The Marriott Ranch is an absolutely gorgeous setting for any wedding, and we could not have been more thrilled with the location, accommodations and staff for our wedding weekend! It's a great all-in-one venue, so there's no need to worry about handling vendors for catering, linens, etc. Although everything went off perfectly for our wedding, don't expect any reassurance or comfort from their event staff. We worked with Stephanie-- and while she is incredibly sweet and did get the job done--I felt like I always had to ask her about whether or not things were moving along, or whether or not she needed information/money/anything from me. In the end though, all of our guests raved about the setting, the food and the service and we couldn’t have been more pleased! We can’t wait to return for a getaway weekend in the future!
I worked with Louise for my July wedding, and it turned out perfectly.
The venue location is breathtaking, and the ranch fit our taste perfectly. It was no more and no less than we were looking for. I was getting nervous prior to the wedding because communication seemed to not be a high priority for their office, and I always felt I was bothering them to call with questions, but in the end, I really had nothing to worry about. THey covered all their bases and provided excellent service. The food was wonderful!!
I never expected it to be so easy. Louise Ramsey (the coordinator at the ranch) made sure EVERYTHING about my wedding ran smoothly! The ranch was GORGEOUS! Everything was clean and the staff was so nice and helpful! I cannot say anything negative about this place and the staff, they were incredible. I would recommend the Marriott Ranch to everyone!! I had SO many compliments and the guests absolutely loved it!
The Marriott Ranch was the perfect location for our wedding!! Stephanie was a godsend - she was so helpful from beginning to end. Everything went off without a hitch and no detail was overlooked. It was absolutely wonderful!!
The Marriott Ranch was outstanding! The food, service, etc. was all exceptional and we had so many guests comment on how wonderful everything was. We were able to have the exact wedding we wanted, and they were very flexible when there was a strong chance of rain but we still wanted to try and hold the ceremony outside. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue and I strongly recommend the Marriott Ranch!
The Marriott Ranch was incredible. We couldn't have asked for a better location to get married. Our wedding coordinator Louise was there for us every step of the way. Our day would not have been perfect without her. Everyone that worked our wedding weekend was helpful and accommodating. Our guest enjoyed their rooms, the food, and hospitality. I would highly recommend this location to anyone that is looking for a beautiful outdoor location.
My wedding at the Marriott Ranch was exactly what I had dreamed of and hoped for. If you are looking for an urban, swanky, glamorous space, then keep looking - this is not your venue. But if you are looking for a venue that is a bit unique, in a lush country environment, and feels more like a family gathering than a formal event, then you will love this place.
I hesitate to even use the word "country" because some people have connotations of "backwoods", or they envision something that is kind of homespun and not elegant. Marriott Ranch does not fit that mold. It combines the natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley with the customer service and attention to detail that you would expect of the Marriott brand. It feels upscale without being pretentious.
A few of my favorite things:
- Louise, their onsite wedding coordinator. She is such a pro. Calm demeanor, years of experience. She will ask you lots of questions during your planning process, but that's because she plans everything to the last detail and this allows you and your guests the luxury of sitting back and just letting the weekend happen and having fun.
- The food! All of it! From the yummy scones, cookies, fruit, and beverages served when guests arrived on Friday (a substitute she allowed us to make as we are not really wine and cheese people), to the delicious BBQ rehearsal dinner, to the buffet served at the reception, everything was amazing. Their scalloped potatoes made a believer out of me - I never liked them before I tried the Ranch's.
- The general feel or vibe of the weekend was super intimate and cozy. Several guests commented to me how this wedding was different from any other they had ever attended - this one felt so relaxed and cozy. That was the ultimate compliment to me, because that is exactly how I wanted our guests to feel.
I am such a fan of the Marriott Ranch. I can't wait to go back with my (now) husband and reminisce about the best weekend of our lives.
Awesome, awesome, awesome food! Months after our wedding we still get comments about how good the food was! We had them cater a "Virginia BBQ" for our casual rehearsal dinner and then we had the tastiest buffet dinner that was made up of their Italian Grilled Flank Steak, Sundried tomato and mascarpone ravioli and pork tenderloin.
It was DELICIOUS!
Louise was always very responsive and professional. She was friendly, upbeat, and we had so much fun with her and the chef at our private tasting. The chef even tried some new things with some of the side dishes and we loved it so much they did it at the wedding too.
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect caterer for my wedding. The food and service was wonderful.
From formal weddings and receptions to casual gatherings, the James Marshall Manor House will graciously accommodate hundreds of guests on its beautiful lawn, or as few as you would like within the stately and comfortable interior. Fireplaces,
sitting rooms and a large open staircase in the impressive front foyer add a touch of romantic elegance to any event hosted here.
The Marriott Ranch "Pavilion" with its massive stone fireplace, exposed rough-hewn beams and beautifully tiled floor can host up to 150 guests inside and many more on its scenic hillside lawn. We specialize in rustic, chic weddings where mason jars and burlap are the decor of choice. But, if that is not your thing, the pavilion can take on a country elegance that is beyond compare. Allow the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge combine with the expertise of the Marriott Ranch staff to lend the perfect touch to your special event.