The Mariners' Museum and Park 100 Museum Dr • Newport News • VA 23601


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It's a 550-acre urban oasis brimming with local history. The sprawling park surrounding this 1930s-era museum encompasses gorgeously landscaped grounds and the expansive Mariner's Lake, which is ringed by the five-mile shoreline Noland Trail.
  • There are plenty of stunning sites to choose from. Celebrate al fresco on a lovely lakeside overlook or in a lush garden courtyard accented by a burbling fountain and seasonal blooms... or bring the party inside, where you can dine & dance alongside a massive gold eagle figurehead!
  • Mingle among the ever-changing exhibits of the museum, or treat your guests to a private tour of the award-winning USS Monitor Center. The Main Lobby offers a fabulous blend of history and modernity, with its walls of windows and stylish artwork illuminated by an 1893 lighthouse lens.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $3,500–6,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
  • The Monitor Experience | $4,500–6,500
    Includes up to 200 guests, with use of the Virginia Courtyard, Monitor Replica, Lower and Main Lobbies, Concourse, and outdoors in front of the Museum and near Mariner's Lake.

    The Huntington Experience | $3,500–5,500
    Includes up to 150 guests, with use of the South Courtyard, South Colonnade, and Huntington Room.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 100
Cocktails, etc. Standing 400 100
Reception Seated 200 100
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info




Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Park
  • River
  • Unique
  • Beach / Ocean

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic


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