1 / 32

Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Norfolk, Virginia · View map · Visit website

Request pricing
Hired this vendor? Booked

About Hermitage Museum & Gardens

The Hermitage Museum & Gardens is an outdoor wedding venue in Norfolk, Virginia. The stunning grounds of this location include gardens and a historic home that displays an impressive arts and materials collection. Wedding ceremonies or receptions can be hosted at one of the outdoor locations lush with mature trees, foliage and blooming flowers. The breathtaking view is enhanced due to this venue’s location along the shore of the Lafayette River. An idyllic and enchanting background surrounds you at Hermitage Museum & Gardens.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue offers four outdoor locations for your ceremony or reception, accommodating up to 250 people. Gather your friends and family near the Lafayette River as you share the special moment amid a serene backdrop of the water. The Grotto space offers a unique setting, perfected by a fountain and cherubic statue. Intimate gatherings are ideal for the rose garden and various wedding sizes can be hosted near the historical architecture of the 20th-century home. Scattered throughout this venue are moments of shade and natural light created by beautiful trees and a diverse landscape of gardens. Outdoor celebrations can include tents for both day and evening wedding ceremonies or receptions. Although not a location for a wedding ceremony or reception, this venue also includes a wetlands restoration project that is home to diverse native marsh grasses and plants, fish and wildlife. The Hermitage Museum & Gardens is a Sustained Distinguished Performance River Star, according to the Elizabeth River Project’s River Stars Program.

Services Offered

The Hermitage Museum & Gardens offers access to a bridal suite, parking and wireless Internet. This venue provides a list of preferred vendors for rentals, caterers, lighting, cake and desserts, event coordinators, photo booths, DJs and musicians, hotels and accommodations, photographers, video, event insurance, florists, beauty and attire and transportation.

History

William and Florence Sloane built the house in 1908, originally as a summer home until using it as their primary residence. The house is an arts and crafts-style home enlarged to 42 rooms by 1936. The owners appreciated art and are described as educated collectors who helped to establish the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, known now as the Chrysler Museum. Florence and William Sloane’s contribution also extends to beginning the Hermitage Foundation with the purpose of promoting arts and crafts.

Read more...
4.9 out of 5.0

20 Reviews for Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Write a review

Photos from reviews

20 Hermitage Museum & Gardens Reviews

M
Featured
Mallorie

Married on 05/04/2018

4.8
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.0

I absolutely love the Hermitage and all that it offered as the location for my ceremony and reception. The setting is such a dream and the staff was extremely helpful. Lil is your coordinator from ... Read more start to finish and has lots of suggestions to help get you started. As it is a museum, you have to follow the rules indoors, but it is worth it in order to have such an amazing place for your wedding. My guests were wowed by all the natural beauty and had an amazing time. It also truly is handicapped accessible, which was extremely important to me as my brother is in a wheelchair.

M
Mary Ashton

Married on 11/10/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Simply beautiful

This venue was amazing! Lil is very easy to work with and super helpful. The venue is beautiful for a November wedding great view of the river! It was simply magical, best day ever! Read more This venue was amazing! Lil is very easy to work with and super helpful. The venue is beautiful for a November wedding great view of the river! It was simply magical, best day ever!

A
Amie Santos

Married on 10/07/2018

5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Wonderful experience

Our wedding was everything we ever wanted thanks to the Hermitage and their staff. They bent over backwards to help us reschedule due to an impending hurricane and ensured that our big day was a ... Read more success. If only we could host an event with them every year!

See more reviews

Awards

Hermitage Museum & Gardens FAQ

Hermitage Museum & Gardens Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 endorsements

View more

21 Preferred Pros

Request pricing

Map

Go to top