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The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms

Richmond, VA View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
164 reviews
$11k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 750 guests

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$11k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 750 guests

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

750

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
Set Up
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

164 Reviews

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    Mary L. Married on 09/11/2021
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    Getting married? Book this venue!

    I can't say enough good things about the John Marshall Ballrooms and their staff, particularly Tyler and Maria. This place is beautiful and historic, yet you can party your heart out.

    Tyler couldn't have made the details any easier for us, and really, all of the staff was so kind. Our wedding and reception was simply perfect. We couldn't have been happier.
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    Katie C. Married on 04/23/2021
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    Stunning venue!

    The John Marshall Ballrooms was the perfect location for our wedding! The team was so kind and understanding when we were forced to postpone due to Covid restrictions and they were so helpful and patient with all of our questions along the way!

    The food is amazing, Maria/Tyler and the rest of the staff are great to work with, and it is a completely gorgeous venue with so much included! Can not recommend this venue enough!
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    Karli S. Married on 12/08/2020
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    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!!!!!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Meg & Micah
    24 photos · 08/28/2021
  • Michael & Jasline
    37 photos · 05/17/2019

Deals

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Available 2022 dates for offer:


July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13

We are offering a total venue cost for the Virginia Ballroom and Lobby for just $2500.00.

We are offering a total venue cost for the Marshall Ballroom and Lobby for just $2000.00.

We are offering a total venue cost for both the Virginia Ballroom, the Marshall Ballroom and the lobby for just $3000.00.

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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, 23219
8047752355
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