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Venues in Virginia Beach, VA,
(757) 366-5716

About Us

The Founders Inn and Spa is a hotel with a ballroom for couples’ weddings in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area. This classic venue, with elegant and vintage touches, features an outdoor garden area as well as a magnificent ballroom. Features includes the stunning brick building of the hotel itself, a massive pond with a fountain in the center, and the gardens at night — illuminated by twinkling lights. This venue is located almost halfway between Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia, just off of Interstate 64.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 1,000 guests for their wedding at this stunning venue. Outdoor ceremonies can be set up in the garden with the dynamic fountain and pond in the background. For couples who want a more traditional appearance, the ceremony can be arranged with the brick facade of the mansion in the background. The brick patio of the gardens make for sure footing during the wedding ceremony, and for guests in their folded white chairs. Couples in the garden will find themselves surrounded by flowering plants and carefully sculpted topiaries. Inside, the colonial elegance of the venue makes an excellent setting for cocktail hours and receptions. Couples will find opulent carpeting, white columns, and rooms with ceilings two stories high. During colder months, or when facing inclement weather, couples can use the interior of the hotel for their wedding ceremony as well as their reception. In addition to ceremonies and receptions, couples can host other wedding-related events at this venue year-round. This includes bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners.

Services Offered
Couples will find everything they need for their wedding at The Founders Inn and Spa. The versatile staff at the venue takes care of everything from event planning to in-house bar and catering services to setup and cleanup. Couples can relax in their bridal suite as the wedding comes together before their eyes. Couples can also choose to stay the weekend at this hotel with the overnight accommodations provided. For the same reason, it is a convenient location for out-of-town guests. All guests will find onsite and valet parking, as well as shuttle service to this venue. Other services offered by this venue include:

  • Cake
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless Internet

Full bar service awaits couples at this hotel. The Founders Inn and Spa employees professional and well-mannered bartenders for a couple’s wedding. These bartenders can serve any type of alcohol at an open, limited, or cash bar. Catering can be served in the following styles for a couple’s cocktail hour and reception:

  • Buffet
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

The colonial style of this hotel can be felt in every one of the 240 guest rooms in the building. These rooms feature stylish amenities such as comfortable beds, wireless Internet, and flat-screen televisions. Couples and guests who choose to upgrade to suites will find rooms with fireplaces, parlors, and more. The guestrooms and suites at this hotel are spread across three locations on the property: The Main Building, the James River Lodge, and the York River Lodge.

Frank A.

5 out of 5
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  • Myself and Mosquito Cove team member MC Shelia T visited Founder's Inn for a site survey before a Vow Renewal Event scheduled for the 26th of November 2020. The Founder's Inn staff was so charming, informative, helpful and cheerful that we decided to stay overnight. Dinner was great and the buffet the next day was wonderful. When we returned for the ceremony and celebration, our three-man team decided to stay over again. We loved the friendly and extremely helpful attitude of the entire staff. I loved working and staying at Founder's Inn!

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello, Thank you so much for your kind review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time on our property. You all were a pleasure to work with as well and we hope to see you soon in the future! Thank you, Rachel McEntire Catering Sales Manager

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden, Hotel, Inn/B&B, Resort, Restaurant, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March

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