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Cavalier Hotel

Virginia Beach , VA
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4201 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 US (map)

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757-352-2767

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Cavalier Brides. Since 1927, the Tradition continues. Discover the magic of Virginia Beach’s premier wedding destination. From the panoramic views of Orions on the 11th floor of the... Read more
Cavalier Brides. Since 1927, the Tradition continues. Discover the magic of Virginia Beach’s premier wedding destination. From the panoramic views of Orions on the 11th floor of the Oceanfront Cavalier to the old-world elegance of the luxurious Grand Ballroom in The Original Cavalier, our wide range of venues afford the sophistication and flexibility to ensure that your wedding day is everything you’ve imagined. Whether you are planning a celebration of opulent grandeur, sun-drenched festivity, or intimate romance, your wedding at The Cavalier will surpass expectations. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/12/2013
3.8/5.0
I'll start by saying that Diana was amazing throughout the whole process. She was great at answering questions and was available practically 24/7. She was fantastic.

As far as the wedding goes, it was an amazing night. All of my guests said it was one of the best weddings they've ever attended. We had our ceremony in the Raleigh Porch, cocktail hour in the Raleigh Lounge, and reception in the Grand Ballroom. All 3 rooms looked great. There are a few places that are in need to repair but once this place is "all dolled up", you won't even notice them.

Food: They all raved about the cocktail hour food. However, we (me, groom, & bridal party) were supposed to have some appetizers held back while we waited to go into the reception. This never happened. Dinner was just "ok". The chicken was the same dish but prepared totally different than the one at our tasting. The steak was kind of bland. However, I almost expect that when food is cooked in bulk. Also, according to Diana they were short-staffed in the kitchen. Also, everyone who ordered the vegetarian dish received their food so late that everyone else was already finished eating. We were also supposed to have our meals boxed if we didn't finish them (I only ate 2 bites) but they were cleared from our table and never seen again.

Drinks/bar: the bartender was great. She definitely wasn't stingy on the alcohol, which I appreciate considering what you pay for them. However, I specifically stated that I wanted the "premium" liqour and "top-shelf" was served. While I'm sure my guests appreciated this, it made the bar run out a lot faster. I put down a certain amount of money based on the premium liqour prices and it was supposed to last a certain amount of time,well that amount obviously didn't go very far since they used top-shelf.

Overall, the wedding was great, just a few hiccups. This is such a beautiful wedding venue and I hope that the new owner revives the place and makes it as grand as it used to be.
I'll start by saying that Diana was amazing throughout the whole process. She was great at answering questions and was Read more...
I'll start by saying that Diana was amazing throughout the whole process. She was great at answering questions and was available practically 24/7. She was fantastic.

As far as the wedding goes, it was an amazing night. All of my guests said it was one of the best weddings they've ever attended. We had our ceremony in the Raleigh Porch, cocktail hour in the Raleigh Lounge, and reception in the Grand Ballroom. All 3 rooms looked great. There are a few places that are in need to repair but once this place is "all dolled up", you won't even notice them.

Food: They all raved about the cocktail hour food. However, we (me, groom, & bridal party) were supposed to have some appetizers held back while we waited to go into the reception. This never happened. Dinner was just "ok". The chicken was the same dish but prepared totally different than the one at our tasting. The steak was kind of bland. However, I almost expect that when food is cooked in bulk. Also, according to Diana they were short-staffed in the kitchen. Also, everyone who ordered the vegetarian dish received their food so late that everyone else was already finished eating. We were also supposed to have our meals boxed if we didn't finish them (I only ate 2 bites) but they were cleared from our table and never seen again.

Drinks/bar: the bartender was great. She definitely wasn't stingy on the alcohol, which I appreciate considering what you pay for them. However, I specifically stated that I wanted the "premium" liqour and "top-shelf" was served. While I'm sure my guests appreciated this, it made the bar run out a lot faster. I put down a certain amount of money based on the premium liqour prices and it was supposed to last a certain amount of time,well that amount obviously didn't go very far since they used top-shelf.

Overall, the wedding was great, just a few hiccups. This is such a beautiful wedding venue and I hope that the new owner revives the place and makes it as grand as it used to be. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.9/5.0
Cavalier was great. The view for our reception was amazing.
Cavalier was great. The view for our reception was amazing.
Cavalier was great. The view for our reception was amazing. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding was located at the Cavalier on the hill in the ballroom. Diana was great and easy to work with. If we ever had a problem she was there to help us thru it. The Cavalier is loaded with history and that makes for a great time.

Thank You Diana.....
My daughter's wedding was located at the Cavalier on the hill in the ballroom. Diana was great and easy to work with. If Read more...
My daughter's wedding was located at the Cavalier on the hill in the ballroom. Diana was great and easy to work with. If we ever had a problem she was there to help us thru it. The Cavalier is loaded with history and that makes for a great time.

Thank You Diana..... Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
5/18/2013
0.9/5.0
Complete fake respect is all you will get from this place. DO NOT BOOK YOUR RECEPTION HERE. Go somewhere else more updated and more in tune with client satisfaction. Do not expect to get any left over appetizers or unserved entrees as they will quote some non-existent law (it is their policy) while they divide your food in the back more than likely. Very expensive bridal boquets were used for a few of the centerpieces and were missing the next day when we arrived to clean up. The cavalier swears it was not their staff but you will discover they are the only ones with access to the venue off hours. They replaced our personal LED lights in our notices with their candles....and those turned up missing as well. You are simply better off going with the Lesner Inn, Catch 31, or the yacht club.
Complete fake respect is all you will get from this place. DO NOT BOOK YOUR RECEPTION HERE. Go somewhere else more updated Read more...
Complete fake respect is all you will get from this place. DO NOT BOOK YOUR RECEPTION HERE. Go somewhere else more updated and more in tune with client satisfaction. Do not expect to get any left over appetizers or unserved entrees as they will quote some non-existent law (it is their policy) while they divide your food in the back more than likely. Very expensive bridal boquets were used for a few of the centerpieces and were missing the next day when we arrived to clean up. The cavalier swears it was not their staff but you will discover they are the only ones with access to the venue off hours. They replaced our personal LED lights in our notices with their candles....and those turned up missing as well. You are simply better off going with the Lesner Inn, Catch 31, or the yacht club. Read less
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Blake
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our reception at the Cavalier Oceanfront in Orion's Roof. We had an absolutely exceptional experience with Diana, the coordinator at the Cavalier, and all of her staff. Diana was available at all times to answer questions, soothe nerves, and to help make our day the best day ever. We met with her formally twice, and we talked to her about once or twice a week as the wedding grew closer - intense, I know, especially since she had my father, mother, and I calling at all different times. Diana worked with our price points, and she didn't make us feel crazy for being on a budget or not wanting to spend over a certain amount of money. Diana was graceful, poised, and relaxed - and she helped my family and I relax and truly enjoy the time as well.

Orion's Roof, on the top floor of the Cavalier Oceanfront, is amazing. The view from Orion's Roof is phenomenal - I cried the first three times I visited it. Three sides of the room are floor to ceiling windows. It was a lovely, lovely setting for our beach themed wedding. The food was incredible the night of the reception. Diana saved plates of food for my husband and me to eat later - which we did, and we were so grateful. The staff was incredibly accommodating, and they were super friendly, even bringing us drinks and a plate of appetizers from the cocktail hour when we first got there. Another bonus was that Diana's staff lit all of the candles in our centerpieces so we didn't have to worry about assigning someone to that task.

Our guests were able to book rooms at great rates in order to stay for the weekend. Ryan, the front desk/reservations manager, was accommodating and friendly. The room my husband and I stayed in was lovely, and we had a beautiful view of the sunrise the morning after the wedding.

Without a doubt, you absolutely MUST book your reception at the Cavalier Oceanfront. You will not be disappointed.
My husband and I had our reception at the Cavalier Oceanfront in Orion's Roof. We had an absolutely exceptional experience Read more...
My husband and I had our reception at the Cavalier Oceanfront in Orion's Roof. We had an absolutely exceptional experience with Diana, the coordinator at the Cavalier, and all of her staff. Diana was available at all times to answer questions, soothe nerves, and to help make our day the best day ever. We met with her formally twice, and we talked to her about once or twice a week as the wedding grew closer - intense, I know, especially since she had my father, mother, and I calling at all different times. Diana worked with our price points, and she didn't make us feel crazy for being on a budget or not wanting to spend over a certain amount of money. Diana was graceful, poised, and relaxed - and she helped my family and I relax and truly enjoy the time as well.

Orion's Roof, on the top floor of the Cavalier Oceanfront, is amazing. The view from Orion's Roof is phenomenal - I cried the first three times I visited it. Three sides of the room are floor to ceiling windows. It was a lovely, lovely setting for our beach themed wedding. The food was incredible the night of the reception. Diana saved plates of food for my husband and me to eat later - which we did, and we were so grateful. The staff was incredibly accommodating, and they were super friendly, even bringing us drinks and a plate of appetizers from the cocktail hour when we first got there. Another bonus was that Diana's staff lit all of the candles in our centerpieces so we didn't have to worry about assigning someone to that task.

Our guests were able to book rooms at great rates in order to stay for the weekend. Ryan, the front desk/reservations manager, was accommodating and friendly. The room my husband and I stayed in was lovely, and we had a beautiful view of the sunrise the morning after the wedding.

Without a doubt, you absolutely MUST book your reception at the Cavalier Oceanfront. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/20/2013
3.4/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the cavalier and while we thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day we were not as thrilled with the venue. For a historic venue on the ocean front, this place rocks. All of the rooms are gorgeous and ooze southern charm.Diana is easy to work with and serves as an excellent resource but the rest of the staff falls short. We had to constantly check in to make sure they received our paperwork and payments with often lengthy waits in between conversations. This place would be lost without Diana! We eventually just addressed everything to her.
When we arrived to the rehearsal we noticed that the lawn was littered with trash, plates and silverware and my bridal party took the task to clean it up. Note to future brides: be sure to ask about ALL of the "lawns" you can rent for your ceremony.Make sure they tell you other locations nearby that are rentable, otherwise you could be 15yds away from another bride.We thought the pricing on our room block was excellent, but upon arrival we started having second thoughts.The hotel itself is dated and the staff does not pay you much attention.Once you leave the lobby there is a funny smell and every time I walked in the elevator there was trash.My mom finally had enough and started to pick it up herself because we were both embarrassed that our guests had to deal with it. She cleaned out one elevator just to come back an hour later to more trash..Do they not have a cleaning staff?As far as the menu went, it was basic wedding food. Everyone told me that the chef creates one of a kind meals but this was just okay. The bride and groom traditionally eat first, as we did, and our food was cold. We were promised a to go plate for our hotel room, that didn't happen and our cake topper looked like someone sat on it.
All in all, we loved our wedding and Diana was a pleasure to work with. We could have done without the little headaches in between.
We had our ceremony and reception at the cavalier and while we thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day we were not as thrilled Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at the cavalier and while we thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day we were not as thrilled with the venue. For a historic venue on the ocean front, this place rocks. All of the rooms are gorgeous and ooze southern charm.Diana is easy to work with and serves as an excellent resource but the rest of the staff falls short. We had to constantly check in to make sure they received our paperwork and payments with often lengthy waits in between conversations. This place would be lost without Diana! We eventually just addressed everything to her.
When we arrived to the rehearsal we noticed that the lawn was littered with trash, plates and silverware and my bridal party took the task to clean it up. Note to future brides: be sure to ask about ALL of the "lawns" you can rent for your ceremony.Make sure they tell you other locations nearby that are rentable, otherwise you could be 15yds away from another bride.We thought the pricing on our room block was excellent, but upon arrival we started having second thoughts.The hotel itself is dated and the staff does not pay you much attention.Once you leave the lobby there is a funny smell and every time I walked in the elevator there was trash.My mom finally had enough and started to pick it up herself because we were both embarrassed that our guests had to deal with it. She cleaned out one elevator just to come back an hour later to more trash..Do they not have a cleaning staff?As far as the menu went, it was basic wedding food. Everyone told me that the chef creates one of a kind meals but this was just okay. The bride and groom traditionally eat first, as we did, and our food was cold. We were promised a to go plate for our hotel room, that didn't happen and our cake topper looked like someone sat on it.
All in all, we loved our wedding and Diana was a pleasure to work with. We could have done without the little headaches in between. Read less
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Nicki
Wedding:
6/3/2012
4.9/5.0
I had the best wedding at The Cavalier Hotel! My ceremony was on the lawn above the "Cavalier" on the grass---we used the tree as our backdrop. My reception was in Orions on the 11th floor. The view was incredible---there was a storm coming in and we watched lightning dance on the water...magical. Diana and her staff did an amazing job and the food was wonderful. I highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants an unforgettable wedding! Thank you, thank you, Cavalier!
I had the best wedding at The Cavalier Hotel! My ceremony was on the lawn above the "Cavalier" on the grass---we used the Read more...
I had the best wedding at The Cavalier Hotel! My ceremony was on the lawn above the "Cavalier" on the grass---we used the tree as our backdrop. My reception was in Orions on the 11th floor. The view was incredible---there was a storm coming in and we watched lightning dance on the water...magical. Diana and her staff did an amazing job and the food was wonderful. I highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants an unforgettable wedding! Thank you, thank you, Cavalier! Read less
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s
Wedding:
5/20/2012
4.7/5.0
The venue is beautiful. The wedding was held in the Pochantas Room, which is surrounded by a wrap around sun room, and an outdoor porch.

It rained on the wedding day, so we had to re-group and move inside, but the people at the Cavalier were great, they offered up a wonderful alternative, swung into action to help us re-group and went out of their way to accommodate us. Also, because of all the light and the enclosed porches, it didn't even feel like we had to move inside. It was wonderful.

Also, the venue is so pretty, that it required very little dressing up, which saved a bundle on flowers and decorations. Food was god, people were nice, I can't say enough good things about the place.
The venue is beautiful. The wedding was held in the Pochantas Room, which is surrounded by a wrap around sun room, and an Read more...
The venue is beautiful. The wedding was held in the Pochantas Room, which is surrounded by a wrap around sun room, and an outdoor porch.

It rained on the wedding day, so we had to re-group and move inside, but the people at the Cavalier were great, they offered up a wonderful alternative, swung into action to help us re-group and went out of their way to accommodate us. Also, because of all the light and the enclosed porches, it didn't even feel like we had to move inside. It was wonderful.

Also, the venue is so pretty, that it required very little dressing up, which saved a bundle on flowers and decorations. Food was god, people were nice, I can't say enough good things about the place. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/12/2012
2.1/5.0
Where do I even start...my husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at the Cavalier. Our ceremony was in the Old Cavalier on the Hill in one of the porches. We were the only wedding/event in that room all weekend. We chose to do ceremony sand instead of a unity candle. When we went to retrieve our sand, we were told it was "misplaced". I called, emailed, and personally went up there in search for our sand with no luck. How does a venue "misplace" something like this? We only have pictures of the ceremony and nothing from our actual ceremony and that was the one special thing we wanted out of the ceremony.

THEN....we go to the reception...the bartenders were absolutely rude to our guests. We originally wanted call brand liquor, but my parents wanted to upgrade to premium. My parents paid for premium but at the wedding we were served call brand. We had an open bar, and coming from someone who works at a bar, you can't screw over industry people. The bartenders were triple pouring...to the point where the drinks were not drinkable. We were told no shots were allowed to be given out due to liability issues and ABC laws. The bartenders were handing out shots left and right and even gave some of our guests an open bottle of Jim Beam to do what they please with it. We also had a beer list we requested and paid for, and Bud Light was on that list. My mom went to the bar to get a Bud Light and they told her that it was for the groom's family only! My mom was absolutely livid!! They paid for the wedding!!! At the end of the night, we were told we were to get two plates of food and the cake topper sent to our room. We never got any food because as they told us, they "forgot", and our cake topper looked as if it was dropped en route to our honeymoon suite! All they sent to our room was a warm half eaten cheese plate. After the ceremony, one of the bartenders went to the bar we all went to and started a fight with some of our guests!! DO NOT book this venue!!
Where do I even start...my husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at the Cavalier. Our ceremony was in the Old Read more...
Where do I even start...my husband and I had both our ceremony and reception at the Cavalier. Our ceremony was in the Old Cavalier on the Hill in one of the porches. We were the only wedding/event in that room all weekend. We chose to do ceremony sand instead of a unity candle. When we went to retrieve our sand, we were told it was "misplaced". I called, emailed, and personally went up there in search for our sand with no luck. How does a venue "misplace" something like this? We only have pictures of the ceremony and nothing from our actual ceremony and that was the one special thing we wanted out of the ceremony.

THEN....we go to the reception...the bartenders were absolutely rude to our guests. We originally wanted call brand liquor, but my parents wanted to upgrade to premium. My parents paid for premium but at the wedding we were served call brand. We had an open bar, and coming from someone who works at a bar, you can't screw over industry people. The bartenders were triple pouring...to the point where the drinks were not drinkable. We were told no shots were allowed to be given out due to liability issues and ABC laws. The bartenders were handing out shots left and right and even gave some of our guests an open bottle of Jim Beam to do what they please with it. We also had a beer list we requested and paid for, and Bud Light was on that list. My mom went to the bar to get a Bud Light and they told her that it was for the groom's family only! My mom was absolutely livid!! They paid for the wedding!!! At the end of the night, we were told we were to get two plates of food and the cake topper sent to our room. We never got any food because as they told us, they "forgot", and our cake topper looked as if it was dropped en route to our honeymoon suite! All they sent to our room was a warm half eaten cheese plate. After the ceremony, one of the bartenders went to the bar we all went to and started a fight with some of our guests!! DO NOT book this venue!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.4/5.0
Growing up in Virginia Beach/Norfolk I passed the Cavalier Hotel on a regular basis. After attending a friend's wedding reception at the old Cavalier on the hill in 2009, I was able to see the inside and get an idea of what the setting was like. We worked with Diana to see the different spaces available and ended up deciding on the Grand Ballroom (I believe that's what it's called?). The time of year was nice because the old hotel does not open for guests until after Memorial Day, so we didn't have guests coming in and out or poking their heads into our reception. I did find communication a little hard as it took a little longer than I would expect to get response on some things. The tasting was great and the food was great, but at the reception what we got for dinner (we had a sit down, not stations/buffet) was not exactly what we had ordered on the contract. It was still good, but it was a little disappointing because I was really looking forward to the chicken dish I had picked out. Prior to being announced into the reception we were kept in a nice sized room downstairs. We were also HIGHLY disappointed that we only got cheese and crackers and one bottle of white and red wine instead of the tray of appetizers that we had picked out as we were told we would get. When we saw they were not there we asked for them, but still never got them. The space was nice and there was plenty of room for our guests and the dance floor, but it got hot very quickly. I asked a few times for the AC to be turned up to cool the place off, but it never happened (at least it didn't feel like it). I was a sweaty mess by the end of the night.
Growing up in Virginia Beach/Norfolk I passed the Cavalier Hotel on a regular basis. After attending a friend's wedding Read more...
Growing up in Virginia Beach/Norfolk I passed the Cavalier Hotel on a regular basis. After attending a friend's wedding reception at the old Cavalier on the hill in 2009, I was able to see the inside and get an idea of what the setting was like. We worked with Diana to see the different spaces available and ended up deciding on the Grand Ballroom (I believe that's what it's called?). The time of year was nice because the old hotel does not open for guests until after Memorial Day, so we didn't have guests coming in and out or poking their heads into our reception. I did find communication a little hard as it took a little longer than I would expect to get response on some things. The tasting was great and the food was great, but at the reception what we got for dinner (we had a sit down, not stations/buffet) was not exactly what we had ordered on the contract. It was still good, but it was a little disappointing because I was really looking forward to the chicken dish I had picked out. Prior to being announced into the reception we were kept in a nice sized room downstairs. We were also HIGHLY disappointed that we only got cheese and crackers and one bottle of white and red wine instead of the tray of appetizers that we had picked out as we were told we would get. When we saw they were not there we asked for them, but still never got them. The space was nice and there was plenty of room for our guests and the dance floor, but it got hot very quickly. I asked a few times for the AC to be turned up to cool the place off, but it never happened (at least it didn't feel like it). I was a sweaty mess by the end of the night. Read less
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