Historic Downtown Culpeper, Virginia

For Businesses

For Prospective Businesses

10 steps to start your business

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. Click the following link to learn about each step: Small Business Administration (sba.gov)

I am interested in opening a business in downtown Culpeper. What lease space is available?

The Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI) office maintains a listing of available property in the historic district. Information will include contact names, phone numbers and a description of the properties. This information is also posted online under “Properties” on our website.

New Downtown Business Welcome Packet

Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI) is excited to help you through promotions, ribbon cutting events for new businesses, co-op advertising opportunities, listing in the Culpeper downtown shopping & dining guide, listing on the CRI website, etc. Services CRI provides to businesses within the CRI footprint are FREE.

Through our continued partnership with the Virginia Main Street Program, CRI is able to provide free façade renderings through grants made possible by Frazier Associates. If you are interested in changing the look of your building, please contact the CRI office for an application.

For more information on the services Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. provides please contact the CRI office at 540-825-4416 or criinfo@culpeperdowntown.com

Click Here for the Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. New Culpeper Downtown Business Welcome Packet

Where do I start?


Contact Town of Culpeper

Your contact for licensing and permit information is the Town Clerk

400 S. Main St.
Culpeper, VA 22701

(540) 829-8240

Forms are available online at www.culpeperva.gov

Click here for the Town of Culpeper’s Register Your Business in the Town of Culpeper Packet

Click here for the Culpeper Downtown Historic District Handbook

Contact Small Business Development Center – Culpeper Office

The SBDC supports local economic development by providing planning, management, technical, and other assistance to new and established small businesses. They offer free counseling, seminars, business plan assistance, etc. The SBDC office is located at 803 S. Main Street, Culpeper, VA 22701. You may contact them at (540) 727-3410 Ext.7, or visit https://cvsbdc.org

Contact Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.

We are here to help you. Culpeper Renaissance Inc. maintains a database of properties available for lease or for sale, startup information packets and other services customized for your needs. Please see above for services available.

127 W. Davis Street
540-825-4416 www.culpeperdowntown.com

Contact County of Culpeper

Information on building occupancy and inspection permits required may be obtained through the Town & County Building Office at 302 N. Main Street, Culpeper, VA 22701, (540) 727-3405 or visit https://web.culpepercounty.gov

Click here for the Northern Piedmont Microenterprise Loan Program

Contact Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce

The Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 550 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. Our mission is to be the voice of the business community working to promote, build, and support the most effective climate for economic development.

629 Sperryville Pike
Culpeper, VA 22701

(540) 825-8628 https://culpeperchamber.com


Training Opportunites

Event Rental Space


Opened in Summer 2013, Culpeper Center is a state-of-the-art banquet and conference facility providing a dazzling venue for weddings, business events, personal parties and receptions, meetings, and on-site lodging. We are committed to providing an upscale, total hospitality experience for our guests and welcome you to visit beautiful, downtown Culpeper, Virginia.

For More Information:
137 South Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 812-4919


The Copper Fish is a beautiful new facility that overlooks downtown. Featuring a rooftop dining area and individual rooms available for smaller gatherings, this exclusive space is part of the It's About Thyme restaurant.

For More Information:
128 East Davis Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 825-1011


Elevate is a new co-working and community space located at 107B East Davis Street, right above Reigning Cats and Dogs. During the day, Elevate offers professionals of all kinds an inspiring space to work and collaborate. You can choose from several monthly memberships, or just drop in for the day. Work solo, have a private meeting, or plan your next training or workshop. Evenings and weekends, Elevate can host any type of community gathering - clubs, classes, networking events, parties and more!

For More Information:
107B East Davis Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
(571) 278-7182


Space available for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, baby showers, anniversary parties, corporate events, and small elopements.

The downtown space includes seating and tables for up to fifty guests, a built-in bar, three restrooms and a controlled climate.

For More Information:
120 West Culpeper Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 219-1559

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127 West Davis Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

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