Our Wedding Blog

Winter Wedding Favors

From traditional chocolates to customized ideas there are so many ways to winterize your favors and have your guests take away a piece of the night! Photo: Alex McClelland Keep it simple and put some of your favorite chocolates in a small bag that goes with your wedding colors or theme. You can winterize it by dressing it up to look like a present and attach a little ribbon with a...

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Touchdown! A Sport’s Fans Wedding

Touchdown! Goal! Safe! No matter the time of year there’s always a sport which means there’s always the potential of trying to schedule or design your wedding around it. However, there is also the potential of adding in your favorite sports team or colors in your wedding design or ceremony itself, so for all you sports fans, keep on reading to find out how you can say “ I Do” feeling...

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A Blended Family

Sometimes you not only get married to the love of your life but you also are blessed to welcome in your new blended family. There are many ways to incorporate this new or already growing relationship onto your wedding day! Photo: Leah Ariel Photography Family Vows During the ceremony, you would not only express the love and happiness you feel to say “I Do” but you would then turn and...

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How To Pick Your Wedding Date

There are many things to take into account when choosing your wedding date. Perhaps you want it to be on the day you had your first kiss under the stars, the day you first met on the beach, your favorite season, or the availability of your dream venue. With so many dates in mind, there’s a chance you may get flustered but before you throw your hands in the air and go out for a coffee...

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Planning a Military Wedding – “Roger That!”

From creating your guest list to picking out the perfect centerpiece, planning a wedding is hard but planning a military wedding may be even more work. Keeping in mind the rules, regulations, and respect that come with planning a military wedding may have you wanting to go to the courtroom instead, but don’t lose your hair just yet, as we’ll break down how to properly plan a military...

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2019 Fall Wedding Trends

Goodbye summer nights and hello cardigans, boots, and everything fall! Not only is the season changing but so are the wedding trends! Goodbye beach themes, pale pinks and say hello to oranges, greens, and harvest themes! Keep reading if you’re ready for fall trends and how you can incorporate them into your wedding! No more are the pale palettes, pinks and light color schemes. Midnight...

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Couple Spotlight: Julia & Jake 5.25.2019

Julia and Jake kissed their way into forever at Lesner Inn on May 25, 2019 overlooking the Lynnhaven River. The day was perfected with light blues, cake to feed the guests as they danced the night away, and love that filled Lesner Hall to the brim. After their big day was over, we asked Julia and Jake to take a second a reminisce on their relationship and their wedding day – take...

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A Timeline for Your Big Day

You’ve planned almost everything for your big day but there’s one thing that just isn’t set in stone yet, the timeline. The managers at Lesner Inn know that a timeline won’t be followed to an exact “T” on your wedding day, but it is a necessity to have for your vendors to make sure the order of events stays pretty well in check. Maybe you have an idea of what you want to...

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Looking Back on Summer Weddings

The drinks were overflowing, joy and laughter filled the air, and our Lesner couples said “I do” under the heat of the sun and to the calming sounds of the Lynnhaven River. The summer of 2019 was one to remember…from June to August, the Lesner Inn managers saw some of the most beautiful weddings and fun trends. From décor to fun exits to florals, here are some things we’re sad to see...

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5 Reasons to Have an Evening Wedding

It’s time. You put your gown on and begin to line up. You see your soon to be spouse walk down the aisle. The wedding party, ring bearer, and flower girl follow, and now, it’s your turn. You take a deep breath in and look up – but what do you see? Figuring out what time of day you want your wedding to be can have an impact on not only what your everything will look like but also...

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Five Reasons Why You Should Have an Afternoon Wedding

It’s the beginning stages of wedding planning. You’re already starting to look into venues but you seem to be stuck on answering a pesky question that keeps coming up, “what time are you looking to have your wedding?” Now comes the time to ask yourself – do you want an afternoon or evening wedding. Lunch or Dinner? Sunrise or Sunset? There are so many factors when it comes to...

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In Season Flowers for your Big Day

You’ve secured the venue, the date, the time and sent those RSVP’s – now what? Well, now come the vendors and one of those is your florist. When it comes to florists, they may ask “what are you thinking” or “do you have a color scheme you’re working with?” Unless you have a Pinterest board fully dedicated to flowers, you may not know where to start but don’t panic! Read...

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What People are Saying

  • Mr. & Mrs. John­son

    MARCH 10, 2018
    ENTIRE VENUE

    Working with Lindsey and the Lesner Inn was great! I planned the majority of my wedding from out of town and Lindsey could not have been more patient with my constant emails. The venue looked beautiful at the reception and my guests loved the views and the food. The crab cakes were everyone’s favorite. Thank you so much to the Lesner Inn team and & Lindsey for such a beautiful wedding!

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jurko

    JUNE 22, 2018
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    I could NOT be happier with the service from Lesner Inn. Our coordinator Liz was SO helpful each time we met with her and had questions. The ceremony and receptions spaces were absolutely beautiful. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn’t change a thing and I would recommend this venue to anyone!

  • The Bells

    SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Alexis, We just wanted to say thank you for all that you did Saturday & all the planning leading up to our wedding day. We had such an amazing day! And we really appreciated you making sure we were taken care of throughout the night. You’re amazing at what you do & helped our wedding day turn out to be perfect! Thank you again!

  • Jon & Brit­tany Wil­son

    JULY 15, 2017
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Girls at the Lesner Inn, Wow! I can’t believe it’s been just about a year since Jon and I came through the doors and knew that this would be the place we say “I do”. You guys are awesome and made planning a breeze even for this bride who didn’t have it all together. Thank you guys so much for everything, our day was perfect!

  • Kyle & Elise Miller

    APRIL 8, 2018
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Lindsey!
    I am speechless! Friday was truly amazing. You went above and beyond to make our day so special! We loved every second of the night. Thank you also for the champagne glasses and kitchen towel. You are so sweet! Everyone raved about the night. You and Lesner Inn are AMAZING!
    Love you
    Kyle & Elise Miller

  • Cross the street to have wedding photos on the sand but the safety of having a sheltered ceremony site at Lesner Inn! Photo by Beth Hamilton Photography
  • We are still in love with Sarah's wedding dress. Those sleeves! That lace! That headpiece! Photo by Kirstyn Marie Photography
  • All we can say is...😍😍 Photo by Michael & Laura Photography Dress: Wedding Atelier Lighting: Stage Right Lighting Weddings & Special Events
  • We love this epic staircase shot by Dragon Studio from Tanya & Garin's wedding day! Usually it serves as the classic Lesner Inn bridal party and family portrait area but we love when couples take a few solo shots on it too.
  • Find someone who makes you laugh like this every day 🥰🤣 Photo by Shawn Sawyer Photography
  • Tag your #squad ❤️ Photo by Courtney Timms Photography Dress: Studio I Do Bridals Virginia Beach Flowers: Parties for Particular People Hair: Hair Daze Salon & Spa MUA: Dhalia Edwards Makeup
  • What a night this was 😍 Nikki and Ryan kissed as newlyweds right next to the Lynnhaven River and we're grateful to have been a part of their special day! Photo: Ryann Winn Photography Flowers: Gather
  • Truly amazed at this set up by Kelly Gish Floral Designs and yours truly 🥰 Ask one of our managers about the different table sizes we offer and the floating candles to recreate this look! Photo: Courtney Timms Photography
  • I choose you 💕 Photo: DCPG Photography + Design
  • The first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. is the best kiss 😘 Photo: Sarah Vanderford Photography Dress: David's Bridal
  • When you realize it's the weekend 🙌 What are your plans?? Comment below! Photo:Michael & Laura Photography Dress: Wedding Atelier
  • Long shots of the Waterside Deck are one of our absolute faves 😍 Photo: Timeless Tides Photography
  • Sunset Deck kisses are the best sort of kisses 😘 • • Photo: Ashley Henry Photography
  • Happiness and confidence are the best things you can wear on your wedding day ❤️ • • And we can't go without talking about that view..the perfect backdrop for bridal shots 🙌 • • Photo: Daissy Torres Photography Hair/MUA: Rudy & Kelly - Greenbrier Mall Salon Flowers: Gather
  • Just outside the Waterside Deck, there's a perfect spot to get away and take in the newest chapter of your life ❤️ • • Photo: Sarah Vanderford Photography Dress: David's Bridal
  • We absolutely LOVE when bands play at weddings! There's just something about someone singing live that gets the party goin' 😍🙌 • • Photo: Courtney Timms Photography Lighting: Stage Right Lighting Weddings & Special Events Band: Strictly Bizzness
  • One reason we love daytime weddings is because of the natural light photos, even when you exit on a boat! 😍 Check out a couple more reasons to have a daytime wedding on one of our recent blogs! • • Photo: Kayla Belle Photography Dress: Pronovias Hair: Stephanie Michelle Hair MUA: Dhalia Edwards Makeup
  • All that you are, is all I'll ever need 💗 • • Photo by Simply Green Photography
  • The dock outside of the Waterside Deck is the absolute perfect spot to get away and spend a moment with your soulmate ❤️ • • Photo: Blush Wood Studios Hair/MUA: Darling & Dapper Dress: BHLDN
  • It's like a dream became reality 😍 • • Photo: Courtney Timms Photography Flowers: Parties for Particular People
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