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About The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms

A sizable wedding venue in Richmond, Virginia, The Historic John Marshall Ballroom offers couples a completely customized wedding experience. An all-inclusive event space, the venue’s lavish ballrooms provide a unique space where couples can craft their own special day. With its timeless architectural detail, The Historic John Marshall Ballroom is a great choice for celebrating in luxury!

Facilities and Capacity
Accommodating up to 600 guests, the venue offers three event spaces in which couples may host their ceremony and/or reception.

Services Offered
The Historic John Marshall Ballroom provides the following services and amenities:

  • Indoor setting
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Dance floor
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Tastings
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Server(s)


History
Built in 1929, The Historic John Marshall Ballroom was the largest hotel in Virginia at the time of its establishment. Welcoming esteemed guests such as Elizabeth Taylor and Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter, the venue sat vacant for over 20 years before undergoing a two-year renovation to restore it to its original state.

Location
The Historic John Marshall Ballroom is located less than five minutes from both the Greater Richmond Convention Center and Richmond Coliseum.

 

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Richmond

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130 Reviews for The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms

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If you want perfection, beauty, fabulous food and drinks and top notch professional service look no further than the John Marshall Ballrooms. The prices were very reasonable in our opinion for what we got. Planning the reception was the easiest part of the entire wedding planning process with Amy Loving at the helm. I send her so so many emails and she ALWAYS responded right away. I can't say in words how much she made this process so easy and was able to take care of absolutely everything I wanted to do. Amy is the consummate wedding professional. I felt completely confident with her in charge.
The staff was professional and expert at what they do. The signature drinks were fantastic, the appetizers fabulous and the dinner was delicious,. The salads were cold and the filet mignon and crab cake were hot. No one had to wait. Amy knew how many bartenders we should have and there were no lines.The tables were set beautifully .The lobby is so gorgeous and what a beautiful setting for the cocktail hour. The ballroom was so perfect for a near 200 person sit down dinner. The room was gorgeous. The dance floor very large . We did have a lighting company add some special touches and the room looked magical. Tables can accommodate 8-10 very comfortably. The standard linens, table settings and china are elegant as well as the chairs. No need in my opinion to go extra there. I wish there were more comments allowed here. A great bridal suite included to get ready the day of.

Profile Picture Deb, 8/11/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Unique Services (Other)
5.0

Amy Lovings and the entire staff at The John Marshall Ballrooms/Homemades by Suzanne made our wedding day one we will never forget. The space was beautiful and functional, the food was delicious, and the team was extremely accommodating. We used the Virginia and Marshall Ballroom, The Club Room, The Bridal Suite, and The Guest Suite. Each one was perfect for what we needed them for. The space was great for our 220 person wedding. It didn't feel too tight but it didn't feel empty either. The food was all delicious and we continue to receive compliments about it. The location is central to many hotels in the area making it simple for guest to get to and from the venue. I was hesitant about using a ballroom because I liked more of a unique look but with the amount of people we were expecting, it was difficult to find a space big enough for us. When I went to tour the JM Ballrooms, I was taken back with how beautiful the space is. It is bright, with a vintage feel. The space is so beautiful that it does not require too many extra decorations. The marble stairs leading into the lobby is beautiful. This space is worth checking out to see if it would work for your wedding. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an all inclusive wedding feeling with an amazing staff!

Profile Picture Hailey, 8/4/18, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
Services Used: Indoor, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables, China, Glassware, Linens

The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms Pricing

The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Chairs
China
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting

The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
600
Guest Minimum
0
Event Spaces
3
Type
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Style
City, Classic, Elegant
Setting
Indoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
600
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
0
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$5,000.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
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Professional Network & Endorsements

16 ENDORSEMENTS
John Marshall Ballrooms is such an epic location for a Richmond wedding. I mean, the venue, I don't even know where to begin to describe the beauty of the venue. Then, the LOCATION! Right in the heart of Richmond and walking distance to hotels, bars, entertainment, anything your guests would want! Then, of course, the service. The team at JMB will ensure an amazing event!

The John Marshall is an iconic location to tie the knot in the Richmond area. It is a beautiful place for an elegant wedding. It is truly a venue for the refined bride with a heart for her guests to have a comfortable stay. The classic, joyful, romantic couple will love to host their guests here as they celebrate their big day!

Love, love, love the gals at JM Ballrooms! They are so great to work with! Very attentive, professional and friendly from the sales gals to the catering staff! And, have you SEEN their ballrooms???? One word: stunning! Do yourself a favor and consider them for your wedding - we absolutely recommend them for their beautiful venue and their amazing food!

John Marshall Ballrooms are GORGEOUS and their staff is amazing! One of my favorite venues to work in- would highly recommend to anyone!

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101 N Fifth St, Suite 303, Richmond, VA 23219   See On Map
804-775-2355 (phone)