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Host your Event at The Mariners’

In 1937, Archer Huntington met a community need in founding The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, Virginia – a city that was built to support the local shipbuilding industry. Steeped in a culture teeming with maritime connections, The Mariners’ Museum and Park strives to connect visitors to the water, because through the water, we are all connected to each other.

Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate function, military ceremony or a celebration in the Park, we are here to provide smooth sailing for your event!

Choose from the following type of event:


We are considered a hidden gem in central Newport News with a collection of venues that are perfect for a wedding of any kind.

Corporate Events

Our private banquet space and outdoor courtyard are great settings for any daytime workshops or lectures, and evening events. 

Military Ceremony

Military Package

We are proud to host retirements, pinning, commissioning, and other honorary ceremonies for the men and women that continue to serve and protect our city, state, and country.

Vase of flowers on a table.

Bereavement Package

We are sorry for your loss. If you’re looking for a venue to celebrate the life of your loved one, we are honored to help provide a memorable gathering for friends and family.

Park Events

Our outdoor spaces are the perfect setting for birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, and any other large gatherings looking for a truly unique experience.

Park Races

We would love to host your next 5K, 10K, or walk! With rolling woodlands and Mariners’ Lake views as your backdrop, our 550-acre Park offers invigorating routes for your racers.

Meet Our Team

Our amazing team consists of two coordinators dedicated to providing a unique and memorable event experience for you and your guests. Sophie is our Wedding and Private Events Coordinator, and Meg is our Corporate and Military Events Coordinator. While their focus on events are slightly different, they work collaboratively to support their clients.

What we offer

As a venue space, we provide a variety of locations for your event including our secluded courtyard space, our regal Main Lobby, and our Park spaces located on the scenic James River. We offer a variety of tables and chairs to accommodate your needs. Many of our spaces are A/V equipped with speakers, microphones, projectors and more, making it a perfect space for lectures and corporate meetings.  

Meg and Sophie are excited to help you plan your event!

Contact Us

Special Events Team
[email protected]
(757) 591-5124

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