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Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

425 Water St · Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 USA

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel Weddings

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Weddings at Our Hotel

With the creativity of our Certified Wedding Planners, exquisite catering options, and unparalleled service, we vow to make your wedding day an unforgettable experience.

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Exceptional Service

Our experienced staff will deliver a flawless execution, ensuring you and your guests remember this joyous occasion for years to come. Let us be at your service so you can focus on the important details.


We promise to work efficiently to ensure every aspect of your dream wedding is a reality. From the moment you contact us - wherever you may be in your planning process - our Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are available to answer questions, review menus, provide tours, and any other additional tasks to make you feel at ease. For your convenience, we can create a complimentary web page where your guests can find information about your event and reserve their hotel rooms.  


Should you choose to celebrate your wedding at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, you will receive a complimentary Honeymoon Guest Room with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. We can also negotiate a block of rooms for your guests at a reduced rate, based on availability. For your convenience we will send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive. 


Our accommodations include 244 stylish hotel rooms and five luxurious suites.

Portsmouth-Norfolk, Virginia

Our hotel is situated in the heart of Portsmouth's Historic District and located directly on the Elizabeth River. As Portsmouth's only waterfront hotel, the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel boasts stunning views of the Elizabeth River from each of our guest rooms. We are also conveniently located 10 miles from Norfolk International Airport, allowing easy access for any of your guests that might be traveling.

Hotel Facilities

Savor the atmosphere in the Foggy Point Bar & Grill, presenting a selection of fresh seafood, contemporary cuisine and daily specials. Our hotel restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Take in the view of the Elizabeth River while celebrating with a glass of champagne or a cocktail our full service bar, which is open daily from 3:00 to 11:00pm.


To help you stay fit and to relax the Renaissance Portsmouth/Norfolk Waterfront Hotel has a 24-hour fitness center with cardiovascular machines and weights. We also have an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.


Or, step out and explore the local area; our Navigator is knowledgeable about favorite local restaurants, museums and the area's top attractions, ensuring your stay is a true Renaissance experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far ahead should I be looking for a venue for my wedding reception?       

At the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel we recommend planning your wedding a year in advance to ensure you have everything you desire for your special day.


What is your payment and cancellation policy?       

A deposit is due at the time the contract is signed and the payment in full is required 30 days prior to wedding date.


Are there special guest room rates for friends and family who are staying at the hotel for my wedding?

Yes, the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel offers group rates when you reserve a room block of 10 rooms or more.


Are early check‐in times available for those in the Bridal Party?     

The Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel will try to accommodate early check-in times, however the occupancy level of the hotel will determine if early check-in is available.  Please call the hotel 24 hours prior to check-in and we will let you know.


How do my guests get from the airport to the Renaissance Portsmouth- Norfolk Waterfront Hotel?      

The Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is located approximately eight miles away.  The estimated cost of taxi fare is $30.


Can the hotel deliver gift bags/welcome letters to my guests' rooms on my behalf?

The front desk associates at the Renaissance Portsmouth- Norfolk Waterfront Hotel are available to deliver items to your guest's room for a fee of $3.00 per room.


Will the hotel steam my wedding dress? 

No, however we are happy to make arrangements with an outside vendor.


Are babysitting services available?       

Yes, babysitting can be arranged through an outside vendor.

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