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Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Norfolk, Virginia View map Visit website
4.3 out of 5 rating
22 reviews
Up to 700 guests

About

Up to 700 guests

Location

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.


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鈥檛 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$6,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

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?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

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?

$27

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

700

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

75

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
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
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
June
July
August
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22 Reviews

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Recommended by 87% of couples
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  • Flexibility
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    Fantastic Venue!

    Andrea at the Marriott was a dream to work with! She was extremely responsive, answered all of our questions and more! I recommend the Norfolk Waterside Marriott for any event needs! My vow renewal was so beautiful and perfect!
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    Rachel B. Married on 11/13/2021
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    Dream Come True

    Having our wedding at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott was the best decision we made in our wedding planning process. All of our vendors collaborated so well with the venue and Larissa was amazing and worked with us for nearly two years as we continued to plan through the pandemic. They answered every request we had and worked really well with our families and bridal party. We could not have asked for a better day! The price was also super reasonable and everything was so convenient because we had a lot of guests who were from out of town. So if you're looking for a place to host all of your events and where your guests can stay, this is the place! I can't say enough about the venue; food was delicious, staff was friendly and we got to party!! Thank you, Larissa and NWS Marriott team for everything!
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Awards

  • 22
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Deals

Norfolk Waterside Marriott 1
Offer

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.*

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Team

Andrea Stroble
Andrea Stroble
Catering Sales Manager & Wedding Specialist

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 astroble@commonwealthlodging.com or (757) 628-6418 to learn how I, and the Marriott, can become a trusted partner throughout your wedding planning journey.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Rev. Cory Newell and Associates 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 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!

Vivid Expressions LLC Vivid Expressions LLC Wedding Planners

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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235 E Main St Norfolk, Virginia, 23510
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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 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?

The space offered by Norfolk Waterside Marriott for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • 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 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in average response time, 4.4 in flexibility, 4.4 in professionalism and 4.1 in value.

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

Norfolk Waterside Marriott currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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