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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31 Reviews for James Monroe's Highland

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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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    Jacqueline · Married on 05/04/2019

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    Stunning location, rain or shine!

    James Monroe's Highland is a beautiful space! They have numerous outdoor locations for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The pavilion was perfect for our reception, even though it rained a bit (thankfully later that night so the ceremony still took place outside), there are flaps you can rent that work perfectly. Addie (who has left) and Frankie (who took over a few months before the wedding) were a joy to work with. They were very responsive to questions about what was and wasn't allowed. Putting up our own bistro lights in the pavilion was very helpful and cost saving. The 'bridal suite' is ok, but I ended up deciding to get ready elsewhere. The indoor rain plan - a two story event barn - would have worked for us if we needed it to. We happened to have done our tour while it was raining, so seeing the rain plan before booking was great. The only complaint we really received from guests is that the bathrooms are far away, but Highland is looking to add some up near the pavilion in the future. the venue was a dream for my wedding. It doesn't hurt that a good chunk of the fee is tax deductible too. (Photo credit to Amanda Maglione)

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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? $ 5,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,700.00
  • 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? $ 5,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,700.00
  • 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

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7 Endorsements

  • Wedding Preacher for Hire
    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
    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
    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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