Meeting & Event Facilities

Mix business with pleasure at our beautiful, waterfront conference and event center.

It’s important to get a good start when planning a professional conference or corporate retreat. When looking to book your event, our waterfront meeting venue offers the perfect blend of elegance and efficiency. The Historic Kent Manor Inn provides AV equipment, breakout rooms, a variety of seating arrangements, as well as accommodations to fit the size of your group.

Take that first step by choosing the country charm of the Historic Kent Manor Inn, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, for your Kent Island meeting. This distinctive venue combines nearly 200 years of history with 21st-century conveniences and first-class service.

Contact our Corporate Sales Director, Christine Phillips at (443) 994-7919 or submit a request for proposal for pricing and customizing.

Brightsworth Room

The Brightsworth Room is 375 square feet and measures 25' x 15' and is used for functions with up to 12 participants. This room has a fireplace and multiple windows giving it a bright and open feel. Wireless and hard wired Internet service are available.

Features:

  • Natural Daylight
  • Outlet/Sockets
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Visual Equipment
  • Audio Equipment
  • Flip-chart/Presentation Equipment
  • Accessibility Features
  • Free Parking

Thompson Room

This versatile and multi-function space is 570 square feet and measures 38' x 15' and can be used as a dining room for up to 45 guests or as a meeting room with many set-up configurations. Two Italian marble fireplaces grace this room. Large windows permit abundant natural light and views of the gardens in the front of the Manor House. Wireless Internet service is available

Features:

  • Natural Daylight
  • Outlet/Sockets
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Visual Equipment
  • Audio Equipment
  • Flip-chart/Presentation Equipment
  • Accessibility Features
  • Free Parking

Waterfront Garden House

The Garden House provides ultimate privacy for larger groups. It boasts 1745 total square feet and with 1460 sq ft. dedicated to meeting space and 285 sq ft dedicated to a dance floor. The venue provides ample natural light allowing for a sense that you are conducting your meeting outdoors. Elegantly appointed with a show-stopping crystal chandelier and a rich mahogany bar. Being carpeted, the acoustics in this space are excellent, microphone use is seldom needed. Two sets of French doors open to the gardens. Wireless Internet service is available.

Features:

  • Natural Daylight
  • Outlet/Sockets
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Visual Equipment
  • Audio Equipment
  • Flip-chart/Presentation Equipment
  • Accessibility Features
  • Free Parking

The Preserve

7950 total sq ft multi-use function space for weddings, galas, trade shows, and large attendee meetings. Measures 66' x 115' total with various arrangements for meetings and breakout sessions. Stunning crystal chandeliers grace this space. Walls of glass doors and windows provide pastoral views of the estate. Wireless Internet service is available.

Features:

  • Natural Daylight
  • Outlet/Sockets
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Visual Equipment
  • Audio Equipment
  • Flip-chart/Presentation Equipment
  • Accessibility Features
  • Free Parking

See what our guests had to say about their meetings and group retreats at Historic Kent Manor Inn!

paulsA47BK from Oakton, Virginia  -  Reviewed October 13, 2018

5 star review

Peaceful Retreat

We had a wonderful time at the Kent Manor Inn during a nice weekend in October. The Inn is very beautiful and well maintained with pretty views, wonderful grounds, and peaceful places to sit and take in the water views. We had a king bedroom with fireplace and balcony. The shared balcony overlooks the water. The bed was very comfortable and the room well appointed. The inn itself is large with a very nice parlor, with coffee and tea service and games available. The breakfast room is nice. We found the continental breakfast to be very good. The grounds are fantastic. We sat on the pier in the morning and drank our coffee and read while watching the birds and wildlife on the river. Very peaceful. We walked some of the grounds later in the day, taking a trail that paralleled the river. At night we took advantage of the fire pit to roast marshmallows. The next day we used their Kayaks and spent a few hours on the water. Staff is very friendly and accommodating (thank you Lawrence and Brian) . We would highly recommend this inn for a relaxing weekend or wedding/group event.

EnotriaMngt  -  Reviewed September 18, 2018

5 star review

Work retreat made easy by Kent Manor Inn!

The team at Kent Manor Inn made planning our work retreat a breeze!

Bunny, Christine and their entire staff were friendly, answered all of my questions quickly and made us feel at home.

Though this trip was business by nature, that did not stop us from enjoying all of the beauty and amenities that the hotel has to offer. We even did some team bonding at night around the fire pit which left us all feeling relaxed!

Our entire staff loved their rooms and the amazing food that the Inn has to offer. Toni, our waitress for all three days was very attentive and we didn't have to ask twice for anything!

I would highly recommend this for your next work retreat or even family event!

133DavidA133 from Beverly Hills, California  - Reviewed June 14, 2018

5 star review

Great Meeting Venue

We had our annual meeting at the KMI that served as our company retreat and client reward trip. Everything went wonderfully. The event coordinator, Christine Phillips, was professional and made everything easy. The hotel was charming and the location ideal. Employees and customers alike raved about it. They all wanted to come back next year. Food was not high-end gourmet but was delicious and incorporated local flares. It is close to Annapolis for a wee bit more activity. The conference center and staff were excellent

STXfan from  Washington DC, District of Columbia  -  Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

5 star review

Retreat for 8 couples

We had a fantastic stay at Kent Manor April 6-8 2018. VERY friendly and attentive staff. For our catered dinner, the food was wonderful but Anne was an incredible server, handling all 16 of us with ease...or at least she made it seem easy. We had fun with her too...very pleasant.

Our meeting was held Sat and Sun mornings in the beautiful Garden House out back...all windows...just lovely. All details were meticulously taken care of...and breakfast and lunch were superb.

Thanks to GM Bunny and owner Victor, and the entire staff. I’ll bring my other Vistage CEO group members and spouses for retreats in the future!