Weddings & Receptions

Rose Garden photo courtesy Eleise Theuer photo courtesy Echard Wheeler
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Our Staff

Our coordinators are happy to help you schedule your event at the Garden and ensure that you, your vendors, and guests receive the necessary guidance and attention to ensure a smooth event at the garden. Please call us at 757-441-5830 or e-mail us at for further assistance.

Marcia Riley
Director of Visitor Services & Special Events
Phone: 757-441-5830 ext. 311
Heather Fitzpatrick
Group Tour & Corporate Rental Coordinator
Phone: 757-441-5830 ext. 318
Amanda Hupp
Event & wedding Sales Coordinator
Phone: 757-441-5830  ext. 339



Prices for all indoor and outdoor sites, as well as all additional rentals, can be found on this page. In addition to listed prices, refundable damage deposit(s) are required. Prices do not include catering which is contracted separately through one of our exclusive vendors. Learn more…


Rose Garden Hall photo courtesy Sam HughesNorfolk Botanical Garden works with an exclusive list of the area’s best caterers. To ensure optimum service, we ask that you choose a caterer from this list. Please see the list to contact those caterers for menu options that suit your palate and budget. Learn more….


A 50% deposit is due upon signing a contract and the remainder is due by 90 days prior to the event. An event is considered officially reserved with a signed contract, initialed rental guidelines, and deposit. Learn more…

The Garden

Outdoor events are at the mercy of the elements and whatever nature may bring. Please consider this when planning any outdoor event and be sure to include a provision for inclement weather. Please be sure that you have read thoroughly and agree to comply with the guidelines governing weddings and receptions at Norfolk Botanical Garden.


Norfolk Botanical Garden is adjacent to the Norfolk International Airport, convenient to many hotels and to I-64.


Rose Garden Bridge photo courtesy Sam HughesThe gardens are available for rent photo sessions including bridal, family, senior portraits, engagement sessions, and group photos. Please contact a member to our staff to schedule these sessions; fees may apply. Learn more…



We are proud to announce that Norfolk Botanical Garden has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 Pick.