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Located on the shore of the Lafayette River in Norfolk, the Hermitage Museum & Gardens is the ideal location for your outdoor wedding and reception. The elegance of the gardens and beauty of the waterfront views create a backdrop unmatched for your special day.

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Areas for Event Usage

General Policies

  • The Hermitage consists of an historic home, extensive gardens and grounds, and an important art and materials collection.  Respect for the home, grounds, and collection are key to ensuring a successful event.
  • Events are permitted outdoors only.
  • Contact information must be provided for all vendors (e.g. caterers, equipment rental companies, photographers, musicians).  All caterers must be licensed and fully insured.
  • ABC license is required as well as event insurance. A copy of the certificate of insurance must be on file 30 days before event date. 
  • Food and beverage service, music, and similar vendor activities must cease at 10:15pm.  All guests must vacate the premises by 11:00pm.

Ceremony and Reception Policies and Fees | Ceremony Only Policies and Fees
Bridal Portraits
Preferred Vendors

For questions regarding weddings fill out our inquiry form online or call Lil Acosta, Weddings, Events & Tours Manager, at 757-423-2052 x211.

Wedding Spotlight Video

Video produced by Joe Fuller - July 14, 2014

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Jessica & Michael - June 2014

Whitney and John Porter - September 3rd, 2011
Video produced by The Girl Tyler Design & Photography

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