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Holiday Weekend Weddings: Pros & Cons

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nyeSince the holidays are just around the corner, we thought it would blog-appropriate to write about booking your wedding on a holiday or holiday weekend. Here are some pros & cons we came up with:


  • Most guests will have the time off from work given the national holiday
  • It will be easy to come up with the theme & color schema for your wedding
  • Guests will have an extra day for traveling because of time off from work
  • You won’t have as large of a guest list, because some guests won’t be able to make it due to the holiday – & minimizing your guest list will save you money!
  • Guests will be in festive spirit because of the holiday
  • Your anniversary will always fall on a holiday or a holiday weekend, so you will always have time to celebrate


  • Venues, vendors, & hotels up-charge on holiday weekends, so it will be a more expensive wedding
  • Complaining guests…. inconveniencing your guests’ plans with family & friends will ultimately lead to complaints from your guests & no-shows
  • Traveling expenses are more expensive (Flights = $$$ :: Driving = heavy traffic)
  • Guests have to plan far in advance because holiday weekends at hotels book quickly
  • Your anniversary will always fall on a holiday or a holiday weekend, so you will always have to share your anniversary with a holiday

At The Lesner Inn, we’ve had many holiday weddings. Whether it be New Years Day, Valentine’s Day, 4th of July or any of the national holiday weekends, we’ve done it. Holiday or not, you can’t replace the view of the Lynnhaven RiverWaterfront venues in Virginia Beach are the way to go – so call us for your next event!

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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

    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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