Whether you live in the Virginia Beach area or plan to visit, you can find inexpensive venues to have a wedding ceremony. In fact, there are plenty of place where you can have just the ceremony or combine it with a reception. Virginia Beach offers a variety of charming venues -- parks, historic places and restaurants -- that do not cost a lot of money.
Virginia Beach offers a wide selection of restaurants where a wedding party can hold a service and then sit down for a festive meal. For example, the Isle of Capri Italian Restaurant (isleofcaprivb.com) offers oceanfront views while serving pasta dishes, chicken, veal and seafood dishes. The Ammos (ammosvb.com/Ammos) Greek restaurant of Virginia Beach provides an outside terrace that overlooks the ocean boardwalk for a wedding ceremony and subsequent wedding meal.
Couples who want to have a traditional religious ceremony without a major expenditure may contact one of the Virginia Beach houses of worship. For example, Catholics may approach the priest at the Star of the Sea church (staroftheseaparish.com) on Pacific Avenue. The Thalia Lynn Baptist Church (thalialynn.com) offers services for couples who want a Baptist ceremony. Greek Orthodox couples may find an officiating priest at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (stnicksgoc.org) while brides and grooms who wish to have a Reform Jewish wedding can speak to the rabbi at the Beth Chaverim synagogue (bethchaverim.com).
Parks in the Virginia Beach area provide romantic options for an inexpensive marriage ceremony. The Great Neck Park (vbgov.com) a few minutes away from Virginia Beach, has a Lynnhaven Bay overlook with a gazebo that couples may use when exchanging their wedding vows. Virginia Beach Recreation Center accepts reservations for the Great Neck Park’s shelters. The First Landing State Park (dcr.virginia.gov), also a few minutes from Virginia Beach, offers a scenic area where couples can have their marriage ceremony amid the beauty of the park’s trails, plantlife and wildlife. The park has one shelter available for rent from 8 a.m. through dusk, according to the park's website.
Historic and Cultural Venues
Virginia Beach-area cultural and historic venues offer an endearing backdrop for a wedding ceremony. The Virginia Zoo (virginiazoo.org) in Norfolk, about a half-hour from Virginia Beach, encourages visitors to plan an event with them. The zoo provides the options of renting an event tent or using its air field to host an inexpensive wedding ceremony. Separately, aircraft aficionados may rent facilities at the Military Aviation Museum (militaryaviationmuseum.org) on Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach. The museum displays fighters, trainers, bombers and seaplanes from the World War II and Korean War era. Couples may simply use the museum facilities for an inexpensive wedding ceremony or treat their guests to a full tour of the fascinating museum as part of the day's events.
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