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Bride’s Choice Award honor for Historic Kent Manor Inn

Newleyweds at Historic Kent Manor Inn

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KENT ISLAND / ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – August 1, 2013– WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Historic Kent Manor Inn has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 for Wedding Venues in Stevensville, Kent Island, Maryland.

Wedding Wire has named Historic Kent Manor Inn

Wedding Wire has named Historic Kent Manor Inn
Bride’s Choice for 2013

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Historic Kent Manor Inn’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Historic Kent Manor Inn.

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, Historic Kent Manor Inn is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards® program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Historic Kent Manor Inn for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

Historic Kent Manor Inn owners; Alan Michaels and David Meloy are thrilled to be one of the top Wedding Venues in Stevensville, Kent Island, Maryland in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. “We would like to thank our Bridal Couples for choosing Historic Kent Manor Inn and allowing our talented staff to make their Wedding Day Dreams come true. Our Wedding Professionals strive to provide the highest level of customer service to surprise and delight our guest every day. We appreciate our clients taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® for 2013”

The Historic Kent Manor Inn is located on Kent Island at 500 Kent Manor Drive, Stevensville, MD. For more information about Historic Kent Manor Inn, please visit http://www.kentmanor.com or call 410-643-7716.

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards®, please visit http://www.WeddingWire.com/brides-choice-awards.

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Fodor’s 5 Reasons to Go to Maryland this Summer ( and Historic Kent Manor Inn is One to them)

5 Reasons to Go to Maryland this Summer

Posted by Shayla Martin on April 26, 2013 at 4:20:23 PM EDT | Post a Comment

Summer is Maryland’s shining season. Warmer weather means getting outside and enjoying the more than 3,100 miles of coastline along the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, taking in the various outdoor street festivals, and cracking into some blue crabs. While it was hard to narrow it down, we’ve picked five of the best ways to see as much of the Old Line state as possible.

Chesapeake Country

Perry-Cabin.jpgCrossing the iconic Chesapeake Bay Bridge into Chesapeake country is almost like going back in time. Some of the oldest towns in Maryland are the bayside communities of Oxford, Easton, and St. Michaels that have been shaped by the traditions of farmers and watermen that continue today. The star of this region is St. Michaels, and there’s no better place to experience its refined elegance than at The Inn at Perry Cabin. Housed in a colonial mansion, the nautical-themed resort combines fine dining and luxury accommodations with an unmatched waterfront location. St. Michaels is also home to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Musuem which holds the world’s largest collection of traditional Bay boats, and guest can even arrange to spend the night in their 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

Festivals Galore

Artscape.JPGOne of the best ways to enjoy Maryland in the summer is to go to one of its endless summer festivals. From food to music and the arts, there’s something for everyone. On May 18, try out the Maryland Craft Beer Festival in Frederick, where over 25 Maryland brewing companies will present over 125 varieties of finely crafted ales and lagers. The nation’s largest, free arts festival, Artscape, takes place in Baltimore from July 19-21. In addition to exhibits from fine artists, fashion designers, photographers, and craftsmen, there will be a full schedule of performing arts including dance, theater, and an appearance from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. For something a little more unique, practice your jousting skills at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Annapolis from August 24 through October 20.

American History

Civil-war-re-enactment.jpgMaryland is an American history mecca. The state was settled in the 17th century, and towns along the Eastern shore have been able to preserve historic buildings and artifacts from that era. Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay will continue their three-year commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner through the Sea, Lakes & Bay: The Naval War of 1812 walking tour. On June 15, Francis Scott Key’s original Star-Spangled Banner song lyric manuscript will go on display in Frederick City Hall as a part of Flag Day festivities. And for Civil War enthusiasts, Maryland is the home of major battles including Harpers Ferry, Antietam, and Sharpsburg. Take a drivable Civil War Trail to hear authentic stories about the war.

Marine Life

Blue-crabs.jpgIn Maryland, “marine life” doesn’t refer to sea creatures so much as it refers to life on the water. Boating, fishing, and crabbing are a way of life in many cities along the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Kent Island, the largest island on the Eastern shore and first British settlement in Maryland, offers six diverse paddle boating trails and a strong harbor community for sailors and fisherman. Visitors can visit Kent Manor Inn for a taste of life on the water; the property offers kayaks and canoes for guests to explore their one mile of waterfront. Of course, “marine life” also brings to mind the fantastic seafood Maryland has to offer. Be prepared to get your hands dirty at Harris Crab House & Seafood Restaurant with a dozen perfectly-steamed Chesapeake Bay blue crabs.

Hit the Road

Maryland-drives.jpgMaryland has tons of scenic byways that delve into areas rich with beauty, history, and culture. The Booth’s Escape journey charts the escape route of John Wilkes Booth, one of America’s most notorious assassins as he fled from Washington, DC. The Maryland portion of Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad follows an Eastern Shore byway plentiful with African-American heritage from Cambridge to Bucktown, where Tubman performed her first act of heroism by attempting to help an enslaved person avoid capture. Finally, although Maryland is famous for its seashore, adventure lovers can take comfort in the western part of the state that runs through the Allegheny Mountains. The 193 miles from Keysers Ridge to Cumberland offers hiking, white-water rafting, mountain biking, and world-class trout fishing.

Photo credits: Maryland blue crabs, Civil War reenactment, and drives photos courtesy of Visit Maryland; Inn at Perry Cabin courtesy of Inn at Perry Cabin; Artscape courtesy of Leslie Furlong