Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

May 15, 2024

Wedding Wednesday: Virginia Beach Wedding Guest Lodging with Transcendent Stays.

      The majority of our wedding guests will be visiting Virginia Beach from out-of-town for our wedding. A good chunk are from other parts of Virginia or North Carolina and will have to drive a few hours, and another large amount are from further destinations and will be flying in. Since we have so many traveling guests, it was important to me to provide a good variety of lodging options on our wedding website. In addition to a few traditional hotel room blocks, I also wanted to give guests a short-term rental option as well. For some groups traveling to our wedding, their lodging preferences would probably align more with a nice house rental for their whole group, rather than multiple separate hotel rooms (without having shared communal gathering space).

     Enter my favorite local short-term rental company: Transcendent Stays! You might remember that I did a lovely off-season staycation at a Transcendent Stays property with my friend Caroline this winter. Transcendent Stays operates a variety of luxury short-term rental homes, apartments, and boutique inn style rooms in Virginia Beach. Many of their properties are just a block or two away from the beach as well. 

         I recently went to tour some Transcendent Stays properties with their team, so that I could provide the best recommendations for our wedding guests on lodging options. I'm excited to tell you more about them:

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      First up, I wanted to highlight the beautiful Inn at Old Beach property. This is a historic inn that was purchased and renovated by Transcendent Stays. I had the chance to stay in their Cape Henry House apartment suite a few months ago during the off-season, and I loved it! You can read about that full stay and review here. It's located just a couple of blocks from the beach, and also boasts a lovely communal breakfast room living room, great front yard with lots of seating, on-site parking, and a year-round outdoor hot tub for all guests. The rooms and apartments within are all bright, modern and spacious. The Inn at Old Beach would be the perfect wedding guest lodging for a single guest or couple traveling to Virginia Beach just for the weekend. 

     We also have a few larger groups of people that all know each other that will be traveling to Virginia Beach for our wedding. This includes various friend groups for both Ryan and I, and groups of extended family members who don't see each other often and would like to share lodging for the wedding weekend to maximize time together. I wanted to be able to offer some luxurious rental house options for these groups of guests! And of course Transcendent Stays has some perfect properties that fit this description. 

     I got to tour the houses that are part of the "25th Street Retreats" collection from Transcendent Stays. These are a collection of brand-new, luxury rental homes built and designed by the Transcendent Stays team. Each home is spacious and expertly decorated. All of the 25th Street Retreat homes have multiple levels and bedrooms, laundry rooms in each house, on-site parking, and each home can fit up to 10 guests. I know these will be the perfect lodging option for some of our groups of wedding guests! Take a look inside some of these beautiful rental homes: 

     I hope you enjoyed this fun look into the great lodging options of Transcendent Stays!! They truly have such incredible and diverse options for lodging in the Virginia Beach Oceanfront area. It's an honor to partner with them for my wedding weekend, and feature some of their properties as wedding room block options for guests!! (If you are a wedding guest of ours and reading this blog post, there's an exclusive discount code for your lodging during the wedding week listed on Ryan and I's wedding website!) 

     If you are not a family member or friend of ours but are still interested in a Virginia Beach trip this year, you can use code ANNALIESE for 10% off your Transcendent Stays lodging! 


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