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5 Inn at Darden Reviews
Married on 04/13/2019
A beautiful Charlottesville wedding for two 'Hoos
Following our wedding ceremony at the UVA Chapel, we had our cocktail hour at Darden’s South Lounge and our reception at Darden’s Abbott Center Dining Room. The venue was absolutely fantastic. The ... Read more spaces were beautiful and had indoor/outdoor components. Darden also handled all of our catering, which made planning a breeze (and the food was delicious!). The staff was extremely friendly and made sure everything was done as we requested. Kim Olzer and her team went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect on our wedding day. We could not have imagined a better reception. Thank you for helping to make our wedding so special!
Married on 09/17/2016
We used the Darden Inn as a secondary room block for our main hotel, Boars Head Inn. They were super easy to work with and provided a great rate for our guests. Those who stayed their loved their ... Read more rooms! Darden Inn also does not (at least at the time of our wedding) require a deposit or minimum for room blocks--a huge plus over some other areas. The only downsides are that almost all of the rooms are single queens, not great for friends looking to share, and that if your fall wedding date happens to be on the same date as a home football game you may not be able to use them. But regardless, we highly recommend!
Married on 04/06/2013
We found the Abbott Center (at the UVA Darden School of Business) after becoming frustrated with the very limited options in Charlottesville. We knew we didn't want a winery wedding, and we also ... Read more wanted to showcase Charlottesville's unique culture and beauty to our mostly out-of-town guests. Thus, a generic ballroom was out. We're so grateful that we found Darden! It was an amazing experience for us and our guests. Their management focuses mostly on UVA events, and they are only just getting into the wedding market, so some parts of the planning process were a little difficult to navigate. Our event manager was also new to the business, so it was sometimes hard to work with her. But, the wedding weekend made it more than worth it! All of our guests stayed in a 45-room block at the Inn at Darden ($105 per night!!), within walking distance of the Friday night welcome event (at the Darden Pub), the reception (in the ballroom), and the Sunday brunch (also in the ballroom). It was early spring, so the grounds were absolutely GORGEOUS. Walk around the week before to see all of the gardens on the campus - so you can tell your photographer where you want to be photographed. The ball room itself is so classy, and very beautiful. Sandra, the dining room manager, is superb, and her staff provides exceptional service. We cannot say enough about how well everyone treated our guests - from the ladies at the front desk of the Inn, to the cocktail waiters, to the bartenders, etc. It was entirely first-class. We had our cocktail our in the South Lounge, which is gorgeous if you can get it. Our photographer climbed up to the rotunda, to got a shot looking down over us and all of our guests. If you're looking for a Charlottesville venue that's "Charlottesvill-y" without being "too UVA" (I work there, but neither of us are alumni), definitely check out Darden!!
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Describe your venue
Ballroom, Historic Building, Hotel
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
What months are included in your off-peak season?
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
10 Duffy Blvd. Charlottesville, 22903