Graduate Charlottesville 1309 West Main Street • Charlottesville • VA 22903

Graduate Charlottesville

1309 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It's situated at the heart of Main Street, across from iconic Charlottesville spots The Corner and The Grounds. And, like its sister Graduate properties, it boasts the feel of a five-star resort with the warm, welcoming surroundings of an intimate boutique hotel.
  • The Piedmont Ballroom is replete with gracious Southern charm, with rows of windows offering views of the Northeast Mountains and an attached terrace just right for an al fresco cocktail hour.
  • Get "home away from home" vibes in their cheerful, eclectic rooms—all Graduate accommodations boast super-comfy beds, Malin + Goetz toiletries, and cheeky, fun decor that references local style and culture.


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Short & Sweet Package
Pricing starts at $2,000 for up to 30 guests.

  • Choice of space space for 1.5-hour ceremony, toast, and photos
  • 1-hour setup and 30-minute breakdown
  • Champagne toast for all
  • Complimentary accommodations for the couple on the wedding night
  • Discounted room and parking rates for the couple and guests

Let's Celebrate Package
Pricing starts at $1,000+ location fee and $25+/person for up to 50 guests.

  • Choice of space for 4-hour event, plus 1-hour setup and 1-hour breakdown
  • Use of bridal suite for 4 hours
  • Champagne toast for guests
  • Chef's choice display and hors d'oeuvres and dessert
  • Votives, china, flatware, glassware, and linens
  • Complimentary suite + welcome amenity for the wedding couple
  • Complimentary event parking and discounted room rates for guests

Social distancing measures will be followed. Contact the venue for more details.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $500/event and up
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
    • Package chosen
    • Type of event
Package Prices
  • $4,000/event and up
  • The package prices vary depending on the guest count and package chosen and include catering and alcohol.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $2,000/event and up
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
    • Guest count
    • Event duration
    • Type of event
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $25/person and up
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 24%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 178 80
Cocktails, etc. Standing 275 150
Reception Seated 125 40
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 125.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations Details
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 6am–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Hotel
  • Penthouse / Rooftop
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • Restaurant

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Hills
  • Panoramic


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