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
Yebin · Married on 06/10/2017
We recently had our wedding at the Lesner Inn and for someone like me, who had absolutely no idea what she was doing, the Lesner was beautiful, accommodating, and a dream come true.Sent on 07/03/2017
Our wedding was relatively small (40ish guests) and the lower Waterside Deck was perfect in size and atmosphere. Everyone had a wonderful time and they commented on how beautiful the venue was. I had no idea what I was doing, or what I even wanted, but Cayleen was amazing and she answered all my questions, gave me suggestions, and was always quick with her email replies. When we wanted to make changes to the food, she was perfectly accommodating and receptive to all our requests.
The day-of was crazy hectic, but everything went so smoothly I didn't have to worry about a thing. Things were set up exactly as we discussed, the food came out exactly when it was supposed to (and tasted great!), and any last minute changes were immediately addressed.
Again, I had no idea what I was doing during the entire planning process and just how many details wedding-planning entailed, but the Lesner Inn made things so much easier. I only had 6 months to plan, and needless to say I was overwhelmed, clueless, and lost. Cayleen helped me make an uncertain, unfocused vision into a beautiful reality. It was more perfect than I could have ever imagined.
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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!
Kerry · Married on 10/13/2018
Best decision we made during our planning!
From start to finish, our experience with the Lesner Inn was outstanding. From the very first email requesting a tour with the venue, Alexis was prompt and professional. Scheduling appointments and bouncing ideas back in forth was done with ease throughout the planning process. We chose to add day-of coordination services to our package which was one of the best decisions we could've made! Liz was ontop of everything ahead of the big day and so much fun to work with. On our wedding day, she kept everything on schedule - She was extremely professional and prompt, but never made us feel like the day was rushed. We are so thankful that we were able to host our wedding with Lesner Inn. Our guests loved the views and the food. Everything came together beautifully for a day we will never forget! Choosing Lesner Inn was the easiest and best decision we made throughout our entire planning process.
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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
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