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Plan Your Chincoteague Wedding or Elopement Now

January 18, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Plan Your Chincoteague Wedding or Elopement NowValentine’s Day is just around the corner and, one thing leading to another, now is the time to make your Chincoteague wedding plans!

Chincoteague Island is a unique, Virginia coast paradise located between Virginia’s Eastern Shore and famous Assateague Island. Our island has a vibrant and active, year ’round community of unique shops, galleries, fine dining, theater, and more. The annual wild pony swim draws thousands every summer but that’s not the only reason to visit. Not by any means!

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Ever Considered a Virginia Beach Wedding?

February 17, 2013 by islandmanor

Lots of brides visualize their wedding taking place on the beach but…all that sand! How do you work with it?

How about a twist on the traditional beach wedding – get married on Chincoteague Island on the Virginia coast, but in a clean and luscious garden setting only steps from the ocean? Warm Hospitality, personalized service and a unique location is what can be expected when you host your event at the 1848 Island Manor House. From initial planning for your special weekend (or if its an elopement, we can help you with that as well!), we pride ourselves in our attention to detail. Let us make your special day one you will always remember fondly.

Our garden is the perfect venue for a larger event or the dining room is appropriate for a smaller wedding. Since our inn is only about 500 feet from the ocean, you can have the feel of a beach wedding without all that sand! The sea is right there as a great place to take photos, either way.

A happy bride from a 2012 wedding at the Island Manor House.

A happy bride from a 2012 wedding at the Island Manor House.

We can accommodate events of up to 100 guests. Whether you are looking for an indoor or outdoor wedding, we can help you make the arrangements. As the largest B&B on Chincoteague Island, we can accommodate 18 guests.

Here is a recent Facebook post from a bride who chose Island Manor for her destination wedding:

“Beautiful wedding, intimate and well organized. I was surprised by this well tucked away venue. The menu was awesome and exceeded my thoughts of an intimate wedding. Having a captain perform the ceremony set the tone of the venue and made it feel more of a destination wedding. Everything about the wedding definitely fit the character of my friend, simply elegant.”

We hope you will consider us for your Virginia wedding – have the best of both worlds: an elegant garden venue only steps from the beach. Make sure to contact us right away to book a summer wedding for 2013.

Why Elope?

May 4, 2012 by islandmanor

weddings on Chincoteague Island

Is a large wedding right for you?

Why Elope?

Elopement isn’t for everyone. Some couples crave a large wedding, with many friends and family present to witness their union. Some couples want a big celebration, with dinner, dancing, and drinks. They should have the wedding they want.

Yet large weddings aren’t for everyone. Some couples prefer intimate affairs, with a handful of friends and relations to witness the marriage ceremony. Some couples want their wedding to be private–just the two of them, the officiant, and the witnesses. They should have the elopement they want.

elopement chincoteague island

Is elopement right for you?

We’ve hosted all types of weddings and elopements at Island Manor House, a romantic Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast. We have had weddings with up to 100 guests, dinner, and dancing, and we have had intimate elopements.

Some couples start their married life right here at Island Manor House. Others leave the inn to their friends and family, and depart after the reception. There is no one way to do it; you have to find what feels right for you.

Ask us about having your wedding, large or small, at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast. Tell us what you envision, and let us make all the arrangements for you, from the officiant to the wedding cake.

A marriage is a beautiful thing. It should begin in a beautiful place, no matter how many people are invited.

Chincoteague Island Weddings

February 24, 2012 by islandmanor

If you’re looking for a good place to hold your wedding, consider our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast.

Weddings on Chincoteague Island

We can help find caterers who will create a delicious, lovely, wedding cake.

The Island Manor House comfortably accommodates gatherings of up to 100 guests, both for indoor and outdoor weddings. When the weather is fine, as it tends to be spring through fall, our expansive gardens are an ideal setting; there is plenty of room to walk, dance, eat and celebrate.

Since weddings are held frequently at Island Manor House, we have good relationships with local caterers, officiants, and photographers. We’ll happily help couples make their wedding plans, or we’ll take charge and make most of the arrangements ourselves. Some couples like to be intimately involved in their wedding plans, while others prefer to leave the nitty gritty details to others; we are comfortable with both of these situations.

Say your vows on the wind-swept beaches of Assateague Island, or in the elegant gardens here at the inn. Enjoy a full lunch or dinner, or treat your guests to a vast selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres. Dance to live music, or let a D.J. play all of your old favorites. If you’re happy with your wedding, your guests will be, too.

Your wedding should go smoothly, be memorable for you, and be fun for your guests. We know how to make that happen at our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast. Put yourselves in our capable hands.

1848 Island Manor House accommodates 18 guests. We will happily suggest additional lodging on Chincoteague Island, should you require it.

Elope on Chincoteage Island

January 31, 2012 by islandmanor

If you’re ready to marry but don’t want a big wedding, elope on Chincoteague Island.

they walked off into the sunset and lived happily ever after

Elope on Chincoteague Island; it's romantic.

Big weddings aren’t for everybody. Some people can’t afford them, some people don’t like crowds, and still others simply want to share the moment with their very closest friends and family. Elopements at our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast offer a nice alternative to large scale weddings.

A wedding certainly doesn’t need to be big to feel special. Our inn has a romantic, intimate setting that is ideal for just the two of you or up to fifteen guests.

You’ll feel the uniqueness of the occasion from the moment you first enter the inn and find chocolate covered strawberries and champagne in the Bridal Suite.  We’ll arrange the wedding ceremony, with celebrant, wedding cake, and a bottle of champagne. Let us know the colors you prefer, and we’ll provide a bridal bouquet and a boutonniere. All you have to do is show up at the appointed time and say your vows.

During your stay, you’ll be pampered with gourmet breakfasts and Mimosas each morning, and an English Tea one afternoon. We’ll make arrangements for you to dine at the restaurant of your choice in town one evening. Any extra special touches you would like during your stay can be arranged.

Island Manor House accommodates 18 guests. With advance planning, you and your friends and family can have the inn to yourselves. If you prefer, you can enjoy privacy among strangers while your friends and family lodge across the street.

Our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast is an easy drive from Baltimore, Washington D.C., Annapolis, or Norfolk VA. At the same time, our island feels like another world. It’s peaceful here. It’s romantic. It’s an ideal place for an elopement.

Please visit our Elopement page for more information about eloping at Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast.