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We want to thank you for helping us make a perfect wedding for Nora and Ryan.  Everything was absolutely fantastic.  We have received so many compliments from our friends.  We got everything out of the bridal suite and the only things left were the glass bowls that belong to Erica the florist.  She said she would be picking those up.  The food was delicious and we wished we had stopped to eat more!  Thanks for gathering some goodies for us to take afterwards.  The bride and groom enjoyed a late night snack and we had some leftovers yesterday afternoon.  You and your staff are so professional and really work hard to make everything go smoothly.  It is a wonderful venue and we could not  have been happier that we picked The John Marshall.  You really helped us through our first wedding answering all our questions.  I’m sure there are some great pictures that we will share with you when we get them that show off the beautiful lobby.  Bruce & Crystal (parents of Bride) 8.14.17


Wow! I can't believe how PERFECT our reception was!  Thank you so much for everything you did along the way, I wrote about a million emails and you were so good about getting back to me.  We had some interesting requests, and you always made it happen.  Our families and friends had so many good things to say about everything - the food, service, beauty of the ballroom. We cannot express our thanks enough for all you did to make the wedding of our dreams a reality! You went above and beyond our expectations! - Chris & Anna 8.4.17


Thank you so much for a wonderful night that Michael and I will never forget.  Meredith was absolute pleasure to work with on the day of the wedding.  The catering staff was beyond impeccable. M&M 6.22.17


Thank you so much for everything that you and your staff did to our wedding day perfect.  It was amazing and was everything we had envisioned.  Words are not enough to translate the gratitude we have.  From the day we chose the John Marshall, you were so patient and responsive.  Thank you for answering all of our questions - and my mothers :)  We couldn't have pulled the day off without you.  All of our guests raved about the food and venue - it could not have been more perfect.  Thank you for making our special day so special.  We will remember it forever! Shane & Stephanie 6.20.17


Thank you for making the wedding planning process easy!  There is nothing better than asking “can we do this?” and having your answer always be, “yes!”  The John Marshall truly allows brides to customize their wedding and make it unique to the couple. Praise you all for helping dreams and visions come to fruition. Your positive attitude and genuine smile are contagious and I feel relief when communicating with you! Your organization and effort are greatly appreciated by us.  You’ve made the planning process as stress-free as it possibly could be.  We are incredibly grateful for you and the John Marshall staff.  Thank you! – Kate & William, 5.6.17


We had such a wonderful response from students and staff about the 2017 prom.  They loved the John Marshall Ballroom and appreciated the helpfulness of the staff.  THANK YOU for helping us make our event a success. - Anita 5.22.17


I just want to say "Thank you" for hosting the VUU-School of Theology gala.  The food and service were excellent.  I heard nothing but great reviews the entire evening and all weekend.  The food was so delicious, I ordered lunch the next day.  Again, thank you and your staff for being very professional and accommodating to our needs to make this event a success.  Cherese 5.16.17


People wonder why Kyle & I have been so calm... it's all thanks to you!  Thank you for being so organized, helpful, and not pushy.  We appreciate everything you did to make our day special! You're a rockstar! Love, Kate 5.4.17


Thank you so very much for all of your help with our wedding! From the very beginning when we first met you, you were so kind and prompt in answering any questions that we had and offering guidance along the way. Everything turned out absolutely beautiful - the cocktail hour and reception were wonderful, the service was great, the food delicious, and the evening exceeded our expectations.  We are so happy we chose the John Marshall!! Our guests were really impressed :) Thank you again for everything. - Joanna & Charles 4.24.17


We had the most amazing time! Thank you so much for all your help and hard work. Everyone's still talking about how wonderful the food, venue, and overall wedding was. Our day wouldn't have been so fabulous without you!! Thanks again for everything! Stacey & Drew 4.17.17


I just want to thank you and the JM crew for helping to make Stacey and Drew’s wedding and reception so terrific. The food was fabulous and everything was arranged and handled perfectly! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. Thank you so much for making their special wedding day magical! Terri 4.13.17

 

Thank you again for working with us to put together our wedding celebration. Everyone raved about the venue, food, service, and execution. They loved the meals and the pie bar was an absolute hit.

Kristi & Matt 4.11.17

Everything on Saturday night was wonderful!  The food was incredible.  Thank you for making our dinner a success. Diane, VCU Alumni 4.11.17


A huge thanks to you and your staff for a lovely event last night. Our President and Alum were blown away by the beauty of the venue, the quality and presentation of the food, and the attentiveness of your staff. Thank you for making our Friday event special. - Brandi, Marshall University 4.8.17


Just wanted to send a quick thank you for the incredible job you all did on our wedding on October 29th. Working with you was a dream, and all of my guests raved about the service and food (especially the dessert!).  I could not have picked a better venue to begin our marriage and I will continue to tell everyone how awesome you all are! - Carissa 4.4.17


I just wanted to thank you for once again being amazing to work with. You and your staff are always so professional, friendly, and attentive. As I told you, I was won over when the hangers were all corrected to face the same direction ;)  I always feel like events like this are never without their hiccups, it's how those hiccups are handled that is important. Every time we asked anything of the servers, it was not only handled, but handled quickly and professionally. Thank you so much again for a seamless event! Allison, Full Circle 3.28.17


Thank you so much for making our wedding dreams a reality.  Our wedding was far beyond our expectations - from accommodating our short timeline and understanding our situation, we are so thankful. Thank you for always going the extra mile for us.  We loved the JM!!! - Julie & Mason 2.28.17


We just wanted to send a quick thank you for working with us on Laura and Ryan's wedding. They were so happy with everything and that was in great part to you both. You are both so kind, flexible, knowledgeable and your staff's service and professionalism was top notch. We would love to review/endorse your you wherever you'd prefer! - Coastyle Events 1.23.17


Thank you so much for you assistance in making Lauren & Dane's wedding flawless.  We also enjoyed being right in the building at the apartment on the 7th floor.  Your attention to detail was perfect. We had so many compliments on the food, especially the steak!  Lauren & Dane had a  story-book wedding with pictures to match.  I cannot say enough about how great it was dealing with all those associated with the John Marshall.  You are the greatest event planner ever!  Thank you again for all you have done for us. Tim and Linda Fenlon 1.11.17


We want to thank the john marshall and all of your staff. as always we had a great event. your staff are always helpful and solve anything we forget. we appreciate their attentiveness and support. please thank them all for being a great team, they helped make our event great. Carol, VSDVA 12.16.16


What a great party!  You and your staff did a great job….loved the food and the service was outstanding! Jean, Hauni 12.5.16


thank you to you and your team for the most amazing wedding. Everyone was so wonderful and we enjoyed every second of our day! We're so happy we chose such a beautiful venue with such an amazing team! Kym & Rob 11.28.16

I wanted to thank you and your staff for an amazing evening at the John Marshall. Everyone commented on what a wonderful time they had in the club room and dining room.  You made the planning and the execution run so smoothly that is was a special time for all of us.  Thank you again for everything! - Anne Smith 11.18.16


thank you again for everything you did to make last night’s event a success. It was our biggest event that Comcast Spotlight Richmond has EVER had, and I couldn’t stop getting comments about the beautiful building, amazing food, and incredible service from the staff.  You have been so great to work with through this entire process, and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart!

PS: Meredith did a great job last night, and everyone loved her cute chalk boards Brittany, COMCAST 11.11.16

Thank you so much for all of your help in the planning and coordination of our wedding reception! You made these last few months a very exciting & enjoyable time for us! Thank you for meeting with us, often on short notice, and for being so flexible - we greatly appreciate it.  We couldn't have asked for a smoother planning process.  Thanks again! - Laura & Chris 11.5.16


Thank you for all of your help in executing our VCU School of Dentistry Friends of Dental Education Reception last night.  I wanted to give a particular thank you to your staff, from people working in the kitchen, to valet, to the bar staff everyone was incredibly, helpful, courteous, professional and friendly.  VCU Dentistry 11.5.16


We can't thank you enough for all of your help.  This will be such a special evening for Marit & Andrew and all of our family and friends.  We will highly recommend the John Marshall and especially you. - Anne & Gary 11.4.16


Thanks so much for working with us closely on our 2016 Leaders in the Law event.  We had a great time, and everything seemed to run so smoothly!  We’ve gotten very positive reviews for the venue, bar and food.  We’re really pleased!  We would like to reserve the same for 2017! VA Lawyers Media 11.4.16


I wanted to send you guys a quick note to say a huge thank you for Monday night’s event -  Everything was amazing as usual!  I don’t think I can thank you enough to your staff for helping make our Inaugural Awards event an amazing night.  Comments we received yesterday at our meetings were so positive about the John Marshall and your staff.  So thank you, thank you, thank you!!! - Jenny, VRLTA 10.27.16


I just want to thank you, Meredith, and the rest of your staff for last night. Amazing does not even come close to describing last night! All of our guests said how the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding reception and the staff could not have been nicer. Thank you for working with us and making our day a dream come true!! - Mary & Thomas 10.17.16


The John Marshall was beyond perfect for our special day.  You and Meredith made our day so easy and worry-free.  Thank you so much for everything!  All our guests loved the food and we plan to come to the JM to indulge in lunch soon!  Jennifer & Aaron 10.6.16


I just wanted to send a quick informal 'thank you'  Everything was absolutely amazing. You have been a saint putting up with my questions/emails.  I could not have imagined a more perfect day. Larissa & Ryan 9.19.16


We literally keep wishing we could do it all again next weekend!!! The day was truly magical and I couldn't have asked for anything else!! Your staff was amazing and so many guests kept telling us how great the meal was, of course we knew it would be :)  I can't thank you enough for helping us create this special day! Stefanie & JD 9.7.16

Everything was so beyond perfect!  I could never thank you enough for all you did to make everything so amazing and perfect.  I couldn't have imagined a better wedding, and that is almost entirely because of all the work you and the staff at the John Marshall did for our wedding.  The room was beautiful, everything was just as we had discussed but better!  We had the best time and all of our guests told us how great the food was!  I will recommend the John Marshall to everyone for events/weddings!  I am so impressed with you and all of the staff!  - Heather 8.31.16

Kelley and Glenn celebrated their 1 year wedding anniversary!  Hard to believe that a year has already passed since their most memorable John Marshall wedding!  Gary and I want to thank you again for planning, organizing, noting each detail, and celebrating with all of us a perfect wedding day.  Our memories are cherished ones of joy and laughter, that were the result of your calming presence, always with a smile!Thank you for all of your help and flexibility on our wedding weekend. We could not have done it without you, and we were dependent on your expertise. 8.24.16


Jacob and I are so happy we had our wedding at the John Marshall. Every guest we have spoken to since has remarked on the beauty and class of the venue and how the day went off without a hitch. We couldn't agree more. Your professionalism and calm demeanor kept me from ever worrying. We will forever recommend you and the John Marshall. Best, Mollie & Jacob 8.9.16


I can't thank you enough for doing such a superb job! I am a teacher and so am giving you an A plus!  Everything was so wonderful and you all are great to work with! I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs a wedding venue. When I got home and found four boxed dinners (which will be our dinner tonight) I was completely blown away by your thoughtfulness. Thank you for your positive attitude and patience. I have been getting rave reviews about the food! Carrie 8.8.16


thank you for a most memorable day/evening. Everything was wonderful from the food to the decorations to the beautiful room.  Thank you again for making Vanessa's day so wonderful!! Kathi 7.25.16


We had a wonderful time last night! Thank you so much for all of your help throughout this process.

Everything about our experience of the John Marshall was beyond superb. I very much appreciate your being so accommodating. Maggie & Thomas 7.15.16


We can't thank you enough for making our dream wedding come to life!!! The day was so special to us. It was flawless and we got so many compliments on both ballrooms, and the incredible service of the staff. It really was the best day of our lives, we are so grateful. It is true what all of the testimonials say - you are great at your job and a pleasure to work with! Thank you for all of your thoughtfulness during the process. Many, many thanks! Liz & Andrew 6.4.16

I just wanted to give you some feedback on our event on Thursday night.  Thank you so much for all your help to make it a success! All the feedback I received was excellent!  My CEO said it was, in his opinion, the best UMS function we’ve ever thrown.  He said the food was superb, the ambiance was charming, the staff was wonderful!  All the guests loved the food and the venue.  So thank you!  It was a fantastic event! Alison, UMS 6.8.16


We cannot thank you enough for helping us create such a beautiful day! From the beginning you've been nothing short of UH-mazing!  This was such a fun and stress-free experience with so much credit given to you and the JMB team It was truly the best day ever, thank you. i hope the rest of wedding season brings you more happy brides. PS - i'v heard nothing but glowing review from the food, bartenders, overall presence... you guys rock. And the beignets were a hit with our NOLA friends! Fishers 5.7.16


a quick note and tell you how pleased we were with every aspect of the reception, the facility and the staff.  The food was outstanding – we heard that from so many guests.  Hot and delicious – surprisingly good for a reception…many many complements.  Especially loved the fried oyster on cracker appetizer and ham biscuits. The ballroom was stunning (pictures are unbelievable), very comfortable and perfectly laid out for having a lot of fun.  I loved having cocktails in the lobby for the first hour – all of it was perfectly set up with wonderful staff support.  Very cool to then open the doors to the ballroom.  It was a dream for this mother of the bride. I will forever be a fan of the John Marshall!  Please pass our appreciation on to all of the staff that made this evening so absolutely wonderful and thank you Amy for all you did to make it possible.  Mary Lou 4.25.16


Our wedding reception in the Virginia Ballroom was exactly how I dreamed it. Thank you so much to you and your staff for all of the behind-the-scenes work and magic! You were so easy to work with during the entire planning process; and so accommodating with all of my crazy food changes and requests :) I am so grateful for your patience and attention to detail!  Can we do it all again...? Cheers, Valerie & Garland 4.23.16

 

Thank you so much for everything.  The staff was amazing and the guests enjoyed themselves.  We really appreciate all you did to make it such a special evening for our guests.  Thank you Again for help and wonderful customer service! Kathie & Caitlin, VCU Health 4.14.16


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!!!!! Charmaine 4.6.16


I can’t thank you and the staff enough for all the help and support that you gave us.  It was beautiful…

Again, thanks for your help with everything….

You all are the best! Princess 4.6.16

 

A belated note of thanks to you and the John Marshall team for your wonderful support in hosting the ASK 40th Anniversary Celebration!  I’ve wanted to let you know how grateful we are.  Our guests absolutely loved the venue and flow from the ballrooms – one guest said they were married there 20 years ago and hadn’t been back, so they enjoyed reminiscing.  The spirit and buzz of the crowd was truly amazing, and I attribute that to the JM’s setting.

 

To say the night was a success would be an understatement. We raised Double what our auction normally sees to support ASK’s kids and families which comes at a critical time as the fall was a tough one. The ASK Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU averages 1-2 diagnoses a week but we saw 2-3 children being diagnosed,  The event’s proceeds will go the distance in helping to make life better for these kids and their families. ASK Childhood Cancer Found. 3.19.2016


I just want to start by saying thank you so much for everything you did to assist in the planning and coordination of our wedding. Things couldn't have gone any better and we've been getting endless compliments about what a wonderful venue it was, how great the food was and how well everything was run! We've told everyone that there's no better place in Richmond to hold an event than the John Marshall! Dustin & Alicia 2.17.16


Thank you so much for helping us through the process of planning our wedding. It was stressful at times and we couldn't have done it without you.  Everything turned out beautifully.  We really couldn't have imagined a more beautiful wedding. - Frank & Dani 2.11.16


Thank you so much for making my wedding day so special! You made the process as stress free as it could be and made sure that everything was in order. you have been a joy to work with. Thank you very much, Brittany 1.30.16


Happy 2016 to you! We thank you for your key role in making our 2015 so very memorable. Working with you, Amy, was a joy and made planning such fun! The John Marshall is a reception to treasure. Linda & Gary Sutton January 2016

This is long overdue but I wanted to write and thank you for your help preparing for our wedding in November.  Gerald and I had the most amazing time! We were truly blown away by the amazing service the chefs, bartenders, waitstaff and the rest of the crew provided. It was everything we hoped for.  Thanks again and please share our gratitude with the staff from Homemades by Suzanne.  Tiffany & Gerald 1.28.16


I want to thank you again for a wonderful evening. The venue was wonderful and we all had a great time. Meredith and Mark made it safely to Paris and we have finally dropped off all our guests to local airports. My only wish is that we had planned to spend another night in Richmond. Grant and I plan to come back for a visit in the spring. Thanks again for all your assistance throughout this past year. The evening went by so fast that I wish we could do it again next weekend. Take care and I wish you a happy new year. Mary Stewart 1.2.16


Thank you so much for every single thing you have done to make this day happen. While I was at the John Marshall today, i looked around and i could honestly not change one thing. you have been so patient with all of my screw ups, random questions, and million emails. i know you probably deal with so many more put together brides but i promise , none that appreciate your hard work more than i do.! thank you from the bottom of my heart! Love, lisa & jay 12.31.15

Thank you so much for being part of our special day! We enjoyed working with you leading up to the event & all of the staff on hand that day were so hospitable. The room was gorgeous, the food was delicious, & we will always cherish the celebration we had there. Thank you so much again and warmest holiday wishes! John & Jian 12.2015


We enjoyed working with you all in every aspect of planning and executing the plan!! we could not have been happier and in better hands. Your entire team does such a wonderful job! I truly wanted them all to feel appreciated! Lex and Anthony, their families and guests felt that the night was perfect and we can thank you all for that! The space was perfect, the food delicious and the service impeccable! You are a joy!! -Wanda (Lexi & Anthony 11.2015)

 

Thank you for the wonderful evening. Everybody keeps giving us praise for the event. ThomasBuilt 11.9.15


.We wanted to thank you for all of the hard work, patience, recommendations and attention to detail in helping us plan our wedding. The reception was a great success! We were very pleased with all of the food which was important to us.  My family all said how friendly the entire staff was.  Hunter did a GREAT job making sure everything went smoothly and we were where we needed to be. Todd & Nicole 10.31.15


I am writing to thank you for the wonderful lunch the John Marshall provided our guests on October 5.  Wyckie was most complimentary and said there were only positive reviews from our out-of-town guests!!  I appreciate all that you did to make the event so special.  Good luck with your fall events.  I look forward to coming back many times for lunch. Pam 10.20.15
 
Thanks again for last Wednesday.  It was such a wonderful night!!  Your staff was great and the food was just divine!  Thanks again for everything!  MapCom 10.20.15

Thank you SO much for everything Saturday.  You and the team- Sarah, Sheila, Marvin were all so accommodating and helpful and as always the clients seemed thrilled with everything!   Love working with you all and hope to again soon!  Jennings 10.19.15

We cannot thank you enough for everything last night.  We had a wonderful evening!
 Everything was great!  The service, your staff, the dinner, the venue, they were all perfect.  Below is an email from one of our honored guests.  Please keep up the good work and thank you again for everything last night!
Just a quick follow-up to last night’s dinner and program. I think I can speak for Roland and Bobby as well; we had a great time…a lot of fun. It was a first class event. The venue was very nice, the bar set-up was well done, and the meal was excellent. I would rate it as one of the best VMI dinner events I have attended, and, believe me, in my 38 years working at the “I”, I attended a “few.” You guys did a wonderful job. 9.22.15 VMI
 
Amy, everything was wonderful!  We had a lovely time and the food and service were impeccable!  Hunter and the staff were so very attentive to every request and need.  I enjoyed working with you through this entire process and will heartily recommend your venue and food to friends and colleagues.  Thank you for a delightful evening! Linda 9.1.15

Saturday was fabulous.  I cannot thank you and yours enough for all of your help.  Everyone was so complimentary of the Ballroom and food and everything.   It has been a pleasure working with you.  
All the best always, Donna 7.21.15

Thank you so much for everything!!! The wedding was amazing and everyone is still raving about the venue and the food :-) Thanks Again!! Crystal C. 6.22.15

Thank you so much for helping us with a beautiful wedding! It was amazing and everyone loved the venue- so thank you for all of your help and advice. You were great!! Emily 6.17.15

Just a note of thanks for all you did to make the Pollard/Claytor wedding event so special Saturday! Everyone raved about the venue and the food. It was a fairytale wedding that will be a magical memory for the rest of my life! Connie 6.11.15

Thank you so much for everything that you did to make our wedding day so special for us. You made the entire process so easy and stress-free and the venue is beautiful beyond words! Every one of our guests had an amazing time and raved about the food (especially that giant leg of beef!)
 
We have already had friends who are getting married asking about the venue and we have passed along our praise on how lucky we were to have chosen the John Marshall to have our wedding. Marie & Nathaniel 6.6.15

Thank you so much for your assistance in planning the 2015 Man & Woman of the Year Gala.  Our guests loved the event, and we were so pleased with how the entire night went.  Without your help it wouldn't have been nearly as fabulous.  We look forward to considering the John Marshall for future events. - Paige & Ann, LLS 5.21.15

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful reception we had on Friday night! Everyone loved the ballrooms, the desserts, and the food for the chaperones!! I hope that you were pleased with US as guests!
We would like to come back next year!!  Thank you again for such a wonderful experience for our students! - Mary, CHHS 5.19.15

Just a quick note to thank you for a lovely evening.  The room looked wonderful and the wait staff could not have done a better job.  As usual the food was delicious.  Hope to see you soon when we come for lunch. -Debbie 5.12.15

Thank you for everything you all helped me with over the last several weeks.  I greatly appreciated the prompt replies and patience while I was planning. We’ve heard nothing but great things about the event and how beautiful the space looked. Paige, LLS Gala 5.11.15

The John Marshall certainly lived up to its reputation!! We can't thank you enough for making our wedding day everything we wanted it to be.  Everything was seamless and we were really able to enjoy our day.  It was a pleasure working with you!! Whitney & Rodney 5.9.15

We are still riding on a cloud of happiness after Sara & Steven's wedding day! Thank you again for all you did to make the day extra special. Anita & Tom 4.20.15

Thank *you* for all of your help and hard work, Amy!! I'm very pleased with how everything turned out.
Please also thank your staff for me. They did a phenomenal job, and we all greatly appreciate their time, help and hard work with putting on a great event. VCU Hall of Fame 4.9.15

I don't even know where to begin! You made our wedding! You captured everything we wanted and more! Thank you for being so accommodating, you were professional and always reassured me that everything was going to be perfect.  And it truly was! I've highly recommended you.  Thank you again for everything! Thank you for giving us our dream wedding! The Callahan's 8/2 Wedding 3.30.15

Thank you for all of your help to make our Ladies Night such a success.  I've heard nothing but positive comments about the evening and the John Marshall.  We hope to come back next year.  Thank you again, Trace 3.24.15

Where do I begin to thank you for making my dream wedding come true? The reception was exactly how I pictured.  Thank you for being so accommodating and genuine - you were great to work with. Several people told us it was so beautiful and the staff was so friendly.  Thank you for our dream wedding! McKenzie & Pete 3.16.15

I cannot begin to thank you enough for everything.  It all turned out perfect! Amy - thank you for answering all of my crazy emails. You were so easy & fun to work with! The JM was the perfect spot for our wedding - prettiest spot in Richmond! Suzanne - the food was delicious! We got lots of compliments.  And your staff was AWESOME! It will be a place and day no one will ever forget.  Thank you again!  Love, Melissa & Jason 3.14.15

(Contacting about another daughter's wedding two years later)... Meredith and Scott's wedding and reception was wonderful and I actually have friends who still talk about how "magical" it was!  That really pleases me after 2 1/2 years and I'd be happy to share that with any of your clients. Sheila 3/7/15

Thank you for your assistance and help Saturday.  The John Marshall is such a lovely venue.  The staff that evening were great, always courteous and extremely helpful.  I would like to commend you on the excellent assistance you provided.  You were so helpful and a delight to work with.  Several others remarked how charming you were.  Thank you so much for helping make the evening go smooth and flawless. -Bonnie 2.28.15

...And thanks for the bubble idea, I'm obsessed with that picture.   I can't think of a more beautiful and elegant backdrop than the John Marshall for our wedding. I wouldn't change a thing, thanks for all your help over the past 8 months! M&D 2.7.15

Thanks for everything! The ballroom, food, music, etc was all just wonderful! I will recommend you to anyone I know getting married!   Thanks for everything you did to make Jillian and Roberts night great! - Kristin.... everything was great and the guests were very complimentary of the venue.  Thanks for making this a special time for us -Jonathan (Mom & Dad Martin) 2.19.15

Thanks for everything you did to make it a wonderful event.  Duggan and I enjoyed every minute of it!!  We got a lot of compliments on the venue, service, flow of events, etc.  Marcie 2.18.15

Thanks a billion for all of your help on this party.  We are looking forward to an awesome time! Austin 2.5.15

Just a quick note to thank you for your guidance and oversight of Melissa & Jason's wedding.  From day one you smiled and took our challenges and questions in stride. The night and day of the wedding you were there, you were visible, and I knew you were making sure everything was perfect.  We thank you for everything! Carla & Marc (parents of bride) 1.17.15

Thank you guys so much for helping us have the best wedding ever!
Our gusts said it was phenomenal, and loved every detail.  Alli R. 1.24.15

THANK YOU to you and the amazing team at the John Marshall Ballrooms.  All your efforts helped us pull together a wonderful evening for all.  Please extend my gratitude.  I can't thank you enough for all you and your team did to make Saturdays gala a huge success.  I think all the guests' had a wonderful time!! - VA Rep 1.31.15

I want to thank you for everything you did yesterday. You and your staff did an amazing job. We had a blast and definitely it was the best day of our lives. -Andrew & Miri 1.25.15

I wanted to take a moment to say that your attendance at the wedding was so appreciated and made the evening brilliant and special. It is wonderful when we can make new memories together and share old memories with each other and have laughter and tears of joy.  It was the grand and beautiful dream wedding that Alli wanted and a great party as well! MOB Sheri 1.26.15

Please pass on our Thanks to you & all the staff.  All I keep hearing is  “The Best One Yet!!”  I really appreciated the personal attention.  You guys are the BEST!!!!  Judy, NBC 1.17.15

We loved everything about the John Marshall!!!! Everyone was amazing and helpful! Our reception was absolutely perfect and we would not have changed a thing! - Thomas & Jordan 1.10.15

We wanted to thank you for making our wedding day such a wonderful experience.  Thank you for all of the extra special things you did to make it beautiful.  We had such a wonderful time!  The ballroom and staff were amazing. - Tammy & Steve 1.9.15

From day 1, Lauren and I were incredibly grateful for your work and assistance in helping us create the most wonderful day of our lives. Your efforts to help us organize our event were crucial. Your assistance in the process made things easier and less stressful then we imagine it could have been. On the day of the event; the staff, including Hunter (who was just delightful) and all the service employees were absolutely amazing. Their pleasant and genuine interactions with our guests as well as ourselves were both noticed and appreciated by all. We have heard nothing but raves of our wedding from all sides of the party, our families and friends loved every bit of the facility and services.  By having such a wonderful and pleasant staff, the John Marshall Ballrooms helped to facilitate a much more relaxed and fun environment, one for which even better and longer lasting memories were created. Both the John Marshall Ballrooms and Homemade by Suzanne delivered the dream wedding that we and our families will never forget. Thank you again, we wish you and the John Marshall nothing but continued success.  William 12.22.14

I just wanted to say 'Thank You' again for everything on & leading up to December 6!  We absolutely loved everything about our reception & you & the staff made it all happen so smoothly!  From sneaking us in, to the snacks before, the box to go back with us, I could go on and on!  Just perfect!! Kudos to you all!! Clas Act :)  - Emily 12.6.14

Thank you so much for a wonderful event. The food was delicious and your staff is amazing! There is a consensus that those apple pies may be the best in Richmond! Happy Holidays and thank you for working with us on our 2014 events ... it was a pleasure!  ​Linda, VSDVA 12.18.14

I just wanted to send a quick email to say “THANK YOU!” to you and the staff at The John Marshall Ballrooms/Homemade’s by Suzanne. Everyone is talking about how much they enjoyed themselves. It was great to see everyone having a good time. Everyone was so helpful (from getting the dance floor removed and extra high tops added) and thoughtful (to making sure that those of us “working” were still able to sample all of the yummy foods). Please pass on my appreciation to all of the staff for all of their hard work late into the night. You all are top notch!! TS 12.15.14

Amy, on behalf of the DEQ Employee Association, I just wanted to write and say thank you and job well done to you and the catering staff at Homemades by Suzanne for our holiday party today. Katy and I heard wonderful feedback on the food and decorations and the overall beautiful venue for this year’s luncheon. I hope we will be able to plan future events at your location. Thanks again for working with us to make it a very special event for all of our members!12.9.14

We truly had such an incredible night! It exceeded my expectations! Everything was amazing for us yesterday. Thank you for all of your help with everything! Rachel & Chad 11.15.14

I want to thank you and the John Marshall staff for your grace and excellent service last Thursday evening.  The venue was beautiful and the food was outstanding.  I am still dreaming about that apple pie with ice cream. Judy, Bon Secours 11.13.14

Thank you and Jamie so much for all your hard work this past Saturday!  It was a great event, and I appreciate you being so accommodating to our group. Lane, American Cancer Society CURE by Design 11.8.14

Just wanted to thank you and the staff of the John Marshall for making our daughter's wedding this past Saturday a truly magical occasion. We could not have picked a more beautiful location and the food was absolutely delicious (wish I had more of those desserts right now)!! Our guests have been raving about how beautiful the venue is and how elegant the wedding was. It looked to me like it could have been out of a bridal magazine!    Thank you also for making yourself available to us these past several months for meetings, for helping us plan a great menu, and especially for being patient with our many questions. The bridal suite was perfect for our large wedding party and it made for a very comfortable and relaxing pre-wedding day. When the band stopped at midnight, it seemed like the night was just beginning for many of us, so this is a good sign that everyone was enjoying themselves. This is what we had hoped for. Thank you again for everything. It was such a pleasure working with you!! Amy U. 10.18.14 

THANK YOU!  Our guests had a fantastic time at Friday's event.  Everything seemed very seamless, including valet, which is always a concern with us.  The thing that seemed to stick out the most (aside from the food, which everyone raved about!) was the history of the venue itself.  All of our older alumni and donors had stories about the time that the dean had taken them to the John Marshall for dinner, or a special dance or meeting they had been to in the same rooms we were in on Friday.  It was very nostalgic for many of them.  I'm hoping we'll be able to host our event there next year as well!  I will certainly keep you posted about that.   Thanks again, and please share my many thanks with your team.  Cristine 10.17.14

Beau and I want to thank you both and all of the JM staff for making our wedding an unforgettable and special evening.  From the bottom of our hearts we appreciate all that was done to make it so special.  Beau & Mirna 9.13.14

I wanted to write to just give a HUGE thank you. Our reception was amazing, our food was delicious - you guys took my (borderline OCD) vision and made it even better than I could imagine. If there is anywhere you'd like us to leave a review (it will be glowing!) please let us know. It was a completely pleasure working with you and we are so glad we chose the John Marshall Ballroom.
Thank you for your help in these months of planning - its been absolutely wonderful. Please thank Jamie for dealing with my obsessive need to make detailed list. Denisse & Sam 8.29.14

Thank you so much for everything Amy, you have really been amazing throughout this whole process.  Jamie was FANTASTIC. Everyone commented on how amazing she was all night long, I'll never be able to thank you all enough.  Thanks so much again!! Erika 7.19.14

Wow! Our wedding far exceeded our expectations. The hard work and prep was worth it. Thank you so much for your coordination, communication, and endless support. Couldn't have gone so well without you. The Marshall Ballroom, the food, etc. - perfect. Friends and family have remarked that it's the best wedding they've been to! Please know how much we appreciate you. - Nina & Michael 7.14.14

Thanks for all your help, everybody had a great time and said the food was awesome and the bartenders generous!  You and Jamie were so helpful in making things run smoothly! - Emily & Casey 6.21.14

Amy, I do want to thank you and your staff for all their help and gracious service. Everything was wonderful and so much fun. And all the food you sent home with us was greatly enjoyed by those who stopped by the house the next day. Again, thanks for the beautiful setting, the wonderful food, seats for everyone, and the caring staff. -  Judith Powell 6.14.14

Thanks Amy!!! The wedding day couldn't have gone any better - it truly was our picture-perfect wedding and couldn't be happier! From the setup to the food to the service and to all the little details - everything was awesome and made for the wedding of our dreams!   We want to give an extra special thanks to you and Jamie for making sure everything was set up perfectly and ensuring everything ran smoothly as the night progressed.   
Hope you had at least half as much fun as we did!  
Thanks again an it was a pleasure working with you as well!
- Ashleigh & Brekan 6/7/14

I'm delayed in saying thank you so much for your support of our 4th Annual Garden Party. It was a beautiful evening and you and your team were so accommodating. We've received great feedback from our guests (on both venue and food) and the JMB proved to be the perfect venue for our Great Gatsby theme.  Thanks again for a great event, Amy. Kelly, ADA 6/6/14

I thought it went really well….the staff was wonderful…it was a huge party and that’s what Carrie and Josh wanted…for everyone to have a good time.  Jamie kept it together for us…I hope she didn’t find us too demanding…she kept me calm as I (like most MOB’s) was having a fair amount of anxiety.
The bride’s room was great…everyone had such a good time.  Carrie remained very calm/relaxed all day….I loved the bride’s room…what a special treat.
As a venue, I would highly recommend the JM.  It’s beautiful…the staff is excellent.  I feel really good about our choice.  Thanks for all your answers, suggestions, and support throughout the process.  Amy, you were priceless.
Rose 5.31.14

Everything was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Everything was taken care just as I asked.  Our friends and family can't stop talking about it. Thank you for all that you did to ensure an absolutely breath-taking event.  Jenese 5.24.14

Personally, and on behalf of the FBA, I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with the Fourth Circuit reception. You made my job a lot easier and much less stressful!  I appreciate you answering all of my questions in a quick manner.  The overwhelming consensus from the guests was that the food was fantastic and the location was beautiful AND convenient.  I look forward to having future events at the John Marshall.  Danielle 5.14.14

The ceremony and reception went way better than we could have imagined, it far exceeded our expectations.  Thanks for being a huge part of making it possible :)  Nina & Michael 5.3.14

Thank you for making our wedding reception so perfect!  The ballroom was beautiful and food was delicious! We couldn't have asked for anything more! We appreciate all of your hard work! - Justine & Dave 4.12.14

Thanks to you and Jamie for a stress free,beautiful and great reception. You did an awesome job!  Jane J. 4/12/14

THANK YOU for another wonderful evening.  The venue was beautiful and clean, the food delicious, and the service was superb! We already have plans to return next year.  I'll be in touch in the fall. Powhatan 4/11/14

Thank you again for all of your assistance with this event, you all were so easy and accommodating to work with.  I appreciate that more than you know!  I hope we can work together again soon.  Lauren, MCV 3/19/14

Your staff and the venue itself more than exceeded our expectations.  Thank you so much for your continued patience and professionalism.  The day went so smoothly.  We loved working with you and will definitely recommend the John Marshall to others.  Thank you for everything.  Janie, Orchard House 3/4/14

I would like to thank you once again for making last Friday's event so special.  People are still ranting and raving about the venue and the food (the food was excellent!!!!!)  Everything ran so smoothly.  I'm glad we chose the John Marshall Ballrooms to host our event. Metropolitan Business League 2/28/14

"Thank You and your staff for making Jessica’s night so wonderful. Everyone had such a great time!!" Tim (Father of the Bride) 2/1/14

"Thanks for a great wedding night!!  We had a great time and the food, drinks and everything you guys did was fabulous! Thank you so much!" Rebecca & Mike 12/31/13

"I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to you and your team for another fantastic event. The party was a big hit and we had an excellent turnout despite the earlier weather. As usual, your staff did a great job and went above the call of duty in entertaining our colleagues."  NBC 12/9

"Thank you so much for all of your hard work and efforts to give us such a beautiful wedding! It was a pleasure to work with you and we appreciate all of your patience.  Please also pass the word to Jamie as she did an excellent job! Everything was beautiful and went so smoothly!" Heidi & Brandon 12/6

"Your staff was fantastic! Very easy to work with, super accommodating, innovative, and flexible. They really help to keep things running smoothly. I loved that they worked to make a statement of the food table with cocktail hour arrangements and those gorgeous white candle pillars you have. It really helped to have those extra set of eyes and hands!"  Fete Studios 11/11/13

"Our wedding was amazing, the reception is still regarded as one of the best, all of which would not have been possible without your help. Thank you again!" Steven 10/29/13

"Thank you again for helping us make it through the day.  Everything worked out great!  You did a great job and helped to make it a special day for all of us.  The food was excellent - as you promised it would be.  I know we will cherish the memories of their wedding day always." 10/29/13

"I cannot thank you enough for how you and your staff assisted and exceeded our expectations.  EVERYTHING was excellent - the food, atmosphere, and staff.  We have received nothing but rave reviews.  Thank you for making this such a memorable occasion for us all.  I have already recommended you for a future event!" Valerie 10/28/13

"Thank you again for hosting an incredible event for us last week.  We all loved your space and it was a perfect fit for our event.  I hope our paths cross again in the near future!" Buffy 10/15/13

"Just got back into town and wanted to tell you how absolutely thrilled we were with everything at the JM. We got nothing but compliments on the food, the service, and the venue all night as well as into this past week.  You should see the emails and texts we've received!! You all did such a wonderful job and I have nothing but wonderful things to say.  It's been a breeze and a pleasure!" Jennifer 9/28/13

"I am delighted to be working with you again.  You make everything so easy and I have no doubt the evening will turn out beautifully.  It means a lot to me that both of our children celebrated such special events at the JM.  These are certainly memories we will cherish for a lifetime.  Although we may not have any more weddings to put on, we will certainly have special occasions to come back for." Katherine 8/2/14

"Thank you so much for all of your help, guidance, and assistance along the way while planning the big night!  We appreciate everything! Thank you for all of your help and coordination on Saturday!  Everyone had a great time, enjoyed all of the food, and appreciated the beautiful venue!" - Elizabeth 7/23/13

"Jessica and I would like to thank you for all of your help in the last months. You've been such a comfort and wonderful to work with!" Robin 5/26/13

"Thank you so much for all that you have done for us to help plan our special day.  I always appreciated your approach and flexibility!  We are looking forward to our beautiful wedding and reception at the JM.  All the best and deepest thanks!" Punam 7/20/13

"We were very impressed with the entire staff, my mom cannot stop raving about them.    Thanks for everything!" ~Tracy & Wilmer 6/20/13

"Thanks so much for working with us over the last months.  Everyone had a great time and working with true professionals is a treat.  Again thanks so much!" Joe 6/15/13

"Thank you!  It was a wonderful event, and we have received multiple comments that in the 18yrs we've been sponsoring this event, yours was the best food we've ever provided.  High praise, indeed! Thanks for the wonderful service!!" Natalie 6/19/13

"Awesome job on Friday night! We knocked it out of the ballpark. Everyone had a fantastic time and we greatly appreciate your help." Dr H. 5/20 /13

"I must tell you  what an incredible staff you have at The John Marshall.  Their cordiality and helpfulness made the evening so very special.  Every single staff person, from servers to housekeepers spoke to me, inquiring if they could help me in any way. Would you please express my appreciation to every one of them?" - Anne 5/11/13

"I was in attendance at the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame event on April 11th. The John Marshall is a spectacular setting, our meals were wonderful and the staff is so courteous.   I wanted to particularly thank one young gentleman named Peyton... He found my purse and brought it to me. I also had allowed the battery on my phone/camera die. He not only loaned me a charger but also "schooled" me on how to reduce battery usage on my smart phone.   A big round of applause to the whole staff for a very wonderful and memorable event!" 4/25/13

"I wanted to thank you, the staff at the John Marshall and Homemades by Suzanne.  The evening went very smoothly, with the everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves. We will definitely be keeping the John Marshall in mind for future events." Elizabeth 4/20/13

"This was the best night of my life! The John Marshall Virginia Ballroom was absolutely exquisite – the perfect location for our wedding reception. The food was incredible! Our sparkler departure was the perfect ending to a perfect night!!!!" Allison 4/18/13
 
"Amy thank you so much for a wonderful reception. Everyone said it was the best wedding they had ever been to.  You all did a tremendous job." Tom 4/13/13

"I wanted to send over a belated Thank You! Your team was amazing, the venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, the staff was friendly,and you were great at helping us set up the wedding from start to finish. Thanks you for helping us put together an amazing party! I could not have asked for anything better." Suzie 3/9/13

"I cannot thank you enough for everything. We all were so pleased and thrilled with everything and it was just perfect and what we imagined but even more!  Everyone raved over the food and the venue and your staff. Everyone was just wonderful and I so appreciate it. You all care so much and it so shows. We just LOVE you and you are amazing.  You orchestrated everything perfectly and I just couldn't have dreamed for more.
The special attention in getting us drinks and food made us all feel so special and cared about.
I don't think any venue can touch you all and we feel so blessed to have chosen to have the wedding with you all. Thank you thank you thank you!" Beth 2/2/13

"Thank you again for all of your help on the BIG day. Everything went SO smoothly. The Virginia Ballroom was perfect!  The food was delicious! And everyone was raving about how much fun they had. We will certainly recommend the John Marshall." Allison 12/3/12

"Thank you again for everything over the past year. You truly made this experience as easy as possible for us, and it was a pleasure working with you." Jared 10/20/12

"Simply Amazing. The food was perfect... the servers and bartenders were top-notch... and the attention to detail by everyone was exceptional. Our special day was perfect and we have the John Marshall Staff for making it everything we dreamed of." Shane & Amber 11/3/12

"I fell in love with the John Marshall from the moment that I first saw it, and have nothing short of a glowing experience with the venue and Suzanne's team!  Simply put- everything was amazing! J&S 11/3/12

"I just wanted to say that the food was very impressive--but I expected that having been at functions that were catered by your group in the past. What I was not expecting was the wonderful level of service and professionalism exhibited by your entire staff. The wait staff in particular was some of the best I have ever encountered. They were all extremely courteous and helpful but the young man who took care of our table was truly exceptional. Please tell him as well as the servers and other workers that they were amazing. Everyone commented about how good they were. It was truly a lovely, gracious experience that I will not soon forget." Pamela 11/2/12

"Thank you so very much for everything you've done for us! Yesterday was so beautiful, and my friends and family had nothing but wonderful things to say about you, the catering, and ballroom!! Thank you so very much, from the bottom of my heart!!" Jackie 11/3/12

"Thanks so much for making Lindsay & Scott's wedding day so perfect! The Marshall Ballroom was beautiful and the food was delicious! We had a wonderful celebration with our friends and family. And we received many compliments on our choice of venue and caterer :)" Lane/Robertson 9/8/12

"A huge thank you to you and your staff for tending to the many details that allowed Meg and Jeff's wedding reception to flow like clockwork. It was a beautiful evening and our guests raved about your
facility.  You were wonderful to work with and made our jobs easy.  Thanks again for an extraordinary evening." McInerney/Doyle 9/2/12

"The service and food were incredible! We had our ceremony and reception at the John Marshall Virginia Ballroom. There was someone there throughout the night taking care of every detail. Our wedding was perfect with the help and expertise of the staff at the John Marshall. Guests of all ages told me it was the best wedding they had ever attended. Thank you Suzanne, Amy, and the rest of the staff for making our event so memorable." - Patty 8/4/12

"Your staff was responsive to our every need. As an association of event planners, it is a true gift to find responsive staff while planning an event on site. I appreciate all of their hard work.  A special thank you to the Executive Chef for a creative and delicious meal! The food was great, the presentation was beautiful, and the service was fabulous!" - VAMPI Retreat & Luncheon 7/2012

"Ryan and I just wanted to shoot y'all a quick note to say 'thank you' for everything you did to make our wedding reception so special! It was an absolutely amazing night for us and we have heard nothing but wonderful things from our guests about the food, drinks and service! :)" - 7/20/12

"I just want to touch base to tell you how wonderful everything was at Meghan's reception. We got rave reviews on the food, the venue and the servers (they were great!). The biggest hit was the seafood cocktail - no surprise there! But I've also been told that the food was the best that was ever served at a wedding reception. I would agree! Thank you so much!" - Joan Laing 7/5/12

"The wedding and reception were wonderful. We loved every minute of the day. The guests were very complimentary of everything. The room was absolutely beautiful and Suzanne and the rest of the staff couldn't have been nicer. My husband gave it an 11.5 on a scale of 1-10!" - MMB 4/25/12

"Words will never adequately express both my personal and professional gratitude for all that you made possible for Historic Richmond Saturday evening. We have gotten nothing but rave reviews in regard to the venue, ambiance, wonderful food and presentation, and so much more. A mere thank you does not cover how much all your graciousness and generosity means.  Huge thanks for all you do, never to be forgotten, to help us make a memorable event.  You will always have my highest regard and genuine appreciation." - MJH at HRF 3/2012

"One of our young supporters commented after the event that the Gala was 'Hands down - the best non-profit event to take place in Richmond ever'.

"The John Marshall Catering staff was gracious and friendly. Their hospitable interaction made everyone feel at home immediately and caused them to anticipate a great evening."

"Just wanted to say thank you for a job well done this past Saturday. We have received nothing but rave reviews from guests on quality of food and menu selections." - DT 4/16/12

"Everyone loved the space the food was delicious as always.  We truly enjoyed everything!" - GRTA 3/20/12

"Suzanne and her staff were great to work with in planning our daughter's wedding reception. The venue at the John Marshall was beautiful. The food and the service that John Marshall catering provided was outstanding! They were also very flexible when we asked to make some changes to the dinner and bar menu." - Jane 6/9/2012