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Norfolk Wedding Cruises

Say I Do on the Water

Imagine the Norfolk waterfront as the backdrop to your special day. With spectacular views and unique venues, we’re here to bring your wedding dreams to life. We invite you to explore our charters, wedding packages, menus, and optional ceremonies to ensure your special day is the perfect for you. Enjoy flexible options and elevated enhancements your guests will remember long after the last dance.

372 guests
Custom packages
Iconic skyline views
Enhancements
Contact a Wedding Planner

Create your own Wedding Package

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1. Choose Your Boat

Spend your special day aboard the Spirit of Norfolk or Virginia Elite Private Yacht.

Explore Our Ships

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2. Choose Your Reception Package

We have a variety of packages to fit your size and budget.

View Our Reception Packages

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3. Choose Your Wedding Menu

Select from a variety of brunch, lunch, dinner and drink packages.

View a Sample Menu

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4. Optional Ceremony Package

Our ceremony packages include:
- Dockside Ceremony (weather permitting)
- Decorative Topiary Trees
- Red or white aisle runner
- Sound technician/music for processional
- Onboard wedding coordinator
$1000* per guest

Our Norfolk Wedding Venues

Select a venue below

Breathtaking Waterfront Views

Space for you and 372 of your closest friends and family. Host your celebration or ceremony any time of year framed by Norfolk’s stunning waterfront and the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet.

372 guests
Live DJ
Multi-course buffet

Breathtaking Waterfront Views

Space for you and 372 of your closest friends and family. Host your celebration or ceremony any time of year framed by Norfolk’s stunning waterfront and the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet.

372 guests
Live DJ
Multi-course buffet
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Discover Spirit of Norfolk

Discover Spirit of Norfolk

Find directions and parking information, as well as more photos, deck plans and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Spirit of Norfolk Cruise Route

Otter Berth

Address

333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA

Private, Sophisticated Celebrations

An innovative and accommodating wedding venue, Virgina Elite will impress your guests at every turn with sleek and modern decor, custom menus, and standout service.

60 guests
Onboard sound system
Custom menu

Private, Sophisticated Celebrations

An innovative and accommodating wedding venue, Virgina Elite will impress your guests at every turn with sleek and modern decor, custom menus, and standout service.

60 guests
Onboard sound system
Custom menu
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Discover Virginia Elite

Discover Virginia Elite

Find directions and parking information, as well as more photos, deck plans and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Virginia Elite Charter Fees

Prices are based on a 3-hour charter cruise. Hourly minimums may vary due to seasonality.

Extra Hour
Each Additional Hour: $500*

Dinner Cruise
Sunday - Wednesday: $2,000*
Thursday - Saturday: $2,500*

Lunch Cruise

Monday - Friday: $2,000*
Saturday & Sunday: $2,500*

Spirit of Norfolk Cruise Route

Otter Berth

Address

333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA

Reception Packages

Whether you choose the Spirit of Norfolk or the Virginia Elite, have a variety of reception packages to ensure the perfect fit for your special day.

Call Us For More Information:
866-304-2469

Spirit of Norfolk Reception Packages

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Spirit Silver Reception Package

Monday - Saturday Lunch Cruise: 12:00pm - 2:00pm 
Sunday Brunch Cruise: 1:00pm - 3:00pm  

  • White or Ivory Linens
  • Stock Napkins
  • Table Centerpieces
  • Custom DJ Entertainment
  • Sweetheart Table
  • Freshly Prepared Buffet
  • Deluxe Champagne Toast
  • Onboard Wedding Coordinator
  • Cake Cutting Service & Cake Table
  • Early Priority Boarding

Prices starting from $90-100 per person*

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Spirit Gold Reception Package

Early Saturday Dinner Cruise: 4:00pm - 6:00pm 
Sunday Dinner Cruise: 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

 

  • White or Ivory Linens
  • Stock Napkins
  • Table Centerpieces
  • Custom DJ Entertainment
  • Sweetheart Table
  • Freshly Prepared Buffet
  • Deluxe Champagne Toast
  • Onboard Wedding Coordinator
  • Cake Cutting Service & Cake Table
  • Early Priority Boarding

Prices starting from $110 per person*

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Spirit Platinum Reception Package

Saturday Dinner Cruise: 8:00pm - 10:30pm 
Friday Dinner Cruise: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

  • White or Ivory Linens
  • Stock Napkins
  • Table Centerpieces
  • Custom DJ Entertainment
  • Sweetheart Table
  • Freshly Prepared Buffet
  • Deluxe Champagne Toast
  • Onboard Wedding Coordinator
  • Cake Cutting Service & Cake Table
  • Early Priority Boarding

Prices starting from $120-130 per person*

Virginia Elite Private Yacht Reception Packages

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Virginia Elite Sapphire Package

  • Champagne Toast
  • DJ & Custom Playlist
  • Wedding coordinator
  • Choice of White or Ivory Linens
  • Stock Napkins
  • Round Head table
  • Table Centerpiece
  • Cake Cutting Service

Price: $33.44 per person*

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Virginia Elite Diamond Package

  • Champagne Toast
  • DJ & custom playlist
  • Wedding coordinator
  • Choice of Ivory or white linens
  • Round Head table
  • Table centerpiece
  • Cake cutting service
  • Specialty Linens (Table Runners, Color Coordinated Napkins)
  • Choice of 2 butlered hors d'oeuvres

Price: $66.30 per person*

Available Enhancements

Photo Packages

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Photo favors, photo booth with props, roaming photographer

Entertainment Enhancements

Odyssey Boston - Live DJ

Live band, rooftop DJ

Custom Décor

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Custom florals, ice sculptures, and more

Bar Packages

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Juice & soda, beer & wine, premium and platinum packages, signature cocktails, outdoor bar

Menu Enhancements

Odyssey Dining 30

Passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty menus.

And Much More

Spirit of Chicago Wedding Venue 2

Party favors, flexible boarding and cruising times, transportation and more—just ask!

Wedding Related Events

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All Kinds of Events

We also host rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal luncheons, and bachelor & bachelorette parties.

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Enhancements

Casino games, captain's hats, party favors, signature drinks and more.

How it Works

Many guests hosting a wedding-related event (like a bachelor or bachelorette party) join us on one of our regularly scheduled dinner, lunch, or brunch cruises. If your party is cruising with fewer than 20 guests, you can always book directly online! If you're more than 20, please contact an event planner.

Contact a Wedding Planner

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Meet Our Fleet

Find the perfect fit for your Norfolk wedding experience with the nation's largest dining and sightseeing cruise company.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase tickets online? +

For parties of 19 guests or less, tickets are available for online purchase. We ask that groups of 20 or more contact us so one of our event coordinators can assist with your event.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

What do I need to bring in order to pick up my tickets? +

We ask that guests have photo identification and their cruise order number handy to pick up the tickets. Our ticket booths open one hour prior to cruise boarding time and are conveniently located near our ship's docking location.

What happens in inclement weather? +

Our cruises take place rain or shine. However, in the rare event that the Coast Guard prohibits cruises due to inclement weather, our staff will contact you directly to make other arrangements.

What is your cancellation policy? +

- Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however, we do allow guests of parties 19 or fewer to reschedule their cruise at no extra charge, provided at least seven days advance notice is given.
-A rebooking fee will be incurred by guests who are unable to provide the minimum of seven days notice. For Lunch and Moonlight Cruises, rebooking fees are $15 per person. For Dinner Cruises, rebooking fees are $25 per person. The cruise will hold the balance of your payment on your account to be applied towards a future cruise booked within the next year.
- All Holiday & Special Event Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Should your group be larger than 20 guests, we ask you to refer to your Terms of Contract for specific cancellation policy details.

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Review

We had our late-May wedding on the Freedom Elite, and it was the best decision we made! We wanted a wedding that was intimate and unique, and having our ceremony and reception on the water was perfect!

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