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Wedding Venues in Ocean City, MD

Popular Places to Have a Wedding in Ocean City. | Hotels, Restaurants, Beach Weddings

Wedding Reception Venues & Guest Accommodations

One of the most fundamental parts of a wedding is where it takes place. Whether you’re seeking the charm of a historic venue or the class (and convenience!) of a hotel wedding, the listings below will give you an idea of the various kinds of venues available in or near Ocean City. Click on one of the squares below to jump to a category, or scroll through and explore all the possibilities.

When looking for the perfect place for your wedding ceremony, receptions, and where to stay, you can’t go wrong with these recommended and popular venues.  

Hotel Wedding Venues

Get Married on the Beach, Oceanfront Receptions & Lodging

Grand Hotel & Spa 2100 North Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842

Grand Hotel Function Room What makes it great: Located just steps from the beach and boardwalk, the Grand Hotel and Spa is the ideal location for any function. Boasting over 10,000 sq. ft. of event space, we have options to meet all your needs. Whether you are looking for a space with a view or a more traditional setting, our event spaces are strategically designed to provide your desired level of intimacy or open space.

Our Hospitality Suite is also available to simply entertain your guests or provide ease in the transition between break-out sessions. Grand Terrace Catering works with each group to ensure both your palate and budget expectations are met. With five on site dining options, indoor and outdoor pools, and convenient downtown locations, your guests will surely be entertained while you focus on your big day. Website  ​Contact 410-289-3684 sales@sghoc.com 

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  • Hotel Rooms
    251
  • Total Banquet Sq Ft
    15,000
  • Ballroom Size
    8,000 Sq Ft
  • Largest Banquet Capacity
    800/600
  • Outdoor Reception Area 
    NO
  • Outdoor Ceremony Location
    YES
  • Beach Ceremony
    YES

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel and Resort 101st Street and the Ocean, Ocean City, MD 21842

The Clarion's meeting space in Ocean City What makes it great: The Clarion Resort Fountainebleau Hotel reflects elegance coupled with casual flair. From grand celebrations in our Crystal Ballroom to more intimate gatherings on our beach side Hibiscus Garden, the Clarion makes the perfect venue for any affair. Allow us to guide you in planning a true signature event.The Clarion offers a wide variety of menu options; we are committed to creating a signature event for even for the most discerning bride. Our remarkable ballroom space, unparalleled service and attention to detail will ensure your event be truly one of a kind.

The Clarion is well-versed in catering events of all sizes, and we will work with you to create a menu that is sure to please. Make your special day an experience to remember and celebrate at the shore. Welcome your guests in the relaxed beach town of Ocean City. Your celebration will extend beyond the reception, from bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and beyond, there’s only one destination that offers it all!
Website 
•  ​410-524-3535 info@clarionoc.com

Contact: Renee Seiden • 410-390-4013 •  rseiden@clarionoc.com •  View Hotel Information

  • Hotel Rooms 250 + 86 Condo Units
  • Total Meeting/Banquet Sq Ft 40,000
  • Meeting Rooms 16
  • Ballrooms 2
  • Largest Ballroom 7,500 Sq Ft
  • Largest Theatre/Banquet Capacity 1064/670
  • Dedicated Exhibit Space  NO
  • Dedicated Conference Center YES

More Hotels for Your Wedding in Ocean City

Aloft Ocean City 4501 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842

Ocean City Maryland Weddings What makes it great: Say “Yes” to the Aloft Wedding! 

​Ocean City weddings are done right at Aloft Ocean City! Located in the heart of City, this hotel offers brides and grooms a fresh, brand new and unique venue, which includes a complete separate event annex with approximately 4,100 square feet of celebration space. Our Exchange Room has a beautiful bay view, modern look, and spacious event space that will easily accommodate up to 180 people with plenty of room for dining, dancing, and celebrating!

The Exchange Room includes the use of our Pre-function Space and lawn area, which would be perfect spaces your ceremony or cocktail hour! Your guests will be delighted with the hip, modern accommodations and the hotel even offers a special “Wedding Crashers” group rate! Before a festive night of dining and dancing, enjoy specially infused cocktails or signature drinks at the popular WXYZ Bar. For the truly cosmopolitan couple, there is no better venue choice than Aloft Ocean City. Website

Contact: Debbie Reed •  443-373-0800 ext. 1807 •  Debbie.reed@aloftoceancity.com • View Hotel Information

  • Hotel Rooms 120
  • Total Meeting/Banquet Sq Ft 4480
  • Meeting Rooms 3
  • Ballrooms 1
  • Largest Ballroom 3250 sq ft
  • Largest Theatre/Banquet Capacity 350/200
  • Dedicated Exhibit Space  YES
  • Dedicated Conference Center YES

Cambria Ocean City-Bayfront 13 St. Louis Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

What makes it great: Closest hotel to the Route 50 bridge for easy access in and out of Ocean City.  Gorgeous Bayfront location with spectacular rooftop views.  Can set tents up outside for larger outdoor parties.

Contact: Marge Steele •  410-289-1645 ext#7153 •  sales@cambriaoc.com •  View Hotel Information

  • Hotel Rooms 137
  • Total Meeting/Banquet Sq Ft 3000
  • Meeting Rooms 2
  • Ballrooms 1
  • Largest Ballroom 3000 sq ft
  • Largest Theatre/Banquet Capacity 50
  • Dedicated Exhibit Space  YES
  • Dedicated Conference Center NO

The Commander Hotel 1401 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

What makes it great: The Commander Hotel can be traced to Ocean City before 1785. The Commander Hotel is truly a celebration of traditions. We make it our responsibility to ensure a certain level of quality service, a memorable experience, and breathe of fresh air! Our property will guarantee a taste of satisfaction that will keep you coming back and making it a tradition of your very own.

We have developed a beneficial partnership with a very prominent local venue that specializes in wedding planning as well as events of all kinds. The partnership with Lighthouse Sound combined with the seasoned expertise of the Commander Hotel with be nothing short of a dream package come true! 
Website  ​888-289-6166 Contact Form •  View Hotel Information

 

Days Inn Boardwalk by Wyndham, Ocean City-Oceanfront 2210 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

Days Inn on the ocean in Ocean City MD

What makes it great: Whether you are planning a top level meeting or an informal retreat, our dedicated Group Sales professional staff is always on hand to assist with every detail in planning your event. From creating special tour packages to planning delicious meal events, we make sure your program runs like clockwork!  Hotel is oceanfront on the boardwalk with convenient access to everything.

Contact:
Meghan Odegaard 410-289-9103 mdodegaard@boardwalkhotels.com

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  • Hotel Rooms
    176
  • Total Meeting/Banquet Sq Ft
    1924
  • Meeting Rooms
    2
  • Ballrooms
  • Largest Ballroom
  • Largest Theatre/Banquet Capacity
    100/80
  • Dedicated Exhibit Space 
    NO
  • Dedicated Conference Center
    NO

Howard Johnson Oceanfront Plaza, Ocean City,  1109 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842

Howard Johnson Oceanfront Plaza view

What makes it great: Whether you are planning a top level meeting or an informal retreat, our dedicated Group Sales professional staff is always on hand to assist with every detail in planning your event. From creating special tour packages to planning delicious meal events, we make sure your program runs like clockwork!  Hotel is oceanfront on the boardwalk with convenient access to everything.

Contact:
Meghan Odegaard 410-289-9103 mdodegaard@boardwalkhotels.com

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  • Hotel Rooms
    90
  • Total Meeting/Banquet Sq Ft
    1600
  • Meeting Rooms
    1
  • Ballrooms
  • Largest Ballroom
  • Largest Theatre/Banquet Capacity
    100/80
  • Dedicated Exhibit Space 
    NO
  • Dedicated Conference Center
    NO

Hyatt Place, Oceanfront in Ocean City,  1 16th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842

Hyatt Ocean City, MDWhat makes it great: You can stay at one of the newest hotels on the boardwalk, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean City, MD.  This hotel has a large area with a bar on the main level as well as outdoor gathering areas.  Staff is easy to work with to plan your next great meeting or convention at the beach. Website 

Contact: Skip Coleman 410-213-5333 ext. 5104 •  skip.coleman@hyatt.com •  View Hotel Information

  • Hotel Rooms 105
  • Total Meeting/Banquet Sq Ft 1567
  • Meeting Rooms 2
  • Ballrooms
  • Largest Ballroom
  • Largest Theatre/Banquet Capacity 140/37
  • Dedicated Exhibit Space  NO
  • Dedicated Conference Center NO

Princess Bayside Hotel  9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842

What makes it great: Congratulations on your engagement! Imagine yourself on a private serene sandy beach along the sparkling waters of the bay. Lushly blooming hibiscus and palm trees on the sand with a sunset awash in color can be yours with a Wedding at the Princess Bayside Beach Hotel.

Our beach ceremony is available for weddings from 10-130 guests, we provide a wedding arch, seating for 50, a blue tooth speaker for your ceremony music. Weddings on the beach can be followed by a full reception in our Augusta Ballroom seating from 50-130 guests.

The Princess Bayside Beach Hotel has a Wedding Coordinator to assist in planning your ceremony and reception from the beginning to the end.  On your wedding day the professional and experienced wedding coordinator will oversee the setup, the ceremony and the reception. The Princess Bayside Wedding Packages offer a wide array of food and beverage options to select from. We are able to customize menu’s to fit your special needs as well.

Princess Bayside Beach Hotel is conveniently located mid-town in Ocean City on 48th street. Come and create your memories to last a life time at this beautiful venue. Website 

Contact: Danielle Rickett •  410-289-2900 •  drickett@princessbayside.com •  View Hotel Information

  • Hotel Rooms 194
  • Total Meeting/Banquet Sq Ft 4,600
  • Meeting Rooms 2
  • Ballrooms
  • Largest Ballroom
  • Largest Theatre/Banquet Capacity 240/200
  • Dedicated Exhibit Space  NO
  • Dedicated Conference Center NO

Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort  4801 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842

What makes it great: The newly renovated Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel and Conference Center is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony and reception. Located on the beach at 91st Street, the Princess Royale offers an oceanfront restaurant for smaller groups and two beautiful ballrooms that can accommodate up to 300 guests each.

The oceanfront five-story glass tropical atrium can seat 600 in Caribbean comfort. The ballrooms are the perfect spot for dinner and dancing for your wedding or special event. In fact, the Princess Royale specializes in “weddings with a view”: a beautiful, tropical lawn between the hotel and the dunes offers a view of the ocean with palm trees providing a picture-perfect backdrop for the ceremony. 

Wedding packages include open bar and a variety of delectable hors d’oeuvres and entrée selections. They also offer discounted wedding rates for guest suites and two- and three-bedroom condominiums. The Princess Royale strives to make your special day as easy and carefree as a day at the beach! Their team will work with preferred vendors to help you with all the details, like bands and DJs, officiants, florists, and bakeries. Their in-house Creative Day Spa can pamper your wedding party from head to toe. Website
Contact: Alexandra Marginean • alexandra@princessroyale.com • 410-524-2544 ext 2029 • View Hotel Information

  • Hotel Rooms 340
  • Total Meeting/Banquet Sq Ft 30,000
  • Meeting Rooms 11
  • Ballrooms 3
  • Largest Ballroom 8000 sq ft
  • Largest Theatre/Banquet Capacity 700/400
  • Dedicated Exhibit Space  YES
  • Dedicated Conference Center YES

Residence Inn by Marriott  300 Sea Bay Lane, Ocean City, MD 21842

 What makes it great: Have your shower, anniversary party or family reunion at our event venue in Ocean City, Maryland. Keep your loved ones happy by serving a full-course meal with our catering options. Our rentable AV equipment and portable stage allows you to deliver speeches and slideshows. Invite up to 15 people for an intimate celebration at our customizable Blue Marlin Room. Meet with family and friends at our outdoor patio, providing a fire pit, grill and ocean views. Book a block of 10 or more rooms for your wedding party and receive a special group rate. Website

Contact: Courtney Blackford • 410-723-2222 • CBlackford@palmergosnell.com • View Hotel Information

  • Hotel Rooms 150
  • Total Meeting/Banquet Sq Ft 496
  • Meeting Rooms 1
  • Ballrooms
  • Largest Ballroom
  • Largest Theatre/Banquet Capacity 37/37
  • Dedicated Exhibit Space  NO
  • Dedicated Conference Center NO

Restaurant Wedding Venues

Eat, Drink & Celebrate

The Angler  312 Talbot Street, Ocean City, MD 21842

What makes it great: Situated on the picturesque Assawoman Bay, The Angler Restaurant & Dock Bar is the perfect venue for your “I do” celebrations. 

Contact: theangleroc@gmail.com  View Venue Information

Blu Crabhouse and Raw Bar 2305 Philadelphia Ave Ocean City, MD 21842

What makes it great: Get your “something Blue” with us by inviting your reception guests to dine with us!  Great walking distance from near by hotels and amazing sunset views!  We have great seafood and Eastern Shore favorites with local craft brews for everyone to enjoy. 

Contact: Contact Form(410) 289-3322 • info@bluecrabhouse.com  View Venue Information

Harpoon Hanna’s  39064 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island, DE 19944

 What makes it great:  Harpoon Hanna’s want to bring your wedding dreams to life. There are three waterfront banquet rooms to accommodate parties of up to 250 (subject to season and availability). They offer Saturday in-season packages as well as Friday and Sunday custom packages. Choose either from plated options or customize a buffet to your liking with several appetizers, choice of salad, 3-4 entrees, plus side dishes! ​Three waterfront banquet rooms  * Saturday in-season packages as well as Friday and Sunday custom packages.* Parties of up to 250*

Contact:  302-539-3095 • info@harpoonhannasrestaurant.com • View Venue Information

Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill  5311 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842

 What makes it great: We’ve been specializing in making great memories for nearly 30 years. Using that experience, our staff can handle your special occasion and accommodate your needs. Celebrate with your toes in the sand on our own tropical beach, or take shelter inside while you enjoy breath-taking views of the Assawoman Bay. All summer long, let us make your event even more special. Leave the worry and details to us, so you can focus on the fun! 

Contact: 410-723-5565 •  View Venue Information

Seacret’s Jamaica USA  5311 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842

What makes it great: When you choose Seacrets as your wedding venue, the details surrounding your occasion are handled with perfection by our professional staff. Located on the Isle of Wight Bay, Seacrets brings Caribbean flavor for the ultimate beach wedding experience. From music to food, we offer a variety of options that promise amazing memories. Whether your event is large or small, we are always open to working with you to create a custom menu or party details that meet your needs. 

Contact: 410-524-4900 • rachelle.spicer@seacrets.com • View Venue Information

Other Wedding Venues

Something More Unique

Assateague Island National Seashore 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD 21811

  What makes it great: If you want a beach wedding, then Assateague Island provides everything you want – wide open beaches, the ability to get a special permit to host the wedding there inexpensively, you can even get a permit to hold your wedding there AND have a reception with alcohol!  Bonfires on the beach for the rehearsal dinner?  no problem.  If you like it wild and wonderful in a natural kind of way, Assateague Island National Seashore is a great location.  Don’t forget the permits, however.

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Rackliffe House  Behind the Visitors Center, 11800 Marsh View Ln, Berlin, MD 21811

  What makes it great: Do you want an elegant beach wedding on the water, but the sand and surf are a little much for your guests?  Try Rackliffe House, it’s an old farm mansion located behind the Visitors Center on Assateague.  You enter down a long, winding road that can be lined with lights.  The bridal party has the use of the mansion for getting ready and a tent can be constructed outside for the wedding and reception.  You can also choose to be married under the trees with a flower lined aisle facing Assawoman Bay and Assateague Island.  Then, stop at your raw oyster bar on the way to the tent for your reception.

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