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Wedding & Event Spaces

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Virginia MOCA is an architectural award-winning facility and one of the finest wedding and event venues in Virginia Beach. The combination of contemporary style and art creates a dramatic and impressive backdrop for any special event including celebrations, weddings, conferences, and meetings.

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Questions? Contact Kay Barbini, Facility Rental Manager
757-425-0000 x318
kay@virginiamoca.org

PLANNING YOUR EVENT

Virginia Is for Lovers

Our nationally accredited museum has multiple spaces available for your special event. Each rental comes with 200 white resin chairs, a wide variety of tables, and some audio/visual equipment.

To make your event easier we have:

• Two catering kitchens
• Two dressing rooms
• Free on-site parking
• LED Special effect lighting (Atrium)
• Ice machine (500 lbs)
• A stock of tables
• White resin chairs (200)
• Sectional bars (4)
• Cherry wood pedestals (4)
• Coat racks (2)
• A white resin arch
• Sound system and wireless microphone (Atrium) or speaker with microphone (Rodriguez)
• Lectern and microphone (Auditorium & Atrium)

We make every effort to be competitive in both our service and our pricing. Three main rooms are available for rent 7 days a week, dependent upon availability. The Atrium, Rodriguez Pavilion, and Price Auditorium provide ample space for entertaining your guests, while additional amenities and park-like grounds create a memorable experience.

• Atrium: $2,700–$5,500
• Rodriguez Pavilion: $1,500–$2,600
• Atrium and Rodriguez Pavilion: $3,450–$6,500
• Auditorium: $500–$900

Reach out to Facility Rental Manager Kay Barbini for details: kay@virginiamoca.org or 757.425.0000 ext.318

ATRIUM The expansive 4,800-square-foot atrium features a vaulted ceiling, skylight, mahogany trim, an LED lighting system, and live trees. A flexible floor plan can accommodate an intimate event for 35 or an extravagant gala for 350. Seated capacity: 200; Standing capacity: 350.

RODRIGUEZ PAVILION Featuring a 16-foot hanging Dale Chihuly sculpture and floor-to-ceiling windows, this 1,600 square-foot space is versatile and equipped with a separate outdoor entrance, a coat check, restrooms, and a catering kitchenette. Seated ceremony capacity: 150; Standing capacity: 200.

PRICE AUDITORIUM Our 268-seat theater-style auditorium is available for seminars, meetings, performances, and visual presentations. The auditorium has a 15-by-30-foot screen, complete stage, lightboard, and sound capability.

Floor Plan

RESERVATIONS We are happy to take reservations and hold a date for you! You can hold a date for 14 days free of charge, and then a non-refundable deposit and signed letter of agreement are due to reserve your special day. Your rental fee will be locked into place at this time and cannot increase even if rates change. Additional fees, if any, will be determined at the time of contract depending on any extras you want to add to your event.

LOGISTICS To make sure everything goes smoothly and fits within our guidelines we need to review the logistics of your event. We need to provide approval for all logistical plans including seating, lighting, and décor. We will also need to approve all vendors and contractors that will be visiting the site.

SECURITY Our security guards are great and will be on site for your whole event, including setup and breakdown. Rates vary based on needs, size of event, and date.

MAINTENANCE Clean up and trash removal is done by you or your vendors. If you need additional help, let us know and we will arrange for a cleaning service and make it part of the contract—no need to hire your own.

CATERING We have a list of creative and varied caterers from which you will choose.

SMOKING AND BEVERAGE RESTRICTIONS Smoking is limited to the designated smoking area provided outside of the building. All alcohol service requires an ABC license.

DECORATIONS We need to approve all decorations and are happy to provide more details.

PRINTED MATERIALS AND PUBLICITY If you plan to promote your event through posters, flyers, signs, or other publicity, let us know in advance so that our marketing team can approve them. For example, we need to make sure the company name and logo fit with our brand.

AUDITORIUM SPECIFICS Technical staff for lighting, sound, and projections should be familiar with our systems and we are happy to show them the ropes. Food and drink is welcome in the Atrium and Rodriguez Pavilion, but not the Auditorium.

Contact Kay Barbini with any questions, to take a tour, or to book the space today! Kay@VirginiaMOCA.org 757.425.0000 x318

Virginia MOCA works with a variety of vendors so you can choose one that suits your taste and budget for catering, lighting, entertainment, etc. Our facility rental staff will work with you and your vendors to create a memorable and enjoyable event!

All vendors must be licensed and insured.

There are many details to consider when planning your event. Our staff has collected the most frequently asked questions and provided answers to assist you with your planning.

IS MY DATE AVAILABLE? Bookings are updated constantly. Please reach out to Facility Rental Manager, Kay Barbini to find out if your date is available, at Kay@VirginiaMOCA.org.

HOW LONG CAN YOU “HOLD” MY DATE? We offer the courtesy of holding a date for 14 days.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach. We are in the ViBe Creative District and just minutes from the Virginia Beach resort district, boardwalk, and ocean.

WHAT RECEPTION SPACE(S) AND/OR CEREMONY OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE? We have three unique spaces available; the Atrium, Rodriguez Pavilion, and the Price Auditorium. See a full Floor Plan.

ATRIUM The expansive 4,800-square-foot atrium features a vaulted ceiling, skylight, mahogany trim, an LED lighting system, and live trees. A flexible floor plan can accommodate an intimate event for 35 or an extravagant gala for 350. Seated capacity: 200; Standing Capacity: 350.

RODRIGUEZ PAVILION Featuring a 16-foot hanging Dale Chihuly sculpture and floor-to-ceiling windows, this 1,600 square-foot space is versatile and equipped with a separate outdoor entrance, a coat check, restrooms, and a catering kitchenette. Seated ceremony capacity: 150; Standing capacity: 200.

PRICE AUDITORIUM Our 268-seat theater-style auditorium is available for seminars, meetings, performances, and visual presentations. The auditorium has a 15-by-30-foot screen, complete stage, lightboard and sound capability.

IS PARKING AVAILABLE/INCLUDED? Our free, on-site parking accommodates approximately 100 vehicles. All areas are mobility accessible.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES? For detailed information on pricing, check out the pricing section above.

IS A CEREMONY REHEARSAL INCLUDED? Yes, a one-hour ceremony rehearsal is included with wedding rentals.

CAN I BRING MY OWN CATERER? We have a list of creative and varied caterers from which you will choose.

DO YOU HAVE A VENDOR CONTACT LIST? Yes. We’re happy to provide you with a Preferred Vendor List.

AM I REQUIRED TO HIRE AN EVENT-COORDINATOR? Yes.

DO YOU HAVE TECHNICAL STAFF AVAILABLE/INCLUDED? No. Technical staff hired by the user must be familiar with Virginia MOCA’s lighting and audio system.

DO YOU HAVE AUDIO/VISUAL EQUIPMENT? We do, and are happy to share our inventory with you, or you can rent your own.

DO YOU INCLUDE TABLES? We provide 6′ and 8′ rectangle tables, 48″ and 60″ round tables, and cocktail tables.

DO YOU INCLUDE CHAIRS? Yes, we provide 200 white resin chairs.

WHAT ARE SET-UP/BREAK-DOWN POLICIES? The caterer is responsible for set-up and breakdown; we need to approve any other arrangements.

CAN I SUPPLY MY OWN DRINKS/ALCOHOL? Yes, with the proper ABC license.

CAN I SERVE RED WINE? Yes.

CAN COCKTAIL HOUR BE HELD OUTDOORS? Yes, the patio and covered walkway are available when pre-approved.

WHY DO I NEED SECURITY/STAFF? We are an accredited museum with the American Association of Museums and our standards and best practices require security to be on site when anyone is in the building.

DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE LIABILITY INSURANCE? Yes, and we are happy to provide more details.

Proceeds from Virginia MOCA facility rentals support our mission, bringing exceptional art exhibitions and educational programming to the community in Hampton Roads.

COMMUNITY RENTAL PROGRAM

COMMUNITY RENTAL PROGRAM

Virginia MOCA is proud to offer the use of our facility at minimal cost to local nonprofits whose events meet the following criteria:

  1. Event must take place on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday
  2. Event must be offered to the attendees at low or no cost
  3. Event organizers must provide sufficient volunteers to set up and break down tables and chairs, or employ a caterer from Virginia MOCA’s vendor list that will perform those duties. NOTE: Virginia MOCA staff shall not assist with this for liability purposes
  4. Event organizers must attend a walkthrough appointment no later than 3 weeks prior to event to finalize all logistics
  5. Organization must provide proof of liability insurance and a refundable damage deposit of $500
  6. Events involving alcohol must provide an ABC license or use an approved caterer from Virginia MOCA’s vendor list

Virginia MOCA will assess each application based on:

  1. Availability of date and space desired
  2. Accessibility to the public
  3. Alignment with Virginia MOCA’s mission

Virginia MOCA can host one Community Rental event per month. Applicants will be notified of approval no earlier than 4 months prior to desired event date. Applications received less than 4 months in advance will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis.

Please complete the following application and send it to Truly Matthews, director of education and engagement, at truly@virginiamoca.org

Please note that if a Community Rental slot is not available or your event does not qualify for the program, we do offer a 20% discount off our facility rental rates for all nonprofits.

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