Meetings, Conventions & Reunions
If you’re looking for a friendly, accessible and affordable destination for your next meeting, your search ends here – in Norfolk, the heart of the Virginia waterfront.
Norfolk is the cultural, financial and entertainment hub of the mid-Atlantic coast, and will never disappoint! Centrally located on the Eastern Seaboard, Norfolk is only hours from two thirds of the U.S. population, making getting here and meeting here extremely convenient, not only for your travel needs, but for your budget as well.
Hotel & Meeting Facilities
“VisitNorfolk was very helpful in planning & executing our conference. They were open, honest, helpful and flexible! I would recommend them to anyone.”
- Rear Admiral Tim Moon Association of the
United States Navy (AUSN)
Our historic city offers a variety of hotels and venues ready to accommodate meetings of every size, with approximately 5400 hotel rooms citywide (3000 commitable) and 263,370 sq. ft. of function space in the city and a downtown with 1200 committable guestrooms and 222,934 sq. ft. of function space.VISIT>>
From full-service hotels to boutique inns and bed and breakfasts, Norfolk offers over 5000 rooms with rates to accommodate any meeting budget. Many of our hotel rooms are located within walking distance of the city’s downtown meeting venues, shopping, dining, attractions and nightlife. With a variety of meeting and event venues to choose from – high-tech hotel facilities, university settings, theaters, even a world-class museum, your every need will be fulfilled. VISIT>>
Getting Around Town Could Not Be Easier!
Whether your group decides to stay downtown or at one of our other nearby hotels, you’ll never be more than a 15-minute car, cab or NET bus ride from any of Norfolk’s many great amenities. The Norfolk Electric Transit (NET) is a shuttle bus service running a 2.2-mile circuit through downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. In 2010, the circuit will be even faster with the completion of the 7.4 mile Norfolk Tide light rail system, which will expand access to other areas of our city.
Meeting Incentives: "Sail Into Savings"
To help out with your bottom line, check out our "Sail Into Savings" incentive program which will save you thousands on rooms, food and beverage, venue rentals and much, more! So, come to Norfolk – a high-impact, high style meeting destination that your bottom line will enjoy as much as you do. VISIT>>
“You played a vital role in bringing the public downtown to our show. Everyone enjoyed the southern hospitality they received,”
- Al Kolis, Lionel Collectors Club of America
There’s plenty to do after the workday is done. Norfolk is host to a number of chef-owned restaurants, great nightlife, and a variety of recreational activities. Not to mention – exciting family oriented attractions, world-class performing arts and over 100 festivals throughout the year. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Norfolk rests on a beautiful waterfront just waiting to be explored by land or by water. VISIT>>
In addition to Norfolk’s own attractions, many of southeast Virginia’s major attractions are less than an hour away. Visit historic Williamsburg, step onto the sandy beaches of Virginia Beach, escape to Busch Gardens, or take a lighthouse tour at Ft. Monroe or Old Cape Henry. Not only is there plenty to do in Norfolk, there’s plenty to do nearby.
Sustainability & "Voluntourism"
Not only is Norfolk exciting, we’re environmentally conscious. Norfolk is a city with “green” on the brain. A number of our hotels, restaurants and venues have become Virginia Green Certified. So when you stay here, you can feel good about the footprint your meeting or convention is leaving on the environment. VISIT>>
Is your group community minded? We recognize that many conference attendees want to give back to the community in which they are visiting, so we are partnering with VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads to provide our visitors with the opportunity to volunteer while in town. VISIT>>
Meet Our Team
Once you’ve made the decision to meet in Norfolk, the award winning, highly trained professional staff at VisitNorfolk will be at your side, ready to work with you, attending to every detail with an array of meeting and event planning services designed to make your groups’ stay memorable and your meeting or conference a tremendous success. VISIT>>
“The employees at VisitNorfolk were very helpful in answering all my questions. They’re very knowledgeable about Norfolk and attractions that our attendees would be interested in visiting.”
- Jeanne Gaylord, Ladies Oriental Shrine
“An important contributing factor for my recent successful convention in Norfolk was the services provided by Visit Norfolk. They stayed engaged throughout the site selection and contracting process and very responsive to all our needs till the last day of the conference.”
- Elizabeth (Betty) Schultz, ASTM International