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John Marshall Ballrooms & Homemades by Suzanne

Richmond , VA

LOCATION

101 N Fifth St, Suite 303
Richmond, VA 23219 US (map)

PHONE

804-775-2323

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The John Marshall Ballrooms have recently been restored to their original 1920’s glory with vintage crystal chandeliers, soaring ceilings and detailed hand-crafted moldings. There are... Read more
The John Marshall Ballrooms have recently been restored to their original 1920’s glory with vintage crystal chandeliers, soaring ceilings and detailed hand-crafted moldings. There are two stunning ballrooms, the Marshall Room with floor to ceiling windows & the Virginia Room with its wrap-around balcony. Visit our website for more photos www.TheJohnMarshallBallrooms.com and call 804-775-2323 or email us today to schedule an appointment amy@thejohnmarshallballrooms.com

Homemades by Suzanne will provide all of the catering for the ballrooms. With 30 years in the catering business, Homeades by Suzanne offers buffet and station presentations that are unique and visually stunning. HBS has won Best Caterer numerous times by Richmond Magazine voters. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
China, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Cajun, Caribbean, French, Mediterranean, Mexican, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Private Events

REVIEWS

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Sandra
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the John Marshall went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect!! The food was exceptional!
Everyone at the John Marshall went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect!! The food was exceptional!
Everyone at the John Marshall went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect!! The food was exceptional! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amy & Staff:
I just wanted to say, THANK YOU SO MUCH for Everything!!
From the initial planning, to the tasting, and all the questions and adjustments we had – you remained patient with us, until the day of the ceremony.
I really appreciate you being there to answer every phone call and email, without you I don’t know how our day would have ended up.

Everything was wonderful – the food was amazing!!!!!
And the staff was awesome and very helpful. Please tell them all thank you as well.

Please , tell Sarah Thank you, she was right there with us Saturday keeping us on time, answering questions, or tackling any problems that may have come up.

You guys are truly incredible at what you do and made our wedding day unforgettable!!!!!

Thanks again,
Amy & Staff:
I just wanted to say, THANK YOU SO MUCH for Everything!!
From the initial planning, to the tasting, Read more...
Amy & Staff:
I just wanted to say, THANK YOU SO MUCH for Everything!!
From the initial planning, to the tasting, and all the questions and adjustments we had – you remained patient with us, until the day of the ceremony.
I really appreciate you being there to answer every phone call and email, without you I don’t know how our day would have ended up.

Everything was wonderful – the food was amazing!!!!!
And the staff was awesome and very helpful. Please tell them all thank you as well.

Please , tell Sarah Thank you, she was right there with us Saturday keeping us on time, answering questions, or tackling any problems that may have come up.

You guys are truly incredible at what you do and made our wedding day unforgettable!!!!!

Thanks again, Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
2/29/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on December 22nd, 2012. Amy was our coordinator at the John Marshall. This place is a little on the expensive side, but it's worth every penny. Amy set up all our DIY decor, coordinated with the vendors, made sure everything went smoothly the day of, and took care of us all around. Food-wise, well we got raving reviews all night! The buffet was amazing! We had the London broil, Virginia ham, Mac and cheese station, grilled vegetables, and various appetizers. The staff were wonderful And were always checking in with us to see if we needed anything. They were so friendly! Our experience here was top notch! We recommend the John Marshall to any bride looking for a stress free day.
My husband and I got married on December 22nd, 2012. Amy was our coordinator at the John Marshall. This place is a little Read more...
My husband and I got married on December 22nd, 2012. Amy was our coordinator at the John Marshall. This place is a little on the expensive side, but it's worth every penny. Amy set up all our DIY decor, coordinated with the vendors, made sure everything went smoothly the day of, and took care of us all around. Food-wise, well we got raving reviews all night! The buffet was amazing! We had the London broil, Virginia ham, Mac and cheese station, grilled vegetables, and various appetizers. The staff were wonderful And were always checking in with us to see if we needed anything. They were so friendly! Our experience here was top notch! We recommend the John Marshall to any bride looking for a stress free day. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jeremy
Wedding:
2/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the John Marshall was a blessing. We used the smaller of the ballrooms but the event was set up beautifully. Both the ceremony and the reception were held in the same room but the transition was seamless. Amy worked with us from the beginning, making several revisions for us and responding promptly to question we had. Parking was a concern for some of our vendors who had to pay so if we had to do it over again we would have got the optional parking reservations. Amy and her staff were very flexible. For example, my wife is Peruvian and we wanted a peculiar signature drink called Pisco. The staff put a Pisco sour (for her) and whiskey sour (for me) for our guests in two different types of serving glasses. In addition the catering staff was great!! They were very courteous to our family even when some boisterous family member told them they were making the Piscos wrong (the drinks were fine). We were very happy with the service we received from the John Marshall.
Having our wedding at the John Marshall was a blessing. We used the smaller of the ballrooms but the event was set up Read more...
Having our wedding at the John Marshall was a blessing. We used the smaller of the ballrooms but the event was set up beautifully. Both the ceremony and the reception were held in the same room but the transition was seamless. Amy worked with us from the beginning, making several revisions for us and responding promptly to question we had. Parking was a concern for some of our vendors who had to pay so if we had to do it over again we would have got the optional parking reservations. Amy and her staff were very flexible. For example, my wife is Peruvian and we wanted a peculiar signature drink called Pisco. The staff put a Pisco sour (for her) and whiskey sour (for me) for our guests in two different types of serving glasses. In addition the catering staff was great!! They were very courteous to our family even when some boisterous family member told them they were making the Piscos wrong (the drinks were fine). We were very happy with the service we received from the John Marshall. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
John Marshall Ballrooms & Homemades by Suzanne responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Jeremy :) We always love hearing from our happy couples!! Be sure to come back for a visit... and bring pictures!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amy, from the John Marshall Ballrooms, was very helpful in planning all the details. She was flexible as we made changes, giving helpful thoughts as to what layouts might work better for decreasing congestion during the cocktail hour and reception. We rented the Club Room for our cocktail hour which was well worth the price! There was another wedding the same night and this allowed the two groups to stay separate. Plenty of room for our guests to stand or sit. Tables to place food and drinks so they didn't have to stand and talk with their hands full. We had one guest bring a plus one without telling us, but the staff didn't even blink when we asked if they could accommodate this...they just quietly added another place at his table for her. Our guests commented several times that the food tasted exceptionally good. We made our choices based on an extensive tasting which was not only yummy, but fun!
Amy, from the John Marshall Ballrooms, was very helpful in planning all the details. She was flexible as we made changes, Read more...
Amy, from the John Marshall Ballrooms, was very helpful in planning all the details. She was flexible as we made changes, giving helpful thoughts as to what layouts might work better for decreasing congestion during the cocktail hour and reception. We rented the Club Room for our cocktail hour which was well worth the price! There was another wedding the same night and this allowed the two groups to stay separate. Plenty of room for our guests to stand or sit. Tables to place food and drinks so they didn't have to stand and talk with their hands full. We had one guest bring a plus one without telling us, but the staff didn't even blink when we asked if they could accommodate this...they just quietly added another place at his table for her. Our guests commented several times that the food tasted exceptionally good. We made our choices based on an extensive tasting which was not only yummy, but fun! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
5 stars! Amy and her team were AMAZING. The John Marshall was just perfect all around. The service, staff, venue, food - everything was on point. Amy is fantastic - so professional, responsive, and easy to work with. She's genuinely excited for each bride, and just wants you to be happy. The food from Homemades by Suzanne was DELICIOUS. All of my guests were happy with their food, which is hard to do!

I recommend the John Marshall Ballrooms to any bride, or anyone looking for an event venue with catering. Just perfect!!
5 stars! Amy and her team were AMAZING. The John Marshall was just perfect all around. The service, staff, venue, food - Read more...
5 stars! Amy and her team were AMAZING. The John Marshall was just perfect all around. The service, staff, venue, food - everything was on point. Amy is fantastic - so professional, responsive, and easy to work with. She's genuinely excited for each bride, and just wants you to be happy. The food from Homemades by Suzanne was DELICIOUS. All of my guests were happy with their food, which is hard to do!

I recommend the John Marshall Ballrooms to any bride, or anyone looking for an event venue with catering. Just perfect!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Brandy
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot praise the John Marshall staff enough! From the moment I first spoke with Amy, to dancing the night away with Hunter - everything about our wedding at the Ballrooms was phenomenal.

I was not one of those girls that always dreamed about how my wedding should be, or what fairytale I wanted it to look like. I'm fairly simple, and like life to follow that same path. Choosing which ballroom to have our ceremony and reception in, the food, and other wedding needs just went seamlessly. Amy was so good to me from January all the way to the date of our wedding.

We chose to have both the ceremony and reception in the Virginia Ballroom (we had a cocktail hour in the lobby as well as a photobooth setup to keep the guests entertained while the room was flipped and we took pictures). I just loved the idea of having a staircase to come down to make my entrance, and it truly was beautiful. The ballroom dance floor is HUGE! We loved it, and made sure to use up every space. The stage is also pretty big - our bridal party stood floorlevel, and my husband, the officiant, and I stood on the stage during the ceremony. Great for pictures!

Everyone that I have spoken to since, that attended our wedding, has raved about how delicious the food was, and how great the staff were to all guests. We will be going back to the JMB just so we can go to Suzanne's for lunch.

Ladies, if you want a beautiful venue with a charm all of its own - you will be more than satisfied with the John Marshall Ballrooms.

I truly cannot thank Amy, Hunter, and the JMB staff enough for helping with our beautiful day.
I cannot praise the John Marshall staff enough! From the moment I first spoke with Amy, to dancing the night away with Read more...
I cannot praise the John Marshall staff enough! From the moment I first spoke with Amy, to dancing the night away with Hunter - everything about our wedding at the Ballrooms was phenomenal.

I was not one of those girls that always dreamed about how my wedding should be, or what fairytale I wanted it to look like. I'm fairly simple, and like life to follow that same path. Choosing which ballroom to have our ceremony and reception in, the food, and other wedding needs just went seamlessly. Amy was so good to me from January all the way to the date of our wedding.

We chose to have both the ceremony and reception in the Virginia Ballroom (we had a cocktail hour in the lobby as well as a photobooth setup to keep the guests entertained while the room was flipped and we took pictures). I just loved the idea of having a staircase to come down to make my entrance, and it truly was beautiful. The ballroom dance floor is HUGE! We loved it, and made sure to use up every space. The stage is also pretty big - our bridal party stood floorlevel, and my husband, the officiant, and I stood on the stage during the ceremony. Great for pictures!

Everyone that I have spoken to since, that attended our wedding, has raved about how delicious the food was, and how great the staff were to all guests. We will be going back to the JMB just so we can go to Suzanne's for lunch.

Ladies, if you want a beautiful venue with a charm all of its own - you will be more than satisfied with the John Marshall Ballrooms.

I truly cannot thank Amy, Hunter, and the JMB staff enough for helping with our beautiful day. Read less
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Gary and Linda
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Working with event planner Amy Loving was a joy - she was most attentive to our needs and interests, always available and most prompt to reply to our emails. The John Marshall Hotel exceeded our expectations, guests commented on the attentiveness of support staff, the beauty of the Virginia Ballroom, and the presentation of the delicious food. While we were aware of Homemades by Suzanne from her Ashland Restaurant, we were excited to learn she was the Hotel caterer and our hors d'oeuvre buffet selections did not disappoint! Our only regret is that we thought the strawberry lemonade was on our menu for our non-alcoholic guests - and it was not. We would recommend the John Marshall Hotel as a reception site without hesitation! Thank you for making our daughter & son-in-law's wedding, a day they will cherish for years to come.
Working with event planner Amy Loving was a joy - she was most attentive to our needs and interests, always available and Read more...
Working with event planner Amy Loving was a joy - she was most attentive to our needs and interests, always available and most prompt to reply to our emails. The John Marshall Hotel exceeded our expectations, guests commented on the attentiveness of support staff, the beauty of the Virginia Ballroom, and the presentation of the delicious food. While we were aware of Homemades by Suzanne from her Ashland Restaurant, we were excited to learn she was the Hotel caterer and our hors d'oeuvre buffet selections did not disappoint! Our only regret is that we thought the strawberry lemonade was on our menu for our non-alcoholic guests - and it was not. We would recommend the John Marshall Hotel as a reception site without hesitation! Thank you for making our daughter & son-in-law's wedding, a day they will cherish for years to come. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
John Marshall Ballrooms & Homemades by Suzanne responded with the following comments:

I'm so sorry, we certainly could have had strawberry lemonade... and it IS a crowd pleaser!! I really loved working with you & Kelley. I hope you'll be back to visit and share pictures of the evening :) Wishing you all of my best, Amy
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Private User
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
The staff at the John Marshall Ballrooms (specifically Amy and Hunter) are absolutely incredible. They made planning extremely easy and always went out of their way to alleviate my stress as the bride! Communication was great as they responded to all my questions via email, if not within an hour, then definitely the same day. The venue included bar services, in housing catering, and all tables/chairs/linens/utensils. This all inclusiveness was very convenient since my fiancé and I lived out of state. Furthermore, the Marshall Ballroom is stunning! Great big windows and columns with huge chandeliers; perfect for any ceremony or reception. We had about 125 guests and everyone fit very comfortably. I would recommend the JM to any bride wanting an amazing wedding experience in the heart of the beautiful RVA!
The staff at the John Marshall Ballrooms (specifically Amy and Hunter) are absolutely incredible. They made planning Read more...
The staff at the John Marshall Ballrooms (specifically Amy and Hunter) are absolutely incredible. They made planning extremely easy and always went out of their way to alleviate my stress as the bride! Communication was great as they responded to all my questions via email, if not within an hour, then definitely the same day. The venue included bar services, in housing catering, and all tables/chairs/linens/utensils. This all inclusiveness was very convenient since my fiancé and I lived out of state. Furthermore, the Marshall Ballroom is stunning! Great big windows and columns with huge chandeliers; perfect for any ceremony or reception. We had about 125 guests and everyone fit very comfortably. I would recommend the JM to any bride wanting an amazing wedding experience in the heart of the beautiful RVA! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
John Marshall Ballrooms & Homemades by Suzanne responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for making our day! We are ecstatic that you enjoyed your day so much, as it was our pleasure in helping you plan and making everything happened accordingly. We so appreciate your kind words, and we wish you and your husband happiness for years to come!
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Donna
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more pleased with our Virginia Ballroom reception!!! The setup was perfect. The food was delicious. All of our guests have been so complimentary of everything!!!! Thank you, Amy, for your guidance in the planning process. Thank you and your staff for your assistance. Everyone was friendly and helpful in meeting all of our needs . . .
We could not have been more pleased with our Virginia Ballroom reception!!! The setup was perfect. The food was delicious. Read more...
We could not have been more pleased with our Virginia Ballroom reception!!! The setup was perfect. The food was delicious. All of our guests have been so complimentary of everything!!!! Thank you, Amy, for your guidance in the planning process. Thank you and your staff for your assistance. Everyone was friendly and helpful in meeting all of our needs . . . Read less
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John Marshall Ballrooms & Homemades by Suzanne responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Donna! Such a pleasure working with you, your family, and your beautiful daughter!

DEALS

20% off of Ballroom Rental
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Promo Code: enter promo code   $900 Value
Book the ballrooms for any Friday or Sunday and receive a 20% discount off of the room rental. We are also offering a 20% discount for Saturday evenings May-November 2013!
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