaurant
Style
Elegant, Luxury, Modern
Setting
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
April
May
June
September
October
November
Off-Peak Season Months:
January
February
March
July
August
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Bridal Shower
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Engagement Party
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Rehearsal Dinner
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Lighting/Sound
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Bridal Suite
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Event Planning
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Buffet
Dessert
French Service
Tastings
Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Liquor License
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Cash Bar
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Chairs
Tables
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arches
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Tent Accessories
Tents
Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Chocolate Fountain
Parking
Wheelchair Access
Shuttle
Valet
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 ENDORSEMENTS
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

The Clifton Inn is a terrific location for a Charlottesville wedding. Their top notch event staff help with every step in the planning process and the Inn itself is elegant and luxurious. First rate.

The staff at Cliton is superb! It is always a pleasure to work with them to provide exciting new opportunities for guests. We love the Clifton Inn!

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1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911   See On Map
434-971-1800 (phone)
The Clifton is a wedding ceremony and reception venue from Charlottesville servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Alexandria, Richmond, and Washington D.C.. The Clifton is a professional Boutique Hotel that has been part of the Virginia wedding industry since 1983 specializing in Virginia Weddings.