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James Monroe's Highland

Charlottesville, VA · View map · Visit website

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About James Monroe's Highland

A historic wedding venue in Charlottesville, Virginia, James Monroe's Highland services couples throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia. A part of the wedding industry for the last 25 years, the venue specializes in picturesque backdrops. James Monroe's Highland is ideal for couples searching for optimal privacy and flexibility on their special day.

Facilities and Capacity
James Monroe's Highland’s expansive size accommodates 250 guests. Couples may choose from two event spaces to host their ceremony and/or reception.

Services Offered
The following services are provided for James Monroe's Highland couples:

  • Indoor setting
  • Covered outdoor setting
  • Uncovered outdoor setting
  • Outside vendors

Other Services
Couples may also expect the following services when working with James Monroe's Highland:

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Nestled against the southwest mountains in Virginia, James Monroe's Highland was the home of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States. It began as a 3,500-acre plantation adjacent to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson.

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31 Reviews for James Monroe's Highland

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31 James Monroe's Highland Reviews


Married on 10/14/2017

  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.5

Could not have imagined a more beautiful place for our wedding. Emilia & Addie were very helpful & accommodating throughout the entire process. They worked very well with our other vendors, making the ... Read more the whole planning process so easy & fun. We also liked that a portion of the fee is a tax-deductible donation to the historic preservation of the property. Great value & alternative compared to many of the vineyard locations.

Susan Barnes

Married on 06/22/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Ceremony and Reception Venue

Beautiful venue with helpful staff! It was the perfect spot for us- we loved it! Read more Beautiful venue with helpful staff! It was the perfect spot for us- we loved it!


Married on 05/04/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Stunning location, rain or shine!

James Monroe's Highland is a beautiful space! They have numerous outdoor locations for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The pavilion was perfect for our reception, even though it rained a bit ... Read more (thankfully later that night so the ceremony still took place outside), there are flaps you can rent that work perfectly. Addie (who has left) and Frankie (who took over a few months before the wedding) were a joy to work with. They were very responsive to questions about what was and wasn't allowed. Putting up our own bistro lights in the pavilion was very helpful and cost saving. The 'bridal suite' is ok, but I ended up deciding to get ready elsewhere. The indoor rain plan - a two story event barn - would have worked for us if we needed it to. We happened to have done our tour while it was raining, so seeing the rain plan before booking was great. The only complaint we really received from guests is that the bathrooms are far away, but Highland is looking to add some up near the pavilion in the future. the venue was a dream for my wedding. It doesn't hurt that a good chunk of the fee is tax deductible too. (Photo credit to Amanda Maglione)

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