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.
The following services are provided for James Monroe's Highland couples:
Couples may also expect the following services when working with James Monroe's Highland:
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.
35 Reviews for James Monroe's Highland
Recommended by 95% of couples
50 User photos
elyssa · Married on 09/28/2019
GORGEOUS (And Affordable)
First- the photographer featured is Restoring Moore (Alex Moore) and she’s on Wedding Wire too!!)
JMH is the most stunning place for an outdoor wedding - stop reading this review and go visit it and I promise you will be blow away! It is wonderfully affordable, especially for Charlottesville, but keep in mind you will need a coordinator as one does not come with the venue. You will also need to rent additional restrooms if you have 200+ people, and make sure that you’re caterer can utilize the facilities as is (so make sure your caterer visits the venue first before you sign them!) Regardless, you can’t beat the views :)Sent on 10/23/2019
Susan Barnes · Married on 06/22/2019
Ceremony and Reception Venue
Beautiful venue with helpful staff! It was the perfect spot for us- we loved it!Sent on 07/13/2019
Sophia Seitz · Married on 05/10/2019
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
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!
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.
Beautiful setting, well-equipped with attentive service- and you can be part of history!