Unique Experiences for your Next Group Event

by Stephanie Kenney | Posted: Sep 24, 2018

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Add adventure and fun to your next event or group outing! Virginia’s attractions offer unique event space and dining options overlooking gardens and racetracks, among parade floats or shark tanks, within the gates of theme parks, and on the decks of ships. Plan your next event at one of these attractions below.

 

– Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions, Shenandoah –

Not only can visitors enjoy Shenandoah Caverns as the main attraction, both the Yellow Barn and American Celebration on Parade are a perfect space for larger events.  Their capacity can handle hundreds depending on the building selected and they have extensive experience working with caterers from throughout the region.

 

– Spirit of Norfolk, Norfolk –

Set sail for your next event. Book your group aboard one of the Spirit of Norfolk’s regularly scheduled lunch, brunch, cocktail or dinner cruises, or have an event planner customize a full deck or ship charter for you. The ship can accommodate up to 372 guests on their two private decks.

 

 – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond –

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden features year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining and shopping. Guests can enjoy more than a dozen themed gardens including a Healing Garden, Fountain Garden, Asian Valley, Victorian Garden, and more. Their classical domed Conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. The Garden offers six diverse venues for events of up to 250. Dining options include the Garden Cafe and Tea House.

 

– Autobahn Indoor Speedway, Manassas –

Autobahn Indoor Speedway is the largest completely indoor go-karting facility in Virginia. This attraction is perfect for families and travel groups with a need for speed. High-tech conference rooms and team-building activities are available as well. Their conference room can accommodate groups of 72 theater-style and 48 classroom-style set up. Catering options available.

 

– Kings Dominion, Doswell –

With 400 acres packed with more than 60 rides, live shows, and attractions for all kinds of explorers, Kings Dominion is sure to add some thrill and excitement to your next event. Whether you’re looking for a great meeting space or the perfect location for a company picnic, team building event, or family reunion, Kings Dominion has something for everyone. Custom catering is available for groups of 75+. On-site dining options are also available from funnel cakes to shrimp po’boys!

New in 2018 is their newest roller coaster, Twisted Timbers and WinterFest, a holiday event filled with millions of lights, festive activities and rides.

 

– VIRginia International Raceway, Afton –

VIRginia International Raceway offers an adrenaline-filled motorsport experience. Facilities include 6,000 square feet of event space, a 7,000-square-foot gallery for receptions, and 10,000 square feet of outdoor pavilion and tent space. From a pit-crew challenge to the license plate tag game, VIR’s team building is unlike any you’ve ever experienced. Other activities such as go-karting and skeet shooting will also keep your guests busy. On-site lodging and dining options are available.

 

– Virginia Zoo, Norfolk –

The natural setting of the Virginia Zoo with its well-appointed landscapes, gardens, and public spaces is the perfect location for your next event. With locations throughout the Zoo of various size and atmosphere, there is a setting to fit your needs. Full-service catering is available from a buffet to action stations.

 

– Center in the Square, Roanoke –

In the heart of Historic Downtown Roanoke, Center in the Square offers an array of facilities accommodating groups of all sizes. The atrium features a magnificent 5,500 gallon living coral-reef aquarium. The Roanoke Pinball Museum can be reserved for parties of up to 100 and offers unlimited play. The rooftop offers majestic mountain views and is also available for event rental.

Center is the Square is also home to the Don and Barbara Smith Children’s Museum, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Mill Mountain Theatre & Science Museum of Western Virginia.

 

– Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach –

Bring your event to life! With over 10,000 animals representing over 300 species, the Virginia Aquarium has an incredible amount of fun and unique experiences for anyone. The Aquarium features three dining options, from fast casual to grab n’ go, with something for everyone in your group. Their venues offer you the chance to dine with sharks or crocodiles or board their catamaran, the Atlantic Explorer. Groups of up to 1,200 can be accommodated by renting the entire Bay & Ocean Pavilion.

 

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