The Bradbury Collection
A Chic City Soirée in Downtown Charlottesville
Set on the historic Downtown Mall in the heart of Charlottesville’s humming shopping, dining, and entertainment district, The Bradbury brings a highly polished touch of elegance and opulence to wedding ceremonies, receptions and celebrations.
Marble floors, gilded massive columns, soaring ceilings and posh chandeliers are just the beginning. Customize 1,800 square feet of usable private event space to your liking, shaping the former bank lobby, converted bank vault spaces, secluded built-in bars, expansive mezzanine and vibrant art gallery to host your dream gathering.
The Bradbury’s turn-of-the-century American architecture and main Vault Virginia event space are well suited for a graceful, modern urban wedding. In-house culinary experts from five-star Harvest Moon Catering ensure the highest level of service and fresh locally sourced ingredients while Sarah Cramer Photography and coveted top-tier wedding planner Dickie Morris handle all the details so you can cherish every moment with loved ones.
Ceremony & Reception Venue
From the moment you cross the threshold, The Bradbury will take your breath away—marble floors gleam beneath your feet, while gilded massive columns reach up to a soaring ceiling. This is the former bank lobby and the heart of the event space, which also includes built-in bars, a mezzanine with private dining room, and converted bank vault spaces, one of which serves as an art gallery.
Catering & Bar Services
Delight guests with exclusive five-star catering by Harvest Moon. The trusted Charlottesville caterer goes the extra mile, connecting with regional farmers, foragers and cheese mongers. Host a four-course seated dinner in the grand former bank lobby. Curate a lively cocktail reception in a bank vault turned art gallery. The Bradbury’s dramatic spaces and Harvest Moon’s from-scratch philosophy combine for reception perfection.
Florals & Decor
Your floral canvas is limitless throughout this elegant, versatile event space. Shape your Bradbury wedding experience with freshly prepared blooms from vetted and preferred florists like Blue Ridge Floral Design or Hedge Fine Blooms. Select from hand-plucked locally grown fragrant flowers to design luscious ceremony florals and table-enhancing reception centerpieces that pop among The Bradbury’s turn-of-the-century American architecture.
Hedge Fine Blooms
A diverse Charlottesville design experience inspired by European flower markets.
Tableware, Linens & Rentals
Shape your urban ceremony, reception or rehearsal among 1,800 glorious square feet of private indoor space. Tap into the area’s top boutique-style rental companies to create one-of-a-kind ambiance. Build upon The Bradbury’s noble marble floors and massive soaring columns with Mid-century décor pieces. Transform the stately Vault Virginia into a posh 1920’s speakeasy and elevate the experience with plush lounge furniture and a custom dance floor.
Clean lines, sharp architecture and soft, natural lighting pouring in through The Bradbury’s original glass-pane windows set the stage for breathtaking photography. Backdrops flow from Charlottesville’s buzzing historic Downtown Mall outside into gilded columns and grand ceilings inside. Breathtaking fine art photography by professionals like Sarah Cramer Photography tell your story within stylish spaces that include unique converted bank vaults and a private mezzanine dining room.
Planning, Coordination & Design
When you’re in the hands of Charlottesville's top-tier wedding planners, you can expect inspired and thoughtful care, stealth reception and ceremony design and downtown logistics pulled off in a cool under-the-radar demeanor. Vetted planners, including Bradbury preferred planner Dickie Morris from Just a Little Ditty Events, take The Bradbury’s grace and grandeur and add special-to-you design elements, finding those custom angles and creating the fairytale magic that really makes this historic venue sing.
Hannah Rose Events
Supportive, proactive, organized, and kind wedding planning.