James Monroe’s Highland

James Monroe’s Highland

Highland is the historic home and property of the fifth U.S. president, James Monroe. Conveniently located a short distance from Charlottesville, the estate offers breathtaking vistas and captivating scenery paired with a rustic ambience. President and Mrs. Monroe shared over 40 years as husband and wife, many of them here at the 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 unions at the home of James and Elizabeth Monroe. A picturesque and historic house with adjacent gardens, James Monroe’s Highland provides a selection of locations for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. Each party is provided optimal privacy and flexibility. We encourage you to welcome your guests here as James and Elizabeth Monroe welcomed theirs. Acquired in 1974 by the College of William & Mary, Monroe’s alma mater, Highland has more than 25 years’ experience in hosting wedding celebrations. Let us provide a charming, historic backdrop for your special day.

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.