Are you planning a waterside or beach wedding or wedding reception? Or, are you seeking something that allows you to have a traditional (or even a colonial or a pirate) event? The Watermen’s Museum is the perfect location for you. We are located directly on the only privately owned section of beach in the entire village of Colonial Yorktown. That means that you can take advantage of scenery unlike anything else around.
You can enjoy the tranquility of a magnificent sunset as you and your guests listen to the soothing sound of the waves lightly touching the sands. You can enjoy the picturesque driftwood tree surrounded by natural beach grasses that adorn our upper beach area. Or, if you just want to have something different to enjoy, how about a cannon being fired from our gun deck on the beach or a reproduction of a colonial windmill.
Voted as one of Virginia’s Top 100 Wedding since 2015, you can’t go wrong at our location. Our large beach area supports a small intimate wedding or a wedding large enough for over 250 people. The adjacent Carriage House is elevated nearly seven feet above the Riverwalk sidewalk and overlooks the beach and the historic and scenic York River. And, right next to the Carriage house is our 30 foot by 50 foot events tent, ensuring even the largest of weddings and receptions can be accommodated.
Rental of the Carriage House, Beach and Grounds is coordinated by our Administrative Office. Please contact us by email or phone. When contacting us please provide the following information.
Name of Contact Person:
Type of Event:
Number of Expected Attendees:
Questions You May Have:
We also encourage you to work with the tour preferred caterer at Chef K Cooking (chefkcooking.com). Although you don’t have to use Chef K Cooking as your event caterer, we highly recommend you check them out. The food is fantastic. Their wide selection of menu items are very reasonably priced. And, since they support nearly all of the events at our location you are assured of having a caterer that will set-up, perform, and clean-up completely, letting you focus on the beauty of this great day not on what has to be done by you or your wedding party before the day is over.
When you submit the form, a copy is sent to the Events Coordinator and to the Museum Administration Office. If you are not contacted by our events coordinator within 3 business days, please call the Watermen’s Museum at (757) 887-2641