The Historic Martin Mansion

524 Fairfax Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507 Map · Phone number
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About The Historic Martin Mansion

The Historic Martin Mansion is an elegant wedding venue located in Norfolk, Virginia. This establishment was built circa 1909 and has been home to the Woman's Club of Norfolk since 1925. The mansion is surrounded by the beautiful and prestigious neighborhood of the Historic Hague District in Ghent. The Elizabeth River is just around the corner from the property, as is the Norfolk Chrysler Museum. The Historic Martin Mansion has been host to dignitaries, presidents, and celebrities throughout the years. Here, there is plenty of space available for a graceful and opulent event that takes advantage of the innate atmosphere that has influenced parties since the Roaring Twenties.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue is able to suit a capacity of up to 100 seated Dinner guests or 125 for a cocktail/food station reception. The exterior of the building is adorned with many windows that allow natural light to spill into the interior. Delightful architectural touches are peppered on the facade. There is also a wraparound porch that provides a fantastic area to gather and enjoy fun banter with guests. The interior has sconce lighting and gorgeous wood floors that influence a warm feeling throughout the space. Molding is apparent throughout the main event area, creating a design that may be admired by both you and your guests. Plenty of ornate elements are scattered throughout the building, including a winding wooden staircase that is able to contribute to a grand entrance during an event. A parlor room has period-appropriate furniture pieces as well as stained glass which helps to instill a sense of history in the cozy space. The parlors feel intimate and grande at the same time. There is plenty of room for tables and chairs, all of which may be decorated as per the couple's tastes.

Services Offered

This venue offers exclusive packages to couples who are planning their wedding day. A-la-carte service is available as well, allowing our guests to add on to their pre-made options so couples can tailor their own custom package that suits their needs. Every event booked at The Historic Martin Mansion includes tables and chairs as well as the option for full-day rentals. A parking permit is also provided for easy access.

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The Historic Martin Mansion
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Waterfront View
Waterfront View
Welcome to The Martin Mansion
Welcome to The Martin Mansion
The Coral Parlor
The Coral Parlor
Hors d'oeuvres
Hors d'oeuvres
A Parlor Wedding!
A Parlor Wedding!
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Setting the mood...
The Gala Hall
The Gala Hall
Parlors and Grand Entrance
Parlors and Grand Entrance
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Champagne Toast!
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The Historic Martin Mansion
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Arrive in Style...

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5 Reviews for The Historic Martin Mansion

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Barry & Tawnia Brown · Married on 12/28/2019

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    The absolute BEST!!!!

    From the very first visit to the Big Day, our experience with everyone at the Mansion was superb!!! Polly and Suzann were wonderful and our wedding was even more amazing than we could have imagined!!! Every guest commented on how beautiful the mansion was (our wedding was just after Christmas so it was still beautifully decorated), how delicious the food was, and how wonderful the service of the staff was. We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day!!!

    Sent on 12/31/2019
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    Ashley Swartz · Married on 06/30/2019

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    Our wedding was perfect!

    The venue was perfect! Beyond beautiful. Everyone was so great. We never wanted the party to end!

    Sent on 07/06/2019
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    Ashlee · Married on 06/15/2019

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    Historic Martin Mansion

    The Mansion is beautiful inside and out. It’s the perfect venue if you are looking for something unique, yet elegant at the same time. The best part is you can get married and have the reception in the same place. Polly and Susanne are so sweet and kind. They worked very hard to make sure the day went as planned and there was minimal effort to make this happen on my part. They literally took care of everything and all I had to do was show up. You can truly tell they love what they do and work hard to make the day special. I will definitely recommend them, not to those seeking a wedding venue, but to those wanting to host a special event too.

    Sent on 06/26/2019

    The Historic Martin Mansion's reply:

    Ashlee,
    You were such a beautiful bride!! We were so happy to be your venue on your Special Day! We enjoyed it as much as you did : ) What a fun night! Please visit us after you all get settled, and thank you again for the privilege and trust of hosting your memorable day!!
    Polly

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The Historic Martin Mansion 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?
    $ 2750
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500
  • 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?
    $ 995
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 995
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 7
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Specialty Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Museum
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Server(s)
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    $3000 Venue Rental for $20!!!

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  • 524 Fairfax Avenue Norfolk, VA, 23507 See on map
    (757) 625-9318 (Phone number)
    (757) 229-6121 (Other Phone Number)
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