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 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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Melody D. · Getting married on 09/08/2021
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.
Jacqueline G. · Married on 10/31/2020
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
Carol M. · Married on 10/24/2020
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