The Bavarian Inn is a charming bed and breakfast offering premier wedding event spaces in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. At this venue, the entire atmosphere is filled with European elegance thanks to its authentic Bavarian cuisine and stunning architecture. Owned by the Asam family, who is committed to offering unbeatable hospitality, this delightful venue offers excellence in both atmosphere and service. Whether you imagine an indoor or outdoor wedding day experience, look no further than The Bavarian Inn!
Facilities and Capacity
With five main event spaces available, The Bavarian Inn has a maximum capacity for up to 200 guests. This alpine style inn overlooks the Potomac River, offering scenic views to each and every person that visits. For an outdoor ceremony overlooking the water below, you’ll love either the Gazebo space or the Upper Deck. Once you and your spouse have said “I do”, host your guests for an unforgettable evening of dining and dancing in the Potomac Room, with space for up to 125 guests with a dance floor. For smaller gatherings, utilize either the Terrace Room or the Brew Pub, hosting anywhere from 50-60 guests with space to dance the night away. The Patio, located just steps from the venue’s stunning garden, is also available for a cocktail hour or an outdoor reception space.
The team at The Bavarian Inn is passionate about any opportunity to bring a couple’s wedding day vision to life. Whether you imagine a specialized theme for your day, extravagant florals or a full, live band, their team is committed to bringing your dream to life. A team of coordinators will guide you throughout your wedding planning process and the day itself to ensure that things run smoothly every step of the way. Their services include:
One of the things that The Bavarian Inn is most known for is its award-winning cuisine. Chef Wolfgang is a German native who specializes in making delicious German and American inspired dishes. Because every guest’s tastes and dietary restrictions are different, Chef Wolfgang and his team arrange custom menus for each and every event they cater.
The Bavarian Inn has a variety of rooms and suites for your friends and family to enjoy, each decorated with antique furnishings and modern touches. Your guests will feel like royalty as they retreat back to one of The Bavarian Inn’s suites, complete with a double sized Jacuzzi bathtub. Inquire about this exquisite inn today to begin reserving rooms for your wedding date!
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Jennifer · Married on 07/21/2018
As Mother of the Bride, nothing gives me greater pleasure than to share our experience. From the initial site visit to the wedding and reception, we were treated like royalty. There are not enough superlatives, adjectives, and adverbs to adequately express how wonderful The Bavarian Inn is. From Ms. Brenda Morrison, our fabulous event planner, to the gracious and accommodating wait staff, to the always-smiling front desk team, to the unsung heroes in the kitchen, and to the fine folks in housekeeping, every single desire was fulfilled! Even those details we never thought of were taken care of. The only player not onboard was Mother Nature. But, the exemplary staff made sure that the deluge we experienced was simply a minor inconvenience for the bridal party and all our guests. The outdoor ceremony was efficiently moved indoors and the wedding went off without a hitch. The food! Oh my goodness, the food! Our family, friends, and neighbors are still raving about how scrumptious everything was! From the hors d'oeuvres, to the entrees, to the late night snacks, our every culinary desire was met! As you can tell, I am one happy momma! Please give The Bavarian Inn every consideration when planning your special day. They truly make dreams come true!
Abby · Married on 12/28/2017
Kaitlyn and her team made our Christmas wedding run perfectly smoothly and allowed us to relax and enjoy! We had to change head count, schedule, etc numerous times due to crazy life stuff, but the staff at the Bavarian was extremely flexible and nice about accommodating even last minute changes. We and our guests stayed for several days and had an amazing experience!
Erin · Married on 10/07/2017
The Bavarian Inn says it best - "The only thing we overlook is the Potomac." We decided to have our wedding at the Bavarian Inn after celebrating our engagement there and falling in love with not just the food, but also with the European ambiance. It was the perfect location with the perfect backdrop. Plus it provided us with one stop shopping so to speak, where everything from the ceremony to the reception to the accommodations would all be in one location. This made it easier not just on us, but on our guests as well. From the start, Brenda was amazing to work with. She was extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and always in communication of any changes. If there was a problem, she made sure to take care of it. She took so much of the stress out of planning a wedding and ensured me that every thing down to the tiniest detail would be taken care of. And it absolutely was. She assisted in many aspects of the planning by providing me with suggestions for both on and off site needs. She gave me a list of recommended vendors, which is how we found our photographer and bakery, both of which we were thrilled with. The entire process was just seamless. And the entire staff was professional, courteous, and accommodating to all of the needs of the wedding party and guests. The food and service is impeccable and we received numerous compliments from our guests on both. We could not have asked for a more perfect place to get married.