What would a Charlottesville meeting be without history? At Clifton we’ve got more than you can even imagine, dating back to the days of Thomas Jefferson himself (the property was first owned by Jefferson’s son-in-law, Thomas Mann Randolph).
Jefferson’s Wine Cellar
Jefferson’s Wine Cellar celebrates our third President’s noted passion for wine, which he developed while American Ambassador to France (he is widely credited as the father of today’s burgeoning and internationally-acclaimed Virginia wine scene). Offering the ultimate in privacy and comfort, this unique space can accommodate 20 participants, conference style and is a perfect spot for executive board meetings, serious corporate negotiations or festive dinners. The Wine Cellar can also be fully equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual, digital and other presentation technologies.
The Verandah is one of the most enticing meeting spaces in Charlottesville. Bathed in sunlight thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and boasting panoramic views of Clifton’s lush gardens and the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond, the Verandah can accommodate up to 60. It’s the perfect way to shed a little light, and a lot of inspiration on any important meeting subject!
Collina Board Room
How about infusing your Charlottesville meeting with all of the comforts of home at the Collina Farm Boardroom? Located on property adjacent to Clifton, this classic farmhouse offers a smaller, more intimate “boardroom” complete with a working fireplace and access to two lovely porches. The design sensibility is clean and simple elegance – purposely uncluttered in order to promote clear thinking. And while the house can be equipped with Power Point and AV technology, this room is intentionally designed to encourage its occupants to use the most spectacular hi-tech devices of all: their minds!
President’s Meeting Room
Our Presidents Meeting Room offers a stately-drawing room setting, of late 18th Century design including characteristic moldings and wainscoting inspired by the architectural plans of noted NY City architect Andrew Kotchen. The room can accommodate groups of up to 50 participants, theater style or up to 25 executives around a conference table, or 40 for a dinner, and can be equipped with all of the state-of-the art meeting technologies you may need.