Old Metropolitan Hall

Charlottesville, VA
Verified Venue

Ballroom Delight

Located on the bricks of the beautiful downtown pedestrian mall surrounded by some of Charlottesville's best restaurants and revered historical landmarks, Old Metropolitan glints with original early 1900s tin ceiling tiles and gracefully restored architectural details.

Couples relish in two floors of intentionally designed event space. Gather on the outdoor patio for a delicious al fresco welcome dinner. Or host an intimate family feast in the quaint library hidden under the downtown mall. Settle into the cellar's black and white diamond flooring, custom built-in copper bar and exposed brick and wooden beams for a stylish cocktail hour or tuck away for a quiet private dance.

Design a gorgeously lit Old Metropolitan ceremony filled with natural light and breathtaking chandeliers among a jaw-dropping floor-to-ceiling mirrored wall. Romantic, elegant and charming receptions happen in the upstairs ballroom with tall ceilings and beautiful wooden floors. Choose from a chic cocktail-style gathering arrangement or traditional seated dining. A ceremony at Old Metropolitan Hall means exclusive use of the venue and all the essential amenities.

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The Location


Old Metropolitan Hall is a beautifully restored historic event and wedding venue in downtown Charlottesville.

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.


9 mi to Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
0.2 mi to Downtown Mall
4 mi to Monticello
1 mi to UVA
24 mi to Shenandoah National Park

101 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Two stories of event space
  • Era-inspired glass chandeliers
  • Hand-crafted farm tables
  • Custom built-in copper bar
  • Hidden library room with tables and chairs
  • Outdoor patio

By the Numbers

  • 80 seated guest capacity for reception
  • 80 seated guest capacity for ceremony

Make it Yours

  • Line the event hall with flickering candles and fragrant florals to reflect in the floor-to-ceiling mirrored wall
  • Choreograph your first dance in the upstairs ballroom and float across beautiful wooden floors
  • Embrace the downstairs bar and cellar's speakeasy vibe and host a themed rehearsal dinner

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