Our Wedding Blog

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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Feature Friday: PaperDolls

When it comes to wedding stationary, invitations and designs who better to ask than our friend April from PaperDolls! No detail is too small for PaperDolls when it comes to creating your dream wedding suite so read below to learn more! Photo: Sarah Vanderford Photography When did you launch PaperDolls and why? I launched PaperDolls right after I got married in 2011 because I had so...

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Creating Your Wedding Invitation Suite

Instead of ordering a set from a retail store why not read on to find out how you can create your wedding invitation suite with a bit more customization! Photo: Mallorie Danielle Photography Wedding Style Before anything else, you must define your wedding style. Is it classy, casual, glam, modern, traditional, rustic or do you just not have one? If you do, then try to stay within the...

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Lesner Hall & Sunset Deck

Our Lesner Hall and Sunset Deck is equipped for all your dream wedding desires! Photo: Ryann Winn Photography When it comes to your ceremony, our gorgeous sunset deck can fit up to 200 seats, where your guests will not only have a perfect view of the Lynnhaven inlet but also the perfect view as you say I do! A perfect spot to grab a breath of fresh air and take pictures throughout the...

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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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Self-Care & You

Weddings. If you’re lucky you may be flying through all the planning, meetings, and tastings without feeling any stress or worries about deadlines, payments, and timelines. However, we at Lesner Inn understand that sometimes you may just feel overwhelmed, stressed and confused about the whole thing, which is why we’d like to share some of our favorite wedding de-stress tips...

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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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Behind the Lens: Daissy Torres Photography

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? I was born and raised a Puerto Rican who loves laughter, different cultures and can fluently speak English, Spanish and the universal language of memes. Did you study photography or are you self-taught? What made you want to focus and do photography as a full-time business? About 10 years ago, I suffered the loss of my dad who loved...

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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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