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We have been hosting our bridal show in some capacity every January for many, many years. Every year we have the opportunity to partner with the most talented local vendors that go above and beyond as we invite our upcoming Beach Club couples, new couples and couples simply looking to be inspired and meet the best of the best. This year's show was even bigger and more grand as we officially unveiled our newest property, The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Over 150 vendors displayed their incredible work throughout eight beautifully designed venues, each with its own unique theme and style. It took nearly six months of planning, weeks of setup, countless hours of preparation and eight photo shoots that all led to us opening our doors to over 500 guests as they got to experience Bow Ties & Bubbly. We can't wait as each of these photo shoots get published so we can share even more photos from what we think is our best show yet!

To our amazing vendor partners, thank you so much for participating in our Bow Ties & Bubbly Wedding Event! We could not have done it...

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The Inn

We’re all about creating experiences. And our latest handiwork, opening this fall adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, offers a memorable one.

Tucked along the Chesapeake Bay, in an area better known for boating and watersports, DAS created The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, a farmstead retreat celebrating the fertile coastal soil of the bay’s Kent Island in Maryland.

Whether you’re a local popping in for a visit to the Inn’s lobby marketplace lush with local produce, a diner for the evening at one of the two farm-(and bay)-to-table restaurants, or a guest in one of the cozy-chic rooms with charming details and breathtaking views, visitors to the new Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club will be hard-pressed to forget the property’s captivating, rustic ambiance that revels in the fruits of the earth.

We created the space for our client as a destination in and of itself, where visitors can come to take a class, enjoy a concert, participate in family activities, or experience a quiet romantic getaway in an environment completely unique to the...

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Stevensville, MD - In preparation for this holiday season, pastry elves at The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club have been working overtime to create an oversized holiday Croquembouch. This delectable sweet delight located in the hotel lobby, stands 8 ½ feet tall and consists of 1,734 profiteroles made from scratch and meticulously placed creating an awe inspiring holiday exhibit. The Inn’s talented pastry team, led by Pastry Chef Kelly Germerhausen began construction on this enormous structure in July. In conjunction with the opening of Knoxie’s Table and The Market, Chef Germerhausen and her team worked tirelessly creating this holiday spectacular which was unveiled in the hotel lobby this week.

The hotel lobby has been transformed with holiday decorations inspired by a farm-to-table theme created by the talented team from Monteray Farms Flowers and Gifts of Trappe, Maryland.

In spirit of the season, The Inn is offering local friends and family a special holiday inspired package! Enjoy “...

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The Sunset Ballroom will be dressed for an elegant sea-side reception in hues of blues, whites and subtle blush undertones. The room is designed for that couple that wants to embrace the coastal surroundings while forgoing the traditional beach elements. Join us for #bowtiesandbubbly on Saturday, January 9th from 12p to 3p. www.bowtiesandbubblyevent.com/

Designer | Claire Duran Weddings & Events

Florist | Intrigue Design & Decor

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The Inn

Making its debut for this year’s event, The Inn Ballroom will be transformed for Bow Ties & Bubbly by the extraordinary 2hands Studios and Rhonda Kaplan Floral Design.

We all love to dream of traveling to a romantic spot filled with adventure and who better to travel with than your love. 2hands Studios is so excited to inspire you on a journey through their bohemian, travel inspired room filled with dreams of romance. You'll be ready to take on the world ... together!

Designer | 2hands Studios – Event Design

Florist | Rhonda Kaplan Floral Design

Photographer | Brooke Michelle Photography

For tickets and more information, visit www.bowtiesandbubblyevent.com.

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Maryland Bridal Show

It’s that time of year again! After months of initial planning, we are excited to officially announce that tickets are available for our upcoming Bridal Show – Bow Ties & Bubbly. We would love for you to join us on Saturday, January 9th for an afternoon with the areas most talented wedding vendors. We are so very excited to incorporate our new Inn and restaurant into this year’s show. Keep checking back for a sneak peek into the design inspiration for each of our beautiful waterfront venues.

For tickets and more information, visit www.bowtiesandbubblyevent.com.

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The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club will start welcoming guests this month at our newest property — The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. On Tuesday, October 6th, The Inn hosted the official "Pie Cutting" celebration, our version of a traditional ribbon cutting. Local county government officials, Chamber of Commerce and the Conference and Visitor Bureau were in attendance to commemorate the forthcoming opening.

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The Beach Club family grew by leaps and bounds this week as we welcomed many of our new employees to The Inn. With less than two weeks until opening, we are sorting through multiple shipping containers and moving items into their places. A check list appears on each guest room door detailing every item that needs to be moved into that specific room - Hair Dryer, Iron, (2) Bathrobes, Hangers, Clock and the list goes on and on. The guest rooms are near completion as we look forward to welcoming our first guests a week from Friday.

The rustic wood ceiling in Knoxie's Table is being installed this week. It is a time consuming process with each piece taking roughly 20 minutes to be hung by three workers. It is worth the time and effort as this detail is spectacular. Another favorite detail are the three "funky" light fixtures that will hang over KNOXIE'S TABLE. This will truly become the focus of this space.

The last of the kitchen equipment is being installed in hopes of getting our culinary team on site in two weeks. We are fortunate to have additional kitchen...

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Knoxies Table - Interior Inspiration

Located on the first floor of The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Knoxie's Table will bring an innovative dining concept to Kent Island this fall. The menu will draw inspiration from our very own Chef Garden and Greenhouse along with utilizing local farmers and watermen to create seasonal dishes featuring the area’s finest ingredients. Knoxie’s is our way of connecting locals and special guests to the very best of the Chesapeake Region. The rustic décor will feature 150-seats with table and booth style seating, custom barrel light fixtures, wood panel bar front with stone bar top and views of the gardens beyond, creating an indoor/outdoor dining and bar experience. The terrace will feature outdoor bar, high and low cocktail dining seating, along with comfortable lounge seating with oversized umbrellas for daytime and bistro string lighting for evenings.

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With approximately a month to go until opening things are quickly shaping up at The Inn. Every passing day brings big changes with this weeks biggest change being the landscape and hardscape of the property. Dozens of 20'+ mature trees arrived this morning and have been planted in the front of The Inn with dozens upon dozens more arriving in the next few weeks. The stone work for the outdoor fireplace and pit are in place with the fountain being finished up this week which will create an outdoor oasis for our guests. Furniture for the fourth flour arrived yesterday and crews are busy assembling and placing in each of the guest rooms and suites. Headboards and television mounts are starting to be hung with pictures and window treatments scheduled to go up next week. Once the fourth floor is complete, crews will work their way down to the 3rd, 2nd and finish up on the lobby level.

Stay tuned as we share more details about The Inn and what you can expect once we are open for business!

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As we come into the fall season, we start looking at our menus for the following year. While most items stay put, we do change out a few based on popularity and also throw in a few trendy items for those looking to have fun with their menu selections.

A few years ago, we introduced our Appetizer & Beer Paring menu and it has been a favorite ever since. Most of our couples are introduced to this PAIRED HORS D'OEUVRES STATION at our wedding tasting and once they see it it is hard to not include it on their menu. Our Chef's work closely with local breweries to pair craft beers with bite size appetizers and it truly is a match made in heaven.

A few of our favorite selections include...

  • Dogfish 61 | Petite Spicy Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese & Red Currant Jelly
  • Burton Baton | Macaroni & Cheese in a Bacon Cup
  • Lot No. 6 Double IPA | Bacon & Cheddar Buffalo Style Tater Tot Skewers
  • Exile Red Ale | Smoked Bison Sloppy Joe
  • Lucky 7 Porter | Slow Roasted Beef Brisket Sliders

Thank you...

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Suzy Elcik brings nine years of local sales and operations experience to the Corporate and Social Sales Manager role at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Suzy oversees this market for both Chesapeake Bay Beach Club properties introducing a new product to the corporate customer with the addition of The Inn this fall. Prior to the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Suzy worked for Destination Paradise, Watermark Private Yacht Charters and Ken’s Creative Kitchen.

  • On your day off, what is your perfect day?
  • Sitting on the beach with my family.
  • What is the #1 place you would like to visit?
  • Mykonos, Greece. The crystal blue water, the homes on the hill...stunning!
  • What is your favorite meal?
  • Crab Cakes. It has to be a favorite if you live in Maryland.
  • What is on your life "To Do" list?
  • Sky Dive...eek!
  • What is your favorite website?
  • Foodnetwork.com. The Barfoot Contessa is my go...
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The Inn features 54 luxury boutique guest rooms and suites that are beautifully appointed with high end furnishings designed by the award winning Hospitality architectural and interior design firm DAS. Texture, pattern and color take center stage for the décor within each guest room with each room type offering varying furnishings and color palettes in cool and warm tones. All guest rooms are situated on the second, third and fourth floors of the Inn and offer sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay and the Inn’s extensive gardens.

Guest rooms are designed to appeal to leisure and business travelers offering contemporary bathrooms, resort style amenities and state-of-the-art technology. The guest rooms consist of king and double queen standard rooms, junior suites and spacious custom suites.

Two of our custom suites feature a built in bar and custom salon vanity along with an additional shared living room for groups to gather. The junior and custom suites offer separate living and sleeping areas with a sleeper sofa affording additional accommodations for families.

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As we approach our opening date, we are quickly starting to see years of planning come together. The exterior and interior spaces are transforming into the renderings and floor plans that we have been studying for months. In a matter of weeks, we will start to see many of the interior design details unfold as DAS, our architect and interior designer arrives on site to start placing the FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment) items.

The first floor of the Inn is a stunning gathering place for guests and locals offering a relaxed yet lively atmosphere. Guests will be welcomed into the hotel through two sets of double doors leading into an expansive lobby featuring stamped concrete floors and two custom oversized wrought iron chandeliers. A large area rug with a warm color palette of deep oranges, browns and soft blues will be placed under a round settee that will become the focal point of this exquisite space. The large front desk is set to the right and sits in front of a floor to ceiling rustic stone wall. Small furniture groupings will be scattered throughout with...

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A lot has happened in the past six weeks. The Inn went from essentially an empty shell to now having defined rooms on every floor, two permanent concrete staircases, completed plumbing (minus the fixtures), parking lot and most importantly power. The Spa (scheduled to open in December) is starting to take shape with the framing and walls up and the roof nearing completion. As we move into August, construction workers will be diligently working towards completing the guest room floors as furniture and fixtures are scheduled to be installed in the middle of the month. We are looking forward to having our interior design team onsite to ensure delivery and placement is flawless. With roughly 12 weeks remaining until opening, we are sprinting to the finish line!

While the construction site has been moving along, we have been busy working on all the amenities that our guests will experience while they are with us. We received a delivery today for hair dryers and irons with dozens upon dozens of other items scheduled for delivery over the coming months. The menus for Knoxie’s...

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We have been looking forward to this day for a very long time...welcome to our new website! The most exciting thing about this site is that we are in the drivers seat and get to easily update content and photos. Our family is growing with the addition of The Inn and with that comes a lot of information we want to send your way.

After years of having a blog that got very little attention, we will posting on a regular basis keeping you in the loop. Our future posts will range from Inn Progress Updates to Real Wedding Features to Vendor Spotlights and many more.

We would like to thank the amazing photographers that have given us permission to use their beautiful images. This website would be nothing without you and we are forever grateful to showcase your work that showcases our beautiful property.

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We are seeing steady progress at the construction site for The Inn with an opening date just around the corner - roughly four months to be exact. Over the past couple months, we have seen a noticeable difference in both the exterior and interior of the building with the overall site starting to take shape. In a few short weeks, we have seen the most dramatic changes that have truly transformed the property.

  • Roof & Shingles - complete!
  • Hardi Plank Shingle Style Siding - Crew is working their way around The Inn.
  • Windows Installed - Can you see the amazing red detail in each of the windows?
  • Front Entrance Arch & Porch - complete!
  • Shed, Silo & Garage - We absolutely love our silo!

We couldn't be more excited to keep you in the loop of the progress and the things we are doing to get ready to open the doors for our guests. The countdown has officially begun and we are still anticipating an October opening date!

As always...stay tuned!

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