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Working at Lesner Inn – A Small Part of Their Big Day

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On a more personal note from our typical blog posts, the ladies at Lesner Inn wanted to share with everyone what each of us loves most about our job.  Our newest Event & Sales Manager, Elizabeth Bailey, shares that what she loves most about working at Lesner Inn is being a part of even the smallest portion of someone’s wedding day.  More on her thoughts below:

Lesner Inn -3-14.jpgWhen I first started college, I knew 100% that I wanted to be a teacher. As my first semester started, I was ecstatic because I was taking my first teaching course! After the first day of classes, I was a little discouraged because it just was not what I was expecting, but I was determined to keep going. Well, throughout the semester, I realized that teaching just wasn’t for me, but I did realize that I loved coordinating events through my Recreation and Leisure class I was also taking. From then on out, I knew I was going to be an event coordinator.

Skip to my job at Lesner Inn, which is amazing!! It is my first job out of college and I could not have asked for a better way to start my career. I love the environment that I work in, but I mostly love how I get to be just a small portion of someone’s biggest day of their life. I have the opportunity to be with them through almost the entire planning process, recommend vendors, help plan their décor, and see their big day come to life, and it’s what makes my career so much fun! Do I connect with some couples more than others? Of course, that’s just because of who they are and who I am, but I still love getting to be a part of their wedding day. The amount of stress I see throughout the planning process is overcome by so much joy on the wedding day, and the fact that I get to be a part of making that joy happen, is beyond measurable.

It’s almost funny to look back and think that I could have been a teacher and experienced a different type of joy, but the happiness that I get from seeing the couples on the biggest day of their lives is what I LOVE. The first kiss as newlyweds, the father/daughter dance, the cake smashing, all of that brings the biggest smile to my face because I had the opportunity to be a small portion of their big day!

If you’d like to see how we can be just a small part of your big day, please email us at info@lesnerinn.com.

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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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