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Price range: $6,650 - $9,150 Price range: $6,650 - $9,150
Couples usually spend $7,900 Couples usually spend $7,900
Reception
$2,995 starting price
Ceremony
$995 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
Reception
$2,995 starting price
Ceremony
$995 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person

About

On WeddingWire since 2019

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 is 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. An 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 which can be set up in many different ways.

  • 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

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

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
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
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4.9 out of 5 rating
18 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
99% Recommended by couples

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The Historic Martin Mansion is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as beautiful and elegant, with spacious and well-lit bridal suites. Guests praised the all-inclusive packages, mentioning that it made the planning process stress-free. The staff, particularly Polly and Suzanne, were commended for their helpfulness and efficiency. Reviewers also complimented the delicious food, beautiful decor, and flexible accommodations for COVID-related postponements. Overall, guests were extremely satisfied with their experience at the Historic Martin Mansion.

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The Historic Martin Mansion is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as beautiful and elegant, with spacious and well-lit bridal suites. Guests praised the all-inclusive packages, mentioning that it made the planning process stress-free. The staff, particularly Polly and Suzanne, were commended for their helpfulness and efficiency. Reviewers also complimented the delicious food, beautiful decor, and flexible accommodations for COVID-related postponements. Overall, guests were extremely satisfied with their experience at the Historic Martin Mansion.

Kaleigh
Kaleigh A. Sent on 02/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Venue of my dreams!

Our wedding reception at Martin Mansion was nothing short of magical! Suzanne and Polly made the whole planning process a breeze-- at no point did I feel the least bit stressed or overwhelmed :) We chose the "show up and enjoy" gold package, so everything was taken care of for us!

The bridal suite was well lit and spacious and made getting ready prior to the ceremony so fun! The inside of the mansion was absolutely breathtaking-- there were so many beautiful picture opportunities, and we also didn't need to bring any of our own decor items. The bartenders/attendants were extremely attentive to all our guests, the appetizers and entrees were incredible, and Polly directed our planned timeline with ease and grace. Thinking back on the night, there isn't anything that I wished had gone differently or ran more smoothly :) If you're looking for a timeless venue and an amazingly efficient team, Martin Mansion is the place to be!
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Brandi M. Sent on 09/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

9.16.23 Weddinf

We had the pleasure of hosting our wedding on September 16 at the mansion and let me say everything came together so beautifully! We decided to select one of the all inclusive packages. Polly and Suzanne were both accommodating to some of our many request and many of our guest, loved the elegance and uniqueness of this venue!!our guest also raved about how yummy the food was! We really did not want our night to end. My only complaint is not being able to get some essentials shots with the family and friends before the reception began. ( it was too sunny during cocktail hour to get some of the shots ) Things did get pretty hectic after cocktail hour, so the request to have more pictures taken was declined. Overall, we were happy with the services rendered. If you are looking for an all-inclusive, unique space I do recommend this venue.
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Megan S. Sent on 11/23/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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The Historic Martin Mansion frequently asked questions

The Historic Martin Mansion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables
The Historic Martin Mansion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Historic Martin Mansion includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
The space offered by The Historic Martin Mansion for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront
The Historic Martin Mansion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
The Historic Martin Mansion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Historic Martin Mansion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
The Historic Martin Mansion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Historic Martin Mansion is recommended by 99% 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.

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