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Wiseacre Estate

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$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

Wiseacre Estate: Weddings Out Of The Box

Thanks for your interest in Wiseacre Estate. Over the past decade, we have hosted weddings; birthday parties; baby showers; reunions; bachelorette weekends; music video, indie movie and catalog shoots; women’s and yoga retreats; retirement parties; and business pow-wows... of all shapes and sizes.

There are limitless options to customize this creative, flexible and expansive space... indoors and out. My staff and I are here to ensure that your event is not only a smashing success, but a stress-free oh-so-fine time for you and your guests.

Exclusively Yours

Located on the Virginia Beach/Norfolk border, Wiseacre Estate was built and designed for entertaining. First, the property: Inside, we offer a ballroom-size great room—650 square feet with 20-foot ceilings—overlooking Lake Whitehurst; adjoining dining room with 10-foot table; separate wet bar; spacious all-season porch with additional bar; and guest bathroom. Also: full use of gourmet kitchen’s gas convection stove, fridge and all essentials.

Outside, there are 2 private acres, with panoramic views on all 3 sides of the lake. Large patio off porch, ideal for dining and dancing; separate terrace off dining room. Massive free parking, private driveway; parking attendant available. And for fun: a hot tub and fire pit.

Best of all, what makes your wedding package one-of-a-kind is the Wiseacre Wedding Weekend: Couples are welcome to check-in Friday at 2pm, host their rehearsal/dinner on-site, followed by set-up Saturday morning before the big day… with the bride and groom welcome to spend both nights in their comfy two-bedroom suite with private bath.

It’s all here: Natural beauty, space to breathe, elegance mixed with playful charm, privacy and spectacular views.

Discover the Difference

The wedding day of your dreams is about to become a reality. Celebrate your new life together surrounded by friends and family in an environment unlike any other in Coastal Virginia. At Wiseacre Estate, we have hosted every type of affair, from formal black tie to casual flip flops & shorts, making our couples feel at home as soon as they step through the door. From your initial booking through the details of your Wiseacre Wedding Weekend, our team is here to help you in creating lifetime memories here.

Perfect Backdrop

Imagine your wedding guests walking around the 2 landscaped acres of lush green lawn, with beautiful freshwater Lake Whitehurst as your backdrop. Inside, there’s plenty of space to celebrate, as well, amid the 4,000 square feet of restored beauty within this historic Mid-Century Modern architectural marvel, inspired by the celebrated Frank Lloyd Wright. Wiseacre Estate offers a treasure trove of artworks, pop culture and playful kitsch along every wall.

Wedding Ceremony

Wiseacre Estate offers an all-in-one location to host both your ceremony and reception, whether an intimate gathering for 12 or an all-inclusive celebration for 150. Envision your ceremony: Down the aisle awaits your love amid the splendor of a tranquil and wholly private lakefront. There are also options for indoors, within the estate’s 650 square-foot great room. And our experienced team makes certain that each detail is attended to so you can enjoy each moment of the day with your loved ones. We offer a truly idyllic backdrop from the moment you both say, “I Do.”

Services Offered

Natural beauty, privacy, and flexibility make this venue a one-of-a-kind setting for your wedding-related event. Wiseacre’s experienced, detail-oriented, and easy-going host and staff will ensure that your big day is memorable with no drama. Alongside free parking, a private driveway and parking attendant, you have access to the following services when booking your event at Wiseacre Estate:

  • Overnight accommodations for wedding couple
  • On-site rehearsal and dinner
  • Indoor and Outdoor flexibility
  • Weekend package allows you to call Wiseacre "home" for your wedding
  • Get ready rooms
  • Liability insurance
  • Dog-friendly
  • WiFi... and so much more... These are simply the essentials...

Accommodations

This wedding venue offers two guest bedrooms with queen beds, a jack and jill full bath, as well as additional sleeping arrangements in the Great Room for "grown-up slumber parties." Come HOME for your wedding, at Wiseacre Estate. Please send an inquiry for full terms and details.

  • LGBTQ+-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?

$4,975

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

$4,975

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?

$4,975

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

$4,975

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

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

12

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

Indoor and outdoor options

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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    Alyssa S. Getting 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!
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    Megan U. Married on 11/13/2021
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    Look no further then wiseacre

    Our time at Wiseacre was phenomenal to say the least . We had our wedding there November 13th . Not only do you get to have it from Friday at 2 to Sunday at 11, but Chuck and Geoff were exceptional . Honestly from the moment you meet them you feel you have known them forever . The house is one of the most awesome places you will encounter with the pictures , the statues and of course the moose ! The grounds are breath taking especially with the fall leaves we got to enjoy . The ground had space for our tent and guests , a swing for the kids and space to mingle . Chuck and Geoff I can’t thank enough . Honestly they were like long lost uncles. You need a marker ? A light bulb , a bucket ? They are your guys . The last person I asked before I went down the aisle if I looked ok was Chuck and he gave me the go ahead look and nod that I needed to ease my nerves . These two are so hospitable and I hope to have many more gatherings there . The pics online don’t do it justice . It’s so much more gorgeous then words can say . If ever you are unsure where to go for a party , special event or wedding look no further because this is your place ❤️
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    Melissa C. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Truly a dream weekend...

    There simply aren't enough euphemisms or cliches to describe the importance of our decision to wed at Wiseacre but I will attempt it! First of all, Chuck and Geoff went above and beyond time and time again to ensure every detail was to my liking and that everything flowed smoothly. It's positively astounding how Chuck has managed to turn that estate into such a serene retreat so close to the airport. I arrived with jangled nerves on Friday night and by Sunday I was blissfully relaxed.

    Chuck is familiar with most of the area's vendors, so he could jump in and communicate on our behalf in an intimate, direct way with them. He has developed a rapport and trust with those vendors so when we said we were marrying at Wiseacre, our vendors sighed a happy sigh and said, "Oh, that's perfect!" because they knew and trusted Chuck.

    The home and grounds are beautiful, unique, and impeccably maintained. There is a great backdrop for photos around every corner! We married under a tree by the water's edge at sunset, and even the photos captured on some guest's phones are remarkable.

    The value of having a venue for the entire weekend can NOT be overstated. Instead of rushing to set up, decorate, then get dressed....it simply wouldn't have been possible to create my vision at any other venue. I woke at sunrise the morning of, took a walk around and sat with my future husband and talked, had coffee and leisurely decorated without stressing.

    When things got close to the bewitching hour, Chuck was magically present at every moment with a safety pin, tissue, phone charger....everything we needed was just...there! He's thought of everything and has a way of being always there when you need him and quietly disappearing when someone needs a moment (teenager crying hysterically) or an intimate discussion is needed. Oh, how critical that quality is in a host! Chuck has mastered discernment.

    I can't imagine having such an important day anywhere else. It was perfect for us and if you've checked out the pictures and you're reading this, chances are it's perfect for you too. I simply cannot recommend it enough! Wiseacre (Chuck) MADE our wedding!

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Wiseacre Estate: Weddings Out Of The Box

Thanks for your interest in Wiseacre Estate. Over the past decade, we have hosted weddings; birthday parties; baby showers; reunions; bachelorette weekends; music video, indie movie and catalog shoots; women’s and yoga retreats; retirement parties; and business pow-wows... of all shapes and sizes.

There are limitless options to customize this creative, flexible and expansive space... indoors and out. My staff and I are here to ensure that your event is not only a smashing success, but a stress-free oh-so-fine time for you and your guests.

Exclusively Yours

Located on the Virginia Beach/Norfolk border, Wiseacre Estate was built and designed for entertaining. First, the property: Inside, we offer a ballroom-size great room—650 square feet with 20-foot ceilings—overlooking Lake Whitehurst; adjoining dining room with 10-foot table; separate wet bar; spacious all-season porch with additional bar; and guest bathroom. Also: full use of gourmet kitchen’s gas convection stove, fridge and all essentials.

Outside, there are 2 private acres, with panoramic views on all 3 sides of the lake. Large patio off porch, ideal for dining and dancing; separate terrace off dining room. Massive free parking, private driveway; parking attendant available. And for fun: a hot tub and fire pit.

Best of all, what makes your wedding package one-of-a-kind is the Wiseacre Wedding Weekend: Couples are welcome to check-in Friday at 2pm, host their rehearsal/dinner on-site, followed by set-up Saturday morning before the big day… with the bride and groom welcome to spend both nights in their comfy two-bedroom suite with private bath.

It’s all here: Natural beauty, space to breathe, elegance mixed with playful charm, privacy and spectacular views.

Discover the Difference

The wedding day of your dreams is about to become a reality. Celebrate your new life together surrounded by friends and family in an environment unlike any other in Coastal Virginia. At Wiseacre Estate, we have hosted every type of affair, from formal black tie to casual flip flops & shorts, making our couples feel at home as soon as they step through the door. From your initial booking through the details of your Wiseacre Wedding Weekend, our team is here to help you in creating lifetime memories here.

Perfect Backdrop

Imagine your wedding guests walking around the 2 landscaped acres of lush green lawn, with beautiful freshwater Lake Whitehurst as your backdrop. Inside, there’s plenty of space to celebrate, as well, amid the 4,000 square feet of restored beauty within this historic Mid-Century Modern architectural marvel, inspired by the celebrated Frank Lloyd Wright. Wiseacre Estate offers a treasure trove of artworks, pop culture and playful kitsch along every wall.

Wedding Ceremony

Wiseacre Estate offers an all-in-one location to host both your ceremony and reception, whether an intimate gathering for 12 or an all-inclusive celebration for 150. Envision your ceremony: Down the aisle awaits your love amid the splendor of a tranquil and wholly private lakefront. There are also options for indoors, within the estate’s 650 square-foot great room. And our experienced team makes certain that each detail is attended to so you can enjoy each moment of the day with your loved ones. We offer a truly idyllic backdrop from the moment you both say, “I Do.”

Dining Options

Unlike so many wedding venues that insist you utilize one of their two or three “preferred vendors,” Wiseacre is pleased to offer you a culinary choice of what you feel is the best fit for your event. Whether it’s a food truck parked in the back yard, a pig on a spit, or a formal five-course meal prepared in our gourmet kitchen, you have limitless possibilities. That’s why we brand it “Weddings Out Of The Box.”

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Team

Chuck  Taylor
Chuck Taylor
Owner & Executive Director

Chuck Taylor is the owner and Executive Director 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 380 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 more than 150 ceremonies and receptions.

Geoff Garcia
Geoff Garcia
Concierge

Geoff Garcia joined the Wiseacre team in 2021, as Concierge, assisting in all aspects of execution, strategic planning and social media outreach/marketing.

He brings to Wiseacre's wedding couples three decades of career management experience in hospitality, event planning and culinary arts. Previous stops include Marriott Hotels & Resorts, taverns, music clubs, restaurants and event venues throughout the Central Virginia region.

He lives in Virginia Beach with his beloved rescue pooch, Chloe.

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