Brittland Estates is a mansion wedding venue located in Chestertown, Maryland. Offering two spectacular settings for hosting your wedding celebration, couples can choose their favorite for their big day. Those seeking a day of refined elegance, rustic charm, and impressive design are in luck here as there is an abundance of both at each property.
Facilities and Capacity
At either one of these amazing venues, you could have your dream ceremony and reception. Each one boasts charming surroundings, stunning architectural designs, and one-of-a-kind ambiance.
The Brittland Manor is a resplendent red brick building that catches the attention on the way down the driveway. Standing out among the lush green lawns and tall trees, its colorful exterior offers a warm embrace. Featuring a number of useful event spaces, it is more than suitable for a variety of wedding functions. The dining room, living room, and library can be used for mingling, enjoying cuisine, and reveling in the day’s atmosphere. The sunroom and screened-in porch provide places for the wedding party to enjoy the views while conversing and enjoying some splendid beverages. The capacity of this venue is 400.
Outside Brittland Manor, the couple of honor and their guests can bask in the natural luxury of the gardens, the pool, as well as the 530 acres of land that surrounds the main building.
Stepne Manor is an equally marvelous property. Boasting a front porch that looks out onto the expansive lawns, there is a cultivated sophistication to the building’s exterior. After you have been joined in matrimony at your outdoor ceremony, make your way indoors to delight at the interiors. Here, there is a great deal to appreciate. Stepne Manor’s dining room provides space for you and your guests to sit and eat, while the kitchen affords any hired culinary staff with an ideal preparation base. The great room, den, and sun porch provide ample room for everyone to kick back, relax, and enjoy the festivities. Stepne Manor can accommodate approximately 250 guests.
Brittland Estates’ staff are happy to allow outside vendors to come on site so that either venue can be personalized. They can provide a list of local vendors to you, as well as offering advice on the most suitable ones to select. Get-ready rooms also offer somewhere for you and your wedding guests to take a moment to make attire changes or freshen-up. Conveniently, event rentals can be provided so that you are made to feel at home in one of these remarkable surroundings.
Brittland Manor has accommodation for up to 26 people, with several bathrooms also available. As for Stepne Manor, as many as 15 people can stay the night here, with numerous onsite baths present.
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Recommended by 98% of couples
Katie · Married on 06/10/2017
Brittland was the PERFECT venue for our wedding. I know I'm biased as the bride, but it was truly outstanding. We had always envisioned an outdoor wedding with the ceremony on the water and a tented reception. We wanted our wedding to be a weekend event with all of our closest friends and family staying together or as close as possible. We visited a few different venues on the Eastern Shore, but ultimately saved the best for last. The moment we arrived at Brittland Manor we both knew it was the one, it had everything we wanted – water views, outdoor cocktail hour and reception space, the ability to fit both of our immediate families and all of the bridal party in the main house and river lodge, and not to mention the grounds were beautiful. It was exactly what we had dreamed of. We hosted all our events on site from the rehearsal dinner by the River Lodge, ceremony on the grass by the water, cocktail hour by the pool and garden, and the reception on the brick patio behind the Manor house. It was truly the most beautiful setting for a wedding. All of our guests were blown away by the venue.Sent on 07/13/2017
We can’t thank Natalie and Rusty enough! Natalie was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She let us get in the house a day earlier so we could get settled and set everything up before the bridal party began arriving Friday morning. The house has everything you could need – linens, towels, large coffee maker, and lots and lots of room. Rusty takes amazing care of the grounds – the gardens and lawns were impeccable. Having your wedding at Brittland is more than just an event, it's a one-of-a-kind full weekend experience. We can’t recommend it enough!
Sara · Married on 06/10/2016
Brittland Estates has the most beautiful venues on the Eastern Shore. Natalie is a pleasure to work with and has been so accommodating to us. We can't wait to have our wedding at the Manor house in June. This venue will wow everyone and set the mood for an unforgettable night.Sent on 04/20/2016
Update: Britland Manor truly was the perfect venue for our wedding. We were so lucky to have such beautiful weather on June 10th. We had our ceremony in the garden which was in full bloom and gorgeous. The garden is so beautiful the only flowers we ordered were white rose petals to line the aisle which looked simply classic and romantic. 174 people easily fit in to the garden space as well.
Cocktail hour around the pool was just beautiful as well. We had some cocktail tables set up and two short round tables with chairs. They also have their own furniture around the pool for extra seating which was perfect. The caretaker keeps the pool and entire venue so clean and beautiful. He is also very friendly and is there for anything you may need.
The brick patio with views of the Chester River and the entire property was just gorgeous. We could not have asked for a better location to get married and celebrate the beginning of our new life together.
The manor house was so amazing to stay in and the river house was loved by our friends in the bridal party. There is one review that says the walls are very thin but I did not find this to be a problem at all. I could say maybe because my family isn't loud and doesn't know how to party but that would be such a lie. So maybe we sleep hard. Regardless, noise was not an issue for us what so ever. There was truly nothing better than to be with our closest family and friends for an entire weekend at this beautiful location. We live on the Eastern Shore as well so my husband brought our boat up as well as some other family. We utilized the beach, the pool, and that great patio the entire weekend. I can't say enough about Britland Manor. Take us back!!!
Kiera · Married on 10/03/2015
This venue was perfection...the weather however was not!Sent on 10/22/2015
Thankfully, because the venue has a brick back-patio area for large tents, we were able to move our ceremony from the garden into the tent before the rain started and women sunk into the grass with their heels.
The rooms are beautiful, the location is gorgeous!
My one and only complaint- the walls in the rooms are paper thin. I slept in the bridal suite and could hear the conversations down the hall at night. I could hear whenever anyone came up the stairs and heck, even conversations that were loud downstairs. Some of my guests thought an announcement was being made downstairs for everyone to come down in the morning because the caterer was talking loudly in the kitchen to his staff...so just know, your guests can each other's conversations through the walls!
Other than that small annoyance, the venue was a dream! The rooms were even stocked with toiletries (mini shampoos, conditioner, soaps, towels, extra bed linens, hair dryers)! Which was a great convenience.
The manager is easy to work with and very flexible. The groundskeeper is friendly and everyone works with you to ensure things go as best they can for you!
If I had it over to do again, I'd pick this venue again in a heartbeat!
If the weather had cooperated, we would have been married in the garden which was STILL in full bloom with beautiful flowers and bushes, under the tree (still covered in green leaves) and overlooking the water view... *sigh* October weather. But had I requested it, they would have even tented the garden to make this work for me :) I realized, however, that after days of rain in the area and a cold front, that guests would still not be as comfortable in the garden as they were on the brick patio under the tent with heaters. Hey, rain is good luck from what I hear!
Anyway, this venue is HIGHLY recommended and will forever be in our hearts as the wonderful, magical location for our vows to eachother :) <3
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Brittland Estates is a gorgeous location!!! I love that it completely transforms for the couples that choose to have their weddings there!! It can be dressed up to be swanky elegant or dressed down to be DIY fabulous!! It is a great option for an Eastern Shore destination because guests can stay on the property for the whole weekend!! It has all the elements that photographers dream about - Gorgeous Interiors, great light, waterfront location, corn fields, romantic old trees, a historic building, and a place where guests will always feel welcome and at home. I look forward to more weddings there in the future !
This is an absolutely beautiful venue that we have had the pleasure of working at. The grounds are amazing with endless photo possibilities. We cannot say enough about their outstanding staff. If you are looking for a truly unique place to have your wedding then check them out. You will not be disappointed.