The best kept secret in Hampton roads

To view, please call 757 625-9318 for an appointment or email events@themartinmansion.com

​or visit during an open house: Monday June 25 5:00-630pm, Saturday June 30 or July 7 (call for

appointment), Saturday July 14th 10:00-11 a.m., Thursday July 19 5:00-630 pm  

For centuries, the Martin Mansion has represented the best in timeless entertaining. The Mansion

is located ​in the prestigious Historic Hague District in Ghent. Our venue offers you:

VERSATILITY: Traditional reception hall and gorgeous historic parlors, permitting your

​guests to enjoy entertainment while being able to retreat to the parlors for conversation

VENDOR CHOICE:  Freedom to select your own catering and vendors

VALUE: Incredible- includes luxurious Chiavari chairs with pearl cushions and tables


​​ Full day rental first floor: $1495. (8 hours, traditional timeline is 3 hr setup, 4 hr event, 1hr breakdown)  

​     Hourly rental rate entire downstairs: Parlors and reception hall $195. per hour (limited to 5 hours)  

    Hourly rate of $150. for parlors only ​(limited to 5 hours)

    Service fee: $150. up to 50 guests (up to 5 hour events), $350 for up to 100 guests and full day events. 

​    Day before your event If this day is available, a $295. reservation for the day before provides you

    a total of 9 hours to use as you choose between the day before and the day of the event,

​    (optionavailable to full day clients only).  Setting up the day prior relaxes your DAY OF EVENT timeline.


    Holidays:  Additional fee of $250  

    Bar rental​: Double tier bar dressed in black linens:  $50.00​

    Babysitting: Onsite professional Nanny referral, must book in advance, please inquire

     Small event offer:  Up to 5 hours, up to 50 guests for $650!  Mansion only (no reception hall)
    includes 4 large parlors, center hall, kitchen, tables and chairs, dinner plates and dessert plates                       Perfect for business, birthdays, showers, anniversaries and private dining!


                                                               INCLUDED WITH RENTAL

​Courtesy use of Bridal dressing room, on site staff during event, up to twelve 60 inch round tables which seat 8-9 and six 6 foot banquet tables plus two 4x4 tables ideal for coffee and beverage service, white ceramic dinner plates, ivory dessert plates, coffee cups, initial setup and breakdown of chairs and tables, 100 beautiful fruitwood Chiavari chairs with pearl cushions (an over $800 value), and limited white folding chairs.​​


All events must conclude by 10 pm with all breakdown concluded by 11 pm.  Full day rental hours may be     split, for example- 2 hours the morning of for decoration and remaining time later in day.  How your hours   are used are determined by you!


Guest Capacity is 100, plus caterers/service staff. It is recommended for formal plated affairs max of 9-10 tables are on floor for mobility and central air cooling comfort (75-90 guests, plus additional stage tables)


Due to the historical setting of the Mansion and the antique delicate period furnishings/custom fabrics we do not permit play in the parlors, children 12 and under must be supervised at all times by an adult.  Fireplaces may not be lit with guests under 12 years of age in attendance. 


You have complete freedom of choice of your vendors to include catering, it's your day!

If serving alcohol, we require a copy of your ABC license 2 weeks prior to your event. Ask your caterer if they have a license. If not purchase online for $55.00, name on license must be same name as on rental contract.


Events require a City of Norfolk special parking permit to enable your guests to park a block away on the WATER SIDE of MOWBRAY ARCH. We will provide you with the pass and you will need to make copies for your guests and have an adult volunteer or valet service at curbside prior to guest arrival and wedding party arrival. There is 1 space provided near the kitchen for caterers and 1 space by reception hall for band/DJ.

                                                    LIABILITY CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE 

Events require a host liability certificate of insurance with a waiver of subrogation, cost is usually between $100-$200 depending on size of event, alcohol, etc. policies are easily attained online.