Eloping on the Chesapeake Bay

Gone are the days of only eloping at city hall or in Vegas. No matter the size of your wedding (two or two hundred) there is still a small bit of planning involved, so it can be as simple or as grand or as intimate as you want.

Some people dream of a big church wedding with 400 of their closest family and friends in attendance, but you’d prefer an incredibly intimate ceremony for two. That sounds delightful!

Nestled on the Eastern Shore, next to the Chesapeake Bay is Great Oak Manor – a romantic, picturesque inn that is just perfect for your elopement, no matter the season.

Imagine – just the two of you – saying “I do” on a balmy summer afternoon, while the sun shines down on your joyful moment.  Perhaps you are wed on the bluff, with your parents behind you, while the sun majestically sets on the Chesapeake Bay. Maybe you envision yourself getting married in the fall, with all the fiery reds and many shades of gold or by a roaring in front of a few guests on cold winter’s night.

No matter your wedding wish, Great Oak Manor can help you plan the perfect elopement.

We offer couples a private ceremony anywhere on our magnificent property and one night stay at the manor in the Marmaduke Suite.* Our elopement package also includes a bouquet & boutonniere, an eight-inch wedding cake, and a bottle of champagne.

We can also prepare a romantic dinner for two for an additional fee. No matter your tastes or dietary restrictions, our staff will discuss a variety of menu options including, steak, crab cakes, a Maryland Blue Crab feast or vegetarian options.

For more information about weddings at Great Oak Manor or to start planning your elopement, call us at 410-778-5943

*Rooms and manor are subject to availability. Elopements are offered mid-week only.