Grace Church | Red Hill offers a warm, intimate venue within a few minutes of downtown Charlottesville. We welcome all individuals, community groups, and organizations. Your event is special to us and we look forward to being part of it.
Our congregation celebrates all practices and the calling of all religious professionals. Our church welcomes couples wishing to marry without regard to color, sex, disability, affectional orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, or socioeconomic status.
As part of our ministry, we encourage you to hold a sustainably-focused event and avoid as much waste as possible. Green services we offer include: recycling, composting, and alternate ideas for securing an environmentally friendly function/occasion.
Grace Church | Red Hill Rental Space: Terms and Conditions + Rules
Age requirement for rentals: 25 and up
Decorations and flowers are fine, but they should not cause any damage to the property (no holes in wood, or marks on paint)
Securing the Organist
The church organist administers use of the organ at Grace Hill. Normally, the organist of St. Mark will play at all weddings where organ music is desired. We will provide you with the name of the organist and it will be your responsibility to contact the organist directly to determine if he/she is available, and to schedule an appointment to make musical selections for the wedding service. The fee for this service is listed on our pricing sheet. If the couple selects someone other than Grace Hill organist, that organist must discuss the use of our organ with Grace Church organist.
Set-up and Clean-up
It is the responsibility of the couple to make arrangements for set-up of the church facilities. Grace Hill will provide general cleaning of the church facilities after the wedding and or/reception. All trash/recycling will be placed in the appropriate receptacle— items should not be left on surfaces. Compost service is available upon request— we provide the bins but it is the renters responsibility to ensure that they are closed before they leave the venue.
All lights must be turned off lights and turn off the heat/A/C and lock the doors before they leave. The venue keys must be placed in the lock box outside the venue.
Any late arrangements, submissions, changes, and/or exceptions must be approved 5 days prior to the event.
Should an event occur that you must cancel. You have up to 10 days prior to the agreed upon date to cancel. If cancelled after that time frame, you surrender your security deposit of $200. If any damage occurs, Grace Church will first use the security deposit to repair. If the repair costs exceed the Damage Waiver fee, Client will be responsible for the amount in excess of the Damage Waiver Fee they already paid. All damage and repairs will be discussed with Client immediately before making any repairs.
Damages include, but are not limited to chipped, cracked or broken items, stained and dirtied upholstery or fabric that are beyond normal wear and tear, loss or damage due to theft, burglary, misuse, abuse, theft by conversion, intentional damage, disappearance, or loss due to Client’s failure to care for the Rental Items, including damage as a result of leaving Rental Items out in the rain or in a sprinkler system.
GC|RH is a hidden gem for weddings, retreats, association meetings, and more. Sitting on the edge of Charlottesville, it's in a completely serene location, that is nonetheless convenient and comfortable.
Grace Church | Red Hill is an ecumenical community in the Episcopal tradition.