Hampton Roads Convention Center

Virginia Beach



From a distance, dramatic white peaks suspended above the entrance to the Hampton Roads Convention Center resemble the billowing sails of an elegant ship racing across the sea. The design of this building is an evocative visual reference to Hampton's historic maritime heritage and creates a beautiful background for your most special day. For the couple that wants to through an enormous party, this is the perfect spot with 344,000 total square feet of flexible event space. A covered walkway connects the building to a 295-suite Embassy Suites Hotel, insuring there will be plenty of hotel rooms available for your guests. Enjoy the gorgeous sea weather during your reception on the second-floor outdoor terrace, sheltered from the elements by a canopy overlooking sparkling fountains, creating a truly magical location for your exchange of vows. Move into the Grand Ballroom for a truly lavish reception in a space that can accommodate up to 1,800 guests. The minimalist décor in the Grand Ballroom allows the décor that you choose to truly express your unique style.

Venue Style

Event Center, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 500 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 3,500 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 7:00AM. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,100 to $5,000 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. There is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $300 to $700 with reception rental. Please inquire about ceremony-only wedding availability and pricing. Additional hours can be arranged. Please inquire with venue coordinator.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Hampton Roads Convention Center is estimated at between $10,632 and $19,465 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Coat rack

Special Restrictions

General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 2:00AM