An elegant wedding venue in Queenstown, Maryland, Wye River Conference Center prides itself on its distinctive beauty. With Maryland’s Eastern Shore providing a breathtaking backdrop, the venue’s private 18th-century English gardens and striking architecture present endless scenic possibilities for your affair. Hosting several historic meetings, such as the 1998 Wye Accord for Peace in the Middle East attended by former President Bill Clinton, Wye River Conference Center offers the right amount of history and class for your one-of-a-kind nuptials!
Facilities and Capacity
Boasting more than 1,000 acres, Wye River Conference Center accommodates a maximum of 200 guests. Couples who book with the venue have the option of choosing from two spacious event spaces to host their ceremony and/or reception.
The venue offers a variety of services and amenities from which couples may choose. Options include, but are not limited to:
A hotel at heart, Wye River Conference Center offers two options for hosting overnight guests. The historic Houghton House features 25 guest rooms, while the contemporary River House is outfitted with 26. Both options offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and a private dock, pool and game room.
Those who enlist the services of Wye River Conference Center for their special day benefit from a number of wedding-related facilities. Most notably, couples benefit from a rehearsal dinner and engagement party space to celebrate and prepare for their knot-tying celebration.
Wye River Conference Center offers couples and their guests lush landscapes with small-town flair. The venue is approximately 50 miles from Washington, D.C. and 51 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
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Recommended by 94% of couples
Jessica · Married on 10/08/2016
Thank you a thousand times over to Kathie and team at Wye River. Kathie is knowledgeable, friendly, warm and professional. She is truly an asset to the property and absolutely wonderful. Phone calls, meetings, emails, she was always available to answer my questions, lend advice, and make sure every detail was in order and ready to go on our special day. She made a detailed timeline for me and made sure everyone was on the same page. Kathie made a sincere effort to get to know us as a couple/family and get a feel for our style and ideas, and was able to lend advice when needed in order to make sure the event came together like we envisioned. Everything went PERFECTLY throughout the entire day, even in the rain. She made sure our backup location was still beautiful as I envisioned and helped make sure the rain didn't have an effect on the atmosphere we wanted to create for our guests. Every detail, on time without a hitch, Kathie was on top of everything. I can't express how grateful I am. I had several people comment on how happy and carefree I seemed before the ceremony--it's all because Kathie had it all under control and I had no reason to stress! Thank you for allowing me, my husband and our parents to enjoy our day to the fullest.Sent on 11/01/2016
Elizabeth · Married on 06/18/2016
With most of our guests traveling more than 6 hours, we were looking for a venue where our guests could enjoy a mini vacation, and the Aspen Wye River certainly delivered! Our guests were able to take bikes and explore Wye Island and the surrounding area, lay poolside, all while enjoying the Marriott-backed amenities. Amanda gave us a wonderful introduction to the venue, and immediately we came to realize that perhaps more enjoyable than the picturesque views, were the many kindhearted staff members. We were so impressed with how professional and happy the environment was and had no concerns or worries throughout the entire weekend.Sent on 09/07/2016
We worked very closely with our wedding event coordinator Kathie and genuinely looked forward to speaking with her throughout our planning process. The Eastern Shore is a close community, and Kathie has good standing relationships with many local vendors. She was on site and an excellent point of contact for vendors and family to seek out. She was always moving, but never stressed! We had zero concerns about pulling the details together, and Kathie gave us confidence to make decisions on items that were important to us, and pointers on items that were less important so that we could really make the most of our whole weekend.
Chef Jeff prepared an amazing assortment for both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding reception. We were very pleased with the foods and indulged all weekend long! We were able to host our events in various different parts of the campus, which really has a lot to offer. Our rehearsal dinner was both casual and gourmet, and Chef Jeff really set the stage for an amazing weekend. The kitchen was also more than accommodating for our many choosy eaters!
Overall, the Aspen Wye River Conference Center blew away our expectations and made our wedding weekend truly unforgettable. They have it all! We cannot thank and recommend them enough for the happy memories that we have following the full weekend.
User5645424 · 2+ years ago
Our wedding at Aspen Wye River Conference Center was a dream come true. The beginning, middle, and end of our amazing experience can be attributed to Kathie Cowell and the incredible Wye staff who were not only professional and attentive, but also did everything that they could to ensure our celebration went smoothly. The venue is picturesque, and we initially chose it for its beauty and the fact that our guests were able to stay on site.Sent on 02/20/2016
From the very beginning, Kathie was helpful in both acquainting us with the property and sharing her insight and experience regarding various options for the ceremony and other festivities. Our menu tasting was well organized, and after a couple of additional ideas arose, she and Chef Jeff offered to do a follow-up tasting to try a few more dishes.
Planning a weekend wedding celebration is definitely a fair amount of decision-making and coordination, and Kathie was with us every step of the way. She recommended our cake and flower vendors, both of which turned out to be fantastic. She also helped us to address a last-minute cancellation by a Hawaiian musician (for our rehearsal dinner), by putting us in touch with one of her contacts who was able to find an available duo just a week before the event!
The weekend itself was wonderful. Kathie and her team worked incredibly hard behind the scenes to ensure that everything went smoothly for our guests. Our family and friends loved the venue, its amenities, and the professionalism and friendliness of the staff.
The rehearsal went smoothly, and the rehearsal dinner food was on point - relatives from Hawaii complimented Chef Jeff on his dishes. For our big day, again, the execution was outstanding. Everything went smoothly, the food was delicious, and we were able to truly enjoy our wedding.
We feel fortunate to have had the wedding of our dreams!
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