There’s a cool new trend afoot that brings everyone invited to your wedding together before the big event. The Welcome Party not only welcomes your guests to town, but brings everyone together in an informal setting before the more formal wedding reception. It gives the couple more time to spend with friends and family and gives your guests a chance to talk and catch up without the structure and time constraints of the wedding itself. What about the Rehearsal Dinner, you say? Good point! The traditional rehearsal dinner is typically a much smaller, more intimate affair that includes just family and the wedding party. You can have the Welcome Party the night before the Rehearsal, or after the Rehearsal Dinner and serve dessert and coffee/drinks, whatever you would like!
A perfect place to have your Welcome Party here on the Shore would be The Masthead at Pier Street Marina. The Masthead is a beautiful waterfront restaurant that sits right on the Tred Avon River in quaint Oxford, Maryland. If you want a relaxed Eastern Shore style dinner, where your guests can come in sundresses and khakis, this is just the place. Imagine the tables filled with Maryland crabs and sunflowers as the sun sets over the Tred Avon. The staff at Masthead is happy to help you plan a traditional crab fest or buffet of Eastern Shore delicacies.
Here is a sample menu:
Local Tomato and Basil Bruchetta with Fresh Mozzarella
Pan Seared Sesame Tuna on a Crispy Wonton with Wasabi Cream
Hummus with Pita Chips and Black Olive Tapenade
Fried Calamari with Thai Chili Sauce
Maryland Steamed Blue Crabs
Balsamic Glazed Grilled
Local Corn on the Cob
Summer Slaw with Golden Raisins
Penne Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables in a Balsamic Vinaigrette
Corn Bread with Honey Butter
Come enjoy the warm breezes, cold drinks, good food AND plan your Welcome Party!