The Scoop: The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Kent Island, Maryland, is a waterfront destination known for putting on beautiful indoor and outdoor weddings. At this luxury venue, brides and grooms have an experienced on-site wedding coordinator at their beck and call throughout the wedding planning process. If you want to escape to a stress-free environment on your wedding day, check out the elegant ballrooms, gardens, and other event spaces at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

Planning a wedding can be hectic, and you never know what curve balls may come your way. In 2018, a bride named Camille had to expedite her wedding plans due to a move out of the country. Fortunately, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club (the CBBC) came to her assistance and made everything work within her time frame.

The CBBC on-site wedding planner Samantha Rutherford recommended local vendors and gave advice to help the couple have the best possible experience on the big day. Her efficiency during the planning process was invaluable to the couple and their families.

“We are extremely grateful our wedding was at The Inn Ballroom,” Camille wrote in a WeddingWire review. “The service, food, and attention to detail truly made our special day unforgettable!”

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The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club has 72 guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views.

Since its opening in 1999, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club has wowed guests with its spectacular views of Kent Island and the Chesapeake Bay. Hundreds of couples have chosen this peaceful vacation spot to share life’s special moments. Some book luxury suites for their honeymoon, while others plan wedding ceremonies and receptions here. The CBBC’s beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding venues are ideal for couples tying the knot in Stevensville, Maryland.

If you’re looking for a top-rated waterfront destination for your big day, you can’t do much better than the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. This beachside hotel features five lovely event spaces where romance can blossom.

“The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club opened as a wedding venue as well as a restaurant and public beach in 1999,” said Carrie Simmons, Director of Marketing. “It quickly became very popular for weddings and events.”

Since 1999, the Resort’s Team Has Striven for Excellence

The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club supports an on-site team of wedding coordinators to help couples plan a beautiful wedding. Wedding Director Erin Janes has been with the resort since it opened in 1999, and she has the knowledge and experience to meet the needs of any couple.

Carrie described the CBBC team as a family of hardworking and passionate individuals. “The team at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club truly loves this place and works from the heart,” she said. “Each and every event is treated with undivided attention to ensure the client has the event they have always dreamed of.”

As a premier waterfront destination, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is a popular choice for couples who want to enjoy the serenity of the beach on their wedding day.

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Couples can take stunning pictures at the CBBC’s outdoor event spaces. Photo credit: Rachel Smith.

Since its opening in 1999, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club has been renovated multiple times to create more modern and sophisticated spaces.

In 2021, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club will open The Club House, a recreation center with four bowling lanes, some table games, a culinary studio, an art studio, and a bar. This space will accommodate private events, including bachelor parties, rehearsal dinners, and corporate events.

The CBBC also plans to add five cottages to The Inn and open an ocean-to-table seafood restaurant called Beavo’s Fish House.

The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is committed to exceeding expectations on every front. Whether you’re dining at The Market or taking engagement photos in the gardens, the staff will make sure you never forget the time you spend here.

“Our on-site wedding coordinators and staff attend to each and every detail and guide couples through the entire process from start to finish,” Carrie said. “The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is the area’s premier waterfront venue, and we continuously strive to achieve excellence in every aspect at each and every wedding.”

Picture-Perfect Waterfront Gardens & Elegant Ballrooms

The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club’s wedding venues can satisfy brides and grooms from all walks of life. The team has hosted wedding ceremonies across multiple denominations, thrown receptions with many colorful and unique themes, and served dinners around the needs of a variety of dietary restrictions.

The resort’s wedding venues include four ballrooms and several indoor and outdoor spaces, and the ballrooms can accommodate between 200 and 300 guests.

“The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club takes pride in its ability to accommodate each of its couple’s unique requests,” Carrie said. “We offer numerous gorgeous waterfront and garden-inspired wedding venues, and a team that makes the entire wedding planning process simple.”

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The Beach House Ballroom has tall windows overlooking a formal garden at the water’s edge. Photo credit: Eli Turner Photography.

If you want to take a look at these spaces, you can visit the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on Saturday morning for a tour. The hotel arranges for private viewings, so couples can get a feel for the space and ask questions of the knowledgeable staff.

In addition to the venue, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club offers award-winning catering services and a complimentary ceremony rehearsal. The wedding packages also include ivory floor-length linens, china, glassware, and silverware, free parking, a private, fully-furnished Bridal Suite, and unlimited access to one of its four on-site wedding coordinators.

“The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club makes wedding planning simple. We provide all the basics — such as linens and china — so couples don’t have to go through multiple vendors, which can be very daunting and expensive,” Carrie said. “Weddings at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club will leave a lasting impression.”

Over the years, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club has received high praise from many notable magazines and blogs. In 2019, What’s Up? Magazine recognized the CBBC as its Best of the Eastern Shore for Best Wedding Venue, and the resort has also earned Engaged! Magazine’s Best of the Best award.

Brides & Grooms Enjoy a Stress-Free Planning Experience

The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club has won accolades for its excellent customer service, luxury accommodations, and wedding venues, but the praise that means the most to the team comes from the individuals, couples, and families who stay at the resort.

Many reviewers compliment the team for going above and beyond to accommodate their needs. The friendly and helpful staff members ensure guests have a worry-free experience. Thanks to the staff’s dedication and responsiveness, the wedding venue boasts 4.9/5.0 stars on WeddingWire.

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The staff takes care of the details so couples can enjoy their wedding day. Photo credit: Carly Fuller.

Not even Hurricane Florence could deter these wedding planners. Wedding manager Erin Janes came up with contingency plans for one couple to ensure the wedding could weather any incoming storm in 2018.

“Our daughter’s wedding at the Beach Club was nothing short of perfect,” said Daniel, the father of the bride. “From the first tour, through the tastings, planning sessions, and pre-wedding panic over a possible hurricane, to the event itself, Erin and the staff were the picture of thoroughness and professionalism.”

Many brides and grooms say they appreciated having the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club staff in their corner to help things run smoothly.

“They did such a wonderful job. They are clearly pros,” said Kelly, who got married at the resort in 2018. “Our real MVP was Ellen. She would always make sure we had a drink in our hands, always telling us how to execute things (like parent dances and cutting the cake), and, when I wanted to put my hair up, even gave me her own hair tie.”

“We love hearing stories like these,” Carrie told us. “It makes us feel overjoyed that our commitment to excellence makes a difference in the lives of our couples.”

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club: A Beautiful Place to Say “I Do”

The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club maintains a stellar reputation as a beachside vacation spot and wedding destination on the coast of Maryland. This is a perfect place to get away from it all and soak in some sun.

The resort’s luxury event spaces have helped countless couples and families create treasured memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you want to host an intimate ceremony by the water or an upscale reception with plenty of room for dancing, you can depend on the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club’s wedding planners to do everything possible to make your dream a reality.

“Since day one, it has been our mission to provide a world-class hospitality experience through extraordinary events, inspired cuisine, and legendary service,” Carrie said. “Since 1999, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club has been the region’s premier venue for waterfront weddings, corporate functions, and social events.”