Weddings & Receptions

With two extravagant venues, the Historic Kent Manor Inn is the premier location for your waterfront or fieldside wedding. Our weddings will leave an impression for a lifetime. With our dedicated on-site wedding coordinator, to our professional catering team, we strive to make your wedding absolutely perfect. From your rehearsal dinner to your reception, the Historic Kent Manor Inn is committed to providing an experience for you and your guests that will surpass expectations. We are honored to have you choose us as your wedding destination, and we promise to provide an amazing experience in return.

Waterfront Weddings at the Garden House

Due to COVID-19, we are limiting group bookings to 75 guests.

The waterfront Garden House is located on the south side of the Inn. The octagonal, glass walls offer views of the gardens, lawns, and waterfront. The elegantly decorated space, designed specifically to accommodate a variety of events, has an elevated dance floor, a built-in bar area and table seating for up to 75 people. Additional space is available on the adjacent South Lawn for rented tents which can accommodate up to 300 guests.


  • Seats up to 75 guests
  • Glass doors throughout the venue
  • Elevated dance floor and bar
  • Views of the garden and waterfront
  • Can accommodate tents adjacent to building
  • Waterfront ceremony site

Fieldside Weddings at The Preserve

Overlooking, the fields of the Historic Kent Manor Inn, The Preserve is ideal for larger weddings and events accommodating up to 300 people. The Preserve features glass walls so guests can be surrounded by the beautiful, natural scenery during the event. With an individual section of the venue closed off for a cocktail area, and spacious reception hall, this venue is ideal for hosting all large-scale weddings.


  • Seats up to 300 guests
  • Glass doors along the field side
  • Exclusive Cocktail area
  • Elevated Ceilings
  • Central Dance Floor
  • Field Side Ceremony Site

Wedding Catering

The Historic Kent Manor Inn provides exclusive catering service for all in-house weddings and events. Our experienced catering staff will work with you to create the perfect fine dining menu for your events. Every ingredient from hors d’oeuvres to your main course will be discussed in fine detail. Our mission is to create a unique and impressive culinary experience you and your guests will long remember.

We have built our wedding packages around convenient per-person pricing. Our three creative menus include plated dining, buffet dining, and stationed buffet options. Select from one of these three options, and let our culinary team provide you with the perfect menu and help take care of the details.

In addition to hand-selected meals, our wedding package options include:

  • Butler passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Stationary displays
  • Ceremony, cocktail and reception set-up
  • Wedding cake cutting service
  • Bar service with upgrades available
  • House champagne for your toast
  • Guest accommodations (up to 24 rooms)
  • 1/2 hour ceremony and 4 1/2 hour reception including a cocktail hour

Intimate Sized Weddings

For more intimate weddings with smaller guest lists, the Historic Kent Manor Inn has dining halls to accommodate smaller weddings. Contact our event team now to hear more about our more intimate wedding options. At Historic Kent Manor Inn, we love to host weddings and events of all sizes. From small intimate celebrations to a grand event, the Historic Kent Manor Inn has packages to make your dream wedding come true at our beautiful waterfront property. Contact us immediately by filling out our wedding RFP and our sales team will contact you as soon as possible.

Open House

Schedule a tour of our beautiful venues and lush grounds and meet our professional event staff to assist with planning your special occasion. Appointments are required and masks worn. Please call (410) 643-4242 to arrange a time to visit. Our events team will guide you on a tour of the property and answer any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity for engaged couples to see what our property has to offer and experience the beauty of the Historic Kent Manor Inn.

Within close proximity to Washington D.C., Virginia, Baltimore and Annapolis, the Historic Kent Manor Inn is the premier Eastern Shore destination for your wedding.

Historic Kent Manor Inn Highlights:

  • 2 Wedding Venues (maximum capacity of 300)
  • Areas for Tented Parties
  • 24 Guest Rooms
  • Dedicated Events Team
  • In-house Catering

See what our guests had to say about their Kent Manor wedding!

The Knot – 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed On 1/04/2018 by Rachel D

The staff was amazing and very accommodating, and the grounds are absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommend!

The Knot – 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Heather Y

Perfect Location, Weather & Food. Wonderful memories all our family and friends still talk about.

The Knot – 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Nathaniel R

It was perfect! Better than we imagined. Great weekend with family & friends.

The Knot – 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Allison M

I got married here last year, such a gorgeous place!! Ashley was great and helped make everything perfect!!

The Knot – 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Brandi S

Great venue! We had a great time and it was absolutely beautiful! And the food was delicious😁

The Knot – 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by James L

5+ stars. Beautiful location, venue and staff. Had a wonderful experience.

The Knot – 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Pam S

Great experience!! Definitely recommend. Everything was perfect.

Trip Advisor  -  Wedding Review

renedG1530JP /  San Francisco, California  -  Reviewed April 18, 2018   5 star rating

Absolutely unique and private for our wedding guests

we absolutely fell in love with this property - hotel was pretty much all booked by our family and friends as retreat for the wedding of our daughter. We had so much fun getting together in downstairs parlor in our PJ's for board games and drinks after formal dinners and the wedding itself... we felt like we were transported back to Europe on our family estate in Old Country 🙂 We also hosted an after wedding brunch at the property for over 100 people ( which was a great success), and that added a special touch to make proper good buys to the family and friends who came to the wedding from all over the country and from abroad... Overall experience was superb, and i hope we will be back some day just to enjoy the eastern shores and surrounding areas.

Wedding Wire    Sylvia · married on 05/27/2018

I basically had Kent Manor in mind for my wedding as soon as I got engaged. This beautiful old Inn is not only waterfront but has amazing grounds and beautiful reception areas/rooms. The staff at Kent Manor were incredibly friendly and attentive, especially on the big day, plus they were helpful with any request we had. Don't forget about the food either! Their food is the best and I recommend them not only for weddings but their specialty brunches as well. I think Kent Manor is one of the more reasonably priced all-in-one venues that really does deliver on a beautiful wedding day.

Wedding Wire   Kris · married on 09/22/2018

The Perfect Spot for Us

Our September wedding at the Kent Manor Inn was a truly memorable celebration, and we will forever be grateful to everyone at the KMI who made everything (from the planning to the ceremony to the reception) work so well. We had anticipated a great weekend outdoors on the beautiful grounds, but it poured rain for days on end, and many adjustments had to be made. Fortunately, the folks at KMI were absolute professionals and shifted things with ease--keeping us calm & supporting our celebration with humor, warmth, and smiles. We loved having so many of our guests stay in the Inn with us, and the KMI was accommodating in countless ways--from offering a cash bar & happy hour as guests arrived on Saturday (letting our party take over all the common spaces on the ground floor!) to decorating the Garden House exactly as planned (thank you, Ashley et al!) to checking in with the bride & groom (and their parents) to confirm things were going as hoped (indeed!). The location and the staff absolutely made the weekend--our guests couldn't say enough good things about everything and everyone! --and we are so pleased we chose this venue for our wedding. It offered the perfect balance of intimacy (for our friends and family to get to meet and enjoy one another's company!), laid-back Eastern Shore charm (love the building and the beautiful views from the porches!), and specialness (I got butterflies the first time I stepped on the grounds of this historic venue, and they were there every time I returned, especially on our beautiful rainy wedding day!). My husband and I have said (more than once and with great sincerity and gratitude) that we cannot imagine our wedding anywhere else. We loved our venue and all the ways it shaped our wedding in exceptional ways; we will always hold the KMI in a special place in our hearts.