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The American Hotel

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About The American Hotel

The American Hotel is a historic, loft-style banquet hall and wedding venue located in Staunton, Virginia. The American Hotel prides itself on providing couples with the wedding of their dreams, offering an elegant and straightforward style that is truly reflective of Virginian charm. Renowned for its inviting atmosphere, the venue’s mid-19th-century design features chandelier lighting and an abundance of rustic and exquisite decor. The American Hotel services couples in Staunton, Richmond, Charlottesville, and Roanoke. There, you will be able to provide your guests with an experience they won't soon forget.

Facilities and Capacity
The American Hotel accommodates up to 240 guests and offers three event spaces in which couples may host their ceremony and reception. There is a space for a seated reception where 200 guests can comfortably witness your special day. Within the area, there is ample room for extras such as a bar, a cake table, a gift table, a dance floor, and space for a DJ. Plenty of parking is available around the venue, so your guests can be sure that they will have a spot. If your wedding is host to a caterer, there is a large prep-room on-site that has abundant counter space and a shelved cooler.

Services Offered
The American Hotel offers a variety of packages that can be affordable for a range of budgets. Whether you desire an opulent, grand wedding or a cozy, intimate one, The American Hotel can provide a solution that can work for you. Couples who book The American Hotel benefit from the following services and amenities:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings
  • Event planning
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet-friendly
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Server(s)

The American Hotel offers in-house catering which utilizes buffet, family-style and station serving styles.

Other Facilities
The American Hotel provides the following wedding-event facilities to couples:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Cocktail reception
  • Bridal suite

Other Services
The following transportation and access-related services are provided to all guests:

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

The American Hotel was originally built in 1855 by the Central Virginia Railroad Company. Located in the Wharf area of Staunton, Virginia, the venue offered passengers the ultimate convenience. The classic charm is still evident in the walls of the building today and the grandeur of the original structure can still be felt throughout the venue.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The American Hotel is located thirty minutes west of Charlottesville, Virgina and thirty minutes south of HarrisoVirginiaVirgina.

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25 Reviews for The American Hotel

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25 The American Hotel Reviews


Married on 06/17/2017

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

In addition to using the venue itself, Peter catered our rehearsal dinner at the cafe and served as our day-of coordinator. He also special ordered linens in our colors. He was attentive, personal, ... Read more professional, and kind. The venue was absolutely gorgeous and everything was clean and organized. He locked on a new cake for us when our baker cancelled less than two hours before the ceremony, he helped me fix my skirt prior to walking down the aisle so that it looked perfect, and so many other little things. We highly recommend Peter and The American Hotel.


Married on 11/01/2017

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

My husband and I had our wedding here last fall. We could not have asked for a better experience with the venue and Peter. He was beyond helpful, always took the time to answer our questions, made ... Read more great vendor recommendations, and provided wonderful assistance night-of. Such a beautiful, historic space.


Married on 09/16/2017

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Great space for a wedding ceremony and reception. It was exactly what we wanted. Read more Great space for a wedding ceremony and reception. It was exactly what we wanted.

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