Weddings are as unique as the couples planning them. And Kent County offers unlimited possibilities to provide a spectacular setting for you and your betrothed, as well as an array of activities, lodging, and dining for your friends and family. Want to get married on the water, beside the water, or even in the water? Want to say “I do” as a stunning summer sun melts into the horizon over the Chesapeake Bay, or beneath the sheltering arms of old-growth oak and maple trees glowing orange and gold on an autumn afternoon? Do you envision dancing the night away beneath the stars of the sweeping Eastern Shore sky, or under antique chandeliers in an historic estate?
One of the distinctive features of a Kent County wedding is the natural blend of the rustic and rural with the elegant and sophisticated. Your wedding photos can reflect the grace and memory of a historic home’s red-brick walls and wrought-iron gates, or the pastoral peacefulness of a dignified old barn and acres of sunflowers or lavender. Get married in a boat, in a church, in a field, in a garden, on the beach, or on a dock surrounded by sailboats and yachts – the choices are fantastic and fun.
Meanwhile, your friends and family, while awaiting the nuptials, can choose from the multitude of activities available throughout the county, from charter fishing to a trap and skeet shooting or waterfowl hunting, from a day-sail on the Chesapeake to an evening cruise on the Chester River, from a relaxing and rejuvenating day at the spa or salon to a tour of local history through the many museums, historic buildings and sites. Meanwhile the youngsters may want to go water-skiing, kayaking, or swimming at the beach, while others may choose to tour art galleries or quietly stroll the peaceful paths of one of the county’s nature preserves.
At the end of the day, lodging can be as intimate as a country bed and breakfast or as unique as a historic inn. Because Kent County is so small, your guests will be able to cover a lot of ground in their explorations while not missing a moment of your special day.