Built in 1820, The Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn is an idyllic wedding venue in Stevensville, Maryland. This historic inn invites couples to have an amazing wedding in a setting that will remind guests of warm summer days. You can marvel at the views of the Chesapeake Bay from the romantic pier then roam around the 220-acre estate. Here, you and your loved ones can enjoy the luxury of The Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn’s inviting event spaces.
Facilities and Capacity
The Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn is the epitome of country grandeur. The ornate furnishings in the classic English-country style, create a sophisticated ambiance. Couples can choose between two wedding venues, one being the Garden House with space for 150 guests. This octagonal wedding structure features remarkable glass doors on all sides. It boasts scenic views of the Thompson Creek which is a waterfront setting that is quite popular for outdoor wedding ceremonies. This romantic spot is set apart by its vaulted ceilings, built-in bar, and lavish chandelier. There is an additional tent space available on the nearby lawn for up to 300 guests. The Preserve is the manor’s fieldside wedding venue, which seats 300 guests and features glass doors that overlook luscious fields. Its brick patio, decorative fabrics, and chandeliers demonstrate pure opulence. A separate cocktail area just beyond the main reception hall makes The Preserve ideal for larger weddings. The inn offers smaller dining halls for more intimate weddings.
At this regal inn, guided viewing tours and a personal wedding coordinator ensures that you will be taken care of from start to finish. Their staff also invites couples and their loved ones to book an overnight stay in one of their beautiful 24 guestrooms. Each room varies in decoration, which adds to the charm of this inn. This venue offers a fully staffed bar with specialty beers and wines. Couples can opt for open or cash bars, while all wedding packages include a champagne toast.
Couples are treated to the inn’s exclusive in-house catering services when they host their wedding here. Currently, the inn only serves breakfast for overnight guests, as they exclusively cater to weddings and holiday buffets. This contributes to the exceptional catering offered, as your wedding will be their prime focus. Choose a dining experience that best suits the wedding that you envision, with options for a buffet, plated, or stationed services. Your guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour passed by a butler. Then toast your happiness between speeches, and later on, the inn will take care of cutting the cake and serving it.
105 Reviews for The Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn
Recommended by 95% of couples
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lindsay · Married on 10/26/2019
Amazing Eastern Shore Venue
The Kent Manor Inn was the perfect wedding venue for us. We knew that we wanted a venue with in-house catering and an option for guests to stay overnight, so we attended the open house on a Saturday last year. As soon as we saw the waterfront gazebo and the Preserve reception space, we were sold. Throughout our planning process, a new venue coordinator, Jessica, was hired. She was extremely organized and had a wonderful no-nonsense attitude that we loved. She was very quick to respond to any questions or requests that we had, no matter how small. We booked about half of the rooms the night before our wedding and had some issues checking in as there is no staff present overnight, but one of the managers, Debby, was quick to arrive to the Inn & get us checked in. Our wedding went off without a hitch, from the beginning to end. The Preserve was recently renovated with new floors, ceiling drapes, and bathrooms- all of which had the venue looking picture perfect. All of the staff at the Preserve were so enthusiastic and helpful to our guests. Every single one of our guests emphasized what a perfect wedding it was at the Kent Manor Inn. We hosted brunch at the Inn on Sunday morning for some of our guests and the staff was superb yet again. We highly recommend the Kent Manor Inn to anyone looking for a gorgeous, historic, waterfront wedding.Sent on 11/08/2019
The Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn's reply:Lindsay, thank you for taking the time to create this wonderful and detailed review. I really appreciate it and loved working with you! Cheers to an amazing lifetime together.
Steve Baumann · Married on 10/19/2019
Great All Inclusive Venue
We loved everything about this venue. Being able to have the ceremony, reception, and lodging in the same location was amazing. The staff was extremely helpful and professional. They catered to everything we needed and made the wedding day stress free for us.Sent on 11/05/2019
The Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn's reply:Thank you for taking the time to review us. I really appreciate it and enjoyed working with you. Enjoy your new life together and visit soon!
Julie · Married on 08/09/2019
Kent Manor Inn is first off, a gorgeous venue! But to top it off, they have an amazing staff that is responsive and supportive. They truly make sure that the wedding day goes off perfectly! Jessica Oliver is amazing is really helped us get the final day of plan together and helped calm our nerves. She is a pro! The catering Kent provides is also amazing, the food was delicious and the timing of the buffet was perfect! They really helped keep the reception activities moving along. We really recommend Kent Manor Inn!Sent on 11/04/2019
The Waterfront Historic Kent Manor Inn's reply:Thank you so much! I loved working with you and wish you the best! Keep us in mind for future celebrations and I hope to see you for an anniversary getaway!
Book your big day by 11/30/2019 and receive 2 complimentary hotel nights at our historic Inn. Use both nights for yourself in your bridal suite or gift one night to a friend!
Such a cool event venue on Kent Island. With a waterfront and garden feel, you will be delighted with the setting. Check them out and be amazed!
Such a pleasure to work with! The entire team at Kent Manor made sure our client's destination wedding was perfect. Their hospitality and professionalism were wonderful throughout the entire weekend.
Kent Manor Inn is one of Kent Island's best kept secrets. Its unique secluded charm with an intimate feel is ideal for any wedding!