Niya Bates

James Monroe’s Highland is one of multiple local wedding venues with a history of slavery. FILE PHOTO

Facing the past: Wedding sites to stop promoting plantation weddings

Back in 2018, the wedding site Zola published an article titled “8 Unique Charlottesville Wedding Venues,” including The Jefferson Theater, Meriwether Springs Vineyard, and James Monroe’s Highland—one of Virginia’s most famous plantations. But now Zola is one of several wedding planning websites that will no longer promote former slave plantations as wedding sites. While Zola […]