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 whether for 30, 50, 70 or 90 plus guests that start at $5995.00 or 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 gorgeous chiavari chairs. We also offer just venue, or just parlor ceremony rentals that start at $995.00A parking permit is also provided for easy access and/or valet parking.

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  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Native American-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Champagne Toast!
Champagne Toast!
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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!
Setting the mood...
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
Arrive in Style...
Arrive in Style...

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10 Reviews for The Historic Martin Mansion

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Melody D. · Getting married on 09/08/2021

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

    Highly recommend!

    The ladies at Martin Mansion were absolutely incredible! From the first meeting they were so friendly, personable, and helpful. When Covid hit and I had to change my plans, they were amazing and helped me come up with the perfect plan to have a small ceremony this year and a big celebration next year. They allowed my dad to see the space the day before for technical reasons, answered all of my questions quickly and thoroughly, and were just so sweet to work with. Polly and Suzanne are the absolute best, I could not imagine a better experience or venue! Highly recommend!

    Sent on 09/02/2020

    The Historic Martin Mansion's reply:

    Thank you so much, Polly and Suzanne appreciate your kind review and can't wait until next year.
    Many thanks,
    Jen
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    Jacqueline G. · Married on 10/31/2020

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

    Beautiful Experience

    Polly was the most amazing person ever!!! She had great ideas and great inspiration to help out with planning. She also handled everything necessary to provide us with the best experience! I would get married over and over again here!

    Sent on 11/16/2020
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    Carol M. · Married on 10/24/2020

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

    Beautiful wedding. All we had to do was show up. Very pleased with everything.

    Beautiful venue. The package deal was the best decision. They did it all. We were very pleased and thrilled with the way the wedding turned. Lots of very happy guests. Polly and Suzanne were great, and extremely professional. Choosing this location was the best decision of 2020.

    Sent on 11/16/2020

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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

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The Historic Martin Mansion frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Historic Martin Mansion?

The Historic Martin Mansion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

At The Historic Martin Mansion, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Historic Martin Mansion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Historic Martin Mansion, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Historic Martin Mansion includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Historic Martin Mansion in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Historic Martin Mansion for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Historic Martin Mansion for wedding events?

The Historic Martin Mansion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Historic Martin Mansion offer?

The Historic Martin Mansion offers the following types of wedding events:

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

What services does The Historic Martin Mansion offer for wedding events?

The Historic Martin Mansion offers the following services for wedding events:

  • 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 furniture and decorations does The Historic Martin Mansion have available for wedding events?

The Historic Martin Mansion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Historic Martin Mansion and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Historic Martin Mansion is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.