The John Marshall Ballrooms

Rentals included, Valet parking

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Starting at $6,533 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $6k for 50 Guests
Starting at $6k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 350

Starting price

$6K to start


Ceremony / Reception

The John Marshall Ballrooms Overview

The Hotel John Marshall opened in 1929 as the largest hotel in Virginia. Its rooms welcomed Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Tyler Moore, and Elvis Presley along with political figures such as Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter. After sitting vacant for over 20 years the building recently underwent a total renovation, spanning two years of construction, to strip it back to the bones and restore it to its original beauty. The historic John Marshall Ballrooms now offer a lovely venue for your special day. The Lobby opens with a marble staircase and palladium window. The original Terrazo flooring follows through to the Richmond Room where you will find a built-in bar and pre-function space for a cocktail hour. To the left is the grand Marshall Ballroom, adorned with nine vintage crystal chandeliers, three walls of 30' windows, and lead-paned glass encased in elaborate handcrafted moldings. Behind the Marshall ballroom is the Virginia Ballroom, featuring a wrap around balcony that leads into the main floor from a split staircase for a magnificent grand entrance. With such an impressive flow of spaces for your big day, the John Marshall Ballrooms have everything you need!

Venue Notes

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,500 for a reception depending on the ballroom rented. The venue is available for exclusive use for the whole day. The fee to rent the Virginia Ballroom or Marshall Ballroom for a wedding ceremony starts at $1500. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more details. Ballpark catering option is available, please inquire with venue to discover more information.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Podium and/or stage
Public parking
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Wedding planning services
signature drink signs


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- All food and beverage handled by venue- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Catering provided by venue- Music must end by 11:00PM- No sparklers- Smoking in designated areas only- Venue must approve all decorations- Wedding coordinator required- Wheelchair access limited