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Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price

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About

On WeddingWire since 2011

Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Lesner Inn is a wedding venue servicing beautiful occasions throughout the local area, including Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Richmond. The professional hotel has been part of the industry for over ten years, specializing in casual, elegant weddings on the water. Couples are sure to enjoy their once-in-a-lifetime wedding experience at this stunning venue.

Facilities and Capacity

The exclusive waterfront venue and catering facility gracefully intersects the Chesapeake Bay and Lynnhaven River, providing picturesque, intimate water views. At Lesner Inn, couples and guests can appreciate the beauty of the local area from any of the venue’s event spaces. Whether couples choose the rustic Waterside Deck, the classic Lesner Hall, or the entire facility, Lesner Inn is perfect for any wedding celebration. Couples can host up to 200 guests, ideal for both grand and intimate gatherings.

Services Offered

From setup and cleanup to in-house catering and an on-site bar, the venue offers several accommodations to ensure couples are comfortable on their special day. Lesner Inn’s event management team is responsive throughout the entire planning process and is experienced in seamlessly executing events from start to finish. With their knowledge of local event professionals and design trends, couples can trust these wedding specialists with their event planning. Couples can also rent event items, such as altars and arches, centerpieces, chairs, tables, decor, and furniture to complete their big day. Additionally, the inn can host a range of pre-wedding gatherings, from engagement parties to rehearsal dinners, creating a dreamlike setting for every special occasion. Couples can avail of other services, including getting-ready suites, parking, and outside vendor referrals.

Cuisine

At Lesner Inn, guests and couples can savor award-winning catering from the venue’s in-house kitchen. Menus are tailored to suit the nearly-wed’s tastes and dietary requirements. From buffets and stations to cocktail receptions and hors d’oeuvres, Lesner Inn Catering Club also offers various presentation options. Other catering services provided include:

  • Dessert
  • Outside cake
  • Servers
  • Tastings
  • Plated-meals

Location

Located directly on the water by Shore Drive, the inn boasts several nearby local attractions, including Virginia Aquarium, Norfolk Botanical Garden, and Cape Henry Lighthouse. Hotels are within two miles, and the Norfolk International Airport is only nine miles away, making travel easy for out-of-town loved ones. Newlyweds are sure to cherish every moment they spend at this glorious venue.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Reviews of Lesner Inn

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4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
188 Reviews
97% recommend it
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Jacqueline
Jacqueline L. Sent on 12/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

I Don't Even Know Where To Begin!!!

My husband and I were married on 10/13/23 so this review is late! However, it's late because I needed the time to sit down and write the full review. This team was so amazing that I did not want to leave a generic review.

First- NOELLE. She was absolutely fantastic and a real pleasure to work with. I am a wedding vendor myself and the amount of guidance she provided was so appreciated. We worked with Noelle for a little under a year. Her expertise, and eye for detail, is phenomenal. She was always available to answer any questions we had.

Second, Noelle was not our planner (although Lesner does have its own planning services) but with how helpful she was, she really felt like it up to the day of our wedding, when our day of coordinator took over. She gave us amazing, money saving recommendations, guidance on our seating chart, guidance on our timeline and honestly, was more involved than the full planning service we booked with another planner (I do have to mention that our day of coordinator, who we did not meet until the rehearsal, was OUTSTANDING). Noelle really put me at ease during many moments throughout the wedding planning process.

Third, we originally booked just the waterside deck and, with the amount of family we felt obligated to invite, we decided to upgrade to the Lesner Sunset Deck & Hall (upstairs). We mentioned to Noelle we were thinking about just booking the entire venue for the Friday evening but still hadn't fully committed. A month went by and another event inquired about booking the waterside deck on the same night of our wedding (which they are able to do as it's a separate area from from Hall and Sunset deck). Noelle called, and emailed, to ask us if we wanted to move forward with booking the entire venue before they booked the separate space for another group. I was so thankful, and a little in awe, that she STILL checked in with us even though an entire month had gone by! They very well could have moved forward with the other event, as we hadn't put down a deposit for the entire venue, and had only mentioned it in passing!

Fourth, The Lesner is an amazing venue, and it's pretty much all inclusive (with rentals, upgrades, and more that you can add on at an additional cost). They work with many budgets and tailor it to exactly what you're looking for. We had inquired at a few other venue's prior to booking Lesner and fell in love once we saw the packages and the space. I would book Lesner Inn again for any event I have in the future!

Finally, the entire team at The Lesner is great and really make you feel welcome the minute you walk in the door. My wedding was a literal dream come true and it could not have been possible without the help of Noelle and my entire vendor team!
Rachel
Rachel K. Sent on 03/12/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The experts of GORGEOUS weddings!

The entire staff was so helpful throughout the entire process. The initial tour with Britne, the design services meetings with Alexis, the tasting, the rehearsal, EVERYTHING was amazing. We honestly could not have had a better wedding day. Everyone had such an amazing time! Our family didn't have to worry about all the details / logistics and they could just enjoy the day which is truly a wedding gift that we will never forget. If you are looking for a place that does it all, the Lesner Inn is definitely for you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Kasey S. Sent on 12/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lesner Inn Gave Us the Wedding of our Dreams!

Our wedding at the Lesner Inn was absolutely AMAZING! From day one signing our contract all the way to the end of our wedding night, we were fully supported by the staff at Lesner Inn. Britne and Noelle listened to all of our crazy questions/requests and made sure to make us feel comfortable and at ease throughout all of the emails and meetings. The venue is stunning and has everything you need, we did not realize having food and alcohol onsite would be a game changer for us, we did not have to worry about a thing the day of our wedding. The views are stunning as well, we could not have asked for a more beautiful day. We recommend the Lesner Inn to all couples for their big day, also hiring the in-house wedding coordinator was a no brainer! Lesner Inn will always have a special place in our hearts!
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Awards

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Real Weddings

Ian & Fern
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Terrell & Katie
99 photos · 06/15/2019

Team

Alexis Hionis
Alexis Hionis
Director of Operations

Our Director of Operations & Lead Wedding Designer + Day-of-Coordinator is a VB native, born & bred. She is a graduate from the University of Virginia, and after a short stint in the Los Angeles event industry, assisting in the production of major events such as the Screen Actor Guild Awards & Netflix’s 50 Millionth User Event, 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 Lesner where she has overseen hundreds of weddings but still hasn’t grown tired of the excitement of the big day…and the wedding cakes.

Her elevated creativity & design influence stems from her love to travel. To her, entertainment is a lifestyle. And she wants every event she plans to be an experience for everyone to enjoy.

When she isn’t in the office, you’ll find her planning the next fundraising event for her non-profit, riseVB, or at the beach with her trusty sidekick – Ollie, a long-haired daschund.

Noelle Magnuson
Noelle Magnuson
Event & Sales Manager

With a background in marketing & public relations from West Virginia University, Noelle completes our team of event coordinators at Lesner.

Her positive energy & hard work ethic coupled with her years of experience in the hospitality industry translates into the ideal coordinator with seamless execution at Lesner. If you had the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes on your wedding day, you’d find her leadership comforting. And if you get the pleasure of planning your wedding with her, you’d be wowed by her suggestions to perfect your menu with fun signature drinks & trendy hors d’oeuvres.

When she’s not at Lesner, you’ll find her soaking in the VB sun with a smoothie from Paradise Nutrition & her 4 year old Jasper… a terrier mix that loves people just as much as she does.

Britne Hanmer
Britne Hanmer
Event & Sales Manager

Britne joined the Lesner Inn team in Fall of 2022 & we couldn’t be happier! This Southern California native feels most at home on the water, so it’s no surprise she found herself in Virginia Beach, working at a wedding venue literally on the water! She’s worn so many hats in the world of sales including management, operations, & buying & visual merchandising at Banana Republic.

With over a decade of experience in client relations under her belt & a “where there’s a will, there’s a way” attitude, Britne is your ideal Event & Sales Manager. Nothing brings her more joy than working on an event with a client from start to finish and helping make all their dreams become a reality! And we’re excited to announce she was recently engaged in the Summer of 2022 & is in the throes of planning her own wedding for Fall of 2024! Aside from planning her own wedding, you might see her cruising around town on bikes with her fiancé, looking for the next live music event to attend, or she can be spotted trying any and every coffee joint around VB!

Professional Network & Endorsements

15 Endorsements
Luke & Ashley Photography Luke & Ashley Photography Wedding Photographers

The Best hands down vendor for your big day!!

Elena Skaya Photography Elena Skaya Photography Wedding Photographers

Lesner Inn is one of the most beautiful venues we've worked at. Managing staff is so welcoming and they care so much about couples and vendors. We highly recommend Lesner Inn as your wedding venue as you get a very beautiful imagery and overall wedding experience is top notch

And I Love Her Violins And I Love Her Violins Wedding Musicians

I love playing the music at the Lesner Inn. It is a beautiful setting and top notch catering!

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