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.
147 Reviews for Lesner Inn
Recommended by 96% of couples
34 User photos
Alex Moore · Getting married on 06/09/2021
Everything was PERFECT!
Lesner Inn was the perfect venue for our wedding-ceremony and reception! Everything was perfect from the food to the safety during the COVID pandemic. The process of planning was nothing short of stressful but Lindsey, Noelle, and Alexis we so helpful and calming during that whole period. They were also VERY accommodating to my families small requests with food or drinks. The day of was perfect! We even had dolphins in the water but that was just a nice perk! The food was amazing, we can’t say that enough!! The servers, bartenders, and the rest of the staff were so nice and helpful! This is the place you want to get married or just have a party! You won’t be disappointed!Sent on 09/21/2020
Lesner Inn's reply:Thank you so much for this kind review. We have witnessed the difficulty in planning any type of event during COVID19 - and the stress that it's added to all of our clients... but we're so happy to hear that we were able to alleviate some of that stress for you. Thank you for trusting us with your big day! We're so happy your dream day came to life, and that we were able to be a part of it (and so happy the dolphins made an appearance for it too!). We wish you the best as you enter this next chapter of your life as Mrs. Ehlert!
Ruckus Mel Bennett · Getting married on 07/07/2021
A Beautiful Sunday
Getting married in the middle of Covid-19 wasn't an easy feat. Kimberly understood that and made sure that my wife's needs were met. Nicole and the staff at The Lesner Inn were so accomodating and kind. We had no issues at all. The guests loved the food and the ambiance.Sent on 07/23/2020
Lesner Inn's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy we were able to work with you and LaTosha to make your wedding as stress free as possible during this time!
Kay Reid · Married on 06/27/2020
Wonderful setting on the water and working with Alexis was an amazingly simple experience especially since we had to reschedule our event twice due to COVID-19.Sent on 06/29/2020
Lesner Inn's reply:Kay, thank you so much for the kind words. I know it wasn't easy to plan a wedding during a pandemic, in fact, it was nearly impossible to ... but you did it and handled everything with such a cool. You made my job easy! And you were able to shine a light for us all during a time of darkness - so for that, we thank YOU!
The Best hands down vendor for your big day!!
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
I love playing the music at the Lesner Inn. It is a beautiful setting and top notch catering!