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Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

425 Water St · Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 USA

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel Weddings

  • Contact Our Wedding Expert
  • Phone: +1-757-673-3050

Event Spaces & Facilities

The jewel-toned colors in our ballrooms offer a sophisticated ambiance, and our flexible social space allows for either a large wedding or smaller intimate gathering. With over 24,000 square feet of banquet space and a scenic terrace, we have several options to accommodate your needs.

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Holley Ballroom

The Holley Ballroom, located on the first floor, features 5,082 square feet of space and accommodates up to 350 guests for a banquet. This room may be divided into smaller dimensions to accommodate more intimate events ranging from 40 to 180 guests.

Admiral Ballroom

The Admiral Ballroom, overlooking our outdoor terrace, offers a dramatic window-filled round space boasting a 240-degree view of the river.

Portsmouth Ballroom

The Portsmouth Ballroom is our largest room, boasting nearly 12,000 square feet of flexible space, with the capacity to hold up to 850 guests. This room may be divided into smaller dimensions to accommodate more intimate events ranging from 50 to 150 guests.

Portsmouth Foyer

The Portsmouth Foyer, located just outside the Portsmouth Ballroom, is ideal for a cocktail reception or extra space for your wedding reception. This area can be designed to hold a carving station and cocktail tables, and offers access to the outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Elizabeth River.

Compass Point & Patio

Looking for a more casual area for a warm spring or summer date? Our Compass Point is another option if you prefer an outdoor wedding or reception.

Jefferson, Lee, Admiral & Commodore

These four rooms are ideal for bridal lunches or post-wedding brunches. If needed, these rooms can be used to offer a respite for the bride and groom and other members of the wedding party before and after the ceremony and reception.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I secure a wedding date at the Renaissance Portsmouth- Norfolk Waterfront Hotel?

Call 1-757-673-3050 or email our wedding expert at to secure your wedding date.


Can I have my ceremony on-site at the Renaissance Portsmouth?

Yes, you may have your ceremony on-site. We have a variety of spaces available to accommodate any style and type of ceremony.


What are the room setup fees? 

Room setup fees vary based on the event. Contact us to help determine pricing.


Is the rental fee at the Renaissance Hotel discounted if we don't book a Saturday night?

The Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel offers discounts for Sunday weddings.


How long can I have the wedding space?      

All reservations of our meeting space are for the entire day of your wedding.

Event Spaces & Floor Plans

View Our Floor Plans & Capacity Chart

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