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Our weddings are truly distinctive events. Exchange vows in the grove of Japanese cherry trees. Retreat to the serenity of our private walled gardens and fountain. From the striking architecture and design details to the endless rolling Maryland pastures and the sparkling waters of Wye River, this is a property of breathtaking beauty.

Jessica
10/8/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Thank you a thousand times over to Kathie and team at Wye River. Kathie is knowledgeable, friendly, warm and professional. She is truly an asset to the property and absolutely wonderful. Phone calls, meetings, emails, she was always available to answer my questions, lend advice, and make sure every detail was in order and ready to go on our special day. She made a detailed timeline for me and made sure everyone was on the same page. Kathie made a sincere effort to get to know us as a couple/family and get a feel for our style and ideas, and was able to lend advice when needed in order to make sure the event came together like we envisioned. Everything went PERFECTLY throughout the entire day, even in the rain. She made sure our backup location was still beautiful as I envisioned and helped make sure the rain didn't have an effect on the atmosphere we wanted to create for our guests. Every detail, on time without a hitch, Kathie was on top of everything. I can't express how grateful I am. I had several people comment on how happy and carefree I seemed before the ceremony--it's all because Kathie had it all under control and I had no reason to stress! Thank you for allowing me, my husband and our parents to enjoy our day to the fullest.
Elizabeth
6/18/16
Categories: Catering, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
With most of our guests traveling more than 6 hours, we were looking for a venue where our guests could enjoy a mini vacation, and the Aspen Wye River certainly delivered! Our guests were able to take bikes and explore Wye Island and the surrounding area, lay poolside, all while enjoying the Marriott-backed amenities. Amanda gave us a wonderful introduction to the venue, and immediately we came to realize that perhaps more enjoyable than the picturesque views, were the many kindhearted staff members. We were so impressed with how professional and happy the environment was and had no concerns or worries throughout the entire weekend. We worked very closely with our wedding event coordinator Kathie and genuinely looked forward to speaking with her throughout our planning process. The Eastern Shore is a close community, and Kathie has good standing relationships with many local vendors. She was on site and an excellent point of contact for vendors and family to seek out. She was always moving, but never stressed! We had zero concerns about pulling the details together, and Kathie gave us confidence to make decisions on items that were important to us, and pointers on items that were less important so that we could really make the most of our whole weekend. Chef Jeff prepared an amazing assortment for both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding reception. We were very pleased with the foods and indulged all weekend long! We were able to host our events in various different parts of the campus, which really has a lot to offer. Our rehearsal dinner was both casual and gourmet, and Chef Jeff really set the stage for an amazing weekend. The kitchen was also more than accommodating for our many choosy eaters! Overall, the Aspen Wye River Conference Center blew away our expectations and made our wedding weekend truly unforgettable. They have it all! We cannot thank and recommend them enough for the happy memories that we have following the full weekend.
User5645424

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our wedding at Aspen Wye River Conference Center was a dream come true. The beginning, middle, and end of our amazing experience can be attributed to Kathie Cowell and the incredible Wye staff who were not only professional and attentive, but also did everything that they could to ensure our celebration went smoothly. The venue is picturesque, and we initially chose it for its beauty and the fact that our guests were able to stay on site. From the very beginning, Kathie was helpful in both acquainting us with the property and sharing her insight and experience regarding various options for the ceremony and other festivities. Our menu tasting was well organized, and after a couple of additional ideas arose, she and Chef Jeff offered to do a follow-up tasting to try a few more dishes. Planning a weekend wedding celebration is definitely a fair amount of decision-making and coordination, and Kathie was with us every step of the way. She recommended our cake and flower vendors, both of which turned out to be fantastic. She also helped us to address a last-minute cancellation by a Hawaiian musician (for our rehearsal dinner), by putting us in touch with one of her contacts who was able to find an available duo just a week before the event! The weekend itself was wonderful. Kathie and her team worked incredibly hard behind the scenes to ensure that everything went smoothly for our guests. Our family and friends loved the venue, its amenities, and the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. The rehearsal went smoothly, and the rehearsal dinner food was on point - relatives from Hawaii complimented Chef Jeff on his dishes. For our big day, again, the execution was outstanding. Everything went smoothly, the food was delicious, and we were able to truly enjoy our wedding. We feel fortunate to have had the wedding of our dreams!
Christine
9/20/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Where do I even begin? Kathie Cowell and the team at Aspen Wye River exceeded my expectations! I couldn't have picked a more beautiful venue and the hard work the staff put in the weekend of the wedding was amazing. The Sunday brunch after the wedding the entire staff was breaking down and packing up our stuff for us to load into the car. It was so nice to not have to do that the next day. I love how the venue lets you rent out the entire property so it really is your private estate for the weekend. The food was delicious and all guests raved about how it was the BEST food they've ever had at a wedding. Kathie Cowell as a wedding planner was patient, kind, and so helpful it was sad saying goodbye to her. I would highly recommend getting married here. You can beat the scenery and facilities, the food, and the amazing staff.
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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Breathtaking venue with an amazing staff! Just 2 beautiful historic mansions set on acres of tobacco fields right along the water. Amazing food and incredible attention to detail move this venue into the upper echelon of places to host a wedding. Kathie the wedding coordinator is an added bonus. From sprinkling rose pedals onto a couple during their first dance to driving to the church to help with the ceremony, I have seen Kathie go the extra mile numerous times to ensure every anticipated and unanticipated detail was met or exceeded. She is a true professional and an asset to the wedding industry.
Tanzi
6/21/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We can't recommend this venue enough. I am a former Director of Catering for a hotel company and am pretty particular about venues. Kathie Cowell and her team do an outstanding job and will treat you like a friend, not just like a customer. They will get to know you and your family and be on the lookout to provide excellent service at every turn. The food was delicious for multiple meals- Fri deck party, Sat breakfast, Sat lunch, Sat reception, Sun breakfast. The facility is clean and in good repair. The staff is friendly, happy to have you, and willing to accommodate any request. The rooms are spacious, the grounds are stunning for photography, and we even had a boat come in to take guests for a cruise. Anything my heart desired was made to happen.
Tara
10/12/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Aspen Wye River was truly outstanding in every way. From the moment we drove on the gorgeous property 10 months ago, with its tree lined roads and white picket fences, we knew this was the place for our wedding. We wanted a self contained venue where our guests could celebrate and then stay over and not worry about transportation. We were thrilled when our guests where as excited as us, each arriving and asking 'how did you find this place!' The planning before the wedding went smooth, Kathie was our coordinator and was very responsive and organized. It did end up raining our entire wedding weekend, but it didn't put a damper on anything because the venue was able to adapt so quickly! On Friday morning we quickly changed the plan for the rehearsal dinner, and then on Saturday they remained flexible until 20 minutes before the ceremony when we realized we would have to pull it inside- but you would have never known, as everything was perfect. Every time I thought of a question or detail to ask, it was already taken care of- a basket for the programs? Done. A table for the photo booth props? Taken care of. Every employee knew the bride, groom and families and ensured everyone felt special and taken care of. They even thought to put the extra cake our for breakfast the next day with tinfoil to wrap a piece to go! The guests could not stop raving as we said our goodbyes. Aspen Wye River made our wedding into our fairy tales- thank you, thank you, thank you!
Lauren
9/1/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Where do I even begin? Aspen Wye (River House) venue was the most amazing venue for our wedding. My husband and I wanted an intimate wedding of under 100 guests. We wanted the "feel" of our wedding to be a destination, without having to make our guests pay! The River House provided just that! We were able to allow our guests to stay two nights - with access to the game room, workout/fitness center, swimming pool, the entire Aspen Wye grounds, etc. Linda and Kathie was amazing to work with! Linda was extremely reliable and made all my visions come to life. The entire staff was friendly and very quick to assist whenever needed. We also used Jim (their IT specialist) as our videographer in order to save some money. Jim was amazing!! Even though I only asked for him to record our ceremony, he was able to capture so many more wonderful memories for us. I think Aspen Wye is a hidden treasure of the Eastern Shore. I loved our wedding weekend so much and I owe it all to the entire staff at Aspen Wye! Thank you for making our day so special!
Alexis
5/19/12
Categories: Venues
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
I could not have imagined a more perfect venue. It is expensive yes, but for the level of service they provide, it is well worth it. The food was excellent, the location beautiful and it seems like nothing could go wrong with how attentive and flexible the staff are. The site provides coordinators to help things go smoothly and they are always a step ahead of the game. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue
Amber
4/21/12
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 4.5
Absolutly wonderful location. Beautiful and we recieved a million compliments. The wedding package comes with a coordinator. Beautiful scenery, great food, nice people. They only allow ten weddings a year so its super private, your wedding will be the only event the entire weekend.
Jeff
9/15/12
Categories: Venues
4.7
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
We couldn't have been happier with our wedding at the Aspen Institute Wye River Conference Center. The place was amazing. You get one (or two if you want) giant mansions entirely to yourself where all of our friends and family can stay on site for the weekend in their own private rooms (51 total). Amenities include a beautiful ceremony location lined with huge cherry trees, fantastic location on the Wye River (with a boat dock), huge deck with outdoor fireplace and pool, game room, bikes to take over to neighboring Wye Island state park, you name it. On site planners are included with your event. Our event planner, Kathy, was fantastic and everything came together perfectly. Diana and the entire food and beverage staff also did an exceptional job. We kept hearing from friends and family how much they loved the venue and how ours was the best wedding they had ever been to. VERY highly recommended. Definitely worth checking out.
User3448148

Categories: Venues
4.4
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 4.0
The tasting was great and the food the day of the wedding was excellent. Alcohol is included in the price per person- it was unfortunate that on our wedding night they ran out of many items-tequilla, bud light, miller light and GLASSES! Guests were drinking liquor out of coffee cups at the end of the night. Overall, great food, but poor planning regarding drinks.
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
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