Host Your Party in NEON

Did someone say party? After a few years of battling COVID and living inside bubbles, it’s about time to come together and celebrate. The NEON is the perfect place to host your next event. Whether you’re looking for an intimate luncheon, epic wedding or unique performance space, there is somewhere in the neighborhood for everyone.

The Chrysler Museum of Art and Perry Glass Studio

Impressive, magnificent and magical are just a few words to describe the art on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art, but also their selection of special event spaces on the museum’s campus. The Renaissance arches and serpentine staircase of Huber Court can accommodate elegant ceremonies and seated dinners. Or, fire up your next event and book a private glassmaking demo at the Perry Glass Studio. The 375-seat Kaufman Theater is a great option for lectures, recitals and dance performances. With built-in options for catering, stage production and decades of event experience, any event is destined to be spectacular. For additional details contact the Museum at

Commune Norfolk

Commune is Virginia’s first farmer-owned restaurant and specializes in local, organic, seasonal, and sustainable fare. Since Commune literally means “to come together,” the restaurant is proud to host private and semi-private events of all sizes. Their Norfolk location in NEON  features high ceilings with moveable gallery walls that can accommodate gatherings of as few as ten or as many as 150 guests. The team curates custom menus for every event from signature cocktails to seated lunches or dinners. Whatever the occasion, their professional team works closely with clients to ensure every event is exceptional and memorable. Click here to complete an event inquiry form today!

d’Art Center

From stylish private receptions to corporate soirees, the d’Art Center’s dramatic mid-century architecture, dynamic rotating exhibitions and dedicated staff will make your event unforgettable. Located in the newly renovated Atlantic Permanent Building, d’Art can accommodate events for up to 200 guests. Three gallery spaces, multiple activity rooms and their onsite catering kitchen offer opportunities to create a custom event to meet and exceed your event goals. There is even an option to feature interactive demonstrations with local artists during your event. For information on availability and pricing contact

The Neon House

Chef John Patrick and Marcy Telfer are the husband and wife team behind The Neon House and Chef by Design Catering. With almost two decades of serving Southeastern Virginia with exquisite cuisine and exceptional service, The Neon House is the culmination of a lifelong dream to own their own venue. The 12,000 square foot, two-story building blends historic industrial chic appeal with modern design elements. The open floor plan provides endless possibilities to host weddings, receptions, social and corporate events. The vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls  and gorgeous natural light are also perfect for photo and video shoots. Chat with The NEON House team today about your upcoming event.

The Plot

Located at the corner of Olney Rd and Granby Street, this unique urban space features reclaimed materials in innovative ways. From shipping containers used as vertical gardens to a life-size chess game and a 20’ by 20’ stage for performances, The Plot is a truly versatile and affordable space. Managed by the Downtown Norfolk Council, The Plot regularly hosts yoga and zumba classes and has even served as the stage for an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. For more details on venue permits and pricing contact