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Reception
$1,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Reception
$1,500 starting price

About

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. 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 75 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

Cuisine
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
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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Beach
Country/Golf Club
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of Bear Trap Dunes

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Google
4.3/5 572 reviews
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Krystina F. Sent on 09/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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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Heather B. Sent on 08/24/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Bear Trap is so AMAZING!!!

Bear Trap was absolutely amazing to work with. Chelsea was there to help us from day one. From first touring the venue, to food tasting, to meeting with us and answering our questions whenever we needed, she was AMAZING! Due to having our entire wedding outside, I was unable to be there to help set up the venue the day of the wedding, but Chelsea assured me she would handle everything, and she sure did! It was more amazing than I could have ever imagined and the entire staff was so great to work with. I cannot say enough about this great venue and staff!
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Lori Sent on 01/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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Awards

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Team

Alexis Cantrell
Alexis Cantrell
Event Coordinator

Thank you for choosing Bear Trap Dunes! My name is Alexis, I have been in the hospitality industry for 7 years and with the club for 4 years. Mother to two little boys, I enjoy reading books and solving jigsaw puzzles in my free time. A notable quality of mine is organization and a passion for planning. You'll find comfort in knowing you won't be left wondering how things will turn out. I look forward to providing you a memorable experience at Bear Trap Dunes!

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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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