National Museum of the Marine Corps is a federal building and wedding banquet facility located in Triangle, Virginia. Housing some of the nation’s most historic and treasured artifacts, this museum invites couples to celebrate their wedding day amidst rich history in a unique setting. From the marble and glass walls in the gallery to the vintage aircrafts strung overhead, this venue is where modern elegance meets intriguing archives.
Facilities and Capacity
National Museum of the Marine Corps features a variety of event spaces to choose from based on your event size and style. The Leatherneck Gallery, complete with marble and glass walls and a mast that rises over 200 feet high, can host up to 650 guests for a dinner reception. The Overlook, located on the second floor of the venue, looks down on the Leatherneck Gallery and provides a unique view of the museum’s main hall. This space accommodates 40 guests for a seated event or 100 guests for a standing reception. For an elegant ceremony space, you’ll be captivated by Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel, complete with panoramic windows and breathtaking views of the surrounding woods. This space is perfect for intimate gatherings to medium-sized affairs, with space for up to 140 guests.
Known for its class and commitment to excellence, the National Museum of the Marine Corps provides a variety of wedding day services. From event planning to event rentals, setup, and cleanup, you’ll have assistance from the museum's incredible team every step of the way. Their services include the following:
All events at the National Museum of the Marine Corps are catered by Aramark. Aramark offers innovative menus, high service standards, and nutritious options. The Aramark approach is to provide consumers with chef-inspired menus that use high-quality ingredients. With the help of the National Museum of the Marine Corps' event team, you’ll be able to custom design a wedding day menu that perfectly fits your budget and palette.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Molly · Married on 08/31/2019
I couldn't have asked for more
My husband is a medically retired marine, so this venue was at the top of our list. We live about 4 hours from the museum so most of the communication we had was over email. We did visit the venue a few times for our tasting and other small meetings. Communication was never lagging. Someone was always on hand to answer the 100 questions I had.Sent on 10/03/2019
During our one year engagement, both of the employees I was initially working with at the museum quit, leaving me feeling a bit uneasy, but I can say now, I wouldn't have wanted to work with anyone but Meghan Lee and Rachael Smith.
They were professional and on hand for me from the moment they took over til we walked out of our reception. The peace of mind those women gave me was such a blessing.
The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was the most fun I have ever had. Our guest raved about the food stations and loved being able to tour the exhibits. We did spend most of our budget on the venue and food. We opted for the open bar with premium liquor and 3 different food stations. It was NOT cheap by any means, but you get what you pay for and It was ALL wonderful.
Overall, I am thrilled with my experience working with Aramark: catering and the Museum Heritage Foundation!
Michelle · Married on 07/14/2018
What an amazing location! I wanted a venue for our reception that was unique and meaningful to my husband and I. My husband is a retired Marine and I am a museum junkie! I also wanted it to be a fun and exciting destination as the majority of our guests were from out of town and half are also retired service members. The NMMC fit the bill for everything. I was actually very pleasantly surprised by how good the catering was at our tasting. I had been concerned about not being able to use an outside vendor, but it was not a problem at all. The open bar was fantastic and everyone loved it! Even a friend who is an admitted wine snob was complimenting one of the white wine selections. Pam, Kathleen and Kendall were all wonderful to work with and so responsive. We had a minor crisis with the guest list just an hour before our reception and they handled it without batting an eyelash. Great night and great memories!Sent on 07/26/2018
Elise · Married on 11/10/2017
Marine Corps Museum on the Marine Corps 242nd birthday..... Our wedding was a event that will be remembered for a long time to come.... We ave nothing but amazing things to say about everyone- but especially Kendall...We had been planning for 2 years and always enjoyed speaking with Kendall who was always more then happy to answer any questions or give suggestions. love love loveeeee this venue and it will always have a close place in our heart forever....Sent on 11/17/2017
Working with the staff at the National Museum of the Marine Corps was a FANTASTIC experience! Our venue contact Kendall was great to work with during all our pre planning meetings with our client. She was onsite on the night of the wedding to make sure that everything ran smoothly. Our Catering Manger Kathleen communicated with us on final catering details and floor plans. On event day, the staff did a wonderful job with presentation and service. We had a pre planned special request for the reception, and the catering team executed the surprise distribution of “la hora loca” props flawlessly. Our couple and guests all had a great time!
This is a fantastic Museum and tribute to the Marine Corp. I was privileged to be allowed to take engagement photos at this location for a client who served in the Marine Corp. My wife and I returned the next day to walk through the museum and were impressed at the exhibits!
Elegant out of the box venue! Love this location.