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Navigating planning (& re-planning) your wedding during a pandemic

There’s no hiding the fact that planning an event during a pandemic is stressful and with regulations constantly changing, we thought it would be beneficial to write a blog letting our readers know what we’ve learned from the last 8 months. Regulations COVID19 updates and the constant change of rules & regulations enforced in our hometown are at the top of everyone’s minds when...

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Feature Friday: Long Board Charcuterie

Who doesn’t love a good cheese board? Katie at Long Board Charcuterie is a local Virginia Beach small business owner that knows how to create the perfect board for any pre-ceremony event! Tell us a bit about you and Longboard Charcuterie. How did you get started and why? Long Board Charcuterie started from a love of creating charcuterie boards and an attempt at making Virginia...

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#FeatureFriday: Waterford Event Rentals

Need help when it comes to designing your dream wedding color palette? Well, get to know the ladies of Waterford Event Rentals as they share their expertise! What made you start Waterford Event Rentals? Alyse Conyers and best friend, Hollie, started Waterford in their living rooms as a way to involve themselves in the event industry (which they loved), as well as make some extra money....

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Feature Friday: The Hair Days

Meet Victoria! One of our favorite Hampton Road vendors and creator of The Hair Days with some tips and tricks about finding your hair stylist for your big day! How did The Hair Days begin? What inspired you to create your company? Photo: Courtney Timms Photography Ever since high school, I would style my friends’ hair for homecoming, prom or special occasions – it was just something...

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Finding Your Wedding Bakery

Wondering where to begin when it comes to finding your wedding baker? Here’s a quick overview to get you thinking! Photo: Cynthia Tenney Photography Budget First things first, set a budget. You want to be sure of how much you are wanting to spend on your cake or desserts. Not only will your overall wedding budget thank you but you’ll be able to narrow down bakeries based...

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Feature Friday: DJ West Entertainment

Trying to figure out how to make the best playlist? Well, look no further as DJ West Entertainment gives us some insight on how to create the perfect playlist! Who is DJ West Entertainment? How did you begin and why? We are a husband and wife wedding DJ team dedicated to serving Hampton Roads’ most fun loving couples. Not only do we provide our clients with LITERALLY the best...

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Feature Friday: Married by Evan – Officiant

With more than 100 ceremonies in his pocket, Evan from Married by Evan shares his advice on all things officiant! Who and what is Married By Evan? How did you get started and why? Married by Evan is a business providing wedding officiant services for couples across Hampton Roads. I started this business in 2019 because after years of officiating a few weddings a year, I had really...

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Creating Your Wedding Vows

One of the most memorable moments a couple can create on their wedding day is the moment they turn to face each other to share all the promises and love they have in front of their friends and family. However, it’s the part leading up to this moment that has brides and grooms everywhere getting on their computer and googling some inspiration for creating their wedding vows. If...

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The Waterside Deck

Planning a small wedding but want a waterfront view or a big wedding with the desire for a more intimate feel to your cocktail hour? Look no further than our Waterside Deck! Our enclosed white-wooded Waterside Deck lined with windows facing the Lynnhaven River allows our couples to enjoy a gorgeous water backdrop while giving guests the immersive feeling that they’re at the beach! Photo:...

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The Great Gatsby Wedding

Inspired by the beauty and elegance that is the roaring 20s, the Lesner Inn wanted to showcase all of the wonderful out of the box ideas, styles and concepts a couple could do for their wedding day! Creating this Gatsby inspired shoot captured by Echard Wheeler Photography was one of our favorite designs and we’re excited to share it all with you! Wanting to incorporate the popularity...

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A Couple’s Advice: Mr. & Mrs. Wolf

Who better to give advice and share their experience than a real life Daissy Torres and Lesner Inn couple! Not only did Mr & Mrs Wolf say I do at Lesner Inn, but they were also Daissy Torres 100th Wedding couple at the Lesner Inn! Keep reading to find out why they said “I do” to Daissy Torres and the Lesner Inn! Why did you chose Lesner Inn as your wedding venue? I went...

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A Decadent Decade

From classic white to food trucks, the decade brought in many trends that still exist today, which is why the Lesner Inn team wanted to look back at some of the top wedding trends of the decade! 2010 Classic White Photo: Stellar Exposure Photography Goodbye to the dessert tables, candy bars, cupcakes, and hello again to the classic white round wedding cake. Although the trend of this...

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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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A Message From the Lesner Inn Family
We have been steadfast in our approach to be proactive, responsible and compassionate as the updates of COVID-19 have unfolded. It has and always will be our priority to do whatever possible to ensure the wellbeing of our guests and everyone in our Lesner family.

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