Below we have provided answers to common questions that we are often asked. If you do not find the information you need below, please call us at 757.382.2500.
What is the cost to book space at the Center? As a full-service banquet facility, we do not allow outside food or beverage to be served and usually base room rentals on food and beverage minimums. For events that do not have a food and beverage component, room rental will depend on the following factors: day of week, time of day, and how much space you will require. One of our Sales and Event Managers will be able to assist you in choosing the best space that will accommodate your guests for your specific event.
In what part of Chesapeake are we located? We are located in Greenbrier adjacent to the Chesapeake Marriott on Conference Center Drive. Our mailing address is now 700 Conference Center Drive (formerly 900 Greenbrier Circle), and we are located behind the Chesapeake Marriott off Woodlake Drive / Greenbrier Circle. View a map.
Can I bring in my own food or outside caterers? The Chesapeake Conference Center is well known for our award winning culinary team and provides all the food and beverage consumed on property. Our event coordinators are committed to working with each client to deliver a menu to suit your needs. We do not allow outside catering to be brought into the building.
Can I bring/provide my own liquor? Due to ABC regulations, the Chesapeake Conference Center must supply all alcoholic beverages consumed on our property. Our event coordinators will work with you to ensure the menu you desire is made available to your guests, including your beverages of choice.
What about wedding cakes? You are welcome to bring in your own wedding cake, since we do not have a pastry chef on staff. Upon request, we would be happy to recommend a number of talented wedding cake vendors.
Do you need an appointment to tour the facility? We recommend calling and making an appointment so one of our event coordinators can accompany you to answer questions you have about our facility.
What is the maximum per-person capacity? For large events that require theater seating, we can accommodate as many as 2,500 people in the 20,000 square foot space. For events such as tradeshows and exhibitions, we can increase this number when including our surrounding 14,000 square foot promenade spaces for “flow” traffic. We also have a second meeting room, the Chesapeake Room, offering 2,700 square feet of additional space for VIP lounges, breakout sessions, etc.
Does the CCC have Wi-Fi? And if so, do I need a password? Yes, we offer FREE Wi-Fi throughout the center. You will find signage throughout the center with the WIFI signal logo and name.
How far is the CCC from the airport? The Norfolk International Airport is 11.4 miles from the Conference Center, approximately 15 minutes of travel time, depending on traffic.
Can you give me directions to the CCC? Just visit our website’s Find Us page with information about overflow parking, landmarks, and a link to Google maps for driving directions.
What size/shape are the tables and how many people can be seated at each table? For banquets we seat at rounds, either 5′ or 6′. Our standard is seating 10 per table; however, upon request we can sit 8. For other events such as training sessions or for banquets that require VIP seating and head tables, we have rectangular options.
Is the CCC wheelchair accessible? Yes. We have several designated handicapped parking spots with ramp access to the walkways. Our parking is conveniently adjacent to the building for quick access to our terrace, administrative offices, rotunda, and side entrances*. We also have ladies’ and men’s lounges located throughout the building with accessible restroom stalls.
*All of our function space is on the first floor and fully accessible.
Can I bring in my party favors, set-up equipment, computer/s, etc. the night before my event or another time prior/earlier than contracted time? It is best to coordinate needed setup time and storage space with your Chesapeake Conference Center representative when you book your event in order to ensure other events will not impede your setup efforts and to ensure the building will be accessible with someone here to assist you during your desired setup time.
And if so, will the Center be responsible for these items? The Chesapeake Conference Center cannot be held responsible for items left unattended prior to, during, or after an event. Your facility representative would be happy to schedule designated security, should it be necessary for your event.
Can out of town guests tour the facility on weekends or make appointments to talk with Sales/Event Managers on weekends or after normal business hours? Yes, you can schedule an appointment directly with one of our sales managers to set up an opportune time to tour the facility.
Is the CCC associated with a hotel (particularly the Marriott)? We are happy to work with all the hotels in Chesapeake, including the Marriott next door, in order to provide the best experience for our guests.
Does the CCC host Holiday events, i.e., New Year’s Eve party, Mother’s Day, Easter, Christmas, etc.? We often host events on special holidays. To find events that are open to the public, you can visit our calendar page, as well as Ticketmaster and Facebook for Conference Center event listings.
Also, each December we hold our Jingle Ball, which is a great way for smaller businesses to join a large-scale holiday party for their employees. This provides a great networking opportunity, as well as a festive celebration.
Can we sell tickets at the door? At this point we are not affiliated with any ticketing service; however, in the near future, we will have systems in place in which public events are able to sell tickets at the door.
Have another question? Please give us a call at (757) 382-2500. We look forward to hearing from you!