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Susannah's Watch B&B

Mechanicsville, MD View map

About

Nestled in Mechanicsville, Maryland, Susannah's Watch B&B is an estate that offers accommodation as well as serving as a venue for chic and romantic weddings. It is situated on the Dixon Family Farm which is along the flowing waters of the Patuxent River. This idyllic retreat offers lovebirds a place brimming with luxuries. Such a setting helps make for a wedding event to remember.

Facilities and Capacity

Throughout the estate of Susannah’s Watch B&B there are 65 acres of lavender fields, wildflower fields, vineyards and farmland. Photo opportunities abound with such picturesque backdrops dotted throughout the property. Ceremonies can take place within view of the Patuxent River. The vintage wood pergola adds a touch of whimsy to this setting for “I dos.” After, sweethearts and their nearest and dearest can move to the lawn for the reception. This grassy space is suited for tents, ideal in case of inclement weather. The outdoor bar with electricity offers convenience for serving beverages. Celebrations upwards of 125 guests can be held at this countryside retreat. The Old Tobacco Barn adds to the pastoral character of the estate. From the summer of 2021 onward, a pier will be available for nuptial events.

Services Offered

The enthusiastic team at Susannah’s Watch B&B offer multiple packages to accommodate weddings. Couples have the choice between hosting their ceremony, reception, or both on this magical property. No matter the bundle, use of the dressing rooms is included. A menu of additional services is available. This includes arrangements for an officiant’s services, an after party with s’mores, styling for hair and makeup, and more. You can also book a massage or enjoy a bourbon tasting at the distillery. Accommodations are available in the B&B. Sweethearts planning an elopement or wedding of 40 individuals or less can also choose from a specialized package designed for such an occasion. This convenient bundle includes tables and chairs, linens, centerpieces, and use of the pergola crafted from barnwood. Weddings both large and small are suited to this luxurious and rural setting.

  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,900

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,900

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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    Lizzy P. Married on 08/10/2021
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    Absolutely Beautiful!

    Susannah's Watch B&B is absolutely beautiful and a dream venue for any wedding day. The entire staff is so warm and welcoming. Can't wait to work with them again!
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    Natalie Married on 05/22/2021
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    True Southern Maryland Gem!

    So many great things about our wedding and stay at Susannah’s Watch! We rented out the entire Bed & Breakfast for our wedding weekend and it was amazing! The photos of Susannah’s Watch are beautiful, but seeing it in person is just a whole other experience!

    The property and all of its history is breathtaking! Claudinne was super easy to communicate with and breakfast was so delicious! We felt like we were eating at a fancy restaurant! On top of that, the accommodations were so comfortable! They were also super helpful throughout the planning process and have a list of preferred vendors to check out.

    Susannah’s suite was absolutely perfect for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready in! The billiard and whiskey rooms were a hit with the groom and groomsmen! Our wedding reception was in the Carriage House which was stunning!!! Our guests can’t stop talking about the property and it’s charm and beauty. This place is an absolute gem with lots of new and exciting things coming! We can’t wait to come back!

    Thank you Claudinne and Jeff for the experience of a lifetime!
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    Devon D. Married on 05/10/2021
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    The most gorgeous historical site turned glam right on the Patuxent River

    This location is not only absolutely stunning but it is so full of history and the owners are eager to keep the history alive and known for all guests. I stayed there the night before with my bridesmaids and we had everything we could ever need. The owners, Jeff and Claudinne, were extremely accommodating for anything we needed. Getting ready in the bridal suite was like something in a movie. The room is set up for several girls to get ready at the same time and makes for elegant bridal photos. The groomsmen were able to get ready at the exact same time, downstairs in the same place. The decor is perfect for the groomsmen as well, very old time style, complete with an antique pool table and bar set up. Not only is the inside of Susannah's Watch beautiful, but the outside completes the package. The land is stunning and it is directly across from the Patuxent River. We took photos outside and they turned out so beautiful. I cannot recommend this Bed and Breakfast enough. The owners are friendly and accommodating, the building is rich in history and stunning, and the land is vast and exquisite. There are plenty of photo opportunities all over the property. You will not be disappointed!

    Susannah's Watch B&B's reply:

    Thanks Devon for the glowing review! We enjoyed hosting your stay, and prep for your big day very much. Thanks for posting your pics, they are BEAUTIFUL!

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Team

Jeff and Claudinne Miller
Jeff and Claudinne Miller
Owners

The current care-takers and owners of the Dixon Family Farm and Susannah’s Watch B&B are Jeff and Claudinne Miller. Jeff’s mom’s maiden name was Dixon, and the house and farm have been in the family for many generations, going all the way back to Susannah (Bennett) Lowe in 1700.

Jeff and Claudinne were working and living in Europe when Jeff’s mother passed away just three years and one day after Jeff’s father suddenly passed away. The family home and farm were not doing well without proper care and maintenance, and things were breaking with only a couple of trips Stateside from Germany every year.

In October 2019 we decided it was time to move back to the States and dive head first into a new adventure; farming and innkeeping. Jeff has a Ph.d, and 23 years in the USMC as a combat engineer. In his current job he responds to international disasters for USAID/OFDA. Claudinne has some web and marketing skills, and is currently adjunct faculty at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. We are new to farming and Innkeeping, but with all of our experience this should be easy, right? Follow our adventures on our blog!

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27075 S Sandgates Rd Mechanicsville, MD, 20659
4438520922
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