Virginia Beach Ceremony Locations

Coming from out of town, and not sure where to have your beach wedding?  It's ideal to stay at an Oceanfront hotel the night before or night of your wedding, and walk outside to get married, then walk back inside for your reception, dinner, or enjoy whatever plans you may have. BUT what type of wedding are you dreaming of?  Standing near the surf with no set up, take your vows and enjoy your day?  You can do this almost anywhere year round with probably no restriction.  However, from May thru September, 1st through 31st streets is the busiest tourist area, and dozens of large volleyball nets line the beachfront. The City also requires a $200 permit for beach weddings requiring wedding site deliveries by commercial companies, i.e., arches and chairs and the like, and permits are not issued during summer holiday weeks, such as: Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.  So what do we recommend?  During the summertime, if you want more privacy, head north of 31st Street, towards the bay, First Landing State Park or south to Sandbridge!

 So now you're thinking, ok, what hotel should I stay at? This really depends on your budget and of course preference on hotel and location. Here are a few hotel locations with good beach access  - depending on time of year, many resort festivals and activities are scheduled throughout the summer season beginning Mother's Day through Labor Day - so be sure to ask the hotel if there are any special events scheduled on your wedding day, and check the events calendar at

Schooner Inn

215 Atlantic Ave 800.283.SAND 757.425.5222

*This is the first hotel on the resort strip at the south end of the beach near the jetty at Rudee Loop

Ramada on the Beach


615 Atlantic Avenue 800.888.4111

Banquet Facilities: Yes.


Restaurant: Mahi Mah’s 757.437.8030 /  757.491.3679




5th & Atlantic 757.428.3644

Banquet Facilities:  Yes Outdoor Patio: Yes

The Barclay Towers Resort Hotel



809 Atlantic Ave 757.491.2700

Banquet Facilities: Yes.


*During the busy summer season this hotel has volleyball nets set up behind it for blocks. Not recommended for set-ups, as we usually have to shift a couple blocks down.

Quality Inn & Suites 8th St. & Atlantic Avenue

800.228.5151 757.428.8935

Banquet Facilities: Yes – up to 300 guests

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

901 Atlantic Avenue 757.417.3982

Fax 757.717.3983

Banquet Facilities: Yes


Restaurant: Seasonal Outdoor Café and Tiki Bar

Hampton Inn South

1011 Atlantic Avenue 757.965.2300 Hampton Inn 

Newcastle Hotel

1201 Atlantic Avenue  800.346.3176
Sandcastle Hotel

1307 Atlantic Avenue
800.233.0131 757.428.2828

Boardwalk Resort Hotel and Villas

1601 Atlantic Ave 800.317.9432

Banquet Facilities: Unknown.


Restaurant: RockFish Bar and Grill


Courtyard by Marriott

2501 Atlantic Ave 800.321.2211

757.491.6222 Fax 757.491.7774

Banquet Facilities: Yes.


Restaurant: Courtyard Cafe

Best Western Oceanfront


2809 Atlantic Avenue 757.428.5370


Restaurant: Angelo's By The Sea

Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel



3501 Atlantic Ave 757.425.9000 • 800.325.3535 (Reservations)

Banquet Facilities: Yes – up to 500 guests


Restaurant: Aqua Vi

The Hampton Inn N Oceanfront
(formerly The Days Inn Oceanfront)

3107 Atlantic Avenue 800-292-3297

Banquet Facilities: No

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront



3001 Atlantic Ave 757.213.3001

Banquet Facilities: Yes

*Beautiful hotel, but not recommended as a beach wedding location due to it's heavy beach traffic and nearby stage that often has live bands performing. Beach-goers in this area tend to be less considerate and walk through the ceremony site

Restaurant: Catch 31

The Oceanfront Inn

2901 Atlantic Ave Toll Free: 888.826.2326


Banquet Facilities: Yes


Restaurant: Ellington’s Restaurant

Ocean Beach Club Resort

3401 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757.213.0601 Direct
800.245.1003 Hotel Reservations

Holiday Inn Sunspree



39th Street & Atlantic Avenue

757.428.1711 • 1.800.HOLIDAY (465.4329)

Banquet Facilities: Yes – up to 300 guests


Restaurant:  Isle of Capri

Courtyard by Marriott North



3737 Atlantic Ave

800.321.2211 • 757.437.0098

Banquet Facilities: Yes – up to 120 guests


Restaurant: Ocean Grille

Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront



57th Street & Atlantic Ave

Reservations 800.365.3032 • Main Office 757.428.7025

Banquet Facilities: Yes – up to 500 guests


Restaurant: The Surf Club Ocean Grill


*This is the last hotel on the strip - known as "North End", and is away from the main tourist area - not in walking distance to any gift shops, activities or restaurants.

The Cavalier Hotel

42nd Street & Atlantic Avenue

** There’s the old Cavalier on the Hill, which is across the street from the actual beach.


Banquet Facilities: Yes – up to 300 people


Restaurant: Hunt Room Grill

Inside The Cavalier Hotel

CITY OF NORFOLK - Best Western Oceanview -  not in VIRGINIA BEACH - near NOB - casual motel with great SUNSET view

1331 E Ocean View Ave
Norfolk, VA 23503

*You must be a guest at this motel to do any kind of set-up outside of it - has no reception facility. 



 Some other favorite locations:

1st Street by the Rocks

Virginia Beach Weddings 1st St

This location is at the beginning of our boardwalk at Rudee Loop and overlooks the rocks at the inlet.  View of million dollar Croatan beach homes. Pay parking lot & metered on Atlantic Ave. Some great restaurants are nearby, such as Rockafeller's or Waterman's.

*This is a busy spot during the summer for surfers & rollerbladers - do not suggest arches here

15th Street Pier

Virginia Beach Weddings 15th Street fishing pier

For fun, yet romantic pictures, have your beach wedding near the 15th Street fishing pier. Off season only recommended due to being a popular tourist spot.  Perfect for romantic engagement pics late in the day on Sundays any time!

85th Street

Virginia Beach Weddings 85th Street

Nestled in the beautiful residential area of the North End Oceanfront, 85th Street is part of the private, residential area. Parking very limited about 12 spaces - no parking on the side of the street to avoid towing. Very romantic for just the two of you or small gatherings - otherwise use a limo or transport service for guests. This is Victoria's favorite spot for romantic couple pics ...  there's a beautiful tree covered arch walkway, dunes, sea grass and the widest stretch of beach!

Alexander's On the Bay

Great to have the beach wedding right outside and walk inside for your reception. Alexander's on the Bay is located right on the Chesapeake Bay.

4536 Ocean View Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

*This is a very narrow beach - we do not suggest big set-ups at this location, particularly during high tide.

Rommel & Darlene

Justin & Gabriella

Gazebo on Beach

Bill & Amy

David & Rebekah

Pat & Rachel

Tom & Megan

Buff's Garden at 47th Street & Atlantic Ave

Virginia Beach Weddings Buff's Memorial Garden

A beautiful memorial garden at the beach. Only 2 parking places are at the entrance - street parking is limited in this residential neighborhood, so you will need to plan to walk - or get dropped off. Not recommended if you have guests or any kind of set-up.

View our information web page

First Landing State Park
(previously known as "Seashore State Park")

Virginia Beach Weddings First Landing State Park

Visit our information web page

Location: 2500 Shore Drive

Phone: (757) 412-2300

Permit Required:  $10 + $5 Parking per vehicle.

Lesner Inn Catering Club

Virginia Beach Weddings Lesner Inn

3319 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757. 481.1122
Banquet Facilities: Up to 400

Red Wing Park

Red Wing Park, Virginia Beach

Red Wing Park is a 97-acre park with beautiful gardens

Open daily from 7:30 am - Posted Closing Time

Location:  1398 General Booth Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Phone: (757) 437-2038

Parking: Free

Permit Required:  Yes

Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Road
Norfolk, VA 23518
757.441.5830 x320
Sandbridge: Beach House Rentals

Virginia Beach Weddings Sandbridge Rentals

Rent a beach house in a more secluded, private area - Sandbridge is the place! Stay at a gorgeous house on the beach and walk right out back to have your beach wedding with your toes in the sand!

Great for cook-outs and family get-togethers. This is not at the busy Oceanfront.

Save $$$: Rent a home in Sandbridge that is not on the oceanfront (Sandfiddler Road), but rent one block off (Sandpiper Road) or one of the  bay side homes - there are several good public beach access walkovers through the dunes that we can set up at.  Brides can be dropped off at beach access or most times an easy walk to your beach front chapel site!

Sandbridge: Little Island Park

Virginia Beach Weddings Little Island Park

A gorgeous, 133 acre beach park located next to the Atlantic ocean - at the very southern end of Sandbridge - just before the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge begins.

*Ceremonies are only available in the evenings at 5pm or later. They now have a designated wedding area on the beach that is fenced off

View our informational web page

There's a 775 foot beach north of the fishing pier for surfing and a 2,000 foot beach for swimming and fishing south of the pier. There are well lit basketball and tennis courts, restrooms, picnic shelters, a huge parking lot and vending concession area.

Location:  3750 South Sandpiper Road in Sandbridge

Parking: $3 per vehicle fee Monday-Friday and $4 Sat, Sun & Holidays (Memorial Day thru Labor Day)

Permit Required:  $200 Permit required.  This must be arranged well in advance as you are reserving a 4 hour block at your beach location.


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