This 1920s Art Nouveau-style mansion was built along the Nansemond
River by Amedeo Obici, an Italian immigrant and founder of Planters
Peanuts. The house was home to him and his beloved wife Louise. The
Obicis were well known in Suffolk for both their philanthropy and
This historic home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
was recently renovated to much of its original grandeur and now has
taken on a new life as a popular special events venue and restaurant.
The Obici House is ideal for hosting:
Business and Civic Meetings
Obici House Catering provides for all of your dining and beverage needs.
With a beautiful view of the Nansemond River, the Planter's Club is a
great medium-sized facility for groups of all sizes. The facility
includes a 2,500-square-foot banquet room with a raised stage and wet
bar, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a 450-square-foot open deck. The
facility has a maximum limit of 144 people.
This 1837 Greek Revival house museum has 4 floors, 21 rooms and 16 fireplaces. All 4 floors are open to the public. The building features elegantly furnished double parlors, a gentlemen's library, and adult and children's bedchambers. Also open are the laundry and dining rooms, and our newest restoration project, the kitchen. Meeting space is available for up to 25 people.
Hampton Roads premier Chophouse featuring Steaks, Seafood and Raw Bar. The only restaurant locally, aging Hereford Beef and custom cutting our own steaks to delight every carnivore. Exceptional service combined with a carefully selected value driven wine list make dining at River Stone an unforgettable experience.
The Arts and Crafts inspired space includes a stone fireplace, Wi-FI and wide screen televisions. The second floor offers 4 private rooms with audio visual to accommodate all your meeting needs.
Host your next event in one of Downtown Historic Suffolk’s most
interesting structures. Originally utilized as a carriage maker’s shop
and later morphed into a sleek jazz club, The Second Floor has found new
life as a flexible meeting space for:
Most any occasion can be accommodated in this unique space.
Since 2006, Vintage Tavern has delivered Southern hospitality and seasonally Southern cuisine with flair. The warm and cozy dining room is comfortable and relaxed, yet offers intimate booths and romantic tables by the fireplaces. Local and regionally sourced produce and seafood is the core of our seasonal Southern cuisine.
Vintage Tavern offers a second floor dining room that will accommodate up to 50 guests for a seated dinner. If you need to have a cocktail area upstairs, 50 guests is the maximum. We can offer cocktails on our garden terrace weather permitting, early in the evening. However, the garden terrace is not available as a private venue after 7 p.m.