Weddings

The Historic Martin Mansion

Norfolk, VA View map
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 110 guests

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$2,995

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,995

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?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

110

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion
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)
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol

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

15 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Megan S. Married on 11/13/2021
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    Beautiful Venue!

    The Historic Martin Mansion is amazing! They were the first vendor we booked based on their all inclusive package. They worked with us for two years to ensure that our wedding vision would be a reality. Polly and Suzanne are the sweestest and helped throughout the night. We had so many compliments on our reception venue from the decor to the flowers to the food. By the end of the night, it felt like the mansion was our home. I would highly recommend this venue to any bride!

    The Historic Martin Mansion's reply:

    Hi Megan!
    How are you? We were so happy that we could be part of your special day, we appreciate you mentioning the MM felt like home, we just LOVE hearing that....Polly and Suzanne work hard to make your day special and they really appreciate you taking the time for this review. On behalf of our team, thank you, Jen.
  • Megan
    Megan P. Married on 09/05/2021
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    Fantastic Venue

    We booked with the Historic Martin Mansion because of their "Just Show Up and Enjoy" package - we loved the idea of having someone else coordinate so many of the details - and I am so happy we did. They were super supportive and flexible when we needed to postpone from 2020 to 2021. The venue was beautiful and Polly and Suzanne made sure everything went smoothly and was exactly what we wanted. If you're looking for a wedding venue, I highly recommend checking out The Historic Martin Mansion. (Photo credit to Leigh Skaggs Photography)
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    Stephanie H. Married on 08/14/2021
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    Elegant venue for a bargain price

    The venue is beautiful and perfectly sized for our wedding of 100. The staff was very nice and easy to work with. We did their "Show Up And Enjoy" package. It made everything very easy -- we added "extras" but you don't have to so its really the best deal in town. Food was great, and beautiful flowers included.

Awards

  • 15
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Cayleen & Matthew
    41 photos · 04/17/2021
  • Melody & Aaron
    68 photos · 08/21/2020

Deals

The Historic Martin Mansion 1
Offer

Book by March 1st for 2022 or 2023 and receive a Complimentary Champagne toast. Our "Just the Venue" includes Chiavari Chairs and all tables with both spaces for just $3495 while our all inclusive stress free wedding package starts at $ 9,995.00!

Map

524 Fairfax Avenue Norfolk, VA, 23507
(757) 625-9318
757-229-6121

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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)
  • Open Bar

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
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • 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 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Historic Martin Mansion offer?

The Historic Martin Mansion currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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