The Space Downtown

210 W Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Map · Phone number
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4.8 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 2 to 150
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About The Space Downtown

Fall 2017 dates STILL AVAILABLE

With this premier location in historic downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, The Space Downtown prides itself on providing an exceptional venue for groups of all sizes. The Space Downtown is ideal for any wedding up to 150 guests!

The Space Downtown was created in late 2010 by owners chefs Tim Burgess and Vincent Derquenne. The two have been partners since 1991, creating their first restaurant Metropolitain which operated in the same location as the Space. It closed in 2003 and the chef pair sold the restaurant but remained owners of the building. In early 2010, the location became vacant and the two decided to open for private parties only.

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7 Reviews for The Space Downtown

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.4
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  • Sarah

    Sarah Giek · Married on 05/26/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Small wedding reception

    The Space was the perfect venue for our small wedding reception. The atmosphere was great; I loved the exposed brick walls and the “lounge seating” near the dance floor, my husband loved the paper lantern lights and the outside areas. Everybody loved the food; it was beyond our expectations and we received so many compliments after dinner. Perhaps the best part, though, was working with Laura. She was wonderful. From helping me relax about all the small details leading up to the wedding, to making sure everything was taken care of on the day-of – I’m not sure we could have survived without her! We can’t recommend The Space enough. Truly a 5 star experience!

    Sent on 07/04/2019
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    Kristen · Married on 09/22/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Perfect Venue for our Rehearsal Dinner/Welcome Party

    We used The Space Downtown for our rehearsal dinner and welcome party ahead of our wedding, and had such a great experience! Every step of working with the team was amazing. Tim is a true artist as a chef, and was so creative and fun to work with - we really enjoyed sitting down with him to conceptualize our ideal menu. Laura was so organized in helping to pull together all of the details of the event for us. Laura did a cocktail tasting with us for signature cocktails prior to the event, and made everything easy and perfect on the day of the dinner! Laura hung out the whole event, helping to move people from cocktail hour to dinner to the welcome party. The bar staff and servers on the day of were also great, and everything went off seamlessly!

    We also used Laura as our florist for the event, and she helped us to find the right floral theme to fit our event and did a great job of pulling everything together.

    All of our guests loved the venue, food and drinks. Everything was delicious for dinner and the venue was perfect to transition from our rehearsal dinner (53 people) to our Welcome Party (100+ people).

    We had an amazing experience and highly recommend The Space!

    Sent on 10/20/2018
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    Elise · Married on 03/24/2018

    5.0
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    I rented The Space Downtown for my welcome dinner that kicked off my wedding weekend. I recommend to anyone looking for an event space in Charlottesville, VA to select this venue. The beginning communication with Tim was very informative and professional. They have a wide selection on their menu and will spend time perfecting it until it is the way you like. The venue itself is beautiful and does not require too many additional details. For our event we had nearly 40 guests with an open full bar and buffet style dinner. It was incredibly affordable and to us, was worth more than what we paid. The food was AMAZING. Everyone continued to talk about how delicious it was the entire weekend. The staff was attentive and professional throughout the planning and execution. I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Space. You are missing out if you do not select this venue for your next event!

    Sent on 04/08/2018

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The Space Downtown 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? $ 1,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 35.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Loft, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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  • 210 W Water Street Charlottesville, 22902 See on map
    4342841181 (Phone number)

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