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Live music and DJs are allowed for the ceremony and reception. Music, but no dancing, is allowed in the house.
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Most definitely. The majority of our brides choose to have both here. The ceremony/reception time is the event time.
For small functions of 100 (mingling) or 70 (seated) or when dancing is not part of the activities, the house and grounds only may be rented. The house, however, only has moderate size rooms which cannot accommodate everyone together. The house is not conducive to having wedding ceremonies inside for this reason.
The house only is often used for corporate meetings, cocktail, birthday and anniversary parties. The many rooms inside make excellent break-out rooms for meetings or retreats. The back patio is often used for meetings in pleasant weather.
No, the house is used for restrooms, changing area for the wedding party, gifts, cocktails, and has a large commercial kitchen the caterers use.
No, but we have literature from many vendors available in the Swan Harbor Farm office.
No fee is required, however, we ask that you follow these guidelines:
No, the tent is an open frame tent. We do, however, allow outside rental equipment to be used, provided they are delivered and picked up during the contracted time.
Call the office, 410-939-6767, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to make an appointment with the event coordinator.
Appointments are made Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can visit the farm anytime dawn until dusk as a park visitor and see the grounds only.
Our outdoor season starts in mid-April and extends through the end of October. Smaller inside events can be booked year-round.
The ceremonies usually take place on the lawn in the front of the house facing the Chesapeake Bay. They can also take place along the walkway leading from the formal garden to the Bay.