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We had our ceremony and reception at Kent Manor April 18. It is a beautiful venue with amazing staff. I worked with Ashley during booking and she was there the day of the wedding overseeing everything. It was perfect. I could not have asked for better service, food or overall professionalism. I have had people call me and say they had never been to another wedding that was as beautiful. The grounds are gorgeous and is just a romantic place for a wedding.
We also did brunch for everyone that spent the night and people raved about the food. I actually had to of my friends husbands say they were never leaving there:)
I highly recommend choosing Kent Manor for your wedding venue. There are so many beautiful places to get married on Kent Island, but the thing that sets Kent Manor apart (besides the comfy Inn setting, the scenic view, and the charming grounds) is the service and attention you'll receive throughout the process. Ashley is fantastic to work with. She'll help create the perfect (and insanely delicious) menu for your guests (including dealing flawlessly with a gluten-free bride and a vegetarian mother-of-the-bride). Tia, also, was INVALUABLE to have as our go-to point person from day one. She is incredibly organized, detail-oriented, and genuinely cares. I am insanely detail-oriented, and Tia was so patient, kind, fun, and easy to work with. I don't exaggerate when I say that she made sure every detail was taken care of, and she did it all with a smile on her face. I couldn't be happier with our choice of Kent Manor.
I would just like to thank Ashley and Danielle for their help in making our wedding day perfect! The entire staff at Kent Manor was a pleasure to work with and I can not say enough good things about everyone! We also held our rehearsal dinner there the day before the wedding and a private Sunday brunch after the wedding as we had many people stay overnight. The food was amazing, all of our requests were met and the staff just handled everything. Danielle made sure the wedding day was absolutely perfect and if there was ever an issue, I never knew about it. Ashley worked with us and our budget and along with the chef was able to give us what we wanted and it was reasonable compared to many other venues we worked with. We had a small wedding and some venues would not even speak to us because they had high minimums, etc, but Kent Manor treated us as if we has a guest count of 300! Kent Manor was the perfect choice for our wedding. It was very intimate, personable, and beautiful! Can not wait to return to another Sunday brunch in the near future! Thank you again!!
Beautiful venue. The food is exactly like the tasting and guests are still raving about how good it was! Danielle is great the day of, she calmed me down and made my worries go away! The venue is very clean and everything went very smoothly! Def worth checking out! Suggest great vendors as well!
Beautiful venue! great food! wonderful service!
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! A lovely inn on the water with a beautiful reception facility. The food was outstanding and service was great. We worked with Ashley who walked us through all of the arrangements. They offered a tasting session to select appetizers and meals. The bridal suite is included for the night.'
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The Kent Manor Inn made our wedding a dream come true! They are amazing! Our guests complimented us on every aspect of the event, especially the food! The bartenders were accomodating and kept a busy bar under control without any waiting for guests. The food was amazing! My husbands and I are still talking about the bacon wrapped scallops! The cocktail hour outside was a blast and guests loved the fabulous displays. I would highly recommend the Kent Manor Inn. We'll be looking for excuses to host another event there!
I cannot imagine being married anywhere else. We balked at the price initially, but when we looked at everything it included, we decided Kent Manor was worth it. And they really were. The food was great and the staff that day was wonderful. They worked with us to plan what we wanted but we still had their professionalism to rely on. Of all the positives, nothing can beat staying there the night before with our wedding party. We felt like we lived there for a couple days (I wish!) and the wonderful hotel and serving staff made us feel at home and like royalty, all at once. Hope to stay the night again some time to relive the memories.
My husband and I were married at Kent Manor in September 2013 and we were very satisfied with our choice of vendor. We had a very small wedding (41 guests), so we worked with Stephanie, who was fabulous. She was prompt with communication, patient, and answered all our questions.
The venue itself is beautiful – from the dockside ceremony site to the large balconies (which we used for photos) and the nicely appointed dining rooms. We were inside the main house in the Thompson Room for dinner and the fireplaces really added to the ambiance. I had a lot of DIY ideas and made many of my own decorations and Stephanie and her team set everything up perfectly – even better than I could have imagined!
The food was fantastic also and we thought the catering prices and packages were more than reasonably priced. We had an awesome tasting in advance, which allowed us to try a variety of menu items. We went with the crab cakes and filet mignon and they did not disappoint. All of our guests cleaned their plates! They even made a signature cocktail for us at my request and worked to accommodate my food allergy.
The day went very well and Stephanie had everything under control with the vendors. Our bartenders and servers were awesome too – they really went out of their way to make us happy and were super nice while doing it!
We did have a few minor disappointments along the way, mostly because we were a smaller wedding. When we originally booked the venue, they had wanted us to wait 3 months to guarantee the ceremony site for our use. Stephanie did some magic on her end and that was quickly resolved. We also were only given a few rooms for our guests because the rest were reserved for the larger wedding that weekend. Our rooms were all very nice, but I was a bit disappointed that we weren’t given one of the two bridal suites.
All that said, we were very happy with our choice and would highly recommend KMI!
Kent Manor is a wonderful, beautiful place for any wedding or event. Ashley and Danielle were very responsive during the whole process. It could not have been a better place or day for our wedding.
Kent Manor is beautiful! Wait staff pleasant and food wonderful. However, they will nickel and dime you and not give you all 24 rooms. I was unimpressed and very displeased with my experience with Ashley and Danielle. They are an overwhelming part of Kent Manor and if you are a DIY bride like me, you will find that they over promise and under deliver. Kent is probably best if you have the money to hire a wedding coordinator to make-up for all their shortfalls, which is disappointing considering the price of the venue. They lack attention to detail, forgot many of the specifics we had discussed, and failed to act proactively in assisting with planned or unexpected situations. We had to handle more of the decorating the day of due to them disregarding us. Ashley, the wedding coordinator, was less responsive, organized, and competent than she should be. She requires lots of follow-up and every time she sent us something, like the contract or final balance, something was incorrect. Danielle, the day-of coordinator, was patronizing when asked a question. She didn’t do simple things like lighting all the candles or seating individual according to the ceremony seating map. The worse is how she handled our firework situation. It created an awkward and embarrassing end to our wedding. Instead of informing us the fireworks were not occurring, she let the band stop playing and everyone migrate outside to stare at the sky for a big surprise. Only then did she tell us of the error. Since she knew about the situation, she should have anticipated the need to change the schedule: ie tell the band to keep playing then quietly pull us aside to explain the situation. Instead, she let everyone go outside and then pulled us aside with everyone within earshot. The groom then had to apologize to our guests for the fireworks not occurring. She should have handled the situation properly and used tact to resolve the mess before anyone knew anything about the fireworks.
I attended the wedding as a guest of the bride's family; Mother of the Bride is my best friend. The Inn was selected based on my recommendation. It is always a bit stressful when making a recommendation; hoping that everything is going to be as wonderful as I said it would be. The Inn provided the service that made me so very proud!
From the get go with the planning process that involved working with my friend's budget to the day of the wedding; all proceeded without a hint of stress.
The banquet was delicious and the service splendid.
I also want to mention that they are in the final phase of construction of an incredible new venue. They call it The Preserve. This new structure (on the grounds of the estate) as I was told is almost 8000 sq. ft. and seat up to 600 people. Wow....what a wedding that would be!
Kent Manor Inn is not only beautiful and historic, it now has a special place in our hearts! Our daughter's wedding was perfect because of the amazing planning services of Ashley and Danielle! From the very beginning (engagement 14 months prior), they made us feel as if our daughter's wedding would be everything we envisioned and more. Their attention to the smallest of details was ongoing...we highly recommend this beautiful setting for any special event!
We just had our wedding at kent manor and we couldn't have asked for an easier day. We had nothing to stress about! They were so professional, kind and accommodating to our every need. The venue looked amazing and the food was delicious! I wouldn't of changed a thing.
Our son and daughter-in-law held their wedding at Kent Manor this past June. It was a wonderful celebration. Ashley and Danielle worked closely with us and helped with every detail of the day. They are incredibly competent, helpful, and sweet. It was a pleasure working with them. The food was outstanding (especially the seafood casserole and au gratin potatoes). Guests are still talking about how wonderful the setting, food, and service was at the kids' wedding. It is a great venue!!
First and foremost, I want to thank Ashley, Danielle and the rest of the wonderful Kent Manor staff for their TREMENDOUS, continuous help with planning and coordinating our wedding, from beginning to end.
My husband and I had seen nearly 10 venues in the DC area before we made our way across the Bay Bridge to Kent Manor. We had spent our first Valentine's Day there three years prior, and when we visited Kent Manor again, I just knew we'd have to get married there. The venue is wonderfully maintained; the waterfront location is quaint and intimate; and the garden house provided the most romantic setting for our wedding reception. After looking through other venues' contracts and packages, we were also very grateful that Kent Manor was so accommodating and willing to work with us on personalizing our menus, etc.
Despite the rain on the morning of our wedding, Kent Manor worked seamlessly to move our outdoor ceremony indoors and the rest of the day went so smoothly! It's been nearly three months since the wedding and our guests still rave about how delicious the food was, and how great and accommodating the staff and rooms were at Kent Manor. Friends and family also loved taking photos on the venue's spacious, beautiful grounds at sunset.
The great thing about Kent Manor is their staff - everyone was always so helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable, as well as patient. My husband and I are so grateful and happy that we decided to get married at Kent Manor - it was such a wonderful experience and day to remember, and we know we will be back to celebrate our anniversary often in the future!