The Mariners' Park

Virginia Beach



A true hidden gem in central Newport News for more than 80 years, Mariner’s Park at the Mariner’s Museum offers a number of unique and stunning outdoor spaces for your wedding celebration. Profess your love on the front lawn, against the stunning white stone facade of the Mariner’s Museum. Or enjoy an unforgettable ceremony on the Lions Bridge, offering your guests a romantic sunset view of Lake Maury and the mighty James River. The Holly Tree Overlook and Oak Tree Overlook provide an intimate space for saying your vows with incredible water views. After your fabulous ceremony, guests can enjoy mingling at sunset with a cocktail in hand. The luscious green lawns of Williams Fields will perfectly frame your reception, as your guests dine and dance under the pavilion. Finish the evening with a starlight kiss, as your guests toast your new life together!

Venue Style

Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


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

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by sunset. Full day rentals are from sunrise to sunset; half day rentals are from sunrise to noon or noon to sunset.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $100 to $300 for a half day use of the facility. The rental fee ranges from $200 to $500 for a full day use of the facility. A refundable security deposit of $300 is required. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Mariners' Park is estimated at between $6,269 and $17,351 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


BYO, Choose from List



Amenities Included

Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 7:00PM
No glitter, confetti, etc.