Special Events at Waterman's

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the opportunity to present our facilities for your upcoming event. The charm of old, coastal design paired with a magnificent view of the ocean makes the Attic at Waterman's the perfect venue to celebrate any occasion. Hardwood floors, an expansive mahogany bar, vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams and columns give a rustic feel to the space. The Attic is an ideal location for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, social gatherings and corporate events (to name a few). As one of the only non-hotel private rooms on the ocean, the Attic at Waterman's is the perfect space for your next event!

We promise to provide you with the best possible service, food and hospitality that will be both memorable and enjoyable for you and all of your guests. Our menu is designed to facilitate you in selecting the food combinations for your event, and the following policies have been put in place so that we may better serve you. Waterman’s offers full on-site catering and we’re happy to assist you in planning your event. We are always available to show you our oceanfront event spaces and discuss your party ideas. If there’s something that you would like to have that is not on our menu, Waterman’s can more than likely provide it, so just ask.

Waterman's is proud of the reputation we've worked to achieve, and we appreciate the opportunity to make your next event a success! Feel free to contact our special events managers today to reserve a date. You can directly contact us by using the form below, or by calling our special events managers Anne Plumlee, Courtney Brough or Courtney Whitby at 757-963-2626.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and host your special event - we look forward to working with you!

The Attic Private Event Space

Located on the second floor of Waterman’s, our private room, the Attic, overlooks the beach and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. The Attic is the perfect venue for many types of events - wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, engagement, retirement and birthday parties, corporate dinners, holiday parties and other special occasions. Depending on the type of event, the Attic can accommodate up to 100 for a seated dinner without a dance floor, or up to 150 for a cocktail event with a dance floor. Please speak with a Special Events Manager regarding capacity for specific events.

Printable Private Events Packet

Semi-Private Event Spaces

Semi-Private Events

Waterman's offers two semi-private spaces within the main dining room, partially secluded from other tables by a half-wall surrounding each of the spaces. A semi-private space is great option for a birthday party, retirement dinner, corporate luncheon, or rehearsal dinner. For an event in one of our semi-private spaces, inquire with our Special Events Managers about creating a limited menu - a wonderful way to control costs and add a special touch to the occasion! Please note, these semi-private spaces cannot be reserved in the summer months during peak season.

Festival Center Event Space

Festival Center on 8th

Our sister venue, Festival Center, offers larger capacity options only two blocks away, right here at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. It is an ideal space for business meetings, family and class reunions, weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and many other occasions. Please visit www.festivalcenterevents.com for more information.

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  • On behalf of the Hampton Roads Association of Legal Administrators, I thank you and the staff of Waterman’s for your efforts to ensure the success of our Business Partner Appreciation event. I have received nothing but rave reviews from our members and guests on both the venue and the food, and all indications are that the evening was a huge success! Once again, THANK YOU…..it was a perfect evening!

    - Valerie

    Company Event in the Attic

    September 18, 2013

  • We got so many compliments about everything. It was wonderful! A huge success! You were so easy to work with. Thank you so much for making the evening memorable. It was a lovely, lovely, evening and I know everyone was very happy with the way it went. We would be happy to recommend your services any time.

    - Sarah

    Rehearsal Dinner for her son in the Attic

    September 26, 2014

  • My wife and I just wanted to drop you a note about the rehearsal dinner we had in the Attic on June 28th. Courtney Gearhart was very attentive and everything ran smoothly because of her attention to detail. The service was excellent and the appetizers and entrees were delicious. Our friends and family commented on how nice everything was. We will and have already recommended Watermans to our friends. Thank you again for making this event a highlight of our son and daughter-in-law's wedding... CLICK FOR MORE

    - Gary

    Rehearsal Dinner for his son in the Attic

    June 28, 2013

  • We had an absolutely wonderful time at the rehearsal dinner. There was nothing that could have been improved upon. The food was delicious, the room was beautiful and the service was impeccable. Everyone who attended enjoyed themselves immensely. A number of people stayed all the way until 10 p.m. - showing that they were having a great time. It was the perfect venue for the two families to get to know each other. Thank you again for all your patient assistance with the details of the... CLICK FOR MORE

    - Karen

    Rehearsal Dinner for her son in the Attic

    July 19, 2013

  • I can't begin to tell you how pleased we are with the service we received during and before our rehearsal dinner. The service was extraordinary, the wait staff slipped in and out to deliver salads, entrees and desserts undetected the whole evening. The bartender was amazing and both you, and the other Courtney and Anne were so unbelievably helpful while planning and setting up our dinner. During the actual dinner, you were wonderful and so watchful to make sure everything went according to... CLICK FOR MORE

    - Terri

    Rehearsal Dinner for her son in the Attic

    April 13, 2012

  • We had the occasion to celebrate our son’s rehearsal dinner and after party at Waterman’s Attic last Friday. Waterman's was outstanding in every way. The Attic was the perfect space for our event. Your service staff was excellent and the food met our highest expectation. We worked with Courtney Williams to arrange the event. Courtney was always accommodating, and responded immediately to questions and requests. She made us feel as though our event was the most important reservation on your... CLICK FOR MORE

    - Tom

    Rehearsal Dinner for his son in the Attic

    June 20, 2014

  • We had a wonderful wedding weekend which really couldn't have been any better. Rave reviews are still coming in from our guests, with the rehearsal dinner tops on everyone's list - from the food to the location to the staff. All went well!!! The event manager did a great job in keeping everything moving in a timely fashion. Everyone commented on the delicious dinners!!! I would like to come back sometime and have the Waterman's Trio when I'm not so busy trying to 'entertain' !!! We so... CLICK FOR MORE

    - Pris

    Rehearsal Dinner for her son in the Attic

    January 17, 2014

  • We had such an amazing time and y'all made everything so easy. Food was perfect! Atmosphere was perfect! It just set the stage for the weekend. We couldn't have asked for anything better.

    - Gwynn

    Rehearsal Dinner in the Attic

    June 19, 2015

  • Courtney, Everything was absolutely WONDERFUL! Cydney was a huge help and everyone...from the waitstaff to the bartenders...was fantastic. The food got rave reviews from the guests, as well. I can't think of any way that the food, service, or atmosphere could have been improved upon. From our first contact with you, to the moment we left, everything was perfect. Thank you (and everyone we dealt with at Waterman's) for the exact experience we were hoping for! :)

    - Julie

    Reception in the Attic

    July 19, 2014

  • Good Afternoon Courtney, I wanted to thank you for your help in planning our rehearsal dinner. Everything was absolutely wonderful Friday evening. Please pass on our thanks to Cydney as well. She was fabulous! She took care of everything! I heard positive comments about everything. My husband and I thought the food was wonderful. I will certainly recommend Waterman's Attic for a anyone wanting to throw a party!

    - Kathleen

    Rehearsal Dinner for her son in the Attic

    June 5, 2015

  • Everything was perfect! I have received SO many compliments from all of our guests on The Attic being the most gorgeous venue! I honestly can’t even think of one thing I would have changed. Cydney was awesome and so helpful! I literally wish we could do the whole night over again!

    - Shannon

    Wedding Reception in the Attic

    May 3, 2014

  • I just wanted to thank you for everything! The atmosphere, food and service were outstanding and I would certainly recommend Waterman’s. The entire weekend can only be described as “perfect”. The happy couple is in the Dominican Republic for the week enjoying the sun and beach. Thanks again for everything! You and the entire staff did an excellent job!

    - Toni

    Rehearsal Dinner in the Attic for her son

    January 10, 2014

  • The Attic at Waterman's was the perfect setting for our 100 guest wedding reception. The venue has so much character and the coordinators at Waterman's are fantastic! Food is phenomenal and the prices are extremely reasonable. Can't forget the amazing Orange crushes! Waterman's will not disappoint! I highly recommend them!

    - Lindsay

    Wedding Reception in the Attic

    July 31, 2015

  • Thank you for everything! The rehearsal dinner was so much more than I had hoped for. The "Stage" area was perfect for our guests, and the servers were amazing! Amanda and Andrew were so proud of their special dinner out. The personalized menus and the floral centerpieces impressed all. The food was fantastic and everything had a smooth transition from the bar to the seating area right thru to dessert! Waterman's will always have a special place in my heart and I will make sure it is on my... CLICK FOR MORE

    - Shannon

    Rehearsal Dinner for her son in the Stage

    June 8, 2012

  • Everything was excellent - my compliments to you and your staff! All of my folks enjoyed the food, the room, and the location. Thanks!

    - Chris

    Company Dinner in the Attic

    May 14, 2014

  • I just want to say thank you so much for making our wedding SO perfect. You and your staff were AMAZING. I am not even sure where to start. You were so accommodating to my mom; you helped her have everything she needed so everything was perfect. When you start thinking about how you want your wedding to be there are so many moving pieces. I can say from the bottom on my heart that you, Waterman’s and your staff made my wedding a REALITY. Not only did we have a blast but all of our guests... CLICK FOR MORE

    - Jessica

    Wedding Reception in the Attic

    October 6, 2012

  • Thank you so much to you and your staff for making my wedding day unforgettable! I had no idea how to plan any of this when I first started and you took care of all of the planning down to the tiniest details. You made everything go so smoothly leading up to my big day. During the wedding, anything I could possibly want was taken care of before I had a chance to ask. Several of my guests came up to me to tell me how wonderful the entire staff was and that they would like to have future... CLICK FOR MORE

    - Stacie

    Wedding Reception in the Attic

    June 9, 2012

  • A special thank you to the staff of Waterman's and especially to Courtney Williams & Courtney Gearhart for all the effort, flexibility and professionalism before, during, and after my wedding day. You all have provided the kind of consistently high services and support that I have come to expect that made my wedding day in The Attic perfect. The atmosphere was beautiful and the food/drinks were amazing. Everything went so smoothly thanks to everyone at Waterman's, especially after a long day... CLICK FOR MORE

    - Lyn

    Wedding Reception in the Attic

    January 10, 2013

  • EVERYTHING was wonderful! We were so completely happy with the food, service, atmosphere, everything!!!!! I have been getting so many compliments, but none better than the one from the bride and groom......they said they had never been to a rehearsal dinner that was nicer! Even today, as they took me to the airport, did they continue to thank us. We all thought the food was great, especially the shrimp and sausage pasta. We continue to hear rave reviews. It was plentiful, hot, and... CLICK FOR MORE

    - Nancy

    Rehearsal Dinner for her son in the Attic

    October 25, 2013

  • I can't thank you enough for everything you did to make our rehearsal dinner so perfect! Working with you was so easy - you are definitely in the right profession. The room was beautiful, the food was excellent, the staff was professional and courteous, and the evening went exactly as I envisioned. Everyone had a great time, as you know, because the party continued downstairs for quite some time!

    - Terri

    Rehearsal Dinner for her son in the Attic

    June 14, 2012


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