Clifton Inn in Charlottesville

    Charlottesville wedding venues simply don’t get any better than at The Clifton Inn. Just ask our brides and grooms. Clifton handles your dreams with care and delivers them with style. Looking for the perfect Virginia destination wedding? Let Clifton become your home-away-from-home for the weekend, and treat your guests to an experience they’ll never forget.

    Best Wedding Venue for Intimate Weddings in the Charlottesville Area
    Best Hotel/Inn/Resort Wedding Venue in the Charlottesville Area
    Most Romantic Wedding Venue in the Charlottesville Area
    Most Unique Wedding Venue in the Charlottesville Area
    1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
    Max. Capacity
    200 or more
    Ceremony Site
    Outside Catering
    In-House Catering


    The Clifton Inn, in Charlottesville, Virginia, has long been a favorite wedding venue for brides, hosting around 50 weddings annually. Tucked beneath towering trees at the end of a winding, gravel drive, the picturesque white manor house with its handsome columns is a beautiful backdrop for weddings in Central Virginia. With an elegant warmth and nostalgic grandeur akin to a royal country manor, The Clifton Inn seamlessly blends the world-class service and exquisite dining one would expect from a luxury hotel with the intimacy and personalization of a private estate.

    With beautiful mountain vistas, Clifton’s 100 acres offers a variety of settings from a permanent tent foundation on site – with a dance floor customized to match the wedding colors, to a striking wine cellar that makes a truly unique rehearsal dinner setting.

    Wedding Cakes

    At Clifton, our creative and talented pastry team understands that when it comes to the cake, it’s all about personal style, preference and, of course, taste!

    Clifton exclusively uses callebaut chocolate from Belgium, feuilletine (in the crunch layers), dutch processed cocoa, vanilla beans from Madagascar, Virginia maple syrup, local fruits whenever the seasons allow, European style butter, fresh eggs, brewed espresso, artisan mascarpone from Wisconsin, natural extracts, and fine liqueurs.


    Are you looking for the perfect venue to host your perfect small wedding ceremony? Look no further. With our new all-inclusive “Destination Elopement” package, couples, along with a maximum of 8 guests, can get married at Clifton.


    The Carriage House offers newlyweds a private retreat just far enough from the guests but close enough to stick around for the final toasts.

    Guest Accomodations

    Seventeen guest accommodations allow the bridal party to stay close to the festivities.

    6 out of 6 B&B Couples Highly Recommend
    Clifton Inn
    Carissa & Ron

    The Clifton Inn was an amazing place to get married. They exceeded our expectations the entire weekend. We looked at four possible venues in Charlottesville and we are so happy we chose Clifton Inn. Instead of one day with our guests we had an entire weekend.

    Highly Recommend!
    Heather & Greg

    Clifton Inn is the epitome of top of the line wedding venues. The house and their grounds are beautiful, their staff are warm and welcoming, their food is absolutely amazing, and overall, they pay attention to all of the details. Their wedding coordinator worked with my planner to ensure that everything was what Greg and I wanted

    Highly Recommend!
    Kate & Andrew

    We are so happy we chose to have our June 7 wedding at the Clifton Inn. The venue was beautiful and the service was first class through and through. We chose to rent the entire property (17 rooms) so that we would have exclusive use of the inn and its grounds from Friday night through Sunday morning. This allowed us to have our wedding party and close family friends stay with us onsite for the whole weekend and it really made the weekend special. Clifton is not set up like your typical Read More

    Highly Recommend!
    Bethany & Noah

    We loved getting married at the Clifton Inn. They really know their business, and made our experience really easy and enjoyable. They provided us with a wedding planner, Kaitlyn Hoy, who took all the guesswork out of planning and set-up the day of. We brought all of our DIY flowers and decorations, and they took care of the rest. We even decided the day before to move the location of the ceremony, and they were completely helpful and adaptable. Amazing!

    Highly Recommend!
    Amanda & Rishi

    Clifton was the easiest and best choice we made about our wedding other than Lucy O Photo. Their staff was so professional but also warm and accommodating. We had many international guests that needed extra help and they were on top of everything so we didn't need to worry. They also went the extra mile to help us hang party pennants we had made for the dancing tent. I cannot recommend them highly enough, especially having access to the in-house wedding planner.

    Highly Recommend!
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