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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Venue Spotlight: The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Recently I had a chance to visit the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club with Kinley and Drew. These two plan to hold their wedding reception here at the end of September! We're really looking forward to their day and I was thrilled to join them on a walkthrough at the club. Here are some photos I took along the way:
Here is the front of the club from the parking lot:
As you look to the right, there is a gorgeous marina right next door:Walking through the covered pathway to our reception room there is a fantastic waterfront lawn. I'm sure a lot of couples have their ceremony here:
Just inside is a very long hallway. Sorry the picture is so terrible! On the right we have a staircase that leads up to the club's offices. There is also a bridal party dressing room there. On the left those doorways lead into the ballroom:Here is the ballroom! The windows run the entire length of the room and look out over the Chesapeake Bay. I'd guess this room seats at least 220-250 guests and there is a built-in dance floor:
Here is the view they'll have during the reception:Kinley is trying to decide between a navy-colored cotton linen or a navy pintuck. The pintuck was amazing but just not as economical of a choice. Since none of the guests would know what they've missed out on, Kinley went for the cotton:Adjacent to the ballroom is this wonderful cocktail porch area. It's completely enclosed and would be perfect for a rainy day ceremony:In this same cocktail is a built-in bar. I love the wood detailing:Remember that long hallway? Down at the far end there is a staircase to heaven! Okay, fine...it's just a stairway to a rooftop deck. But man, this deck really seems like heaven. Drew stands under the pergola and checks out the view of the bridge in the distance:I think this upper space would be perfect for a ceremony too! The lawn is nice but you really can't beat the view of the water they have up there. Since Kinley and Drew are marrying in a chapel down the road, they hope to use this as their cocktail area:Here is the view down the beach from the deck. See all those little people halfway down the beach? They were doing Survivor-style office olympics as part of a company picnic:That's the grand tour of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club! The club has another ballroom which can be rented for events but we weren't able to peek in that day. However, I'm sure both spaces are just as lovely. If you're on the market for a wedding venue on the Eastern Shore, be sure to check out this gem!

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