President and Mrs. Monroe shared over 40 years as husband and wife, many of them at their estate they called Highland, nestled in the rolling hills of Albemarle County. Perhaps one of their happiest days was when their eldest daughter, Eliza, was married at their Highland home.

In the tradition of these historic marriages, Highland warmly invites couples to celebrate their union on the grounds of James and Elizabeth Monroe. A picturesque and historic house with adjacent gardens, James Monroe’s Highland offers unique locations for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. Each party is provided optimal privacy and flexibility. We encourage you to welcome your guests to Highland as James and Elizabeth Monroe welcomed theirs. With over 25 years of experience hosting wedding celebrations, James Monroe’s Highland offers a charming, historic backdrop for your special day.

If you’re interested in hosting your wedding at James Monroe’s Highland, please call us at 434-293-8000 or email us at

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