Jefferson Library




Nestled within the Monticello Mountains on Thomas Jefferson Parkway, the Jefferson Library lies in the heart of the rural community of Charlottesville and presents brides and grooms a remarkable space to host a magical wedding and reception. Positioned northwest of Richmond, this venue features a central location that is easily accessed by nearby highways and airports, making it an ideal choice for couples with traveling wedding day guests. A free-standing library dedicated to the study of our Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, the Jefferson Library offers couples three unique spaces within the venue to share your vows. Whether you prefer the state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment of the Berkeley Room, intimate layout of the Nichols Room, or historic charm and adjacent gardens of the Kenwood, each choice provides the captivating wedding day photos you always dreamed of. If you desire a historic and memorable space to tie the knot, consider the Jefferson Library for you special moment with family and friends.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center


Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Reception: 120 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 6:00 PM. Events must end by 11:00 PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $8,000 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The rental includes philanthropic gift to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Jefferson Library is estimated at between $14,690 and $19,302 for a reception only for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Coat check room
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
Valet parking or shuttle service required
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM