Located on the bricks of the downtown mall

Opened in early 2013, Old Metropolitan Hall is a beautifully restored historic event and wedding venue in downtown Charlottesville. We’ve created an elegant private event space designed to provide you with a polished setting for your special occasion or business event. We work with Charlottesville caterers and event vendors to bring your social and corporate events to fruition. Our ballroom, bar cellar, and seasonal outdoor patio are the perfect spaces for your cocktail party, wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or private party.

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The Ballroom

Elegant and versatile, Old Metropolitan Hall features an expansive upstairs ballroom displaying aged wood floors, 14 ft ceilings adorned with their original antique tin tiles, and white-washed walls, all exquisitely lit with era-inspired glass chandeliers.  Whether dressed in white linen and cascading florals or with rustic details and bare farm tables, Old Metropolitan Hall provides the perfect venue for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, gala, fundraiser, reception, or next unique event. Destination Wedding Designed, Old Met was created for the large rehearsal dinner (60-95p) or the downtown reception/ceremony. Comes with a mobile, wooden bar.

The Cellar

Downstairs opens up onto a more intimate space with black and white diamond flooring, a custom built-in copper bar, exposed beams, and enough room for your DJ or band. Before dinner, enjoy cocktails out on the patio or in the bar lounge. Includes a fully functioning bar with sink, ice machine, fridge, and wine cooler.

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The Patio

We also feature an outdoor patio seasonally, providing our guests the opportunity to converse amidst the Downtown Mall.  Comes with rod-iron cocktail tables. 

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