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 75-750, the venue offers several event spaces in which couples may host their ceremony and/or reception.
The Historic John Marshall Ballroom provides the following services and amenities:
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 Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, and Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter. The venue closed and sat vacant for over 20 years before undergoing an $80 million, two-year renovation to restore it to its original grandeur.
The Historic John Marshall is located in Richmond's business / financial district, just blocks away from many hotels and the Virginia State Capitol building.
158 Reviews for The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms
Recommended by 96% of couples
38 User photos
Karli Shank · Getting married on 12/08/2020
Perfect venue in every way
We picked this venue for its location (walking distance to many hotels), giant dance floor, and convenience (provides tables/chairs/linens/etc/caterers! plus two very different but equally beautiful ballrooms that make for a seamless transition from ceremony to reception if you use both). It checked the boxes that were most important to us but went above and beyond in so many other ways: suggesting drink specials and making signs for them, allowing our dog to be a part of the ceremony (didn’t end up happening from our end, but it was an exciting thought!), letting us bring decorations in days in advance (as there were no previous events scheduled in the days leading up), having a two bedroom apartment to rent for + clubroom for groomsmen, arranging our giant cookie table (and making it look stunning!), having planned cocktail hour appetizers and drinks of our choice in the bridal suite for a quick moment away, not making us feel rushed to get out on Sunday, & last but not least the John Marshall Ballrooms has Amy! Who answered all of our endless questions in a timely and kind manner and helped us work through all of the above to truly make our day stress free and one of a kind. THANK YOU!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL!!!!!!Sent on 10/21/2019
Alyssa Wyche · Getting married on 08/14/2020
Such a beautiful place and great team
Amy has been such a pleasure to work with. She’s very understanding and flexible. Also we feel in love with this venue the second we saw it. It’s such a beautiful venue and doesn’t need a lot of dressing upSent on 09/20/2019
Rachel · Married on 08/02/2020
Couldn't have asked for a smoother day
I am so glad we went with this venue. It is beautiful, we were able to arrange validated parking in the heart of downtown Richmond for our guests, Amy took care of everything we would have to rent, and was so available to us. We were allowed to use the upstairs bridal room for storage the entire week before the wedding, which made the weekend much smoother because we didn't have to load/unload anything. Using the clubroom for the guys to get ready to was highlight for them, plus it was amazing not having to think about chairs/tables/linens, etc. Homemades by Suzannes was delicious, and the bar easily accommodated my requests for White Claws to be served. Highly recommend this as a wedding venue.Sent on 03/17/2020
The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms Price Rates
$1,500 for Marshall Ballroom with Lobby
$2,500 for Virginia Ballroom with Lobby
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!
Working with the entire team at JMB was amazing. Corresponding with Meredith and Amy was the best. They were professional, prompt and knowledgeable when responding to questions leading up to the wedding that we were working on together. When it came to the day of they were both present and more than willing to assist us with anything we needed. Their staff was flexible, sincere, accommodating, hardworking, and made the entire reception of 207 guests run flawlessly. Top notch! We can't wait to work with them again!
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!