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 sparkling Lake Maury, which is ringed by the five-mile shoreline Noland Trail.
  • There are 15 sites to choose from. Lions Bridge features breathtaking views of the James River. The Holly Tree and Oak Tree overlooks both provide private waterfront areas to exchange vows. And Williams Field offers plenty of open lawn for a large outdoor celebration.
  • You can reserve the gallery spaces in the evening. The Port Package includes the Front Lawn, the Grand Entry Hall & Patio, and the Main Lobby, which has sleek track lighting and stylish works of art on display. A broad selection of tables and chairs is available.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $200–500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
  • Prices listed are for outdoor park spaces. See package pricing for indoor rental.

Package Prices
  • $1,500–3,500/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
  • Packages include the venue rental, tables, and chairs.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 500 2000
Reception Seated 200 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 500.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • 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 structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • 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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