private events

There is no greater place for bringing people together than a brewery. It’s a fact. Whether you’re throwing an office party, birthday party, retirement, rehearsal dinner, and so on. Smartmouth is the go-to spot for your next get-together – especially because we have two different locations and many different vibes to offer for your events.


We now offer two different spaces in Norfolk – our original Tasting Room and our new Warehouse space – to groups to host events. We can also reserve tables if you do not require privacy.  We recommend that you plan a visit and see both spaces before making a reservation.  Click here to see floorplan.

We can accommodate up to 160 guests depending on the table/chair arrangement.  Our space rental varies depending on the day/night of the week and the number of people you plan to host.


Our Pilot House location has the ability to offer private events a dedicated space while we are open to the public.  We can also reserve tables if you do not require privacy.  Our space rental varies depending on the day/night of the week, the timeframe and the number of people you plan to host.  We can accommodate any number of guests up to 450, depending on the space utilized.  We have a variety of seating available that is flexible to arrange with a max seating of approximately 125.  Our Northside/33rd street is larger and is best for parties over 120 people.  Our Southside/32nd Street is best for folks under 120 people.  Please let me know if you need space for a seated meal or just standing room/available seating for your group. We also have a screen and projector that can be used as well as a microphone that can play over the speakers.   Click here to see floorplan.

For both of our locations, we only have an ABC license to serve beer and beers are charged at market price ($4-7).  If you wish to serve wine, you must obtain an ABC banquet event license.  It takes about 3 weeks and costs $55.  We do sell a variety of sodas and bottled water and we have a water fountain with cups.  You are welcome to bring a cooler of non-alcoholic beverages. We can provide tickets for you to distribute if you wish to limit your bar tab. Our staff will pour all beers and set up and clean up for your event.

We are kid friendly (and pet friendly outside).  We do not serve food, but we can provide a list of recommended caterers and food trucks, or you may choose your own.  For music, we offer Pandora music service for you to select a station. You can also provide live music.

For a quick response, fill out this form. We will get back to you within a day or so with a quote.  You may also email info @, if you have other questions that you want to ask.