Wedding Blog

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As soon as you step onto the property at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, we are welcoming you to our home. The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club staff make up one big “family” with one thing in common: a love for celebrations. As our founder, Mr. John Wilson, would always say “we are in the celebration business,” and the celebration business is where our passions lie.

When you book your wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, you will meet many of our staff through the planning process and on your wedding day. We are using this blog post as an opportunity to introduce just a few of our wonderful staff that you will encounter while working with us.

Erin Janes, Wedding Director, Fearless Team Leader

Her favorite place to get away: Anywhere where the water is blue!

Her favorite food: Seafood, Fish or Anything Grilled

Her binge-worthy TV shows: Ozark and Bridgerton

Erin is our Wedding Director and will be celebrating her twenty-second year at the...

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Chesapeake Bay Beach Club offers so many breathtaking spaces perfect for entire wedding weekends. The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is truly a “one stop shop,” offering beautiful spaces for pre and post wedding celebrations, as well as stunning ceremony spaces to pair with each of our ballrooms.

Each of our four ballrooms – Beach House Ballroom, Sunset Ballroom, Tavern Ballroom, and The Inn Ballroom – are paired with beautiful ceremony spaces. The Beach House Ballroom offers two ceremony spaces: the Beach House Lawn and the Breezeway. The Beach House Lawn is located in the center of a formal sunken garden at the water’s edge. Couples can choose to have their ceremony set facing the water or facing a white garden trellis. The Breezeway is the Beach House Ballroom’s indoor ceremony option. The Breezeway features a vaulted panel ceiling with a cultured stone wall as the backdrop for ceremonies. The Sunset Ballroom also offers two ceremony spaces: the Garden Room and the Garden Rooftop. The Garden Room features French doors, large windows, coffered and latticed ceiling and a formal...

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As last week’s blog revealed, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club’s wedding menu offers extensive options for building a delicious menu to serve on your wedding day. The menu also offers a variety of selections for beverages and beverage services. Couples can offer refreshments to their guests prior to the ceremony, choose bridal packages to enjoy in the bridal suite, and choose from a variety of bar services and enhancements.

Couples can choose to offer guests refreshing drinks as they arrive to the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club to celebrate their wedding. Welcome beverage options include water infused with watermelon and basil, blackberry and sage, or cucumber and mint. Couples can also choose to serve fresh brewed iced tea, regular or “Southern” sweet, and lemonade, traditional or infused with strawberry and basil or lavender. Couples with weddings in the cooler months can offer warm mulled cider or hot chocolate instead of infused waters or iced tea. Couples can also choose to welcome guests with more bubbly beverages including pomegranate-ginger infused sparkling cider in a...

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The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club offers an exceptional culinary experience for our waterfront weddings. Our catering team, led by Executive Chef Charles Keck, offers formal and informal menu selections to reflect each couple’s individual preferences. After booking a venue, couples receive a packet of menu items including beverage services, butler passed and action station hors d’oeuvres, plated appetizers, plated entrees, desserts and “Happily Ever After” late night snacks.

The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club requires couples to spend a minimum per person which varies based on season, day of the week and package style. This minimum is designed to ensure there will be enough food and beverage selections to satisfy all guests throughout the entire event. We strongly encourage couples to choose 6 to 9 hors d’oeuvres per guest, a plated entrée and a bar package as the starting point for creating their wedding menu. The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club understands that some guests may have dietary restrictions and that specialty meals may be required. We always offer a vegan or vegetarian meal...

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Weddings at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club leave a lasting impression. Our dedicated team of wedding coordinators help couples plan weddings unique to their own vision. Our wedding team guides couples every step of the way from the moment they select a venue until the final send off at the end of their wedding night.

Prior to the Wedding Day

The wedding team at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club begins assisting couples envision their wedding day from the moment they walk through our doors for open house. Our wedding team eagerly awaits newly engaged couples every Saturday morning to show them our beautiful spaces, answer initial questions and check dates. Once a couple selects a venue and books a date, they will have access to our wedding planners to ask any questions they might have in the beginning stages of wedding planning. While Chesapeake Bay Beach Club couples don’t need to have a wedding planner, some prefer the extra assistance. The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club provides a list of preferred wedding planners that our team will work alongside to plan...

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Booking a wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club includes so much more than just the stunning ceremony and reception space. Our venue fee includes countless amenities for wedding ceremonies and receptions, staff to assist with planning and coordination and extra perks for those that choose our Commodores Package.

Ceremony & Reception

The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club offers many amenities included in the venue fee pricing, including ivory floor-length linens with matching overlay, mahogany chiavari chairs with an ivory cushion and white folding chairs for the ceremony. While ivory linens are included with the venue fee, couples can choose other linen options with an additional cost. The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club provides china, glassware and silverware for all of our weddings. The wedding venues have a large, nearby parking lot with ample complimentary parking. The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club venue fee also covers cake cutting during the reception.

The venue fee also includes access to a private, beautifully furnished bridal suite for an hour...

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We are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome prospective couples to the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club for our Open House. This is a great opportunity to see the venues set up, view the property, and hear the latest CBBC news!

Every Saturday, we open our doors to couples from 9:00am-11:00am for Open House Tours. While appointments are not required, we would love to hear if you are joining us. Please complete our REQUEST INFORMATION FORM to learn more about our services, menus and pricing.

Attending Open House at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is a great opportunity for prospective couples to see the venues set up, view the property and hear the latest CBBC news. We are offering a few tips for couples to make the most of their Open House experience. First things first, we strongly encourage all of our prospective couples to contact us in advance so we can send over our wedding packet. This includes a detailed list of our services, menus and pricing. This will help you get a greater...

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We have had to work to redefine how we show our beautiful venue and connect with our future couples. Saturday morning open house is a special time for us as we love to meet future CBBC couples and show them around these beautiful spaces. Since we are unable to meet you in person, we have designed a “virtual tour” to help couples envision their wedding day at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

How to Find Our Virtual Tours

Our virtual tours can be accessed under the “Weddings” tab on the website - Virtual Tours. The main page offers options to learn more about each individual ballroom. Each page paints a picture of a full wedding in each ballroom. Couples that would like to learn more, have specific questions or would like to check dates can simply click Request Information to reach someone on our wedding team.

Beach House Ballroom Tour

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