The Silver Swan Bayside combines quiet sophistication, exquisite views of the Chesapeake Bay, and breathtaking sunsets to create the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events, private parties and special occasions of every kind.
A destination, not just a location…
Experience one of the most stunning outdoor wedding venues and conference facilities in Maryland.
Many couples dream of the perfect outdoor wedding – where the setting, weather and festivities all come together perfectly. But planning a wedding outdoors can also be a challenge – with those few extra variables to think about and backup plans to consider.
At Silver Swan Bayside, your outdoor wedding can be as perfect as you imagine, without the stress. We’re unique among conference and outdoor Maryland wedding venues in that we offer not only a spectacular natural setting, but also the amenities and facilities you want for comfort, flexibility and, of course, the unexpected.
A sunset wedding ceremony on the beach? Or perhaps an afternoon wedding in our elegant garden? Our spectacular waterfront location on the shores of the sparkling Chesapeake Bay makes ours one of the most sought-after outdoor wedding venues in Maryland.
Convenience is another reason you’ll love Silver Swan Bayside. Your guests won’t have to spend hours on the road, because we’re conveniently located at Queen Anne Marina on Kent Island in Maryland, a short trip from Baltimore, Washington and Annapolis. We offer the convenience of more conventional Washington, DC wedding venues and even Washington, DC meeting facilities in a truly picturesque waterfront setting.
Surrounded by water and protected from extremes of temperature and climate, Kent Island provides one of the most desirable outdoor wedding venues in Maryland and the Eastern Shore. Kent Island is the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay, separated from the Delmarva Peninsula on the east by a narrow channel of water, and on the west, four miles of water buffers the island from Sandy Point. The picturesque Chester River runs to our north, and to our south is Eastern Bay.
A relaxed alternative to Washington, DC wedding locations, Kent Island offers comfortable temperatures typically in the low 80s for that quintessential June marrier. Spring flowers abound. September and October typically offer warm sunshine, cool breezes and a crisp fall scent in the air. Even a January wedding can have an outdoor feel at Silver Swan Bayside, where our cozy dining room sits overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, with gorgeous views all around from the comfort of indoors.
Here, your outdoor wedding can be beautifully natural and worry-free – even if that unseasonable cold-front or shower should blow in. Our tented pavilion keeps things shady in warm weather and dry during light rain. If the need arises, your guests can retreat to our beautiful dining room and still enjoy panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay, and our welcoming fireplace will take the edge off any chilling breezes coming off the Bay. We can accommodate up to 230 guests for a cocktail-themed event or up to 200 for a seated wedding reception. Our grassy lawn and boardwalk overlook the beach and are perfect for a scenic and memorable celebration.
Peace of mind, indoors and out
With our professional team handling the details on-site, everything about your outdoor, indoor wedding can be relaxed and seamless – from the food and beverages to the linens and décor, we can take care of every detail.
Whether you choose one of our worry-free, seamless wedding packages or want to tailor a one-of-a-kind event in our spectacular setting, our staff is here to make everything go smoothly, so you’ll enjoy your celebration as much as your guests do.
The perfect destination
By holding your wedding at Silver Swan Bayside, you, your family and your wedding guests can spend free time before and after enjoying the many wonderful outdoor activities available here in the Kent Island area. A sunset cruise around the Bay, a scenic kayak adventure, fishing the rich estuarial waters of the Chesapeake, or simply hiking and biking our trails and byroads. Silver Swan Bayside is surrounded by a vibrant historic community with an enduring relationship to the waters around us.
Bay breezes in summer, warm sunshine in spring, and brilliant autumn colors – Kent Island is a place where the outdoors shine all year around and where wedding memories are as beautiful as the Chesapeake Bay itself.
If you’ve looked at other Maryland wedding locations, reception halls in Maryland, or even Annapolis wedding venues, you won’t find any place to compare with Silver Swan Bayside for the outdoor wedding of a lifetime.