Colonnade Club

Charlottesville, VA
Verified Venue

Revered Historic Grounds and Gardens

Wrap wedding guests in the Colonnade Club's historic charm and timeless tranquility. Noted as the University of Virginia's first building, Pavilion VII dates back to 1817 and hosts weddings, rehearsals and overnight stays.

Cater a welcome reception inside a Pavilion VII banquet room surrounded by stunning Jeffersonian art and furnishings. Arrange an outdoor ceremony on the beautifully manicured lawn embraced by shade trees and classic architecture of the surrounding pavilions. Dine and dance under the stars in the gorgeous gardens where your favorite music, custom lighting and fresh evening air combine for a enchanting experience.

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The Location


Located on the historic University of Virginia grounds, the Colonnade Club offers a gorgeous view of some of the university’s most well-known landmarks.

Things To Do

Charlottesville is home to thriving orchards, farms, and more than 40 wineries that inspire unforgettable restaurant experiences. Hiking in Shenandoah National Park, renowned river kayaking, and championship golf offer thrills while a celebrated theater and local live music scene entertain. Our stages are well stocked with highly coveted acts. In fact, Charlottesville is where Dave Matthews Band and Coran Capshaw's Red Light Management — the largest independent music management company in the world — got their start. For a taste of history, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier, and James Monroe’s Highland offer guided glimpses into the Founding Fathers’ legacies.


8 mi to Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
2 mi to Downtown Mall
6 mi to Monticello
0 mi to UVA
30 mi to Shenandoah National Park

West Lawn Pavillion VII, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Eight handsomely furnished guest rooms with unique views of the Central Grounds
  • Seasoned events staff to guide you through the planning process
  • Bridal and groom dressing area available at extra fee

By the Numbers

  • 150 seated guest capacity for reception
  • 150 seated guest capacity for ceremony

Make it Yours

  • Snap wedding party photos on the lush lawn in front of classic architecture
  • Place your custom ceremony altar deep in the thick green trees and rich colorful flower garden
  • Invite family to relish in overnight accommodations in the heart of Jefferson’s Academical Village

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