The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms

101 N Fifth St, Suite 303, Richmond, VA 23219 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms

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.

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138 Reviews for The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Sydney

    Sydney · Married on 01/26/2019

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Must pick place for your wedding

    I couldn't have asked for a better/ easier experience. We came to the John Marshall about 7 months before our wedding. We met with Amy Loving and she showed us the entire venue. She gave us all our options up front and went through each of them thoroughly. Amy accommodated every financial concern we had and went above and beyond at fulfilling our dream wedding. She answered every crazy email I sent her within 12 hours. No later. I can't say enough amazing things about her.

    And the food!!! Oh my gosh the food! It was so good!!!
    The total we spent included both ballrooms (one for the ceremony and one for the reception) as well as the lobby for cocktail hour, open bar, and food for 90 people.

    You truly cannot go wrong with the John Marshall Ballrooms!

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  • Traci

    Traci · Married on 12/22/2018

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    Fairytale venue

    The venue is stunning and when my selections were added it became a fairytale. Amy Loving was responsive and gently redirected me when my ideas wouldn’t yield the result I wanted. The staff was kind and accommodating the day before and day of wedding. The room was set exactly as intended. The venue was spotless. Our guest are still talking about how perfect the venue was. Truly a great representation of old school Richmond elegance. We’ve decided to host an annual Christmas Party at the John Marshall.

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The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$10,585 - $16,669
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

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The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms FAQ

  • 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? $ 3,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • 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? $ 18.85
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Wine
  • 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

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    $1,500 for Marshall Ballroom with Lobby

    $2,500 for Virginia Ballroom with Lobby

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 See on map
    8047752355 (Phone number)

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