Once the two of you have decided to walk hand in hand through life, put the details of your wedding in the capable and caring hands of the staff at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina in Solomons.
Locally owned and operated, the Holiday Inn is set on nine waterfront acres along the picturesque and secluded Back Creek that leads into the Patuxent River and then on to the sparkling waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
Shannon Schulze, Holiday Inn’s Sales and Catering Manager, says that wedding packages are crafted to meet your budget and include a tasting from two entrees (from the utterly delicious creations by Chef Joe Hall who’s been with the Holiday Inn for more than 16 years) from their wedding package menu, a bridal-ready room for pre-wedding preparations, an ice sculpture, cake cutting services, a champagne toast for the head table, and complimentary dinner for two on your first anniversary. Whether your wedding will be small or large, everything—room set-up, linens (choice of napkin colors to match your theme), china, flatware, and glasses—is included when you have your personally designed function with them.
Jeff Shepherd, Holiday Inn’s General Manager, says if your guests are from out of town, The Holiday Inn can provide plenty of local maps and brochures in a welcome package to help them explore their hometown of Solomons Island.
Jeff says there are several locations on the property to exchange your vows, from their ballroom that can hold 300 people, the courtyard fountain, a morning ceremony for up to 125 guests on the Afterdeck overlooking the scenic Back Creek, or at the marina. “We can provide the ultimate setting that makes your wedding day truly memorable. And, you can rest easy, knowing that all functions are here in one place.”
Couples who choose to be married at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Solomons can be transported, along with their bridal party, by boat to the Holiday Inn for the reception.
The Holiday Inn’s annual March Southern Maryland Bridal Showcase, the oldest and largest in Southern Calvert County, presents dozens of specially-selected vendors so you can talk to a florist, interview a DJ, check a photographer’s portfolio, find the ideal invitations, be inspired by a decorator, watch the strolling fashion show by Today’s Bride and Formal Wear, and enjoy food and cake tastings so you can select your preferred vendors that will make sure your day will be flawless and unforgettable.
“You can be assured that our entire talented and thoughtful team, from our sales team, to our experienced catering service team, we have only one aim—that you and your wedding are as perfect as can be. Tell us how you envision your day and we will do everything possible to make sure your desires are satisfied,” said Jeff. “We can help orchestrate everything from the first moment with a rehearsal dinner with our delicious food from our professionally trained and creative chef and his team to the concluding toss of the bride’s garter and floral bouquet. Many of our team members are natives of the area, so we know everyone who can help make your day a treasured memory.”
Included on their lovely and tranquil setting is a junior Olympic size outdoor swimming pool, dual tennis courts, and a fitness center with wet/dry sauna, so you never have to leave the property. Should your weekend guests want something else to do, you’re within minutes of a variety of activities including golf, unmatchable fishing, superb boating, historic sites, the Calvert Marine Museum, boutique shopping, strolling along the riverwalk, or just chatting with some of the friendliest people on earth. Wander a little farther and you can visit Annmarie Gardens, Historic St. Mary’s City, and Calvert Cliffs State Park.
Jeff mentions that as old, established, and traditional as Solomons and Calvert County are, you can be assured they are tuned in to today’s trends. “We’re delighted to offer a beer, wine, and soda bar if you prefer that to an open bar. Our Saturday brunch reception throws a twist into the affair that is greeted with oohs, aahs, and yum, when your guests smell the aromas of waffles, maple syrup, and crisp bacon.”
While we at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina are able to take care of a wedding with as little as a month’s notice, most weddings are booked about a year in advance.
“We’ll be pleased and honored to help you plan your wedding and make it the most enchanting time of your life,” said Jeff.
Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, 155 Holiday Drive, Solomons, MD 20688
For more information, call 410-326-6311 or visit www.hisolomons.com.