If you’re ready to marry but don’t want a big wedding, elope on Chincoteague Island.
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.
Island Manor House, our historic Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast, opens for the season Friday, February 10, 2012. That’s just in time for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway.
There are plenty of romantic places in the world, and in our humble opinion, Chincoteague Island sits at the top of the list (just after Paris and Florence). Plus, we’re driving distance from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Norfolk, Virginia. Not so the great cities of Europe!
Yes, some places help us fall in love all over again, and Chincoteague Island, Virginia is such a place. Long a fishing village, it has largely resisted development and the “been here, seen that” feel that comes with it. Chincoteague has retained its picturesque charm, and there is something romantic about that.
Guests of our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast feel compelled to walk hand in hand through the historic village. They find themselves wrapped arm in arm on the pristine beaches of neighboring Assateague Island, watching the sun set. They linger over morning coffee by the fountain in our private courtyard, and sip wine in the evening in their cozy rooms. We’re on island time here on Chincoteague; there’s no need to rush anything.
One of the most romantic spots on the island is table number 20 at AJ’s on the Creek; nestled in a corner, #20 encourages intimate conversation and eye-gazing. All of the food is good at AJ’s, but their Chincoteague Oysters in a light Champagne cream sauce is out of this world (and you know what they say about oysters). AJ’s on the Creek is just over a mile from our inn; walk or ride one of the cruiser bikes we have available for guests.
Don’t despair if you can’t make it to Paris this February (the weather there isn’t great then, anyway). Instead, plan a romantic getaway to our Chincoteague Island, Virginia Bed and Breakfast. Ask about our Spring Special when you make your reservations.
This Thanksgiving, relax on Chincoteague Island. Spend your time walking along deserted beaches, biking around the island, and lazing about at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast. Leave the cooking to us.
Bring the people you love. Share Thanksgiving with good friends and family, just as you would were you at home. Yet instead of burdening one of you with the stress of hosting, allow us to play the host. Leave the cooking to us.
Our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfasts are offering a Thanksgiving Special this year that includes three nights lodging in one of our Virginia inns, chocolate covered strawberries, bottomless bowls of snacks, and Thanksgiving Dinner for two (complete with a bottle of wine). The holiday feast will be served at the Island Manor House.
You don’t even need to spend time planning recreational activities. Allow our concierge service to plan them for you. We want you to relax. Really.
Thanksgiving is one of those delightful holidays that releases most people from work. Many businesses close early on Wednesday and stay closed on Friday. Christmas doesn’t even get that many days! This means Thanksgiving is an ideal time to travel.
We invite people to come down from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis. Come up from Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Come to Chincoteague Island to visit with friends and family who live here or to escape from friends or family who don’t live here. You can even come to our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast with friends and family. Since we operate two inns, we should have room for everyone.
Thanksgiving Package at the Island Manor House – $695.00:
- 3 nights accommodation
- gourmet breakfast each morning
- homemade snacks and nibbles available 24 hours a day
- concierge service
- bicycles to ride around the island
- a dozen chocolate covered strawberries in your room on arrival
- traditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner and bottle of wine for two, 4pm.
Call 1.800.852.1505 for more information or to book your room. Or visit the reservation page of our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast.