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Why Are Leap Year Weddings Considered Good Luck?

A Leap Year, that anomalous extra day tagged at the end of February, presents a peculiar proposition that’s been swirling in marriage myths for centuries. To the typical person, it’s just another day on a calendar. But to the star-crossed lovers intending to bridge the gap between commitment and celebration, it beckons a bevy of…

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2024 Wedding Color Trends: A Seasonal Guide

Weddings celebrate love, partnership, and the start of a new chapter together. As every couple is unique, so should the elements that make up their special day. One way to personalize your wedding and set the tone for the celebration is your choice of colors. Trends come and go, but your wedding colors can make…

Tips for Organizing a Memorable Wedding Without the Stress

Tips for Organizing a Memorable Wedding Without the Stress

Planning a wedding should be a joyous occasion, but it can quickly become overwhelming without the right approach. As you are learning, and something many people have experienced, planning a wedding can be intense and restless if you do not know where to begin. The last thing we want is for the excited newlyweds to…

10 Reasons to Prioritize Choosing Your Wedding Venue

10 Reasons to Prioritize Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Yay, you’re engaged! (Congratulations, love birds!) Once you announce and celebrate your engagement, people will start asking many wedding planning questions. The first question is, “Have you picked a date?” While you may have a specific date that is a priority for you and your new fiancé, we recommend looking at wedding venues to start…

Crafting Unforgettable Networking Opportunities at Your Social Event

Crafting Unforgettable Networking Opportunities at Your Social Event

Are you planning a social event in Suffolk, VA, or Hampton Roads? Are you looking to create lasting connections among your guests? Look no further than Suffolk Conference Center! Our premier venue offers the perfect social event venue. By strategically planning your event, you can foster connections that will leave a lasting impression. Let us…

2024 Wedding Trends Unveiled: A Sneak Peek into the Wedding Styles and Themes

2024 Wedding Trends Unveiled: A Sneak Peek into the Wedding Styles and Themes

It’s indisputable that wedding venue suffolk va, are alluring. Imagine exchanging vows in a stately manor or a beautiful riverfront building that exudes elegance and sophistication. Suffolk boasts a rich history, and its historic venues add a touch of old-world charm to any wedding celebration. From blooming gardens to standing next to the Nansemond River…

Get Ready for 2024: 10 Wedding Trends You'll Want to Know About

Get Ready for 2024: 10 Wedding Trends You’ll Want to Know About

Welcome to the Suffolk Conference Center, your premier wedding venue in Suffolk, VA. Our elite team of professionals is here to help you plan and enjoy your special day. We believe planning your wedding should be about celebrating you and your fiancé’s love. Trends come and go throughout the years, and traditional wedding customs may…

Reasons You Need a Venue for an Engaging Corporate Event

7 Reasons You Need a Venue for an Engaging Corporate Event

Your office may seem the most logical place to hold the corporate event you are planning for your team. But it might also be the most inconvenient. Think about it: it’s hard to shift out of the routine of a typical workday if the meeting is held virtually at your desk or in the conference…

Why Suffolk Conference Center Is the Perfect Place for Your Wedding Venue

Why Suffolk Conference Center Is the Perfect Place for Your Wedding Venue

Overview of Suffolk as a Wedding Destination Suffolk, Virginia, especially Downtown Suffolk, is such a fun location! The area has that small-town feel but is close to Hampton, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. The atmosphere is more peaceful than a busy city. It can also be an excuse to keep the event intimate if that’s…

Creating the Perfect Conference Venue Layout

Creating the Perfect Conference Venue Layout: Seating Arrangements and Flow

The location was perfect, the speaker was phenomenal, and the food was delicious, but if the layout and seating arrangements are off, you’ll lose the overall impact of your conference. Imagine if half the guests couldn’t see the presentation; they’d lose interest quickly. Putting such high importance on an effective conference layout may seem silly.…

Maximizing the Fun: Games and Activities at Your Reunion Venue

Maximizing the Fun: Games and Activities at Your Reunion Venue

Family reunions are a great way to connect with loved ones. These events create lasting memories. Finding the right reunion venue in Suffolk is the first step. A reunion venue like the Suffolk Conference Center will provide a one-stop shop for events and sleeping rooms for your family and friends. The food and beverage team…

Food and Beverage Options for Your Conference Venue: Catering Tips

Food and Beverage Options for Your Conference Venue: Catering Tips

When it comes to hosting conferences, the quality of the food and beverage options available can make a big difference to the attendees. Attendees will likely remember the food’s taste and service quality, so making a good impression is important. Having a variety of options to suit different dietary requirements is also crucial. Depending on…

Discover the perfect anniversary venue with coastal charm in Suffolk. Our Waterfront Retreats offer a serene and picturesque setting for your special celebration. Explore our stunning coastal locations and create unforgettable memories by the sea

Waterfront Retreats: Anniversary Venues with Coastal Beauty in Suffolk

Can you think of a more romantic way to celebrate a milestone anniversary than sunset views at a waterfront Suffolk wedding venue? After all, it’s been said, “Love is like a river, never ending as it flows, but gets greater with time.” by Reinhold Niebuhr. Selecting the perfect anniversary venue in Suffolk is important when…

Outdoor Anniversary Venues in Suffolk: Gardens, Vineyards, and Nature's Beauty

Outdoor Anniversary Venues in Suffolk: Gardens, Vineyards, and Nature’s Beauty

Numerous anniversary venues in Suffolk, VA, have much to offer with outdoor event space. Whether you are looking for outdoor space along the river, near a garden, or in a vineyard, we can help guide you. There is also a lot to offer right outside Suffolk, VA, with anniversary venues that are just a quick…

Destination Wedding Venues

Destination Wedding Venues: Choosing the Perfect Location for Your Romantic Getaway

Destination weddings are something that many couples dream about. It is a romantic way to get away and get married at a prime vacation spot with your closest family and friends! It is like a 2-for-1 deal, and who does not love deals!? The famous saying “Virginia is for lovers” is not just any slogan…

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Transforming Wedding Venues: How to Personalize the Space for Your Special Day

Have you been searching for a wedding venue suffolk va but can’t envision your event in one of the options you’ve toured? Or have you been browsing wedding venue décor options on Pinterest? It can be hard to figure out how to go from that glamorous, stagged photo and bring it to life at a…

Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue: Factors to Consider for Your Big Day

Congratulations on your engagement! I bet you’re excited to tell your loved ones the big news. Now that the word is out, it’s time to think about what comes next. Choosing the perfect wedding venue in Suffolk VA, is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during planning. This is where you’ll celebrate your…

Corporate Event Venues

Top Corporate Event Venues: Showcase of Stunning and Functional Spaces

conference venue suffolk event venue Suffolk va Corporate Events venue Are you searching for the perfect event venue in Suffolk, VA, to host your next corporate event? Look no further than the Suffolk Conference Center! We take pride in providing exceptional event spaces that combine elegance, functionality, and convenience, making us the top choice in…

Choose the Perfect Venue for Your Corporate Event

Choosing the Perfect Venue for Your Corporate Event: Factors to Consider

Selecting the right venue is the first step in creating a successful corporate event. The chosen venue sets the tone and can significantly impact the attendee experience. There are multiple social event venues Suffolk VA, to consider. But the Suffolk Conference Center stands out as a top choice. 8 Factors to consider when searching for…

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Leveraging Corporate Events for Brand Building and Marketing Success

In today’s competitive business landscape, effective brand-building and marketing strategies are vital for the success and growth of any company. One often overlooked but highly valuable tool in achieving these objectives is leveraging corporate events. Whether it’s a conference, seminar, or product launch, well-planned and executed corporate events can provide a powerful platform. Corporate events…

Best Time of Year to Get Married in Suffolk

The Best Time of Year to Get Married in Suffolk: Weather, Availability, and Budget Considerations

By: Lillian Miller, Event Coordinator Whether you are planning a wedding inside or outside, anytime is a great time to get married in Suffolk,Virginia! While each season has its perceived advantages and disadvantages, we host weddings all year at the Suffolk Conference Center. There are so many beautiful wedding venues in Suffolk, VA, that can…

Creative Social Event Themes: Personalizing Your Celebration

Creative Social Event Themes: Personalizing Your Celebration

By: Lillian Miller, Event Coordinator We are starting to see many new types of events and themes that people are creatively coming up with today. Finding inspiration and developingideas to make your event personal and unique can be time-consuming. A lot goes into social event planning, and there are various social event venues in Suffolk,…

Family Reunion

Planning the Perfect Family Reunion: Tips and Tricks for a Memorable Event

By: Lillian Miller Planning a family reunion takes a lot of effort, and everyone could use some tips and tricks to plan a memorable one! Family reunions are great for meeting new family members, making memories, sharing stories, and seeing family you have not seen in a long time. Numerous family reunion venues suffolk offer…

Choosing Your Wedding Venue

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Wedding Venue

By: Lillian Miller, Events Coordinator Trying to find your perfect wedding venue can be very exciting but challenging. There is more to finding the perfect indoor or outdoor wedding venue than just pretty looks. Different venues have all kinds of rules and ways that they do things. It is important to ask some very important…

Blooming in Love: A Guide to Planning a Spring Outdoor Wedding in Virginia

Blooming in Love: A Guide to Planning a Spring Outdoor Wedding in Virginia

By: Lillian Miller, Event Coordinator Springtime is the perfect season to have your outdoor wedding. It will have its challenging moments, but in the end, it will be so all worth it and so inspiring. Springtime is for new beginnings, and it goes perfectly with all the plants blossoming with the weather warming up. There…

Expert Tips for Event and Wedding Venue Reservations

Expert Tips for Event and Wedding Venue Reservations

By: Lillian Miller Securing the ideal venue for your event or wedding can take time and effort. With so many factors to consider, knowing what to look for is essential to ensure your vision becomes a reality. While there are various places to get married in Suffolk, VA, each will offer different amenities. Therefore, research…

Memorable Family Reunion

Bringing the Family Together: A Guide to Planning a Memorable Family Reunion

By: Lillian Miller, Event Coordinator Attending family reunions in the summer was one of my favorite memories growing up. It is a time when you get to see family members you do not usually see, meet the newest additions to the family, and reconnect with everyone. It is always fun to hear old stories from…

Planning the Perfect Spring Wedding

Spring into Love: Planning the Perfect Spring Wedding

By: Lillian Miller, Event Coordinator Spring is a season of new beginnings and fresh starts, making it a popular time for couples to tie the knot. Spring weddings are elegant, refreshing, and full of love. After a cold winter, spring sets the perfect stage for a romantic and unforgettable wedding celebration with its blooming flowers,…

How to Best Use a Wedding Venue's Event Space

How to Best Use a Wedding Venue’s Event Space

Planning a wedding is an exciting time, but it can be complicated and stressful. From caterers to florists, there’s so much to consider! But one of the essential pieces of the puzzle is choosing the right wedding venue in Suffolk, VA, for your special day. It needs to have enough space for all your guests,…

Marriage Enrichment

How to Plan the Perfect Marriage Enrichment Conference

By Christine Flanagan, Marketing Manager & Facilities Coordinator Are you a church pastor or event planner looking for the perfect way to bring married couples in your community together? Look no further! With this Ultimate Guide To Planning A Marriage Enrichment Conference, you’ll have everything you need to plan an unforgettable experience that will benefit…

Unforgettable Class Reunion ideas

5 Unforgettable Class Reunion ideas

By: Lillian Miller, Event Coordinator  Are you part of the reunion planning committee but don’t know where to start? Whether it is your 10th, 25th, or even 50th class reunion, you want to make it memorable as possible. We’ve got 5 unforgettable class reunion ideas from our pros at the Suffolk Conference Center in Suffolk,…

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When to Start Planning for Your Wedding After Getting Engaged

By Lillian Miller: Event Coordinator Getting engaged is an exciting time, and you should enjoy every moment!! It is a beautiful and memorable thing to be able to celebrate the love of your life with your family and close friends. Starting your wedding planning can be very daunting, and you may need help knowing where…

Celebrating New Years Eve

Tips For Planning Your New Year’s Eve Party: Event Venue Guide

By Christine Flanagan, Marketing Manager and Facilities Coordinator Celebrating the new year with friends and family is a great reason to host an event! Planning an event can seem overwhelming at first with all the decisions to make but let us help ease the process. Our Event Venue Guide provides step-by-step instructions to help with…

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How To Plan a Multicultural Winter Celebration

By: Lillian Miller, Event Coordinator   Are you struggling to plan a multicultural celebration this winter? The holidays can mean various things to people with different religious beliefs and backgrounds. Planning any celebration takes a lot of coordination and can be daunting without some help. You may be thinking, “Where do I even start” “What…

Organize Your Family Tree For Your Family Reunion

4 Tips To Help You Organize A Family Reunion

By Lillian Miller, Events Coordinator   Organizing a big family reunion can be intimidating, but it should be fun and exciting! Seeing your relatives from all over come together is an extraordinary time. From bonding over years of memories, sharing food, and learning family recipes, it is a special event you will make memories to…

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5 Tips To Stay Stress-Free While Planning Your Holiday Events

By Lillian Miller, Events Coordinator The holiday season is approaching, which means lots of planning, decorating, and cooking. With so much to do, it can be a very stressful time of the year. Navigating it all alone can be very strenuous, overwhelming, and time-consuming. It would be nice to relax during the holidays, spend time…

Family Reunion Dinner Celebrating Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Family Reunion Ideas and Where To Host Them

By Christine Flanagan, Marketing Manager & Facilities Coordinator   The summer months are a popular time for families to host annual family reunions. However, with limited availability and sometimes higher travel costs during peak periods, it’s not the right time for everyone. Since Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and give thanks, it’s ideal for…

Outdoor Fall Wedding

Interesting Outdoor Wedding Venue Ideas This Fall

By: Davina Applewhite, Front Desk Associate   The arrival of fall brings the perfect weather for outdoor weddings. During this season, your wedding guests won’t have to worry about sweating in their seats as they watch you exchange vows, nor will they be constantly huddled around a fire pit for warmth during cocktail hour. The…

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Rules To Follow When Attending A Business Event

By: Davina Applewhite   If you’ve been invited to a work or business event venue, you may realize that it’s much different than attending any other event, such as a wedding or birthday party. There are specific (and often unspoken) rules to follow to aid in making this type of event productive. Whether you are…

Social Event Celebration and Planning

The Ultimate Guide To Social Event Planning

By Davina Applewhite Are you looking to throw a fun-filled birthday bash for a momentous milestone? Or maybe you’re in charge of getting your family together for the next reunion. Is it your responsibility to host a networking event for a major company? Regardless of the details, planning a social event is no easy feat. This guide…

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5 Interesting Ideas For Your Fall Events

By Davina Applewhite As the sweet summer heat is replaced by crisp, fresh air and chilly breezes that shake the orange leaves of trees, one of the best times to host your special event is fall. Suppose you’re planning an event in the fall season. In that case, you may be wondering how to incorporate…

Multicultural Wedding

Come Together with our Multicultural Wedding Planning Tips

By Davina Applewhite, Front Desk Associate  Planning a cultural wedding can be difficult when most of what is seen of the wedding industry depicts and adheres to modern, American traditional styles. No matter your culture, ethnic background, or vision for your wedding, it’s essential you celebrate your wedding in a way that also represents you,…

Notebook for Event Planning

Important Things to Keep In Mind When Planning an Event

By Troy Bailey, Catering Coordinator Choosing the perfect venue for your social event can seem like a daunting task. While considering all the factors it takes to build an event from start to finish, it does not have to be as challenging as one might believe. Here are a few key points to consider as a client…

Choose the best Theme for your Event

Picking a Theme for Your Event

By Davina Applewhite, Front Desk Associate Whether you’re planning an extravagant wedding, an action-packed family reunion, or a surprise birthday party, organizing any event can be difficult to navigate. That’s why we aim to make event planning a stress-free and exciting process for you at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront! One of the first things…

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Top Wedding Cake Traditions And What Do They Mean!

By: Amber Ellis, Catering Sales Manager Many people eagerly await the wedding cake as much as seeing the bride in her white gown coming down the aisle. It is one of the most important components of a wedding reception. The wedding cake is also a symbol of unity for the newlywed couple after tying the…

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Wedding Dress Trends of 2022

By: Davina Applewhite “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” If you’re a bride, it’s inevitable that you’ve heard plenty of platitudes, just like this one, in regards to your big day. Some of these could refer to proper etiquette to abide by in order to please guests or, even, superstitions that prevent your…

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Pairing the Wine and Food the Right Way for Your Celebration!

By: Christine Flanagan You’ve thought of all the little details to make your special event memorable for you and your guests so let us provide you with tips on pairing the perfect wines to go with your menu.  Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or enjoy a casual glass of wine now and then…

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Look what Suffolk Conference Center’s Meeting Space can offer you!

From large corporate gatherings to intimate weddings, look at what Suffolk Conference Center’s Meeting Space can offer you! Finding the right meeting space for your event can be a tedious process.  There are many variables to consider such as the location of your event, the number of people attending, and if you will serve meals. …

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Family Reunion Location: Things To Consider Before You Decide

Family Reunions are a great way to stay in contact and reconnect with family.  It is also the perfect time to welcome new additions to the family.  When booking your family reunion, things you should consider before you decide are: Budget Where/What City When/Date of the Reunion Venue Itinerary  Family Reunions are perfect to celebrate…

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Best Time to Get Married in Suffolk

The best time to get married in Suffolk is really…ANY TIME!  May, June, and October are the most popular wedding months. These dates tend to fill up very quickly since demand is very high. If you aren’t locked into a specific month then look at popular seasonal wedding trends to help determine your perfect wedding…