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Special Events

The Swanendele Inn is available as a conference site and venue for weddings, corporate meetings, family gatherings, and other events. Make the setting of your next event as memorable as the occasion. The Swanendele Inn offers a refined atmosphere for weddings and receptions, corporate retreats, fundraising events, and other special events.

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Weddings, Corporate and other Events

We specialize in extraordinary events, Swanendele Inn does not do “large weddings”, we specialize in elegant events focusing on creating memorable and romantic memories for your special event. small, intimate weddings, elopements, or vow renewals.

Located less than Swanendele Inn is in Ridge, MD on historic Southern Maryland’s Western Shore, some 70 miles from Washington, DC, Baltimore, Richmond, VA, and 12 miles South of PAX and 7 miles north of Point Lookout at the confluence of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. We offer you the perfect venue for the wedding of your dreams.
Swanendele Inn offers you Southern Maryland’s most beautiful waterfront site for weddings and special events. Our Inn offers spacious outdoor and indoor spaces for your special event or day! Our beautiful outdoor and balcony outdoor ceremony sites all offer water, garden, and spectacular views of sunrise and sunset!

Unlike many other venues, Swanendele Inn can accommodate you inside or outside, your choice and often dictated by weather.

We do not wish to accommodate more than 65 guests. To ensure privacy, the properties are closed to everyone but event guests and staff.

Whether you’re hosting a romantic wedding and reception or a corporate retreat, surround your guests with comfort and luxury throughout their entire stay. Swanendele Inn makes it easy.

Celebrate your special day at Swanendele Inn at St. Mary’s, Maryland, located on the banks of historic St. Jerome’s Creek on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Swanendele Inn offers exclusive, intimate, elegant, settings for your wedding.

Swanendele Inn was constructed in traditional Southern Maryland style, with wraparound porches, multiple decks, and waterfront views from every window. Notwithstanding the “times gone by” charm of the inn, Swanendele features the latest in water and energy-saving features, such as geothermal heating and AC, triple-pane windows, and energy-star appliances. The suites and every room afford natural stone, thermostat-controlled fireplaces, ceiling fans, white oak floors, and marble/granite baths. The suites offer jacuzzi tubs for two with a divine view of the water and sunset – each with built-in Champagne coolers. The house is tastefully furnished with the owners’ eclectic collection of artwork and antiques gathered from all over the world.

The Swanendele property of 2.7 acres features nearly 800 feet of wraparound waterfront and a 1-acre of state-owned “wetland.” The property has been landscaped to preserve the natural character of the land and vegetation, but colorful gardens have been added, providing year-round greenery and seasonal flowers. As St. Mary’s prepares for its’ 400th anniversary, the owners hope and trust that Swanendele Inn will become the flagship of St. Mary’s hospitality. The Bay, the creek, the gardens provide stunning views year-round and Swanendele Inn will make your event unique, one of a kind!

For events to be scheduled at Swanendele Inn on a weekend, all eight guest suites and rooms must be booked for a two-night minimum stay in addition to the facility fee and damage deposit. Persons signing the event contract are responsible for full payment of all eight rooms at the time of reservation.

Swanendele Inn features a beautiful outdoor ceremony site and an elegant Grand Ballroom. The formal Dining Room offers an intimate setting for bridal events and cocktail hours for up to 65 guests.

Swanendele Inn staff is experienced in hosting a wide range of bridal events including:

  • Bridal Showers
  • Luncheons · Catering (see Catering info)
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
  • Post Wedding Brunches
  • Anniversary Celebrations

Swanendele Inn can provide a wide range of all-inclusive wedding packages simplifying the planning process for you. We take pride in delivering excellence to our clients and will work with you to create the perfect package that fits your needs. We assist you in creating the perfect blend of sophistication, elegance, and warmth to match your personality and style.
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