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National Museum of the Marine Corps

Triangle , VA
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LOCATION

18900 Jeff Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA 22172 US (map)

PHONE

703-649-2350

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The core values of the Marine Corps – honor, courage, and commitment – echo from the marble and glass walls within the Leatherneck Gallery. A gleaming mast rises 210 feet high, while... Read more
The core values of the Marine Corps – honor, courage, and commitment – echo from the marble and glass walls within the Leatherneck Gallery. A gleaming mast rises 210 feet high, while vintage aircraft fly overhead. This stunning scene visible from overlooks, balconies, and four observation decks is the ideal setting for the perfect night.

The Museum will open it’s doors to co-sponsor events ranging from the intimate to the elaborate. This versatile facility can accommodate virtually any request.

Events held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps are catered exclusively by Guest Services Inc., known for catering the most prestigious events. With personalized event planning and renowned catering, your occasion will be sensational. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Museum, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Modern, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeurves, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chair Covers, Chairs, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Wheelchair Access

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel is the most beautiful space I have laid eyes on. It has so much sentimental value. I would recommend this facility for anyone interested in an intimate ceremony.
The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel is the most beautiful space I have laid eyes on. It has so much sentimental value. I Read more...
The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel is the most beautiful space I have laid eyes on. It has so much sentimental value. I would recommend this facility for anyone interested in an intimate ceremony. Read less
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Abigail
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel at the Marine Corps Museum and absolutely LOVED it!!! It was absolutely gorgeous and the staff was fantastic to deal with! None of our guests could stop raving about the chapel and how beautiful it was! The photographer absolutely loved it and loved taking photos of it! I cannot say enough good things about our experience here!!
We had our wedding ceremony at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel at the Marine Corps Museum and absolutely LOVED it!!! It Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel at the Marine Corps Museum and absolutely LOVED it!!! It was absolutely gorgeous and the staff was fantastic to deal with! None of our guests could stop raving about the chapel and how beautiful it was! The photographer absolutely loved it and loved taking photos of it! I cannot say enough good things about our experience here!! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a unique venue, and beautiful site, this is definitely the place. I can't even tell you how many compliments we received on our venue alone. The chapel where we had the ceremony was absolutely gorgeous, and a great backdrop for pictures. I worked with Kelly and she was awesome! Very responsive, and always willing to help and answer all my questions on the catering end of it. Pam was great on answering all my questions in regards to the museum itself. We ended up choosing a buffet for our meal, and it was delicious! All of our guests raved about how great the food was. All in all I would definitely recommend the museum for your wedding venue!
If you're looking for a unique venue, and beautiful site, this is definitely the place. I can't even tell you how many Read more...
If you're looking for a unique venue, and beautiful site, this is definitely the place. I can't even tell you how many compliments we received on our venue alone. The chapel where we had the ceremony was absolutely gorgeous, and a great backdrop for pictures. I worked with Kelly and she was awesome! Very responsive, and always willing to help and answer all my questions on the catering end of it. Pam was great on answering all my questions in regards to the museum itself. We ended up choosing a buffet for our meal, and it was delicious! All of our guests raved about how great the food was. All in all I would definitely recommend the museum for your wedding venue! Read less
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winterwonderlandbride
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The National Museum of the Marine Corps was the absolute best venue for my wedding. The staff here are INCREDIBLE!! From setting up full tables for our food tasting to providing us with a cocktail tasting to choose our signature drinks, everyone gave off the vibe that they were here for us. We worked closely with Kelly who was amazing. Before the guests arrived, the museum put my bridal party and I up in the tun tavern and had a personal bartender for us. It was so much fun to spend time with my bridesmaids and new husband alone before the reception. The food and drinks were amazing and my guests cannot stop talking about everything. We served a pecan apple tart for dessert (delicious!) and the museum boxed up our cake into individual boxes for the guests to take home. They made every detail come together flawlessly and gave my over 200 guests each a personal experience.

The museum and the museum chapel have so many locations for gorgeous pictures. The lighting (as well as the high ceiling) inside the museum at night are unbelievable. Although the dance floor was a huge hit, my non-dancing guests LOVED the opportunity to tour the museum throughout my reception.

My only advice would be absolutely go for the extra reception hour--your guests will not be ready to leave this incredible venue!!! It was absolutely worth it!
The National Museum of the Marine Corps was the absolute best venue for my wedding. The staff here are INCREDIBLE!! From Read more...
The National Museum of the Marine Corps was the absolute best venue for my wedding. The staff here are INCREDIBLE!! From setting up full tables for our food tasting to providing us with a cocktail tasting to choose our signature drinks, everyone gave off the vibe that they were here for us. We worked closely with Kelly who was amazing. Before the guests arrived, the museum put my bridal party and I up in the tun tavern and had a personal bartender for us. It was so much fun to spend time with my bridesmaids and new husband alone before the reception. The food and drinks were amazing and my guests cannot stop talking about everything. We served a pecan apple tart for dessert (delicious!) and the museum boxed up our cake into individual boxes for the guests to take home. They made every detail come together flawlessly and gave my over 200 guests each a personal experience.

The museum and the museum chapel have so many locations for gorgeous pictures. The lighting (as well as the high ceiling) inside the museum at night are unbelievable. Although the dance floor was a huge hit, my non-dancing guests LOVED the opportunity to tour the museum throughout my reception.

My only advice would be absolutely go for the extra reception hour--your guests will not be ready to leave this incredible venue!!! It was absolutely worth it! Read less
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shirl
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Spectacular! Our wedding was at the beautiful chapel on the hill overlooking the museum. The reception was held in the museum. Outstanding across the board. The guests just raved about the venue, the food and the museum exhibits(which are open for your event).
The staff at the NMMC were exceptional. So helpful and patient. The had wonderful suggestions. They walked us through the whole process so there were no surprises. On the evening of the event, the management staff was there overseeing the whole thing. The catering staff was incredible- so attentive.
And the food was outstanding (a pleasant surprise).
Can't say enough good thing about it and such a special place!
Spectacular! Our wedding was at the beautiful chapel on the hill overlooking the museum. The reception was held in the Read more...
Spectacular! Our wedding was at the beautiful chapel on the hill overlooking the museum. The reception was held in the museum. Outstanding across the board. The guests just raved about the venue, the food and the museum exhibits(which are open for your event).
The staff at the NMMC were exceptional. So helpful and patient. The had wonderful suggestions. They walked us through the whole process so there were no surprises. On the evening of the event, the management staff was there overseeing the whole thing. The catering staff was incredible- so attentive.
And the food was outstanding (a pleasant surprise).
Can't say enough good thing about it and such a special place! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
11/15/2014
4.8/5.0
This venue is absolutely gorgeous. Pam Dodson and her staff (Kendall) did a fabulous job in helping us prepare for the wedding. Kendall was at our ceremony and went above and beyond to make sure the entire night went off perfectly. On the catering side, Kirby Yonce and Katie Coleman led the charge. Both ladies did an excellent job. My fiance and I asked for special wine & beers, and Kirby tirelessly went back to her distributor to find options that we liked. Kirby also helped us plan the menu by keeping in mind our overall food selections and provided a lot of guidance to me and my mom during the planning process. The only thing you'll want to keep in mind about this venue is that the chapel is not very large. It holds roughly 100 people comfortably. While it is a gorgeous space, it can be tough to narrow down a guest list in some cases. On the other hand, the museum is extremely spacious, so you will want to have around 100 guests otherwise your reception could feel a bit empty. We had right at 100 people at our wedding and it was perfect. If possible try to get married around sunset. The glass chapel, which is completely "see through", has gorgeous views and you will want to take advantage of getting pictures in the partial daylight!
This venue is absolutely gorgeous. Pam Dodson and her staff (Kendall) did a fabulous job in helping us prepare for the Read more...
This venue is absolutely gorgeous. Pam Dodson and her staff (Kendall) did a fabulous job in helping us prepare for the wedding. Kendall was at our ceremony and went above and beyond to make sure the entire night went off perfectly. On the catering side, Kirby Yonce and Katie Coleman led the charge. Both ladies did an excellent job. My fiance and I asked for special wine & beers, and Kirby tirelessly went back to her distributor to find options that we liked. Kirby also helped us plan the menu by keeping in mind our overall food selections and provided a lot of guidance to me and my mom during the planning process. The only thing you'll want to keep in mind about this venue is that the chapel is not very large. It holds roughly 100 people comfortably. While it is a gorgeous space, it can be tough to narrow down a guest list in some cases. On the other hand, the museum is extremely spacious, so you will want to have around 100 guests otherwise your reception could feel a bit empty. We had right at 100 people at our wedding and it was perfect. If possible try to get married around sunset. The glass chapel, which is completely "see through", has gorgeous views and you will want to take advantage of getting pictures in the partial daylight! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.8/5.0
We fell in love with the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel, and could not have asked for a more beautiful, intimate setting. Our wedding was in the evening, so we held our reception in the museum after hours, and had it all to ourselves. Pam (director of events) and Kelly (director of catering) were very helpful and accommodating for anything that we needed, or that our guests needed. Highly recommend, especially for a military wedding!
We fell in love with the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel, and could not have asked for a more beautiful, intimate setting. Read more...
We fell in love with the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel, and could not have asked for a more beautiful, intimate setting. Our wedding was in the evening, so we held our reception in the museum after hours, and had it all to ourselves. Pam (director of events) and Kelly (director of catering) were very helpful and accommodating for anything that we needed, or that our guests needed. Highly recommend, especially for a military wedding! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
12/13/2014
4.4/5.0
The venue itself is great. The cateriing through Aramark is not as great. The food was delicious, we had prime rib and tarragon chicken. However, after 3 different catering managers in a year and some miscommunication between the last catering manager and the manager on duty the night of the wedding, our wine service with dinner did not happen. And the manager on duty that night, Steve was rather rude at times. The staffed bussed the tables way too fast. Clearing off guest drinks and food while they were dancing. They failed to return the top of the wedding cake and I had to go in and ask if there was any cake left. Overall the reception was nice but they need to improve their communication between managers and quit clearing the tables before guests have finished their food and drinks. They did refund me the cost of the wine service but I would have rather my wedding guests have the table side wine with their meal.
The venue itself is great. The cateriing through Aramark is not as great. The food was delicious, we had prime rib and Read more...
The venue itself is great. The cateriing through Aramark is not as great. The food was delicious, we had prime rib and tarragon chicken. However, after 3 different catering managers in a year and some miscommunication between the last catering manager and the manager on duty the night of the wedding, our wine service with dinner did not happen. And the manager on duty that night, Steve was rather rude at times. The staffed bussed the tables way too fast. Clearing off guest drinks and food while they were dancing. They failed to return the top of the wedding cake and I had to go in and ask if there was any cake left. Overall the reception was nice but they need to improve their communication between managers and quit clearing the tables before guests have finished their food and drinks. They did refund me the cost of the wine service but I would have rather my wedding guests have the table side wine with their meal. Read less
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