guide to delaware beach venues

Delaware Beach Wedding Venues

Delaware Beach Wedding Venues

In this blog, I want to focus my attention on Delaware Beach wedding venues. I recently wrote a blog post about local Eastern Shore wedding venues. While doing my research for the last blog I realized that including Delaware Beach wedding venues in the post would make the blog too long and that Delaware Beach wedding venues deserve a spot all on their own.
If you haven’t checked out that post you can do that here…

Criteria for my Guide to Delaware Beach Wedding Venues

My criteria for my Guide to Delaware Beach wedding venues are the same as in the previous blog. I am looking for affordable venues, that offer a different kind of flair than the usual ballroom-/big venue set-up and I am looking at these venues from a wedding photographer’s point of view. What does the setting look like in pictures? How many different areas do we have to take photos of? What if the weather is not cooperating, is there enough space inside to pose the entire wedding party? What I don’t want is a venue where these things are not taken into consideration. I have been to venues where there was no outside space to take photos and hardly any on the inside. Also, I know that when my clients look at venues that often they don’t even consider that point until after they talk

My Five Favorite Delaware Beach Wedding Venues

While there are many Delaware Beach wedding venues I looked at, I made myself curate it to only five. I feel having too many options often makes a choice more difficult. I know from experience, for example. that when I look at a menu with tons of choices I often can’t choose and just order what I am familiar with.

Salero on the Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

I had the privilege to photograph a wedding at Salero’s and can attest to the writing on their website. The views from the ballroom overlook the ocean and are indeed stunning. With the weather cooperating the ceremony was held outdoors on the private beach with easy access for all the guests. Beach weddings at a hotel can sometimes make it difficult for guests who are not staying at the hotel but Solero has ample parking and it shouldn’t be a problem. The staff at Salerno’s was fabulous and very accommodating. The ballroom can seat up to 170 guests Saleros offers 4 different packages for almost any budget. If you want more info you can call Dawn Horton at 302.841.2229 and don’t forget to visit the website

Salero’s is a great wedding venue for anyone who wants a little honeymoon before and after the wedding.

The Lewes Room at Irish Eyes, Lewes, Delaware

If you want a beach wedding but not get sand all over your wedding dress, The Lewes Room at Irish Eyes offers just what you are looking for. Located in the historic and absolutely charming town of Lewes, near the harbor, Irish Eyes pub is a mixture of of old town fishing village mixed with just a sprinkling of the Irish folklore. The ballroom or the Lewes Room is located on the second floor of the restaurant on offers seating for up to 160 guests. The views of the deck are stunning during sunset and the patio is perfect for the cocktail hour while we are out and about taking photos around old fishing boats and new yachts. As you probably can tell, I love Lewes and love taking photos of the town. You can contact

You can contact Sami Ferringer at 302-526-1267 and check out their website

Big Chill Beach Club, Bethany Beach, Delaware

The Big Chill Beach Club might be just what you are looking for if you have the flair for something different. Located within the State Park System the club offers a prime beachfront view of the Atlantic Ocean, and If you have dreamed of an ocean side wedding, this venue is the place for you. I personally love shooting weddings at this venue. We can wander the beach in search of the perfect photo or wait until sunset to get the stunning bridge as the perfect back-drop.

The upstairs deck is big enough to host 160 guests for cocktails (which did I already mention the view off the deck especially during sunset?) and the tent has enough room for onsite catering a DJ and ample of dancing space. If you would like more information you can contact Emily Hare at 302-402-5300 and don’t forget to check out the website

Addy Sea, Bethany Beach, Delaware

Addy Sea has such a lovely write-up on their website, I figured I couldn’t to much better.

Step back in time to an era where weddings were intimate, relaxed and exquisite. The Addy Sea B&B offers oceanfront elegance combined with Victorian charm to add to the romance of your special day. On the biggest day of your life, surrounded by your closest family and friends, enjoy in the day and leave the details to us.

Addy Sea is Delaware’s only century old, Bed and Breakfast. Sitting Oceanfront in the quiet town of Bethany Beach, Couples can marry in our expertly manicured lawn or on the sandy beach over the dune. Either way, their guests can enjoy or Awarding winning Chef, Jason Bostaph’s local “farm to table” cuisine overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Our Victorian Inn can accommodate 29 overnight guests as well as wedding guests totaling 120. Our expert wedding and event planner will customize packages to the most discerning clientele. Whether you looking for a white glove sit-down high-noon lunch or a casual Eastern Shore Crab Feast, Our venue can execute all of your dream and desires.

If you are interested in this charming seaside historic home to host your wedding, please contact them at 302-539-3707 and don’t forget to check out the website

Indian River Life Saving Station, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

This historic site has been meticulously restored to its 1905 home of the US Coast Guard. It’s now a museum that captures an important time in maritime history, as well as a spectacular coastal location that is the perfect setting for a beach destination wedding. There’s plenty of space for your small or large reception which can be under the stars or tented and the friendly staff in the adjacent museum are waiting to answer questions about set up. A stunning sunset and moonlight magic are Mother Nature at her best and she’s just waiting to bring the enchantment to your unforgettable day at this lovely and unique destination.

This place offers photo opportunities galore, From a wedding photographer’s stand point you can’t go wrong with this one of a kind of venue. Romantic, historic and just plain gorgeous. A place for perfect wedding day dreams.

If you are interested in this location please contact

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