James Monroe's Highland

2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About James Monroe's Highland

A historic wedding venue in Charlottesville, Virginia, James Monroe's Highland services couples throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia. A part of the wedding industry for the last 25 years, the venue specializes in picturesque backdrops. James Monroe's Highland is ideal for couples searching for optimal privacy and flexibility on their special day.

Facilities and Capacity
James Monroe's Highland’s expansive size accommodates 250 guests. Couples may choose from two event spaces to host their ceremony and/or reception.

Services Offered
The following services are provided for James Monroe's Highland couples:

  • Indoor setting
  • Covered outdoor setting
  • Uncovered outdoor setting
  • Outside vendors


Other Services
Couples may also expect the following services when working with James Monroe's Highland:

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access


History
Nestled against the southwest mountains in Virginia, James Monroe's Highland was the home of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States. It began as a 3,500-acre plantation adjacent to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson.

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35 Reviews for James Monroe's Highland

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Susan Barnes · Married on 06/22/2019

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    Ceremony and Reception Venue

    Beautiful venue with helpful staff! It was the perfect spot for us- we loved it!

    Sent on 07/13/2019
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    Sophia Seitz · Married on 05/10/2019

    5.0
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    Beautiful wedding venue with lovely staff

    My husband and I got married at Highland in October. We had our ceremony in the Blue Ridge Yard and our reception in the Pavilion. The venue is beautiful and the views are amazing -- we got so many compliments from our guests. Most importantly, everyone that we talked to from Highland was so easy to work with! Over the course of planning our wedding, we had many, many questions and the folks we worked with were always so quick to respond and very patient in answering all of our questions.

    Sent on 12/06/2019

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James Monroe's Highland FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2700.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 5200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2700.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    7
  • Describe your venue:
    Farm/Ranch
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Outside Vendors
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Outside Cake
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November
    December

Real Weddings

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7 Endorsements

  • Wedding Preacher for Hire Wedding Officiants

    Love this venue. One of the great things about it is that, at least at the weddings I have officiated at there, the guest house--from the James Monroe era, is open to guests. What a great thing! Guests can learn about James Monroe, as they also connect with wedding guests. The staff is friendly and at the ready to take care of your every need. Can't wait for my next wedding there!

  • Amanda C. Blake Photography Wedding Photographers

    Highland is truly a beautiful place. There's so many gorgeous locations for photographs - I am always finding a new spot every time I photograph a wedding there! I cannot wait to work there again.

  • Eve Watters Wedding Musicians

    Beautiful setting, well-equipped with attentive service- and you can be part of history!

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  • 2050 James Monroe Parkway Charlottesville, 22902 See on map
    434-446-1147 (Phone number)
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