Heather Bien


Adam Shapiro



Take it Away: the best sandwiches in Charlottesville – make sure to get a side of the house dressing!

Bodo's Bagels: Adam buys a dozen of these each time we find ourselves in C'ville.

Bellair Market: yes, it's in a gas station, but these sandwiches are legit – get the Jefferson.

Arch's Frozen Yogurt: don't miss the gooey brownie, it's life changing and I don't say that lightly.

Revolutionary Soup: a quick spot on the Downtown Mall to grab a yummy bowl of soup or a sandwich

Oakhart Social: if you're looking for Southern small plates, this is your place.

Maya: upscale Southern food on West Main Street.


Monticello: Thomas Jefferson's home is a perfect stop for history buffs.

University of Virginia: stroll down the Lawn at U.Va before exploring the shops and restaurants on the Corner.

Downtown Mall: a pedestrian mall full of shops, bars, restaurants, and local C'ville hippies.

Wine Tasting: we'll go out to the vineyards on Friday for those that are already in town, but feel free to explore on your own! Some of our favorites include Pippin Hill, Afton Mountain Vineyards, Castle Hill Cider, King Family Vineyards, and, of course, Veritas.


Whiskey Jar: with bourbon and live music, you can't go wrong.

Champion Brewing Company: a huge, open brewery downtown, this is great space to watch sports.

Blue Mountain Brewery: located near our wedding venue, an excellent spot to grab a craft beer and a pizza.

The Virginian: if you venture over to U.Va's campus, make a stop by this institution .