Find Local Wedding Vendors

Discover and connect with wedding vendors that share your taste and your budget. With trusted reviews, you can rest easy that your wedding day will be as beautiful as you envisioned.

Venues in Virginia Beach, VA,
(800) 926-4466
Overall Rating
4.4 out of 5
Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • 81 Reviews


    Hannah

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Absolutely, love the venue and the service. So much so that we booked our wedding here!

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Hannah, Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season. We hope to see you around again soon! Best wishes, Rachel McEntire|Catering Sales Manager The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton 5641 Indian River Road | Virginia Beach, VA 23464 o: 757.366.5814 | e: [email protected] www.foundersinn.com

    Jennifer

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I just got married on Jan 4th and Founders was our "home base" for the entire wedding weekend...and it was PERFECT. I had a great wedding coordinator at Founders named Christine and she was extremely professional and easy to work with. Almost half of our 80 guests stayed at the hotel for the 'wedding weekend' and the rooms were beautiful and the staff was wonderful. (My bridal party and I also used the Flowering Almond Spa services and they were excellent!) The holiday decorations made the hotel even more stunning and the Swan Terrace restaurant was the perfect place for our "small-ish" reception. And the food was SO GOOD (especially the crab stuffed sole - wow). Founders also provided a wonderful bridal dressing room (where a lot of my out of town family and friends hung out on the wedding morning!) and brought in a tray of appetizers and champagne for us after the ceremony. At least 20 of us gathered for brunch on Sunday morning back in Swan Terrace - and it was again fun, wit... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had such a positive experience on your wedding day! Our staff works very hard to provide the best experience for every Bride. I will pass your positive words along to the staff. Please let us know if we can assist you any time in the future. Thank you, Rachel McEntire|Catering Sales Manager The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton 5641 Indian River Road | Virginia Beach, VA 23464 o: 757.366.5814 | e: [email protected] www.foundersinn.com

    Amanda

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I had the most beautiful wedding over the weekend. The venue was absolutely gorgeous! They had their lights in the bushes for Christmas time which created the perfect background for pictures as well as a beautiful scenery outside the swan terrace windows which Is where I had my reception. The food was AMAZING! Serving staff were so nice and made sure we had everything we wanted. The night of our wedding we got a complimentary wedding night hotel room which had a fireplace going and snacks and champaign waiting for us. I loved how this venue included the catering. This made things easier for me when planning since I was planning alone while my husband was deployed. For the price, you get an amazing wedding. So glad I chose this place!

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Amanda, Thank you for such a kind review! Our staff works very hard to make sure you have the best experience possible. We are honored to have been chosen as the location for your big day. If there is anything we can assist you with in the future please do not hesitate to reach out to us! We wish you many years of happiness and lots of love. Best wishes, Rachel McEntire

    Jessica

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • From the moment we walked on the grounds of Founders Inn, we were blown away by the hospitality of the staff. Every inch of the grounds is a beautiful location for a wedding and reception. The venue had a range of packages to fit exactly what we were looking for! It was amazing and much less stressful planning a wedding at the Founders Inn because they provided nearly everything we needed: venues for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception (with included rain backup locations that were equally beautiful) food, alcohol, cake, tables, chairs, linens, and more! Brittany Duarte was so friendly and knowledgeable from our first tour and beyond. She was also quick with communication and always answered all our questions thoroughly. When we got closer to our wedding, we met Emily Anuszek who worked closely with us for all the small details. Emily was also an excellent communicator and so professional. She collaborated with us and each of our vendors to make our wedding day perfect! We could... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Jessica Lee, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time planning with us and that you gave us the opportunity to host you all on your special day. We wish you many years of love and happiness and please feel free to come by any time! Best Regards, Rachel McEntire

    Amanda

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • When looking for a venue my husband and I wanted a place that wouldn’t break the bank however had the expensive look we wanted. That’s exactly what the founders in gave us. The staff was very professional and were timely in responding to all questions and concerns we had. Not to mention the food was absolutely AMAZING! Our guests were raving about the food for days later. If we were to do it all again would definitely pick the founders inn without a doubt. Highly recommend!

    Ashley Farris

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • The Founders Inn was definitely the perfect venue for my wedding. From booking to planning to the wedding itself, the staff was professional and helpful each step of the way. Brittany and Chloe were both fantastic to work with, and always responsive to any questions I had. The wedding turned out amazing and I’m so glad I chose the Founders Inn! I would highly recommend it to anyone for any event!

    Lolita

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • The founders Inn was the best place to have a wedding or any event. The staff from the beginning to the end was above excellent. They are professional with warm hospitality, they are very accommodating and just good people! The place is gorgeous and has a warm feeling. All members of the staff Brittany, Chloe, and the staff who worked during my wedding were attentive, friendly and just good people. I will recommend them to anyone, thank you all so much for making my wedding day one of the best days of my life!

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Lolita, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We enjoy receiving feedback from our couples. The Founders Inn and Spa takes pride in providing excellent service and making our wedding couples feel special! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed working with Chloe and our Banquet Team! Thank you again for your time and we wish you two years of friendship, love, and happiness! Brittany M. Duarte Catering Sales Manager

    User7488860

    reviews
    5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I had the immense pleasure of working with Brittany and Casey for all of my wedding-day plans, and I have to say, they completely knew what they were doing. From (literally) last-minute additions to the guest list, to booking more rooms than expected, to having the perfect setup for the big day, I could not have imagined a more knowledgeable or professional staff. They thought of the things I'd never even begin to think about, and took care of them before I thought to worry. The venue itself was gorgeous -- we had a small wedding, so it was held in the fireplace room just outside the lobby. It was completely transformed when I walked down the aisle, and the outdoor cocktail reception was perfectly staged. The reception and dinner were phenomenal, and everything went better than I could have ever hoped. If I could give the venue and its amazing staff a 10/10, I absolutely would.

    Amber Nicole Deihl

    reviews
    4.8 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • We are almost too sure this is our venue for our ceremony and reception. I was amazed at the professionism of our agent and how she was able to answer all our questions and pinpoint our concerns. Would highly recommend!!!!

    Paul

    reviews
    4.4 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • The entire team at Founder’s Inn was simply fantastic! Everyone was committed to making our wedding simply perfect and thanks to their hard work and dedication it was. We had approximately 150 guests at our wedding and everyone was amazed at how fantastic our food was and how helpful the staff was. I didn’t hear a single negative experience from anyone. There are a couple of areas that they could improve. Please do not take these as negatives, they are just advice and I would get married at Founders again in a heartbeat. However, I feel it is important for a review to include constructive criticism and accolades. Most of the wedding packages come with accommodations for the bride and groom. We were so focused on the wedding that we forget to ask about our room for the night. It would be nice if the bride and groom were “automatically” checked into their rooms on the day of their wedding. The event coordinator could then just give them their room key. This would streamline the... Read more

    Sdsm

    reviews
    2.4 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Let me start with the venue is beautiful but I hope nothing goes wrong or heaven forbids you have a difference of opinion on anything with their people because you will be 100% wrong and their people will be 100% right. I was told that my daughter's wedding started 10 - 15 minutes late and when I told the General Manager that it did not, maybe 2-3 minutes but not 10-15, she preceded to tell me that they have video cameras all over the premises and that they could pull the footage. Who does that? However, I told her that I welcomed it. She said because we started the wedding late our cocktail hour started late. She said her people were ready to serve and we were late. Okay. So I guess that's why our plated dinner took over 1.5 hours to serve when we were told that it would take an hour. In my opinion an hour was a long time to serve approximately 170 people, when you had all meal selections at every table in advance, but that's just me. I have seen 600 people served in less than an ... Read more

    Danielle

    reviews
    4.2 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • Founders Inn and Spa was our venue for our December 1, 2018 wedding. We were married in the atrium with reception in their grand ballroom. They are known for their Christmas decor including the massive tree in the atrium..definitely a beautiful winter wonderland. The staff was attentive and thorough in their details from setting up ceremony and reception to the food service and guests’ rooms. I would definitely recommend them as a future site for another magical wedding experience.

    Bernaline

    reviews
    4.6 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • During our whole planning process, we worked with Brittany and Casey. They were easy to work with and everything was straightforward with them. At first, we only thought that you could only have a reception at the ballroom but you can actually have your reception at the Swan Terrace Grill (their restaurant inside the Founders Inn) as well. Since the ballroom was booked for the day of our wedding, Brittany gave us this option and I'm glad we ended up with it. We were going for a rustic theme and the Swan Terrace was perfect for keeping it intimate with our guests. They provide catering already and the food was amazing and our guests raved about it. Our wedding was in October and the lights outside the garden were already lit, which added a nice touch to the evening. Overall, everyone was professional, nothing went wrong. There was a small issue with the room booking for the guests but they were in the process of transitioning to Tapestry by the Hilton, nonetheless, it was fixed. If you ... Read more

    Nadia

    reviews
    2.5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • I originally booked the Founder's Inn because of their location and outside venue. After going through the contract I see that the prices quoted aren't what they seem...I later discovered that everything has a 22% service fee that is quoted in the fee until it's time for the contract signing...The food that was prepared for my reception was less than tasteful...A dog wouldn't even eat the meal...they made promises that they failed to delivered on. The cake has the wrong color and decor, the cake taste old and like it was done from a box and not from scratch really NASTY!!!!!. On the contrary I must say that Melissa and Casey was very corporated and very nice. They tried their best to rectify everything as much as they could but the day was already ruined with a dinner thank God that I had an awsome DJ then ensure that we had a great time. Also I had an overnight stay in the honeymoon suite and my God it was so horrible I was mortified. They only provided four chocolate covered st... Read more

    Jamie

    reviews
    4.5 out of 5
    Quality of Service:
  • Responsiveness:
  • Professionalism:
  • Value for Cost:
  • Flexibility:
  • As a wedding ceremony and reception venue, Founders Inn was great! The grounds are stunning, especially in May when we had our wedding. We had a plated dinner, and the food (and the cake) was delicious! My husband is a chef, so food quality was definitely important to us! Casey was super helpful, always responded quickly to our questions, and communicated well with all of our vendors. When one vendor backed out last minute, Casey worked with our day-of coordinator to creatively come up with something that resolved the issue at no extra cost to us. The event staff (caterers and bartenders) were friendly, knowledgeable, and polite! We did, however, have just a few issues with the hotel aspect of things. We currently live in Connecticut and stayed at the hotel before and after the wedding. We knew we would have to move rooms the day of the wedding in order to go to the upgraded suite that was included with our wedding package. We were explicitly told that my husband could change rooms ear... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Jamie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We enjoy receiving feedback from our couples. It gives us the chance to improve in the future. The Founders Inn and Spa takes pride in providing excellent service and making our wedding couples feel special! Casey is a great asset to our team, I will share your kind words with her. Thank you again for your time and we wish you two years of friendship, love, and happiness! Brittany M. Duarte Catering Sales Manage
    1 2 3 6

    Find Amazing Vendors
    render_sticky_availability_button