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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Cherri S. · Married on 02/23/2019
Perfect Wedding Venue
The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms + Amy Loving recently provided our family with a perfect wedding experience. From the outset, as well as throughout the planning process, Amy was responsive and helpful. No matter if the question was large or small, Amy deftly guided us with efficient answers and ample resources. The venue itself is stunning. With its perfect flow of spaces - to include the Marshall and Virginia Ballrooms with its gorgeous chandeliers, tastefully decorated lobby with multiple lounging areas, a grand staircase made perfect for those exit photos, spacious bridal suite and well equipped clubroom for the groomsmen - the John Marshall Ballrooms has it all. In terms of event execution on the day of, Amy and her team were tops. The combination of delicious food by Homemades by Suzanne, alongside flawless delivery by the service team, made our guests feel content and happy throughout the evening. All of these carefully crafted elements allowed us to immerse ourselves in what was most important: enjoying every moment of our joy filled celebration. Thank you, Amy Loving and Team!Sent on 02/26/2019
Jenny · Married on 05/04/2019
Beautiful, Classic Wedding Venue with Excellent Service
The John Marshall Ballroom was an excellent choice for our wedding! The Marshall Ballroom is beautiful with large windows and twinkling chandeliers. The food was delicious and just what we expected. Amy's communication was great! We always had answers to our questions quickly. We had even booked one date and had to change it due to scheduling conflicts with some family members. We worked with Amy to change our date without any hassle or extra deposits, etc. Amy and all the staff at JMB made the it a day to remember!Sent on 05/19/2019
Leigh Anne · Married on 04/06/2019
Gorgeous venue with sweet and helpful staff
We are so happy with the experience we had at the John Marshall ballroom. Amy was great at coordinating with us and helping us through the process of setting everything up and picking just the right food and drink for our wedding. They even went the extra mile to make a key lime pie for our cake because it's my husband's favorite! The space is beautiful and classic with a timeless grandeur that made the perfect backdrop for our pictures. I would most definitely recommend this venue for anyone and everyone!!Sent on 04/28/2019
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
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!