When my husband and I initially began our search for a wedding venue, we had no idea that we'd end up at Silver Swan. Not being from the area, we weren't sure what to expect only going off of pictures and good reviews. You drive through a residential neighborhood and at the very end of it you arrive at Silver Swan, which forms a peninsula off the Chesapeake Bay. The view is breathtaking and I knew we wouldn't find another place like it. It's a quaint venue that accommodated our number of guests (103) perfectly.
We primarily worked with Kara who is exceptional! She is thorough, transparent, and has a great sense of humor. She gave us the confidence that newly engaged couples need in the beginning. I loved working with her! She was seemingly always available whenever I had a question and made the daunting planning process rather enjoyable for us.
We were in a unique situation where they completely changed menu offerings and the Executive Chef after our initial tasting, which was underwhelming to say the least. We still had the option of using the old menu, but luckily we were invited back to try out the new Chef’s (Frederik De Pue) creations/menu and were blown away. Our guests all agreed, the food on our wedding day was exceptional. It was night and day (from initial tasting to wedding day) and we honestly felt the quality and creativity of the new menu was a great value.
Accommodations are available for your guests in Stevensville/Kent Island, but the hotels are limited and on the expensive side. We stayed in downtown Annapolis, which is about a 25-30 minute drive to the venue. The Bay Bridge and traffic, in general, is unpredictable, so give yourself ample time if you're staying off the island.
We have the BEST memories of our wedding day and couldn't have asked for a better experience. We're still hearing from our guests about how wonderful everything was. The entire Silver Swan staff from beginning to end was courteous, polite, and professional. Thank you to all the employees of Silver Swan who made our day so special and one that we will remember for a lifetime.
-Will and Kayleen Cunningham