It used to be that having a Cavalier Hotel wedding was the epitome of elegance. And that was the case, for a very long time. The hotel, which was once the high society capital of Virginia Beach, fell into disrepair. After nearly 5 years, and $80M in renovations, this amazing Virginia Beach wedding venue is back and better than ever!

A few weeks ago we shared photos from the new Cavalier hotel wedding tour. You can check out all all the awesome photos via this link.

But today, we want to share some before and after photos with you.

Photos that were taken prior to all the renovation work being done, and then comparing them to how the space looks now.

Cavalier Hotel Wedding Virginia Beach Groom Getting Married at Cavalier Hotel

This window area is my favorite spots in the whole hotel! The image on the left is how it looked before, and the image on the right is after renovation. Scraping off all that old paint was the best decision ever!

Cavalier Hotel before and after renovation

Can we just talk about how sad the hotel’s “resort” pool area looked before the renovation?!
The upscale, minimalist look that is in the after photo can’t help but make you feel relaxed.

Cavalier Hotel hallway before and after

Thankfully, gone are the peeling sheets of wallpaper and antiquated electrical fixtures in the main hallway – now visitors and guests get nothing but the finest in the renovated hotel.

Cavalier Hotel foyer

And the iconic hotel foyer got a clean makeover, bathing the walls and ceiling in clean white.

Cavalier Hotel Wedding

Before the renovation got underway, the Cavalier was hosting weddings until 2013. The photos in today’s blog were from one of their last weddings, photographed in August for Matt and Julie.

It is amazing to be able to look back at the spaces that used to be, and compare it to how things look now.

All we can say is WOW! And so many congrats to the entire team who did such a fantastic job breathing new life into the amazing Cavalier Hotel wedding venue!

Cavalier Hotel Wedding CeremonyBecca Restaurant Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach

We love how they transformed this one-time wedding ceremony space into what is now home to the farm to table restaurant Becca

old Cavalier Hotel

Perhaps the biggest transformation award goes to the Hunt Room – which used to be a ballroom space, but now boasts an intimate bar area and the Tarnished Truth Distilling Company – which will consist of a flagship bourbon, rye whiskey, and special small batch varieties.

Hunt Room Cavalier Hotel Cavalier Hotel Distillery

Cavalier Hotel Outdoor Wedding

Love What You See? Want to Chat About YOUR Wedding?!

If you’re looking at this peek back at Cavalier Hotel wedding before and afters and are thinking to yourself – I want you to come photograph my wedding! Awesome!!! We would LOVE to create a custom wedding package for you and the ones you love! Feel free to message me by hitting the { CONTACT ME } button or by giving me a call at 757-749-5350. I can’t wait to create some magic for you!