Plan Your Perfect Corporate Event Outings

Step out of the office and onto the water. Whether you want to book a section of tables, a full deck, or a private charter, package options are available for all party sizes and budgets. The opportunities are endless – consider an evening along the Elizabeth River as your backdrop.

Your complimentary event planners at City Cruises have years of expert, hands-on experience in orchestrating scalable events filled with chef-prepared dining, dancing, creative cocktails, and entertainment –offering panoramic views of Norfolk Harbor and exceptional hospitality.

We look forward to assisting you in planning the perfect corporate event that is both memorable and anything but ordinary.

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Vibrant Views


Vibrant Views

Experience the dynamic panorama of Norfolk with views on a yacht. Picture yourself hosting your event on an exceptional floating venue, surrounded by breathtaking on-the-water views of Norfolk Harbor, the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet, and more from the Elizabeth River as your backdrop. Our rooftop and outer deck areas offer unobstructed vistas of the Norfolk skyline and more. Whether you’re introducing visitors to the Norfolk area or inviting locals to revel in its beauty, there’s no better vantage point for breathtaking on-the-water views of the city.


Dining & Drinks


Dining & Drinks

The magic is in the details! Each of our yachts serves as a reception venue with an abundance of customizable choices. From start to finish, we will both dine and delight your guests. Top it off with our extraordinary service and hospitality with a remarkable event to remember.

Choose between passed hors d’oeuvres, stations, chef-prepared buffets, or sit-down multi-course meals with table service. All options feature seasonal menus with a variety of delicious options including dessert. Full bar service is available featuring wine, beer, and specialty cocktails.

Foodie Favorites

  • Seafood tower
  • Cheese & Crudité station
  • Pigs in a blanket
  • Beef Wellington
  • Chicken Yakitori
  • Spanakopita
  • Charcuterie boards
  • Short ribs
  • Prime rib
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • NY style cheesecake
  • Brownies
  • Fresh baked cookies
  • Seasonal fruit

*items may vary by locations



Extraordinary Entertainment

The atmosphere and entertainment on a boat are the best ways to set the tone for your event. Entertainment can create anticipation, energize your guests, and bring people together for an afternoon of team building, celebratory dinner, or sunset cruise.

Whether it’s a live band or a DJ, music allows your guests to mix and mingle, dance, and relax in an open-air setting. On-board games for team building, interactive opportunities to break the ice, and photo booths allow your guests to be their authentic selves and capture memorable moments. The opportunities are endless!

Unforgettable Outings


Client Entertainment

Impress your clients with the city’s best sights, first class service and exceptional hospitality. Equipped with private deck space and yachts available for sensitive meeting topics.

Build Stronger Bonds

“Jack in sales guided me to the perfect vessel for our event, and my event planner Clara coordinated the flow and details of the evening. The friendly and attentive staff warmly greeted us, and our buffet dinner was plentiful and delicious. A fun and interesting evening for our team.”
– Karen G. | Milestone Corporate Event; Pharmaceutical Industry

Employee & Intern Outings

Level up the typical office outing with onboard games for team-building fun, and other adventurous way to break the ice.

Create Lasting Memories

“Everything (as always) was wonderful! Everyone was incredible and really made our event a huge success! Our group danced the night away. Hoping we will be able to have an event with you again soon!”
– Suzanne | Team Outing; Technology Industry

Essentials For Your Norfolk Corporate Event

Break out of the office and onto the water with a spectrum of tailored experiences crafted to inspire your unique event vision within the Hampton Roads area.

Mix & Mingle

  • Afternoon or evening sunset
  • 2-hour event
  • Cocktail-style menu of light bites
  • Fully stocked bar with wine, beer & specialty cocktails
  • DJ & dance floor

Wine & Dine

  • Brunch, lunch or dinner
  • 2-3-hour event
  • Chef-prepared, seasonal fare menu (buffet or table service)
  • Fully stocked bar with wine, beer & specialty cocktails
  • Live entertainment

Custom Yacht Experience

  • Flexible cruise length & boarding time
  • Dedicated captain, bartenders and event staff
  • Customizable food & beverages packages
  • Interactive enhancements (karaoke, casino games, photo booth, and more)
  • Dockside events available – come and go as you please

*options may vary by location

Level Up Your Team-Building Experience 

Our team-building event quick guide provides event images, inspirations, and ideas to help get
you started. Provide your email address below and download our free team-building guide.

Exceptional Event Venues

Start your year, end your year, or celebrate throughout the year on the water!

Take a visual tour of our fleet, offering luxurious climate-controlled indoor and open-air outdoor decks and comfortable spaces, allowing for year-round sailing and exceptional event venues. Our customizable budget and party packages allow you to charter entire yachts, reserve a deck, or book a section of the boat, all boasting unparalleled panoramic views from every direction.

Get The Party Started!

Turn your corporate event into reality. Our venues offer a space for every business event. Contact us by filling out the form to provide us with general event details and we will email you to get the conversation started.

Tell Us About Your Event

After form submission, you’ll receive a customized offer from an experienced Account Manager matching your event vision.

Event Details

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Creative Cocktails Customized for Your Event

In addition to specialty cocktails, mocktails, and full bar options, our bartenders can create seasonal and custom cocktails for your corporate event. Click the drinks to meet our bartenders and beverages.

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Norfolk Corporate Event FAQs

What are fun ideas for a corporate event around Norfolk?

Norfolk is home to many attractions to treat the company to! If you are looking to take the team out on a cruise, City Cruises Norfolk offers public and private boat tours of the scenic Elizabeth River. For a more educational outing, visit the Chrysler Museum of Art or one of Norfolk’s many historic sites like Fort Norfolk or the Battleship Wisconsin. And no corporate event is complete without some good food, so be sure to check out one of Norfolk’s many restaurants, cafes, and bakeries.

How to plan a corporate event in Norfolk?

Lean on the City Cruises Norfolk team to help plan the absolute best event! We will help with venue suggestions, decoration, music, food, drinks and so much more! Taking on the event planning by yourself can be overwhelming. Our team has plenty of experience planning company events in the Norfolk area.   

Why hold a corporate event in Norfolk?

Norfolk is a beautiful and historic city with plenty to offer for a corporate event. From cruises to museums to restaurants, Norfolk has something for everyone. And with its convenient location on the East Coast, Norfolk is easy to get to from anywhere in the country. So if you’re looking for a unique and fun corporate event, consider Norfolk! 

What are some popular corporate event locations in Norfolk?

Some popular corporate event locations in Norfolk include the Chrysler Museum of Art, Fort Norfolk, the Battleship Wisconsin, and City Cruises Norfolk. These locations offer a variety of activities and attractions to keep your guests entertained. 

What are some fun ideas for team building in Norfolk?

City Cruises Norfolk offers so many fun activities for the team to enjoy! A scavenger hunt on the boat, karaoke, trivia, and more are all great ways to get the team bonding. We can also help arrange for off-boat activities to have fun on land!  

What should I expect when working with City Cruises Norfolk?

When working with City Cruises Norfolk, you can expect a team that is dedicated to making your corporate event perfect! We will help with venue suggestions, decoration, music, food, drinks and so much more! Taking on the event planning by yourself can be overwhelming. Our team has plenty of experience planning company events in the Norfolk area.   

Can a company rent out the entire boat with City Cruises Norfolk?

Rent out the entire boat or just a deck! Either way planning your corporate cruise will be a blast for everyone in the company. City Cruises Norfolk will work with you to make sure your event is exactly what you envisioned.