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The Wool Factory

Charlottesville, VA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
7 reviews
$13k - $24k For 100 Guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$13k - $24k For 100 Guests

The Wool Factory is a unique wedding venue located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Originally The Historic Woolen Mills, a 19th-century textile mill located one mile from downtown Charlottesville, it's now an open, airy event space. However, its clean industrial design has been preserved, combining historic charm with modern convenience.

Facilities and Capacity

The Wool Factory can seat up to 360 guests in over 6,000 square feet of space. It can host ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and more. Featuring an artisan-style restaurant, a craft microbrewery, and both a coffee and wine shop, it makes a stylish, distinctive wedding location. A variety of indoor spaces are available, including the spacious Main Hall, which is perfect for larger groups. More intimate gatherings can be held in the smaller Broadcloth and Workshop rooms. Outdoor seating is also available in the Courtyard for up to 180 guests. Additionally, the venue features a dedicated dressing loft and stunning views of the creek. Its minimal design allows you the creative freedom to transform the space to your liking.

Services Offered

The Wool Factory offers in-house catering overseen by Executive Chef Tucker Yoder. Their talented culinary team will work with you to create your perfect menu, using only the finest local ingredients. You and your guests can also enjoy access to custom event beer production and labeling in the on-site craft brewery. Other amenities include accessible restrooms, on-site parking for up to 300 guests, a bar, locally-made tables and benches, and all necessary dishware and tableware.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Loft
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
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?

Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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    Jennifer S. Married on 10/10/2021
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    The Wool Factory is Amazing!

    We initially toured the Wool Factory when it was still undergoing renovations and could tell right off the bat that it was going to be something special. We were not disappointed in the least! This is such a stunning place--an urban, industrial building nestled in green hills with streams.

    We had such an amazing experience working with Claire and Danielle throughout the entire process (and through COVID). They both were incredibly helpful with any questions or concerns we had and always got back to us quickly. It really put us at ease knowing that we had professionals handling our event, especially given that we were not local to Charlottesville.

    The food is incredible! Everything at our tasting was so delicious that we had a difficult time narrowing down what to choose. We also opted to have the desserts made in house instead of having a wedding cake and they were beyond words. If you're a foodie this is your place!

    The food is amazing, any space at the venue is breathtaking, and we received so many compliments from people at our wedding about how much they loved everything about it. We're so grateful to have found the Wool Factory for our wedding!

    The Wool Factory's reply:

    Thank you for your thoughtful words! We loved working with you, and are so honored that you chose The Wool Factory!
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    Jodi M. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Absolutely Incredible

    The Wool Factory was the perfect backdrop for our daughter's wedding reception. We rented out the entire Main Hall, the Broadcloth Private Dining for the band and vendors to eat, the Courtyard with the East side tented, and the Workshop Upstairs for the kids and babysitters. Everything was better than expected and planned for. Walking down the stairs and seeing the venue decked out for the reception was truly breathtaking. Our 183 guests enjoyed a Cocktail hour in the Courtyard, a delicious sit-down dinner, dancing to an amazing band on stage, and late-light pizza under the tent. The only word that can sum up the reception is MAGICAL! The staff at the Wool Factory was professional and knowledgeable and always helpful. From the initial tour, to the food/beverage tastings, to the actual event--the staff helped create the perfect setting and experience for our families and friends. The night was over all too quickly!

    The Wool Factory's reply:

    Thank you for choosing The Wool Factory, it was such a pleasure to work with you!
    We loved celebrating Emily & Will, and look forward to seeing you all in the future!
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    Thomas B. Married on 06/25/2021
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    A unique and special venue

    The industrial ambience the Wool Factory is a distinctive venue for hosting your wedding dinner and/or reception. Our rehearsal dinner guests were very impressed by the uniqueness of the environment. As we planned for our event we found both the Director of Operations (Claire) and the Venue Coordinator (Danielle) to be very professional, flexible, and helpful.

    The Wool Factory's catering menu offers a variety of delectable options that will suit any event.
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1837 Broadway St Charlottesville, VA, 22902
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The Wool Factory frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Wool Factory?

The Wool Factory includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Wool Factory, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Wool Factory includes:
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Wool Factory in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Wool Factory for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Loft
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Wool Factory for wedding events?

The Wool Factory offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Wool Factory offer?

The Wool Factory offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Wool Factory offer for wedding events?

The Wool Factory offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend The Wool Factory and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Wool Factory is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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