Are You Ready to Plan the Best Wedding on the Chesapeake Bay?

Couple getting married on our dock on the Chesapeake Bay at our wedding venue in Maryland

Did you get engaged over the holidays, or do you know someone about to start planning the wedding of their dreams? They should know a few things about planning the best (and least) stressful wedding – and it begins with choosing our breathtakingly beautiful wedding venue in Maryland. Our wedding venue in Maryland is located on the eastern shores of The Chesapeake Bay, just outside the charming town of Rock Hall, MD. Whether you’re looking for elegant barn weddings in Maryland or a grand affair on the Bay, our classy venue is the perfect choice for whatever your dream entails. 

Before you decide on a wedding venue in Maryland, though, there are some important considerations. Choosing a venue that reflects you as a couple is an integral part of wedding planning, and you want to ensure you’ve chosen something that fits your budget, style, and other related criteria. To help you narrow down the best wedding venue in Maryland, we’ve put together a guide for you as you embark on this exciting part of the process.

Our wedding venue in Maryland is truly one-of-a-kind, surrounded by the scenic beauty of this quaint island paradise. Though we’re tucked away on a quiet 70-acre parcel of land that will feel far away from the hustle and bustle, in reality, we’re only a short drive away from many of the major metro areas, including Baltimore and Washington, DC. Aside from offering an exquisite venue for your nuptials, our Eastern Shore Bed and Breakfast has the best honeymoon suites in Maryland. 

Our Inn and wedding venue has a solid reputation for top-notch hospitality, upscale guest rooms, and gorgeous grounds. Talk about the perfect backdrop for your outdoor or barn weddings in Maryland! Choose our wedding venue in Maryland, and you’ll be the top priority as we work with you to plan your dream wedding. Schedule a tour and learn more about our top-rated wedding venue in Maryland today! 

Couple in the lavender at our leading wedding venue in Maryland

How to Choose the Best Wedding Venue

We can say our wedding venue in Maryland is the best (because it is) – but we also think it’s essential for you to tour our venue, ask all the questions you have, and come to that conclusion on your own. If you’re gearing up to plan a wedding in the new year, it will likely be one of the most significant moments of your life to date, and no doubt you want it to go perfectly. The first part of making your dream a reality is choosing a venue. 

To ensure the final product of all your planning matches your vision, there are a few things to consider when choosing your ideal wedding venue in Maryland. Below, we’ve included ten items for you to consider as you schedule a tour of our magnificent venue. 

  1. Though it may not be the most fun topic to discuss, the first step in planning your wedding should be setting a realistic budget. There’s nothing worse than getting your hopes up only to have them come crashing down! Of course, sticking to that budget is equally important. 
  2. Once your budget is set, you can discuss wedding venues in Maryland. Location is a big part of the choice, too. As you narrow in on your venue location, consider scenery, style, accessibility, and conveniences – not just for you but also for your guests. This will set the tone for your big day. 
  3. When setting your budget and choosing a location, you’ll likely think about capacity. Do you want a small, more intimate ceremony or a grand affair with all your friends and family? Make sure to right-size your choice of wedding venues in Maryland to fit what you’re looking for! You want your guests to be comfortable. 
  4. Luckily, we offer several different wedding venues in Maryland at our Eastern Shore Bed and Breakfast, so you can choose indoor barn weddings, outdoor garden weddings, or weddings on the Bay. However, it’s still important to consider seasonality to plan for any possible inclement weather. Considering the “when” of your wedding will also help you plan and book the venue far enough in advance. Many, like ours, book up nearly a year in advance and sometimes more! 
  5. What is the theme going to be for your wedding? Are you aiming for something more rustic, befitting barn weddings in Maryland? Are you more of a casual, boho-style wedding planner? Or maybe a classy, elegant, grand affair? Make sure you choose a venue that reflects your style! 
  6. Think about how you want your reception to be so you can be sure your venue doesn’t have restrictions that will hinder your plans! 
  7. What logistics do you need to consider ahead of time? How will guests get to your venue? Will they need lodging? Is there an airport nearby? How about a taxi service? Knowing all the transportation details you and your guests might need and small details like parking and nearby lodging will help you avoid many planning pitfalls down the road. 
  8. Find out if your venue has on-site day-of support. If they do, great! If not, you’ll need to hire day-of support so everything goes as planned. 
  9. Don’t skip a tour of the property! This is the best way to get a feel for how things might look and feel, and it also will help you get a sense of whether a particular wedding venue in Maryland is the right fit. Trust your gut! 
  10. Finally, read reviews and, if possible, talk to other brides and grooms who have had their wedding at prospective venues. Reputations matter! 
A wedding on the grounds at our leading wedding venue in Maryland

Why We’re the Best Wedding Venue in Maryland

Once you’ve set your budget and style for the wedding, it’s time to make a choice – and we’re here to tell you that there is no finer wedding venue in Maryland than the Inn at Huntingfield Creek. We have a well-earned reputation for excellence in everything we do, from offering honeymoon suites in Maryland to elegant, grand destination weddings. Our venue is beautiful, surrounded by verdant grounds, gorgeous landscaped gardens, and the scenic shores of The Chesapeake Bay. 

But we’re so much more than a beautiful place to get married. Our team excels in everything we do, and we offer a detail-oriented approach that will ensure your wedding and reception go off without a hitch. We’re here for you – to make you feel comfortable, at home, pampered, and well taken care of. Isn’t that how every couple should feel during their big day? Whether an intimate elopement or a grand affair, our dedicated staff will work with you from the moment you choose us to the moment you say goodbye after your reception to ensure every detail is tended to. 

We’ve earned many awards in excellence over the years and continue to offer the best wedding venue in Maryland. There are several scenic spots to choose from here, from cozy indoor spaces and covered patios for inclement weather to breathtaking gardens and grounds for warmer days. Alternatively, plan an intimate waterfront ceremony on our tidal dock with just you and a few of your closest friends and family, or dance the night away in our elegant and historic barn, which has been fully renovated. 

Aside from helping you execute your dream wedding, we’re also here to help you manage the catering. The inn’s co-owner, Joanne Rich, specializes in local, fresh, upscale comfort food, and she can help you pick out your menu choices to fit your style and budget. We also have relationships with local event planners, florists, photographers, and others who can make your day special, unique, and exactly what you dreamed it would be.

We also offer onsite lodging at our Eastern Shore Bed and Breakfast, perfect for bridal parties, out-of-town guests, and couples for the first night of their honeymoon. We offer a range of guest rooms, including traditional guest rooms in the main house and private, more intimate cottages on our grounds. We even provide a vacation rental in the heart of downtown Rock Hall, Md. 

With so many things on offer and such a solid reputation for excellence, is it any wonder why we’re considered the best wedding venue in Maryland? It’s time to schedule a tour and visit our breathtaking venue today! 

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