The Swan's Nest is a cozy outdoor wedding venue located in Cambridge, Maryland. This charming, spacious farmhouse offers rustic accommodations for up to 15 guests, while the surrounding 50 acres encompasses a beautiful waterfront pier, scenic view, walking trails, and an abundance of wildlife. The Swan's Nest is an ideal setting for a picture-perfect wedding celebration surrounded by your loved ones and natural landscape.
Facilities and Capacity
At The Swan's Nest couples have their choice of waterfront ceremony sites to choose from. Both the pier and the bay provide a picturesque backdrop as you exchange your wedding vows. Ceremony seating can be laid out in the arrangement of your choice on the luscious green lawn. Your ceremony can be enhanced by adding a wedding arbor or simply allow the natural setting to serve as the focal point for your service.
The large wrap-around porch offers the perfect viewing point for guests to drink in the breathtaking natural vista while sipping champagne during cocktail hour. There are endless wedding photography opportunities on this beautiful property to create your own unique collection of images. For reception events, a wedding tent can be erected at the setting of your choice on this sprawling estate. Get-ready rooms can be found in the main house, offering a convenient and comfortable space for you and your wedding party to prepare for your day. The Swan's Nest is a wheelchair accessible venue and parking and valet services are available.
The charming farmhouse at The Swan's Nest offers a warm and inviting ambiance for your wedding event. The interior features wooden accents, exposed brickwork, comfortable furnishings, and plenty of space. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two living rooms this versatile accommodation can comfortably sleep up to 15 guests. An array of both indoor and outdoor activities are available to ensure that you and your guests get the most from your stay at this waterfront venue.
The friendly and accommodating staff at The Swan's Nest aims to help take the stress out of planning your wedding event by providing a range of wedding packages to choose from. They can assist with your catering, entertainment and photography needs, in addition to supply tents and tent accessories for an outdoor, covered reception. Outside vendors are welcome at The Swan's Nest and a range of event items are available to enhance your day.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Jen Bell · Married on 05/18/2019
Sent on 05/29/2019
I’m so glad we chose the Swan’s Nest to host our wedding! We had just moved to the east coast and we weren’t familiar with the area, the state of Maryland, or even the region at all- and we were just looking for a beautiful, affordable venue where all of our guests (who would be coming in from out of state) could enjoy our wedding day as much as we would. Well we found it!
The venue is beautiful! The house has so many rooms both my husband and his groomsmen and me and my bridesmaids were able to get ready in the house without worrying about seeing each other before the ceremony which was a huge plus for us! We were able to have our rehearsal dinner at the venue as well with no problems and plenty of places for people to sit before we had even set up any tables for the reception.
The grounds at the swans nest are also amazing. There are many choices for a ceremony site but the obvious choice is down by the water in front of the dock. It is separated from the main backyard area so while we were getting married our caterer was cooking in a huge smoker and we couldn’t hear or smell anything. Huge plus. The pier is also great for pictures especially with the sunset. Hap has kayaks and canoes that are available as well. We brought our own outdoor games but they have volleyball, badminton and horseshoes.
Hap was able to give us exactly what we wanted and more. He worked with us on everything from the catering to unique things we wanted the day of. In our case I was largely DIY-ing the entire wedding, so I was worried about being in control of everything the whole night, and would go to start something- but Hap and his daughters would already have things taken care of! It was a weight off my shoulders on the biggest day of my life.
We will be back at the swans nest again for sure!
Jess Bronner · Married on 08/10/2019
We couldn't have picked a better place!
This venue was PERFECT for our wedding. We wanted something casual but still wanted it to feel like a wedding and The Swan's Nest was it. The owners are amazing and helped out in every way they could with set up, catering, etc. The bridal party was all able to stay in the house so it made getting ready and pictures all super convenient. I honestly didn't even want to have a wedding but having it here made it all worth it!Sent on 08/16/2019
Heather Bronner · Married on 08/01/2019
Beautiful venue, Fantastic people
Our daughter's wedding was held in August and Hap and Christine did an absolutely fantastic job of taking all the stress out of the situation. They answered all our questions, volunteered help every step of the way, and gave us options and advice. We let them deal with the catering, tent, chair s and tables and that took out so many of the details! The house is beautiful and has wonderful touches that make it feel homey and restful among the usual wedding chaos. They are definitely worth your time and the price is more than reasonable! The venue is gorgeous and makes for some great pictures--creative photographers will have fun wit it!Sent on 08/16/2019
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