Beach Weddings

You'll find everything a bride wants in OC. 

wedding-photo.jpgAll the ingredients for a memorable wedding are right here. Starting with surf, sand and sun. And in Ocean City, Maryland, everything else is so close. Like restaurants, country clubs and hotels for the reception. (Many with stunning ocean or bayside views.) Florists, photographers and houses of worship. Whether you’re planning a small, intimate affair or a huge gathering, OC is the ideal setting. You won’t find a more famly friendly atmosphere.

From kids to parents to grandparents, there’s always something to do in O.C. Nothing says “fun” like “beach” and “boardwalk.” Whatever entertainment the guests and the wedding party are looking for, they’ll find it ASAP. Most of all, when that wonderful moment arrives, there’s no setting more romantic, no backdrop more spectacular than the crashing surf and the sparkling sands of OC’s beautiful beaches. So it’s no surprise that hundreds of couples choose Ocean City every year. Whatever you want, however creative you want to be, we’re ready to make it happen.


How to Be An OC Bride

Nowhere offers a more romantic setting – or more ways to celebrate your special day – than Ocean City, Maryland. So why not start your life together here? Every year, hundreds of couples choose to hold their weddings in the festive, romantic atmosphere only Ocean City can provide. We hope you’ll join them – and that your Ocean City, Maryland wedding, will be the beginning of a long and happy life together. 


APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE

Once you’ve decided on an Ocean City, Maryland, wedding, your first step is to apply for a Worcester County marriage license. Call the Clerk of Court Office at 410-632-5500 to find out what’s required, and what documents are needed.

ARRANGE A BEACH CEREMONY

If you want to arrange a beach ceremony, call the Ocean City Mayor’s Office at 410-289-8931. You’ll need to provide someone to officiate, since Ocean City doesn’t have a Justice of the Peace.


Real Wedding Stories

Everyone loves a good love story. So we'd love to hear yours: the meeting, the proposal, the preparations, and, of course, your wedding day here in Ocean City, Maryland. Photos are welcome, too. So tell the world!

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Colette & Matt Sharpley

Since Matt and I met in 2008, we have had some of our best times together while traveling. Of all the places we’ve been, our favorites have involved the ocean/beach. So of c...

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Colette & Matt Sharpley

Since Matt and I met in 2008, we have had some of our best times together while traveling. Of all the places we’ve been, our favorites have involved the ocean/beach. So of course when we started wedding planning, we couldn’t dream of anything more “us” than having a beach wedding! We found Rox Beach Weddings online and loved everything we saw! Planning was so easy, fun, and stress-free. Our big day came before we knew it! When I say that it was a dream come true, there is literally no other way to explain it. The feeling was so amazing as my dad walked me down the sand toward the man I was about to marry while the sun shone down and the waves crashed in on that beautiful September morning. Our pictures came out gorgeous and captured the essence of our wedding perfectly. All we kept saying afterwards was, “How could anyone NOT want to have a beach wedding??”

Kimberly & Joseph Johnson

I've always dreamed of a beach wedding and on May 15th 2014 Rox Beach Weddings made it happen. Shawn performed the most beautiful stress free sunrise wedding. His wife, Cassan...

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Kimberly & Joseph Johnson

I've always dreamed of a beach wedding and on May 15th 2014 Rox Beach Weddings made it happen. Shawn performed the most beautiful stress free sunrise wedding. His wife, Cassandra took the most clear and beautiful pics, and the video came out perfect. This was a wedding all of our family and friends say they will never forget. It was something different from the usual, and for everything we got, it was very inexpensive. I would recommend Shawn & Cassandra to anyone who is thinking about getting married at the beach.

Jessie Knutson & Chris Hoffman

Chris and I met in 2006 at a puppy training class... he was the Petsmart associate teaching, and my family made me attend. We discovered we were both going to the same college...

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Jessie Knutson & Chris Hoffman

Chris and I met in 2006 at a puppy training class... he was the Petsmart associate teaching, and my family made me attend. We discovered we were both going to the same college, and over the course of the 8 week class I managed to get up the nerve to ask him out to lunch. We hit it off and were inseparable ever since. Fast forward to our four year anniversary - we had plans to celebrate at the same restaurant we had our first date, and before we left for dinner he proposed! We decided on a beach wedding, barefoot in the sand, and we just had to have our dogs in the wedding. Our golden retriever was our ring bearer! Because of them, we decided on the Clarion hotel in Ocean City (they're pet-friendly!) and chose Sean Rox of Rox Enterprises for the actual ceremony and photographer. We had a very small group, and the after-dinner reception was two rounds of putt-putt at Old Pro Golf. Lisa Wilgus and the entire Clarion staff were just incredible, Sean Rox and their photographer Leesa were amazing, and the flowers from Ocean Greenery were breathtaking. All of our vendors went above and beyond to make sure we had everything just right, and it turned out to be an absolutely perfect day! We love Ocean City, and will always treasure our wedding there.

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Samantha Bartlett & Jacob Rexrode

My husband Jacob and I have been best friends since we were in diapers. He told me he loved me in 5th grade and continued to pursue me until I finally began dating him our sop...

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Samantha Bartlett & Jacob Rexrode

My husband Jacob and I have been best friends since we were in diapers. He told me he loved me in 5th grade and continued to pursue me until I finally began dating him our sophomore year in high school. We have been a happy couple ever since and in January 2011, he asked me to be his wife! We planned the wedding for July 2012 but then during Memorial Day weekend in 2011 we decided to get married August 1, 2011. I had already been in contact with Cassandra and Sean Rox (of Rox Enterprises) and they immediately switched our date and marked us on the calendar. Neither my husband, nor I had ever been to Ocean City so we had a lot of questions about locations, hotels, restaurants, etc. and Sean and Cassandra always responded to e-mails within hours and even met with Jacob and I in the comfort of their own home twice simply to talk through some wedding worries. They gave us important advice to get married early in the morning, and it was perfect. We got married in front of the sunrise and it made for beautiful pictures, nice weather, and cool sand on our barefoot feet. My husband and I came back home to West Virginia with wonderful memories and no regrets and Ocean City will now always hold a special place in our hearts. The Plim Plaza hotel staff was so friendly and helpful, along with the manager and waitresses at the Dough Roller (where my husband and I and our 45 guests ate breakfast after the wedding). Each of these people along with Sean and Cassandra made our wedding day truly a fairytale, to go right along with our story!

Heather & Tyrone Jackson

Tyrone and I met in middle school and dated we lost touch and met again at the end of high school and dated again. We have three beautiful children. We got engaged on christma...

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Heather & Tyrone Jackson

Tyrone and I met in middle school and dated we lost touch and met again at the end of high school and dated again. We have three beautiful children. We got engaged on christmas eve 2009. We got married and had our reception at the golden sands.It was beautiful. Everyone loved it.

Marie & Bob Aldrich

Bob and I met six years ago and just clicked. We both LOVE the beach, so we got engaged it was our natural choice to want a wedding on the beach. Bob has family in Ocean City...

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Marie & Bob Aldrich

Bob and I met six years ago and just clicked. We both LOVE the beach, so we got engaged it was our natural choice to want a wedding on the beach. Bob has family in Ocean City and his sister gave birth to twins girls a feww weeks prior to our wedding so it was convenient for her and our new nieces to attend. The weather was perfect! Living in Nj we wanted to choose someone to help us plan our wedding easily and completely. We chose Rox Enterprises to help us plan our special day. they made sure things ran smoothly and beautifully. Sean and Cassandra were a joy to work with!

Jessica Kelley & Dillion VanHounten

WE fell in love in high school, and stayed together through college. I never though she would marry me but she did and we are very happy. I proposed to her on graduation day a...

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Jessica Kelley & Dillion VanHounten

WE fell in love in high school, and stayed together through college. I never though she would marry me but she did and we are very happy. I proposed to her on graduation day at the University of Maryland, in front of thousands of people. Now we have i child name Daniel. He is 2 years old. He is such a beauty. We visited OC for our honeymoon and we loved it so we got married there. It was so beautiful. You guys are such an inspiration to us.

Laurie Jones & Bruce Williams

Bruce and I met summer of 2007 when i was white water rafting in the waters of Colorado and he was there as a instructor. We met after he was sent to the emergency room by hel...

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Laurie Jones & Bruce Williams

Bruce and I met summer of 2007 when i was white water rafting in the waters of Colorado and he was there as a instructor. We met after he was sent to the emergency room by helicopter due to almost drowning. The whole group went to visit him days later. It was not love at first site. I found him very cocky and annoying but as time progressed during the time of recovery. I am from the Easten Shore area and grew up going to Ocean City every summer for vacation. We loved the idea of an Ocean City wedding. We had a beautiful ceremony by the boardwalk the water quietly crashing on the shore was a beautiful background for our vows of love. Family and Friends were so pleased with our beach wedding. Shortly after i became pregnant with triplets and we decided once the babies are born we will renew our vows at the same location!

Denise Knepper & Jerry Pollatos

Jerry and I were married on the beach on Friday, August 8, 1997. This was the best day of my life. Since then, my beloved Jerry has passed away. Now, each year, when I return...

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Denise Knepper & Jerry Pollatos

Jerry and I were married on the beach on Friday, August 8, 1997. This was the best day of my life. Since then, my beloved Jerry has passed away. Now, each year, when I return to our beach, I have the very happy memories of our special day there.

Haley Schrider & Alexander Murphy

Me and Alex were high school sweethearts. I had been going to my Christian school my whole life and then he came in high school. At first I didn't fall into his charms but whe...

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Haley Schrider & Alexander Murphy

Me and Alex were high school sweethearts. I had been going to my Christian school my whole life and then he came in high school. At first I didn't fall into his charms but when he asked me out I decided to give him a chance. We quickly fell in love. He proposed to me on May 2, 2009. I said yes obviously. We both have always loved Ocean City and go there every summer so we decided to have a wedding by the beach. It was wonderful. I am now expecting my first child and I am looking forward to going to the beach with him every summer.

Krista Carney & William Havens

Me and my wife met online at christianmingle.com in Feb 08. My best friend lives in Ocean City so we visit there alot in the summer and winter so this was the perfect spot to...

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Krista Carney & William Havens

Me and my wife met online at christianmingle.com in Feb 08. My best friend lives in Ocean City so we visit there alot in the summer and winter so this was the perfect spot to get married and also this was our first place to go away together slept different places but still away. Both of us had been married before we both have children mine are 15(boy) and 7(girl) she has a 8 yr old (girl). She had the big wedding and I didn't none of my family was at my first wedding. So we decided to have a small wedding well that didn't happen 75 people later and a wedding party of 14 people it wasn't small. We got married on the beach at the Golden Sands awesome place!!! It started out cloudy but God parted the clouds and it turned out awesome!!! he had steel drums everyone wearing flip flops it was a dream wedding for us both. Then we went up to the 22nd floor in the Golden Sands Atrium with a view that beats any hall I have ever been in and we partied. I'm sooo blessed to have such a beautiful wife and three wonderful kids I'm proud to say they are my family!!! Thanks Eileen at Golden Sands for putting this wonderful party together for us!!!

Casey Wentz & Michael Guinn

Mike and I have been together for a little over 5 years before the big day. We discussed where we wanted to get married when that day came so when he proposed to me in April o...

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Casey Wentz & Michael Guinn

Mike and I have been together for a little over 5 years before the big day. We discussed where we wanted to get married when that day came so when he proposed to me in April of 2008 on vacation in Florida I immediatly knew that we would get married on the beach. We ended up having about 80 of our friends and faimily come to Ocean city for the big day. We arrived on Thursday to a very rainny ugly Ocean City. It rained so hard that there really was no beach due to the water levels being so high. It finally stopped raining Friday mid-day and by Saturday morning at 6am we were checking out the beach to make sure we could still get married in the sand as we had planned. The sun came up and stayed out just long enough for us to say "I Do", take our pictures and go inside to the reception hall before it started to get cloudy again. It turned out better than what i had pictured. If you are interested in any tips for planning here are my suggestion: Pictures: Seaside Photography Minister: Ocean City's Best Wedding Reception: The Carousel on 117th Street

Christina Folckemer & Jason Mccardell

My husband Jason and I knew each other A little over 10 years , when after years of friendship we decided to take our relationship to a new level and now here we are today as...

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Christina Folckemer & Jason Mccardell

My husband Jason and I knew each other A little over 10 years , when after years of friendship we decided to take our relationship to a new level and now here we are today as Husband and Wife. We got married on June 12, 2007 on the beach in Ocean City Maryland , right on the beach infront of Plim Plaza hotel" a great hotel" . We have been married for over 2 years now , and will never forget our wedding day . Getting married on the beach was really a very magical moment . We can't wait to get back to OC to enjoy the beach , that we built memories at.....

Sarah George

My husband and I took our 9-month old son with us to Ocean City when we celebrated our second anniversary. As usual, our son had awakened us at 4:00 AM, so we were walking alo...

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Sarah George

My husband and I took our 9-month old son with us to Ocean City when we celebrated our second anniversary. As usual, our son had awakened us at 4:00 AM, so we were walking along the boardwalk at sunrise when we saw something we'll never forget.

A couple was getting married right at the water's edge as the sun rose up from the ocean. The bride was wearing a knee-length white gown. Both she and her husband, who was wearing a tux, were barefoot.

The sight was so beautiful, we just stopped on the boardwalk and stared. Maybe it wasn't polite, but we couldn't help ourselves. We just stood there holding hands as the ceremony continued. At that moment, everything seemed right with the world.

It happened more than 10 years ago, but it still seems like yesterday.

Heather & Eric Fleisher

Our wedding was completely an Ocean City affair. We held our rehearsal dinner at the Bonfire on 70th Street. Our reception dinner was at Harrison's Harbor Watch. I arranged ev...

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Heather & Eric Fleisher

Our wedding was completely an Ocean City affair. We held our rehearsal dinner at the Bonfire on 70th Street. Our reception dinner was at Harrison's Harbor Watch. I arranged everything online, so I didn't even meet the minister until the day of the wedding! We only had about 20 guests. On our wedding day, my husband and I walked from our hotel to the Harbor Watch; me in my big white dress and he in his tux. Everywhere along the way, people stopped to congratulate us. It was my dream wedding at our favorite beach. After the ceremony, we walked back to the reception. We stopped at the arcade photo booths to take silly pictures of ourselves. Who else can say they have wedding pictures of themselves stuffed into a little photo booth? All those wonderful memories...

Aimee Dickerson & Lance Tieperman

My wife and I feel more at peace on the beach in Ocean City than anywhere else. I am the youngest of 4, my wife the youngest of 5, so our families had seen their share of larg...

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Aimee Dickerson & Lance Tieperman

My wife and I feel more at peace on the beach in Ocean City than anywhere else. I am the youngest of 4, my wife the youngest of 5, so our families had seen their share of large weddings. We decided to do a beach wedding, and planned on inviting a small list of family and friends. My wife's parents suffered major health setbacks around the time we planned on getting married, and my mother was confined to a wheelchair. So it seemed our plans were not meant to be. After delaying for 2 years, we decided to have the wedding with just the two of us, on the beach in front of the Hilton, in our barefeet just after sunrise. It is still the best day of my life, and always will be. We also just welcomed our son into the world this past June, and our first trip this summer is, of course, to Ocean City. It is our Home away from Home.

Serene & Justin Ward

I met my now husband at work and it was definitely love at first sight! We went on one date and were inseparable ever since. After being together for a year we found out I was...

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Serene & Justin Ward

I met my now husband at work and it was definitely love at first sight! We went on one date and were inseparable ever since. After being together for a year we found out I was pregnant! It was a huge surprise to the two of us. He finally proposed on Halloween night when I was about 6 months pregnant. We realized then we wanted to be married before the baby was born. We decided to plan the wedding as fast as possible. We both had always imagined getting married on the ocean. We decided that even though it was fall and we wouldn't have time to wait till the spring that we would still follow our dreams and get married on the ocean. Since we couldn't fly anywhere because I was too pregnant we knew doing it in Ocean City which is only 3 hours from our home would be the best idea. I had no idea where to start so I simply googled Ocean City MD weddings. Rox Enterprises came up as a wedding vendor to help make our wedding perfect. I called Mr. Sean Rox and briefly told him of our vision and he took care of everything. We honestly didn't have to do a thing except pretty much show up on our wedding day. Rox Enterprises set up the most beautiful spot for our wedding, provided the photography, music, and the minister. We ended up getting married at the end of November and they still did it outdoor. We lucked out with the weather and no one would even guess from the pictures that it was pretty much winter. In fact the winter wedding on the beach was amazing because the beach was basically secluded so it seemed like the whole beach was all for us and our wedding! It was the most amazing wedding and we hardly lifted a finger. Our immediate family and closest friends attended and they couldn't believe me pulled it altogether so quickly. We got married in less then a month after getting engaged. It was the most wonderful day of life.