The Best Summer Party Ideas

From casual BBQ at your company picnic to a formal upscale plated service at your wedding, we have a complete menu selection and style of presentation for you to choose from. 

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Kent Island Yacht Club brings views, service, and catering in Maryland to a new level. We have an inside look on everything the venue has to offer, including the best event ideas for your very own summer inspiration! We’ve compiled a list of the perfect party themes to make this Summer season the best one yet. Whether you’re planning a company picnic, a holiday bash, a casual get together, or a sophisticated small wedding, check out theme ideas for endless fun, and consider the amazing Kent Island Yacht Club venue to up your event in amazing ways! Learn more about Kent Island Yacht Club and all of their perks here.

By Land or Sea!

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Looking for the right venue to match perfectly with your upcoming event? Follow our piece as it covers everything you have to know about Kent Island Yacht Club, the premier Maryland venue suitable for all of your needs. We delve into the location, venue description, services provided, delicious catering options, and even membership information (in case you’re interested in even more of the perks). This beautiful venue located right off of the Chesapeake Bay covers a gorgeous view of the marina, filled with glistening yachts, rolling waves, and an Insta-worthy sunset. The Kent Island waterfront venue on the eastern shore of Maryland has offered a space satisfactory for weddings, ceremonies, receptions, private events, holiday parties, and more! The view is truly “a million dollar” one, and you do not even have to be a member to book a special event. The venue provides an outdoor pavilion, an indoor dining space, and 10 acres of land that overlook the breathtaking bay. Party perks include experienced staffers to make your event a breeze, free onsite parking, and delicious eats (the Kent Island Yacht Club recommends their go-to caterer in Maryland that they’ve worked with in the past on awesome events).

Take Me To the Tropics

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It’s time to hit the tropics! For your next party theme, you and your guests can escape to a tropical getaway. Make sure summer is in full swing with all the Kent Island Yacht Club has to offer. Book your own office party and take inspiration from the Summer Luau Party and BBQ Pig Roast the club just had July 21st! Their Hawaiian Luau bash can provide great tips and tricks for your own customer appreciation event, like their themed Tiki Bar and festive pool toys. Don’t forget decorations like tiki torches, a limbo, and a rockin’ DJ (an aux cord will do) to really play up the theme. Make sure to keep the drinks light and summery with fresh fruity flavors, and finish them off with tiny umbrellas. Extra style tips? Buy some plastic coconuts for drinks, garnish tables with bright pink and yellow flowers, and straw skirts to tie it all together. Fun fact: the Kent Island Yacht Club is also the home to Maryland’s first official Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Racing Team!

Love Is In the Air

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Say “I do” in the beaming sunshine as you gaze out at the beautiful bay. If you’re searching for the right spot on the water to tie the knot with your longtime hubby, want a nearby romantic venue to renew your vows, or are taking the leap a second time and are interested in a smaller more sophisticated feel, the Kent Island Yacht Club can answer all of your prayers. The waterside club is an extremely popular choice for wedding venues, mostly due to the spectacular view of the bay, and the amazing experience that guests have every time they visit. You do not have to be a member to book a full day or evening of romance provided to you by yours truly, the Kent Island Yacht Club. As we mentioned previously, the venue comes complete with both indoor and outdoor spaces for your enjoyment. Take advantage of the indoor space for eating, speeches, and of course, dancing all night long. Use the open acres looking out on the marina for a ceremony, appetizer area, and a serene backdrop for photos. Enjoy the complimentary parking and onsite catering to make your special day as accessible, seamless, and intimate as you desire!

Patriotic Picnic

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Calling all office pals, old roommates, or extended family members! The Kent Island Yacht Club is the perfect host for a patriotic party. If you need a source for celebration, take a look at all of the wonderful summer holidays to give you inspiration. Whether it is Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, or just a party encompassing those themes, when it comes to celebrating, there is no time like the present. Decorate the venue with the gallant stars and stripes, as well as the good old red, white and blue. Use food coloring to make cupcakes, jello treats, and cosmos stand bright amidst all of the strawberries and blueberries in the fruit bowl! Invest in tiny toys to take it the extra mile, like patriotic pinwheels, miniature bubble blowers, and even hand sized American flags. Cool off in the pool, by the bay, or when sucking on a popsicle. Some other fun Kent Island festivities have included Kentucky Derby themes, Easter Brunches, and even a Turkey Shoot for Thanksgiving!

BBQ, Bites, and Breakfast!

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Welcome to the smokeshow. Kent Island Yacht Club’s premier caterer is a Maryland, Delaware, and Washington D.C. serving BBQ company that will not disappoint. The club is happy to recommend The Smokehouse Grill to all of its members and customers, and the grill just as happily provides its delicious smoked meats as the club’s acting main caterer for the facility. Any of the super fun party themes we mentioned would go wonderfully with a tasty mouthwatering rack of ribs, roasted pig, or crunchy salad. The caterer also offers a variety of menus, including barbecue packages, seasonal holiday plans, wedding menus, alcohol packages, breakfast and lunch, and appetizers, sides, and speciality seafoods. One guest couldn’t contain their excitement on how satisfied they were with the venue and caterer combined:

The Smokehouse Grill did an excellent job of catering my June 2018 event. The service and coordination was amazing, the food delicious and the atmosphere at the Kent Island Yacht Club was perfect. I would highly recommend the Kent Island Yacht Club and The Smokehouse Grill!
They were Awesome to begin with! This is one club I HAVE TO JOIN!
Thank you all for making it an amazing time! Could not have been better!

Interested in learning more about a Kent Island Yacht Club membership? Get all of the benefits of the club like premium access, exclusive fun events, and all time amazing views. Explore the option of being a Kent Island Yacht Club member here!