Located on the Yorktown, Virginia waterfront just upriver from the Riverwalk shopping and dining area, the Watermen’s Museum is the perfect location for your wedding. With a mission to demonstrate the role Chesapeake Bay Watermen, from pre-colonial to modern times, have played in the shaping of our nation, this venue provides a historical display of exhibits, crafts and methods of their trade. Your guests will love exploring the Museum as they celebrate your nuptials. The Carriage House with a deck overlooking the York River, the large Event Tent and Deck, the beautiful beach, and other areas of the grounds are available for your special wedding celebration. With so many options at this venue, there is something to suit every bride. With water views in almost every nook and cranny of this venue, you and your guests will enjoy breathtaking scenery throughout the celebration. Gather your family and friends at Watermen’s Museum for a memorable and blissful wedding day.
Indoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 400 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 175 guests
et up time can start at 4:30PM. Events must end by 11:30PM.
The rental fee is $2,000 for a buyout and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only is $800. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee, please inquire with venue for specific details. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Please note, Set-up start time is flexible on weekends, inquire with venue for specific details. Discounts available for active-duty armed force members and museum members. Outside catering is allowed with an additional fee of $200.
The average wedding cost at Watermen's Museum is estimated at between $6,322 and $9,902 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
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|Day of onsite manager|
|Full kitchen facilities|
|Parking can be arranged|
|Tables and chairs included up to 40 guests|
|Sound system included|
|General liability insurance required|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Choose from a list for catering|
|Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors|
|Smoking outside only|
|Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer|
|Music must end by 10:00PM|