“People seem to think that we shall have great changes in social intercourse and customs. Mr. and Mrs. Monroe’s manners will give a tone to all the rest.”
—Mrs. Samuel Harrison Smith to her sister, November 23, 1817.
“[I] have lived with the partner of [my] cares, in so many raptures of life, so long together, and afforded to each other, comforts which no other person on earth could do, as both of us have done. . . .”
—James Monroe to James Brown, December 9, 1830
President and Mrs. Monroe shared over forty years as husband and wife, many of them here at Ash Lawn-Highland. Perhaps one of their happiest days was when their eldest daughter, Eliza, was married at this beautiful Albemarle County estate.
In the tradition of these historic marriages, Ash Lawn-Highland warmly invites couples to celebrate their union on the grounds of James and Elizabeth Monroe. A picturesque and historic house with adjacent gardens, Ash Lawn-Highland offers unique locations for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. We accommodate formal and informal, daytime and evening events. Each party is provided optimal privacy and flexibility. We encourage you to welcome your guests to Ash Lawn-Highland as James and Elizabeth Monroe welcomed theirs.
With over twenty-five years’ experience in hosting wedding celebrations, Ash Lawn-Highland has learned the secrets to a successful wedding. The following accommodations are designed to assist the bride and groom in planning their special day:
Ash Lawn-Highland provides a variety of facilities to accommodate your event: