Olde Breton Inn was once known as Society Hill, which derived its name from the Society of Jesus, a Catholic order of priests who dwelled here during the early settlement of Maryland.
Within sight of this lovely old home was the beginning of Georgetown University at Newtown Neck, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1668, on land conveyed to the society by William and Temperance Bretton on the 10th of November, 1661.
The old section of Society Hill Manor House was thought to be built in 1793 but old tax records show that the original section was built much earlier, possibly as early as 1670. This is evidenced by the hand hewn joists.
Olde Breton Inn was a private residence until the late 1950's. From then until 1987, the mansion was known to have operated as a restaurant, then a Country Club. 2017 marks the 30th year under the current ownership, and the Inn has been transformed into its present uses as a setting for weddings, business events, and special events.
We hope that this St. Mary's County mansion will create fond memories of experiences for thousands of future guests at Olde Breton Inn.
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11 Reviews for Olde Breton Inn
Recommended by 97% of couples
Brenna and Elmore Smoak · Married on 03/30/2019
Olde Breton Inn Wedding
Olde Breton Inn was amazing for our wedding! Their staff made our day run so perfectly, everything was amazing! Many guests commented on how nice the venue and food was. The staff was all so friendly and professional. We couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding.Sent on 04/24/2019
Susan was especially great to work with. She was so professional and responsive, answering all our questions and helping us through the whole planning process. She went out of her way to allow us to decorate the venue early which made our wedding day much less stressful.
Start to finish Bailey's Catering and Olde Breton Inn was great and provided us with an amazing wedding reception!!
Kristina · Married on 09/28/2018
Sara and Susan were beyond amazing during our entire wedding process. They answered any question I had and made any changes; even up to last minute. They accommodated anything that we needed and made sure we felt 100% comfortable with everything. And we did! The venue is absolutely beautiful we couldn’t of been happier with how it turned out or imagined our wedding anywhere else!Sent on 10/17/2018
Susannah · Married on 11/18/2017
Susan and the staff at Olde Breton Inn are fantastic. They are so polite and accommodating. Beautiful venue with the BEST food.Sent on 12/05/2017
Olde Breton Inn's reply:Thank you Susannah! It was a pleasure working with you!