Wiseacre

4259 Heutte Drive, Norfolk, VA 23518 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Wiseacre

Think outside of the box, at Wiseacre Estate, located in Norfolk, Virginia. Celebrate your wedding WEEKEND at this Mid-Century Modern property, comprising 4,000 square feet inside and 3 acres of private outdoor space, combining elegance with playful charm. Over the past six years, Wiseacre has hosted wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 125 guests, in addition to corporate luncheons, business pow-wows, graduation and birthday parties, photo/video shoots and bachelorette parties. With a creative, expansive and private space as well as indoor and outdoor options, the estate provides limitless possibilities, rain or shine.

Facilities and Capacity

Wiseacre was built and designed for entertaining and can accommodate larger and intimate groups. Inside, the ballroom-size great room comprises 650 feet of space, 20-foot windows, and spectacular views of Lake Whitehurst. There is an adjoining dining room with a 10-foot table, a separate wet bar, a large all-season porch with additional bar, and guest bathroom. Couples are welcome to utilize the sparkling chef’s kitchen, with refrigerator, gas convection stove, and all the essentials. Outdoors at Wiseacre, there is a wholly private two-acre backyard with panoramic lake views on three sides. A large stamped concrete patio offers a built-in dance floor, while there is a separate terrace off the dining room. The estate offers plenty of free parking, with attendant included.

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 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.

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Wiseacre Estate, Norfolk, VA
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Wiseacre Estate, Norfolk, VA
Wiseacre Estate, Norfolk, VA
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Great Room, 650 sf
Great Room, 650 sf
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Great Room, 650 sf
Great Room, 650 sf
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Glorious outdoor vistas
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10-foot dining table
10-foot dining table
All-season porch
All-season porch
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Lake Whitehurst surrounds on three sides
Lake Whitehurst surrounds on three sides
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Surrounded by water on three sides
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5 Reviews for Wiseacre

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Eliska G. · Married on 08/15/2020

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    Beautiful Venue

    Wiseacres is a dreamy place with a scenery and view that is top notch. Really amazing to be able to have a wedding venue for a weekend. Really nice to be able to enjoy the wedding weekend with family and friends. The inside ballroom is fabulous and the outdoor space is amazing. It is surrounded by water and a magical place!

    Sent on 08/18/2020
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    Stacy F. · Married on 07/26/2020

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    The perfect spot for a wedding

    We had our pandemic wedding here and can’t express enough how amazing a venue this is! The view is spectacular (there was even a rainbow), the house is beautiful and eclectic, and Chuck was the absolute best host ever. He was friendly, helpful, and accommodating. You can tell he genuinely enjoys hosting events at his house and my guests were smitten with him! One engaged couple at our wedding expressed an interest in having their wedding at a Wiseacre too and we strongly encouraged them to do so. This is the perfect location and perfect host to give you the best wedding ever!

    Sent on 08/04/2020

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Wiseacre FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 2400
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1200
  • 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?
    $ 2400
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1200
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Clean Up
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    Indoor and outdoor options
  • Describe your venue:
    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?
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Lighting
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
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  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
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    Wiseacre Wedding Terms

    TERMS

    Please contact us with details of your wedding vision, including potential date(s) and number of guests.

    Wiseacre will promptly send details regarding our wedding weekend packages, including transparent pricing.

    ** Prices have been reduced for the duration of 2021.

    We look forward to continuing the discussion!

    =Chuck Taylor=

Team of Wiseacre

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.

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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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