The Mariners' Museum

Virginia Beach



Every love story is unique. We believe your wedding day should be the same.

The Mariners' Museum and Park, located in Newport News, Virginia, offers a collection of venues for any taste and occasion. An elegant courtyard, a lakeside overlook, a private banquet room, and a beautiful hill on the riverfront are only a small part of what our incredibly versatile site has to offer. Our Sales Team is dedicated to giving you the VIP experience you deserve while helping you arrange the ideal setting for your special day. From sophisticated to whimsical, for 50 guests or 300, you're sure to find the perfect space here at the Museum and our surrounding 550-acre Park. Contact the Sales Team today and we’ll be happy to set up a complimentary tour, so we can start turning those ideas into reality.

Venue Style

Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Outdoor, Modern


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Our Starboard Package has flexible event times. Early morning times can be arranged. All events must end by 11 PM to allow for breakdown by midnight. Port Package events are only available from 6 PM to 11 PM.

Rental Fees

We offer two packages for rental spaces. Our packages begin at $1,700 for a weekday (Monday-Thursday) and $3,200 for a weekend (Friday-Sunday). Additional hours can be added to the Starboard Package for a fee of $300/hr. A refundable security deposit of $300 is required. Please inquire with the Sales Team for more information. Tables and chairs (along with their setup and breakdown) is included in the rental fee.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Mariners' Museum is estimated at between $8,659 and $19,463 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
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 11:00PM
No live flame, glitter, birdseed, rice, smoke, fog, etc.