Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Lesner Inn is a wedding venue servicing beautiful occasions throughout the local area, including Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Richmond. The professional event space has been part of the industry for ten years, specializing in casual, elegant events on the water.
Facilities and Capacity
The exclusive waterfront venue and catering facility gracefully intersects the Chesapeake Bay and Lynnhaven River, providing picturesque, intimate water views. At the Lesner Inn, couples and guests can appreciate the beauty that the local area offers from any of the venue’s event spaces. Whether couples choose the rustic Waterside Deck, the classic Lesner Hall, or the entire facility, the Lesner Inn is perfect for any wedding celebration. Couples can host up to 200 guests, ideal for both grand and intimate gatherings.
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. The Lesner Inn’s event management team is responsive throughout the entire planning process and are experienced in seamlessly executing events from start to finish. With their knowledge of local event professionals and design trends, couples can trust the Lesner Inn with their event planning. Couples can also rent event items, including altars and arches, centerpieces, chairs, tables, decor, and furniture. For bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and even elopements, the venue is thrilled to help create a dreamlike occasion that matches couples’ style. Other services provided include:
At Lesner Inn, guests and couples can savor their award-winning catering from the venue’s in-house kitchen. They'll also provide a menu that caters to the tastes of all guests. From buffets and stations to cocktail receptions and hors d’oeuvres, the Lesner Inn Catering Club also offers various presentation options. Other catering services provided include:
Located on Shore Drive and right by the water, the Lesner Inn is nearby plenty of local gems to see, including the Virginia Aquarium, the Norfolk Botanical Garden, the Cape Henry Lighthouse, and more. Hotels are within two miles, and the Norfolk International Airport is only nine miles away, making travel easy for out-of-town loved ones.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Michelle · Married on 11/11/2018
We Love the Lesner Inn!
We can’t say enough about how much we loved our wedding at the Lesner Inn. Alexis, Liz, and Lindsey were incredibly helpful from the start and kept everything organized for us. We had countless guests comment on the beautiful and well-run ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We used the Lesner Inn’s Day of Coordination services, which took off SO much stress the weeks leading up to and the day of our wedding. It was the best day of our lives and that’s largely due to the awesome staff at the Lesner Inn. We highly recommend the Lesner Inn to anyone planning a wedding.Sent on 12/12/2018
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Danielle · Married on 10/20/2018
Wonderful, beautiful and very professional
Beautiful venue. Entire staff was amazing and our wedding was perfect!Sent on 01/02/2019
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Nikki · Married on 10/19/2018
From the moment we walked onto the sunset deck upstairs, we knew that we wanted the Lesner Inn to be our wedding venue. It was the first big venue we had visited, but we didn't need to see any more after we saw the view of the Lynnhaven River from the deck. Having our ceremony on the Sunset Deck gave us the opportunity to have an outdoor ceremony at sunset with the protection of a covered deck (and a built-in back-up plan to have the ceremony inside in case of terrible weather). Lindsey was great throughout the planning process-- she promptly answered my (constant) questions. The all-inclusive package with linens, tables, chairs, and use of the Lesner Inn's decor was totally worth it as we didn't have to contract with extra outside vendors or bring much of our own decor in. Our wedding day couldn't have been more perfect. Everything ran smoothly, and all of our guests are still talking about the view of the sunset and how delicious the food was. We couldn't have asked for a better venue.
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