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Bear Trap Dunes

Ocean View, Delaware View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
11 reviews
Up to 150 guests


Up to 150 guests

Bear Trap Dunes is a premier wedding venue located in Ocean View, Delaware. This venue places you and your guests right on the Eastern Shore. That means that you will be able to be near both the Delaware beaches and Maryland beaches. As you exchange your vows, you will be surrounded by scenic and natural views. Additionally, because the venue is on a golf course, couples and guests will get to enjoy those classic scenic course views as well. Regardless of what part of your wedding you are planning--from your bridal shower to reception--you will find the perfect elegant spot at Bear Trap Dunes.

Facilities and Capacity
The clubhouse, restaurant, and banquet room at Bear Trap Dunes have all been completely renovated and remodeled. The clubhouse is quite the dramatic site with its floor-to-ceiling windows. All of the spaces feature a chic style. While the indoor sites are awe-inspiring, you will also find the outdoor site options simply stunning. The property is always carefully maintained and manicured, allowing you to have a stunning ceremony or reception backdrop outdoors. There are lawn sites where you can erect a tent. These landscaped areas are even available to be used as your wedding photograph backdrops. Couples are able to enjoy celebrating their big day with up to 160 of their friends and family at this venue.

Services Offered
To help make your wedding planning process easier, you can select one of the all-inclusive package options which are available. These packages take the stress out of planning your wedding because they handle many of your needs. Couples are also able to have the staff help with event rentals. Also, couples can add the finishing touches to their wedding with:

  • Altar/arches
  • Dance floor
  • Tables
  • Tent accessories
  • Tents

The Bear Trap Dunes also offers couples the opportunity to have their wedding-day meals prepared by the in-house catering team. The team is able to prepare the following for couples and guests:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Frequently Asked Questions

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Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

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Describe your venue:

Country/Golf Club

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Rentals

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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    Krystina F. Married on 10/01/2020
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    Chelsea + The Bear Trap Dunes are a wedding gift in themselves

    I don't even know where to begin. WOW. Chelsea instantly felt like a friend, personalizing every exchange and showing genuine interest in our happiness. We still talk and its 10 months later. I was in town for something else and unexpectedly discovered the venue. I requested to visit and less than 24 hours later there was a "Welcome Krystina" sign ...where else do you see that responsiveness, care, and effort on details. In that moment I knew this was going to be our venue! Chelsea kept in constant communication, and since we lived three hours away, provided us with a list of trusted vendors.
    We got married during a pandemic and I never once had to ask for status updates, Chelsea was always one step ahead. When there was concern over the limits of attendees and an additional tent was suggested, I expressed concern over the increase in cost and she worked with us to problem solve. "This is what I'm here for, we will make it work"...the words of an angel. The whole staff was friendly, the site is BEAUTIFUL! The men enjoyed reduced rate golfing on an exceptional course. Chelsea was 8 months pregnant and still a ROCK STAR. Everyone raved about the food, the set up, and the sunset. I'm so thankful we "stumbled" upon the Bear Trap Dunes for our happily ever after.
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    Lori Married on 09/15/2018
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    Beautiful venue with an amazing staff!

    My husband and I chose Bear Trap as our venue for our wedding on 9/15/18, and we couldn't be happier with our decision! The primary issue we were having in our venue search was getting responses when we had questions. This was not the case with Bear Trap Dunes. Erin, Chelsea, and Craig were all very responsive to any email or phone call and assured that all of our needs were met. I can't say enough about them and their willingness to be so flexible, even with a hurricane in the forecast that looked as though it was going to hit the day of. Chelsea made sure that we were on the same page so that even if it did hit (luckily it went south), we had the plan down and I had full trust that things would go smoothly. The food was amazingly prepared by Jessie and his staff. He was very flexible in allowing us to create the menu we pictured and it all turned out PERFECTLY. The staff was very accommodating and so helpful. We still to this day get compliments on how well everyone was treated. The clubhouse and course are absolutely beautiful and made for amazing pictures! Everyone especially loved the outside area with the firepits looking out on the course. If you are in search of the perfect venue with an amazing staff and coordinators, look no further!


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Dana Marie Photography Dana Marie Photography Wedding Photographers

Bear Trap Dunes is becoming one of my favorite golf courses to photograph at. Erin is a delight to work with and the venue itself is very picturesque.

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