Meet Safely in Norfolk, VA

When you plan a meeting in Norfolk, you can plan on it being a safe one. From open-air venue options with plenty of room for social distancing to our walkable waterfront downtown helping to reduce your attendees’ transportation needs, our sales team is masked up, coached up, and pumped up to make your Norfolk meeting the safest, and best one yet.


Recent Accolades 

Don't just take our word for it.


Most Walk-Friendly Cities of America

Convention South

2020 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

Condé Nast Traveler

The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.: 2020 Readers' Choice Awards

Cleanliness Amongst Our City

Waterside - Square cut

On top of increased sanitation measures, the city has implemented OpenNorfolk, a boots-on-the-ground program that helps local businesses maintain safety protocols under state and federal guidelines. New pedestrian rights-of-way and a multitude of outdoor restaurant patios for distancing has resulted in a very European vibe, and attendees will find take-out/pickup zones and safety messaging along public sidewalks.


Safe Meeting & Event Experiences

Norfolk Waterside Marriott - Robot

The hotels are rolling out enhanced technologies including electrostatic sprayers to sanitize surfaces while offering digital check in and even using a robot (dubbed Marribot)  to undertake such tasks as delivering room service. Meetings are taking their own precautionary measures such as sanitizing all banquet tables, chairs and equipment and so much more.  

Why Meet in Norfolk?

Norfolk is a vibrant, urban destination with 144 miles of shoreline waiting to be explored. You can feel the southern hospitality and creative grit when walking around Downtown which is full of entertainment, shopping, attractions and cuisine. Generous accommodations abound with over 5,000 hotel rooms and more than 500,000 square feet of total meeting space. Many of the city’s celebrated cultural centers and arts facilities - including Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin, the Virginia ZooChrysler Museum of Art and  Norfolk Botanical Garden - double as alternative event venues. All of this, and much more, await your arrival in the heart of the Virginia Waterfront.



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