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Winter Wedding on the Water

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With the first day of spring only 2 days away, we find it fitting to say goodbye to winter by putting the spotlight on Sharise & Richard’s  beautiful winter wedding on the water!

Sharise & Richard held their reception at The Lesner Inn, after tying the knot at Hampton University Memorial Chapel on December 19, 2015.  They rented the entire venue, hostingLesner-Inn-Weddings-Virginia-Beach-Winter-Wedding-Waterfront-icicles cocktail hour in our Waterside Deck, followed by the reception in our Lesner Hall.  Saying it wasn’t one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve seen in our building would be a flat out lie.  Sharise, her mother, & the team at Morlina Events did such a great job planning every detail! Everything from the DIY centerpieces, to the snow that fell out of thin air during their first dance was perfection!

The couple picked a palette of cherry red, navy blue & silver for their wedding design.

 Their first dance as Mr. & Mrs. was to “Let it Snow,” as snow literally fell out of thin air – thanks to Stage Right Lighting!


Mr. & Mrs. Johnson were able to get a picture with every guest who attended the reception.  How could you not be tempted to take picture after picture with the crystal backdrop provided by Stage Right Lighting, and the breathtaking view from our Lesner Hall and Sunset Deck?  Not to mention their sweetheart table, which was covered by a glitz sequin linen provided by Waterford Event Rentals.


We would like to thank all of the vendors who participated in making this event so successful, and we hope you all consider them while planning your wedding!Lesner-Inn-Weddings-Virginia-Beach-Winter-Wedding-Waterfront-Sunset-Deck

Photographer: Bryan Myhr Photography

Wedding Planner: Morlina Events

Linens & Chair Covers: Waterford Event Rentals

Uplighting, Snow Fall, Crystal back drop: Stage Right Lighting

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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

    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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