Norfolk Botanical Garden is a stunning garden wedding venue located in Norfolk, Virginia. This dynamic property boasts over 175 acres of both wild and cultivated gardens, providing an idyllic setting for any wedding event. Featuring 17,000 square feet of banquet space, couples can marry the serenity of natural beauty with the elegance of the interior to curate their perfect day.
Facilities and Capacity
Norfolk Botanical Garden gives couples and their guests access to over 60 themed gardens on site, with each offering a unique botanical perspective. This venue can accommodate everything from intimate gatherings of 20 guests to a wedding event of 300. An array of breathtaking indoor and outdoor event spaces are available to suit a variety of styles and needs. The Garden Auditorium provides an ideal space for an intimate indoor ceremony. Featuring high ceilings and large windows, this event area offers seating for up to 80 guests in an elegant, light-filled ceremony. Baker Hall and Terrace features lofty vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden beams, exuding grace and opulence for your celebration. This sweeping event space overlooks the beautiful Perennial Garden and sparkling fountain, and can comfortably accommodate up to 125 seated guests. Your party can enjoy a sophisticated cocktail hour on the covered terrace before seamlessly transitioning to the elegant interior for a night to remember. The Rose Garden Hall and Gazebos is certainly the crown jewel within this lavish property. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Bicentennial Rose Garden as they dine and dance. This opulent banquet hall allows guests to experience the best of both the surrounding natural beauty and interior elegance that Norfolk Botanical Garden has to offer.
Norfolk Botanical Garden works with a range of exclusive vendors to ensure that your day is unparalleled. They provide a selection of hand-picked caterers, entertainment, and lighting companies to complete your special day. The venue is also happy to recommend a variety of additional vendors for your convenience. Rental of select venues within Norfolk Botanical Garden includes a dedicated catering kitchen, portable bar area, podiums, microphones, tables and chairs, and more. Couples can also use the on-site get-ready rooms, parking, WiFi, and many event rentals to add those final touches to an incredible day.
Recommended by 87% of couples
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Virginia Sawyer · Getting married on 05/09/2020
On the day of our tour it was raining off and on AND we got stuck in traffic and we were running late. They were so friendly and accommodating. The facilities themselves are beautiful. They answered every question we could think of while we were there and never took more than a few hours to respond to emailed questions after that. They have been fantastic so far!Sent on 05/08/2019
Cheyenne · Getting married on 11/02/2019
Ashley with Weddings at NBG has been AMAZING from the very beginning! We met last month, she gave me a tour of NBG, and I found my DREAM venue! She is so friendly and kind, and knowledgable of the gardens! I’m so excited to get married here in late 2019. Thank you Ashley & NBG team!!!Sent on 04/11/2019
Aleta · Married on 06/08/2019
Beautiful and Perfect for our Garden Wedding
Norfolk Botanical Gardens was the most perfect wedding venue we could have imagined. They responded quickly when we contacted them for a tour, and were able to see us that coming weekend. We were taken on a golf cart ride through the gardens to see the different ceremony spots available in the package we were interested in. After we booked, we were given a year’s membership to the gardens, which we definitely took advantage of! This place is beyond gorgeous! The weeks leading up to the event, the garden staff was so helpful in ironing out the final details and answering any questions I could think of. On the day of our wedding, we were provided a classroom each for the bride and groom to get ready in. These rooms were very spacious and had a mirror and clothes rack so we could finish getting ready. With rain in the forecast, we had to make a rain call by 4pm, and when we decided we still wanted to be outside, they made sure there were mats put down on the aisle so I wouldn’t have to walk through mud. After the ceremony, Lena was super helpful in following us around with our photographer on the golf cart to make sure we had a ride back to cocktail hour when we were ready. The week after the event, when we went to open our cards, we saw there was even a congratulations card from the garden staff, which was such a sweet thing to do. Everyone commented on how beautiful everything was. If you are looking for a gorgeous garden wedding, NBG is definitely the perfect venue!Sent on 06/21/2019
Norfolk Botanical Garden Price Rates
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! :)