Premier Wedding Receptions

  • Including Private Bridal Suite
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lavish Vegetable & Cheese Display
  • Champagne Toast

  • Elegantly Served Plated or Buffet Dinner
  • Floor Length White Table Linens and Napkins
  • Four Votive Candles per Table

  • Ballroom
  • Dance Floor Rental
  • Four (4) hour open standard bar
  • Bartender Fees Included in Package

Plated Dinner Wedding

Passed Hors d'oeuvres & Canapés

Please Choose Four from Hot and Cold

HOT

  • Scallops Wrapped with Bacon with a Maple Glaze
  • Mini Crab Cakes with Cajun Remoulade
  • Baked Brie with Raspberry Coulis En Croute
  • Beef Teriyaki Kabobs with Scallions
  • Portobello Fries with Garlic Aioli

COLD

  • Pepper Beef Tenderloin on a Garlic Crostini
  • with Caramelized Onions, Horseradish Cream and Capers
  • Asparagus Wrapped with Prosciutto
  • Smoked Salmon with Boursin and Capers on Rye Toast
  • Bruschetta with Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
  • Belgian Endive with Curried Chicken Salad
  • Port Poached Pears with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Honey

Cocktail Reception also includes:

Farmers Market Vegetable Display

An Array of Fresh Garden Vegetables Served with a Creamy Herb Dressing

Farmhouse Cheese Display

Imported and Domestic Cheeses Garnished with a Medley of Fresh Fruit, Sliced French Bread and Assorted Crackers

Seated Plated Meal Service

Soup or Salad

Please Choose One Selection:

  • Delaware Seafood Chowder
  • Crab Bisque with Fried Leeks
  • Spicy Tomato and Basil with Fried Shallots
  • Cream of Wild Mushroom

Sands House Salad

Fresh Field Greens with Grape Tomatoes, Matchstick Carrots and Cucumbers Served with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mesclun Greens Salad

Fresh Mesclun Greens with Crumbled Gorgonzola, Candied Walnuts and Dried Cranberries Served with a Champagne Vinaigrette

Classic Caesar Salad

Crisp Romaine Lettuce Tossed with Caesar Dressing, Herb Croutons and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

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

Entrée Selections

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

  • Mediterranean Chicken
  • Breast of Chicken Topped with Artichokes, Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms, Kalamata Olives and a Lemon Caper Sauce
  • $80+ per person

  • Teriyaki Grilled Salmon
  • Teriyaki Glazed Filet of Salmon
  • $88+ per person

  • Prime Rib of Beef
  • Slow Cooked Rare with Natural Jus Served with a Horseradish Cream
  • $88+ per person

  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Filet Mignon Pepper Seared with Caramelized Shallot Balsamic Demi-Glace
  • $91+ per person

  • Chicken Francaise
  • Breast of Chicken Sautéed Golden Brown and Served with a Lemon-Butter and Caper Sauce
  • $80+ per person

  • Caribbean Grilled Mahi-Mahi
  • Succulent Mahi-Mahi Grilled with a Fresh Tropical Fruit Salsa
  • $88+ per person

  • Stuffed Shrimp
  • Crabmeat Stuffed Shrimp Broiled and Served with a Lobster Cream Sauce
  • $85+ per person

  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
  • Baked Lump Crab Cakes Served with a Chipotle Remoulade Sauce
  • $93+ per person

Sands Duets Plates

  • All Entrée Selections are served with Chef's Choice of Vegetable and Starch

  • Filet and Chicken
  • Petite Filet Mignon with Bemaise Sauce and Grilled Breast of Chicken with Forest Mushroom Madeira Sauce
  • $90+ per person

  • Sirloin and Grilled Shrimp
  • Grilled Shrimp Served a top a Char-Grilled Sirloin with a Roasted Garlic Demi-Glacee
  • $95+ per person

  • Teriyaki Filet and Salmon
  • Petite Filet Mignon and Filet of Seared Salmon with a Teriyaki Glaze
  • $95+ per person

  • Filet and Crab Cake
  • Petite Filet Mignon with a Green Peppercorn Demi-Glace and a Baked Lump Crab Cake with Red Pepper Aioli
  • $100+ per person

  • All Plated Dinner Selections Include:
  • Warm Rolls and Sweet Butter
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee and a Selection of Herbal Teas

Buffet Wedding Package

Passed Hors d'Oeuvres & Canapés

Please Choose Four from Hot and Cold

HOT

  • Portobello Fries with Garlic Aioli
  • Scallops Wrapped with Bacon with a Maple Glaze
  • Mini Crab Cakes with Cajun Remoulade
  • Baked Brie with Raspberry Coulis En Croute
  • Beef Teriyaki Kabobs with Scallions

COLD

  • Pepper Beef Tenderloin on Garlic Crostini with Caramelized Onions, Horseradish Cream and Capers
  • Asparagus Wrapped with Prosciutto
  • Smoked Salmon with Boursin and Capers on Rye Toast Points
  • Bruschetta with Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
  • Belgian Endive with Curried Chicken Salad
  • Port Poached Pears with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Honey

Cocktail Reception also includes:

Farmers Market Vegetable Display

  • An Array of Fresh Garden Vegetables Served with a Creamy Herb Dressing

Farmhouse Cheese Display

  • Imported and Domestic Cheeses Garnished with a Medley of Fresh Fruit, Sliced French Bread and Assorted Crackers

Served Soup or Salad

Please Choose One Selection

  • Delaware Seafood Chowder | Crab Bisque with Fried Leeks | Spicy Tomato and Basil with Fried Shallots | Cream of Wild Mushroom

Sands House Salad

  • Fresh Field Greens with Grape Tomatoes, Matchstick Carrots and Cucumbers served with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mesclun Greens Salad

  • Fresh Mesclun Greens with Crumbled Gorgonzola, Candied Walnuts and Dried Cranberries served with a Champagne Vinaigrette

Caprese Salad

  • Mozzarella, Beefsteak Tomatoes and Fresh Basil Drizzled with a Balsamic Glaze

Classic Caesar Salad

  • Crisp Romaine Lettuce Tossed with Caesar Dressing, Herb Croutons and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

Spinach Salad

  • Crisp Spinach Leaves, Mushrooms, Red Onion, Chopped Egg, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Crumbles Served with Honey Mustard Dressing

Choice of Vegetables and Starch

  • Wild Rice Pilaf
  • Garlic Smashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
  • Fingerling Potatoes
  • Medley of Fresh Vegetables
  • Italian Green Beans with Garlic and Tomatoes
  • Fresh Snow Peas with Mushrooms and Carrots
  • Fresh Asparagus Spears

Buffet Entrées

Please Choose Three

  • Caribbean Grilled Mahi-Mahi
  • with a Tropical Fruit Salsa

  • Oven Roasted Pork Loin
  • with Fines Herbs, Natural Jus, Garnished with an Apple-Pear Compote

  • Penne ala Vodka
  • Tossed with Pine Nuts, Spinach, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

  • Pan Seared Salmon
  • with Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette

  • Chef Carved Prime Rib of Beef
  • Slow Cooked Rare and Served au Jus with Horseradish Cream

  • London Broil
  • with a New Orleans Bordelaise Sauce

  • Chicken Francaise
  • Breast of Sautéed Golden Brown and Served with a Lemon-Butter and Caper Sauce

  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Layered with Ricotta Cheese and Fresh Herbs Topped with Marinara Sauce and Mozzarella

  • Mediterranean Chicken
  • with Artichokes, Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms, Kalamata Olives and a Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

All Plated Buffet Packages Include:

  • Warm Rolls and Sweet Butter Freshly Brewed Coffee and a Selection of Herbal Teas
  • $105+ per person

Additional Dessert Options

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 Crème 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

Bananas Foster Course

Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Bananas in a Warm Foster Sauce.

* Inquire about our Flambe' Presentation!

$12+ per person

Wedding Beverage Plans

Host Bar

  • The amount to be charged is based on the number guaranteed or the actual number in attendance, whichever is greater.
  • Prices are per person.

Four Hour Standard Bar is included in the package pricing

Four Hour Bar upgrades:

Premium $20+

Platinum $23+

  • Premium Brands
  • Absolut Vodka
  • Stoli Vodka
  • Tanqueray Gin
  • Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
  • Dewar's Scotch
  • Jim Beam Bourbon
  • Bacardi Rum
  • Jose Cuervo Tequila
  • Seagrams 7

  • Platinum Brands
  • Grey Goose Vodka
  • Kettle One Vodka
  • Glenlivet Single Malt Whiskey
  • Johnny Walker Black Whiskey
  • Maker's Mark Bourbon
  • Chivas Regal Scotch
  • Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey
  • Patron Tequila

  • Standard Beers
  • Budweiser
  • Coors Light
  • Miller Light
  • Yuengling
  • Michelob Ultra

  • Premium Beers
  • Heineken
  • Blue Moon
  • Corona
  • Dog Fish 60 IPA
  • (Includes light beer selection)

Wine List

  • Prices are per Bottle.
  • All Host Bars include a Selection of our Red and White House Wines.

  • White Wines
  • Chardonnay, House $25+
  • Chardonnay, Kendall Jackson $30+
  • Chardonnay Clos Du Bois $35+
  • Riesling, House $25+
  • Pinot Grigio, House $25+

  • Red Wines
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, House $25+
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Kendall Jackson $30+
  • Merlot, House $25+
  • Merlot, Kendall Jackson $30+
  • Merlot, Clos Du Bois $35+
  • Shiraz, House $25+

  • Champagnes and Sparkling Wines
  • House $20+
  • Veuve Clicquot, Yellow Label, Brut $80+
  • Moet et Chandon, White Star $85+
  • Dom Pérignon $250+

  • Blush Wines
  • White Zinfandel, House $25+
  • Pinot Noir Rosé, Sidewise $30+

Cordials and Cognacs

Prices are per Bottle

  • Sambuca $75+
  • Kahlua $75+
  • Grand Marnier $90+
  • Bailey's Irish Cream $75+
  • Amaretto Di Saronno $75+
  • Courvoisier VSOP $85+
  • Hennessy VSOP $85+

  • 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 onsite in one of our lovely banquet spaces
  • in conjunction with your reception. All decorations including flowers, runners, chair and arch dècor are up to you and/or your florist. The hotel will provide a chair for each guest.
  • ($300 ceremony fee minimum)

  • Beach Ceremony Chair Rental
  • The Atlantic Sands Will Provide White Vinyl 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

  • 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

Additional 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.