Our Wedding Blog

R. Williams

Waterside Deck I would to take this time to thank you and your staff for help­ing out with our event on Fri­day night. Mered­ith was such a big help and was also very sweet. We will def­i­nitely be back in the near future. The place was just beau­ti­ful at night and every­one just loved it!!! They were still talk­ing about it on Mon­day. Thank you so much and please thank you staff...

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Festive Favors

Your Wedding Day is the perfect time to incorporate your personality throughout your event decor. Brides and Grooms can show their individuality, or even touches of their culture through centerpiece arrangements, innovative place cards, specialty food items, and especially favors for their guests to take home. Providing a unique touch or gift, will make the memory of your event last...

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The Stevens

Lesner Hall & Sunset Deck I just wanted to thank you for a won­der­ful evening. The food and staff were won­der­ful. Thank you again for mak­ing our night worth remembering.

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Father’s Day 2013 – Our Favorite Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Father’s Day brings to mind one of the most memorable and sentimental moments of every wedding reception, the Father-Daughter dance. Choosing the right song to dance to with your Dad, is another way to honor and include your other special guy on your big day. We have seen many heartwarming dances between Brides and their Fathers, including formal songs, and even some choreographed...

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The Shores

Lesner Hall & Sunset Deck Thank you so much for mak­ing our wed­ding both flaw­less and beau­ti­ful. You made plan­ning a wed­ding from abroad almost stress-​free with your flex­i­bil­ity and advice. We will always remem­ber our night and will def­i­nitely rec­om­mend Lesner Inn in the future.

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The Casons

Lesner Hall & Sunset Deck Sylvia and I would like to thank you, Mered­ith and the rest of the Lesner Inn staff for mak­ing our wed­ding such a great expe­ri­ence! We had a great time and would like to thank you for all of your help through­out the whole process.

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Here’s To You, Graduates!

Graduation is coming up, and such a momentous occasion calls for celebration! Before you embark on this next chapter of your life, consider joining together with family and friends for some great music, food and drinks, all while overlooking the Lynnhaven River. Lesner Inn is one of the prime event locations in Virginia Beach, and with graduation weekends around the corner, consider...

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Mr. Adams

Lesner Hall & Sunset Deck On June 27, 2013, my one and only daugh­ter got mar­ried at the Lesner Inn. I have been to a lot of events and a lot of wed­dings over the years, and I just had to write you and tell you this was the best event that any­one could ever imag­ine. “Thanks so much for being there for the Adams Family.” It was a night we will never forget.

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Holiday Weekend Weddings

With tons of Summer holidays right around the corner, planning your Virginia Beach wedding weekend date may have just gotten easier! It’s a great idea to choose a date that coincides with a holiday, such as Memorial Day weekend. Often non traditional wedding days, such as Sunday evenings, can become an extended holiday stay for your guests during these times. Another perk to booking...

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The Hobbs

Lesner Hall & Sunset Deck I just wanted to tell you what a won­der­ful time every­one had at Joanne’s recep­tion on Sat­ur­day night. The room looked stun­ning, the staff was very effi­cient and polite, and the food was deli­cious and plen­ti­ful. Please tell Chef he did a won­der­ful job! We could not have had such a won­der­ful evening with­out all of your help, advice,...

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Honoring Mom on Mother’s Day, and on your Big Day!

As we get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day at Lesner Inn with our annual brunch, we began to think of how special the holiday truly is. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on just how important and influential the role is that these women play in our lives. The holiday is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your Mother, and focus on the memorable moments you...

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Wedding Season Kick Off!

Here at Lesner Inn, we are lucky to have already hosted some fabulous and exciting Virginia Beach weddings since 2013 has begun. As we gear up to jump head on into the Spring Season, we wanted to highlight some of the popular trends we have seen in our events so far, and what we expect to see a lot more of this year! • Aqua, and Neutral Color Schemes • Floating Candles • Simplistic...

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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

  • I choose you 💕 Photo: DCPG Photography + Design
  • The first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. is the best kiss 😘 Photo: Sarah Vanderford Photography Dress: David's Bridal
  • When you realize it's the weekend 🙌 What are your plans?? Comment below! Photo:Michael & Laura Photography Dress: Wedding Atelier
  • Long shots of the Waterside Deck are one of our absolute faves 😍 Photo: Timeless Tides Photography
  • Sunset Deck kisses are the best sort of kisses 😘 • • Photo: Ashley Henry Photography
  • Happiness and confidence are the best things you can wear on your wedding day ❤️ • • And we can't go without talking about that view..the perfect backdrop for bridal shots 🙌 • • Photo: Daissy Torres Photography Hair/MUA: Rudy & Kelly - Greenbrier Mall Salon Flowers: Gather
  • Just outside the Waterside Deck, there's a perfect spot to get away and take in the newest chapter of your life ❤️ • • Photo: Sarah Vanderford Photography Dress: David's Bridal
  • We absolutely LOVE when bands play at weddings! There's just something about someone singing live that gets the party goin' 😍🙌 • • Photo: Courtney Timms Photography Lighting: Stage Right Lighting Weddings & Special Events Band: Strictly Bizzness
  • One reason we love daytime weddings is because of the natural light photos, even when you exit on a boat! 😍 Check out a couple more reasons to have a daytime wedding on one of our recent blogs! • • Photo: Kayla Belle Photography Dress: Pronovias Hair: Stephanie Michelle Hair MUA: Dhalia Edwards Makeup
  • The dock outside of the Waterside Deck is the absolute perfect spot to get away and spend a moment with your soulmate ❤️ • • Photo: Blush Wood Studios Hair/MUA: Darling & Dapper Dress: BHLDN
  • It's like a dream became reality 😍 • • Photo: Courtney Timms Photography Flowers: Parties for Particular People
  • YES to everything about this picture! A beautiful bride and a beautiful backdrop 😍 • • Photo: Timeless Tides Photography
  • "A million times over, I will always choose you" 💕 • • Photo: Shawn Sawyer Photography
  • Your bridesmaids are everything on your wedding day. Your support system, your hug before you walk down the aisle, your personal hype team, and forever your sisters 💕 • • Photo: Courtney Timms Photography Dress: Studio I Do Bridals Virginia Beach Flowers: Parties for Particular People Hair: Hair Daze Salon & Spa MUA: Dhalia Edwards Makeup
  • There are only two times I want to be with you...now and forever 🥰 • • Photo: Chelsie Darling Photography Dress: Here & Now Bridal
  • Just a bride, blue skies, and the love to last a lifetime ❤️ • • Photo: Daissy Torres Photography
  • The reaction when Mom and Dad kiss 😂 • • Photo: Leah Ariel Photography, LLC Florals: Fluttering Flowers
  • You are the best thing that's ever been mine ❤️ • • Photo: Cynthia Tenney Photography Gown: Ava Clara Couture Bridal Designer: Kenneth Winston
  • In March 2017, Tim surprised Courtney on the beach with a ring (if you didn't already know, she said "yes"). Tim then doubled down on the surprise with a party including family and friends from Baltimore, Virginia Beach, and Arlington an hour or so later at nearby Chick's Bar and Grill ❤️ • • Photo by Dustin Lewis Images
  • 😍🙌🎉....pretty much sums up this moment • • Photo by Luke and Ashley Photography
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