Lesner Insights: select­ing your wed­ding venue

Select­ing the place where you will cel­e­brate say­ing “I do” is one of the most impor­tant deci­sions in the wed­ding plan­ning process. There are so many fac­tors to con­sider that many cou­ples don’t even think about until they’ve already reserved their wed­ding venue. Things like the loca­tion, what’s included for the price, and of course reviews on past couple’s expe­ri­ences should all be things that you are con­sid­er­ing when mak­ing this deci­sion. If you’re hav­ing trou­ble fig­ur­ing out where to start in select­ing your wed­ding venue, we hope we can help by pro­vid­ing some of our insights!


Loca­tion, loca­tion, loca­tion!!! This should be one of the first things on your mind when con­sid­er­ing your wed­ding venue. But this doesn’t mean that you should just pick whichever venue is clos­est to your house. What we really mean is that the loca­tion should reflect the over­all feel­ing that you wish to have at your wed­ding! How you feel when you walk into the doors of your wed­ding venue for the first time should be the same feel­ing you want to have on your wed­ding day!

Right: Kay De Lane Pho­tog­ra­phy

Your loca­tion should also reflect the types of pho­tos that you wish to have from your wed­ding. Water­front wed­ding venues like Lesner Inn are the per­fect set­ting for pho­tos, rain or shine. How­ever, you should also take into account your wed­ding venue’s prox­im­ity to other places you’d like to take pho­tos. Whether you want a photo with your toes in the sand or to stand out in a for­est of green you should know what photo oppor­tu­ni­ties are avail­able near your wed­ding venue!


Above: Lia Everette Photography

Waterfront-Wedding-Venue-Virginia-Beach-Lesner-Inn-27.jpgWhat’s Included

There are so many wed­ding venues that charge a large amount just for you to use the venue! This often doesn’t even include the tables, chairs, table ware, or cater­ing. At Lesner Inn, we pre­fer to pro­vide inclu­sive ser­vices so that our cou­ples don’t have to work with 10 dif­fer­ent wed­ding ven­dors to have their dream wed­ding! Things can get lost in trans­la­tion when work­ing with too many wed­ding ven­dors so, if you decide on hav­ing your wed­ding at a venue that only includes the space, make sure you are pre­pared to stay orga­nized.

Right: Lia Everette Pho­tog­ra­phy


Read­ing reviews from past cou­ples and their expe­ri­ences at your top wed­ding venues will give insight to real wed­dings there! If you are see­ing sev­eral neg­a­tive rat­ings, then the venue may have a few kinks that they need to work out. Wed­ding plan­ning web­sites like The Knot and Wed­ding­Wire are great places to start when research­ing the best wed­ding venues in your area.


Above: Paige Ryan Photography


Can you imag­ine hav­ing your wed­ding at a venue where all of its event spaces are in a row of dark ban­quet halls where you can’t tell a stranger attend­ing the wed­ding next door apart from your great aunt Susan? It makes you wish that you had enough wed­ding guests, and money, to book the entire venue. At Lesner Inn, we offer our cou­ples the option to book the entire venue for a pri­vate wed­ding expe­ri­ence at a fair price! This is some­thing that we rec­om­mend to all of our cou­ples, espe­cially those with higher guest counts, so that they can get the most out of their wed­ding day.


Above: Luke and Ash­ley Photography

We hope our insights are help­ful in your search for the per­fect wed­ding venue! If you are inter­ested in host­ing your wed­ding with us at Lesner Inn, reach out to one of our sales man­agers at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 7574811122!

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