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The Clifton Inn

Charlottesville , VA
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LOCATION

1296 Clifton Inn Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911 US (map)

PHONE

434-971-1800

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ABOUT US

Clifton, a historic inn nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is the perfect destination for your wedding. Whether you have 10 guests, or 250 guests, we can happily... Read more
Clifton, a historic inn nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is the perfect destination for your wedding. Whether you have 10 guests, or 250 guests, we can happily accommodate with our Petite Wedding (up to 60 guests) and Exclusive Use Wedding (more than 60 guests) packages. Here at Clifton, we aim to make your special day all you've imaged by handling your dreams with care and delivering them with style.

Petite Wedding Celebrations:

- Petite weddings at Clifton are for weddings with 60 guests or less.
- We offer petite weddings Sunday-Thursday only.
- A minimum spend of $3,000 is required, including food, beverage, guest rooms, and privacy fees.
*guest room rates vary

Exclusive Use Wedding Celebrations:

- These packages are for more than 60 guests, up to 300.
- Exclusive Use Weddings allow you to rent out the entire property, thus truly making it your own space.
- Minimum spends vary based on the season.


Please contact Claire at 434-971-1800 or by email at cmacfarlan@clifton-inn.com to discuss the possibilities! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Describe your venue:
Historic, Inn / B&B, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Deborah
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We recently had an entire wedding weekend, family dinner in the wine cellar, rehearsal dinner on the back porch, ceremony on the front lawn and reception in the tent. The weather was imperfect, but the venue was really gorgeous.
The staff at Clifton did a really wonderful job. It was not a small event and every thing really went very smoothly. The food was
delicious and the presentation was original and beautiful. We could not have been happier with what they did for us. We had some rearranging due to weather and they were incredibly flexible as they hustled to make the changes necessary to accommodate us.
We were thrilled with the weekend.
We recently had an entire wedding weekend, family dinner in the wine cellar, rehearsal dinner on the back porch, ceremony Read more...
We recently had an entire wedding weekend, family dinner in the wine cellar, rehearsal dinner on the back porch, ceremony on the front lawn and reception in the tent. The weather was imperfect, but the venue was really gorgeous.
The staff at Clifton did a really wonderful job. It was not a small event and every thing really went very smoothly. The food was
delicious and the presentation was original and beautiful. We could not have been happier with what they did for us. We had some rearranging due to weather and they were incredibly flexible as they hustled to make the changes necessary to accommodate us.
We were thrilled with the weekend. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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laura
Wedding:
3/11/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at the Clifton in July 2016. Overall the event planner Claire was very responsive and helpful throughout the process. The staff was very accommodating the weekend of the wedding and really went above and beyond to make our day go smoothly. The food at the reception was great and a lot of our guests commented on it. I really recommend having your wedding here, we were very happy with the end result.
My husband and I were married at the Clifton in July 2016. Overall the event planner Claire was very responsive and Read more...
My husband and I were married at the Clifton in July 2016. Overall the event planner Claire was very responsive and helpful throughout the process. The staff was very accommodating the weekend of the wedding and really went above and beyond to make our day go smoothly. The food at the reception was great and a lot of our guests commented on it. I really recommend having your wedding here, we were very happy with the end result. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with our experience getting married at the Clifton Inn! Claire and her team pulled off a flawless weekend for us.

We rented out the property for our December wedding weekend, and found that the convenience of having all of our immediate family on-site was completely worth it. This made things especially easy on our aging grandparents (and a sick bridesmaid!). The setting was intimate and the staff made sure everyone was well taken care of. The remaining guests stayed at a nearby hotel, and the Clifton had ample parking for anyone who wanted to swing by and say hello throughout the weekend. The groom even hosted his bachelor party in the Clifton's wine cellar, which is one of the property's unique spaces for a small gathering.

We benefited immensely from the Clifton putting up its holiday decorations the week before the wedding. This saved us a significant amount of money we may have otherwise needed to spend on flowers throughout the property (and is a great reason to consider a December wedding at the Clifton!). The Clifton worked so well with all of our vendors that we never even noticed a few of them come and go!

We used Claire, the Clifton's in-house wedding specialist, as our exclusive "day of" planner. We had previously met with Claire, who guided us through a tour and tasting session. Even though she was new, she knew everything about the property and made excellent wine-pairing selections for our dinner. As far as we could tell, it seemed like she had worked there for years.

The catering quality and selection was exceptional. I guess that is what you should expect from one of Charlottesville's perennial top places to eat though!

Finally, we hosted a Sunday morning goodbye brunch at the Clifton as a way to ensure we could thank everyone for traveling to our wedding.

You absolutely cannot go wrong by choosing to have your wedding festivities here; a top notch venue with even higher caliber staff!
We could not have been happier with our experience getting married at the Clifton Inn! Claire and her team pulled off a Read more...
We could not have been happier with our experience getting married at the Clifton Inn! Claire and her team pulled off a flawless weekend for us.

We rented out the property for our December wedding weekend, and found that the convenience of having all of our immediate family on-site was completely worth it. This made things especially easy on our aging grandparents (and a sick bridesmaid!). The setting was intimate and the staff made sure everyone was well taken care of. The remaining guests stayed at a nearby hotel, and the Clifton had ample parking for anyone who wanted to swing by and say hello throughout the weekend. The groom even hosted his bachelor party in the Clifton's wine cellar, which is one of the property's unique spaces for a small gathering.

We benefited immensely from the Clifton putting up its holiday decorations the week before the wedding. This saved us a significant amount of money we may have otherwise needed to spend on flowers throughout the property (and is a great reason to consider a December wedding at the Clifton!). The Clifton worked so well with all of our vendors that we never even noticed a few of them come and go!

We used Claire, the Clifton's in-house wedding specialist, as our exclusive "day of" planner. We had previously met with Claire, who guided us through a tour and tasting session. Even though she was new, she knew everything about the property and made excellent wine-pairing selections for our dinner. As far as we could tell, it seemed like she had worked there for years.

The catering quality and selection was exceptional. I guess that is what you should expect from one of Charlottesville's perennial top places to eat though!

Finally, we hosted a Sunday morning goodbye brunch at the Clifton as a way to ensure we could thank everyone for traveling to our wedding.

You absolutely cannot go wrong by choosing to have your wedding festivities here; a top notch venue with even higher caliber staff! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kvv
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
What a perfect venue. The location is private and so beautiful. It has a magical feel. We wanted a place for the weekend for my daughter's wedding and family reunion. Everyone had a fabulous time. The food, oh the food! It was all so delicious from the cocktail hour to the day after brunch. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever attended. Chelsea the wedding coordinator went above and beyond to make this day memorable. She was even in on the surprise for my daughter's bridal shower! If you want a private location where it's only you and your guests then this is the place to be.
What a perfect venue. The location is private and so beautiful. It has a magical feel. We wanted a place for the weekend Read more...
What a perfect venue. The location is private and so beautiful. It has a magical feel. We wanted a place for the weekend for my daughter's wedding and family reunion. Everyone had a fabulous time. The food, oh the food! It was all so delicious from the cocktail hour to the day after brunch. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever attended. Chelsea the wedding coordinator went above and beyond to make this day memorable. She was even in on the surprise for my daughter's bridal shower! If you want a private location where it's only you and your guests then this is the place to be. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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JAN
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I am writing this reveiw as the Mother of the Bride. My daughter and I worked together on this from the start. We engaged wedding planners, Simply Chic Events, after we booked the Inn. WISE move for us. There is a LOT to do when planning a wedding, and "our's" was good sized.
The staff changed over during the course of our planning. Happily, for the better!
Ben, the GM, Chelsea, the wedding coordinator, and absolotely everyone else we came in contact with, were superb. We were treated royally throughout. All of our guests were blown away. We had the rehearsal dinner there, with cocktails beforehand at the pool. Ceremony on the front lawn. Cocktails on the side and croquet lawns. Dinner & dancing down on the tent pad. To reach it, you walk down a path and suddenly the tent appears! All lit up! It was magical!
I feel like we used almost every inch of the place over the course of the weekend. The staff was so accomodating, we felt so special. The food was plentiful and superb!
Our every need and whim was met.
I have one regret...no more daughters... or we could do it all again!
I am writing this reveiw as the Mother of the Bride. My daughter and I worked together on this from the start. We engaged Read more...
I am writing this reveiw as the Mother of the Bride. My daughter and I worked together on this from the start. We engaged wedding planners, Simply Chic Events, after we booked the Inn. WISE move for us. There is a LOT to do when planning a wedding, and "our's" was good sized.
The staff changed over during the course of our planning. Happily, for the better!
Ben, the GM, Chelsea, the wedding coordinator, and absolotely everyone else we came in contact with, were superb. We were treated royally throughout. All of our guests were blown away. We had the rehearsal dinner there, with cocktails beforehand at the pool. Ceremony on the front lawn. Cocktails on the side and croquet lawns. Dinner & dancing down on the tent pad. To reach it, you walk down a path and suddenly the tent appears! All lit up! It was magical!
I feel like we used almost every inch of the place over the course of the weekend. The staff was so accomodating, we felt so special. The food was plentiful and superb!
Our every need and whim was met.
I have one regret...no more daughters... or we could do it all again! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Wendi
Wedding:
3/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fantastic. Couldn't ask for a more stress free and fun wedding. The venue was stunning. The staff were exceptionally warm and inviting, greeting me and my finance by our first names; and the food was world class. They made you feel like you were the only ones at the Inn to be attended to. My wedding day was perfect. Thank you Clifton.
Absolutely fantastic. Couldn't ask for a more stress free and fun wedding. The venue was stunning. The staff were Read more...
Absolutely fantastic. Couldn't ask for a more stress free and fun wedding. The venue was stunning. The staff were exceptionally warm and inviting, greeting me and my finance by our first names; and the food was world class. They made you feel like you were the only ones at the Inn to be attended to. My wedding day was perfect. Thank you Clifton. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Clifton Inn made our wedding a dream and personal to us. Every step of the planning process was easy - the event coordinator (Kaitlyn) was very responsive and fun to work with. In general, the Inn was incredibly flexible and willing to meet our special requests (e.g. certain food and drink). I also felt we were getting a good value, particularly considering the quality of the food, and were not being overcharged for anything simply because it was a wedding or because it was specially arranged for us. The food the entire weekend, but most importantly the reception dinner, was incredible (many of our guests complimented it!); definitely not your typical bland wedding fare. The staff is all very kind, personable, and professional. The day-of was seamless, even as the staff calmly and quickly rearranged the setup due to rain. The Inn is elegant but welcoming and made us feel like our wedding was important to them, not "just another wedding".

We enjoyed a stay at the Inn prior to our wedding and it will now always be extra special to us. We definitely plan to go back, as do some of our wedding guests because they were so impressed by everything!
The Clifton Inn made our wedding a dream and personal to us. Every step of the planning process was easy - the event Read more...
The Clifton Inn made our wedding a dream and personal to us. Every step of the planning process was easy - the event coordinator (Kaitlyn) was very responsive and fun to work with. In general, the Inn was incredibly flexible and willing to meet our special requests (e.g. certain food and drink). I also felt we were getting a good value, particularly considering the quality of the food, and were not being overcharged for anything simply because it was a wedding or because it was specially arranged for us. The food the entire weekend, but most importantly the reception dinner, was incredible (many of our guests complimented it!); definitely not your typical bland wedding fare. The staff is all very kind, personable, and professional. The day-of was seamless, even as the staff calmly and quickly rearranged the setup due to rain. The Inn is elegant but welcoming and made us feel like our wedding was important to them, not "just another wedding".

We enjoyed a stay at the Inn prior to our wedding and it will now always be extra special to us. We definitely plan to go back, as do some of our wedding guests because they were so impressed by everything! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Erik
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with our recent wedding at Clifton. We rented it out for the whole weekend, and it was gorgeous! Everyone commented how lovely the rooms were--and the Carriage House, where we stayed, was amazing! We ate multiple meals catered by Clifton, and they were all delicious. My aunt from England even commented that their tea was some of the best she'd ever had--and this was coming from a woman who has tea on a regular basis! Now, I know that every bride is trying to stick to a budget, so I will comment on that, because we feel that Clifton really respected the budgetary parameters that we discussed at the outset. Our budget had to be stretched to make Clifton work, but to their credit, they were very flexible. We picked a weekend in their low season, when they had a deal that the rooms were free for a night. They've had this deal for the past 2 years, so hopefully they'll continue to offer it, because it is a real bargain! Their website will always have their current promotions, so it's worth a look. Even if that promotion disappears or isn't right for you, they may have something else. We also made some other adjustments, like having a reception lunch instead of a dinner. This worked out great--I would heartily recommend this option, with the caveat that lunch portions are smaller, so keep that in mind as you build the meal. If you want a place where your whole family and bridal party can relax together, Clifton is an excellent choice. It is incredibly elegant, but the staff was very gracious and gladly welcomed our down-to-earth family, which included several small children and a dog. Kaitlyn, the wedding coordinator, joined the staff about halfway through our wedding planning process. What a gem! She was very responsive and detail-oriented. I should mention that we got passed around a bit in the beginning before they got Kaitlyn, and we weren't really impressed with her predecessor. But, things immediately improved with Kaitlyn.
We were very pleased with our recent wedding at Clifton. We rented it out for the whole weekend, and it was gorgeous! Read more...
We were very pleased with our recent wedding at Clifton. We rented it out for the whole weekend, and it was gorgeous! Everyone commented how lovely the rooms were--and the Carriage House, where we stayed, was amazing! We ate multiple meals catered by Clifton, and they were all delicious. My aunt from England even commented that their tea was some of the best she'd ever had--and this was coming from a woman who has tea on a regular basis! Now, I know that every bride is trying to stick to a budget, so I will comment on that, because we feel that Clifton really respected the budgetary parameters that we discussed at the outset. Our budget had to be stretched to make Clifton work, but to their credit, they were very flexible. We picked a weekend in their low season, when they had a deal that the rooms were free for a night. They've had this deal for the past 2 years, so hopefully they'll continue to offer it, because it is a real bargain! Their website will always have their current promotions, so it's worth a look. Even if that promotion disappears or isn't right for you, they may have something else. We also made some other adjustments, like having a reception lunch instead of a dinner. This worked out great--I would heartily recommend this option, with the caveat that lunch portions are smaller, so keep that in mind as you build the meal. If you want a place where your whole family and bridal party can relax together, Clifton is an excellent choice. It is incredibly elegant, but the staff was very gracious and gladly welcomed our down-to-earth family, which included several small children and a dog. Kaitlyn, the wedding coordinator, joined the staff about halfway through our wedding planning process. What a gem! She was very responsive and detail-oriented. I should mention that we got passed around a bit in the beginning before they got Kaitlyn, and we weren't really impressed with her predecessor. But, things immediately improved with Kaitlyn. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Leslie
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Not only was the Clifton's food amazing, but the venue and service was perfect. If you have alot of family coming from out of town, the Clifton is the perfect place for your wedding. All of my wedding party and several of my family members from out of town stayed at the Clifton and we were able to celebrate the entire weekend, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, and day after brunch in one place. The service was excellent and they were really willing to work with me through the whole process to ensure that my wedding weekend was perfect! The price may be more than some other venues, but the quality of what you get is definitely worth it!
Not only was the Clifton's food amazing, but the venue and service was perfect. If you have alot of family coming from out Read more...
Not only was the Clifton's food amazing, but the venue and service was perfect. If you have alot of family coming from out of town, the Clifton is the perfect place for your wedding. All of my wedding party and several of my family members from out of town stayed at the Clifton and we were able to celebrate the entire weekend, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, and day after brunch in one place. The service was excellent and they were really willing to work with me through the whole process to ensure that my wedding weekend was perfect! The price may be more than some other venues, but the quality of what you get is definitely worth it! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Alexis
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely top notch. From soup to nuts, Clifton handled our wedding with kid gloves and incredible hospitality. Defne was more than an onsite wedding coordinator, she was undoubtedly part of our wedding. The food was great, the service was on point, and the venue is just breathtaking.

We want to get married there again & again!
Absolutely top notch. From soup to nuts, Clifton handled our wedding with kid gloves and incredible hospitality. Defne was Read more...
Absolutely top notch. From soup to nuts, Clifton handled our wedding with kid gloves and incredible hospitality. Defne was more than an onsite wedding coordinator, she was undoubtedly part of our wedding. The food was great, the service was on point, and the venue is just breathtaking.

We want to get married there again & again! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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