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Venues and Catering in Norfolk, Virginia,
(757) 628-6440

About Us

Located in Norfolk, Virginia, the Norfolk Marriott Waterside is a wedding venue servicing grand celebrations throughout the Hampton Roads area, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake. The professional hotel has been part of the Hampton Roads Wedding industry for 24 years, specializing in making dream weddings come true.

Facilities and Capacity
The elegant charm of the chandeliered ballrooms, along with the breathtaking view from the outdoor terrace, provides stunning settings for Ceremonies and Receptions alike. Couples won’t be disappointed with the refined luxury and stylish comfort that comes together for their joyous occasions, whether in one of their elegant, recently renovated ballrooms or on the Waterside Terrace. With 43 options for event space, couples can craft their big day to meet all of their desires. The hotel can also host up to 1,000 guests, perfect for both large and small events.

Services Offered
At Norfolk Waterside Marriott, couples will be treated to award-winning service, offering several accommodations to make couples comfortable for their big day.

Services Provided:

  • In-house catering
  • Event Coordination Assistance
  • Event Set Up and Break Down by Marriott Staff
  • Room Blocks and Overnight Accomodations
  • Ceremony and Reception Locations on site
  • Day of Event Manager, Banquet Manager and Event Captain on Site
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house bar
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barware, flatware, glassware, china, linens
  • Parking with valet and wheelchair access

Our award-winning cuisine and high level of service have set the local standard. From formal plated service and stations to cocktail receptions and hors d'oeuvres. Various Styles of presentations are available through our Culinary Team.

Other cuisine services provided include:

  • Dessert
  • Cake-cutting
  • Servers
  • Tastings

Located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district, the Norfolk Waterside Marriott is surrounded by river views and local gems, including the Newly Re-designed Waterside District, the USS Wisconsin, the Spirit of Norfolk, Town Point Park, and more. Couples and guests can lodge at the Marriott, with the Norfolk International Airport only seven miles away, making arrival for family and guests easily accessible.


4.4 out of 5
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  • We had our reception at the Waterside Marriott in early October 2016 and overall it was a pleasant experience. The first sales rep we worked with ended up leaving the company a few months in, and when the new person in his position took over she had to play catch-up. In the end Samantha (our final rep) was probably my favorite vendor from the whole wedding! She replied to all of my questions promptly & treated us respectfully even though we were on a budget. She was patient when we changed our minds over & over about things. She checked in on me while getting ready the day-of in my suite & again at the reception. She truly became someone I looked to as a friend & advisor during the stressful planning! Our wedding was the weekend that Hurricane Matthew crashed into the area & hit harder than expected. When my mother and one of my bridesmaids were *almost* stranded in downtown the night before the wedding the Marriott staff was ready to help. I explained the situation & they were happ... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 6,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 5,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 32.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Hotel, Rooftop, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, May, September, October, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, June, July, August

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