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Bad Weather on your Big Day

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rainy-wedding-day-photoYou’ve spent months planning a wedding under the sun and the forecast says 100% rain. While the thought of rain paired with a side of mud, mayhem, frizzy hair, wet feet, and runny mascara seems like enough to call the whole thing off, don’t do it! Before you lose your marbles, fear not… Rain on your wedding day is actually good luck!! Whether or not you have wedding planners to help you get through the day, you will have a team of experts at The Lesner Inn who understand that the show must go on, rain or shine!

Here are a few savvy tips we’ve come up with for handling a wedding beneath the stormy skies:

  • ALWAYS HAVE A PLAN B: Don’t put your eggs all in one basket – especially when it comes to planning your wedding. Always prepare for the worst case scenarios. At The Lesner Inn, we should prepare for a back-up ceremony (if you choose to do your ceremony on the Sunset Deck). But because we are a waterfront venue and located right across the street from Chick’s Beach (which is popular for wedding portraits), we also suggest preparing a back-up plan for your portraits.
  • GIFT YOUR GUESTS: We think it’s such a cute idea to use the weather as a creative way to gift your guests. Just last weekend, one of our Lesner Inn brides decided to use umbrellas as her wedding favor after the weather took a turn for the worst! & the guests sure did appreciate it!
  • ACCESSORIZE: Don’t let the weather ruin all of your fun. Take this chance to accessorize – cute rain boats & matching umbrellas? #iloverainyweddings
  • ALTERNATIVE ROUTES: In case your guests aren’t familiar with the area, provide back up plans for your guests too! In case there is an accident, or bad traffic, provide them with alternate routes to our venue. You still want to make sure they are on time to your ceremony.

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What People are Saying

  • Mr. & Mrs. Horne

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
    ENTIRE VENUE

    We had such an amazing wedding at the Lesner this past weekend. With all of the hurdles we had to go through with COVID protocols, Alexis, Kim, and Lindsey went above and beyond to make our day feel normal- and it was PERFECT! They were so attentive to detail and helpful with things I had not thought of during the planning process. They took care of every detail and we had nothing to worry about on the day of Our wedding except showing up. I even had some last minute changes to decor that they were able to help with. The food was amazing and the view is seriously one you can’t beat. The sunset deck is Covered, so some rain is not a total game changer- but it also gives the guests a nice break from the reception hall (which is inside), which made our guests comfortable with spacing out during these times. Luckily our weather was perfect and the photos are literally amazing- there is no better view in Virginia Beach. I would highly recommend the Lesner for a 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

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