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Plan an Event

Whether your event is large or small, casual or sophisticated, for fun or for business, we can host it! We have hosted events of all types and sizes, from weddings to expos to sporting events and galas! We can accommodate as many as 2,500 guests for concerts or theatrical performances and we can feed crowds of up to 1,300 for seated banquets.

Room rental fees are waived with a food and beverage minimum.  For non-banquet events, costs are determined by the time of day and day of the week, as well as the amount of space you will need.

Our planning professionals will help you determine the most cost-effective solution for your event. We stand ready to assist you with everything from event planning, choosing a menu, and audio-visual equipment to finding easily accessible accommodations for your attendees.

We have everything you need to make your event a success, no matter the size.  Tell us what you need, and we will fine tune the details so you can focus on the important stuff.  We’ll take care of the rest!

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to start planning!

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Weddings and Receptions

Come find out why brides like you have chosen the Chesapeake Conference Center for their wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner! Our dedicated wedding planner will help you with every detail from planning your ceremony to choosing your menu and incorporating your theme into the perfect setting.

Whether you chose buffet or sit-down dining for your reception, the presentation is always imaginative and appealing. Our award winning culinary staff is known for exceptional food quality, a hallmark of the Chesapeake Conference Center.

We will take all of the worry out of planning your rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception. All you have to do is say, “I DO!”

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to start planning!


Proms/Cotillions/Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

With over 39,000 square feet of banquet and pre-function space, we are the venue of choice for any special occasion; and your Prom, Cotillion, Bar or Bat Mitzvah is no exception.

We can assist you with choosing a DJ and photographer, as well as with setup for your party theme. Our ballroom will accommodate everything from staging to a huge dance floor, photo booths and more! As a free-standing facility, you can rest assured your guests are safe and secure with us!

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to start planning!


Reunions

The Chesapeake Conference Center is the locals’ choice for hosting high school, college, and family reunions, as well as military homecomings. Since we opened our doors in 1997, we have proudly hosted events for many fraternal organizations in the area. Clubs, associations, charitable organizations, men’s and women’s societies, and leagues of all types have trusted the Chesapeake Conference Center with their annual, monthly, and some weekly meetings.

Our friendly staff, exceptional food choices, and accommodating atmosphere make the Chesapeake Conference Center an obvious choice for fraternal organizations of all types and sizes.

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to learn more about how we can make your reunion celebration a success!


Religious / Worship Events

The Chesapeake Conference Center is an ideal venue for your church’s worship services. With 39,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space and 9 different sizes of meeting and banquet rooms, we offer a variety of options that will accommodate your congregation. Our rooms are equipped with comfortable seating, configurable in any style you may need. We offer state-of-the-art audiovisual and lighting systems as well. The Conference Center is easy to get to, and ample parking is available with 400 free on-site parking spaces.

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to book your next church service or worship event!


Fundraisers / Charity Events

The Chesapeake Conference Center is proud to be the venue of choice for fundraising benefits throughout the year.  Whether it’s a banquet or gala, an auction, festival, or pageant, we will make sure your benefit is a successful one.

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to book your fundraiser event!


Birthday Parties

We know parties, and we have the perfect space and menu for throwing an unforgettable birthday celebration. Whether an elegant banquet or special reception, a grand theme party or an intimate gathering of friends and family, we’ve got you covered.

Our staff will be there from start to finish, helping you plan and execute your event. Need help with ideas? We have years of experience throwing successful parties. We know exactly what to do to make sure your loved one has a birthday celebration they’ll never forget!

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to book your next birthday celebration!


Training Seminars / Sessions

With our versatile floor plans, we can accommodate any configuration for your training seminar. We have plenty of floor space and a number of seating styles to choose from, whether for lectures or break-out sessions or hands-on training.

We are ready to consult with you on all presentation requirements for audio, video, lighting, and staging.  We offer complete WiFi access for a single laptop to a network across multiple meeting rooms.  Whiteboards, flip charts, podiums, video monitors, and more are also available.  To see a complete list of A/V equipment options and pricing, visit our Audio/Visual Information page here.

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to book your next training session!


Product Launches

Our walls have seen many ideas come to life as inventors and entrepreneurs from around the globe have hosted their launch parties right here!  Getting the information out to the masses about your next product or idea is key.  We have the space and amenities to make sure your presentation is top notch.

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to book your next product launch party!


Meetings

Plan corporate retreats, training seminars, employee meetings, holiday parties, award ceremonies, sales meetings, conferences, and more.

Our professional planners will be your right hand in making all the arrangements for your corporate meetings and conferences. We stand ready to assist you with everything from event planning, catering, and audiovisual equipment to finding easily accessible accommodations for out of town attendees.

When your company or organization needs the space to gather employees and stakeholders, we have the space to accommodate you.

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to book your next meeting!


Military Events

Whether it’s a change of command, an award ceremony, retirement party or ball, the Chesapeake Conference Center has proudly hosted hundreds of military events in honor of our service men and women.

Our professional planners will be your right hand in making all the arrangements for your event, and we stand ready to assist you with everything from planning, catering, and audiovisual equipment to finding easily accessible accommodations for out of town attendees.

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to book your next military function!


Anniversary Celebrations

We know parties, and we have the perfect space and menu for throwing an unforgettable anniversary celebration. Whether an elegant banquet or special reception, a grand theme party or an intimate gathering of friends and family, we’ve got you covered.

Our staff will be there from start to finish, helping you plan and execute your party. Need help with ideas? We have years of experience throwing successful party events. We know exactly what to do to make sure your anniversary celebration is unforgettable!

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to book your next celebration!


Trade Shows

Chesapeake Conference Center is the area’s premier tradeshow exhibition hall.  With space for up to 200 exhibits, 39,000 square feet of versatile function space, and 400 free on-site parking spaces, we can easily accommodate your tradeshow or conference. The center is also within walking distance of 650 moderately priced hotel rooms (350 adjacent) and just 15 minutes from Norfolk International Airport. We offer complete WiFi access for a single laptop to a network across multiple meeting rooms, as well as high-speed Internet connectivity.

Our experienced staff will ensure that you have the perfect place to show off your products and services.
Visit our Building Layout and Specifications page to view an interactive detailed map.

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to start planning!


Graduation Ceremonies

Our William E. Ward ballroom has hosted numerous graduation ceremonies from several local high schools, universities, military commands, and technical colleges in the area. With ample FREE on-site parking and seating for hundreds of guests and graduates, as well as all the necessary staging and audiovisual equipment, we can accommodate graduation ceremonies of any size.

Visit our Building Layout and Specifications page to view an interactive, detailed map.

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to start planning!


Sporting Events

Wrestling matches, cheerleading competitions, and 9-ball pool tournaments are just a few of the sporting events we have held here at the Chesapeake Conference Center. With 20-ft. ceilings, free parking, and concession style food and beverage service, we make your sporting event a success. Talk to one of our sales team members today to find out how we can accommodate your next sporting event.

Visit our Building Layout and Specifications page to view an interactive, detailed map.

Call us today at 757.382.2500 to start planning!


Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Banquets

No matter the type of event, our exceptional culinary staff will delight your senses with creative, customized menus to make a memorable impression on your guests. The same passion and expertise is reflected in our personal, attentive service. We can accommodate anything from an elegant banquet, special reception, or grand theme party to an intimate gathering.

Whether it’s employees you want to feed or guests you want to impress, we have abundant menu choices to please any palate for any occasion.

Our culinary team is always expanding our menus, so please call us today at 757.382.2500 to learn more.


Cultural Social Functions

Should your event have specific cultural requirements, the Chesapeake Conference Center will be delighted to work with you!  Whether it’s a wedding, rehearsal dinner, bar/bat mitzvah, charity benefit, corporate luncheon, business function, graduation party, or any celebration, we’ve got it covered!

 

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