Located in Norfolk, Virginia, the Norfolk Botanical Garden is a wedding venue servicing beautiful occasions throughout the local area, including Hampton Roads, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. The professional site has been part of the industry since 1938, creating a perfect atmosphere where love blooms.
Facilities and Capacity
The Norfolk Botanical Garden is one of coastal Virginia’s most extraordinary places, serving as a stunning backdrop for all weddings. Surrounded by water and blooming flowers, the Garden is ideal for dreamlike weddings and elegant celebrations. With its 175 scenic acres and more than 17,000 square feet of event space, the Garden allows for grand and intimate affairs of all styles. The venue has a variety of rental areas, including garden and waterfront locations, all beautiful and serene. With the 14 outdoor locations, the Norfolk Botanical Garden provides numerous options for couples and their big day and can accommodate a joyous celebration for up to 400 guests.
From the use of a bridal suite to premium wedding packages for every budget, the Norfolk Botanical Garden makes couples feel comfortable and valued on their special day. The packages are paired with indoor and outdoor reception locations but can be arranged for ceremony or reception-only options. The venue also offers engagement and elopement packages. Whether for a bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, elopement, ceremony, or reception, couples won’t be disappointed with the pet-friendly garden. Other services provided include:
An oasis in the heart of the city, the Norfolk Botanical Garden is right on top of Lake Whitehurst, providing picturesque views. In addition to the breathtaking scenes the Garden offers, there is plenty to do and see in Norfolk, Virginia, including the Nauticus, the USS Wisconsin BB-64, the Virginia Zoological Park, the Chrysler Museum of Art, Town Point Park, Old Towne, and more. Hotels are within four miles, and the Norfolk International Airport is only a mile and a half away, making each romantic affair easily accessible for all loved ones.
Recommended by 86% of couples
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Tanya · Married on 05/20/2017
We got married at the gazebo next to the lake in the Butterfly Garden and we held our reception outdoors on the Baker Hall Terrace. They were extremely accommodating and made sure that our wedding was spectacular. If you're considering NBG, book them and book them early!! The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and they provide not only the location but tables, chairs, trams for guests, and security staff to help with the big day. Not to mention, their wedding coordinators are absolutely amazing! We primarily worked with Liz, who was wonderful about helping us with all of the details leading up to the wedding and then Ashley helped get everyone where they needed to be on our wedding day. They were both so helpful and made sure that everything went so smoothly! I would highly recommend going with the Norfolk Botanical Garden. We made the best choice by booking this venue and all of our guests raved at how beautiful it was. Thank you so much for making our day so special!!
KELLY · Married on 10/28/2017
Liz was such a pleasure to work with and despite the misty rain, our wedding was GORGEOUS. We held our ceremony at the Butterfly garden gazebo, our cocktail hour at the Perennial fountain garden and our reception at the Baker Hall Terrace and it was all so beautiful. The staff took the extra step of making sure the ceremony site was not soggy for us to walk through (as best as they could) and took special care of my father who is mostly wheelchair bound, to ensure he did not struggle with getting where he needed to be. The staff worked well with the other vendors to determine if a last minute change was needed due to the weather, but it held out and our guests had an amazing time. I would definitely recommend booking early, especially if you want a fall wedding.
Melissa · Married on 09/23/2017
We had a great experience with the Botanical Gardens. From our first tour, until the end of the wedding night, they were very friendly, professional, responsive and helpful. We could not have imagined a more beautiful location to get married and the day was amazing! Liz, was perfect, from everything the day of, to golf carting us around to the first look, ceremony and couples portraits. This is a great place to get married!
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Norfolk Botanical Gardens are a great backdrop for your Bridal portraits, wedding ceremonies, and Receptions. Catering Concepts has been doing events here since 1993. Susan Byrne Catering Concepts
The Norfolk Botanical Garden is easily one of the prettiest wedding venues in Virginia. The grounds are not only gorgeous and unique, but also beautiful year-round, which makes the Gardens perfect for weddings and receptions no matter the season! The coordination team is wonderful, and their highly dedicated and professional staff really care about service and quality. All-in-all, whether you are planning an intimate elopement or extravagant wedding affair, I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Norfolk Botanical Garden and the photographic merits of this beautiful venue!
I love working with NBG! The venue is naturally magical because its beauty is paramount. The team that orchestrates these weddings at NBG are stellar and focused on ensuring the best event possible. The neatest thing, I believe is that these pictures are some of the best pictures I've ever seen! Natural beauty perfected and led by a wonderful team of professionals. Consider this venue! :)