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The Mariners’ Museum & Park has been a Newport News landmark for 90 years. Our unique campus hosts a variety of spaces both in our award-winning Museum and our 550-acre Park.

Each of our venues offers flexible options and stunning surroundings, and our Sales Team is always eager to assist wherever needed.

We hope for the opportunity to transform your milestone into a historic occasion!

Our Sales Team, from left: Kelsey McLain, Jennifer Kohms, Shari Lovett Solomon, Kyra Duffley

Our Sales Team, from left: Kelsey McLain, Jennifer Kohms, Shari Lovett Solomon, Kyra Duffley


Rental Packages

The Port Package

RATES

Monday-Thursday $2,000
Friday-Sunday $3,500

LOCATION

The Front Lawn, Grand Entry Hall & Patio, and Main Lobby

AVAILABILITY

6 PM – 11 PM
Because these spaces are part of the Museum’s galleries and guests have access until the Museum closes at 5 PM, decorating and set-up for events cannot begin before 4 PM.

DETAILS

The Front Lawn includes 200 white folding chairs and 1 cocktail table. The Grand Entry Hall & Patio and Main Lobby spaces have a total of 275 blue folding chairs, (21) 5ft rounds, (10) 6ft banquets, (16) 8ft banquets, (1) 4ft round, 8 tall cocktail rounds, 1 stage, 1 podium, 1 rolling bar, and 8 cafe tables available for use.

Main Lobby

Main Lobby

The Starboard Package

RATES

Monday-Thursday $1,700
Friday-Sunday $3,200

LOCATION

The South Courtyard and Huntington & Anna Room

AVAILABILITY

Any 5-hour window between 9 AM – 11 PM
Because these spaces are private and not part of the Museum’s galleries, timing for decorating and set-up for events can be more flexible and is based on the specifics for the event.

DETAILS

Combined, the spaces have a total of 200 white folding chairs (outdoor use only), 300 banquet chairs (for indoor use only), (1) 12×12 light oak dance floor (indoor use only) (21) 5ft rounds, (10) 6ft banquets, (16) 8ft banquets, (1) 4ft round, 8 tall cocktail rounds, 1 stage, 1 podium, 1 rolling bar, and 8 cafe tables available for use.

South Courtyard

South Courtyard

The Anchor Package

Available November through March

RATES

Monday-Thursday $1,500
Friday-Sunday $2,000

LOCATION

The Huntington & Anna Room

AVAILABILITY

Any 4-hour window between 9 AM – 11 PM
with an additional 2 hours for set-up and 1 hour for breakdown.

DETAILS

300 banquet chairs, (1) 12×12 light oak dance floor, (20) 5ft rounds, (10) 6ft banquets, (16) 8ft banquets, (1) 4ft round, 8 tall cocktail rounds, 1 stage, 1 podium, 1 rolling bar, and 8 cafe tables available for use.

Business Entrance

Business Entrance

Event Enhancements

  • Wayfinder ($250)
    Upgrade the event by keeping The Main Galleries of the Museum open.

  • Ship Captain ($250)
    Upgrade the event by keeping The Monitor Center of the Museum open.

  • Additional Hour ($300)
    This can be added to the Starboard Package, provided that the event end time with added time does not go past 11 PM.


Race Packages

RATE

$400.00

LOCATION

Warwick Lot, Boundary Road, Williams Field, and Lions Bridge*

AVAILABILITY

Saturdays and Sundays year-round.
6 a.m. – 12 p.m.

DETAILS

The Stern Race Package is the preferred choice for starter or smaller races, of less than 1,000 participants. Additional parking can be arranged through Warwick High School, with Newport News Police Department providing a crossing guard for Warwick Blvd. (not included in rental).

RATE

Starting at $1,000.00

LOCATION

Overflow Field, front parking lots for additional set-up, Museum Drive, and Lions Bridge*

AVAILABILITY

Only on select Sundays, September-May.
6 a.m. – 11 a.m.

DETAILS

The Bow Race Package is ideal for larger, established races of 1,000 or more participants that are looking for a change of venue or to expand. It requires the use of race coordination company Flat Out Events and off-site shuttles/parking (not included in rental).

*Use of Lions Bridge as part of a race route requires authorization by the City of Newport News

The Mariners’ Museum Park Race Packages


Renting at the Museum

  • For corporate, military, and bereavement packages, call (757) 591-5124.
  • If renting within 30 days of the event, the aforementioned and 100% of the rental fee is required to reserve your date.
  • All food and beverages must be provided by a caterer from our list of approved caterers, with the exception of cake or cupcakes.
  • The Museum cannot hold rental items until 9:00 AM on the day of your event.
  • Absolutely no open flame/sparklers, glitter/confetti, birdseed, rice or smoke/fog are permitted; all decorations must be free-standing.
  • Rentals include the use of Museum furniture including folding chairs, banquet, dining and hi-top tables, portable wet bar, podium, coat racks and other available items that will be in place before your setup begins, consistent with an agreeable layout.
  • Rentals can include the use of Museum audio/visual equipment, depending on the type of event.
  • Free Museum self-parking is available to all event participants.
  • Approved signage may be placed on Museum grounds to direct guests.
  • Prices and discounts subject to change.

Approved Caterers

 

The following are the only caterers that are approved to provide food and beverages for museum events as they are well versed on our policies and procedures and have always provided exceptional service for our rental clients. Ceremonial cakes/cupcakes may be provided by a vendor not on this list. Park events may provide their own food.

Approved Caterers 2020 (PDF)

Catering at The Mariners' Museum