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Virginia Living Museum

Newport News, VA View map Visit website
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Up to 300 guests

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Up to 300 guests

Virginia Living Museum is a wedding venue located in Newport News, Virginia. This expansive property is home to many animals as well as one-of-a-kind event spaces for your big day. If you're looking for a wedding setting blended with nature, this museum could be the place for you.

Facilities and Capacity

When it comes to your wedding ceremony at this museum, you're spoilt for choice. For larger gatherings, the amphitheater is a cracking setting. Just as they were designed thousands of years ago, every guest will get a good view of you and your partner as you beautifully exchange vows. More quaint ceremonies can take place in front of the dramatic waterfall located in the gardens. This is great for those who love the great outdoors and want to implement naturalistic elements to their big moment. Once you've tied the knot, you and your loved ones can gather on the rooftop observatory for a cocktail hour to remember. Here, you will benefit from panoramic views of woodland which make for unforgettable photos that are sure to be remembered for years to come. The observatory allows you to mingle with friends, sip on beverages, and watch as the sun sets over the horizon. Outdoor receptions can take place in the courtyard or inside one of the museum's large event halls. Whichever you choose, both locations have ample room for seated guests, a dance floor, and live entertainment. If you want to add an extra sense of wonderment to your wedding, the museum's staff can organize guided tours to observe the wildlife.

Services Offered

Upon booking your special day at Virginia Living Museum, their events staff will be on-hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly. They can take a leading role in the setup and breakdown of all decorations, leaving you to focus on more meaningful matters. An event planner can also be on-site to make sure that your wedding dreams are realized at the museum.

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?

$2,200

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

$2,200

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?

$2,200

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

$2,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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

5

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Museum
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
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?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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    Shannon M. Married on 05/11/2019
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    Magical Night at the Living Museum

    The staff and volunteers at the Living Museum are so wonderful. From the first walk-through to the final song and beyond, they were professional and accommodating. We had planned for an outside ceremony, but it posted. Jennifer and her team didn’t even blink. Enough space for weddings from small to big (ours was about 80 people. Our vendors enjoyed working with the museum team, and I had the flexibility to bring in my own vendors and my own alcohol (with proper licensing). We had lots of kids at our wedding and they had a blast (as did all of the adults). I was unsure when my planner suggested it, but one visit sold me. Our wedding was awesome and the Living Museum made it so.
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    Leonard Married on 08/12/2017
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    The living museum was the best venue we could have ever picked. The staff was great. They have a lot of experience hosting functions. Every time we found something to stress about they had answers and solutions. The venue itself looked beautiful the day of the wedding. Our guests loved walking around the museum taking pictures. We were also able to rent the classrooms downstairs. We hired babysitters to watch all the children at the wedding. I would 100% recommend this venue. Just a side note. They had volunteers bring out animals ( baby alligator, skunk, large lizard) during cocktail hour for our guests to touch and look at. Everyone loved it.
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    Chelsey Married on 11/19/2016
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    Choosing to have our wedding at the Virginia Living Museum was the best decision we made! Jennifer Turlington and Someeka Greene are an amazing duo. Planning the ceremony and reception was a breeze because they made sure to figure out a way to do everything we wanted. They gave great advice and let us explore lots of options with the benefit of their experience. I felt confident from our very first meeting that this was the best fit for us. The pictures they showed did not do justice to just how beautiful the venue is when set up for an evening event. We were completely blown away and our guests had the best time! You will not regret going with this venue; it's unparalleled.
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524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, VA, 23601
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Virginia Living Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Virginia Living Museum?

Virginia Living Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Virginia Living Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Virginia Living Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Virginia Living Museum for wedding events?

Virginia Living Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Virginia Living Museum offer?

Virginia Living Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Virginia Living Museum offer for wedding events?

Virginia Living Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Virginia Living Museum have available for wedding events?

Virginia Living Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Virginia Living Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Virginia Living Museum is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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