Maryland is known for its northeastern nautical vibe, four distinct seasons, and gorgeous waterfront properties. (Not to mention fantastic seafood!)
That’s why it’s no wonder locals and destination-wedding seekers alike flock to wedding venues in Eastern Shore, MD for their big day!
So, how much does a wedding in Eastern Shore, MD cost? On average, you can expect to shell out $27,498. But ask anyone about their Eastern Shore wedding, and they’ll tell you the experience is worth every penny!
In this guide, we’ll give you helpful information about the best wedding venues in Eastern Shore we found, how many of your closest family and friends it’ll accommodate, and how much you can expect to pay for the venue.
Swan Cove Manor
This is a gorgeous ceremony and reception venue in Cambridge, MD, where you can choose the planners and vendors that suit you best – no need to work exclusively with the venue’s selection!
Whether it’s an all-white wedding with 200 of your closest friends and family or just the two of you and a handful of loved ones in attendance, it’s all yours.
Ceremonies are held on the lawn with a picturesque Chesapeake backdrop, with the following reception hosted in a canopied party space with all the amenities you want. (Inclement weather policies are executed with military-like precision to ensure the party won’t stop for wind and rain!)
If you’re planning a weekend affair, you’ll have a choice of five homes for your guests to use.
The three waterfront manors feature five bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths (but bunk beds, trundle beds, sofa beds, and futons in each ensure you can sleep from 14 to 20 people, depending upon which home you choose. Each also has a stocked kitchen, laundry room, and all the comforts of home.
Outside, you’ll find a pool, fire pit (wood included), and a private dock complete with four kayaks and life jackets. There’s also a gas grill (propane included), picnic tables, outside seating, a hammock, horseshoe pits, and a play area for the kids.
You also have access to two more comfy cottages if you expect even more guests to attend your shindig. With all that space, you can also host your reception, rehearsal dinner, and day-after brunch without leaving the property!
Price Range: Starting at $17,950
Capacity: 200 max
Find Swan Cove Manor at Swan Cove Manor or check out Facebook.
Imagine hosting your wedding on a picturesque equestrian farm! This 150-acre venue near Salisbury, MD. is the most unique on our list, and we couldn’t be more smitten.
Not only will you have a backdrop featuring ponds, hardwood trees, and magnificent Andalusian horses, but you’ll have a castle at your disposal for the ceremony. (How’s that for a magical setting for a photo-op?)
The barn is the perfect place for a reception showcasing a mix of rustic and elegant decor and comes equipped with all the bells and whistles.
You and your guests will have 22,000 sq. ft. for the party sheltered by a 6,000 sq. ft. cathedral tent complete with lighting and an elegant chandelier. It also features a bridal suite and groomsman’s lounge to prep for the aisle.
Want to wed under the stars? One hundred acres of the property is ready for your outdoor experience. The property managers even encourage couples to return for anniversary photos to capture the magic every year.
Wedding packages include all tables, chairs, a dance floor, and lighting. You may choose your own event planner and vendors or opt to use the services offered by the venue.
Price Range: Starting at $6,500
Capacity: Up to 500 guests
Find Castle Farm at Castle Farm Weddings or check out Facebook or Instagram.
If romantic with a laid-back country vibe describes the wedding you’ve been dreaming of, Kylan Barn may just be the perfect spot for you!
Located on 30 acres in Delmar, MD, this simple barn venue offering wedding packages tailored to your needs would be ideal for couples who want a big celebration with minimal stress. And the abundant green pastures and three ponds make for truly magical photos!
The venue features two suites to prepare, a day-of coordinator, wireless internet, and access to your choice of recommended vendors. It’s also pet-friendly, so your furry bestie can join in the festivities.
Price Range: $4,000 +
Find Kylan Barn at Kylan Barn or check out Facebook or Instagram.
This award-winning year-round wedding destination is the complete package!
Located in downtown Easton, the Inn has three fantastic venues on the property featuring indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, day-after brunch, and more. Making it an all-inclusive gig? Ninety-two gorgeous rooms and suites are ready to receive your guests, too!
And when we say complete package, we’re not kidding! If you choose, you’ll have unlimited access to the venue’s on-site wedding coordinator from the week before the big day until the main event is over.
They’ll meet you for a one-on-one planning session to plan your timeline, plan the menu (and group tasting), and take care of any other customized details.
The hotel will even present your guests with welcome bags and keep track of extras like candles, seating numbers, cake accessories, favors, and more. When the day arrives, they’ll deliver your must-have gear to the bridal party’s ready room.
Price Range: From $2,000
Capacity: Up to 310
Find Tidewater Inn at Tidewater Inn or check out Facebook or Instagram.
Brittland Estates offers upper crust sensibility with a generous helping of welcoming charm. And with two distinct venues on the grounds to choose from, that’s just the beginning!
Brittland Manor and Stepne Manor both feature plenty of spaces for hosting a variety of events. Have your rehearsal dinner in the dining or great room, cocktail reception in the library or living room, or hit the screened-in porches and sunrooms to relax before the festivities begin.
Picturesque outdoor spaces, including pools and gardens on the 530-acre property, are perfect for hosting an outdoor ceremony.
You’re welcome to bring your own vendors, or the venue’s staff are happy to provide you with a list of local faves. Brittland Estates offers a variety of in-house wedding packages to choose from as well.
Price Range: $15,000+
Capacity: Up to 400
Find Brittland Estates at Brittland Estates or check out Facebook or Instagram.
Inn at Perry Cabin
D.C. couples flock to this scenic wedding venue on the banks of the Miles River for its remarkable beauty and convenience to the home.
Whether you’re looking for something intimate or are planning a huge blowout bash, there are eight spaces in and around the Inn to accommodate- you can even get hitched on the venue’s 55-foot yacht!
Your guests will be pampered with a choice of 78 rooms (including 30 suites) during their stay as they celebrate the weekend festivities!
Price Range: Contact the venue for pricing information.
Capacity: Up to 250
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Green Hill Country Club
With plenty of indoor and outdoor settings for all your weekend wedding events and impeccable service, this is the perfect venue for a classic, elegant affair. (One look at the River Room, and we predict you’ll be hooked!)
Wicomico River views provide a picturesque backdrop for your guests as you host your ceremony and reception in the ballroom, deck, outdoors on the grounds, and more. All-inclusive packages are available at every customized level to fit your budget.
Price Range: Starting at $3,500
Find Green Hill Country Club at Green Hill or check out Facebook or Instagram.
Kent Manor is conveniently just a hop, skip, and jump away from D.C. and Baltimore. This means you’d better book well in advance because this venue is hot!
This charming 24-room restored manor house boutique hotel boasts the Garden House and Pavilion nestled in the forest with panoramic views, a barn for festive receptions, and plenty of sprawling acreages if you’d prefer an outdoor affair.
The all-inclusive simplicity package is just as enticing as the property! It includes a personal wedding coordinator, an open bar and catering packages during your stay, a personalized wedding cake, and a romantic boutique room for your wedding night!
Price Range: Starting at $8,000
Capacity: Up to 250
Find Kent Manor at Kent Island Resort or check out Facebook or Instagram.
Mitchell House is the perfect wedding venue with a touch of historical flair for intimate gatherings! This small bed and breakfast offers plenty of idyllic space for an outdoor wedding, six rooms at the Inn, and a cottage equipped with a full kitchen to accommodate your guests.
While you’ll need to choose your own vendors, the hosts at the Inn are ready to help you plan! If you aren’t sure where to begin, they do have a complete list of vetted vendors to get you started.
Price Range: $1,500+
Capacity: Max 250
Find Mitchell House at Inn at Mitchell House or check out Facebook or Instagram.
Hilton Garden Inn
The posh accommodations and sophisticated decor of this venue make it one of the more contemporary spots on our list, and the consistently high ratings it receives from couples make it one of the more popular.
Several spaces are available for the rehearsal to the reception, but the Campbell ballroom is the most popular. This grand ballroom offers room for 250 guests and connects to the outside patio with sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay.
Price Range: $750+
Capacity: Up to 250
Find Hilton Garden Inn at Hilton or check out Facebook or Instagram.
Known for its private setting and magical sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay- the Oaks is sure to impress your guests and provide a beautiful backdrop for sweet memories!
With fourteen charming guest rooms, a bridal cottage, and plenty of space to party, it’s the perfect venue for an entire weekend wedding gathering.
Despite the incredible surroundings and accommodations, the star of the wedding show is the irresistible cuisine tailored to your preferences. From the canapes served at the cocktail reception to the formal sit-down dinner, you’ll recommend this venue to everyone!
Price Range: From $2,500
Capacity: Up to 250
Find The Oaks at The Oaks or check out Facebook or Instagram.
Want to throw the wedding of the year in a four-level estate surrounded by 78 acres of manicured lawns, pastures, and wooded areas with unparalleled views of the Chesapeake Bay?
Located in Tracy’s Landing, Tacaro Estate is one of those venues that makes an impact as soon as you see it coming up the winding drive.
Opt to host your grand event on the grounds among the picturesque barns and meadows. Or maybe inside the mansion in one of its many impressive formal spaces. (Then dance all night at the afterparty hosted in a vintage speakeasy!) Or perhaps a combo of both!
No matter where you decide, it’s the perfect place to channel your inner Vanderbilt!
Price Range: Starting at $2,500
Capacity: Contact the venue for details about guest capacity.
Find Tacaro Estate at Tacaro Estate or check out Facebook or Instagram.