It’s quite ironic that one of Southern Living’s “Four Favorite Romantic Getaways" was once a school that forbade schoolyard flirtations. Yet today, our grounds feature some of the most lavish and romantic weddings.
If you’re planning on tying the knot at a Chesapeake Bay wedding venue, let us fulfill your dreams with a truly magical experience. With gorgeous English gardens, 19 fabulous guest rooms, our highly praised manager, our own exclusive floral designer, and officiant on staff, Hope and Glory Inn is the perfect place.
Small to large and beautifully simple to extravagantly elegant, leave everything to us. We host no more than five Chesapeake Bay weddings per year to allow us to truly focus on a select few and ensure that they are exact reflections of the bride and grooms’ desires. We can host rehearsal dinners and receptions for up to 75 guests, though additional guests may be considered depending upon reception type.
Our vineyard, The Dog and Oyster, is yet another romantic option and is our large wedding venue with an unlimited capacity.
We have a total of 19 rooms found in six schoolhouse rooms, six garden cottages, and two vineyard tents. If you are expecting 50 guests or more on a weekend, we require that our 12 schoolhouse property accommodations, the schoolhouse rooms and garden cottages, be used for two nights. This gives you and your guests the exclusive use of the property for the weekend.
Amanda & Jeff
"With your help and orchestration, our wedding was even more than we dreamed it could be. The entire event was seamless and perfectly planned; the flowers were elegant and gorgeous and enhanced the already magical surroundings. Thank you for making our entire experience so enjoyable."
"Well, I have been on cloud 9 since the wedding. Not only did I enjoy it immensely -- everything was perfect -- but everyone keeps telling me how fantastic it was, especially the food. They were honestly the best crabcakes I've ever eaten in my entire life. I know you have added to your already enormous fan club. I think everyone is planning a trip back to Irvington, including the groom's mother. Thank you for everything."
Ron & Angel
"Thank you for all your love and support on our wedding day! We re so blessed to have discovered a bit of heaven on earth. See you next year on our first anniversary."
Blair & Cathleen
"Words cannot describe the magical wedding that you all created for us. After all of our bouncing between wedding vendors, we finally found our home and our family at this wonderful place. You really made all of our dreams a reality. And, we weren't the only ones that took notice - I cannot tell you how many guests said that this was the best wedding that they have ever been to! And, many of them are planning to come back! The combination of wonderful staff and beautiful surroundings is unparalleled and took our event to a new level. The food, the flowers, the atmosphere...we will truly remember this day forever."
Andrea & Corey
"We were able to experience the wedding of our dreams in a true romantic and beautiful atmosphere. Thanks to your inn, your vision and your personal warmth! Our day and our time here has exceeded our high expectations. We look forward to visiting as often as possible!"