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Meet The Team

Alexis Hionis

Alexis is a Virginia Beach native, born and bred. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and, after a short stint in the Los Angeles event industry, she returned to her East Coast beach roots. With an inherent love for all things wedding, paired with her creative energy and attention to detail, Alexis has found her home at The Lesner Inn. Since 2010, she has overseen hundreds of weddings but still hasn’t grown tired of the excitement of the big day…and the wedding cakes.

When she isn’t in the office, you’ll find her working on her annual fundraiser, Beach Ball, or at the beach with her trusty sidekick – Ollie, a long haired miniature dachshund.

Lindsey Basnight

Lindsey is a Radford Highlander and you will never see her without a cup of coffee! Since she’s lived in Virginia Beach her entire life, she’s out on the water every chance she gets. You may see her catching some rays or fishing out on the bay!

In April 2020, she adopted a white Labrador puppy named Fin! Now she loves spending her free time taking him on walks or cruising out on the boat with him! 

Kimberly Fonseca

Kim was born and raised in Northern Virginia and is a recent graduate of Christopher Newport University, where she studied Technical Theater and Organismal Biology. She fell in love with event planning while working with her sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha and the Campus Activities Board!

She has the biggest heart and brings so much joy not just to our office but to others too! Every year on 9/11, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, she delivers donuts to the local fire stations as a thank you for their service. She also recently adopted Benji, a 4 year-old Bichon-Poodle mix so we’re sure he’ll start making those trips with her!

Noelle Magnuson

Noelle graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelors degree in Marketing with an emphasis in public relations. GO MOUNTAINEERS! When she’s not at The Lesner Inn, you’ll most likely find her enjoying the sun with her friends at one of VB’s many surrounding beaches

Five years ago, Noelle gained a best friend in her faithful sidekick Jasper. A Terrier mix that loves people just as much as she does, so you’ll be sure to see him getting some rays in at the beach with her! 

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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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