This Labor Day weekend, we will celebrate with a packed calendar of five events! Four out of the five events will be weddings, with one couple ending the holiday weekend by renting our entire venue for their Ceremony and Reception!
Renting the entire Lesner Inn for your event is a great way to ensure maximum use of both of our event spaces, while enjoying the freedom to move throughout the building with your family and friends. In our peak event season, past clients have held their ceremony on our upstairs Sun Deck, moved to our lower Waterside Deck for cocktail hour, and then had their guests return back upstairs to our Lesner Hall for the reception. The use of our separate spaces allows for different event floor plans, as well as decorative ideas that can be different, while maintaining a cohesive theme.
In continuation with our last posting about Catering, we wanted to take the time this week to talk about summer cocktails! Over here at the Lesner, we love summertime. We daydream of summer and all of the seasonal goodness it brings… bright sunshine, warm breezes, beach tans, fresh ingredients & refreshing libations!
Since we are always hungry over here at Lesner Inn, we decided this week we would highlight how your event Catering can enhance and help to truly personalize your special day.
Over this past season, we have noticed that many couples are shying away from the traditional sit down dinners and going towards more interactive personalized stations for their guests to enjoy.
Top wedding food trends: Themed stations, fun key ingredients, and comfort foods (our Martini Mashed Potato Bar is always a hit!). Chef attendants making food to order, and customized items to play into a theme of your event or cultural background.
Lesner Inn boasts one of the premiere Waterfront Wedding locations in Virginia Beach, which make it perfect for your Summer event on the Lynnhaven Inlet, and what’s there not to love about a Summer wedding? Lesner Inn is lucky to be located directly across from Chick’s Beach, allowing clients to have their toes in the sand for the ultimate Summer ceremony on the beach, followed by a reception overlooking the water. Our location also give clients the option for a great cocktail hour photo shoot on the beach, with the amazing backdrop to savor the memories of their special day!
It’s hard to believe July 4th is right around the corner! The past few years, Independence Day has fallen on a weekday, but that hasn’t stopped us from celebrating at the Lesner Inn! Last year we congratulated two couples as they hosted their Wedding ceremonies and receptions with us, and this year we are happy to be the host for a fun and festive Rehearsal Dinner! In keeping with the Patriotic theme, the event this year will go with white and navy linens, with red napkins.
While we’ve only hosted Wedding related events on this special holiday in the past, we welcome all other celebratory events! Watching the fireworks at Lesner Inn on our waterfront view would make any event priceless.
Your Wedding Day is the perfect time to incorporate your personality throughout your event decor. Brides and Grooms can show their individuality, or even touches of their culture through centerpiece arrangements, innovative place cards, specialty food items, and especially favors for their guests to take home. Providing a unique touch or gift, will make the memory of your event last forever.
Fun Food Ideas:
–Dessert Bars (a huge trend this Wedding Season!)
–Chinese Lion Dancers
–Holiday themed ornaments and favors
–Personalized Flip Flops
Father’s Day brings to mind one of the most memorable and sentimental moments of every wedding reception, the Father-Daughter dance.
Choosing the right song to dance to with your Dad, is another way to honor and include your other special guy on your big day.
We have seen many heartwarming dances between Brides and their Fathers, including formal songs, and even some choreographed routines.
Choosing a song that has significance and meaning to the both of you is a great way to display both your personality and relationship to each other.
We have compiled a list of some of our favorite Father-Daughter dance songs that we have seen during our Wedding Receptions at Lesner Inn. We hope you see some of your favorites on here too!
Graduation is coming up, and such a momentous occasion calls for celebration! Before you embark on this next chapter of your life, consider joining together with family and friends for some great music, food and drinks, all while overlooking the Lynnhaven River.
Lesner Inn is one of the prime event locations in Virginia Beach, and with graduation weekends around the corner, consider our venue to host your event.
With tons of Summer holidays right around the corner, planning your Virginia Beach wedding weekend date may have just gotten easier!
It’s a great idea to choose a date that coincides with a holiday, such as Memorial Day weekend. Often non traditional wedding days, such as Sunday evenings, can become an extended holiday stay for your guests during these times. Another perk to booking your wedding during these weekends is that many of your vendors may offer holiday, or reduced rates. Hotels and venues may offer lower food and beverage minimums on Sunday evenings, as well as room block deals for your out of town visitors.
As we get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day at Lesner Inn with our annual brunch, we began to think of how special the holiday truly is. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on just how important and influential the role is that these women play in our lives. The holiday is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your Mother, and focus on the memorable moments you have spent together.
Your Wedding is one of the biggest moments in your life, and in your Mother’s as well. As the holiday approaches, we have thought about some special ways to incorporate your Mother in your Wedding Ceremony or Reception.
- Shopping for your wedding gown together is a day that you both will remember forever. Your mom knows you the best, and her opinion will never steer your wrong!