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Swan Harbor Farm

Swan Harbor Farm Serene Wedding Venue on the Chesapeake Bay provides the perfect atmosphere to say "I do" Its idyllic setting makes Swan Harbor Farm a sought after venue for not only outdoor weddings and receptions, but also for corporate meetings, office parties and retreats, anniversary and birthday parties, reunions, school functions, holiday gatherings and more.

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Swan Harbor Farm is coming back to life with the upcoming spring weather!  The flowers will start blooming and the lawn ...
03/10/2022

Swan Harbor Farm is coming back to life with the upcoming spring weather! The flowers will start blooming and the lawn will turn a wonderful shade of green! Our wedding season starts next month and although there is a lot going on in the office, behind the scenes during the off season, we all look forward to the hustle, bustle and excitement of the upcoming weddings.

We also like to look back at our previous wedding season and think about all the sweet couples who chose our venue for their special day. We want to introduce one of the couples that we enjoyed assisting with their wedding plans. This was Arianna and Ethan who said “I do” back in April on a rather rainy day. But their joy couldn’t be ruined by a little rain, and we wanted to share a little bit about them.

Arianna and Ethan met on August 11, 2017, in Washington, DC, where they both lived. Ethan, a musician, was playing upright bass in a jazz trio at a house party. A guest, Arianna, wandered into the living room to listen to the music. They may or may not have locked eyes (this part is up for debate), but after his set Ethan went looking for Arianna, finding her on the front porch. The two chatted and the rest, as they say, is history.

While the pandemic delayed Arianna and Ethan’s original wedding plans, they spontaneously were legally married on a trip to Santa Fe, NM, in July 2020 before celebrating with family and friends at Swan Harbor Farm. The couple now live in Durham, NC, where Ethan is pursuing a doctorate in music composition at Duke University. Arianna is a transportation reporter with Politico. They love their new house, which they share with their two cats, Arnold and Matty. We wish Arianna and Ethan all the best in their new lives together!

We love sharing the news of the couples who have been married at Swan Harbor Farm and truly look forward to the upcoming nuptials here at our beautiful venue.

We are excited to announce that we will be holding our next Open House at Swan Harbor Farm!  You're invited to visit on ...
03/04/2022

We are excited to announce that we will be holding our next Open House at Swan Harbor Farm! You're invited to visit on Sunday, March 20th, between 12:00 and 3:00 pm to tour the inside of the house, explore the event area and stroll down to the gazebo and the pier overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

Happy Tuesday!  We have some more wedding traditions for you.In Asia, wearing robes with embroidered cranes symbolizes f...
03/01/2022

Happy Tuesday! We have some more wedding traditions for you.

In Asia, wearing robes with embroidered cranes symbolizes fidelity for the length of a marriage.

Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since.

On her wedding day, Grace Kelly wore a dress with a bodice made from beautiful 125-year-old lace.

Of course, Jackie Kennedy's bridesmaids were far from frumpy. She chose pink silk faille and red satin gowns created by designer Ann Lowe (also the creator of Jackie's dress).

In Japan, white was always the color of choice for bridal ensembles—long before Queen Victoria popularized it in the Western world.

You're invited to our next Open House, to be held on Sunday, February 20, 2022, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.  The farmhouse wi...
02/11/2022

You're invited to our next Open House, to be held on Sunday, February 20, 2022, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. The farmhouse will be open for you to explore, speak with our staff member and go home with a packet of information about our beautiful venue. And don't forget to walk down to the willow trees to put yourself into that romantic kind of mood!
Photo credit: Beauty By Anna Photography

We have more wedding traditions.  Enjoy!One of history's earliest engagement rings was given to Princess Mary, daughter ...
02/07/2022

We have more wedding traditions. Enjoy!

One of history's earliest engagement rings was given to Princess Mary, daughter of Henry VIII. She was two-years-old at the time.

Seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the United States.

Snake rings dotted with ruby eyes were popular wedding bands in Victorian England—the coils winding into a circle symbolized eternity.

Aquamarine represents marital harmony and is said to ensure a long, happy marriage.

Queen Victoria started the Western world's white wedding dress trend in 1840—before then, brides simply wore their best dress.

Happy Monday!  Traditions are back.  Let's check them out.About 70 percent of all brides sport the traditional diamond o...
01/31/2022

Happy Monday! Traditions are back. Let's check them out.

About 70 percent of all brides sport the traditional diamond on the fourth finger of their left hand.

Priscilla Presley's engagement ring was a whopping 3 1/2-carat rock surrounded by a detachable row of smaller diamonds.

Diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal rings among wealthy Venetians toward the end of the fifteenth century.

In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness.

A pearl engagement ring is said to be bad luck because its shape echoes that of a tear.

More to come!

It's Monday everyone and time for some more wedding traditions!A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a ...
01/24/2022

It's Monday everyone and time for some more wedding traditions!

A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she'll never do without.

A Finnish bride traditionally went door-to-door collecting gifts in a pillowcase, accompanied by an older married man who represented long marriage.

Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding ceremony.

In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the newlyweds' home as a symbol of fertility and luck.

Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.

More to come next Monday!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  We have some more wedding traditions for you!Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine t...
01/18/2022

Happy Tuesday everyone! We have some more wedding traditions for you!

Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry.

Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition.

For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day. Ouch!

Middle Eastern brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye.

Peas are thrown at Czech newlyweds instead of rice.

Have a safe and happy week!

Our beautiful venue hosts many weddings and special events.  We enjoy talking with brides and grooms about any tradition...
01/10/2022

Our beautiful venue hosts many weddings and special events. We enjoy talking with brides and grooms about any traditions that they would like to incorporate into their special day. With that in mind, we have found, from theknot.com, a list of wedding traditions.

Good Luck and Bad Luck -

Brides tuck a sugar cube into their glove—according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten their union.

The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes!

In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.

The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below.

Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore. Funny—it's the most popular day of the week to marry!

Visit us next week for more traditions!

Don't forget we will be holding our next Open House on Sunday, January 9th, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.  You will be able to ...
01/07/2022

Don't forget we will be holding our next Open House on Sunday, January 9th, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. You will be able to tour the inside of the house and speak with our staff member. We hope to see lots of engaged couples on Sunday!

On our way to work.  A little snow never hurt anyone.
01/03/2022

On our way to work. A little snow never hurt anyone.

Happy New Year to all of our friends in Facebookland!  We invite couples who are engaged and looking for a wedding venue...
12/29/2021

Happy New Year to all of our friends in Facebookland! We invite couples who are engaged and looking for a wedding venue to visit us for our Open House on Sunday, January 9, 2022, between 12:00 and 3:00 pm. Our staff member will be inside the farmhouse to show you around, answer questions and send you home with some information about our beautiful venue! We hope to see lots of you on the 9th!

We had the pleasure of hosting the wedding of Kimberly and Hunter this past September.  They are a very sweet couple who...
12/10/2021

We had the pleasure of hosting the wedding of Kimberly and Hunter this past September. They are a very sweet couple who really enjoyed their day at our venue. Afterwards Kimberly was kind enough to leave a very nice review of Swan Harbor Farm and the staff here.

"When planning a wedding, it’s easy to get caught up worrying about what your guests will think about the location of the wedding, the food, or the music. Thankfully, I wasn’t worried about any of this. I knew that we were in good hands with our venue and catering team. The best feeling is that our guests had a blast and continue to talk about their favorite memories from our wedding; how BEAUTIFUL Swan Harbor was and how AMAZING the staff were. Knowing that they helped make our day so perfect is so special to us."

Photo credit: EEG Photography

To snow or not to snow...that is the question.  We would love a little snow out at the property!
12/08/2021

To snow or not to snow...that is the question. We would love a little snow out at the property!

Our Open House will be held this Sunday, December 5th, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.  It should be a good day for engaged coupl...
12/02/2021

Our Open House will be held this Sunday, December 5th, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. It should be a good day for engaged couples looking for a venue to come out to visit the property as well as inside the historic farmhouse. We hope to see you there!

We hope that tomorrow you're surrounded with the love of your dear ones on this festive season.  Happy Thanksgiving to y...
11/24/2021

We hope that tomorrow you're surrounded with the love of your dear ones on this festive season. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from the staff at Swan Harbor Farm!
Photo credit: Krystle Tighe

This season has been just a whirlwind of weddings!  Both newly booked weddings and postponed weddings from 2020, due to ...
11/17/2021

This season has been just a whirlwind of weddings! Both newly booked weddings and postponed weddings from 2020, due to Covid19. Our goal here at Swan Harbor Farm has always been to make an engaged couple's day as special and magical as possible. So when we receive nice comments from the couples after their wedding, we like to share because, who wouldn't want to share. In late July, Meghan and Mike were married at our venue. Here are the comments they made afterwards.

"The venue was gorgeous and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. Everything ran smoothly and the people at the venue were helpful in allowing us to briefly use the venue on our original date (Covid delay) as well which was just as beautiful. The staff at Swan Harbor Farm (Terri and Diane) were extremely helpful throughout the planning process and the staff the day of were also wonderful. We were able to do hair and makeup and get the girls ready within the farmhouse, which was perfect! The grounds were just gorgeous in July with flowers all in bloom! I would highly recommend this venue for anyone who is looking for an outdoor wedding!"

Thank you, Meghan and Mike! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

This past Saturday we had our Wedding Expo and it was a big success!  Several vendors gathered inside our reception tent...
11/17/2021

This past Saturday we had our Wedding Expo and it was a big success! Several vendors gathered inside our reception tent to welcome all of the engaged couples and families. We thank the many vendors who joined us as well as the couples who bundled up to visit our beautiful venue. Good luck as you plan your special day!

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Swan Harbor Farm is coming back to life with the upcoming spring weather! The flowers will start blooming and the lawn will turn a wonderful shade of green! Our wedding season starts next month and although there is a lot going on in the office, behind the scenes during the off season, we all look forward to the hustle, bustle and excitement of the upcoming weddings. We also like to look back at our previous wedding season and think about all the sweet couples who chose our venue for their special day. We want to introduce one of the couples that we enjoyed assisting with their wedding plans. This was Arianna and Ethan who said “I do” back in April on a rather rainy day. But their joy couldn’t be ruined by a little rain, and we wanted to share a little bit about them. Arianna and Ethan met on August 11, 2017, in Washington, DC, where they both lived. Ethan, a musician, was playing upright bass in a jazz trio at a house party. A guest, Arianna, wandered into the living room to listen to the music. They may or may not have locked eyes (this part is up for debate), but after his set Ethan went looking for Arianna, finding her on the front porch. The two chatted and the rest, as they say, is history. While the pandemic delayed Arianna and Ethan’s original wedding plans, they spontaneously were legally married on a trip to Santa Fe, NM, in July 2020 before celebrating with family and friends at Swan Harbor Farm. The couple now live in Durham, NC, where Ethan is pursuing a doctorate in music composition at Duke University. Arianna is a transportation reporter with Politico. They love their new house, which they share with their two cats, Arnold and Matty. We wish Arianna and Ethan all the best in their new lives together! We love sharing the news of the couples who have been married at Swan Harbor Farm and truly look forward to the upcoming nuptials here at our beautiful venue.
We are excited to announce that we will be holding our next Open House at Swan Harbor Farm! You're invited to visit on Sunday, March 20th, between 12:00 and 3:00 pm to tour the inside of the house, explore the event area and stroll down to the gazebo and the pier overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
Happy Tuesday! We have some more wedding traditions for you. In Asia, wearing robes with embroidered cranes symbolizes fidelity for the length of a marriage. Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since. On her wedding day, Grace Kelly wore a dress with a bodice made from beautiful 125-year-old lace. Of course, Jackie Kennedy's bridesmaids were far from frumpy. She chose pink silk faille and red satin gowns created by designer Ann Lowe (also the creator of Jackie's dress). In Japan, white was always the color of choice for bridal ensembles—long before Queen Victoria popularized it in the Western world.
You're invited to our next Open House, to be held on Sunday, February 20, 2022, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. The farmhouse will be open for you to explore, speak with our staff member and go home with a packet of information about our beautiful venue. And don't forget to walk down to the willow trees to put yourself into that romantic kind of mood! Photo credit: Beauty By Anna Photography
We have more wedding traditions. Enjoy! One of history's earliest engagement rings was given to Princess Mary, daughter of Henry VIII. She was two-years-old at the time. Seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the United States. Snake rings dotted with ruby eyes were popular wedding bands in Victorian England—the coils winding into a circle symbolized eternity. Aquamarine represents marital harmony and is said to ensure a long, happy marriage. Queen Victoria started the Western world's white wedding dress trend in 1840—before then, brides simply wore their best dress.
Happy Monday! Traditions are back. Let's check them out. About 70 percent of all brides sport the traditional diamond on the fourth finger of their left hand. Priscilla Presley's engagement ring was a whopping 3 1/2-carat rock surrounded by a detachable row of smaller diamonds. Diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal rings among wealthy Venetians toward the end of the fifteenth century. In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness. A pearl engagement ring is said to be bad luck because its shape echoes that of a tear. More to come!
It's Monday everyone and time for some more wedding traditions! A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she'll never do without. A Finnish bride traditionally went door-to-door collecting gifts in a pillowcase, accompanied by an older married man who represented long marriage. Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding ceremony. In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the newlyweds' home as a symbol of fertility and luck. Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart. More to come next Monday!
Happy Tuesday everyone! We have some more wedding traditions for you! Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry. Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition. For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day. Ouch! Middle Eastern brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye. Peas are thrown at Czech newlyweds instead of rice. Have a safe and happy week!
Our beautiful venue hosts many weddings and special events. We enjoy talking with brides and grooms about any traditions that they would like to incorporate into their special day. With that in mind, we have found, from theknot.com, a list of wedding traditions. Good Luck and Bad Luck - Brides tuck a sugar cube into their glove—according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten their union. The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes! In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health. The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below. Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore. Funny—it's the most popular day of the week to marry! Visit us next week for more traditions!
Don't forget we will be holding our next Open House on Sunday, January 9th, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. You will be able to tour the inside of the house and speak with our staff member. We hope to see lots of engaged couples on Sunday!
On our way to work. A little snow never hurt anyone.
Happy New Year to all of our friends in Facebookland! We invite couples who are engaged and looking for a wedding venue to visit us for our Open House on Sunday, January 9, 2022, between 12:00 and 3:00 pm. Our staff member will be inside the farmhouse to show you around, answer questions and send you home with some information about our beautiful venue! We hope to see lots of you on the 9th!