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Thank you for your interest in Wiseacre Estate!

We have enjoyed hosting more than 200 weddings and receptions over the past seven years... who could ask for more than to become a small part of a couple's "life story"? It has been a joy.

As of 2023, Wiseacre will no longer be hosting weddings. We thank you for your love, for so many memories made and for making our home your home.

Best regards-

=Chuck Taylor=

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Alyssa S. Married on 10/14/2023
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A hidden gem

My fiance and I just booked Wiseacre as our venue. While the venue alone is absolutely breathtaking, Chuck and Geoff's personalities really sold the experience. This pair had the perfect balance of care and professionalism their first rodeo every event is unique and special, while this isn't. The house is full of phenomenal art, "easter eggs", and mementos from the weddings they've hosted. We felt as though we were choosing a family member's home as a venue, in the best of ways. Very rarely would I book something immediately, but this was that rare case. We are so excited to host our wedding here!
Amy A. Married on 11/19/2022
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A bride's dream!

I'm not even sure where to begin when reflecting back on my wedding reception at Wiseacre this past weekend. This was the first and only place we looked at when considering a venue. We wanted something where we would have the flexibility to be as laid back as we wanted without compromising the quality of the place. Reading the description of Wiseacre with its breathtaking photos, followed by its ranting views, and solidified by owner, Chuck's genuine personality-we booked the same day as our visit.
Throughout the year of planning, Chuck was quick to respond to any questions that we had and even let us visit a few times so we could just see our vision again as we brainstormed more ideas. His expertise made us feel at ease and reassured us that we made the right decision.
Fast forward to the actual day! Pure beauty. Chuck made sure we had everything we needed. I joked that he was like "Alexa" because whenever I said "Chuck" he would appear, willing to assist. He dealt with the various vendors and made sure everything flowed the way we intended. While the views are spectacular, Chuck is truly what makes Wiseacre. You don't feel as if you are just conducting business, but rather that he genuinely cares about you and wants your event to be everything you hoped for and more.
Robin O. Married on 11/05/2022
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Wiseacre is one of kind!

Wiseacre is one of a kind! Inside is a museum of my generation's childhood and outside is breathtaking with the views. We had the privilege of having our daughter's wedding at Wiseacre in September and it was just perfect. There wasn't a moment we didn't feel welcomed and comfortable and even our vendors expressed the same feelings. Our caterer was "in heaven" with the kitchen and our photographer was excited about "making art" at such a whimsical, beautiful venue. We can't wait to visit again!
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Chuck  Taylor
Chuck Taylor
Owner & Proprietor

Chuck Taylor is the owner and Proprietor of Wiseacre. He moved to the property in 2014, not only living fulltime in the space during an extensive renovation of the MidCentury Modern estate, but launching one of Norfolk, VA's best-reviewed Airbnb home shares. To date, he has ammassed some 450 five-star reviews.

In 2015, Wiseacre began hosting events, including baby showers, bachelorette weekends, family reunions, retirement parties, fashion shoots, music video shoots—and of course, weddings.

This is a second chapter in Chuck's career. He previously covered the entertainment industry for three decades, while working at Billboard magazine in New York City as a senior reporter, editor and columnist for 15 years. With more than 1,000 artists and executive interviews, the Grammy voter has appeared on ABC's “20/20,” “CBS Evening News,” CNN, VH1's “Behind the Music,” and “E! True Hollywood Story”; and has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, TV Guide, People and Entertainment Weekly.

Now a "semi-retired" writer, Chuck enjoys sharing Wiseacre Estate with wedding couples. Since 2015, the property has hosted nearly 225 ceremonies and receptions.


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