Norfolk 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 information on our wedding packages please visit our Weddings page!

For more information, or to schedule a venue tour, please contact our Events Team, Events@nbgs.org or (757)441-5830 ext. 320.

Our Venues

Holly Room

Adjacent to Baker Hall, the Holly Room is perfect for small meetings and luncheons. 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.

Capacity: 24 seated, 40 standing or lecture
Rental Time: 9AM-4PM

Garden Auditorium

The newly renovated, state of the art Garden Auditorium is perfect for meetings and conferences by day or as an elegant event space at night. Rental includes: flat screen monitor and pull down screen, podium, 5’ round or 6’ rectangular tables, 100 chairs, parking & admission for all guests.

Capacity: 80 seated
Rental Time: 9AM-4PM or 2PM-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, portable bar, coat rack, 5′ round or 6′ rectangular tables, chairs, parking and admission for all guests.

Capacity: 125 seated, 200 standing
Rental Time: 2PM-12AM

Rose Garden Hall & Gazebos

Rose Garden Hall offers floor to ceiling windows and spectacular sweeping views of our award winning Margaret Moore Hall 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.

Capacity: 200 seated/tables, 300 standing/chairs
Rental Time: 9AM-4PM or 2PM-12AM

NATO Vista

With wide open spaces and large grass lawns with convenient access to the Visitor’s Center and parking area, NATO Vista is the ideal location for company picnics, family reunions or large scale tented events. Rental includes parking and admission for up to 100 guests.

Capacity: 1,000 guests
Rental Time: 9AM-12AM

Other Outdoor Spaces

Other outdoor garden sites are also available for private rentals including military reenlistment ceremonies, baby and bridal showers, memorials, corporate and family events. Tents, tables and chairs for outdoor events must be rented through one of our Exclusive Event Rental Partners.

The Tropical Display House is closed today Tuesday December 6th,2022.
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