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.