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Venues in Virginia Beach, VA,
(800) 926-4466
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4.4 out of 5
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    Jamie

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    4.5 out of 5
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  • 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

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    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

    User6935268

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    4.5 out of 5
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  • The Founders Inn and Spa is a very nice venue! We had a very nice, small ceremony here. There are wonderful spots for photographs as the landscaping is very beautiful. The food is also delicious. We chose the elopement package which included brunch as an option. I really recommend the brunch! There is a great variety of food and it is so delicious! Our guests truly enjoyed every bite. Finally, the event managers are so nice and responsive to any questions or concerns! We were very pleased with everything.

    User7488860

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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.

    sam

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Founders Inn and Spa was the perfect location for our wedding! We wanted our wedding to be somewhere meaningful to us, obviously beautiful, and somewhere that made it easy to conduct all aspects of the wedding - ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and especially lodging for our guests. The Founders Inn and Spa made all of that possible. While the venue was certainly a beautiful location, the best part of having our wedding at the Founders Inn and Spa was the team that we worked with. We worked primarily with Casey Burnett and she was an absolute joy to work with. Her professionalism, organization, and attention to detail are some of her strongest traits and we were so fortunate to have been able to work with her. Throughout the entire process, Casey worked quickly and efficiently to answer any and every question we had. She was meticulous in her tracking, thoughtful in her delivery, and exhibited genuine care in ensuring that our wedding day went smoothly. We could not be happi... Read more

    User5421927

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    5 out of 5
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  • Ann Smith has been amazing throughout the whole booking process. My groom to be lives out of state due to being in the Navy. Ann went out of her way to not only allow me to facetime during the initial tour of the property, but made sure we could book a time for a tour of the property and include him in all of the planning when he was home.

    User5388021

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  • So helpful, the wedding was one of the best I've ever been to!

    Elizabeth

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    5 out of 5
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  • Andy and I were married on Friday, August 12. We also combined our family reunion during the week leading up to the wedding. We had our rehearsal dinner in the Hunt Room. We ABSOLUTELY LOVED working with Ann and Lydia throughout our wedding planning process. Lydia was actually getting married only a week after our wedding and she still seemed so focused on us and made us a priority. Even through all our changes, the big day was truly perfect. When Andy and I first walked through property at the Founders Inn and saw the English gardens, we just knew this was where we had to get married. The food was amazing and the space was exactly right for what we wanted and needed for our guests. There is not a better wedding venue in Virginia Beach.

    Racheal

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    5 out of 5
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  • We held our wedding at Founders Inn in July 2016. The grounds are gorgeous, the staff was amazing, and the services offered are top notch. Our big day was absolutely amazing. We had an indoor wedding in their beautiful atrium. The staff were on top of everything. The food was amazing, our cake was beautifully decorated, and the reception/ceremony site were clean and inviting. We had a minor experience with our reception hall temperature not staying cool but they went above and beyond to find a solution to this. We have no hard feelings over this because certain things are beyond their control. Our hotel accommodations for the evening made us feel like royalty. Gorgeous room and amazing service. They were on top of everything. We felt welcomed and appreciated from the very beginning. We cannot thank Founders Inn and their staff enough as they made our biggest day amazing.

    Peggy

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Son and daughter-in-law were married there. The gardens were (are!) absolutely gorgeous! The food was outstanding-the chef made a note that I couldn’t have a certain item on the menu, and to my delight one of servers-came to me and gave me alternative! They were there serving in any way the could and not being “in the way “ I highly recommend it for anyone!

    User7421411

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Very informative staff and beautiful venue! You get your money's worth for sure.

    Alyssa

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • The Founder's Inn is such a beautiful place, and the staff make you feel welcome. They even have their own "Wedding Showcase Room" where you can gather ideas from to incorporate into your own wedding. I have not had my ceremony yet, but from what I have experienced so far, this is a wonderful place to have your wedding!

    Angel

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • We recently attended a function at this venue and look forward to hosting our reception someday. The environment was enjoyable by many who attended the event.

    Jobelle

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • We love this venue very much. My husband and I were very thankful with the founders Inn team who provided assistance for making our wedding a memorable one! Just few things bothered us was our ceremony decorations were transferred to the reception room of the other wedding :( I only wished they just put it on the side if we didn't instructed them to transfer them to our reception. Overall, in fairness to the service of the catering team during our reception, well taken care!

    User6005491

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    3.5 out of 5
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  • Ok, so I have very mixed feelings about my wedding at Founder's Inn. I loved the venue and the look of it. It really fit my fairytale wedding theme. However, the staff/planning process was frustrating at times. The planning staff was friendly when we had the opportunities to talk with them, especially early in the planning process; however, towards the end it became more difficult to get answers to questions that we had. There are two theories for this, one is marketing/strictly business, they wow you in the beginning and once you're "hooked" (contracts signed and deposits paid), they maybe don't try as hard. Second theory is that we began our planning in February and the wedding was in June, which is a peak time for weddings, so they just became more busy as the year went on and had less time to give individualized attention. I personally feel it is mostly theory two. Which leads to my next comment. They are OVERBOOKED and seemingly OVERWHELMED with the number of weddings they take on... Read more

    Elise

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • I am so glad I chose the Founders Inn for my wedding and reception. It was so beautiful! I was happy to have it outside in the gardens but would have been equally happy to have it in the beautiful Atruim as the backup! Ann and Lydia were so helpful and answered all of my questions. Lydia accommodated changes and helped so much. They went above and beyond. I was planning my wedding from GA and they were able to work around my schedule when I came in for the tastings and other planning items. The food for the reception was amazing. I would definitely recommend the founders in again.

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