Have Your Wedding on the Water
About Spirit Cruises
Spirit Cruisesserves Norfolk, Virginia and Hampton Roadsas aone-stop wedding venue shopfor couples throughout the local area, including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Newport News.With two stunning vessels to choose from, Spirit Cruiseshas been part of the wedding industry formore than 40years, specializing in dinner cruises and nautical celebrations.
The company’s flagship vessel Spirit of Norfolkoffers flexible event packages for couples to plan for the day of their dreams aboard any of their year-round dining cruises. The fun and festive yacht hasspace for up to372 guests on three private desks,as well as an open-air rooftop lounge, promisingmore than enough room for grand celebrations.
In 2017, Spirit Cruises in Norfolk welcomed their premium private yacht Virginia Eliteto offer even more customization. The vessel hosts exclusively private events and can welcome up to 140 guests aboard two private decks and an outdoor lounge.
Any ceremony, reception or wedding-related event with Spirit Cruises promises breathtaking views and a unique experience for all couples and their closest loved ones.
Whether couples are looking for an intimate gathering or a grand reception, the Spirit Cruises team of wedding specialists will help couples plan their special day to absolute perfection, from start to finish. From setup and cleanup to lighting and sound, the unique venue offers it all. Couples also have several all-inclusive packages to choose from, ensuring they receive everything they want for their picture-perfect day. For bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and even post-wedding brunches, the Spirit of Norfolk is the perfect “something blue” for couples. Other services provided include:
For dining, the Spirit of Norfolk offers buffet-style meals with freshly prepared entrees, sides, and desserts. If desired, couples can also have hors d'oeuvres or stations for their delicious reception dinner. Servers are on-board, ensuring every passenger receives quality service.
Virginia Elite has more customizable options to design the perfect menu.
Right on the Elizabeth River, the Spirit of Norfolk is surrounded by Norfolk’s local gems, including the Nauticus, the USS Wisconsin BB-64, Town Point Park, the Chrysler Museum of Art, and more. Luxury hotels are within half a mile, and the Norfolk International Airport is only seven miles away.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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William · Married on 10/13/2018
We thought it would be good, it was AMAZING!
We cannot express how glad we are that we chose the Spirit of Norfolk as our wedding venue. Our coordinator, Katherine, guided us through the entire process and was a life saver on the day of the event, as we ran into challenges in our attempts to make everything perfect. Our ceremony at dusk on the Sky Deck is the stuff dreams are made of. The venue inside the ship for the reception was first class. And the food, our friends and family are still raving about. And being a DJ myself, I must give a shout out to DJ Jerritt. He executed the music for the ceremony & reception perfectly. Our waitstaff was top notch, too. The Spirit of Norfolk is the venue for a wedding superior to any other. And the pricing is excellent.Sent on 10/18/2018
Sarah Bradshaw · Married on 04/06/2019
Had our wedding on the Virginia elite and it was absolutely perfect!! Staff and wedding coordinator were amazing!Sent on 04/16/2019
Gayon · Married on 02/22/2019
Katharine was amazing and the best! She made my wedding day memorable. It rained a little bit that day, I was allowed to have my ceremony on the Spirit of Norfolk and then my reception on the Elite. Everything ran smoothly and seamless. Katharine was on point with everything! She made sure that the timing of everything was on point. I did a dinner cruise on the Elite back in October where Matt was the DJ. We requested him for our ceremony. My guest absolutely loved the menu. My favorites were the beef and salmon, the best!! Thank you Katharine, Matt, and staff! I recommend that my friend do her vow renewal here so I can come back for the food.Sent on 02/28/2019
The Spirit of Norfolk and her employees are amazing! I officiate weddings on the Spirit of Norfolk every year, and am never disappointed in the level of service they provide to my couples. When a bride asks me for a unique venue recommendation, I often suggest the Spirit, especially when they want a " no-hassle" experience. They provide the ceremony location, the reception venue, entertainment, and great food. The coordinators are always "on point" and attentive to the couple's every need. The staff makes sure all events start promptly on schedule so the couple can maximize their party's private time before the other passengers are boarded for the cruise. If you are looking for a unique venue, The Spirit of Norfolk is definitely a great choice!