Selecting a venue on the Eastern Shore

By Angie

Ocean City MD Beach Weddings
We’ve got beautiful beaches here on the Shore, so it’s no wonder beach weddings are so popular.

One of the most important things you’ll do when you begin planning for your special day is venue selection.

The venue will “set the stage” for your upcoming wedding day. The venue should make you feel at peace with your decision and there should be no doubts that it is the perfect spot for you special day.

Oftentimes I see brides very confused and overwhelmed with this decision. The venue should be an extension of your personality and the things that you like to be surrounded by; try not to get caught up in what others have done, and what other think. This day is your day, and when you keep that in mind it helps guide you in the right direction. Living here on the Shore, there are so many amazing venues. Waterfront, water views, beaches, golf courses, farms, barns, open fields, ball rooms and so much more.

Wedding on the Eastern Shore
It might seem stressful with all the venue options there are to choose from on the Shore, but don’t worry. With so many options, you’re bound to find that perfect spot, like this couple here in Pemberton Equestrian Center. Photo by Sincerely, the Kitchens.

The first questions you need to ask yourself are, “Where do I feel most comfortable?” and “What do I want to see all around me on my special day?” Tell your planner what type of person you are and be open with your planner about this. Wedding planners are good at many things, but unfortunately they can’t read your mind. Once you establish the feel you are going for, then the planner can offer suggestions.

From there, you should visit the venues and imagine yourself there on your special day. If you can’t seem to make it work in your mind, chances are it won’t work for you the day of. Remember, think venue first! Venues book up very quickly, and they are one of the most important keys to unlocking a day you will never forget.

Thank you for reading our blog and I hope that you are well on your way to your venue decision making for your upcoming wedding day.

Jennifer Sabini Evans
Jennifer Sabini Evans
I’m a freelance Journalist and Photographer with a focus on food, travel, and entertainment living in and around Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

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