Virginia Beach takes meeting, and eating, very seriously.
Being a locavore means decadent feasting, straight from the hands of the people who grow, catch and craft the best of what this coastal city has to offer for your next event. The city’s wide range of meeting venues is bountiful and surrounded by not only the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, but also 8,000 acres of farmland. This provides meeting attendees access to the freshest catch paired with just-picked produce. Given our bounty of fresh food and unique event spaces, it’s no wonder meeting planners pick Virginia Beach for unforgettable experiences.
Throughout the city there are endless experiential dining opportunities waiting to be explored. Chef-driven menus at the Virginia Beach Convention Center feature hand-cut herbs and vegetables from its onsite garden beds providing a unique way to savor the local flavor. Attendees can slurp and sample the city’s famed oysters which are sustainably cultivated and harvested straight from the Lynnhaven River, right off the Chesapeake Bay. Meeting planners can book their events during the region’s celebrated soft shell blue crab season, or during strawberry picking season to provide an immersive team-building opportunity at any of our U-Pick Pungo farms. After a full schedule of meetings and networking, local craft breweries welcome groups to quench their thirst and enjoy lively conversation.
Meeting delegates can enjoy exceptional dining experiences at some of Virginia Beach’s AAA Four-Diamond Restaurants, including:
- Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks (AAA-rated since 2006), located within the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel at the Resort Beach, is the only Four-Diamond steakhouse in Virginia, offering a refined and memorable dining experience, complete with the finest aged prime beef and delectable seasonally changing menu options.
- Terrapin (AAA-rated since 2008), located at the Resort Beach, offers an intimate dining experience showcasing Chef Rodney Einhorn's award-winning and James Beard House-acclaimed contemporary American Cuisine and creative use of seasonal farm-fresh ingredients.
- Zoës Steak & Seafood (AAA-rated since 2015) offers an elegant dining experience, influenced by local bounty. Together, James Beard House-acclaimed Chef Jesse Wykle and renowned sommelier Marc Sauter offer an award-winning menu that changes almost daily