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City Cruises - Norfolk

Norfolk, VA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
39 reviews
$11k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$11k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

City Cruises’ vessels offer couples a worry-free venue with wow-factor. Whatever you envision can come to life on the water.

Food & beverage, service and entertainment are all handled by our onboard crew and included in your event fee. Our event coordinators execute the details that bring your day to life, so you can stay in the moment.

Custom packages, large capacities and onboard entertainment, combined with a picture-perfect backdrop make your big day unforgettable like no other venue can.

Have Your Wedding on the Water

Services Offered
Norfolk's flagship vessel Spirit of Norfolk offers flexible event packages for couples to plan for the day of their dreams aboard any of their year-round dining cruises. The fun and festive yacht hasspace for up to372 guests on three private desks,as well as an open-air rooftop lounge, promisingmore than enough room for grand celebrations.

In 2017, City Cruises in Norfolk welcomed their premium private yacht Virginia Elite to offer even more customization. The vessel hosts exclusively private events and can welcome up to 140 guests aboard two private decks and an outdoor lounge.

Any ceremony, reception or wedding-related event with City Cruises promises breathtaking views and a unique experience for all couples and their closest loved ones.

Services Offered
Whether couples are looking for an intimate gathering or a grand reception, the City Cruises Norfolk team of wedding specialists will help couples plan their special day to absolute perfection, from start to finish. From setup and cleanup to lighting and sound, the unique venue offers it all. Couples also have several all-inclusive packages to choose from, ensuring they receive everything they want for their picture-perfect day. For bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and even post-wedding brunches, the Spirit of Norfolk is the perfect “something blue” for couples. Other services provided include:

  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barware, flatware, glassware, china, and linens
  • Parking and wheelchair access

Cuisine
For dining, City Cruises offers buffet-style meals with freshly prepared entrees, sides, and desserts. If desired, couples can also have hors d'oeuvres or stations for their delicious reception dinner. Servers are on-board, ensuring every passenger receives quality service.

Virginia Elite has more customizable options to design the perfect menu.

Location
Right on the Elizabeth River, our vessels are surrounded by Norfolk’s local gems, including the Nauticus, the USS Wisconsin BB-64, Town Point Park, the Chrysler Museum of Art, and more. Luxury hotels are within half a mile, and the Norfolk International Airport is only seven miles away.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

$2,550

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

$2,160

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

Yes

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

$1,000

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

$1,000

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Open Bar

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
September
October
November

39 Reviews

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4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    David H. Married on 10/06/2019
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    Excellent all around

    It was a incredible experience. A big thank to our wedding coordinator Katie for everything she did for us. She made sure our big wedding day was the best. We also thank the kitchen staff for the good food, and to our waiter and waitress Chris and Mehgan for being so helpful. Our day turned out excellent.

    City Cruises - Norfolk's reply:

    Thank you so much for letting us be apart of your special day, David! I am so thrilled that you both had such an amazing time. Congratulations!
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    Kathryn Married on 05/26/2019
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    It was wonderful and the wedding coordinators were awesome to work with!

    The wedding coordinators really made me feel at ease. They were always quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had. They also helped with changes and I had a lot of changes haha! They were always so nice every time. It was. Beautiful wedding and they truly care about making everything perfect.
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    Sarah B. Married on 04/06/2019
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    Virginia elite

    Had our wedding on the Virginia elite and it was absolutely perfect!! Staff and wedding coordinator were amazing!

Awards

  • 39
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Moe & Stacey
    26 photos · 02/22/2019

Deals

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If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 10% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Blessings From Above - Rev. Patrick Byrd Blessings From Above - Rev. Patrick Byrd Wedding Officiants

The Spirit of Norfolk and her employees are amazing! I officiate weddings on the Spirit of Norfolk every year, and am never disappointed in the level of service they provide to my couples. When a bride asks me for a unique venue recommendation, I often suggest the Spirit, especially when they want a " no-hassle" experience. They provide the ceremony location, the reception venue, entertainment, and great food. The coordinators are always "on point" and attentive to the couple's every need. The staff makes sure all events start promptly on schedule so the couple can maximize their party's private time before the other passengers are boarded for the cruise. If you are looking for a unique venue, The Spirit of Norfolk is definitely a great choice!

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109 E. Main St. Suite 500, Suite 500 Norfolk, VA, 23510
7576251463
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