The Wool Factory

Charlottesville, VA
8
Wedding
Weddings
Verified Venue

Pristinely Preserved Industrial Design

On the edge of downtown Charlottesville, The Wool Factory rests in a beautifully restored 19th century textile mill surrounded by lush greenery and a soothing creek. Clean lines and aesthetically pleasing exposed brick add an ideal touch of history blended with posh modern day amenities. This unique Charlottesville venue offers more than 6,000 square feet of space and maintains its original industrial bones.
 
No two weddings are the same at The Wool Factory, where indoor and outdoor spaces offer a blank canvas and built-in historic character and minimalist design allow limitless potential. Install up-lighting and an elevated stage for a concert hall theme. Hang light constellations and tree swings in the reception hall for romantic countryside vibes. Outfit the property’s walnut farm tables in rich seasonal floral installations, playing up natural lighting and lush views.
 
“We offer a hyper-industrial feel with a touch of nature. It’s not your typical Charlottesville setting,” says Wool Factory Event Sales Manager Mitchell Ford. The reinvented Historic Woolen Mills property flows from the intimate multi-level Workshop and Broadcloth private dining spaces to an airy main event hall and out onto the spacious courtyard strung in festive bistro lighting. A dedicated dressing loft is prime for pre-ceremony primping.

The perfect blend of urban refinement and soothing nature, guests enjoy exploring the onsite microbrewery, craft coffee and wine offerings and peaceful outdoor gathering spaces. Celebrated executive chef Tucker Yoder and executive pastry chef Rachel DeJong offer in-house catering and desserts for smaller scale to grandiose weddings. The culinary team focuses on peak-season local ingredients while working closely with you to design an unforgettable menu.

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VENUE TYPE
Industrial Spaces
CEREMONY SETTING
Indoor & Outdoor
GUEST CAPACITY
220
PRICE LEVEL
Premium

Real talk with Event Sales Manager Mitchell Ford

If you want to not worry about anything, just come and have a good time and express yourself through the décor and food, we welcome that. It doesn’t matter if your wedding is 40 people or 240 people, if it’s two years or two months away — we can truthfully make that wedding happen.

12-20
WEDDINGS PER YEAR
3
YEARS IN BIZ

My biggest piece of advice is…

One thing I always tell couples in the planning process is to have your big picture in mind — layout the must-haves and then grow from there.

My favorite special wedding moment is…

the first look never gets old. Couples have different reactions, but it’s really the moment when they realize the magic of the day and the spark happens.

A Wool Factory must is…

the food.** **Chef Tucker makes amazing meals. If there’s something that you’re craving, he can create it.

The Location

Setting

Just one mile from downtown Charlottesville, The Wool Factory rests in a beautifully restored 19th-century textile mill surrounded by lush greenery and a soothing creek.

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.

Proximity

10 mi to Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
2 mi to Downtown Mall
4 mi to Monticello 
3 mi to UVA
25 mi to Shenandoah National Park

1837 Broadway St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Onsite craft microbrewery
  • In-house catering available
  • Mobile bar
  • Custom locally made tables and benches

By the Numbers

  • 6,000 square feet of event space
  • 360 seated guest capacity for dinner
  • 220 seated guest capacity for the ceremony site

Make it Yours

  • Work with renowned executive chef Tucker Yoder to craft a delicious locally sourced menu based on what's in season the month of your wedding.
  • Outfit the dedicated dressing loft as your pre-ceremony primping bridal party or groomsman lounge.

Get Married at The Wool Factory

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

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