Indoor Venues

In addition to scenic landscapes, the Garden offers more than 1,700 square feet of indoor banquet and meeting space suitable for a variety of events including receptions, parties, reunions, proms, corporate meetings, workshops, and retreats.

Contact us: 757-441-5830 ext. 320 or email special_events@nbgs.org.

Rose Garden Hall

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Baker Hall and Visitor Center

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Our visitor center, Baker Hall, transforms into a spectacular, non-traditional reception location after-hours. The hall offers beautiful, cathedral-height, vaulted ceilings with skylights and an attached terrace, overlooking the Perennial Garden and canal. The terrace is perfect and spacious for a ceremony and/or cocktail hour! The hall is available for private events from 6 pm – 12 am. One thousand square foot, Holly Room, included with the rental of the hall, can be used as a staging area for catering staff or changing room for the bridal party.

While Baker Hall is seen regularly as our Visitors Center during normal business hours, the hall is transformed into a spectacular, non-traditional wedding reception location that is sure to please any crowd. The Holly Room is included in your rental of Baker Hall.
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Garden Cafe

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The most intimate of our reception spaces, the Garden Cafe can comfortably accommodate 60 people for a seated dinner. The outdoor terrace overlooking the stunning Japanese Garden can be used for a ceremony and/or cocktail hour. Run by our preferred caterer, Creative Catering of Virginia, the Café is the perfect space for an intimate yet beautiful reception.
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The Rotunda

David ChampagneOne of the original structures on the Garden’s 155-acre campus is a charming example of mid-century modern architecture, the Rotunda (or Administration Building) can only be reserved as a backup rain location for outdoor ceremonies. The Rotunda overlooks the Fragrance and Circle Garden and Perennial Fountain beyond.
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