Assateague State Park


A couple getting married at Assateague State Park

This park allows weddings and other special events on the beach in the day-use area however at this time adherence to all COVID-19 related group size restrictions and physical distancing guidance are required. Permits are not required, but guests are asked to contact the Park's headquarters at least a week in advance of the event as a courtesy to provide notification of an event.

  • All wedding/party guests must pay the standard day-use service charges. There are no pre-paid options and payments following the event cannot be accepted. 
  • Open flames on the beach are not permitted, including candles, luminarias, and tiki torches.
  • Chairs and small structures may be set up only if they do not require digging holes in the ground. You may erect temporary structures, such as archways, chairs or flower stands.
  • Other visitors and wildlife, including the horses, may be in the area during the event.
  • The park does not have pavilions available for receptions after the event.

Rackliffe House - Wedding and Event Venue​

Overlooking Assateague Island and scenic Sinepuxent Bay, the historic Rackliffe House provides a picturesque setting for tented weddings and events, a true nod to our Eastern Shore heritage. With a premier location and stunning views, Rackliffe House invites you to celebrate your most unforgettable day knowing every detail is tended to. From beach ceremonies at Assateague State Park to grand tented receptions, our in house planning team will create a true signature celebration.

The mission of the Rackliffe House Trust is to preserve and restore Rackliffe House and its grounds to their original 18th-century appearance and through artifacts and interpretation, to share stories of the Native, African, and European Americans who occupied this historic site. It is open to the public from May through October each year for tours, special events, and programs. As a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation, Rackliffe House Trust operates under a long-term lease with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Rackliffe House's entrance fees, event rental fees, and donations are critical in continuing the preservation, maintenance, and operation of this historic property.

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