The Jefferson Theater is a unique wedding venue located in the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia. Established in 1912, it was originally a live performance theater showing silent movies, vaudeville acts, and famous performers including Harry Houdini and the Three Stooges. After a comprehensive restoration that maintained its period architecture while adding modern facilities, it was reopened in 2009. Now featuring two full-service bars, a restored balcony, and new restrooms and central heating systems, it makes a charming and distinctive wedding location.
Facilities and Capacity
The Jefferson Theater can accommodate anywhere from 150 to 600 guests, depending on the nature of your event. It can host both ceremonies and receptions, as well as engagement parties, showers, and other wedding-related events. With its high ceilings, ornate décor, and warm lighting, this venue allows you to exchange your vows surrounded by old-Hollywood elegance. You can then dine and dance the night away in style, surrounded by all of your family and friends.
The friendly team at the Jefferson Theater will do everything possible to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams. An on-site event manager will be present on the day to ensure everything runs smoothly. All necessary audio and visual equipment will be provided, with technical support available if needed. You'll have the use of two fully-stocked bars, complete with professional bartenders to serve delicious drinks to your guests. The venue offers event rentals to help you decorate the space to your liking, along with chairs and a dance floor. If you'd like to find out more, the staff at the Jefferson Theater would be delighted to get in touch with you to discuss your special day.
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