Our Wedding Blog

Mar­ion Mitchell

Lesner Hall & Sun­set Deck Dear Alexis & Brit­tany, Thank you so much for the won­der­ful job you and your staff did for Edward and Katie’s rehearsal din­ner. The evening was just per­fect from loca­tion, room set up, table dec­o­ra­tions, and food. The staff was also very help­ful. We also had an extra bonus since one of our friends brought the cou­ple by boat. All of the...

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Jon & Brit­tany Wil­son

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!

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Mr. & Mrs. Emery

Lesner Hall, Sun­set Deck, & Water­side Deck Brit­tany, Thank you so much for being a great plan­ner & our coor­di­na­tor at Lesner. The Lesner was the per­fect venue for our recep­tion & we wouldn’t have had the expe­ri­ence with­out your help. Thank you for work­ing with Ash­ley Fussell & all of our other ven­dors. We loved our food goodie bag at the end of the...

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Kate & Time Lyons

Lesner Hall & Sun­set Deck Brit­tany West! Thanks for mak­ing our day awe­some! We con­tinue to receive com­pli­ments on the venue choice & the meal from so many of our guests. You and your staff out­did your­selves! P.S. Happy Memo­r­ial Day Cat Lady 🙂

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P.G. Stam­atopou­los

Lesner Hall & Sun­set Deck Dear Mrs. Hio­nis, I would like to take this oppor­tu­nity to express my sin­cere appre­ci­a­tion for your out­stand­ing sup­port of the 22nd Navy Sup­ply Corps Birth­day Ball held on 25 March 2017. You and your staff’s incred­i­ble efforts in the plan­ning, prepa­ra­tion and exe­cu­tion of this year’s superb stand-​up mixer event made it the most cel­e­brated...

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Mr. & Mrs. Boys­tel

Water­side Deck Dear Brit­tany, We just want to say thank you for all you did for Emma’s wed­ding. I can­not imag­ine that event with­out all your advice and effort. Espe­cially on the wed­ding day, you were every­where. You were delight­ful to work with and every­thing was just as promised – all the way to the end. We are so grate­ful! My two favorite Lesner moments are: every so often,...

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Janet Lee

Water­side Deck We had a wed­ding rehearsal din­ner at The Lesner Inn in Feb­ru­ary 2017 and I can’t say enough great things about it. Cayleen was won­der­ful to work with. We are not from the area and she made it so easy to plan this event. The decor was beau­ti­ful and the food was deli­cious. The bar­tender and staff did a great job. It was a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence and a great...

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Katie & Ryan Sparks

Water­side Deck Brit­tany Thank you so much for all your help dur­ing our wed­ding process. The Lesner was our top choice and we couldn’t be more thrilled with how every­thing came out. You were accom­mo­dat­ing to our bud­get, help­ful, humor­ous, and atten­tive (like when you remem­bered the cheese on my eggs). Have a great new year!

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Nicole & Mike Flem­ing

Lesner Hall & Sun­set Deck From the minute we vis­ited the Lesner Inn, we know it would be the per­fect venue for our Octo­ber wed­ding. We wanted some­thing that was able to be out­side, but didn’t rely on a “Plan B” option for bad weather. The Lesner’s upper deck was a fan­tas­tic choice — our cer­e­mony took place right as the sun went down and couldn’t have pro­vided a bet­ter...

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The Bells

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!

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Sarah Pat­sel

Lesner Hall & Sun­set Deck Thank you, Cayleen! Every­thing came together so beau­ti­fully and the night was amaz­ing! We couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter venue to host our spe­cial day! Espe­cially for a girl who grew up on the water!! 😉 Your staff was awe­some and I had a great time chat­ting with them! Thank you so much for all of your help and guid­ance along the way!

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Brian and Cristen Rizzi

Lesner Hall, Sun­set Deck, & Water­side Deck Cayleen, Thank you for help­ing make Gil and Anne’s wed­ding day so spe­cial. We really appre­ci­ate all your efforts. With much grat­i­tude, Brian and Cristen Rizzi

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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

  • When you marry the love of your life you also marry into his friendships! 😂💕 Photo by: Daissy Torres Photography
  • It's been a while since you've seen the faces behind the doors of Lesner Inn so we wanted to introduce our managers! First off… our fearless leader, Alexis Hionis. Alexis is a Virginia Beach native, born and bred. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and after a short stint in the Los Angeles event industry, she returned to her East Coast beach roots. With an inherent love for all things wedding, paired with her creative energy and attention to detail, Alexis has found her home at The Lesner Inn. Since 2010, she has overseen hundreds of weddings but still hasn't grown tired of the excitement of the big day...and the wedding cakes. When she isn't in the office, you’ll find her giving back to the community she loves so much, through her nonprofit, @riseVB. Fun fact: she was recognized for her efforts in 2018 when she won Coastal Virginia Biz’s Best Local Leader Making A Difference award!
  • You are my today and all of my tomorrow 💕 Photo: Angel Eyes Photography
  • A kiss seals two souls in a moment of time 😘 Photo by: Brooke Waldroup Photography
  • $1,000 GIVEAWAY TIME In need of some holiday photos for your Christmas card, engagement photos, or just some headshots? We’ll we’ve partnered with @samiroyphoto on a special photoshoot giveaway! Open to all participants - you’ll have the chance to win a photoshoot valued up to $500 and a special $500 discount with the Lesner Inn by just following these simple steps listed below! To enter: 1. Like this photo 2. Follow both @samiroyphoto & @lesnerinn on instagram 3. Tag 3 friends 4. Extra entry - share to your Instagram story or repost and mention @samiroyphoto and @lesnerinn That's it!! The contest will run from Dec. 2-8 with the winner being announced Dec. 9th on Lesner Inn’s account!
  • There's a reason why we don't see the world in black & white! 😍😍 Photo by: Chelsie Darling Photography
  • I would thank you from the bottom of my heart but for you my heart has no bottom 💕 Happy Thanksgiving! Photo by: Daissy Torres Photography
  • Honestly...blown away at Katie's beauty 😍 Photo by Him & Her Photography
  • We can not get over this day and how perfect these photos by Courtney Timms Photography came out! When you have a good looking couple and perfect views, things come together better than you can imagine 😍 Dress from Studio I Do Bridals Virginia Beach Hair by Hair Daze Salon & Spa Makeup by Dhalia Edwards Makeup
  • From the couple to the smallest of details - don't forget to capture every part of your day! Photo by: Sami Roy Photography
  • There's no others, Like my Brothers I want by my side, As I marry my Bride. 💕 Photo by: Daissy Torres Photography
  • Lounge areas for cocktail hour are absolutely and utterly our favorite things 💕 Photo: Michael & Laura Photography Flowers: Gather Floral Lounge: Paisley & Jade Gown: Wedding Atelier
  • A vision of beauty! 😍 Photo: Sami Roy Photography Dress: Here & Now Bridal
  • The view, the bride, the groom what else can I say? Pure perfection! 😍 Photo: EyeCaptures Photography Florist: Fluttering Flowers Gown: Silk Bridal Studio
  • Sunsets out on the dock are reason enough for a kiss 😘 Photo by Skylar Wyatt Photography Gown from Silk Bridal Makeup by BlushTones Hair by Chroma Salon Virginia Beach
  • The rustic bar set up in the Waterside Deck? We think yes! 😍 Photo: Michael & Laura Photography Flowers: Gather Floral Bar set up: Lesner Inn
  • 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.
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