Clifton is the premier venue in Charlottesville for hosting cooking classes. Participants work with Executive Chef Tucker Yoder and his staff to prepare one or more courses for a lunch or dinner menu. It is great fun and often creates the opportunity to breakdown previously constructed barriers as executives must work cooperatively to reach their objective.
Direct meeting attendees around miles of well-marked hiking trails around the 18-acre lake and other parts of the 100-acre private estate, including trails bordering the beautiful Rivanna River-giving them the opportunity to wander and talk as long as neccessary. Play a game of croquet or tennis. Relax by the pool. Fish from the dock. Engage in a game of badminton on the front lawn. Teambuilding is a great way get your group to think in a different way, in a different environment-Clifton, the place you want to be.
The Clifton staff is happy to arrange an array of activities for your group’s enjoyment. Favorites of our clients include tours of Monticello, visits to local vineyards, shopping on the downtown mall, golf and teambuilding activities. Transportation can also be arranged to all locations.
Food & Beverage Options
You can incorporate Clifton’s award-winning cuisine into virtually every aspect of your meeting experience. From quick meeting breaks to luxurious dinners, Chef Tucker Yoder and his staff will work with you to deliver your favorite selections off the Clifton menu – or help you create a custom menu just for your group.
Looking to highlight your gala dinner event with a special culinary theme? We can do that. Prefer an intimate chef’s table experience where your group of ten or fewer gets exclusive access to the Chef and his team? We can do that too. On a creative roll and just need a favorite appetizer or a round of banana smoothies to keep those ideas coming? Sit tight, they’re on their way.
Social & Corporate Events
Clifton is the perfect location for your next social event, board meeting or corporate retreat. Meet on the lawn. Savor the chef’s table. Take a break poolside. Celebrate in the wine cellar. Clifton can offer any of these options or even exclusive use of our entire property.
Food & Beverage Options
To view food and beverage options click here. Our culinary team is also happy to create a custom menu for your event.
Meeting & Event Space Capacities
*Please note that the numbers listed below are maximum capacities for each space. These numbers may vary based on your set-up, food & beverage and audio-visual equipment requirements.
|Dining Room||31 x 17||40 people||$475 Privacy Fee|
|Wine Cellar||25 x 12||20 people||$325 Privacy Fee|
|Verandah + Outdoor Terrace+Back Lawn
(Food & Beverage Minimum: $5,000)
|55 x 10
20 x 92
|$750 Privacy Fee (November – March)$1,250 Privacy Fee
(April – October)
|Living Room||17 x 16||18 people||$275 Privacy Fee|
|Gazebo||14 x 14||10 people||$195 Privacy Fee|
|Croquet Lawn||56 x 34||100 people
250 people theatre style
|$225 Privacy Fee|
|Garden||50 people||$225 Privacy Fee|
|Collina Farm (Tented event)||150 people||$750 Catering Fee plus rental of 4 Collina rooms|
Clifton can provide complete audio-visual services. Anything you need, we can provide. That is Clifton’s motto.
We have the following items available for rent:
DVD Player: $25
Projection screen: $50
Projector (for DVD or laptop): $125
Projector & Screen: $150
Large speaker system w. cordless microphone: $125
Small speaker system: $50
More extensive audio-visual services can also be arranged, such as:
A/V Rental and Staging
Video and Computer Projection Equipment
Lighting and Sound Production and Design
Office Equipment Rental
We are happy to arrange activities for your guests during their stay. Favorites of our current clients include tours of Monticello, Visits to Local Vineyards, Downtown Shopping Trips, Golf and Team-building Activities. Transportation can also be arranged to all locations.
Contact us at 434.971.1800 to plan your upcoming event or meeting today!