Military Reunions in Chesapeake
When you choose a destination for your next military convention or veterans' reunion, you can count on Chesapeake, VA to exceed your expectations. With meeting spaces that can occupy two or 2,000, Chesapeake, VA has plenty of options to host gatherings for fellow service members, old and new.
Venues & Accommodations
If you require a meeting space to entertain large gatherings for something like a Dinner or a Service Ball, check out the Chesapeake Conference Center. Just 15 minutes from Norfolk International Airport, and including flexible floor plans, free Wi-Fi, and free parking, this is the perfect place to hold your special event. Whether you need microphones for toasts or a Missing Man Table, the staff will be available to help with whatever is necessary to accommodate your guests.
In search of something for a smaller crowd? Many of the area hotels have conference rooms perfect for intimate gatherings and include lockable spaces for hospitality rooms with plenty of room for memorabilia tables.
After catching up, reminiscing, and celebrating together, Chesapeake’s numerous hotel options will leave every guest feeling well-rested and happy.
Treat your guests to an afternoon of putting around Battlefield Golf Club at Centerville or, for a military step back in time, you can arrange a visit to the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum. Here, attendees can stand on the field where Virginia's first land battle—and victory!—of the American Revolution was fought and recreate Virginia’s road to independence.
For a different look at the past don’t forget to book visits to Nauticus and the Victory Rover Naval Base. At Nauticus, guests can explore the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Nauticus offers self-guided and guided tours that allow visitors to experience this majestic ship in all its glory.
Guests can also take in the sights and the sea on a Naval Base cruise aboard the Victory Rover. The vessel can accommodate up to 149 guests and features a climate-controlled main cabin with large picture windows and ample comfortable seating. The cruise takes guests on a trip down the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor.
And, of course, while the group is in town, they can pay their respects to fellow veterans at the Chesapeake Veterans’ Memorial.
If you’re looking for a place where attendees can gather around good food, you’re in luck. With Chesapeake’s many dining options, you’ll find something that will satisfy everyone. Lockside Bar & Grill welcomes groups and offers breakfast favorites, lunch staples, and dinner entrees like Rosemary Chicken, Jambalaya, and Shrimp Scampi. Catering is another great option when you’d like to host your event in the great outdoors. Order some delicious grub from Southside BBQ & Catering and enjoy the waterfront views at Elizabeth River Park.
Perhaps, your group would rather celebrate over drinks. The Garage Brewery is a wonderful casual choice where guests can enjoy the outdoor patio while enjoying one of the beers on tap.
With so many activities for all kinds of visitors, Chesapeake is a perfect reunion destination for heroes of all branches of the armed forces. Let the Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau help your group relive the glory of your military days. From finding the perfect venue to wow your attendees to booking the ideal accommodations with all the amenities, Chesapeake’s CVB Services are personalized to your needs.