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.
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:
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.
153 Reviews for Lesner Inn
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Jenn · Married on 10/03/2020
Perfect Waterfront Venue!
Our October 2020 wedding at the Lesner Inn was wonderful! If you are looking for a beautiful wedding venue in Virginia Beach and a stress-free planning experience, look no further than the Lesner Inn! Working with Alexis, Lindsey, and the whole team at the Lesner Inn made planning for our wedding day so easy, even during COVID, every phone call and email were always responded to so promptly and professionally. From our very first meeting at the Lesner Inn, the staff were kind, caring, and passionate about making our wedding day special. Thanks to the hard work of the Lesner Inn staff, our wedding truly was incredible, and we can’t think of anything that we would change if we did it all over again. Not only did we have perfect weather, which allowed for us and our guests to take advantage of great sunset views and pictures on the deck all evening (the dolphins jumping out of the water during our ceremony were just a bonus), but guests frequently came up to me throughout the evening to comment about the beautiful venue (outside and inside), the helpfulness of the staff, the great food, and the overall experience! Our wedding at the Lesner Inn was the best day and I cannot imagine having it anywhere else or planning it with anyone else. Alexis, Lindsey, and the Lesner Inn staff- working with you was a pleasure and we are grateful to you for making our wedding day everything we hoped it would be. Thank you for everything!Sent on 10/12/2020
Lesner Inn's reply:Jennifer, Thank YOU for reminding us why we love our job so much. And thank you so much for the kind review! We are going to miss our planning meetings with you, but we look forward to hearing about your adventures as husband & wife! We wish you and Mark all of the happiness in the world! Congratulations again!!!
Ruckus M. · 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!
Alex M. · 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!
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!