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Tips for a Successful Wedding Tasting

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If your wedding venue provides catering (which, we do!), then they should offer tastings. Let’s be real, who buys a car without test driving it first? And when it comes to the most important day of your life, why leave anything to chance? Lesner Inn offers their potential clients their choice of 4 hors-doeuvres to 3 entrees. Since tastings have become increasingly important, as more and more couples choose to personalize everything (from signature cocktails to cakes & desserts), we thought it would be important to give our readers some tips on how to take advantage of your tastings.

1) Be honest & ask questions. The tasting is the time to express your feelings on what you like or dislike. We would much rather know your feelings before your event, than hear a complaint on your special day. If you have questions about substitutions or ingredients, do not hesitate to ask. That is what we are here for!

2) Come hungry. It’s okay to snack before you come, but definitely come hungry! Food is always better on an empty stomach.

3) Ask for a mock set up. This is the only dress rehearsal you’ll have for food – so do it right! At Lesner Inn, we can set up your table the way it will look on your wedding day, so you can really get the whole experience.

4) Leave the entourage at home. Whether it be close friends or family, or even your wedding planner, it’s not necessary to invite everyone to the tasting. The more people you invite to the tasting, the more expensive it will be, and the more opinions you will have about the menu.

5) Pay attention & take notes. Be on the look out for good-quality foods and ingredients. Make sure to take note of what you did and did not like. Also, take notes of ingredients (in case of allergies).

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  • 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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