Rental Guidelines & Information

James and Elizabeth Monroe took great pleasure in entertaining guests at Ash Lawn-Highland. Nestled up against the serene Southwest Mountains, Monroe’s “cabin castle” has witnessed numerous social occasions, both humble and grand, including the wedding of Monroe’s older daughter, Eliza.

For a day, an afternoon, or an evening, you can make Ash Lawn-Highland your home, and extend to your guests the same hospitality graciously bestowed upon Highland guests for over two hundred years.

If you’re interested in holding an event at Ash Lawn-Highland, please review the 2014 Rental Guidelines & Agreement (PDF)  which features information regarding rental facilities, rental fees, reservations, set-up, clean-up, food & beverages, conduct, and parking. (Also included are specifics on the facilities & equipment available here at Ash Lawn-Highland, and lists of nearby florists, accommodations, caterers, rentals & services, and providers of music & entertainment.)

If—after discussing cost, availability of your desired date, and other details—you decide to use Ash Lawn-Highland’s facilities, please fill out the agreement and return it to us along with the Request to Engage Facilities Form. If you’re not able to view and/or print these forms, they are available from Ash Lawn-Highland upon request.

Once filled out, the Rental Agreement and Request to Engage Facilities forms should be sent to Ash Lawn-Highland, 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902. If you have any questions, please call us at (434) 293-8000 or e-mail us at

The Pavillion Yard

The Pavillion Yard