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The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms

$10k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 750 guests
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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of January through February. These prices are available for the months of March through December.
Reception
$4,500 starting price
Bar
$22.85 starting price
Reception
$3,500 starting price
Bar
$22.85 starting price

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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.

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

  • Indoor setting
  • Dance floor
  • Tables, Chairs, Linens, China, & Crystal
  • Personalized tastings
  • Parking (valet & deck options)
  • Complimentary spacious Dressing Suites, Overnight Suite, Clubroom for the gentleman
  • On-Premise ABC
  • Staffing, setup, & cleanup


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 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.

Location
The Historic John Marshall is located in Richmond's business / financial district, just blocks away from many hotels and the Virginia State Capitol building.

  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$22.85

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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    A Love Fest to Remember!

    Maria and the entire staff of The John Marshall Ballrooms made our dreams come true. From our first meeting to the wedding clean up, Maria and the team provided exceptional service. They went above and beyond to ensure that we had everything we needed to make our dream a reality including making a flower basket on the fly five minutes before the ceremony.

    The venue itself is STUNNING, and the best part is they already had almost everything we needed - tables, dishware, linen, easels, and so much more.

    We cannot recommend them enough for your wedding or event!
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    Sumaya M. Married on 12/22/2022
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    Best wedding venue

    Besides the venue being so incredibly beautiful, Maria was an absolute delight to work with. She responded quickly and at all hours. She helped me so much because I’m quite indecisive and made my wedding dream come true. I loved this venue and will never forget how incredible it was!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

16 Endorsements
Abigail Volkmann Photography Abigail Volkmann Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Coastyle Weddings Coastyle Weddings Wedding Planners

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!

Lieb Photographic LLC Lieb Photographic LLC Wedding Photographers

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!

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101 N Fifth St, Suite 303 Richmond, VA, 23219
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