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.
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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5 Reviews for The Historic Martin Mansion
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Barry & Tawnia Brown · Married on 12/28/2019
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
Ashley Swartz · Married on 06/30/2019
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
Ashlee · Married on 06/15/2019
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
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