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From the bottom of our dancing toes to the tops of our new year's eve tiaras, thank you for making yesterday an absolutely epic, over the top fun, joy and happy tear-filled celebration of love. We had the most wonderful time, and that is because you and the entire John Marshall staff made sure that we, and all of our guests, were taken care of at every single step.

Happy New Year! We are so grateful for you!

Audrey & Derek


I couldn't let another day pass without letting you know how thankful I am for making the wedding of my dreams a reality. Everything was incredible - the food, venue, event flow, staff, you name it - it was perfect! Kimie sent over a preview gallery and I am just in awe at how amazing the venue photographed. The food was divine - I received many compliments on the cocktail hour offering and of course, the dinner. Your staff went above and beyond to ensure we had smooth service throughout the event - they were so kind and accommodating.

I also want to give a special shoutout to you, Maria. You were an absolute delight to work with. Every question was answered promptly and thoroughly, you always had a friendly demeanor and you never seemed too busy to talk to me, despite what I know must be a very full schedule. You made me feel like I was your only bride and that I was the most important event. Working in the industry, I know how stressful things can be but you never let it show. Instead, you lead with kindness and your passion shows through in everything you do. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know you and for you to have been such a big part of my special day.

Jaclyn Antretter Shuford


The best wedding venue in RVA! I can not say enough about our daughter’s wedding reception at the John Marshall Ballrooms. Everything was fantastic! From the communications with Maria and Tyler, the food, the wait staff, the set up of the ballroom- I could go on. I have not one complaint about the evening - everything was wonderful! Thank you so much to all of you for making this special occasion just perfect!

Again - thank you for everything!

Lorraine Richards


We are very pleased with the event, and received only compliments about the evening including the beauty of the venue and quality of the food. Thanks again to you and your whole team for making this such a successful event for us.



Maria, thank you so much for helping us host such a smashing success yesterday. Everyone was thrilled about the reunion and raved about how much they enjoyed the event. Our team gushed that it was one of the best events LMR has ever had.

Please extend my thanks to Anthony, Marvin, and the entire kitchen team for their hospitality. We will return, for sure!

Leadership Metro Richmond


THANK YOU so much for everything you did for us and our wedding as soon as I possibly could! I truly cannot thank you all enough, it was absolutely beautiful! The catering team was ON IT regarding getting food out in a timely fashion, I rarely work a wedding where the food gets out on schedule but I don't think I have ever worked one where the food got out ahead of schedule, that was truly amazing!! Everyone has kept raving about how beautiful the venue was and how it was exactly what they pictured for a 'Kristy wedding' so that was a great feeling lol. But seriously, you two made it so easy to plan and I appreciate all your help planning and accommodating my requests and changes! 

Thank you again for everything!

Kristy  3.12.22

Hi Maria. It was nice to finally meet you! I can't say thank you enough! Everything was absolutely perfect! You and your staff did an outstanding job! The room looked beautiful and everyone was raving over the food! Thank you again. I hope I will get the opportunity to work with you in the future!

General Federation of Women's Clubs


Thank you so much for your help during this event. And a thank you to your staff as well! You all are amazing with what you do and we are so thankful!

VRLTA 1.31.22

We had a wonderful wedding experience with the John Marshall. Maria and Tyler are phenomenal at their jobs. They knew what questions to ask exactly when they should be asked. Maria truly loves a wedding- and her work ethic shows because of it. We had prompt email contact, numerous revisions of contracts and total understanding as our guest numbers shifted. Maria calls her clients “her kids” because that’s the level of service you are getting. When we had a security issue, she pulled through again. We requested a queso fountain; they secured a company. So many things that just made our planning easier! The value for money here is also incredible. The catering is amazing. And catering staff- just everything. We cannot recommend this place more! Thank you all SO much!

Julie & Nathan 8.7.21

I wanted to send you an email to thank you for all of the amazing work you and the rest of your team put into our wedding. I have gotten SO many compliments from wedding guests about everything. I know it wasn't easy coming into this at the beginning of the year and juggling 2 brides on the same day, but you really handled it with grace. I felt like you were always there to make sure things were going smoothly, and that you were equally focused on both of us. Thank you for being so flexible with us and for helping me reschedule for the 4th time; I couldn't have done it without you. Michael gave you so many compliments after the wedding with how amazing everything was and how organized you were. If there is anything I can do to review you or the John Marshall please let me know. Again, thank you so so much Maria.

                                                                                              Claire & Michael  8.13.21

Working with the John Marshall staff was an excellent experience! Planning a wedding during a pandemic was difficult, but the John Marshall staff made everything so much easier. Maria was amazing! She took over in the middle of the planning process and made sure we had everything that we desired. She was so easy to work with and made the process seamless.

On our wedding day, the staff was absolutely amazing! They made sure that we had no concerns. We would highly recommend couples utilize this historic venue. It is beautiful inside and out. The John Marshall staff made our wedding a day that we will never forget!

Brittany & Ja'Michael 5.7.21

Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate your flexibility and all of your help while we dealt with the craziness that surrounded our wedding celebration! Everything was beautiful and the staff exceeded expectations; the cutting cake was gorgeous, and the dining staff were so attentive and helpful. We’re so happy we chose the John Marshall for our special day, although we wish we were able to share it with more of our friends and family! Kara & Paul 11.28.20

We are soooooo excited!! Everything went off PERFECTLY!! Everyone loved the venue and the food! Marvin is truly a godsend! He is the epitome of CLASS and professionalism! We enjoyed all the staff! They were perfect!  Thank you so much for everything!! It was a DREAM! Lakeisha & Dale 11.16.20

Thank you so much! Our whole entire family loved the JM ballrooms and were so impressed with the food, drinks and service. I would pick you all every time! Thank your for your patience and accommodation. Brittany & Pierre 10.27.20

We never got to say a true thank you! But thanks for making our wedding so easy and for taking the time to be kind, caring, and put us at ease throughout the process. It is sincerely appreciated! - Justin and Mathilde  9.28.20

Thank you so much! It was such a pleasure working with you! The process was so smooth and the wedding was BEAUTIFUL. Our guests were blown away. I’ll send you pics as soon as we get them back. Thanks for everything!!!!!!!!  - Chris & Kenya 9.14.20

Awww thank you so much Amy, you and everyone at the John Marshall were amazing! It was the absolute best day ever, I wish I could do it over and over again because that's how perfect everything turned out!  Thanks again for all that you did and making this as smooth as possible, despite it being the year 2020:-P Sidney & Joseph 9.9.20

Thank you so much for everything and I am so glad we were able to celebrate. You made the entire process seamless and I didn’t have to worry about a thing!  Thank you again so much for making our day absolutely magical. It was one of the best days in our lives and we will cherish it forever. Maggie & Whit 3.23.20

Thank you so so much!! We had the absolute best time and it was truly the most perfect day! I'm so glad that everyone had a great time, we had so many fun elements! Thank you so much again from the bottom of our hearts! Helen & Alec 3.15.20

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