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Thank you for choosing The Jefferson Hotel! This summer we will completing the final phase of our renovation project. While enjoying our beautiful, newly-constructed guest rooms, you will see first-hand the magnificent restoration occurring in the Rotunda lobby to maintain its historic beauty and preserve it for generations to come.

The indoor pool will also be closed through August 26, 2016. Pool and guest privileges will continue to be available at the Greater Richmond YMCA directly across the street.

Lemaire will be providing dinner service from their summer menu in TJ's Restaurant while the Lemaire kitchen and dining rooms are being refreshed. Sunday Champagne brunch service will resume on September 11.

We look forward to your visit! Please call our
reservations team at 800-424-8014
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Did You Know?

  • The Jefferson Hotel was supposed to open on November 1, 1895, but at the last minute it was realized that November 1 was a Friday, and it was considered bad luck to start anything on a Friday. So the hotel was opened on Halloween instead.

  • From the time the hotel opened until 1937, rooms were just $1.50 per night.  A room with a private bath was $1 more per night.

  • The Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the hotel in 1949 cost $2.50.

  • When Elvis stayed at the hotel in 1956, he brought his own television and the hotel manager was shocked that Elvis ate his bacon with his fingers.

  • In the mid 1950s, the hotel had a pink limousine to drive guests throughout the city.

  • The Jefferson has been in several movies including My Dinner with Andre (1981), First Kid (1996), HBO's Ironed Jawed Angels (2004), The American President (1995) and the recently discovered Rock and Roll Hotel (early 1980's).

  • Alligators once resided in marble pools in the Palm Court Lobby.  Richmonders would vacation in Florida and bring the baby alligators home as pets.  As they outgrew sinks and bathtubs, residents would bring them to live at The Jefferson.  Tour the hotel’s public area and see how many alligators you can find today!

  • Thirteen US Presidents, including Harrison, McKinley, Wilson, Coolidge, Taft, both Roosevelts (Theodore and Franklin Delano), Truman and Reagan, both Bushes (George H. W. and George W.), Clinton and Obama have been guests at The Jefferson Hotel.

  • Legend says that Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was discovered by his life-long agent while dancing across the dining room at The Jefferson Hotel. 

  • Frank Sinatra once entertained guests in Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel with an impromptu performance after enjoying his dinner.

  • Artifacts from over a century of the hotel’s history are housed in a museum at the bottom of The Grand Staircase, including a photo of Elvis at the hotel's old lunch counter.

  • The priceless statue of Thomas Jefferson that stands watch over the Palm Court lobby has only left his post on one occasion.  In the 1902 hotel fire, he was rescued from the building only to have his head bumped on the cobblestones.  He took a brief vacation to Edward Valentine’s art studio where his head was reattached.

  • The Grand Staircase at The Jefferson Hotel has long been rumored to be the staircase featured in the iconic film, Gone with the Wind.

  • The Jefferson Hotel is often cited as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture still in existence today.

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HOST BAR

Host Bar Service may be arranged either on a per drink consumption basis or on a per person per hour basis.

BAR SERVICE BASED ON CONSUMPTION

Call Brands $6.75
Premium Brands $7.25
Top Shelf $7.75
Cordials and Cognacs $8.75
Domestic Beer $5.50
Imported Beer $6.00
Craft Beer $7.00
Non-Alcoholic Beer $5.50
Jefferson Centennial Wine $6.25
Mineral Waters $3.50
Soft Drinks $3.50
Sparkling Cider $16.00/bottle
Non-Alcoholic Punch $60.00/Gallon

BAR SERVICE BASED ON HOURLY SERVICE

Wine and Beer Bar (Domestic and Imported Beers, Jefferson Wine):
$13.50 Per Person for first Hour
$7.75 per person for each Continuous Hour or Part of an Hour

Call Brands: $14.50 per person for First Hour
$8.75 per person for each Continuous Hour or Part of an Hour

Premium Brands: $15.50 per person for First Hour
$9.25 per person for each Continuous Hour or Part of an Hour

Top Shelf Brands: $17.50 per person for First Hour
$9.75 per person for each Continuous Hour or Part of an Hour

CASH BARS

Call Brands $7.50
Premium Brands $8.00
Top Shelf Brands $8.50
Cordials and Cognacs $9.75
Domestic Beer $6.00
Imported Beer $6.50
Craft Beer $7.75
Non-Alcoholic Beer $6.25
Jefferson Centennial Wine $7.25
Mineral Waters and Soft Drinks $4.00

Cash Bar Prices include Applicable Taxes 

BAR SNACKS

Virginia Peanuts. . . .$32 per bowl
Mixed Nuts. . . .$42 per bowl
Bar Mix, Chex Mix or Trail Mix. . . .$28 per bowl

BEVERAGES

BARTENDER CHARGES:

One Bartender is recommended per 75-100 people for any period up to Three Hours - $100 each
Each Additional Hour Thereafter - $25

 

Call Brands

Vodka: Smirnoff
Gin: Beefeater
Rum: Bacardi
Bourbon: Jim Beam
Scotch: Dewar’s White Label
Whiskey: Seagram’s 7

Premium Brands

Vodka: Absolut
Gin: Tanqueray
Rum: Bacardi
Bourbon: Jack Daniels
Scotch: Chivas Regal
Whiskey: Seagram’s VO

Top Shelf Brands

Vodka: Grey Goose
Gin: Bombay Sapphire
Rum: Mount Gay
Bourbon: Maker’s Mark
Scotch: Johnny Walker Black
Whiskey: Crown Royal

Cordials and Cognacs

B&B
Bailey’s Irish Cream
Courvoisier
Disoranno Amaretto
Frangelico
Grand Marnier
Kahlua
Remy Martin

Jefferson Centennial Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Merlot
Pinot Grigio

Domestic Beers

Budweiser
Michelob Ultra
Miller Lite

Imported Beers

Amstel Light
Corona
Heineken

Craft Beers

Blue Mountain Full Nelson
Blue Mountain Lager
Bold Rock Cider
Champion Killer Kolsch
Devil's Backbone 8pt IPA
Hardywood Park Singel
Hardywood Pils
Legend Brown Ale

Domestic and Imported Beers come standard on all consumption bars.
Craft beers may be substituted.

Virginia is for (Cocktail) Lovers

Signature Cocktails

A Gentleman’s Julep - Virginia Gentleman Bourbon, Fresh Mint and Simple Syrup - $7.50
Fancy Moonshine - Belle Isle Moonshine, Lime Juice, Cherry Juice and Champagne - $7.50
Blue Ridge Martini - Spirits of the Blue Ridge Vodka and Dry Vermouth - $15.00

Virginia Wines (Barboursville) - $48.00 per bottle

Pinot Grigio—Crisp, clear with nice acidity, apple and pineapple notes
Cabernet Sauvignon - Complex and inviting, dark berry fruit and firm tannins

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Perrier Sparkling Water - $5.00 each
Orange, Apple and Cranberry Juices - $6.00 each
Red Bull or Sugar Free Red Bull - $8.00 each
Gatorade or Powerade - $4.50 each
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water (1 liter) - $9.00 each
Martinelli Sparkling Cider - $16.00 per bottle
Infused Waters: Ginger, Orange, and Cranberry or Blueberry, Star Anise and Mint - $22.00 per gallon
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Hot Tea - $55.00 per gallon
Iced Tea (Sweetened or Unsweetened) - $55.00 per gallon
Lemonade or Non-Alcoholic Fruit Punch - $60.00 per gallon

Prices do not include applicable taxes and service charge.