Where do I start?

Yes, we hold weddings at our hotel from the beginning of September to the end of May.

Is there a dedicated wedding planner on site? Can they be reached by email?

We have very talented event coordinators at the Carousel Oceanfront Hotel & Condominiums. You can reach them via the Group Sales Line: 1-800-233-1228.

There is no fee for the help of our event coordinator(s). A specialist will be with you to assist prior to and on your special day. They will be present throughout the entire experience to answer any question you may have regarding your big day!

Weddings should be reserved at least three months in advance but one year is preferable if you have exact dates in mind.

Please call the Carousel Group Sales office at anytime or fill out the Request for Proposal Form. Once we receive your information we can check the dates and will be happy to confirm availability. The wedding will be considered confirmed only when you receive and sign a written letter of agreement and submit the required deposit.

We want our brides to experience the best service that we have to offer. Due to the volume of business we expect during the prime Summer months, we do not host weddings between mid-June to mid-August.

Ceremony and Reception Locations

Our beautifully landscaped Oceanfront Lawn and Patio create a lovely backdrop for your ceremony, during certain times of the year. While we wish to assist you in all aspects of your big day, we unfortunately, do not own the beach in front of our hotel. Therefore, for weddings directly on the beach, you would be responsible for all setup and breakdown. Although the beach is the most admirable location for the ceremony, we strongly advise renting a rain-back up room/rehearsal room for any unforeseen inclement weather changes. As for indoor reception locations, we have the Maryland/Virginia Room, the Pennsylvania Room, the Washington Room, the Delaware Room and condos with expanded living space.

How many people can each Banquet Room/Venue accommodate for my reception?

  • Maryland/Virginia Room = 150
  • Pennsylvania Room = 200
  • Washington Room = 40
  • Delaware Room = 80

Please view the Hotel Layout document to get an idea of what you can expect.

We would be happy to send you customized photos of each location at your request. Please also view our Photo Gallery to see the many other events we have hosted in each of our banquet rooms.

The wedding ceremony can be moved indoors as long as a rain-back up room was previously contracted. Without a back up room contracted we may NOT have one available on the day of your wedding.

Weddings can occur at any time of day but most couples choose a ceremony around 5 p.m. with a reception immediately following.

We do not own the beach in front of our hotel but we do have recommendations about who to work with for this portion of your day. Both companies specialize in wedding ceremonies and will help make your day more magical.

Cost of a Destination Wedding at the Carousel Hotel

Wedding Details & Decor

You will have to make arrangements on your own with whomever you wish to perform your ceremony.

How long is the ceremony and reception?

We typically allocate thirty minutes for your ceremony. A four-hour reception is most common, but every wedding is unique and these terms can be discussed with an event coordinator.

Yes, a dance floor is available for a $150.00 flat fee.

Your event coordinator will contact you to begin the planning process three months prior to the wedding date.

All receptions are unique and customizable. If offering a plated entrée rather than buffet we limit your selection to three entrées plus a vegetarian selection.

Your guaranteed guest count is due two weeks prior to your wedding. Once this number is reported to us, the number of guests may be increased up to 10% until 72 hours prior to the event but cannot decrease in terms of liability for payment.

We have standard centerpieces and decorations on site, but are happy to accommodate any request as best as we can or you can provide your own.

We provide white and ivory linens and chair covers. Specialty linens may also be arranged.

The music and entertainment portion of your wedding is to be contracted on your own.

There is a $75 bartender fee for the first two hours of the event, and $30 for every additional hour or portion thereof (two hour minimum)

We do not have a bakery on site. Therefore, you will need to contract separately for the wedding cake. It is the only outside food or beverage permitted in the reception.

Our dinner entrée prices include a dessert course. If you replace the dessert course with your wedding cake, we can discuss altering your costs. If you choose to maintain the dessert course, and additional $1.50 per guest will apply. Our cake cutting fee is included in your rental fee.

Miscellaneous Questions

We have many different room types at our hotel from Ocean Front rooms to 3 Bedroom Condos. You’re sure to find a romantic place for you to spend your special weekend!

Who will be in charge the day of my event?

Our talented Food and Beverage Team along with your Banquet & Catering Manager will keep your event organized the day of and will remain on-site throughout the duration.

With respect to our other guests, your wedding entertainment (band or DJ) must conclude by 11:00 p.m.

We have a four level parking garage that can hold over 1,000 cars. We have plenty of FREE parking for you and your guests.