Great Oak Manor is a destination wedding venue based in Chestertown, Maryland. Talk about a welcoming venue for you and your guests! With incredible and scenic views of Chesapeake Bay and a private, intimate beach, this venue provides a fun, exciting and warm atmosphere for all weddings. They love to host weddings in a classy Eastern Shore style!
Facilities and Capacity
Their waterfront glass conservatory can host dinners, rehearsals and that exciting farewell. This venue can host up to 300 guests. With their 12 acres of lush and sprawling green landscapes, this venue has all of the gorgeous backdrops for stunning photos.
Great Oak Manor offers exceptional service to help their clients. They desire for all of their couples and guests to have a memorable and comfortable stay. Their services include:
16 Reviews for Great Oak Manor
Recommended by 96% of couples
12 User photos
Brittany · Married on 04/05/2020
A loving, kind, warm venue
This is a prefect venue for any kind of wedding. The scenery is beautiful. It is a wonderful venue.Sent on 11/14/2019
Jenn · Married on 10/20/2019
Gorgeous Venue, Friendly Staff, Flexible Atmosphere
Great Oak Manor can provide you a wedding experience as small or as big as you want it to be in a flexible, affordable atmosphere.
We visited Great Oak Manor and immediately fell in love with the venue. A private getaway right next to the water with an incredible view - not to mention a small beach, firepits, kayaks, and hammocks. Quiet, peaceful, and overall a great place to just unplug from the daily worries. The inside of Great Oak Manor was as beautiful as the outside which aleviated the worry of rain ruining the day.
The packages at Great Oak were very affordable and realistic compared to other venues that we searched. We ended up choosing the Small Wedding Package with up to 25 people and chose a catered reception dinner. Holly was a phenomenal chef and catered our wedding reception dinner. Her and her staff took care of the wedding cake or in our case a cheesecake. We were able to add on to the floral package so all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen had floral arrangements. Since our wedding was small, we were able to take advantage of the tables and chairs on site. If we wanted to bring our dog, we could have done that too.
We were married in October - we wanted a laid back, more personal / private wedding with immediate family to just enjoy the night without the stress. Although Tropical Storm Nestor decided to rain on our wedding day, Holly and the staff at Great Oak Manor were super accommodating and flexible by having an indoor and outdoor option available based on the weather conditions. We had our ceremony and reception in the Conservatory where we were able to bring our decorations, alcohol, and desserts to add our own flair for our big day. We were even able to use the Conservatory for breakfast the following morning to keep all of the family together!
We stayed at the Carriage House over the weekend to unpack, prep for the wedding, clean up, and also just enjoy a day to ourselves. It is a nice house separated from the rest of the Manor with it's own bathrooms, kitchen, living / dining areas, and two bedrooms. We used it to store extra food, drinks, our decorations, but also for people to relax and socialize while the guests from the previous night were checking out. The bride had hair and makeup done for herself and the bridesmaids there as well.
Overall, everyone loved Great Oak Manor. We couldn't ask for it to be any more perfect and it is a place that we will return to for years to come.Sent on 11/10/2019
Great Oak Manor's reply:Jenn, thank you so much for this detailed review. So helpful to others. I appreciate your kind words and your assessment of the food and service of Great Oak Manor. We look forward to seeing you and Mitch very soon.
Paige Reffe · Married on 09/19/2019
Great Oak review
Great oak has been a pleasure to work with and we are very much looking forward to a magical experience. We cannot recommend them highly enoughSent on 01/12/2019
Great Oak Manor's reply:Why thank you Paige. And we haven't even made it to the good part yet. It has been a pleasure working with you both as well.
Great Oak Manor Price Rates
Package includes: Your choice of ceremony location, Champagne toast, a small bouquet. Optional additions: On-site romantic dinner and a cake. Price is $400 weekdays, $500 on Friday and Saturdays. Lodging is extra and there is a 1-night minimum, 2-night minimum for weekends.
Package includes: Your choice of ceremony location, Bouquet & Boutonniere (your colors), Champagne toast, onsite romantic dinner for 2 + gratuity. Optional additions: A wedding cake. Cost is $750 on Sunday-Thursday, $950 Friday-Saturday. Lodging is extra and there is a 1-night minimum, 2-night minimum for weekends.
Great Oak Manor is the most picturesque wedding venue there is. A beautiful manor house with an incredible view of the Chesapeake Bay, what more can you ask for?! Their team is also extremely accommodating and one of my favorite venues to work with! Definitely, a place to consider (and book!) for your wedding!
Such a wonderful wedding venue to work at! Everyone was professional and everything ran so smoothly. The view and grounds are top notch and I would recommend this to any bride!
There is nothing better than partnering with Great Oak Manor for a dreamy wedding weekend. As an event florist, I've had the pleasure of flowering for a few magical weddings at this idyllic setting overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. The staff are lovely, helpful people and they really know how to get things done efficiently and elegantly. My experience as a wedding vendor there was enhanced by the stellar level of communication, availability, and attention to detail provided by the Innkeepers. I highly recommend this venue for the perfect, picturesque Eastern Shore wedding.