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Trending in Weddings: Lively Libations

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Whether or not you’re serving alcoholic beverages at your wedding, there are so many up and coming trends with beverages that we hope you consider while planning your wedding at the Lesner Inn!  From the ceremony to cocktail hour and cocktail hour to the reception, here are our favorite trends for wedding libations!


We love the idea of serving beverages during the ceremony, especially on a hot summer day!  Keep your guests refreshed with a glass of iced tea, lemonade, or infused water while they sit on our Sunset Deck waiting to greet the bride!

Or, for winter weddings, provide your guests with a mug of hot cocoa while they keep warm in our heated Waterside Deck!

Cocktail Hour

Also trending in weddings is having multiple signature drinks during cocktail hour (and in some cases for the whole evening) rather than just one or two!  Signature drinks are a fun way to provide your guests with beverage options they may have never tried before!  It will remind them of your wedding every time they order it at their local bar!

Lesner-Inn-Weddings-Virginia-Beach-Specialty-DrinksHeather Hughes Photography

Another huge trend is having scotch & bourbon tastings during cocktail hour!  Instead of just mingling around cocktail tables, your guests can pretend like they’re actually learning about fancy scotch and bourbon!


When your guests migrate upstairs for the main meal, have wine brought to the table!  One bottle of red, and one bottle of white will keep the class at an all-time high during dinner service!

Once the party really begins, show off your hometown by stocking the bar with local beer and wine during the dancing and entertainment!

lesner-inn-virginia-beach-weddings-beveragesRoss Costanza Photography

Try adding sangria to any of these essential portions of your wedding day!  It can be made for any season, and is such a refreshing libation at any time of day!

Ask one of our sales managers how we can create the perfect beverage menu for your event by contacting us at info@lesnerinn.com or at 757-481-1122!

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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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