Virginia Beach, one of the East Coast’s most popular vacation destinations, sits where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. A boardwalk stretches along the three-mile oceanfront, which is lined with the area’s most popular restaurants and hotels. Businesses compete for the best ocean and marina views, while summer crowds delight in what the city has to offer. Couples certainly won’t have a problem choosing a scenic venue for the exchange of vows in this beachside town. Here are the top 25 picks for Virginia Beach’s best waterfront wedding locations.
1.Beach Weddings Virginia
A perfect choice for elopements and intimate ceremonies, these traveling wedding planners allow you to choose the beach backdrop of your dreams. Packages include a non-denominational officiant, professional photographer, edited photos, and beach permits. Upgrades include gazebo, table, and chair rentals. Sweet add-ons such as a wedding arch, cake, and flower bouquets are also available. The motto behind this two-person business is KISS: “Keep It Simple, Sweetie”. Couples who want a low maintenance, budget-friendly ceremony will love what this team has to offer. Beachside wedded bliss at a fraction of the cost. Depending on chosen location, packages may include a two-night stay at one of the preferred coastal cottages.
No Single Physical Address, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-321-0348
2.Broad Bay Country Club
© Broad Bay Country Club
Located on the bay, the clubhouse is surrounded by emerald green fairways and lush tree cover. An Olympic sized pool and a host of amenities await the perfect summer wedding. The expansive property has plenty of scenic ceremony locales to choose from. An outdoor tented pavilion is also available for warm evening nights. Should couples prefer to dine indoors, a variety of banquet halls are available for reception, seating up to 250 people. Impeccable service is provided by the clubhouse staff. Couples may customize an attractively priced wedding package, to suit their desires. Perks include private suites for the bride and groom and complimentary parking.
2120 Lords Landing, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-644-4179
3.Celestial Celebrations and Ceremonies
An independently owned and operated business, this non-religious officiant conducts ceremonies in the Hampton Roads area. Recognized as clergy by the state of Virginia, she is an ordained “Humanist Celebrant”. A perfect choice for elopements, those who crave a deep and meaningful ceremony may find what they’re looking for here. Same-sex couples may also prefer her non-traditional approach to ceremony. Whether Bride-and-Groom, Bride-and-Bride, or Groom-and-Groom, the officiant will work closely with clients in order to create and carry out the highest vision that couples have of their wedding day. Vow writing and official filing of marriage licensing is included within package pricing.
Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-932-5424
4.Country Villa Weddings
© Country Villa Weddings
Ivy wrapped tree trunks, grassy lawns, and cobblestone walkways mark the spot for this treasure of a wedding venue. Couples exchange vows underneath an expansive white wedding arch, a thicket of lush green forest behind them. The natural beauty of the grounds is truly spectacular. An iron spiral staircase reaches up into the tree canopy; an added touch of whimsy for wedding photos. For reception, guests may dine al fresco underneath twinkling market lights, or in the covered pavilion. Up to 150 attendees may be accommodated. Onsite parking is available for up to seventy-five vehicles. A bride and groom suite are available. Special rates for rooms and spa services are included, outside vendors required.
2252 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-515-9313
5.Cypress Point Country Club
© Cypress Point Country Club
Located in between Lake Lawson and Lake Smith, this clubhouse venue sports towering trees, gorgeous rolling green acreage, and beautiful waterways. A restaurant and grill are onsite, making this locale a delicious solution for couples who desire the simplicity of in-house catering. Inside the clubhouse, an expansive mahogany entryway opens up to a state of the art bar. The room is structured with square shaped pillars and linen drum chandeliers; a perfect area to host a cocktail hour. There are a couple of different banquet halls to choose from. Couples may contact the club to inquire about capacity and wedding packages.
5340 Club Head Road, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-490-6300
6.Fair Winds Farm
© Fair Winds Farm
Situated on Knotts Island, this majestic horse farm borders the Back Bay Wild Life Refuge. Pristine thicket, sprawling green meadow, and fifty acres of shoreline create an idyllic setting for the exchange of vows. Couples may marry on the north shore of the property, overlooking expansive blue waters. Perhaps bride-and-groom choose a tiny fairytale-like island, which sprouts a willow tree and is encircled by a stream of water. Instead, couples might choose the barn, with piled haystacks and bundles of flowers as the backdrop. No option is too sweet. Up to 300 guests can be accommodated. Reception can be held in the barn or in a large tented pavilion. The farm’s own wedding specialist may be contacted for package details.
6352 Knotts Island Road, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-613-2859
7.Festival on 8th
© Festival on 8th
Located on 8th and Atlantic Avenue, this event space is in the heart of Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The interior has a modern, rustic design, with a touch of old world charm in the details. Refinished concrete flooring, brick walls and fireplace, and a blacked-out open ceiling provide the framework. Iron arch wall decals, an expansive Spanish-style wrought iron chandelier, and an oversized pane of stained glass add character. Strands-upon strands of romantic twinkling lights billow over the bar area. The space can accommodate 90 people for the ceremony with aisle, several more if the bride and groom decide to wed with guests already seated for dinner. Full-catering is available, featuring American cuisine and seafood dishes. No private parking.
712 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-963-2626
8.Granby Theater - Weddings & Private Events
© Granby Theater - Weddings & Private Events
A dramatic choice for the exchange of vows, this 100 year old theatre delivers full-production. The stage is draped in ceiling-high red velvet curtains, box seating is crimson, and gold accents decorate the spaces in between. Simply, the space is saturated in the color of love. A state-of-the art audio visual system means the bride and groom can ‘Wow’ guests with special effects or use lighting to set the mood. Wood flooring provides the perfect dance floor, disco ball and all. Guests may dine buffet style or sit down to a plated dinner. Perhaps the bride-and-groom prefer cocktails and hors d’oeurves for reception. Whatever the choice, in house catering and full-service is available.
421 Granby Street Norfolk, VA, Phone: 757-379-8585
© Grand Affairs
Situated in the Tidewater area, this old-school gem has been in operation since 1980. The bride and groom may choose to exchange vows in the chapel which seats 170 guests or opt for a beachside ceremony instead. The event property has over 10,000 square feet of ballroom space, with a few different room options to choose from. Various lighting treatments are available upon request. A fixture in the local hospitality industry, Grand Affairs Catering offers services both at its home establishment and also provides services to a number of local businesses. Guests will enjoy a delicious gourmet meal and home-style hospitality.
2036 Pleasure House Road, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-460-9786
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10.Greenbrier Country Club
© Greenbrier Country Club
In the heart of Chesapeake, this club is an oasis of relaxation. Rolling emerald green fairways and sunlit trees put a smile on any face. Bride and groom may choose a fresh air wedding, or perhaps a ceremony indoors. There are two ballrooms to choose from, connected by French doors. Up to 275 guests may be accommodated by combining the two spaces. The décor is understated elegance, opulent carpeting, ivory walls, and champagne drapery create a classic feel. Vaulted ceilings and enormous picture windows flood the space with natural light. A beautiful balcony overlooks the pristine course. The club offers full event planning packages, including set up, décor, catering, and hospitality services.
1301 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA, Phone: 757-547-7375
11.H2O Waterfront Venues
The name says it all. Breathtaking open-ocean views in one direction, the pier in another, and a front row seat on the marina. Three spacious reception halls and three intimate spaces, each with a competing view, make it hard to choose. Depending on the locale, 30-300 guests may be accommodated. Design feels range from sleek to subtly aquatic with white wall decking, linen and crystal drum chandeliers, and square shaped pillars. The Seaglass Room boasts floor to ceiling ocean views with an oceanfront balcony; perfect for sipping spirits and watching polished boats bob on the water. Surprise features include overnight guest suites, a private elevator, and daycare rooms. Celebrated chefs and full-service staff guarantee an exquisite wedding experience.
H2O Exclusive Water Front Venues Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-708-3753
12.Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
© Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Towering above the length of Virginia Beach oceanfront, this hotel has no shortage of options. Over 5,000 square feet of entertainment space is available, with capacities ranging from 50-250 guests. The bride and groom may choose to exchange vows indoors or outdoors. The ballrooms are tastefully designed with neutral walls, glass mirrors, gold drum chandeliers, and classic white table linens. Amber lighting inspires romance and elegance. Décor, linens, centerpieces, a dance floor, full audio-visual capabilities, and projector screen are at disposal. A private chef designs the menu. Full bar services and butler passed hors d’oeuvres make a statement. Special perks include valet parking and the ability to reserve a specially priced block of rooms.
3315 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-305-9000
13.Honey Bee Golf Club
© Honey Bee Golf Club
Centrally located in the Tidewater area, this storybook gold course is simple and scenic. Pines, maple trees, and oaks run the course. The clubhouse event space has neutral tan walls, champagne colored carpeting, and gold lamp chandeliers. Exposed beams are mocha in color and reveal the A-frame structure of the building. Windows span the entire far most wall, from floor to roof line. A fireplace adds warmth to the space. A full-service bar and grill are onsite, adding convenience to catering. A wood panel dance floor, projector screen, and audio-visual system are available for entertainment. Couples may contact the golf course event specialist for guest limits and pricing.
2500 S. Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-471-2768
14.Hunt Club Farm
© Hunt Club Farm
A truly unique wedding venue, this working farm spans across 28 acres of grandeur. Lush greenery, fresh air, and earthiness present rustic charm at its best. Bride and groom have two beautiful entertainment spaces to choose from. The stable area has partial roofing, roof height open-air windows, lumber columns and beams, and gorgeous mahogany wood flooring. Strands of lights and billowing drapery add a bit of glamour. An enormous hoop house provides a surprisingly romantic, second option. Couples may want to keep the roof uncovered with twinkling lights wrapped around each successive archway, a perfect choice for warm summer nights. Flower arrangements and décor options are provided. Onsite buffet-style catering is available.
2388 London Bridge Road., Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-427-9520
15.Lesner Inn Catering Club
© Lesner Inn Catering Club
Nothing says summer romance like a waterfront wedding. Couples have two reception areas to choose from. Inside Lesner Hall & Sundeck the walls, exposed beams, and shutters all feature a classic white hue. Maplewood flooring and a gold leaf chandelier add warmth. Picture windows and glass doors show views of Lynnhaven River and Chesapeake Bay. The Waterside Deck & Lynnhaven Room accommodate between 110-150 guests. An enclosed roof, ceiling fans and heaters allow for temperature control, while large globe lighting adds a touch of magic. Chic, steel cable railing on the periphery of the deck allows unobstructed views of the river inlet. Casual elegance, exquisite cuisine, and white glove service are sure to impress.
3319 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-481-1122
16.NOAH'S Event Venue
Located in central Chesapeake, this venue offers simplicity and elegance. The main ballroom has floor to ceiling windows and glass doors that open to a beautiful brick patio. Polished wood floors, a classic white color palate, and metallic crown moldings structure the space. A second area has heather marble flooring, exposed wood beams that highlight unique architecture, and retractable door that open onto a white stone patio. Up to 250 guests may be accommodated. Bride-and-groom choose from thousands of design packages, to customize ceremony backdrops, drapery, lighting fixtures, décor, etcetera. Full audio visual access and a petite stage come with the space. A prep kitchen is available to outside caterers. Full set-up and breakdown services are included.
625 Independence Parkway, Chesapeake, VA, Phone: 757-773-9389
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17.Oceanaire Resort Hotel
© Oceanaire Resort Hotel
A “No fuss, No frills” style wedding destination, this beachfront hotel is a perfect choice for the laid back couple. Most notable is the 10th floor lounge and sundeck. The sundeck offers panoramic views of the Atlantic, with comfortable furniture and a large smokeless firepit. Adjacent to the patio area is the lounge, which has a bar, plush seating, and a cigar room feel. The event space is simple, designed with large windows, neutral tan hues and simple lighting fixtures. Up to 190 guests can be accommodated. Block room reservations can be made. Couples may contact the onsite events manager for package and pricing details.
3421 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 855-582-2473
© Royal Courtyard
Situated a half a mile from Virginia Beach Town Center, this wedding venue promises exceptional service and affordability. The motif has a Tuscan feel; a brick foyer, floor to ceiling columns, archways, and expansive murals set the tone. The space seats up to 299 people, and the venue has a smaller room for intimately sized guest lists. Full-service catering, professional bar staff, and a large dance floor ensure a night of entertainment. Bride-and-groom may exchange vows indoors or outdoors. Outdoor ceremonies take place under a delicately sized, white iron gazebo. Tenting is available for al fresco receptions. A bridal room and VIP room are available for an extra fee.
329 Birchwood Park Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-431-0045
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19.Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
© Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
A convenient option for a beachside soiree, this hotel offers options for weddings both big and small. Nine event spaces entertain between 50-650 guests, comfortably. Décor and lighting fixtures are simple and structured. The Grand Ballroom features wall-length, arched picture windows, with gorgeous views of the Atlantic. The color palate is comprised of royal blue and golden shades of yellow. Another ballroom has a classic white palate, with linen drum chandeliers and gold detail. Whatever the taste, couples are sure to find what they’re looking for. An onsite wedding planner handles everything from décor to seating charts. The hotel’s culinary staff caters the reception. For smaller receptions, guests may reserve a VIP area inside the restaurant and lounge.
3501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-425-9000
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20.The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
© The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
A brick façade and proper English gardens give attendees a tasteful “first look” at this colonial inspired inn. Green shrubbery, manicured trees, and rose bushed in bloom add sweetness refinement. Bride-and-groom may choose to marry in the gardens, overlooking the small pond. Inside are several space options for ceremony and reception. The ballroom boasts an incredibly large, 1,400 -person capacity. Light hues, opulent carpeting, crown molding, and tall white wood panel ceilings create a stately feel. The inn’s chef will work in collaboration with the couple, to design the perfect menu. Free parking is onsite. Guests of the wedding will love staying in the inn’s quaint and cozy rooms.
5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-424-5511
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21.The Water Table
© The Water Table
Located in Fisherman’s Wharf, this nautically inspired venue is the perfect blend of elegance and comfort. A crisp white interior with exposed beams and shiplap walls creates the backdrop. Floor to ceiling windows extend up into the A-frame roofline and wrap around three sides of the room, offering panoramic views of the marina. A warm fireplace is positioned at the rear. Navy and gold fixtures add to the classic feel of the space. Up to 200 guests can be accommodated. Couples may also host a cocktail hour on the lawn. Catering and bar services are included. Couples may choose to furnish their own alcohol. Set up, clean up, and valet parking make things easy.
530 Winston Salem Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-425-1388
22.The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
© The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
Innovative architecture and design are what make this venue the epitome of modern elegance. The ballroom is dressed in pale blue carpeting, sleek woodwork, and silver tones. A structured ceiling and library-style chandeliers inspire masculinity. Up to 450 guests may be accommodated in the space, although both smaller and larger entertainment areas are available. A private tasting with the chef and an exceptional bar menu ensures a decadent experience. The Westin’s own wedding specialist assists in planning both the ceremony and reception, down to detail. Extra perks include personal attendants on the day of the wedding, private bridal and groom suites, a complimentary stay at the hotel, and a congratulatory bottle of champagne.
4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-557-0550
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23.Town Point Club
© Town Point Club
Situated along the Elizabeth River, this Norfolk wedding destination presents waterfront views and a host of amenities, such as a cigar room. The private club’s décor blends the old with the new. In the main rooms the design feel is modern, classy yet relaxed. Green house windows arch over the bar and lounge, giving full view of the river. Outdoor decks feature cable railing. The ballrooms may be reserved singly or together, as some of them are adjoined by French doors. Colonial era inspired décor adds historical charm, while floor to ceiling windows draw in lots of natural light. The maximum capacity is 225 people. Onsite wedding planners and caterers dedicate themselves exceeding expectation.
101 West Main Street, World Trade Center Building Suite 300, Norfolk, VA, Phone: 757-625-6606
24.Virginia Beach Convention Center
© Virginia Beach Convention Center
To host a wedding at the convention center may not be the first idea that comes to mind, but the pros are undeniable. The massive, cutting edge architecture and design of the structure means there will be no shortage of photo opportunities. Couples will save a bundle on décor, as each modernized space is eye catching enough on its own. There are six ballrooms to choose from, the largest of which can accommodate 580-2,000 attendees. Smaller weddings can also find a perfect ballroom fit. The convention center employs the catering services of Distinctive Gourmet, headed by renowned “Chef Neal”, who was so concerned with fresh ingredients, that he planted a garden onsite. Wedding planning and package options are available.
1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-385-2000
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25.Virginia Beach Wedding Chapel
© Virginia Beach Wedding Chapel
Small and sweet, this family owned-and-operated wedding service is perfect for elopements and intimately sized ceremonies. Located in Hampton Roads, couples have the option of marrying beachside or in the chapel. For weddings near the sea, a bamboo beach arbor and a small number of wooden fold up chairs are available. Photography and floral arrangement services are included in some packages. The chapel is quaint and can accommodate up to 45 guests, maximum. There is a small courtyard available for photos and socializing. A non-denominational minister officiates all ceremonies. Private dressing rooms, music accompaniment, and the filing of marriage licenses are just a few of the conveniences available.
619 N Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, VA, Phone: 757-422-0334
25 Best Wedding Venues in Virginia Beach
- Beach Weddings Virginia, Photo: shevtsovy/stock.adobe.com
- Broad Bay Country Club, Photo: Broad Bay Country Club
- Celestial Celebrations and Ceremonies, Photo: sonyachny/stock.adobe.com
- Country Villa Weddings, Photo: Country Villa Weddings
- Cypress Point Country Club, Photo: Cypress Point Country Club
- Fair Winds Farm, Photo: Fair Winds Farm
- Festival on 8th, Photo: Festival on 8th
- Granby Theater - Weddings & Private Events, Photo: Granby Theater - Weddings & Private Events
- Grand Affairs, Photo: Grand Affairs
- Greenbrier Country Club, Photo: Greenbrier Country Club
- H2O Waterfront Venues, Photo: stakhov/stock.adobe.com
- Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Photo: Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
- Honey Bee Golf Club, Photo: Honey Bee Golf Club
- Hunt Club Farm, Photo: Hunt Club Farm
- Lesner Inn Catering Club, Photo: Lesner Inn Catering Club
- NOAH'S Event Venue, Photo: Stanislav/stock.adobe.com
- Oceanaire Resort Hotel, Photo: Oceanaire Resort Hotel
- Royal Courtyard, Photo: Royal Courtyard
- Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, Photo: Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
- The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Photo: The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
- The Water Table, Photo: The Water Table
- The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, Photo: The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
- Town Point Club, Photo: Town Point Club
- Virginia Beach Convention Center, Photo: Virginia Beach Convention Center
- Virginia Beach Wedding Chapel, Photo: Virginia Beach Wedding Chapel
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