Greta & Don of Springfield, Ohio with the Assateague Wild Ponies
Brittany & Casey of Pleasant Hill, Missouri on at Assateague State Park
Assateague Island is a 37 mile Island that encompasses Maryland and Virginia. We offer Beach Wedding services to the Northern tip of the Maryland side.
The Maryland side is divided into two areas: “The Federal” side (known as the National Seashore) and the “Maryland State Park” side. Beach Weddings are permitted on the State Park Side. To reach Assateague State park, you will need to follow Route 611 until it becomes the Verrazano Bridge. Once you cross the Verrazano Bridge, proceed about a mile until the road dead ends at a roundabout. Make the last right turn before the curve. There will be a small entrance gate that is usually manned from 9-5. Once inside the Maryland State park, you will notice a single structure that houses bathrooms, changing areas and a lifeguard station. There is a wooden pathway to the right of this structure.
Walk along the path to the fence at the crest of the hill. On the other side of the dune is where the beach ceremony usually occurs.
The entrance fee to the state side is $6 per person. The state side does not require a permit but asks that you notify them at least a week prior to the wedding.
Cell phone reception on Assateague Island is poor and wedding guests unfamiliar with the island may get lost. Please allow at least forty minutes by car from downtown OC.
Occasionally you may encounter a wild pony on the beach. In the decade we’ve been servicing Assateague Island weddings, it has happened a few times, but is a rare treat!
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