Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.1 out of 5.0
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About Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Located in Norfolk, Virginia, the Norfolk Marriott Waterside is a wedding venue servicing grand celebrations throughout the Hampton Roads area, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake. The professional hotel has been part of the Hampton Roads Wedding industry for 24 years, specializing in making dream weddings come true.

Facilities and Capacity
The elegant charm of the chandeliered ballrooms, along with the breathtaking view from the outdoor terrace, provides stunning settings for Ceremonies and Receptions alike. Couples won’t be disappointed with the refined luxury and stylish comfort that comes together for their joyous occasions, whether in one of their elegant, recently renovated ballrooms or on the Waterside Terrace. With 43 options for event space, couples can craft their big day to meet all of their desires. The hotel can also host up to 1,000 guests, perfect for both large and small events.

Services Offered
At Norfolk Waterside Marriott, couples will be treated to award-winning service, offering several accommodations to make couples comfortable for their big day.

Services Provided:

  • In-house catering
  • Event Coordination Assistance
  • Event Set Up and Break Down by Marriott Staff
  • Room Blocks and Overnight Accomodations
  • Ceremony and Reception Locations on site
  • Day of Event Manager, Banquet Manager and Event Captain on Site
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house bar
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barware, flatware, glassware, china, linens
  • Parking with valet and wheelchair access

Cuisine
Our award-winning cuisine and high level of service have set the local standard. From formal plated service and stations to cocktail receptions and hors d'oeuvres. Various Styles of presentations are available through our Culinary Team.

Other cuisine services provided include:

  • Dessert
  • Cake-cutting
  • Servers
  • Tastings

Location
Located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district, the Norfolk Waterside Marriott is surrounded by river views and local gems, including the Newly Re-designed Waterside District, the USS Wisconsin, the Spirit of Norfolk, Town Point Park, and more. Couples and guests can lodge at the Marriott, with the Norfolk International Airport only seven miles away, making arrival for family and guests easily accessible.

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16 Reviews for Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Recommended by 82% of couples


4.1 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.2
  • Professionalism 4.2
  • Flexibility 4.2
  • Value 3.8
  • Average response time 4.1
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    Mike · Married on 04/11/2015

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My wife and I hosted our wedding earlier this month at the Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Virginia. Our initial meetings with the Marriott event planning staff, namely Ryan Wynn, was nothing short of exceptional. He immediately did everything he could to make sure we would leave for deployment knowing our wedding was going to be a success. Our coordinator Ryan Wynn, did everything he could to remain in contact with us and continue to organize our wedding. With my wife and I stationed on ships in the Persian Gulf, you can only imagine how stressful this could have been, but with Ryan's expert and professional guidance, the experience proved to be more fun and easy than anything else. We were welcomed home to a meticulous plan for a perfect reception. While we were already immensely satisfied with our service, the white glove treatment didn't stop at our return. With only months to spare and items like menu tasting and floorplans to discuss, Ryan fluidly worked around our schedule to fit everything in without a hassle. This was always transparent and we were always made to feel like his most important priority. We aren't overly complicated couple to work with but we did make a few unique requests to personalize our wedding. Instead of pushback or explanations of how these may not work, Ryan did everything in his power to give us exactly what we wanted to make our day all the more enjoyable. I felt like "no" just wasn't in his vocabulary. On top of that, he skillfully crafted a contract that not only allowed for our requests, but also kept our costs manageable, a priority for my wife and I. The contract we were officially given should be a model for all Marriott planners. My wife and I were left stress-free going into our wedding knowing that everything was in the capable hands of Mr. Wynn. The wedding reception flowed seamlessly and according to our guests, one of the best receptions they had ever attended.

    Sent on 06/09/2015
  • J

    Jeyzel · Married on 03/07/2015

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Call it the perfect weather or maybe the love in the air. This venue was the best on this day and what they said they would do, they did it! I had my wedding ceremony at the Poolside Terrace and my Wedding Reception inside the Hampton Ballroom and it was the best event of my lifetime! Everyone was very professional. When I requested a drink, I got one, when it came to the food, everything that came out were full of flavor and smelled delicious! I just wished there were a little more Lobster taste in the Salmon and Lobster combination Plate. But, everything was great and the professionalism that this catering and event staff have is more than I could have asked for. Excellent quality, excellent service, excellent and recommended venue!

    Sent on 03/16/2015

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott Pricing

Norfolk Waterside Marriott Price Rates

Norfolk Waterside Marriott 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?
    $ 6500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5000
  • 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?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 32
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    700
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    100
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Hotel
    Rooftop
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    May
    September
    October
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    June
    July
    August

5 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Norfolk Waterside Marriott 1
    Waterside Terrace Ceremony Package

    Let us do all the work in setting up your Waterside Ceremony with this package that includes:

    Ceremony Space
    Setup & Breakdown
    Boxwood Walls
    Up to 75 Folding Chiavari Chairs
    Gazebo Drapery
    Aisle Runner
    Fruit Infused Water

    Each additional chair is $5.00
    Package is valid for ceremony and receptions onsite, not valid for ceremony only

  • Norfolk Waterside Marriott 2
    I love you a brunch!

    INCLUDES CEREMONY & RECEPTION SPACE

    2 BUTLER PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES

    BRUNCH BUFFET, MINI WEDDING CUPCAKES

    $50 PER PERSON INCLUSIVE OF TAX & SERVICE CHARGE

    Minimum of 50 guests to qualify

    Contact for more information and availability

  • Norfolk Waterside Marriott 3
    Summer Wedding Vibes

    With a Food & Beverage Minimum of $5,000 receive these perks for your wedding:

    • Summer Sangria for Cocktail Hour
    • Snack Attack (Getting Ready Goodies)
    • Reception Up Lighting
    • Room Upgrade for Couple
    • Complimentary Parking for Couple

    Check for availability, offer valid on new bookings only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions or packages.

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Team of Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Larissa Szynski

Larissa Szynski

Director of Catering Sales (Aka - Your Wedding Planning Expert)

Hey there, I'm Larissa and I am from Australia! I bring extensive experience to the world of event planning and destination weddings along with my passion for great food and equally tasting cocktails, wine and bourbon.

Having worked as a planner and within luxury boutique hotels, I have seen both sides of the industry and understand the critical details that go into each event. My love of traveling and seeking out new experiences gives me great out of the box ideas for events, marketing and promotions.

When I am not assisting couples in their planning process, I spend time with my boys building epic lego creations, skateboarding, kicking butt in Uno, and taking lots of road trips.

I unwind by running, hiking, listening to music, reading lots of books and writing my first novel.

I'm excited to work with couples, and listen to what they're envisioning for their wedding weekend and ensuring that experience is truly memorable.

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • Rev. Cory Newell and Associates Wedding Officiants

    Ryan and his team of professionals will create and help you with a flawless event. I've officiated several events at this venue and everything has been in perfect order. I love that Ryan takes personal interest in ensuring every detail is considered, he's often seen at each event! He's a joy to work with, and even more to refer!

  • Incredible Edibles Bakery Wedding Cakes

    We have supplied cakes and pastries for many years----a truly class act and great place for any occasion---especially a wonderful wedding venue!

  • Incredible Edibles Bakery Wedding Cakes

    We have supplied cakes and pastries for many years----a truly class act and great place for any occasion---especially a wonderful wedding venue!

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  • 235 E Main St Norfolk, Virginia, 23510 See on map
    757-690-1733 (Phone number)
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Norfolk Waterside Marriott frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Norfolk Waterside Marriott?

Norfolk Waterside Marriott includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Norfolk Waterside Marriott, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Norfolk Waterside Marriott includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Norfolk Waterside Marriott, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Norfolk Waterside Marriott includes:

  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Norfolk Waterside Marriott in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Norfolk Waterside Marriott for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Rooftop
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Norfolk Waterside Marriott for wedding events?

Norfolk Waterside Marriott offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Norfolk Waterside Marriott offer?

Norfolk Waterside Marriott offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Norfolk Waterside Marriott offer for wedding events?

Norfolk Waterside Marriott offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Norfolk Waterside Marriott have available for wedding events?

Norfolk Waterside Marriott offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Norfolk Waterside Marriott and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Norfolk Waterside Marriott is recommended by 81% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.1 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.2 in quality of service, 4.2 in flexibility, 4.2 in professionalism, 4.1 in average response time and 3.8 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Norfolk Waterside Marriott offer?

Norfolk Waterside Marriott currently offers 4 offer promotions and 1 gift promotion for wedding services.