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How to Have a Wedding for Under $10,000

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Imagine a Friday evening wedding overlooking the Lynnhaven River from our beautiful Waterside Deck. Your arch is decked out in lush greenery, and you and your squad walk out with blooming accessories at sunset. The DJ has his best mood music playing, with romantic lighting to really set the tone. Your skillful photographer snaps every kiss, and even every ugly crying face. The night continues with lavish dinner and bar services for you and your closest friends & family. After cutting the cake, you dance the night away to your favorite oldies and escape into the night under a magical flurry of sparklers!

While we know this all sounds too good to be true, we are here to tell you that it is possible! All you have to do is be realistic about your guest count and what you plan to offer your guests, and here is how to do it!

Vistaprint Stationary:  $75
Save the Dates (70 copies)
– Invitations (70 copies)

Transportation:  $200
– The Virginia Beach Resort & Conference Center not only will give your guests a discount for a block of rooms, but they even have a shuttle service that goes for $200 for the entire night!

Lesner Inn Ceremony:  $650David-Champagne-Photography-Fluttering-Flowers-Florist-Virginia-Beach-Lesner-Inn-Wedding-Venue-1
– One hour towards total event time
– Set up & breakdown of ceremony chairs
– Use of Lesner Inn’s white arch

Lesner Inn Room Rental:  $750
– Three hours towards total event time
– Tables & cotton linens
– Chivari chairs
– China, glassware, & flatware
– Mirror tiles & candle votives
– Easels

Food & Beverage from Lesner Inn for Eighty Guests:  $4,200
– Cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres (one platter & two hot/cold hors d’oeuvres replenished for a full thirty minutes)
Two entrée buffet served with a salad, starch, vegetable, and bread rolls
– $1,000 consumption bar
– Cake cutting, champagne/sparkling cider toast, beverage station, & tasting bag for the newlyweds after the event


Wedding Favors:  $100
– Candy bar provided by Lesner Inn

Daissy Torres Photography:  $2,000
– Six hour coverage
High resolution images, print release, proof gallery, & $200 print credit
– Additional $150 print credit for Lesner Inn couples

ASTRO DJ:  $750
– Four hour coverage – Ceremony & reception music with MC
* ASTRO DJ works with couples of all budgets, and even offers discounts for Lesner Inn couples! Just talk to one of their sales managers!

Fluttering Flowers Florist:  $900
– Greenery & floral accents for arch
David-Champagne-Photography-Incredible-Edibles-Bakery-Lesner-Inn-Wedding-Cake-Virginia-Beach.jpg – Bridal bouquet
– Five bridesmaids bouquets
– Six boutonnieres
– Five floral centerpieces including decorative lanterns
* Florals included are year round (seasonal florals may be added at an additional cost)

Incredible Edibles Bakery:  $250
Cake to feed fifty guests

Total:  $9,875

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What People are Saying

  • 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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