Lesner Inn Wed­ding — $8,904.60

Details:
Sun­day After­noon Cer­e­mony & Recep­tion
Peak Sea­son
Water­side Deck
100 Guests

What’s included:
  • Cer­e­mony — set up & break down of cer­e­mony, use of cer­e­mony chairs & white arch, & one hour towards your total event time

  • Plat­inum Venue Rental – three hours towards total event time, tables, chivari chairs, china, glass­ware, flat­ware, charg­ers, cen­ter­pieces, other table décor, table num­bers, & spe­cialty linens with a vari­ety of colors

  • Venue Man­ager
  • Cock­tail Hour – an assort­ment of dan­ishes & muffins served along­side fresh fruits & berries for thirty min­utes and two hun­dred serv­ings of French toast sticks dipped in syrup
  • Bayville Brunch Buf­fet:
    • Main Meal – Choice four break­fast items & two lunch items
  • Cham­pagne bar with assorted juices
    • One bar­tender
  • Self-​service bev­er­age sta­tion with water, iced tea, & cof­fee for the reception
  • Champagne/​Sparkling cider toast
  • Cake Cut­ting Service
  • Tast­ing bag with a bit of every­thing from the event for the cou­ple to take home

$8,904.60



Lesner Inn Wed­ding — $9,692

Details:
Sat­ur­day Evening Cer­e­mony & Recep­tion
Peak Sea­son
Water­side Deck
100 Guests

What’s included:
  • Cer­e­mony – set up & break down of cer­e­mony, use of cer­e­mony chairs & white arch, & one hour towards your total event time

  • Gold Venue Rental – three hours towards total event time, tables, gold chivari or white padded chairs, china, glass­ware, flat­ware, gold or sil­ver charg­ers, cen­ter­pieces, other table décor, table num­bers, & stan­dard house linens

  • Venue Man­ager
  • Cock­tail Hour – mixed cheese & veg­etable dis­plays & four hot or cold hors d’oeuvres for a full hour
  • Lynnhaven Dual Plated:
    • Main Meal – Freshly baked bread served to the table, choice of Mixed Green Gar­den or Cae­sar Salad for 100 guests, 100 plates of Sautéed bone­less breast of chicken served with your choice of sauce from our sauce list & a shrimp skewer accom­pa­nied by one starch & one vegetable
  • Con­sump­tion bar pro­vid­ing an aver­age of three drinks per per­son using house brand beer & wine
    • One bar­tender
  • Self-​service bev­er­age sta­tion with water, iced tea, & cof­fee for the reception
  • Champagne/​Sparkling cider toast
  • Cake Cut­ting Service
  • Tast­ing bag with a bit of every­thing from the event for the cou­ple to take home

$9,692



Lesner Inn Wed­ding — $9,798

Details:
Sat­ur­day After­noon Cer­e­mony & Recep­tion
Peak Sea­son
Lesner Hall & Sun­set Deck
100 Guests


What’s included:
  • Cer­e­mony — set up & break down of cer­e­mony, use of cer­e­mony chairs & white arch, & one hour towards your total event time

  • Sil­ver Venue Rental – three hours towards total event time, tables, chivari chairs, china, glass­ware, flat­ware, stan­dard house linens, & use of the bridal suite *Mil­i­tary cou­ples receive 50% off sil­ver room rental*

  • Venue Man­ager
  • Cock­tail Hour — mixed cheese or veg­etable dis­play & two hot or cold hors d’oeuvres for thirty min­utes with addi­tional hors d’oeuvres of lob­ster pop skew­ers & shrimp on ice
  • Board­walk Buf­fet:
    • Main Meal – Choice of one salad, two entrees, one starch, & one veg­etable with bread & butter
  • Con­sump­tion bar pro­vid­ing an aver­age of five drinks per per­son using house brands
    • One bar­tender
  • Self-​service bev­er­age sta­tion with water, iced tea, & cof­fee for the reception
  • Champagne/​Sparkling cider toast
  • Cake Cut­ting Service
  • Tast­ing bag with a bit of every­thing from the event for the cou­ple to take home

$9,798
$9,294.50 for Military



Lesner Inn Wed­ding — $7,283.50

Details:
Sat­ur­day After­noon Cer­e­mony & Recep­tion
Peak Sea­son
Water­side Deck
50 Guests

What’s included:
  • Cer­e­mony – set up & break down of cer­e­mony, use of cer­e­mony chairs & white arch, & one hour towards your total event time

  • Gold Venue Rental – three hours towards total event time, tables, gold chivari or white padded chairs, china, glass­ware, flat­ware, gold or sil­ver charg­ers, cen­ter­pieces, other table décor, table num­bers, & stan­dard house linens

  • Venue Man­ager
  • Cock­tail Hour – mixed cheese & veg­etable dis­plays & four hot or cold hors d’oeuvres for a full hour
  • Inlet Heavy Hors D’oeuvres Pack­age:
    • Main Meal – Buf­fet style pack­age with a build your own salad sta­tion, three hors d’oeuvres with the option to add two addi­tional options, carv­ing sta­tion, & com­fort sta­tion or themed station
    • One Chef attendant
  • Con­sump­tion bar pro­vid­ing an aver­age of four drinks per per­son using house brands
    • One bar­tender
  • Self-​service bev­er­age sta­tion with water, iced tea, & cof­fee for the reception
  • Champagne/​Sparkling cider toast
  • Cake Cut­ting Service
  • Tast­ing bag with a bit of every­thing from the event for the cou­ple to take home

$7,283.50



Lesner Inn Wed­ding — $9,564.50

Details:
Fri­day Evening Cer­e­mony & Recep­tion
Off-​Peak Sea­son
Lesner Hall & Sun­set Deck
100 Guests

What’s included:
  • Cer­e­mony – set up & break down of cer­e­mony, use of cer­e­mony chairs & white arch, & one hour towards your total event time

  • Plat­inum Venue Rental – three hours towards total event time, tables, chivari chairs, china, glass­ware, flat­ware, charg­ers, cen­ter­pieces, other table décor, table num­bers, spe­cialty linens with a vari­ety of col­ors, & use of the bridal suite

  • Venue Man­ager
  • Cock­tail Hour – mixed cheese & veg­etable dis­plays & four hot or cold hors d’oeuvres for a full hour
  • Princess Anne Plated Pack­age:
    • Main Meal – Freshly baked bread served to the table, choice of Mixed Green Gar­den or Cae­sar Salad for 100 guests, 100 plates of Sautéed bone­less breast of chicken served with your choice of sauce from our sauce list with one starch & one vegetable
  • Con­sump­tion bar pro­vid­ing an aver­age of four drinks per per­son using house brands
    • One bar­tender
  • Self-​service bev­er­age sta­tion with water, iced tea, & cof­fee for the reception
  • Champagne/​Sparkling cider toast
  • Cake Cut­ting Service
  • Tast­ing bag with a bit of every­thing from the event for the cou­ple to take home

$9,564.50



Lesner Inn Wed­ding — $6,164.50

Details:
Fri­day Evening Cer­e­mony & Recep­tion
Peak Sea­son
Water­side Deck
50 Guests


What’s included:
  • Cer­e­mony – set up & break down of cer­e­mony, use of cer­e­mony chairs & white arch, & one hour towards your total event time

  • Plat­inum Venue Rental – three hours towards total event time, tables, gold chivari or white padded chairs, china, glass­ware, flat­ware, charg­ers, cen­ter­pieces, other table décor, table num­bers, & spe­cialty linens with a vari­ety of colors

  • Venue Man­ager
  • Cock­tail Hour Hors D’oeuvres – mixed cheese & veg­etable dis­plays & four hot or cold hors d’oeuvres for a full hour
  • Sea Breeze Sta­tions Pack­age:
    • Main Meal – Buf­fet style pack­age with a build your own salad sta­tion, carv­ing sta­tion, com­fort sta­tion, & themed station
    • Two Chef attendants
  • Self-​service bev­er­age sta­tion with water, iced tea, & cof­fee for the reception
  • Champagne/​Sparkling cider toast
  • Cake Cut­ting Service
  • Tast­ing bag with a bit of every­thing from the event for the cou­ple to take home

$6,164.50
*Optional* Add three hour pre­mium open bar & one bar­tender $8,834.75



Top First Dance Songs of 2017

Whether its rock & roll or blues, clas­si­cal or coun­try, r&b or reg­gae, or any other genre of music you can think of, the song that you and your fiancé choose as your first dance can deter­mine the mood of your wed­ding recep­tion. There are no rules when it comes to select­ing this song, in fact we had one of our awe­some Lesner Inn cou­ples dance to the instru­men­tal music from their favorite Star Wars movie this past year! Con­sid­er­ing there are no rules, many cou­ples have trou­ble select­ing the song for their first dance, so we thought we would help out by com­pil­ing a list of our all-​time favorites, new & old:

10. I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Jen­nifer Warnes & Bill Med­ley



9. Kiss Me – Six­pence Non the Richer



8. Head Over Boots – Jon Pardi



7. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green



6. The Story – Brandi Carlisle



5. Pho­to­graph – Ed Sheeran



4. You & Me – Dave Matthews Band



3. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Frankie Valli



2. Every­thing – Michael Bublé



1. Fresh Eyes – Andy Gram­mar



The song that you share with your loved for your first dance should be one that you trea­sure for­ever, so make sure it’s a good one! We would love to hear your first dance story, so share it with us!




Happy Valentine’s Day from Lesner Inn!

Happy first mar­ried Valentine’s Day to all of the AMAZ­ING cou­ples that tied the knot at Lesner Inn this past year. Your mar­riage is cel­e­brated every­day but today, we are all cel­e­brat­ing a lit­tle harder for you!


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Echard Wheeler Photography



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Luke & Ash­ley Photography



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Heather Hughes Photography



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Mike Francher Photography



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Nancy Wiley Photography



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Kayla Belle Photography



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Kayla Belle Photography



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Hamp­ton Roads Photography



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Echard Wheeler Photography



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Alena Waskey Photography



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JP Pho­tog­ra­phy



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Heather Hughes Photography



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David Cham­pagne Photography



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Caitlin Ger­res Photography



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Melody Gillikin Photography



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Amanda Manu­pella Photography



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Angie Mcpher­son Photography



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Eliz­a­beth Hen­son Photography



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Hope Ever­last­ing Photography



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Curvy White Dress Photography



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David Cham­pagne Photography



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Dee Akright Photography



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Echard Wheeler Photography



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Mod­est Mon­key Photography



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Cap­tured Moments Photography



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Jes­sica Ryan Photography



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Jason Jarvis Photography



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Jason Jarvis Photography



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Radi­ant Photography



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Melody Gillikin Photography



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Rachel Tay­lor Photography



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Bryan Myhr Photography



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Daissy Tor­res Photography



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Cindy Cerda Photography



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Dustin Lewis Photography



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Gianna Demeritte Photography



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Mike Topham Photography



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Mr. Sykes Photography



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JN Hart Photography



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Amanda Rob­bins Photography



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Melissa Bliss Photography



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Dustin Lewis Photography



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E Love Photography



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Bran­don Dugan Photography



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Eliz­a­beth Friske Photography



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Petruzzo Pho­tog­ra­phy



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Bryan Myhr Photography



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Abbie Rae Photography



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David Cham­pagne Photography



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Jared Beasley Photography



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Dustin Lewis Photography



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Elena Skaya Photography



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Caitlin Ger­res Photography



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Robert Hamm Photography



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Daissy Tor­res Photography



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Kelly Stin­son Photography



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Cost Sav­ing Tips for Your Lesner Inn Wed­ding!

It’s no secret that a wed­ding is a large & worth­while invest­ment! Between all of your ven­dors, food and drinks, décor, and favors it doesn’t seem like you have much room left for a hon­ey­moon fund. Thank­fully, there are so many ways to save money while still hav­ing your dream wed­ding at Lesner Inn! Details like cen­ter­pieces, desserts, or even the time of day or month of the year that you get mar­ried at Lesner Inn are all key ways to keep more of that green in your pocket, instead of your vendor’s.

Florals & candles - Beth Hamilton Photography.jpgFlo­ral Arrange­ments

One of the first and eas­i­est ways to save money is by talk­ing to your florist! Peo­ple don’t real­ize how big of a dent flo­ral arrange­ments can make in a bud­get, but using flow­ers that are in sea­son for your wed­ding is one of the eas­i­est ways to min­i­mize that cost! Another great way to save money on flo­rals is by using more green­ery in your arrange­ments! Not only will you be sav­ing money by using more greens in your arrange­ments, but you’ll also be a part of one of the biggest trends for 2017 wed­dings! So when talk­ing to your florist, make it all about the green­ery with hints of your favorite in-​season flo­rals for your wed­ding!
Beth Hamil­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy

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Another great way to save money is by being real­is­tic with your cake. Skip hav­ing the multi-​tiered cake and opt for a smaller cake to be used for the tra­di­tional cake cut­ting. You then can do some­thing sim­ple like a sheet cake, cup­cakes, cook­ies, or even donuts as dessert for your guests! You are still able to cel­e­brate the tra­di­tional cake cut­ting cer­e­mony, while giv­ing your guests the option of more than just the tra­di­tional almond cake.
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Mil­i­tary Cou­ples

Vir­ginia Beach is a huge area for mil­i­tary cou­ples, so of course we here at Lesner Inn offer a mil­i­tary dis­count to thank you for your ser­vice! Plenty of other ven­dors will offer some sort of mil­i­tary dis­count as well, and all you have to do is ask!

Tim­ing

Time of Year

They say tim­ing is every­thing, so when try­ing to cut back wed­ding costs think off sea­son! Here at Lesner Inn, off peak months are Jan­u­ary, Feb­ru­ary, March, and Novem­ber. Cou­ples often choose their wed­ding date based off of the weather, but what is the real dif­fer­ence between Octo­ber & Novem­ber, or March & April? You may be sav­ing a few degrees, but in the end we live in one of the most tem­pera­men­tal areas in Vir­ginia and the most beau­ti­ful day of the year could end up being in one of our off-​peak months!

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Mike Topham Photography

Day of the Week

With any venue you look at, host­ing a wed­ding on a Sat­ur­day evening will always be the high­est cost. Nat­u­rally, it is the most pop­u­lar day of the week to get mar­ried because of friends and fam­ily who will need to travel to make it to the event. But, if you and your clos­est fam­ily and friends are local, hav­ing your wed­ding on a Fri­day or Sun­day, or even a week day, can greatly decrease your esti­mated cost!

Day­time VS. Evening

Most cou­ples pre­fer hav­ing an evening wed­ding, but by adjust­ing the time of day of your wed­ding you could save big bucks! This also depends on your esti­mated guest count and the menus you choose though. If you don’t have a pref­er­ence on the date and time of your wed­ding, and are on a bud­get, a great way to select the date and time of day is by first select­ing your menu for food & bev­er­ages. Once you find out how much you are esti­mated to spend on food & bev­er­age, con­tact one of our sales man­agers at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see what sea­son and time of day would work best to keep you at the low­est esti­mated cost.

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Amanda Rob­bins Photography

Lesner Inn Wed­dings

Choos­ing Lesner Inn as your wed­ding venue is another huge cost, and headache, saver. McAloon.Haas - Luke & Ashley Photography.jpgWe offer either cer­e­monies and recep­tions, or just recep­tions if that is what you pre­fer. All of our pack­ages include tables, chairs, china, glass­ware, flat­ware, use of the space for a min­i­mum of three hours, and linens! Some of our pack­ages even include table décor like charg­ers, cen­ter­pieces, table num­bers, and more! This saves you the time and energy that it takes to find ven­dors to pro­vide all of these things, as well as the cost of hav­ing them come to set it all up on your wed­ding day!
Luke & Ash­ley Pho­tog­ra­phy

These are some easy ways to cut back on wed­ding expenses, but there are so many other ways to save money while plan­ning your big day. Think out­side of the box and be open to other options while mak­ing wed­ding deci­sions and you’ll be sur­prised how much money you can save!



Best of 2016

As we begin 2017, we want to take a moment to look back on all the fan­tas­tic wed­dings and events we had in 2016 here at Lesner Inn. We got the oppor­tu­nity to work with some of the best cou­ples, see some of the most touch­ing moments, and so many other things that made 2016 so unfor­get­table! For all of our 2016 Lesner Inn new­ly­weds, we hope your big day was every­thing you dreamed of here at Lesner Inn and that your first year of mar­riage was noth­ing less than per­fect. We wish you so much hap­pi­ness in 2017 and for the years to come in the future!

best-first-dance-song Best First Dance
Mod­est Mon­key Pho­tog­ra­phy

With the legal­iza­tion of same sex mar­riage in June, we have to cel­e­brate this beau­ti­ful cou­ple! Michelle & Erin shared their first dance to “The Story” by Brandi Carlile and had us all in tears! We still get goose bumps just think­ing about their first dance, which is why they take the title of best first dance!

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Best Party Crasher
Luke & Ash­ley Photography

Amanda and David took the term wed­ding crasher to a whole new level when their pre­his­toric vis­i­tor showed up. Hav­ing this stag guest show up dur­ing their recep­tion def­i­nitely won them the best party crasher of 2016!

Hampton_Roads_Wedding_First_Look.jpg Best First Look
Hope Ever­last­ing Pho­tog­ra­phy

Some­times the sweet­est first look isn’t shared between cou­ples, but with other impor­tant peo­ple in your life. Wit­ness­ing Marissa’s father’s reac­tion to see­ing her before walk­ing down the aisle def­i­nitely proved that to be true! This reac­tion scored Marissa and her father the best first look of 2016!



wedding_lesner_inn_garter-toss Best Garter Toss
Melody Gillikin Pho­tog­ra­phy

Peo­ple think that doing the garter removal in front of all their fam­ily and friends can be uncom­fort­able but Allie and Adam showed us how to put a funny twist on it! Hav­ing the groom and grooms­men dress up made all the awk­ward vibes fly out the win­dow, which is why they won the best garter toss of 2016!


best-dressed Best Out­fit
Dustin Lewis Pho­tog­ra­phy

When prepar­ing for a wed­ding, the most impor­tant thing a guest asks them­selves is “what should I wear?” Lucky for this guy, he found the per­fect out­fit. Even though his seduc­tive lit­tle wardrobe change didn’t hap­pen until later in the evening, we give him props for such a bold and fash­ion for­ward ensem­ble. This guy took the naked fash­ion for­ward to a whole new level, which is why we are award­ing him best out­fit of 2016!



grooms_cake_wedding Best Grooms Cake
Angie McPher­son Pho­tog­ra­phy

Not many of our cou­ples still honor this pas­time but if you’re a Steel Mag­no­lias fan, you know the tra­di­tion of a groom’s cake all too well. We have to say, this cake is MUCH bet­ter than a red vel­vet armadillo cake. The award for best groom’s cake goes to Cierra for this awe­some cake for her hus­band!


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Best Can­did
Echard Wheeler Pho­tog­ra­phy

Brit­tany and Rocky’s wed­ding here at the Lesner Inn was beyond a dream! See­ing how these two acted together all night was so sweet. Props to Echard Wheeler Pho­tog­ra­phy for cap­tur­ing this can­did photo of them dur­ing their recep­tion, which was why they won best can­did pic­ture of 2016!



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Best Rainy Day
Echard Wheeler Pho­tog­ra­phy

The old wives tale states that rain on your wed­ding day mean that you will have good luck for years to come. It also means that you are an awe­some cou­ple with an awe­some pho­tog­ra­pher who will (quite lit­er­ally) weather the storm for the best shot. We are in LOVE with this pic­ture of Emily and Chris on their wed­ding day – noth­ing could get them down!

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Best Per­sonal Touch
Eliz­a­beth Hen­son Pho­tog­ra­phy

Chelsea and Andrew share a strong love for the finer things in life…like long walks on the beach, can­dle­light din­ner and Pixar movies. Do you see the sub­tle nod to Toy Story in this photo? We nom­i­nate them for best per­sonal touch in a Lesner Inn wed­ding for 2016!

WatersideDeck_Virginia_Beach_Wedding.jpg Best Water­side Deck Wed­ding
Caitlin Ger­res Pho­tog­ra­phy

From the moment we started the plan­ning process with Ali­cia, we knew that this girl was going to pull off one heck of a wed­ding! They tied the knot in Ghent and came to cel­e­brate their new mar­riage with all of their fam­ily and friends on the Water­side Deck at Lesner Inn. With hints of navy blue, blush and gold, their wed­ding was the sweet­est, most ele­gant Water­side Deck wed­ding of 2016!

Lesner_Inn_Wedding_Game.jpg Best Wed­ding Game
Daissy Tor­res Pho­tog­ra­phy

Most of the time, a lot of the guests at a wed­ding are only close with either the bride or the groom. Stephanie and Scott made sure all of their guests got to know them a lit­tle bet­ter by play­ing the shoe game dur­ing their awe­some August wed­ding. Best wed­ding game goes to y’all… and now we know who is the bet­ter cook!


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Best Flower Girl
David Cham­pagne Pho­tog­ra­phy

The wed­ding is all about the bride and groom…unless you have a flower girl that total steals the show! This lit­tle princess melted our hearts and takes the cake for best flower girl of 2016!



wedding_cake_virginia_beach Best Cake Cut­ting
Daissy Tor­res Pho­tog­ra­phy

Amy & Fran­cisco were one of our favorite cou­ples to work with! Their easy going and fun lov­ing atti­tudes were always wel­come, even though 90% of our com­mu­ni­ca­tion was over phone and email! Being such a play­ful cou­ple, it came to no sur­prise when they started smash­ing cake in each other’s faces after they cut the cake. This intense show­down def­i­nitely takes the cake for best cake cut­ting of 2016!




wedding_exit_hampton_roads Best Sparkler Exit
David Cham­pagne Pho­tog­ra­phy

Lealet and Reden ran off into the night after this stun­ning sparkler exit. Did David Cham­pagne catch the per­fect moment or what? These two stole the show with this sparkler exit and it was def­i­nitely the best one of 2016!

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Best Wed­ding Cake
Beth Hamil­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy

We have a lit­tle bit of a sweet tooth. Okay, A LOT of a sweet tooth. But­ter­cream, almond, fon­dant, choco­late chips, red vel­vet, sprinkles..you name it we love it. After see­ing count­less wed­ding cakes this year, we have to award Shan­non and Doug best cake of 2016. Steven Sic­cone did an AMAZ­ING job with this cre­ation and it looked (almost) too good to eat!

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Best Smile
Dustin Lewis Pho­tog­ra­phy

Your wed­ding day is the hap­pi­est day of your life there­fore, the day you should be smil­ing the most. Blaine took this to heart and didn’t stop grin­ning the whole day! It helped that his bride, Kelsey, looked sim­ply amaz­ing. Dustin Lewis cap­tured it per­fectly dur­ing their first dance…best smile of 2016 goes to Blaine!



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Best Sun­set Photo
Stel­lar Expo­sures Pho­tog­ra­phy

Lesner Inn is FAMOUS for the amaz­ing sun­sets that your guests can catch dur­ing cock­tail hour. 365 sun­sets of 2016 and we think that this one takes the cake. And to top it off, the most beau­ti­ful cou­ple got mar­ried on this day! Amanda from Stel­lar Expo­sures wins the award for the best sun­set pic­ture of 2016!



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Best Party Crowd
Dustin Lewis Pho­tog­ra­phy

Best Party Crowd of 2016 goes to Melanie and Steven for throw­ing this great wed­ding last May! We hope your week­end is filled with even half the amount of fun and par­ty­ing that this recep­tion had!


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Best First Kiss
Elena Skaya Pho­tog­ra­phy

Ah, the per­fect first kiss. This one was a tough one and truth­fully, all first kisses are the best kisses but we did have to pick a win­ner. Michelle and Tan­ner get the award for the Best First Kiss of 2016! As soon as they were pro­nounced hus­band and wife, Michelle and Tan­ner embraced and sealed the deal with a big ol’ smooch in front of all of their fam­ily and friends. You can even see Michelle smil­ing in this photo dur­ing the moment!


Thank you to all of our won­der­ful 2016 cou­ples!! May every year of mar­riage be just as mag­i­cal as the first!


Spring 2017 Wed­dings!

As most of us antic­i­pate the snow plow that is the win­ter sea­son, for some it’s time to pack away their snow gear and think ahead to warm and sunny days. Yup, it’s time to start plan­ning for those spring wed­dings! If you’re not sure where to begin in the plan­ning process, the best place to start is select­ing your color palette. From here you can select your sta­tion­ary, linens, flo­rals, cake, and any other wed­ding day essen­tials! Check out the Pan­tone palette for spring 2017:

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2017 Color of the Year - greeneryNot only is Green­ery fea­tured in the spring palette, but this bright and invit­ing green will be seen at wed­dings of all sea­sons at Lesner Inn through­out the year of 2017! Con­sider how this tone can work for your wed­ding in any season!!!





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