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din­ing room and four-sea­son porch with wa­ter views for small in­ti­mate cel­e­bra­tions, the inn can also ac­com­mo­date larger par­ties in the Gar­den Con­ser­va­tory or the Pre­seve — a richly adorned space, taste­fully ap­pointed in muted tones and able to ac­com­mo­date 400 guests for din­ing and danc­ing. The prop­erty also has two pop­u­lar sites for out­door cer­e­monies, a pool, and fire pit. A com­pli­men­tary sig­na­ture buf­fet break­fast each morn­ing is of­fered to overnight guests.

“For nearly 200 years, His­toric Kent Manor Inn has rec­og­nized that the beauty of its sur­round­ings and abun­dant nat­u­ral re­sources can­not be taken for granted. The orig­i­nal farm worked the land and re­spected the boun­ties of the harvest, and to­day we con­tinue that re­spect but with a dif­fer­ent goal: the preser­va­tion of an iconic Eastern Shore des­ti­na­tion for the en­joy­ment of our guests. As stew­ards of this prop­erty, we em­brace for­mer owner Alexan­der Thomp­son’s vi­sion of prov­i­dence by em­ploy­ing many sus­tain­able green prac­tices,” the Pa­tels said in a state­ment. “Our harvest to­day is our guests’ en­joy­ment of the His­toric Kent Manor Inn. Our goal has al­ways been to be re­spect­ful of the land and wa­ter so that His­toric Kent Manor Inn will con­tinue to be en­joyed for gen­er­a­tions.”

Ac­cord­ing to Chris­tine “Chris” Phillips, direc­tor of group sales and mar­ket­ing, the inn as­pires to of­fer space to busi­nesses for team build­ing, sin­gle to multi-day meet­ings and func­tions, spir­i­tual and well­ness re­treats, fam­ily re­unions, galas, and fundrais­ing events.

Well thought out de­tails, in­clud­ing var­i­ous seat­ing plans for each of the spa­ces are read­ily avail­able from the inn.

The Pa­tels and their staff have also sourced lo­cal busi­nesses to help with team build­ing and other fun ac­tiv­i­ties, such as GrabA-Crab Char­ters Boat for up to 26 pas­sen­gers for a cruise or fish­ing char­ter, guests can leave from Kent Manor Inn’s dock. Or go on a on a scav­enger hunt/geo­cache on the grounds of the inn, led by a mem­ber of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay En­vi­ron­men­tal Cen­ter. Other part­ners in­clude Yoga at the Inn by Ch­e­sa­peake Yoga & Well­ness or mo­bile Laser Tag by XP LaserS­port, among oth­ers.

As a fam­ily-owned busi­ness, the Pa­tels said they are look­ing for­ward to be­ing a part of the com­mu­nity and con­tribut­ing not only to the tourism trade in the county but also be­ing able to meet and wel­come lo­cals to their inn.

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