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.

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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24 Reviews for Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Emma M. · Married on 02/10/2021

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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fairytale Venue

    The Hermitage Museum and Gardens is Norfolk's hidden treasure. Tucked away on the Elizabeth River, there is not a more romantic spot. The Hermitage supports a variety of artists so it truly is a fantastic venue with amazing, vibrant energy. The beautiful tree in the back is the perfect anchor, the patio is the perfect dance floor, and the shipyard in the distance is so romantic. The women who coordinate the venue are delightful and very responsive. On the practical side, they have very clean renovated bathrooms and the property is well lit! Their dates fill up quickly so get on their calendar!

    Sent on 01/07/2020
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    Bri L. · Married on 10/10/2020

    5.0
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    Amazing experience!

    Sarah and the team at the Hermitage were amazing! My experience was perfect, they were accommodating and helped make the day nothing short of perfect.

    Sent on 10/13/2020

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Hermitage Museum & Gardens Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$4,200 - $4,625
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Wifi

Hermitage Museum & Gardens Price Rates

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?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 700
  • 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

Team of Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Sarah Hough

Sarah Hough

Wedding & Events Manager

Sarah is originally from New Mexico where she started her career in the events industry. She moved to Virginia to be with her fiance and has fallen in love with the East Coast. Sarah loves working at the Hermitage and is constantly in awe of its beauty. She adores all of the couples that get married at the Hermitage and always loves to see how they make their day special and unique.

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6 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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
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Hermitage Museum & Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Hermitage Museum & Gardens?

Hermitage Museum & Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Hermitage Museum & Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Hermitage Museum & Gardens for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Hermitage Museum & Gardens for wedding events?

Hermitage Museum & Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Hermitage Museum & Gardens offer?

Hermitage Museum & Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Hermitage Museum & Gardens offer for wedding events?

Hermitage Museum & Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Hermitage Museum & Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Hermitage Museum & Gardens is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in value and 4.7 in flexibility.