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Engaged… now what?!

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proposalPost-holiday blues has officially been replaced by bubbly engagement season! If you’re rocking a new sparkler on your ring finger after the holidays, CONGRATULATIONS! While getting engaged is such a celebratory occasion, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the idea of planning what may feel like an event that may drain your bank account. After the initial rush, you may be thinking… now what? Here are some steps The Lesner Inn came up with to help you out…

  1. Pop some champagne. Don’t let the stress of party planning get to you. Celebrate your engagement by throwing an engagement party or just by going out to dinner with your family & friends!
  2. Before you start looking at venues or picking dates, you need to estimate the size of your wedding. Start a guest list!
  3. Start to tour venues in the area. We usually recommend having a month and day of the week in mind when you tour the venue to check availability.  That being said, we don’t suggest walking in with a specific date because there’s the chance that you fall in the love with the venue but they don’t have your date available.
  4. Secure a date & book your venue. Then start to book your vendors!

Lesner Inn can always help you cross numbers 3 & 4 off the list by scheduling an appointment with us to tour our facility! With the best view of the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach, 2015 and 2016 dates are booking fast — so schedule your appointment today! Happy Engagement Season!

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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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