Virginia Living Museum

Virginia Beach



Weddings at the Virginia Living Museum are always beautiful. Host both your ceremony and reception in this distinct venue. Whether the ceremony is held in the outdoor Amphitheater or on the main floor of the Museum itself, you and your guests are in for a treat. There is a beautiful photo op around every corner and your guests love being part of this memorable experience. After, the ceremony, guests can enjoy the indoor exhibits while volunteers with live animals present a one-of-a-kind encounter. After you’ve taken your formal portraits, you will make a grand entrance as a married couple. The beauty of the museum makes your grand entrance a breath-taking, dramatic moment that you and your guests will never forget. As the festivities continue, you and your guests can enjoy dinner on one level and dancing on the other. It’s your special day and the Virginia Living Museum offers a location as unique as your love!

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 3:00PM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $2,500 to $3,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding starts at $500. Please inquire for exact pricing. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $200/hr. A refundable security deposit of $300 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Virginia Living Museum is estimated at between $8,421 and $15,425 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Tables and chairs provided for up to 200

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by midnight
Flower petals permitted to be thrown
No fireworks
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