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 96% of couples
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Pamela Padolina · Getting married on 02/29/2020
I'm a newly engaged future bride and Lesner Inn has been my second search so far. Lesner Inn basically left me without questions to ask. They were very accommodating, they responded pretty quick when I had inquired, they made everything seem so easy. I am very interested in this venue with the easy experience they had made my visit. Their packages have also been very reasonable and I'm looking forward to considering this as my reception venue.Sent on 04/10/2019
Lesner Inn's reply:Pamela, thank you so much for your 5 star review! We're so happy to hear that you've enjoyed your experience of working with us so far! Congrats again on your engagement!
Alexandra Mitchell · Married on 10/19/2019
AMAZING venue & management team!
Amazing wedding venue! The management team in their office is amazing and they’ve done nothing but make me feel confident in the fact that I chose Lesner Inn for my dream day! I also hired them for coordination, which has taken a lot of pressure off my shoulders in the weeks leading up to my big day. THANK YOU Lesner! I highly recommend the Lesner to any newly engaged couples!Sent on 10/14/2019
Lesner Inn's reply:BIG WEEKEND coming up! Thank you so much for leaving us a review touching on the planning process. We can't wait to make your dream wedding come true this weekend!
Vivian Henderson · Married on 09/28/2019
Amazing Customer Service!!
I booked my wedding venue with Lesner Inn based off recommendations from friends and family in the area. I live in Boston, but grew up on the water and was hoping for a destination wedding. Virginia Beach has proven to be the perfect spot for that! I rented the whole venue, and hired Lesner Inn for my wedding venue and catering. I also hired their in-house Coordination services - which was worth it - especially because I planned my wedding from afar. Of all the tours I went on, they were the nicest and most responsive. I met with Alexis who responded to all my emails and millions of questions within the same day, and then spent an hour with me touring the venue and creating quotes. I was so excited to host my wedding here! I highly recommend it not only for the view (RIGHT ON THE WATER!) but also for the amazing customer service! And to top it all off my guests raved about the delicious food that they served!Sent on 10/22/2019
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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
I love playing the music at the Lesner Inn. It is a beautiful setting and top notch catering!