Our Space


Situated on the Dan River in the heart of the River District, Canal at Riverside Mill is a premiere event venue in Danville, VA. 

Unique Setting


Enjoy our beautiful lawn and patio area with views of the Dan!

Bring the Party Outside


Outdoor area expands the guests capacity to enjoy drinks outside, set up lawn games and enjoy the sunshine! 

About Us

Our Space

Located in Danville's Historic River District, our modern, spacious venue shines bright along the old canal of the Dan.  The majestic view at sunset by the columns of the bridge, you can see the breathtaking view of water flowing over the dams. We're excited that our unique venue is a one of a kind gathering space where we provide you and your guests with superior service complete with a bit of southern hospitality. Whether you are planning a corporate party, wedding, bridal shower, birthday party or reunion, our experienced planners are more than happy to do all the work while you and your guests enjoy the celebration.

Our History

Our contemporary event venue is nestled in the old canal of the Dan River. Canal is Danville's newest and most exciting private event venue, crafted as part of the renovation of the former Dan River Mills Research Division. We're located on the ground level, adjacent to the Dan. Canal at Riverside Mill is owned and operated by 24 Blackbirds Cafe and Market, LLC. 

The Complete Package

Our 3750 square foot contemporary event and wedding venue is bright and beautifully lit with vintage Edison-style lighting providing a warm, festive atmosphere. Tables of all shapes and sizes are available and pairs well with our mahogany Chivari chairs. A state of the art audio system is available to provide back ground music or you bring your own playlist to make your special occasion that much more unique. Our spacious lawn and patio area extends the event space even further to take the party outside and enjoy the views of the Dan.  24 Blackbirds is our in- house caterer, however you're welcome to request our list of other reputable, local caterers familiar with our venue.