Hermitage Museum & Gardens

7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Hermitage Museum & Gardens

The Hermitage Museum & Gardens is an outdoor wedding venue in Norfolk, Virginia. The stunning grounds of this location include gardens and a historic home that displays an impressive arts and materials collection. Wedding ceremonies or receptions can be hosted at one of the outdoor locations lush with mature trees, foliage and blooming flowers. The breathtaking view is enhanced due to this venue’s location along the shore of the Lafayette River. An idyllic and enchanting background surrounds you at Hermitage Museum & Gardens.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue offers four outdoor locations for your ceremony or reception, accommodating up to 250 people. Gather your friends and family near the Lafayette River as you share the special moment amid a serene backdrop of the water. The Grotto space offers a unique setting, perfected by a fountain and cherubic statue. Intimate gatherings are ideal for the rose garden and various wedding sizes can be hosted near the historical architecture of the 20th-century home. Scattered throughout this venue are moments of shade and natural light created by beautiful trees and a diverse landscape of gardens. Outdoor celebrations can include tents for both day and evening wedding ceremonies or receptions. Although not a location for a wedding ceremony or reception, this venue also includes a wetlands restoration project that is home to diverse native marsh grasses and plants, fish and wildlife. The Hermitage Museum & Gardens is a Sustained Distinguished Performance River Star, according to the Elizabeth River Project’s River Stars Program.

Services Offered

The Hermitage Museum & Gardens offers access to a bridal suite, parking and wireless Internet. This venue provides a list of preferred vendors for rentals, caterers, lighting, cake and desserts, event coordinators, photo booths, DJs and musicians, hotels and accommodations, photographers, video, event insurance, florists, beauty and attire and transportation.

History

William and Florence Sloane built the house in 1908, originally as a summer home until using it as their primary residence. The house is an arts and crafts-style home enlarged to 42 rooms by 1936. The owners appreciated art and are described as educated collectors who helped to establish the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, known now as the Chrysler Museum. Florence and William Sloane’s contribution also extends to beginning the Hermitage Foundation with the purpose of promoting arts and crafts.

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21 Reviews for Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Amie Santos · Married on 10/07/2018

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    Wonderful experience

    Our wedding was everything we ever wanted thanks to the Hermitage and their staff. They bent over backwards to help us reschedule due to an impending hurricane and ensured that our big day was a success. If only we could host an event with them every year!

    Sent on 12/13/2018
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    Kayla · Married on 06/23/2018

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    Where could I possibly start?! First the venue is absolutely gorgeous! If your looking for a venue that doesn't need a lot of decorations this is it! The overall beauty of the venue makes you not want to do too much. Also Lil is the event coordinator and she is the best ever! She is professional, courteous, and nothing but a joy to work with. She had plenty of sound advice to offer and that led me to more amazing vendors. I'm so blessed to had been able to use this venue. Look no further than the Hermitage. It's worth it!

    Sent on 05/30/2018

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Hermitage Museum & Gardens FAQ

  • 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • 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? $ 700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 700.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Parking
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Mansion, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Wifi

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • And I Love Her Violins
    And I Love Her Violins Wedding Musicians

    I love playing at the Heritage Museum Gardens. Your wedding will be simply stunning and a ceremony by the big tree is my favorite place in the gardens. Look no further for a beautiful venue on the water.

  • Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering
    Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering Wedding Caterers

    We absolutely LOVE working with the Hermitage Museum and Gardens. The breathtaking views and sunsets, the gorgeous gardens and ceremony spaces, and the intriguing history of the venue are just the beginning. It is truly a magical space and we are so lucky to have it in the Hampton Roads market! Engaged couples, if you are looking for a unique outdoor space, believe us when we say it is an absolute MUST-VISIT when searching for your venue.

  • Rev. Cory Newell and Associates
    Rev. Cory Newell and Associates Wedding Officiants

    This outdoor only venue is beautiful! Many of my couples have booked me to officiate their wedding here. I love every moment because the place is hands down one of the most unique in Hampton Roads. It's located on the water, the gardens are stunning, and the architecture is what draws most if not the other items listed. The staff is attentive and take care of you as well. Happy to endorse! Much love, Pastor Cory <><

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  • 7637 North Shore Road Norfolk, Virginia, 23505 See on map
    757-250-5328 (Phone number)

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