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first landing state park

Virginia Beach , VA
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Adrianna
Wedding:
10/21/2017
4.6/5.0
Kim, the event coordinator at First Landing, did an amazing job. He was incredibly professional and accommodating to all of the last minute questions that came up. We had some issues with parking on the day of, but there was no way to reserve parking at this venue so that was to be expected on such a beautiful day. If you are looking for a inexpensive oceanfront venue for a small wedding, this is the perfect place to go.
Kim, the event coordinator at First Landing, did an amazing job. He was incredibly professional and accommodating to all Read more...
Kim, the event coordinator at First Landing, did an amazing job. He was incredibly professional and accommodating to all of the last minute questions that came up. We had some issues with parking on the day of, but there was no way to reserve parking at this venue so that was to be expected on such a beautiful day. If you are looking for a inexpensive oceanfront venue for a small wedding, this is the perfect place to go. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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2.0/5.0
This has been one of my favorite state parks since moving to VA 6 years ago. I later decided I wanted to be married there and support state parks at the same time, yeah!! Like any responsible bride I have booked the court yard area a year in advance at NO help to the coordinator Mr. Lamarand. I emailed and left two phone messages for him in advance asking questions about how to access this venue. I finally figured out on my own how to get the application online and proceed, mailing it in, with no help from him. I got en email once he received the packet stating my date was reserved. I have since emailed him trying to ask question to plan more in advance and have heard NOTHING. He is only in the office during regular business hours and is difficult to get ahold of. I have since started looking for other venues because I am getting anxious that this wont run smoothly or be the best choice. I know that this is a state park, not a formal wedding venue, and that is what I liked about it initially; but I am a frustrated bride to be now!
This has been one of my favorite state parks since moving to VA 6 years ago. I later decided I wanted to be married there Read more...
This has been one of my favorite state parks since moving to VA 6 years ago. I later decided I wanted to be married there and support state parks at the same time, yeah!! Like any responsible bride I have booked the court yard area a year in advance at NO help to the coordinator Mr. Lamarand. I emailed and left two phone messages for him in advance asking questions about how to access this venue. I finally figured out on my own how to get the application online and proceed, mailing it in, with no help from him. I got en email once he received the packet stating my date was reserved. I have since emailed him trying to ask question to plan more in advance and have heard NOTHING. He is only in the office during regular business hours and is difficult to get ahold of. I have since started looking for other venues because I am getting anxious that this wont run smoothly or be the best choice. I know that this is a state park, not a formal wedding venue, and that is what I liked about it initially; but I am a frustrated bride to be now! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
10/8/2016
0.5/5.0
This is the worst place to work with. They went through 3 coordinators from the time I started my planning until my actual wedding. Apparently no one kept good records because the tent I booked in February for my reception was given away in August (2 months before my wedding) even though I had an email reserving it and a copy of the invoice. The most recent coordinator was exceptionally unprofessional and rude. While the park itself was pretty the staff are horrendous. After paying a ton of money to rent the courtyard they still charged all my guests for parking, the linens from the other tent company I had to use were stolen after my reception.
This is the worst place to work with. They went through 3 coordinators from the time I started my planning until my actual Read more...
This is the worst place to work with. They went through 3 coordinators from the time I started my planning until my actual wedding. Apparently no one kept good records because the tent I booked in February for my reception was given away in August (2 months before my wedding) even though I had an email reserving it and a copy of the invoice. The most recent coordinator was exceptionally unprofessional and rude. While the park itself was pretty the staff are horrendous. After paying a ton of money to rent the courtyard they still charged all my guests for parking, the linens from the other tent company I had to use were stolen after my reception. Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
10/8/2016
4.6/5.0
I States my planning process with Kim Lamarand, who was great with all of my questions and sending me the information that I needed. When Kim retired, the new Events Coordinator, KJ Lee, was extremely responsive to my phone calls and emails and was always willing to help me out. We had the threat of Hurricane Matthew looming over our wedding day and she made sure that I was up to date on any and all possibilities! I could not recommend First Landing if you're looking for a amazing backdrop full of beautiful scenery and of course history! Thank you so much to everyone at First Landing who helped make our day perfect!
I States my planning process with Kim Lamarand, who was great with all of my questions and sending me the information that Read more...
I States my planning process with Kim Lamarand, who was great with all of my questions and sending me the information that I needed. When Kim retired, the new Events Coordinator, KJ Lee, was extremely responsive to my phone calls and emails and was always willing to help me out. We had the threat of Hurricane Matthew looming over our wedding day and she made sure that I was up to date on any and all possibilities! I could not recommend First Landing if you're looking for a amazing backdrop full of beautiful scenery and of course history! Thank you so much to everyone at First Landing who helped make our day perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
First landing is an excellent choice for your events and or your camping trip! My fiancée and I stayed here a few years back; it's nice and peaceful, you don't have to see the park rangers everywhere. There is a beautiful natural beach that views the bridge lights. My fiancée and I are also reserving a separate part of the beach to hold our wedding. It was quite affordable. The park event coordinator is very nice and easy to work with. And we're holding our reception at the park as well. So I definitely recommend this park to any family or anyone who wants to host an event. The park has many differant areas to do whatever your looking to do, and it's only 5 mins from the ocean front boardwalk!!
First landing is an excellent choice for your events and or your camping trip! My fiancée and I stayed here a few years Read more...
First landing is an excellent choice for your events and or your camping trip! My fiancée and I stayed here a few years back; it's nice and peaceful, you don't have to see the park rangers everywhere. There is a beautiful natural beach that views the bridge lights. My fiancée and I are also reserving a separate part of the beach to hold our wedding. It was quite affordable. The park event coordinator is very nice and easy to work with. And we're holding our reception at the park as well. So I definitely recommend this park to any family or anyone who wants to host an event. The park has many differant areas to do whatever your looking to do, and it's only 5 mins from the ocean front boardwalk!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/13/2015
4.7/5.0
We had our ceremony on this beach and it was beautiful!!! Cant wait to visit again!!!
We had our ceremony on this beach and it was beautiful!!! Cant wait to visit again!!!
We had our ceremony on this beach and it was beautiful!!! Cant wait to visit again!!! Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Beautiful place to have a wedding. The event coordinator was easy to work with order what was needed for setup. He made ordering, invoicing and parking easy. They worked with us to make our group feel welcome.
Beautiful place to have a wedding. The event coordinator was easy to work with order what was needed for setup. He made Read more...
Beautiful place to have a wedding. The event coordinator was easy to work with order what was needed for setup. He made ordering, invoicing and parking easy. They worked with us to make our group feel welcome. Read less
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The Haney's
Wedding:
5/9/2015
2.8/5.0
This was a very affordable venue and a beautiful location. My only issue was that the event coordinator, Kim, was not very organized. He rented our tent out to another bride and then had to take it back from her because my mother had the paperwork proving that she reserved it first. I visited the park a few times to speak with him and he never wrote anything down, which made me very nervous. On the day of the wedding, the park had set up another bride's wedding in our ceremony location and they had to switch them around at the last minute. However, Kim did allow us to come in and decorate the day before because no one had rented the room, which was a life saver! He also offered to let me use his ipad the day of the wedding because I was having issues with my music. It all turned out good in the end, but there were definitely some bumps in the road.
This was a very affordable venue and a beautiful location. My only issue was that the event coordinator, Kim, was not very Read more...
This was a very affordable venue and a beautiful location. My only issue was that the event coordinator, Kim, was not very organized. He rented our tent out to another bride and then had to take it back from her because my mother had the paperwork proving that she reserved it first. I visited the park a few times to speak with him and he never wrote anything down, which made me very nervous. On the day of the wedding, the park had set up another bride's wedding in our ceremony location and they had to switch them around at the last minute. However, Kim did allow us to come in and decorate the day before because no one had rented the room, which was a life saver! He also offered to let me use his ipad the day of the wedding because I was having issues with my music. It all turned out good in the end, but there were definitely some bumps in the road. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
8/17/2014
5.0/5.0
What a perfect setting for our wedding ceremony! No decorations were needed when we had the perfection of the ocean's waves crashing in front of us, and green, grassy dunes behind us. We got married on a Sunday so the beach was packed with people, but that made it really fun! Everyone was congratulating me along my walk out to my waiting groom, and the crowds were considerate in staying a way's back while still watching. It was really fun! We had the perfect day and would recommend this site to anyone looking for an on-the-shoreline beach ceremony.
What a perfect setting for our wedding ceremony! No decorations were needed when we had the perfection of the ocean's Read more...
What a perfect setting for our wedding ceremony! No decorations were needed when we had the perfection of the ocean's waves crashing in front of us, and green, grassy dunes behind us. We got married on a Sunday so the beach was packed with people, but that made it really fun! Everyone was congratulating me along my walk out to my waiting groom, and the crowds were considerate in staying a way's back while still watching. It was really fun! We had the perfect day and would recommend this site to anyone looking for an on-the-shoreline beach ceremony. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.0/5.0
The ampitheatre was an amazing place to have my wedding ceremony. I gave this place some 3.5 because it is a park that I used for a wedding venue so I was not expecting the service that I would receive at a high end hotel. First Landing served it's purpose and I loved the transformation.
The ampitheatre was an amazing place to have my wedding ceremony. I gave this place some 3.5 because it is a park that I Read more...
The ampitheatre was an amazing place to have my wedding ceremony. I gave this place some 3.5 because it is a park that I used for a wedding venue so I was not expecting the service that I would receive at a high end hotel. First Landing served it's purpose and I loved the transformation. Read less
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