The Bradbury

Charlottesville, VA
Verified Venue

Elegant & Beautiful: Charlottesville's Newest Event 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 stretch skyward to a soaring ceiling. The former stately bank lobby is the heart of the event space where your guests fan out among built-in private bars, a welcoming mezzanine with an exclusive private dining room and converted bank vault spaces, one of which serves as a vibrant art gallery.

With 1,800 square feet of usable private indoor space, the versatile Bradbury features turn-of-the-century American architecture ready for modern day weddings and rehearsals. Together the great hall and art gallery form the main Vault Virginia event space, a dramatic and stately venue for buzzing cocktail receptions and elaborate banquets. Dance and dine beneath original glass-pane windows and chic sparkling chandeliers fixed from an exposed high ceiling.

The Bradbury emanates elegance with the perfect dash of historic Charlottesville grandeur for unforgettable wedding day hospitality and grace. Customize your dream event space among the grand ballroom, stylish mezzanine and a picturesque terrace. 

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The Location


Located on the historic Downtown Mall in the heart of Charlottesville’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district, a sparkling collection of more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants and a nostalgic trolley service comprise this beautifully restored brick-paved destination.

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.


5 mi to Monticello
9 mi to Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
1 mi to UVA
25 mi to Shenandoah National Park

300 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • 5-Star catering & service from Harvest Moon
  • Custom built-in bar
  • State-of-the-art lighting and speaker system

By the Numbers

  • 1,800 square feet of usable private indoor space
  • 125 seated guest reception capacity
  • 180 standing cocktail reception guest capacity
  • 200 standing private bar party guest capacity

Make it Yours

  • The private dining room on the mezzanine level is the perfect place to transform into the bridal suite or a green room for the band.
  • The main vault gallery is home to rotating art exhibits and makes the ideal setting for a speakeasy or bridal-party lounge.

Get Married at The Bradbury

Every wedding starts with a beautiful venue. Let’s find yours.

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