The Big Chill embraces the beach lifestyle, so slow down, relax, start planning your perfect party, all while enjoying 360 views of the ocean, inlet and Indian River Bridge. Our tented deck sits oceanfront at the corner of the Indian River Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean in North Bethany.
The Event Tent is perfect for couples who want to celebrate their special day surrounded by natural splendor and seaside charm. The award winning team from Fork & Flask (the food artists formerly known as Nage Catering) offer seasonal menus that represent the best of our area. We offer warm and friendly service, and will help you create lasting memories.
The Event Tent includes:
40 x 66 Event Tent that accommodates: sit down dinners & weddings for up to 175 people or cocktail parties for up to 250 people
Tables & chairs
Full bar offerings
All staffing for your event
Coordination with Delaware Seashore Park for your ceremony and parking permits
“Joe and I booked our wedding before the venue was even built. We got to work with Kathy the whole time – perfect! The team was flexible as we had an uncharacteristic rainy and misty day and they waited until the last moment to make the call to stay outside with us. The menu was customized (for an additional cost) to perfectly match our tropical oasis theme. Drinks were fabulous. Staff is so friendly and amazing. We’ve already been back to the club to celebrate little anniversaries. Love that it is a blank canvas and we could really add our touches to it. ”
“I have a feeling I’m going to run out of characters on this review ranting and raving about Kathy and the Big Chill Beach club… To start: Kathy. Oh my goodness. As an out of town bride I never had to worry with my wedding in Kathy’s hands. If I needed something, she responded. If I wanted something, she found a way to do it. If I was apprehensive about something, she made me feel better. She was simply amazing. She never made me feel like I was asking too much or bothering her. She was simply so fabulous! There was a moment after getting our pictures taken and walking by the tent where I was told “Kathy needs you!” I got nervous! I turned a corner to find her with a plate full of hor dourves for my husband and me! She had the biggest smile and we were seriously beaming and grateful back! Next: the venue itself. When I looked out at the moon rising over the ocean and the sun setting over the bridge/bay I really had to take it all in. We were fortunate to have fabulous weather that enhanced the venues beauty. The breeze through the tent helped us stay comfortable on a September night! It was spacious, too! The staff was awesome. They were friendly and happy, bar tenders were quick which was great because I was concerned with there only being one bar (2 bar tenders for 180 people)! Ours guests raved about the venue and it’s staff and although I knew it in working with them for 10 months, I’m so grateful my guests agreed in our 5 hour reception! Thank you, Kathy and The Big Chill Beach Club!”
“Emily is incredible to work with! She went above and beyond and took care of every detail with ease, relieving any iota of stress from us. Food, drinks and service were all impeccable. The setting is absolutely stunning and beyond perfect for any event. I would HIGHLY recommend hosting your next special occasion at Big Chill!”