Premier Wedding Packages

Options for Your Special Day

weddings

  • Four-Hour Premium Bar
    • including a variety of beer, wine and spirits
  • Luxury Oceanfront Bridal Suite with Jacuzzi
  • Champagne Toast or Sparkling Cider Toast
  • Cocktail Hour with Passed & Stationary Hors d'Oeuvres
  • Floor-length Table Linens, your choice of ivory or white
  • Choice of Napkin Color to match your decor/theme
  • Mirror Tile with 4 Votive Candles
  • Dance Floor in Layout Designed for You
  • Professional Wait Staff and Bartenders
  • Swan Ballroom Rental fee

Cocktail Reception

YOUR COCKTAIL HOUR WILL INCLUDE:

Please Choose Two

  • FARMERS MARKET VEGETABLE DISPLAY
    • An Array of Fresh Garden Vegetables served with a Creamy Herb Dressing
  • FARMHOUSE CHEESE DISPLAY
    • Artisanal Local Cheeses Garnished with a Medley of Fresh Fruit, Sliced French Bread and Assorted Crackers
  • ANTIPASTI DISPLAY
  • PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES & CAPANÉS
    Please Choose Five From Hot and Cold
  • HOT
    • Scallops Wrapped with Bacon with Maple Glaze (GF)
    • Mini Crab Cakes with Cajun Remoulade
    • Chicken Fajitas with Sweet Chili Sauce
    • Crispy Shrimp Kataifi
    • Beef Teriyaki Kabobs with Scallions (GF)
    • Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab
  • COLD
    • Asparagus Wrapped with Prosciutto
    • Smoked Salmon with Boursin and Capers on Rye Toast
    • Bruschetta with Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
    • Rare Beef Tenderloin on a Garlic Crostini with Caramelized Onions, Horseradish Cream and Capers
    • Belgian Endive with Curried Chicken Salad
    • Rare Tuna Poke in Spoons (GF)

Cocktail Hour Enhancements

  • THE CARVING BOARD
    (Select Two)
    • Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Relish
    • Slow Roasted Beef with Natural Au Jus with Rosemary
    • Baked Virginia Ham with Basted with Molasses
    • Hickory Smoked Pork Loin with BBQ Dry Rub
    • Appropriate Condiments
    • Petite Rolls and Croissants
  • $18.95+ per person
    Add as your Second Selection
    • Garlic Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin
         Add $8.00+ per person
    • Additional $50 per Hour Charge for Chef Attendant

  • PASTA STATION
    Two Distinctly Different Pastas, choose Two Sauces:
    • Marinara, Alfredo, Vodka, Basil Pesto, and Puttanesca
    Toppings Include:
    • Shaved Parmesan, Asparagus Tips, Baby Mushrooms, Fennel Sausage, Artichokes, Kalamata Olives, Baby Shrimp and Sun Dried Tomatoes
    $13.50+ per person

  • MINI-SLIDER STATION
    (Select any Two)
    • Cheeseburgers
    • Pulled Pork
    • Caribbean Jerk Chicken,
    • BBQ Beef Brisket
    • Smoked Turkey Breast.
    Served with Appropriate Sauces, Old Bay BBQ Chips and Deli Pickles $14.50+ per person

  • RAW BAR
    • A wonderful array of Shrimp, Crab Claws, Oysters and Clams served with cocktail sauce and tartar sauce with sliced lemons and garnish beautifully displayed over ice.
    $15.95+ per person

  • MASHED POTATO MARTINI BAR
    • Idaho Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
    Includes a Variety of Bruschetta Toppings:
    • Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Sautéed Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Parmesan Cheese, Scallions, Sour Cream, Roasted Red Peppers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Marshmallows, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Butter
    $9.95+ per person

  • WARM AND HEARTY DIP STATION
    A Trio of Freshly Prepared Dips:
    • Buffalo Chicken
    • Maryland Crab
    • Spinach Artichoke
    Served with:
    • Tortilla Chips, Pita Crisps and Sliced Baguettes
    $ll.95+ per person

  • BRUSCHETTA STATION
    • Crostini's and Ciabatta
    Includes a Variety of Bruschetta Toppings:
    • Classic Fresh Tomato, Eggplant Caponata, Sundried Tomatoes and Feta, Roasted Mushroom and Asparagus, Olive Tapenade
    $11.50+ per person

Plated Meal Service

Your formal dinner service will begin with your choice of soup or salad followed by entrée selections. Our Chefs take great pride in, and are well known for, offering the finest and freshest for all your guests to enjoy.

  • SOUP OR SALAD
    Please choose one selection from the list below:

  • SOUP OFFERINGS:
    • Delaware Seafood Chowder
    • Chicken Corn Chowder (seasonal)
    • Crab Bisque
    • Roasted Tomato Bisque
    • Cream of Wild Mushroom

SALAD OFFERINGS:

  • SANDS HOUSE SALAD (GF)
    • Fresh Field Greens with Grape Tomatoes, Matchstick Carrots and Cucumbers served with a Balsamic Vinaigrette or Creamy Ranch Dressing
  • CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD
    • Crisp Romaine Lettuce Tossed with Caesar Dressing, Herb Croutons and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • MESCLUN GREENS SALAD (GF)
    • Fresh Mesclun Greens with Crumbled Gorgonzola, Candied Walnuts and Dried Cranberries served with a Champagne Vinaigrette
  • SPINACH SALAD (GF)
    • Crisp Spinach Leaves, Mushrooms, Red Onions, Chopped Egg, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Crumbles served with Honey Mustard Dressing

All prices are per person unless otherwise noted
All Food and Beverages is subject to a 21% Service Charge

ENTRÉÉ SELECTIONS

All Entrée Selections are served with Chef's Choice of Vegetable and Starch. Your Choice of Two:

  • CHICKEN MARSALA (GF)
    • Served with Wild Mushrooms and Sweet Marsala Wine
      $80+ per person
  • CHICKEN FRANCAISE (GF)
    • Breast of Chicken Sautéed Golden Brown and Served with a Lemon-Butter and Caper Sauce
      $80+ per person
  • TERIYAKI GRILLED SALMON
    • Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Fillet
      $88+ per person
  • GRILLED STEAKFISH (Seasonal)
    • Served with Charred Corn Relish
      $95+ per person

  • STUFFED SHRIMP
    • Crabmeat Stuffed Shrimp Broiled and Served with a Lobster Cream Sauce
      $85+ per person
  • BEEF TENDERLOIN (GF)
    • Filet Mignon Pepper Seared with a Bordelaise Demi-Glace
      $105+ per person
  • JUMBO LUMP CRABCAKES
    • Baked Lump Crab Cakes Served with a Chipotle Remoulade Sauce
      $95+ per person
  • SLICED NEW YORK STRIP
    • Three Pepper Au Poivre Brandy Reduction
      $91+ per person

Sands Duets Plates

ENTRÉE SELECTIONS

All Entrée Selections are served with Chefs Choice of Vegetable and Starch.

  • FILET AND CHICKEN
    • Petite Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce and Grilled Breast of Chicken with Mushroom Madeira Sauce
      $95+ per person
  • TERIYAKI FILET AND SCALLOPS
    • Petite Filet Mignon and Seared Day Boar Scallops with a Ginger Shiitake Compote
      $99+ per person
  • SIRLOIN AND GRILLED SHRIMP
    • Grilled Shrimp served a top a Char-Grilled Sirloin with a Roasted Garlic Demi-Glace
      $95+ per person
  • FILET AND CRAB CAKE
    • Petite Filet Mignon with a Peppercorn Demi-Glace and a Baked Lump Crab Cake with Red Pepper Aioli
      $105+ per person

ALL PLATED DINNER SELECTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Warm Rolls and Sweet Butter
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee and a Selection of Herbal Teas

All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. All Food and Beverage is subject to a 21% Service Charge

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Buffet Meal Service

When pleasing different palates is more important to you than having guests select meals weeks in advance, you can opt for our buffet meal service that offers a wide array of options.

SOUP OR SALAD

Please choose one selection from the list below

  • SOUP OFFERINGS:
    • Delaware Seafood Chowder
    • Maryland Crab Bisque
    • Tuscan White Bean
    • Vichyssoise, Chilled or Hot

SALAD OFFERINGS:

  • SANDS HOUSE SALAD
    • Fresh Field Greens with Grape Tomatoes, Matchstick Carrots and Cucumbers Served with a Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD
    • Crisp Romaine Lettuce Tossed with Caesar Dressing, Herb Croutons and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • MESCLUN GREENS SALAD
    • Fresh Mesclun Greens with Crumbled Gorgonzola, Candied Walnuts and Dried Cranberries Served with a Champagne Vinaigrette
  • SPINACH SALAD
    • Crisp Spinach Leaves, Mushrooms, Red Onions, Chopped Egg, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Crumbles Served with Honey Mustard Dressing
  • CAPRESE SALAD
    • Mozzarella, Beefsteak Tomatoes and Fresh Basil Drizzled with a Balsamic Glaze

  • All prices are per person unless otherwise noted.
    All Food and Beverage is subject to a 21% Service Charge

Buffet Entrées

$105+ per person

Your buffet will include your choice of vegetable and starch plus warm rolls and sweet butter, freshly brewed coffee and a selection of herbal teas.
Please choose three entrées from the options below:

  • BEEF
    • Chef Carved Prime Rib of Beef, Slow Cooked Rare and served Au Jus with Horseradish Cream
    • London Broil with a Bordelaise Sauce
  • POULTY & PORK
    • Chicken Marsala prepared with Cremini Mushrooms Sweet Marsala (GF)
    • Chicken Francaise Breast of Sautéed Golden Brown and served with a Lemon-Butter and Caper Sauce (GF)
    • Oven Roasted Pork Loin with Fines Herbs, Natural Jus, Garnished with an Apple-Pear Compote (GF)
    • Mediterranean Chicken with Artichokes, Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms, Kalamata Olives and a Lemon Caper Vinaigrette
  • SEAFOOD
    • Pan Seared Salmon with Italian Caponata (GF)
    • Seafood Medley of Shrimp, Scallops, Mussels and Clams served over Pasta

  • PASTA
    • Penne alla Vodka Tossed with Pine Nuts, Spinach, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
    • Vegetable Parmesan Lasagna layered with Ricotta Cheese and Fresh Herbs Topped with White Sauce and Mozzarella
  • CHOICE OF VEGETABLES AND STARCH
    • Wild Rice Pilaf
    • Garlic Smashed Potatoes
    • Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
    • Fingerling Potatoes
    • Medley of Fresh Vegetables
    • Fresh Asparagus Spears
    • Italian Green Beans with Garlic and Tomatoes

  • All prices are per person unless otherwise noted All Food and Beverage is subject to a 21 % Service Charge

Specialty Desserts

If you want to step away from tradition, offer your guests a memorable dessert in addition to your wedding cake. Choose one of these impressive and delicious desserts.

  • TABLESIDE DELIGHTS
    • Assorted Mini Pastries, Gourmet Cookies, Truffles and Fresh Fruit Artfully Displayed on Platters Placed on Each Table, Accompanied by Tableside Service or Freshly Brewed Coffee
    • $12+ per person
  • CASCADING CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN
    • Warm Dark Chocolate Flowing from an Elegant Fountain, Surrounded by Whole Strawberries, Fresh Pineapple, Marshmallows, Banana Skewers, Lady Fingers, Pound Cake, Mini Créme Puffs and Whipped Cream and Toasted Coconut for Dipping, Minimum of 50 People
    • $12+ per person
  • THE SANDS DESSERT EXTRAVAGANZA
    • Decadent Display of Assorted Pastries, Cakes, Petit Fours and Gourmet Cookies; Our Cascading Chocolate Fountain and International Coffee Station Featuring a Server Attended Display of Freshly Brewed Coffee with Assorted Cordials and Liqueurs for Your Guests to Enjoy! Minimum of 50 People
    • $24+ per person
  • EXPRESSO AND CAPPUCCINO STATION
    • Ghirardelli assortment of chocolates will be arranged as part of your Cappuccino and Expresso bar with cordials such as Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream, Brandy, Jameson Irish Whisky and Frangelico
    • $12+ per person

Wedding Beverage Plans

In addition to your Champagne Toast, a four-hour Premium Bar is included in our wedding package. Freshly brewed coffee, assorted herbal teas and ice water will also be available for your guests. We welcome your suggestion for a Signature Cocktail and you have the option to upgrade to our Platinum Bar Package.

  • DOMESTIC BEERS
    • Budweiser
    • Coors Light
    • Miller Light
    • Yuengling
    • Michelob Ultra
  • IMPORTED BEERS
    • Heineken
    • Blue Moon
    • Corona
    • Dog Fish 60 IPA
  • WINE
    • Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
    • Chardonnay and Savignon Blanc

  • PREMIUM BRANDS to name a few...
    • Absolut Vodka
    • Stoli Vodka
    • Deep Eddy Vodka
    • Tanqueray Gin
    • Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
    • Seagrams 7
    • Canadian Club Whiskey
    • Dewar's Scotch
    • Jim Beam Bourbon
    • Bacardi Rum
    • Malibu Coconut Rum
    • Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
    • Jose Cuervo Tequila
    • The bar will come complete with a variety of sodas, mixers, and garnish

  • Platinum Bar
    • Grey Goose Vodka
    • Kettle One Vodka
    • Tito's Vodka
    • Mount Gay Rum
    • Myers Dark Rum
    • Bombay Sapphire Gin
    • Hendricks Gin
    • Glenlivet Single Malt Whisky
    • Johnny Walker Black Whisky
    • Maker's Mark Bourbon
    • Knob Creek Bourbon
    • Chivas Regal Scotch
    • Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey
    • Jameson Irish Whiskey
    • Patron Tequila
    • Casamigos Tequila
    • Amaretto diSaronno

  • WHITE WINES priced per bottle
    • Chardonnay, Kendall Jackson $30+
    • Chardonnay Clos Du Bois $35+
    • Riesling, House $25+
    • Pinot Grigio, House $25+
  • BLUSH WINES
    • Pinot Noir Rosé, Sidewise $30+
  • RED WINES
    • Cabernet Sauv, Kendall Jackson $30+
    • Merlot, Kendall Jackson $30+
    • Merlot, Clos Du Bois $35+
    • Shiraz, House $25+
    • All prices are per person unless otherwise noted
      All Food and Beverage is subject to a 21% Service Charge

Additional Wedding Options

The Atlantic Sands is happy to host your wedding ceremony on site with the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop for your beach ceremony. You may also think of one of our lovely banquet spaces in conjunction with your reception.

BEACH CEREMONY CHAIR RENTAL

The Atlantic Sands will provide white vinyl padded chairs for ceremonies held on the beach in front of the property. Hotel staff will both set-up and pick-up chairs from the ceremony site.
$5 per chair ($300 ceremony fee minimum)

WEDDING ARCH

The Atlantic Sands Hotel will supply a beautiful white arch for your ceremony. It may be decorated by your florist, although minor restrictions as to how decorations are attached are required to preserve its beauty.
$75 rental fee

BLANC DE BLEU CHAMPAGNE TOAST

The perfect "something blue" for your wedding day. Family and friends can toast to your future love and happiness with this unique sparkling wine. The striking color combined with its remarkable dry, crisp taste will set your event apart from any other.

SPECIALTY LINEN OPTIONS

Included with your package are floor length white tablecloths and a napkin color of your choosing. You may also customize your table with a variety of linen upgrades.

CHAIR COVERS

Ballroom Chair covers are available in white, ivory or black as are a variety of colored sash options.
Ask for pricing per chair

FLORAL DECOR AND WEDDING CAKES

The Atlantic Sands does not provide floral decorations or wedding cakes. We welcome you to hire a florist and bakery of your choice. If you need referrals, our staff can certainly provide the names of those who have provided services to bridal parties here. Your wedding cake will be cut and served to your guests by hotel staff at no additional cost. Menu tastings are available periodically for functions of at least 100 guests, with a signed contract and a paid deposit.

Seaside Weddings

FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET

BEACH CEREMONY ● COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS ● PLATED DINNER RECEPTIONS SUNRISE BRUNCH RECEPTIONS ● BUFFET DINNER RECEPTIONS MORNING AFTER BRUNCH ● BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE PARTIES

Let Us Cater your Wedding, Reception or Next Event

Contact Us Prefer to Call? 302-227-2511