The grounds at the Rackliffe House have the space to host large outdoor wedding receptions as well as intimate gatherings. Rackliffe House is located just minutes away from the resort of Ocean City and historic Berlin, Maryland, at the end of a picturesque gravel lane just 1/2-mile from the Visitor Center at Assateague Island.
Overlooking Assateague Island and scenic Sinepuxent Bay, Rackliffe House was constructed in the 1740s by Captain Charles Rackliffe, one of the earliest and wealthiest English immigrants to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The large two-story, three-bay manor house features Flemish bond brickwork with random glazed headers, a steeply pitched gabled roof with kicked eaves, and large windows. Captain Rackliffe intended the house to be seen from across the water. He built it on an elevated site with terraces sculpted out of sandy soils, providing expansive views of the water and island.
Thanks to the restoration efforts of the Rackliffe House Trust and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, historic Rackliffe House stands ready to host your memorable event on its three verdant acres of sprawling lawn bordered by lush, green forest and Assateague Island. Contact us today to book your tour!