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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.
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:
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:
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.
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Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden, Hotel, Inn/B&B, Resort, Restaurant, Waterfront
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
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
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
January, February, March