Vintage Tavern is a wedding-restaurant venue in Suffolk, Virginia, initially established in 2006 by Brian Mullins and his wife Teresa. Originally a charming bar serving traditional Irish beverages like Guinness, the couple dreamed of opening a fine-dining restaurant with all the comforts of southern life. Featuring a gourmet and seasonally-curated menu, the restaurant also boasts many rustic architectural features such as exposed beams and quaint dining rooms. Infused with genuine character, the tavern welcomes couples and wedding parties to relax by a fireplace, enjoying the intimacy and luxury of this restaurant venue.
Facilities and Capacity
Vintage Tavern’s menu specializes in many unique and seasonal offerings such as elk chops, bison, and other game meats alongside well-known southern dishes. Every banquet is prepared in the impressive exhibition kitchen, entertaining guests with the hustle and bustle of the professional culinary staff. Ingredients are mainly sourced through local farmer’s markets and suppliers, using a farm-to-table approach that supports the community overall. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor receptions, the tavern welcomes newlyweds to celebrate their special occasion during any season. Guests can dine on hors d’oeuvres and welcome drinks for cocktail hour on the waterfront garden terrace before moving to the reception area. Inside, a private dining room envelopes couples in warmth and sophisticated furnishings for their celebrations. Alternatively, receptions can be held on the adjacent veranda featuring cobblestone pavings, open fire pits, and café-style seating. Every corner of the tavern provides a photo-worthy backdrop with excellent craftsmanship visible throughout. Surrounded by elegant comfort, couples and their guests can enjoy every moment of the big day.
Vintage Tavern offers customized menus and private dining packages for wedding receptions and pre-wedding parties. Couples can tailor their banquet menu based on dietary requirements while enjoying tasty dishes such as homemade biscuits, herb-onion spoonbread, and signature sausages. Additional services include bar packages with on-site bartenders, professional on-hand waiting staff, and clean up after the big event.