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
Nicole Kirkwood · Married on 07/13/2019
The John Marshall Ballrooms
My husband and I got married at the John Marshall Ballrooms a few weeks ago and we could not be happier with our decision. Amy Loving, the event coordinator for the John Marshall Ballrooms, was extremely professional and organized from the very first day we met her. She is accommodating to your schedule, communicates promptly, and is also detail-oriented. We received several compliments from guests on how cocktail hour and the reception were "flawlessly executed". We did not run into a single issue the day of the wedding and we have Amy to thank! We also received several compliments on the buffet dinner by Homemade by Suzanne. She had a wide variety of menu items to chose from and also offered a vegan option for one of our guests. If you are looking for a wedding venue in the heart of Richmond, this is the place!Sent on 07/25/2019
Will Nexsen · Married on 06/08/2019
A huge thank you to the John Marshall Ballrooms for helping us put on a truly memorable wedding! As soon as we saw the space, we knew that it would provide a perfect flow between the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and it was! The ballrooms are beautiful; the food from Homemades by Suzanne was delicious; and the ease in which the JM team handled everything was amazing.Sent on 06/18/2019
From day one, Amy and the JM team helped ensure that our vision was executed flawlessly--from using a personal recipe for our his/hers cocktails to lending an earring back right before walking down the aisle, the team could not have been more accommodating and helpful throughout the whole process and on the big day. I can't tell you how many emails I sent to Amy worrying about all of the many details, and she patiently and quickly answered all of them, made sure I was comfortable with what needed to be done, and then handled everything seamlessly for the wedding.
We would definitely recommend the John Marshall Ballrooms to any potential bride and groom!
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!