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Lesner Inn

$20k - $26k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests
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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.


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


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.

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    Jane S. Married on 02/25/2023
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    Amazing venue and great staff members

    Emily and Alexis were so easy to work with, and everything went seamlessly on the wedding day. They are the absolute dolls to plan the wedding with, and the venue is gorgeous. Our guests were in awe of how lovely it was! Perfect place to hold your wedding, whether intimate or more extensive. The food was delicious, and the venue was very affordable. Everyone had a fantastic time!

    Lesner Inn's reply:

    Hi Jane,
    We are so thrilled and honored that you chose Lesner Inn for your special day! Thank you so much for all your kind words and congratulations again!

    Thank you,

    The Lesner Inn Team
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    Kimberly C. Married on 12/21/2022
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    Most Magical Night of Our Lives

    The Lesner is a beautiful venue on the water with gorgeous views. The staff is very accommodating, and Emily H is the best! We have 120 guests and used the entire facility. The food was delicious, and the staff was amazing! We were married December 3rd and the venue was beautifully decorated. Thank you Lesner for the most magical night of our lives!

    Lesner Inn's reply:

    Kimberly, thank you SO MUCH for this AMAZING review! You have been so kind throughout the planning process and your wedding night was absolutely beautiful! We wish you two nothing but love and happiness as you begin a new chapter of your life as a married couple!
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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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