Corporate & Social Events


Perennial GardenNorfolk Botanical Garden offers a variety of rental spaces in a beautifully serene setting. An oasis in the heart of the city, the Garden is a encompasses 175 breathtaking acres and more than 17,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space suitable for a variety of corporate and social events. The Garden is the perfect venue for proms and galas, reunions or retreats, corporate luncheons, re-enlistment ceremonies, memorial services, bar mitzvahs, quinceañera celebrations and holiday parties.

For more information, or to schedule a venue tour, please contact Lena March, Corporate, Social and Group Sales Assistant, or (757)441-5830 ext. 311.

Holly Room

Adjacent to Baker Hall, the Holly Room is perfect for small meetings, luncheons, and event overflow. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Sensory Garden, your guests will want to take a break from business as usual and explore the herbs and perennials that will beg to be smelled and touched. Rental includes: pull down screen and podium, 5” round or 6” rectangular tables, 40 chairs, parking & admission for all guests.Holly Collage

Capacity: 40 seated, 50 standing, 60 lecture
Rental Time: 9AM-4PM or 5PM-12AM

Garden Café & Terrace

Operated by our exclusive caterer, Marigold & Honey, the Garden Café is the ideal setting for intimate dinner parties and receptions. Nestled between our Japanese Garden and Tropical Display House, with charming mid-century modern details and an elegant outdoor terrace, the Café offers private event guests a serene garden experience. Rental includes: assorted round and square café tables, indoor & outdoor seating, chairs, parking and admission for all guests.Cafe PicMonkey Collage

$1000 Monday-Thursday Ÿ⋅ $1500 Friday-Sunday
Capacity: 80 guests
Rental Time: 4PM-12AM

Baker Hall & Terrace

With its vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and covered terrace overlooking the Perennial Garden and bubbling fountain, Baker Hall lends an air of elegance to any event. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and aperitifs on the terrace, followed by a lavish gala inside this stunning venue. Rental includes: dedicated catering kitchen, podium, microphone, portable bar, coat rack, 5” round or 6” rectangular tables, 125 chairs, parking & admission for all guests.BHPicMonkey Collage

 $1500 Monday-Thursday Ÿ⋅ $2000 Friday-Sunday
Capacity: 125 seated, 200 standing
Rental Time: 5PM-12AM

Rose Garden Hall & Gazebos

Rose Garden Hall offers floor to ceiling windows and spectacular sweeping views of our award winning Bicentennial Rose Garden. Ideal for large events and galas, this traditional banquet hall will accommodate up to 200 guests.  Enjoy canapés and cocktails in the Gazebos or grand foyer and a night of dinner and dancing in the ballroom. Rental includes: dedicated catering kitchen, portable bar, 2 pull down screens, podium, microphone, coat rack, 5” round or 6” rectangular tables, chairs, parking & admission for all guests.
$2000 Monday –Thursday Ÿ⋅ $3000 Friday-Sunday
Capacity: 200 seated, 300 standing
Ÿ Rental Time: 9AM-4PM or 5PM-12AM

Mayor’s Row or NATO Vista

With wide open spaces and large grass lawns with convenient access to the Visitor’s Center and parking area, Mayor’s Row and NATO Vista are ideal locations for company picnics, family reunions or large scale tented events. Rental includes parking and admission for up to 100 guests.
MR and NV PicMonkey Collage

$6500 Daily
Capacity: 1000 guests
Rental Time: 9AM-12AM

All Other Garden Sites

Norfolk Botanical Garden is home to more than 52 distinct themed gardens with a variety of landscapes including formal manicured spaces, numerous fountains, sculptures, trellises and arbors, wild and whimsical meadows, naturalized areas, and scenic water views. Any of our outdoor spaces would make and idyllic setting for any event large or small. Rental includes parking and admission for all guests.

Up to 30 Guests $500 Ÿ⋅ Up to 100 Guests $1000 Ÿ⋅ Up to 200 Guests $2500 Ÿ⋅ Over 200 Guests $5000

Holiday Extravaganza

Holiday Host a lavish holiday party in both of our spacious indoor venues simultaneously. Rose Garden Hall, our traditional ballroom with floor to ceiling windows and sweeping views of our light display and award winning Bicentennial Rose Garden, can be transformed into a winter wonderland by our amazing assortment of preferred event vendors. Baker Hall, with its vaulted ceiling and magnificent exposed beams, comes completely decorated for a traditional holiday celebration. The Holiday Extravaganza Package Includes: Rose Garden Hall , Lobby and Gazebos, Baker Hall, Lobby and Terrace, tram tours through the Dominion Garden of Lights display, 2 projector screens, coat racks, a podium with microphone in Rose Garden Hall, tables, chairs, parking and admission for guests.

Capacity: 350 guests
Ÿ Rental Time: 2PM-12M

Other Holiday Venue Rental Options
Rose Garden Hall (200 guests) or Baker Hall (125 guests) $5000
Garden Café (80 Guests) $2500
Dominion Garden of Lights Tram Tours (80 Guests) $200

Rental Guidelines

Norfolk Botanical Garden works with an exclusive list of caterers and event rental companies.
Clients and/or caterers are responsible for event set up, break down, and cleaning.
Venue access for clients, guests, and event vendors begins at specified rental time.
Contract and deposit required for booking.
 All prices subject to change. Taxes, catering and outside vendor fees not included.
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