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Venues in Virginia Beach, VA,
(800) 926-4466
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    Eboni

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  • I would discourage any bride and groom from selecting this venue. The problem is my expectations were very high of the Founders Inn and I was extremely disappointed with the service. For starters, I was told by My coordinator that if the weather took a turn she would personally come up to discuss it with me if it had to be moved. Unbeknown to me I walk down stairs it is gorgeous outside and I look to go to the garden and it is in the atrium! This was my worst fear because I have dreamed of a garden wedding. Now I understand that Mother Nature cannot be controlled but My coordinator never told me! I was devastated as I was walked over to the atrium. Thank God I was able to marry the man of my dreams and that is how I kept my smile going. Also, per our contract we wanted no sauce on the pork tenderloin and there was sauce on all of them! Also the chicken had no mushrooms I personally saw this and later asked my guest about it and no one had mushrooms. The Chef "decided" to process th... Read more

    Sarah

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  • We loved having our wedding at the Founders Inn! I planned our wedding while going through nursing school, so the stress was incredible. And, of course, during the most important planning period (1 month out) my husband was underway, which is a fancy Navy word for out at sea. However, Ann and Brittany were both so understanding and accommodating about everything. We booked about 1 year in advance. The most important advice I can give is to book your venue at least 10 months prior to when you wish to get married, especially if you want to have it at Founders! The place is so incredible and books up very fast. Not a lot of brides get to say this, but I honestly felt like our wedding went perfectly! There is nothing I would have wanted to do differently or change about it. I think the key to having this feeling is to just let everyone do the jobs that you hired them to do and sit back and enjoy your big day! They are PROS at Founders and you can rest assured that they will handl... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Mrs. Leblanc Congratulations on your nuptials! Thank you for your very nice comments! We are grateful you have placed your trust in us and with one of your memorable days of your life. I can speak on behalf of Brittany that we will miss working with you. You looked absolutely gorgeous in your gown. Please send us pictures or post on our Founders Inn Facebook page. We would love to grow more memories with you so please keep in touch with us and consider us again for future events or one year anniversary! Thank you again for having the Founders Inn & Spa host a personal and joyous occasion! Best of love to you and your new future! XOXOXOXO Ann Smith

    Mary

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  • It doesn't get any better we had to reschedule and they were very accommodating! The venue was amazing and they were very attentive to us even just the two of us and the rooms and food were amazing!

    Sara

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  • Haven't even had my wedding yet but I'm very impressed with the friendliness of the staff planning it. They have taken a lot of the stress away. I even got my officiant from them!

    responded with the following comments.

    Sara, we are so excited to help you plan your big day! We look forward to making it memorable for you and your guests. Thank you for choosing The Founders Inn and Spa as your venue!

    User4625861

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  • Very beautiful as a venue. I recommend.

    David

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  • The Founder's Inn and Spa is an elegant venue to have your ceremony and reception. My husband actually found this venue and when we first visited we both knew that this was the location for our special day. Everything was beautiful. The staff is very professional and they are concerned about every last detail of your wedding. Emily Anderson helped us to feel comfortable with them since we had a negative experience with a venue in Williamsburg. Brittany Duarte went above and beyond making sure that our vendors we used were set for the wedding day and gave us wonderful ideas to use in our wedding. She also offered several food alternatives for some of our family who were vegetarians. Brittany Bagley made sure on the wedding day that everything went smoothly and that we stayed calmed. The Chef that prepared the meals did an excellent job and everything was tasty. We could not have chosen a better venue and we are grateful and would recommend this venue to anyone getting married.

    User5313447

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  • My husband and I could not have picked a more elegant, and beautiful venue for our wedding on May 17, 2015. Everything was just beautiful. The staff was awesome and caring. We had a negative experience with a Williamsburg venue and the staff that worked with us were angels. We first worked with Emily Anderson, she made sure everything was comfortable for us from our transition with a negative experience in Williamsburg. Brittany Duarte, came thru and was on-point and even gave us a wonderful suggestions we used for our wedding day . She made sure that we had food alternatives for our family who were vegetarians and was just very caring towards us. On the day of the wedding Brittany Bagel made sure I was

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue and their staff! We were given our own day of coordinator, Brittany, who was wonderful! She spent time getting to know us, listened to us, and guided us through the process so it was the perfect day! The food was incredible and the thing our guests commented on the most. We were impressed because we received our own private tasting with the head chef who came out with each meal to get our thoughts on the food-it was wonderful! We had a lot of out of town guests and the staff was able to accommodate everyone's needs from booking rooms, to shuttle transportation, to even making sure we were all in the same building! Family and friends loved their experience of VA mainly because of all the Founders Inn hospitality and assistance! The grounds are gorgeous and made for beautiful pictures. They know how to do weddings! They are professional, kind, and most of all FUN!! I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to anyone looking at a V... Read more

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    Dear Katie, Thank you so much for your kind words. Weddings are a special day and we want all brides and their family and friends to enjoy this day. I am so happy everything was perfect!

    Aaron

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  • Excellent venue. Great food that everyone enjoyed even the picky ones. The pasta bar with the different pastas was excellent with the meat options. The cocktail hour before the reception had tasty hors d'oeuvres. The venue provided great wedding photograph opportunities (outdoor with the fountain and indoors with the fireplaces and Christmas decor). The honeymoon suite was nice with a fireplace and champagne and variety of fruits and cookies.

    User5293590

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  • A little pricey but worth it if you can afford. By far the most flexible people due to my husband and I both being military. Very friendly and met all our needs. Highly recommend!

    Kaitlin

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  • Overall, I was pleased with our experience(s) at Founders Inn. Both my husband's family and my family are from out of town, so we knew we needed to have the wedding at a hotel, however we didn't want a traditional hotel. We both instantly fell in love with Founders Inn while doing our tour, it's absolutely stunning - It has southern hospitality and charm written all over it. We received great service from the staff and our Conference Services Manager. If any problems did arise, the team was quick to fix them, which was great.

    Susan

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  • The wedding ceremony, cocktail hour & reception locations were all beautiful! My coordinator was wonderful, very helpful, very available via phone and email many, many times. The bridal preparation suite & service was fantastic. The special hotel rates for wedding guests was an exceptional value. I was extremely happy with how my youngest daughter's wedding, photographs, and reception went, and so was my daughter. There were a few negatives. We had to choose between sweet or unsweet tea for guests and the bride chose all sweet tea. It turned out to be all unsweet tea. They did bring a carafe of sweet tea to each table - but nothing to pour it into, so we had full glasses of unsweet tea. We had requested the bar to be just outside the reception room, which I was told would be no problem, but when we entered the reception, the bar was right next to the DJ & the dance floor. And lastly, my daughter's custom-made, engraved wedding cake topper was lost by their staff. I have contacted... Read more

    Bonnie

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  • My new husband and I spent our wedding night at the Founders Inn. We had a room with a fireplace and a King size bed.... the rooms are very clean and large, the grounds were beautifully decorated for Christmas. Only complaint is they may want to rethink having the guest with pets in the same areas as the guest without..... dogs bark,,,, just saying....

    Katie

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  • We researched many, many venues when trying to settle on a place for the wedding. We read many positive and negative reviews about the Founder's Inn. However, I can say with zero hesitation that we have zero regrets about choosing the Founder's Inn. We had our wedding close to home, but essentially our entire wedding was traveling to be with us. Choosing the FI allowed people to stay on property before and after the wedding. No driving home after our awesome evening! I was able to meet several times with the event coordinator (Shout outs to Margaret, Emily, and their whole team.) They were thoughtful, helpful,and honest. They host multiple wedding each weekend, but I always felt like their #1 bride. The ceremony outside was absolutely beautiful. (We were definitely on a budget, but were able to skip decor outside as it is so naturally lovely.) They have an equally gorgeous rain-space, just in case. The service was astounding, the venue was always clean, helpful, and accommodati... Read more

    User4473272

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • I worked with Margate for our wedding and she was great, very quick to respond and any last minute issues we had, she was able to fix. It rained on my big day but she made sure that our "plan B" was just as beautiful and guest are still talking about how gorgeous it all was. The only thing that was a little disappointing was that our chicken was dry.... other then that, AMAZING!!!!

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