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   Gilda and Gianmarco Martuscelli have transformed the Chesapeake Inn into one of the premier waterfront dining locations on the eastern shore in Chesapeake City Maryland. For over 27 years, it has become the place for everyone. If you are looking for a dreamy waterfront wedding under the stars, the Ballroom with its one of a kind fiber optic ceiling is a must see. If it's a private event for a birthday, shower or graduation, the dining room has a number of different dining spaces overlooking the water that fit the bill. 

  The lower level Deck boasts a great casual pub fare menu with brick oven pizzas, sushi, handheld sandwiches and a number of shareable appetizers. This area is considered the hot spot in the area for its live entertainment 7 days a week in season. 

  The Dining Room is the place to go for that special occasion dinner. It has a number of private event spaces as well as great views overlooking the water. The menu consists of hand cut steaks, fresh seafood and pastas. 

  Lasty, the Marina has 60 slips for boats to pull right up next to the Deck and stay for quick bite or overnight. The marina has accommodations for boaters to spend a few days or weeks on site. Shower and restroom facilities are state of the art and available 24/7. 

  So when you can't decide, the Chesapeake Inn is the answer for all your needs in the tri-state area. 

Main Dining Room

  Our dinner menu is available in our Dining Room 7 days a week on the second level of our restaurant. The Terrace is a popular spot during the warmer months overlooking the water connected to the bar area of the dining room. Reservations are available for any size party and can be made through OpenTable. The Dining Room is perfect for celebrating that special night out with friends. The menu focuses on fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, sushi and pasta.

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Weddings | Private Events

Rated as a top eastern shore wedding destination since on Wedding Wire since 2007!

Welcome to the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina, your premier waterfront wedding destination. Nestled along the picturesque C&D Canal, our exquisite venue offers breathtaking views of the Back Creek Basin, creating a truly romantic setting for your special day.

Imagine exchanging vows overlooking the water as your backdrop, followed by a stunning reception in Ballroom and amazing cocktail hour on our spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the waterfront. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring every detail of your celebration is flawless, from personalized decor to gourmet cuisine crafted by our renowned chefs.

At the Chesapeake Inn, we understand the importance of creating unforgettable memories, and our waterfront location provides the perfect canvas for your dream wedding. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand affair, our flexible event spaces can accommodate your unique vision.

Contact us today to schedule a tour and discover why the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina is the ideal choice for couples seeking a captivating waterfront wedding venue that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

If you need a location for a smaller private event, we have a number of different waterfront dining options.

Our Anna and Veranda Rooms offer the best options for a nice sitdown or buffet event of 50 guests or less. 

Our outdoor Terrace holds 35-45 guests. It can be a covered space or open air because of its retractable awning for when you and your guests would like to spend time under the stars. This area is versatile because it connects to the Veranda Room and both rooms can be combined to host an event in the 70-90 head count. 

Lastly our casual Deck area has an array of different areas that are semi private and can be used for a special event as well. The Porch an addition we added during covid can be made private for up to 50 guests. 

Our banquet team can customize any package to fit your needs. We have station, buffet, sit-down, and cocktail menus for you to incorporate into your event. 

Check out our different areas under our Private Parties tab.

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The Deck

The Deck is the spot for those looking to celebrate and enjoy the waterfront sights with live music and great food. The Tiki Bar and Deck are perfect for people watching and checking out all the beautiful boats that frequent our marina every day. The menu is casual but fun with brick oven pizzas, sushi, handheld sandwiches, great salads and finger foods.

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Live Music

The Deck has live bands 7 days a week in season. During the week you can hear some great duos & trios playing some of today's best hits. On Friday and Saturday nights break out your dance shoes as we host some of best live bands in the area.

Live Music Calendar


Our marina is positioned where you are always part of the action. We have 3 piers (A, B, C) dedicated to daily transient boats coming and going. Don't worry if we are full, hail our dockmaster and our complimentary water taxi will come and pick you up. We also have seasonal slips available for long-term stays on pier D & E. In all we have about 60 slips for boaters equipped with a newly renovated restroom and shower facility for overnight stays.

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