Parking Validations for External Organization Events

Special Events and Wedding On Grounds

General Information

External organizations (non U.Va affiliates) may apply for a temporary validation account to cover the parking fees for guests of their events who are parking in the Central Grounds Garage.

Parking Accommodations

Event attendees may park in the Central Grounds Garage located on Emmet Street near Alumni Hall. Guests attending the event will be issued a White Parking ticket upon entry into the garage. When leaving, the guest should give the White Ticket to the Booth Attendant and indicate which event they were attending on Grounds. Once documented, the organization will be billed the parking fees incurred by their guests. Please click here for current parking rates at the Central Grounds Garage.

Due to high turnover and parking demand in the Central Grounds Garage, Parking and Transportation is not able to reserve spaces within the garage. However, groups may still validate parking for their guests. If and when the Central Grounds Garage reaches capacity, additional guests will be directed to the parking lots at University Hall (U-Hall) which are served by several free University Transit Service bus routes.

Central Grounds Garage
University Chapel

Weddings at the U.Va Chapel

In addition to providing parking validation accounts for the Central Grounds Garage, Parking and Transportation is also able to provide up to seven parking spaces just outside of the Chapel for weddings. Please contact our Special Event Coordinator to make arrangements for these parking spaces.

The University Transit Service is pleased to offer bus charter services for weddings in the greater Charlottesville area. This is a perfect solution for off Grounds receptions. Please visit our Charter Services for Weddings page for more information.

Setting Up an Account

To set up an account, please download the fill out the Special Event Validation Request Form available here. Once completed, please fax the form to 434-924-3980 or mail the form to the attention of the Facilities Operations Division at the Parking and Transportation Office located at P.O. 400000, Charlottesville, VA 22904.

Once received, Parking and Transportation Facilities Operations Office will send an e-mail to the address provided on the request form to acknowledge that the request has been approved or denied. Additional information will also be included with the confirmation e-mail.

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