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22

Event Rooms

21562 SQ FT

Total Event Space

1400

Capacity Largest Space

25

Breakout Rooms

Meeting and Events

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23 meeting rooms, 2 ballrooms and an amphitheater we are a perfect fit for any conference
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Weddings and Occasions

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Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
Host your wedding in one of our beautiful ballrooms. Plan your ceremony by the Elizabeth River.
Invite up to 1,400 guests to one of the top wedding venues in Norfolk, VA, the Portsmouth Ballroom.
Bask in gorgeous riverfront panoramas at our array of wedding reception venues in Norfolk, VA.
Rely on certified event planners to coordinate all details at our Portsmouth wedding venue.
Enjoy our wedding reception venue's convenient Olde Towne Portsmouth location in Norfolk, VA.

Portsmouth Wedding Guide

Dream weddings do come true at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel.

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Please note: all room sizes are approximate.

Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Portsmouth Ballroom 154x77x16 11858 1400 948 - - 1000 900
Portsmouth I 31.8x22x16 699.6 50 32 28 38 80 40
Portsmouth II 31.8x33x16 1049.4 100 60 45 - 125 70
Portsmouth III 31.8x22x16 699.6 50 32 38 28 79 60
Portsmouth IV 77x44x16 3388 350 220 100 85 350 240
Portsmouth V 77x44x16 3388 350 220 100 90 350 240
Portsmouth VI 31.8x22x16 699.6 50 32 28 38 80 40
Portsmouth VII 31.8x33x16 1049.4 100 60 45 - 100 70
Portsmouth VIII 31.8x22x16 699.6 50 32 28 38 80 40
Grand Ballroom 77x66x14 5082 550 400 185 150 600 420
Grand I 22x22x14 484 30 24 18 16 50 40
Grand II 22x22x14 484 45 24 18 16 50 40
Grand III 22x22x14 484 30 24 18 16 50 40
Grand IV 33x66x14 2178 220 135 75 65 225 180
Grand V 22x22x14 484 61 35 24 - 53 40
Grand VI 22x22x14 484 45 24 18 16 50 40
Grand VII 22x22x14 484 30 24 18 16 50 40
Elevation 32.7x30.1x12 984.27 90 55 40 38 100 70
Illustrator 38x26x12 988 80 50 40 35 100 70
Latitude 20x38x12 760 60 30 30 28 80 50
Axis 20x38x12 760 60 0 17 0 0 0
Vector 22x20x12 440 30 24 20 16 40 30
Admiral -x-x- - 60 30 20 15 75 50
Commodore 35x25x11.1 875 50 40 40 25 50 50
Portsmouth Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
154x77x16
Area (sq.ft)
11858
Theater
1400
Schoolroom
948
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
1000
Banquet
900
Portsmouth I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
31.8x22x16
Area (sq.ft)
699.6
Theater
50
Schoolroom
32
Conference
28
U-Shape
38
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Portsmouth II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
31.8x33x16
Area (sq.ft)
1049.4
Theater
100
Schoolroom
60
Conference
45
U-Shape
-
Reception
125
Banquet
70
Portsmouth III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
31.8x22x16
Area (sq.ft)
699.6
Theater
50
Schoolroom
32
Conference
38
U-Shape
28
Reception
79
Banquet
60
Portsmouth IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
77x44x16
Area (sq.ft)
3388
Theater
350
Schoolroom
220
Conference
100
U-Shape
85
Reception
350
Banquet
240
Portsmouth V
Dimensions (LxWxH)
77x44x16
Area (sq.ft)
3388
Theater
350
Schoolroom
220
Conference
100
U-Shape
90
Reception
350
Banquet
240
Portsmouth VI
Dimensions (LxWxH)
31.8x22x16
Area (sq.ft)
699.6
Theater
50
Schoolroom
32
Conference
28
U-Shape
38
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Portsmouth VII
Dimensions (LxWxH)
31.8x33x16
Area (sq.ft)
1049.4
Theater
100
Schoolroom
60
Conference
45
U-Shape
-
Reception
100
Banquet
70
Portsmouth VIII
Dimensions (LxWxH)
31.8x22x16
Area (sq.ft)
699.6
Theater
50
Schoolroom
32
Conference
28
U-Shape
38
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Grand Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
77x66x14
Area (sq.ft)
5082
Theater
550
Schoolroom
400
Conference
185
U-Shape
150
Reception
600
Banquet
420
Grand I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x22x14
Area (sq.ft)
484
Theater
30
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
16
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Grand II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x22x14
Area (sq.ft)
484
Theater
45
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
16
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Grand III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x22x14
Area (sq.ft)
484
Theater
30
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
16
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Grand IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
33x66x14
Area (sq.ft)
2178
Theater
220
Schoolroom
135
Conference
75
U-Shape
65
Reception
225
Banquet
180
Grand V
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x22x14
Area (sq.ft)
484
Theater
61
Schoolroom
35
Conference
24
U-Shape
-
Reception
53
Banquet
40
Grand VI
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x22x14
Area (sq.ft)
484
Theater
45
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
16
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Grand VII
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x22x14
Area (sq.ft)
484
Theater
30
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
16
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Elevation
Dimensions (LxWxH)
32.7x30.1x12
Area (sq.ft)
984.27
Theater
90
Schoolroom
55
Conference
40
U-Shape
38
Reception
100
Banquet
70
Illustrator
Dimensions (LxWxH)
38x26x12
Area (sq.ft)
988
Theater
80
Schoolroom
50
Conference
40
U-Shape
35
Reception
100
Banquet
70
Latitude
Dimensions (LxWxH)
20x38x12
Area (sq.ft)
760
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
30
U-Shape
28
Reception
80
Banquet
50
Axis
Dimensions (LxWxH)
20x38x12
Area (sq.ft)
760
Theater
60
Schoolroom
0
Conference
17
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
0
Vector
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x20x12
Area (sq.ft)
440
Theater
30
Schoolroom
24
Conference
20
U-Shape
16
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Admiral
Dimensions (LxWxH)
-x-x-
Area (sq.ft)
-
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
15
Reception
75
Banquet
50
Commodore
Dimensions (LxWxH)
35x25x11.1
Area (sq.ft)
875
Theater
50
Schoolroom
40
Conference
40
U-Shape
25
Reception
50
Banquet
50
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Portsmouth Ballroom 46.9x23.5x4.9 1101.6 1400 948 - - 1000 900
Portsmouth I 9.7x6.7x4.9 65 50 32 28 38 80 40
Portsmouth II 9.7x10.1x4.9 97.5 100 60 45 - 125 70
Portsmouth III 9.7x6.7x4.9 65 50 32 38 28 79 60
Portsmouth IV 23.5x13.4x4.9 314.8 350 220 100 85 350 240
Portsmouth V 23.5x13.4x4.9 314.8 350 220 100 90 350 240
Portsmouth VI 9.7x6.7x4.9 65 50 32 28 38 80 40
Portsmouth VII 9.7x10.1x4.9 97.5 100 60 45 - 100 70
Portsmouth VIII 9.7x6.7x4.9 65 50 32 28 38 80 40
Grand Ballroom 23.5x20.1x4.3 472.1 550 400 185 150 600 420
Grand I 6.7x6.7x4.3 45 30 24 18 16 50 40
Grand II 6.7x6.7x4.3 45 45 24 18 16 50 40
Grand III 6.7x6.7x4.3 45 30 24 18 16 50 40
Grand IV 10.1x20.1x4.3 202.3 220 135 75 65 225 180
Grand V 6.7x6.7x4.3 45 61 35 24 - 53 40
Grand VI 6.7x6.7x4.3 45 45 24 18 16 50 40
Grand VII 6.7x6.7x4.3 45 30 24 18 16 50 40
Elevation 10x9.2x3.7 91.4 90 55 40 38 100 70
Illustrator 11.6x7.9x3.7 91.8 80 50 40 35 100 70
Latitude 6.1x11.6x3.7 70.6 60 30 30 28 80 50
Axis 6.1x11.6x3.7 70.6 60 0 17 0 0 0
Vector 6.7x6.1x3.7 40.9 30 24 20 16 40 30
Admiral -x-x- - 60 30 20 15 75 50
Commodore 10.7x7.6x3.4 81.3 50 40 40 25 50 50
Portsmouth Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
46.9x23.5x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
1101.6
Theater
1400
Schoolroom
948
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
1000
Banquet
900
Portsmouth I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.7x6.7x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
65
Theater
50
Schoolroom
32
Conference
28
U-Shape
38
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Portsmouth II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.7x10.1x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
97.5
Theater
100
Schoolroom
60
Conference
45
U-Shape
-
Reception
125
Banquet
70
Portsmouth III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.7x6.7x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
65
Theater
50
Schoolroom
32
Conference
38
U-Shape
28
Reception
79
Banquet
60
Portsmouth IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.5x13.4x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
314.8
Theater
350
Schoolroom
220
Conference
100
U-Shape
85
Reception
350
Banquet
240
Portsmouth V
Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.5x13.4x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
314.8
Theater
350
Schoolroom
220
Conference
100
U-Shape
90
Reception
350
Banquet
240
Portsmouth VI
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.7x6.7x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
65
Theater
50
Schoolroom
32
Conference
28
U-Shape
38
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Portsmouth VII
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.7x10.1x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
97.5
Theater
100
Schoolroom
60
Conference
45
U-Shape
-
Reception
100
Banquet
70
Portsmouth VIII
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.7x6.7x4.9
Area (sq.mt)
65
Theater
50
Schoolroom
32
Conference
28
U-Shape
38
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Grand Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.5x20.1x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
472.1
Theater
550
Schoolroom
400
Conference
185
U-Shape
150
Reception
600
Banquet
420
Grand I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x6.7x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
45
Theater
30
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
16
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Grand II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x6.7x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
45
Theater
45
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
16
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Grand III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x6.7x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
45
Theater
30
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
16
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Grand IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.1x20.1x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
202.3
Theater
220
Schoolroom
135
Conference
75
U-Shape
65
Reception
225
Banquet
180
Grand V
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x6.7x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
45
Theater
61
Schoolroom
35
Conference
24
U-Shape
-
Reception
53
Banquet
40
Grand VI
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x6.7x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
45
Theater
45
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
16
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Grand VII
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x6.7x4.3
Area (sq.mt)
45
Theater
30
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
16
Reception
50
Banquet
40
Elevation
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10x9.2x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
91.4
Theater
90
Schoolroom
55
Conference
40
U-Shape
38
Reception
100
Banquet
70
Illustrator
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.6x7.9x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
91.8
Theater
80
Schoolroom
50
Conference
40
U-Shape
35
Reception
100
Banquet
70
Latitude
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.1x11.6x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
70.6
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
30
U-Shape
28
Reception
80
Banquet
50
Axis
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.1x11.6x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
70.6
Theater
60
Schoolroom
0
Conference
17
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
0
Vector
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x6.1x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
40.9
Theater
30
Schoolroom
24
Conference
20
U-Shape
16
Reception
40
Banquet
30
Admiral
Dimensions (LxWxH)
-x-x-
Area (sq.mt)
-
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
15
Reception
75
Banquet
50
Commodore
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.7x7.6x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
81.3
Theater
50
Schoolroom
40
Conference
40
U-Shape
25
Reception
50
Banquet
50
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • 35MM Projector
  • AV Technician
  • Film Projector with Screen
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • Overhead Projector
  • PA System
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Wired Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Carpenter
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Event Lighting
  • Locksmith
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Installed Stage
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Printers
Catering Services
  • Afternoon Break:$14.95 / Person
  • Coffee Break:$11.95 / Person
  • Continental Breakfast:$13.95 / Person
  • Dinner:$81.00 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:$21.00 / Person
  • Lunch:$28.00 / Person
  • Reception:$30.00 / Person
  • F+B stations include protective sneeze guards
  • Meeting space capacities and configurations follow social distancing guidelines
  • Offers single serve F+B options
  • Third-party partners comply with MI cleanliness standards