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Say "I Do" in Ocean City


With beautiful views, delicious food and endless planning options, it’s no wonder Ocean City is the first choice for many couples planning a destination wedding. Read on to learn why you’ll fall in love with all that OCMD has to offer in making your wedding experience seamless!

Getting Engaged in OCMD

With beautiful views, delicious food and endless planning options, it’s no wonder Ocean City is the first choice for many couples planning a destination wedding. Read on to learn why you’ll fall in love with all that OCMD has to offer in making your wedding experience seamless!

Getting Engaged in OCMD

If you’re thinking about asking that special someone to spend the rest of your lives together, you’ve come to the right place. Though we can’t plan out your entire proposal, here are some romantic settings where you can pop the question:

- The Pier at Northside Park

- The Pier at the Inlet

- Sunset Park

- Assateague Seashore

- Among the displays at Winterfest of Lights

- The Dock behind the Convention Center

- Rackliffe Plantation House

- Along the Bay at Sunset

- On the Beach at Sunrise

Pre-Wedding Festivities

Let the pre-wedding festivities begin in Ocean City! It’s the perfect place to celebrate your bachelorette or bachelor party with your friends. Whether you want to gather for a booze cruise on the bay, have a girl’s day at the spa, take a tour or just relax, you can find it all here.

Here are a few of our suggestions to fill up your weekend itinerary:

- Sail Alyosha

- OC Swim Call

- Tiki Boat

- OC Bay Hopper

- The Angler

- Creative Day Spa

- Foodie Tour

- Seacrets Distillery Tour

Planning an OCMD Wedding

During your wedding planning process, there are a few details you’ll need to arrange in advance:

- Make your ceremony official by obtaining a marriage license from the Worcester County Circuit Court in Snow Hill, MD. Call 410-632-5500 for assistance.

- If you’re planning to arrange a beach ceremony, call the Ocean City Mayor's Office at 410-289-8931 or complete the Town of Ocean City’s form here.

-You’ll need to provide your own officiant since Ocean City doesn’t have a Justice of the Peace.

- If one of your guests needs assistance getting across the sand for your beach ceremony, Ocean City offers complimentary beach wheelchairs. Borrowed beach wheelchairs are allowed for use for three consecutive days in a row and you must also be able to load the non-collapsible chair into your SUV or truck. The chairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so call ahead as soon as you’ve locked in your date or check with your accommodations to see if they have any! You can also checkout Sandhelper who offers electric beach wheelchairs that can cruise across the sand.

Vendors, Venues, + Accommodations

One of the largest parts of wedding planning is selecting your vendors, venues, and accommodations. Luckily, Ocean City has a few bridal events each year where you can meet face-to-face with a variety of vendors face-to-face in one setting to make your planning process seamless, cost-effective and efficient:

- Bridal Show at Lighthouse Sound

- Ocean City Bridal Show

Vendors

If you have a favorite restaurant in OCMD, try contacting them to see if they’d host your wedding reception or cater at a different location! You can visit https://ococean.com/eat and use the easy filter to find catering options. Some options include:

- Harrison’s Harbor Watch

- Seacrets

- Pit & Pub

- BJ’s

- Nick’s House of Ribs

Treat your guests with a wedding dessert from a local staple. Your wedding is sure to be sweeter with creamy fudge, buttery popcorn, saltwater taffy or any other treat from Dolle’s, who has been manufacturing candies since 1910!

Wedding Planners

Wedding planning can get quite hectic, especially when coordinating a destination wedding. Take a load off, save yourself some time, and let the professionals do the heavy lifting! Start planning your unforgettable day with one of these Ocean City wedding coordinators:

- Alison to the Alter

- Rox Beach Weddings

- Barefoot Beach Bride

Venues & Accommodations

The atmosphere and ambiance of your wedding day couldn’t be more important! Ocean City offers spectacular views, whether you’re celebrating oceanside or by the bay. There are so many different venue options, it might even be hard to choose! Whether you pick one of our fabulous hotels, charming restaurants, churches, golf courses or stick to the beach, you’re sure to be pleased with your view. Here are a few of our picks:

- Princess Bayside

- Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel

- The Links at Lighthouse Sound

Honeymooning in Ocean City

Keep the party going by spending your honeymoon at the beach! For suggestions on planning your romantic getaway, click here.

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