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.
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:
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:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Lori · Married on 09/15/2018
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!Sent on 01/02/2019
Meghan · Married on 01/20/2018
I was married in January and our reception was at Bear Trap. Erin and the entire Bear Trap staff went ABOVE and BEYOND to make our wedding everything we dreamed of. Erin was easy to work with and was always available to talk, wedding related or not. She was willing to do anything and everything to help alleviate stress...including offering to help make my hotel gift bags. I always dreamed of a winter wedding and Erin made sure my rustic winter beach theme carried through the entire reception. Erin, and the entire Bear Trap staff even bent over backwards to ensure my favorite food was including on the wedding night...my night was capped off with the most epic hot dog bar you could ever imagine. Yes...odd request... but it just goes to show the team at Bear Trap will do anything to help make your wedding dreams come true. Not only was bear trap the perfect venue...the food was AMAZING. Craig helped customize our menu to exactly what we wanted and was extremely knowledgeable in regards to food. He was able to make suggestions based on what we liked and what fresh foods were in season (which was January in our case).Sent on 03/21/2018
Cannot say enough great things about Erin and the entire Bear Trap crew!
Mandy · Married on 05/06/2017
We can't even begin to thank everyone at Bear Trap Dunes enough for giving us the wedding weekend of our dreams. From the day we first took a tour and met Lindsay we knew it would be the perfect place for us! Erin was our wedding coordinator and she went above and beyond for us with every detail to make our day perfect! Going through the planning process seemed effortless, any idea we had they made it happen for us. The venue was beautiful in their newly renovated room. We chose to add the tent which was beautifully strung with lights and it connected to our reception room to make one big party! We had planned on having our ceremony outside at The Bear Trap Dunes however it did rain (for only the time of the ceremony) and the staff was amazing to help us move the ceremony into the tent! Our guests also stayed at many of the condo rentals in the community which made it feel like a weekend getaway! The scenery from the patio allowed us to have the most beautiful wedding photos! Everything was picture perfect! They also allowed us to have our golden retriever Sadie to be our flower girl and walk down the isle with everyone! Throughout this process everyone we came in contact with at The Bear Trap Dunes made us feel so welcome and seemed so genuinely excited for us! Erin- you are a blessing and we can't thank you enough! Thank you so much to the Staff at Bear Trap Dunes you truly made us feel like we were apart of the family there!Sent on 08/21/2017
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.