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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!
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
Sydney · Married on 01/26/2019
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.Sent on 02/12/2019
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!
Traci · Married on 12/22/2018
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.Sent on 01/02/2019
Deb · Married on 08/11/2018
If you want perfection, beauty, fabulous food and drinks and top notch professional service look no further than the John Marshall Ballrooms. The prices were very reasonable in our opinion for what we got. Planning the reception was the easiest part of the entire wedding planning process with Amy Loving at the helm. I send her so so many emails and she ALWAYS responded right away. I can't say in words how much she made this process so easy and was able to take care of absolutely everything I wanted to do. Amy is the consummate wedding professional. I felt completely confident with her in charge.Sent on 08/20/2018
The staff was professional and expert at what they do. The signature drinks were fantastic, the appetizers fabulous and the dinner was delicious,. The salads were cold and the filet mignon and crab cake were hot. No one had to wait. Amy knew how many bartenders we should have and there were no lines.The tables were set beautifully .The lobby is so gorgeous and what a beautiful setting for the cocktail hour. The ballroom was so perfect for a near 200 person sit down dinner. The room was gorgeous. The dance floor very large . We did have a lighting company add some special touches and the room looked magical. Tables can accommodate 8-10 very comfortably. The standard linens, table settings and china are elegant as well as the chairs. No need in my opinion to go extra there. I wish there were more comments allowed here. A great bridal suite included to get ready the day of.
Elizabeth · Married on 08/11/2018
Beautiful venue and AMAZING service! Amy was so attentive and always available to answer our questions. They are extremely professional and experienced at handling any and all issues that may come up on your big day. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Both ballrooms and the lobby are absolutely stunning, and our guests raved about the food. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married in downtown RVA.Sent on 08/27/2018
Hailey · Married on 08/04/2018
Amy Lovings and the entire staff at The John Marshall Ballrooms/Homemades by Suzanne made our wedding day one we will never forget. The space was beautiful and functional, the food was delicious, and the team was extremely accommodating. We used the Virginia and Marshall Ballroom, The Club Room, The Bridal Suite, and The Guest Suite. Each one was perfect for what we needed them for. The space was great for our 220 person wedding. It didn't feel too tight but it didn't feel empty either. The food was all delicious and we continue to receive compliments about it. The location is central to many hotels in the area making it simple for guest to get to and from the venue. I was hesitant about using a ballroom because I liked more of a unique look but with the amount of people we were expecting, it was difficult to find a space big enough for us. When I went to tour the JM Ballrooms, I was taken back with how beautiful the space is. It is bright, with a vintage feel. The space is so beautiful that it does not require too many extra decorations. The marble stairs leading into the lobby is beautiful. This space is worth checking out to see if it would work for your wedding. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an all inclusive wedding feeling with an amazing staff!Sent on 08/19/2018
MaryClaire · Married on 07/21/2018
From the moment we walked into the Virginia Ballroom, we knew this was the place for our big day. The ballroom, as well as the lobby where we had cocktail hour, are stunning. The quality of the staff matches the quality of the building, with Amy Loving and team answering our hundreds of questions and helping throughout the year as we planned our day. The actual wedding day was a joy, and all of our guests commented on how wonderful the food was! Everything went off without a hitch, and Amy made sure that we were well taken care of with food and drinks throughout the night. We are so grateful that we chose the John Marshall Ballrooms as the perfect venue for our wedding reception.Sent on 08/26/2018
Christina · Married on 07/14/2018
My husband and I celebrated our wedding reception in the Virginia Ballroom on July 14, 2018. We could not have had a better experience! We booked the John Marshall within a few weeks of getting engaged and began the year and a half of planning right away. Amy Loving and the staff at the John Marshall were always so courteous, willing to help, and easy to get in touch with. Amy immediately became available to answer our questions and provide us with ideas and tips. As the planning picked up as the wedding got closer, Amy was quick to respond to emails or set up a meeting for us to chat more. Each time I spoke with her or the staff members at the John Marshall I felt special, understood, and relieved. The John Marshall hosts many events and sometimes even multiple weddings on the same day, but there was never a point where I felt like “one of the bunch”. Our day was treated like the special occasion that it was. They were all quick to help us create a day that felt like ours and helped make late night food menu modifications to include our favorite food, TACOS! The tasting was so fun and the food on the day of the event was warm, delicious, and received rave reviews from our guests. We still cannot get over how smoothly the whole day ran. With the reception running so smoothly, we were able to focus on what mattered that night like our guests and enjoying each moment of the night. Amy and the staff worked with each of our vendors and were professional in all interactions. The John Marshall was my dream reception location with its tall ceilings, chandeliers, and grand décor. The ballroom photographed like a dream. I could not have higher praises for the John Marshall, Amy, or the staff and would recommend it to ANY fellow bride or person looking to host a special event. We are so thankful that we made the decision to have our reception at the John Marshall Ballrooms.Sent on 07/30/2018
Frances · Married on 06/30/2018
We all had a wonderful time. We did it by email and telephone from NC. Amy did a fabulous job and provided exactly what we wantedSent on 01/30/2018
Lindsay · Married on 04/07/2018
We had a wonderful experience with the John Marshall and Homemades by Suzanne for our wedding reception. Amy did a WONDERFUL job making our wedding experience just perfect. Food was excellent! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone.Sent on 04/23/2018
David and Barbara · Married on 04/07/2018
Our daughter's wedding reception was held in April 2018 at the John Marshall Ballrooms. From begiinning to end the experience was great. We utilized the bridal suite, lobby and larger ballroom. The food, the ambience and staff were wonderful. Highly recommend !Sent on 04/24/2018
Faith · Married on 04/06/2018
The team at the John Marshall is wonderful. I had the most perfect wedding day because of them. I would recommend this venue and catering to everyone! So many of my guests have taken the time to tell me how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was. Seriously best venue EVER!Sent on 04/19/2018
Kandice · Married on 03/23/2018
The venue is very elegant and classy. The entire night created a pleasant and lovely experience for my guest and wedding party. As a bride, I had to worry about nothing when it came to my venue. The staff provided EXCEPTIONAL service throughout my entire event. Without hesitation, I would recommend The John Marshall BallroomsSent on 04/06/2018
Casey · Married on 03/22/2018
We loved our experience with the John Marshall Ballroom! Amy Loving was incredible from the start. She met with us and ensured that we were able to envision exactly how the day would go. She did a walk through with us before the wedding as well as a food tasting. Homemades by Suzanne made the entire event! People were raving about the food especially the ham sandwiches. All of the jMB staff were extremely reactive and kind to all of the guests. The ballroom was GORGEOUS, and we could not have asked for a better ambiance. THANK YOU TO THE JMB! We will definitely be recommending this beautiful venue with a ballroom, lobby, and bridal suite to our friends in the future.Sent on 04/04/2018
Karen · Married on 03/10/2018
The staff at Hotel John Marshall were wonderful to work with. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere fantastic!Sent on 03/26/2018
Rebecca · Married on 01/20/2018
We recently had our wedding reception at the John Marshall and could not be more impressed. From the very beginning Amy was accommodating and helpful at answering every question we had. She was in contact with us throughout the year of planning and made sure our timeline was perfect! The food by Homemades by Suzanne was incredible!! Our guests were quick to tell us how great they thought the food was. Setup was a breeze, the staff also cleaned up and set everything aside that we brought in, so the day after wasn’t spent gathering everything for hours!! We had such a fantastic, stress free day, and we couldn’t be more greatful! Thanks Amy & the JM staff!!Sent on 01/24/2018
Martha · Married on 12/31/2017
We were so impressed with the John Marshall! Amy Loving was very accommodating to our many requests. We were very glad we had rented both ballrooms, one for the ceremony and one for the wedding so that we could take over the entire space. Wonderful downtown wedding experience!Sent on 01/10/2018
Elizabeth · Married on 12/30/2017
My fiancé and I are so glad we selected John Marshall as our wedding venue because it set the whole tone for our special day! Once we stepped foot in the John Marshall, I think we both knew that was where we would have our wedding. The John Marshall Hotel is a historic venue that was fully renovated and has a grand ballroom and a smaller ballroom. The lobby is stunning with white marble and a large staircase, which makes for an excellent cocktail hour spot. We were lucky to have worked with their Event Planner, Amy Loving. Amy was very flexible and ensured that we were happy. She was very professional and stayed on top of everything so that nothing went wrong. The venue does way more than I realized when we started touring them. So much goes into the planning, organizing, coordinating for the wedding, but the most important part is the execution. Everything went so well and we will always recommend Amy Loving and the John Marshall for anyone having a wedding, work party, retirement party, New Year’s Party, or any event. The entire staff was so friendly. We want to add an additional note about the food, as well. If you book an event at the John Marshall, they have an in-house catering company called, “Homemades By Suzanne.” Before your event date, you will get a scheduled hour where you can sample various items that sound appealing from the menu. We received many compliments from our guests on the food and atmosphere!Sent on 03/04/2018
Haley · Married on 12/16/2017
From securing The Marshall Ballroom, to answering every annoying question I had under the sun, and picking the menu, Amy Loving was wonderful in helping make sure our special day was perfect! Since our wedding, many of our guests have commented on how beautiful the space was, how great the food was, and how organized and professional the staff was the day of our event, and have said they will book for future corporate parties and many of my “hope to be engaged soon” girlfriends have commented on how they will keep TJM in mind for their big days!Sent on 01/04/2018
Stephanie · Married on 12/08/2017
Awesome Planner (Amy) and Food!
Amy is the BEST. She answers e-mails faster than anyone I know. She was always so nice and pleasant. She was on top of every little detail. She made my day nothing short of perfect.Sent on 01/28/2019
The food was amazing! You will not be disappointed with anything on the menu! They completely forgot to bring out our food (The bride and groom) so we ended up not getting to really enjoy our food at the reception :-( , but it was awesome at the tasting and all of the guests loved it!
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Barbara · Married on 10/21/2017
I can't say enough good things about our experience with the John Marshall and Homemades by Suzanne! Amy and Emily were so nice and helpful! Many of our guests commented that the food was not "typical wedding food"--and it wasn't! We had MANY varied food choices to pick from when choosing our menu. The wait staff were incredibly kind and helpful throughout the reception, and they even set up a small private room with wine and appetizers for my husband and I so we were able to enjoy a few minutes together after arriving at the venue, before our grand entrance.Sent on 11/19/2017