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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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About Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel is a full-service hotel wedding venue in Norfolk, Virgina. It is the only downtown hotel that is directly on the Elizabeth River and is in close proximity to the business district. Nearby attractions include the Waterside District, Town Point Park events, and restaurants and nightlife on Granby Street. Additionally, the Norfolk International Airport is just seven miles away.

Facilities and Capacity
The Riverwalk Room & Verandah holds up to 150 guests and is a multi-level space with floor-to-ceiling 20-foot windows that overlook the harbor. The double glass doors open up to the verandah, which is enclosed by a garden hedge and a canopy roof. The Monticello Ballroom & Foyer also holds up to 150 people and is a charming, petite ballroom with a private foyer. The Merrimac Room accommodates up to 125 people, has tiered levels, and features two large windows that allow tons of natural light into the space. The International Ballroom & Promenade holds up to 800 guests and has 19-foot ceilings with a stunning staircase. It features an open-air promenade that is a great spot for pre-ceremony or pre-reception cocktails.

Services Offered
The wedding specialist at Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel will help you create an amazing unforgettable wedding day. The team knows that tradition is important and will work closely with you to ensure all your needs are met. They have previous experience planning both Jewish and Indian weddings. The venue can accommodate your engagement party or bridal shower and has a rehearsal dinner venue available as well. When you book your wedding, you gain access to the following services and rental items:

  • Parking
  • Valet
  • Set up and clean up
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Baby grand piano
  • Dance floor

The hotel provides full-service catering options as well as bar services for you to pick from. You’ll be able to choose from buffets, hors d’oeuvres, stations, plated entrees, and more. They provide a cake cutting service, offer tastings, and can accommodate cocktail receptions. Bar services available include the choice between a cash or open bar. A complimentary champagne toast will be available for you and all of your guests on behalf of the hotel. They also provide bartenders who can pour a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. The Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel offers the following food and beverage items:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

The newlyweds will receive a courtesy harbor view room on the night of the wedding for your convenience. Guests are offered special room rates with a late check-out time on Sunday. Rooms include flat screen LCD TVs, lighted makeup mirrors, mini-fridges, and more. Additionally, there are wheelchair accessible rooms for convenience.

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12 Reviews for Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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12 Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel Reviews


Married on 07/26/2014

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

Everything was so beautiful I enjoyed working with all the staff especially Kelly bridgeman she was excellent. What a pleasure to work with and my wedding was everything I dreamed thanks to everyone ... Read more from me and my new husband( Roeshonda and James Pilla)


Married on 07/20/2013

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

If you want a special venue that is easy for out of town guests, see Kelly Bridgeman at the Sheraton in downtown Norfolk! I booked the Riverwalk Ballroom with a breathtaking view of the Harbor. I was ... Read more treated to delicious food, set up and table linens, up lighting and special wedding room rates. Not only did they help my other vendors with set-up and deliveries, but the hotel took care of my family from making reservations to meeting their needs all weekend. It was a beautiful day, thanks to these wonderful people and their outgoing thoughtfulness.


2+ years ago

  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Kelly Bridgeman at the Sheraton Waterside Norfolk Hotel was SO extremely helpful in the planning of our wedding. She was very flexible in letting us choose the location of the ceremony, removing dairy ... Read more dairy from our buffet meals, providing gluten free meals, allowing us to get kosher catering for some guests, and much more. We had originally planned to pay for our guests' parking, but there was a miscommunication on all parts and our guests wound up paying for their own parking anyway because they did not see the parking tickets laid out. Other than that, everything was great. The food was fantastic, everyone commented on how much they loved it. The venue was beautiful, even though we had to move the ceremony indoors because of weather. There was a really loud dance competition going on upstairs while we were there ,but we could not hear it in the ceremony hall OR the reception, so we were impressed by that. The dance floor started to fall apart and had to be cleared a few times so they could tape it back together, which was a little bit of an annoyance, but did not take away from the great time everyone had at the Sheraton. Apparently some family members loved the hotel beds so much they researched how to purchase one!

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