Immerse yourself in luxury accommodations combined with modern charm at the downtown Norfolk Waterside Marriott, a 24-story tower that locals have recognized for generations as part of the Norfolk City skyline. Recently and completely renovated, the hotel is situated in the heart of the Waterside District, adjacent from the picturesque Elizabeth River, Towne Point Park, and an abundance of entertainment and revelry options. The Norfolk Waterside Marriott offers several event space options including a roof-top terrace perfect for your sunset ceremony, and indoor ballroom spaces where you can dance the night away with your loved ones close to you.
The Norfolk Waterside Marriott is surrounded by river views and local gems, including the newly re-designed Waterside District, the USS Wisconsin, MacArthur Center,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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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.
At Norfolk Waterside Marriott, couples will be treated to award-winning service, offering several accommodations to make couples comfortable for their big day.
- 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
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.
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Book Your Wedding Here With Us at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in January through July, 2023, and Choose from the Following on a complimentary basis:
- Customized gift at check in for your guests staying overnight
- 2 Hour Morning Mimosa or Bloody Mary Bar in Bridal Suite
- Seasonal Champagne Cocktail for Ceremony or Cocktail Hour
- Marriott Bonvoy Rewards- Signing Bonus of 10,000 Points
- Upgraded Overlays for Dinner Tables, Sweetheart Table, or Cake Table
- One Additional Passed Hors D'oeuvres at Cocktail Hour
100-150 Guests (F&B Minimum of $10,000) - Choose TWO!
150 - 300 Guests (F&B Minimum of $15,000) - Choose THREE!
*Must have contract signed by September 30th, 2022- check for available 2023 dates. Valid on new bookings only, cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers.*
Hello! My name is Andrea and I'm the Catering Sales Manager and Certified Wedding Specialist here at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott!
Born and raised in Hershey, PA, I graduated with a degree in Psychology but started in the event management + hospitality industry immediately after. I've detailed and managed weddings of all shapes, sizes, styles, and cultures from american to muslim, hindu, vietnamese, and west african weddings, anywhere from 50 to 700 guests.
My enthusiasm for truly connecting with others and learning what makes them unique, drives my passion for ensuring each couple has the exact flawless and unforgettable experience they are looking for. Each wedding different than the last, I specialize in customizing trending cocktails and dinner packages that your guests will fall for.
When I'm not in the office curating amazing wedding experiences with my couples, I can be found out on the beach playing league volleyball, at the yoga studio in my zen zone, shore fishing in the bay, or at home diving into a good book, with my cat Beau, on my lap.
Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 628-6418 to learn how I, and the Marriott, can become a trusted partner throughout your wedding planning journey.
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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!
We have supplied cakes and pastries for many years----a truly class act and great place for any occasion---especially a wonderful wedding venue!
We highly recommend the Norfolk Marriott Waterside. With its exquisite ballrooms, scrumptious catering, impeccable staff, and remarkable hotel room suites this venue offers an exceptional wedding ceremony and/or reception experience all in the vibrant heart of downtown Norfolk.
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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?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
At Norfolk Waterside Marriott, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At Norfolk Waterside Marriott, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Signature Drink
- Specialty Beer
- Specialty Wine
What are the most important characteristics of Norfolk Waterside Marriott in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Norfolk Waterside Marriott for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Norfolk Waterside Marriott offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Norfolk Waterside Marriott offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Norfolk Waterside Marriott have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
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