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DISCOVER A HOTEL WHERE HISTORY MEETS HEART. Welcome to a hotel in the heart of this vibrant, historic Norfolk district which provides the ultimate backdrop for the perfect wedding experience. Offering over 68,000 square feet of space and a certiďŹ ed wedding planner on staff to assist you in making your wedding dreams come true. To p it all off with a stunning waterfront view, great deals on guest room blocks and opportunities galore, and you have a wedding celebration that guests will be raving about for years to come. 235 East Main Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510 757-627-4200

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