The Water Table :
Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
The WaterTable is located on the south end of the resort strip, nestled slightly off the beaten path, on the Fisherman’s Wharf Marina property. It overlooks the scenic and enticing Rudee Inlet. Our physical address is: 530 Winston-Salem Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
WHAT IS YOUR CAPACITY?
We can comfortably accommodate approximately 200-400 guests for a Full Building Rental or 150 guests for dining and dancing together on a single floor. The occupancy for each floor is dependent on set up, sit down dinners each level maxes out at about 150 guests. Cocktail events can host upwards of 250-300 people.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS DO YOU HOST AT THE WATER TABLE?
We offer a highly flexible space with neutral interiors and expansive inlet views. It is the ideal location for corporate events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, large rehearsal dinners, as well as any large social occasion
MAY WE HAVE OUR CEREMONY HERE AS WELL AS THE RECEPTION?
Yes, we have both indoor and outdoor ceremony options. We can discuss choices depending on your number of guests and your individual needs. We also offer the option of an outdoor cocktail hour on our lawn or covered porch overlooking the water.
WHAT IS THE RENTAL FEE?
The Venue Rental starts at $3,850.00 and include both an indoor and outdoor space for approximately 150 guests.
The Full Building option is offered at $6750.00 and accommodates approximately 200-300 guests depending on set up.
Ceremonies on site are an additional $500.00, with both indoor and outdoor options.
Weekdays and in the month events are discounted, to be quoted depneding on the event needs.
WHO DOES THE CATERING AT THE WATER TABLE?
The WaterTable requires that only our pre-selected licensed and insured caterers operate in our facility. We offer several exceptional caterers from which to choose, and we will guide you based on your food desires and overall budget. The caterers with whom we work offer a wide variety of food choices and menus that are personalized for each event. Food choices run the spectrum from elegant surf & turf plated dinners to creative food stations and beautiful buffets, or casual BBQ’s. Food pricing is provided by one of our catering companies based on your menu selections. Outside caterers, family and friends are not permitted to provide cooking or catering.
MAY I BRING MY OWN LIQUOR OR OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR THE BAR?
Yes, The WaterTable allows you to purchase your own alcohol and provide it to us for chilling and serving. Our caterers provide the professional bartenders. The WaterTable caterers are all licensed and offer the option to provide you with full-service bar needs, including alcohol purchases. Kegs are not permitted.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE RENTAL FEE?
- Exquisite water views of Rudee Inlet
- Chic, neutral palette for Your desired look and color scheme
- Bridal Suite
- Event Set Up & Break Down
- Variety of table shapes and sizes for guest seating and food
- Cake table and gift tables
- Lawn or Covered Porch for Outdoor Ceremonies or Cocktail Hour
- Spacious dance floors
- Extra electrical circuitry for your band or DJ
- Unlimited fresh ice
- Free on-site parking
- Large gas fireplace
- Coat Closets
DO YOU HAVE PARKING?
Although we are near the oceanfront, we have our own private parking lot that can service your guests. Many guests now use ridesharing options which are inexpensive readily available to our location.
HOW MANY HOURS DO WE HAVE TO USE THE SPACE, INCLUDING SET UP AND CLEAN UP?
We allow an approximant 10-hour window to work with you and your vendors on the event day and leading up to. Total event time is dependent on the type of event and will be locked in on contract singing. No discounts will be permitted for using less than the contracted time frame. This includes set up, as well as actual reception and event time. We will schedule ceremony rehearsal if needed, as well as drop off alcohol and décor items prior to your event.
CAN YOU HELP ME WITH OTHER SERVICES THAT I NEED?
We have relationships with vendors providing any type of service that you could potentially require. We are happy to assist you in determining the best fit for your needs.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY VENUE?
We currently have no limitations on advanced bookings and tend to stay booked with events year-round. We recommend that you reserve your date as early as you would like.
WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE TO HOLD MY DATE?
We require a 50% non-refundable deposit along with a signed contract.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CHANGE MY EVENT DATE OR CANCEL MY EVENT ALTOGETHER?
To change the date, we apply your original deposit to another available date of your choice, with no additional fees or penalties.
WHEN MAY I SEE THE FACILITY?
The WaterTable is a privately owned facility and is shown by appointment only. Please call 757-425-1388 to schedule a personal tour at your convenience!
Please reach out with any additional questions.
We are happy to talk to you prior to a tour. We want to answer your questions and determine pricing and availability for your specific needs.
Let's Talk About Your Special Event
Please reach out to us with your inquiry and let's get the conversation started.
530 Winston-Salem Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451