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Reception
$5,500 starting price
Ceremony
$5,500 starting price
Reception
$4,500 starting price
Ceremony
$4,500 starting price
These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Dec.

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Every love story is unique. We believe your wedding day should be the same.

The Mariners' Museum and Park, located in Newport News, Virginia, offers a collection of venues for any taste and occasion. An elegant courtyard, a lakeside overlook, a private banquet room, and a beautiful hill on the riverfront are only a small part of what our incredibly versatile site has to offer. Our Sales Team is dedicated to giving you the VIP experience you deserve while helping you arrange the ideal setting for your special day. From sophisticated to whimsical, for 50 guests or 300, you're sure to find the perfect space here at the Museum and our surrounding 550-acre Park. Contact the Sales Team today and we’ll be happy to set up a complimentary tour, so we can start turning those ideas into reality.

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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?

$5,500

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

$4,500

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?

$5,500

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

$4,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
December
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4.8 out of 5 rating
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Toymeka R. Sent on 10/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Experience!

The Mariner's Museum has a wonderful staff and they stayed in communication with us the entire time. The garden was beautiful with a fountain and the staff was so helpful with planning the event and contacting the vendors. Our guests were in awe over this venue and were really impressed. Guests were also welcome to explore the museum's exhibits! We had a wonderful wedding thanks to this venue and the great event planning staff.
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Janet D. Sent on 06/27/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful garden woodland wedding!

My daughter's wedding event at the Mariner's Museum was an incredibly beautiful and precious event! The ceremony was held outdoors in the South Courtyard and they held a tree-planting ceremony as a form of their new life together. The courtyard was a perfect location! The reception was held in the front, gold-eagle room and everything was picture perfect! Because another wedding event had cancelled, and the COVID restrictions had not been completely lifted (at 1 month prior to the wedding) we were offered the entire museum for the wedding! It was absolutely wonderful! The guests were able to walk through the different galleries and enjoy h'ors d'oeuvres while photos were being taken in the Courtyard, and everything was absolutely perfect! Kelsey from the museum was so friendly and easy to work with. She was incredibly kind and helpful and timely in her responses to my many emails. She was a major part of making my daughter and new son-in-love's special day like a magical fairytale and full of wonderful memories!
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Rose Sent on 07/15/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Easy to work with through COVID

We didn't end up getting married here but I'd still recommend them. When the original shutdown happened in March they immediately went to work on backup and alternate plans with couples. They allowed us to put soft holds on dates in Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 even though our original contract said we could only postpone up to 6 months out. The staff responded pretty quickly to all emails (including pre-COVID) and were great at answering our questions.

Also a good place to get engagement photos!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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5 Endorsements
Gwin Entertainment Gwin Entertainment Wedding DJs

The Mariner's Museum is one of those great spots that may not come to mind when you first think about wedding venues. However, they offer a variety of unique indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. I've had the pleasure to work there several times. The staff is wonderful and very attentive. They don't disappear once your event gets going - as is the case at some venues. Whether your guest list is large or small, be sure to check them out!

Rev. Cory Newell and Associates Rev. Cory Newell and Associates Wedding Officiants

I love this venue! I love the event director too. The two together create a dynamite event! A classy event is sure to be held at The Mariner's Museum!!

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Various locations throughout the museum to have your event. Main Lobby, Huntington Room, or the beautiful courtyard are all great places to get married.

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5.0 out of 5 rating , 93 Reviews
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5.0 out of 5 rating , 53 Reviews
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East Beach Catering
5.0 out of 5 rating , 147 Reviews
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5.0 out of 5 rating , 42 Reviews
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