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Because 3 Days are Better Than One

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How often have you heard “it’s over before you know it” or “the night flew by” from recently married couples?  After months or even years of planning, the happiest day of your life can turn into the quickest day of your life.  But, if you’re smart, you plan to keep the party going!  These days, wedding celebrations don’t last just one day… they go on for an entire weekend.  Because three (or in this case, 4) days are better than one. As someone who’s attended many of these weekend long celebrations, let me tell you, they’re super fun and definitely a great idea for when you have a lot of out-of-town guests.  By having this weekend of fun, you’re giving all of your out-of-town family and friends who came all the way out to celebrate with you a chance to see you for more than just for a brief hello, and thank you for coming!  Here’s the break down for your weekend wedding celebration!

Thursday night – The Welcome Party:

This is most often hosted by someone in the bridal party, a family friend, or someone in your extended family. Either way, it’s a party to welcome all out-of-town guests, and get everyone pumped up for the weekend fun. They can be as casual as a backyard cookout, or a meet & greet at a restaurant or bar.

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Friday night – The Rehearsal Dinner:Bubba's rehearsal dinner virginia beach

The rehearsal dinner is typically the night before the wedding, but the location and vibe of this gathering can range from casual to classy.  We’ve had couples hold this at their home with a simple home cooked meal, or get together at a restaurant to keep it stress free!  Consider holding your rehearsal dinner at Bubba’s, a Virginia Beach local favorite for seafood!

Saturday Night – Ceremony & Reception:

It’s show time!  Say “I do” with a view in either of our beautiful spaces on the water – Lesner Hall & Sunset Deck or Waterside Deck!


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Sunday – The Next-Day Brunch:

A next-day brunch is a great time for the bride & groom to say their thank you’s & farewells again before they jet set on their honeymoon.  Not to mention, it’s a great way to cure that hangover with some mimosas or bloody marys!

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We know that planning a whole weekend of entertainment sounds stressful, but, we’ve got you covered!  The Lesner Inn has packages if you book your wedding weekend with us! You could have your Rehearsal Dinner at Bubba’s, followed by your Ceremony & Reception at The Lesner Inn, & your next-day brunch at The Back Deck.   We offer 5% off your food items for both Bubba’s & The Back Deck – and would discount your room rental at The Lesner Inn!

For more information, contact a Lesner Inn sales manager at (757) 481-1122 or by email at info@lesnerinn.com!

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Horne

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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