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Silver Swan Bayside 412 Congressional Drive Stevensville MD 21666

Office (443) 249-0400 Fax (410) 643-0153

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. WHAT DATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR MY EVENT?

A. during your initial email inquiries and consultation dates available will be made known to you and you will have an opportunity to hold one for up to 7 days.

Q. HOW MANY GUESTS CAN THIS LOCATION ACCOMMODATE?

A. 200 guests is our max capacity.

Q. WHAT IS THE RENTAL FEE AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE? DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?

A. the venue fee varies by month of the year and day of the week, the specific information will be made available in your inquiry packet as well as listed in your custom price quote. we do offer discounts to active military and on a case by case basis.

Q. HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT, WHEN IS IT DUE AND IS IT REFUNDABLE?

A. the deposit is 35% of the total, due upon booking and contract signature, it is non refundable

Q.CAN I HOLD MY CEREMONY THERE TOO? IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE?

A. you certainly can. ceremonys start at $800 and proceed from there. 

Q. IS THERE A BRIDAL CHANGING AREA?

A. yes we have a bridal boat that is heated and air conditioned with a full bathroom, mini bar and sitting area. your package also includes a complimentary bottle of champagne and cheese platter while you get ready for your special day!

Q. HOW MUCH TIME IS ALLOCATED FOR THE REHEARSAL?

A. we include rehearsals, typically scheduled around existing events at a time convenient for all involved. rehearsals usually take an hour

Q. IS THE SITE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?

A.  yes

Q. WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

A. we have a very specific cancellation policy which can be detailed in your consultation. all deposits are non-refundable

Q. WHAT IS YOUR WEATHER CONTINGENCY PLAN?

A. our glass pavilion attached to the main building on the waterfront lawn is a perfect second location still giving you the views without the rain

Q. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE USE OF THE EVENT SPACE I RESERVE? IS THERE AN OVERTIME FEE IF I STAY LONGER? IS THERE A MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM RENTAL TIME?

A. weddings are booked for 5 hours, social and corporate events are for 3 hours. any overtime will result in a flat fee for the venue and hourly per person rate for the bar, plus tax and service fees. we do not extend our events past midnight

Q. CAN I MOVE THINGS AROUND AND DECORATE TO SUIT MY PURPOSES? ARE THERE GUIDELINES/RESTRICTIONS?

A. you certainly can, we are very flexible with our space as long as nothing damages the walls, furniture, paint or floor

Q. WHAT TIME CAN MY VENDORS START SETTING UP? HOW EARLY CAN DELIVERIES BE MADE?

A. we are very flexible with arrival and setup times, these details can be scheduled with your sales manager when convenient for both parties

Q. DO YOU PROVIDE COAT CHECK?

A. we can provide coat check attendants for a small fee

Q. IS THERE AN OUTDOOR SPACE FOR MY GUESTS TO MINGLE? IS THERE A SEPARATE INDOOR MINGLING SPACE?

A. yes our bayside lawn, beach and bridal deck are perfect for enjoying the sunshine. we use our glass pavilion for indoor cocktail hours before moving to the dining room for meals

Q. DO YOU HAVE AN IN-HOUSE CATERER? DO YOU ALLOW OUSTIDE CATERING?

A. we provide our own in house catering prepared by our experienced executive chef. we do not allow outside catering

Q. ARE ALL TABLES, CHAIRS, LINENS, PLATES, SILVERWARE AND GLASSWARE PROVIDED?

ARE UPGRADED RENTALS AVAILABLE? 

A. all of these items are included in our pricing. we are more than happy to assist you with other rentals outside of what we offer as standard

Q. CAN WE DO A FOOD TASTING PRIOR TO FINALIZING OUR MENU SELECTIONS? IF SO IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE?

A. after booking you will be scheduled to have a tasting to finalize your menu. tastings are available for up to 4 guests, any additional guests can accompany you for a fee

Q. CAN I BRING A CAKE FROM AN OUTSIDE BAKER? IS THERE ARE A CAKE CUTTING FEE?

A. yes, we do not do in-house baking and encourage you to use a local professional. there is no cake cutting fee

Q. CAN I BRING MY OWN WINE, BEER OR CHAMPAGNE? CAN I BRING IN OTHER ALCOHOL?

A. our license does not allow outside beverages. we are happy to procure these items for you

Q. ARE YOU LICENSED TO PROVIDE ALCOHOL? HOW IS IS PRICED? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS?

A. yes were are licensed and have many bar package options that can be customized to fit your needs

Q. ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS ON WHAT KIND OF MUSIC I CAN PLAY? CAN THE VENUE ACCOMMODATE DJS OR BANDS?

A. no, we just ask that it is tasteful and respectful of all who will be listening. we can accommodate large bands and DJs as well as string instruments on the lawn for your ceremony that are insured and certified. 

Q. IS THERE PARKING ON SITE? DO YOU OFFER VALET PARKING?

A. we do have parking on site and valet parking is included in our package for 70 guests or more.

Q. HOW MANY RESTROOMS ARE THERE?

A. two restrooms are available with multiple stalls. 

Q. DO YOU OFFER ON-SITE COORDINATION?

A. our sales manages assist with a large part of the planning and are here the day of the event to run the show. we welcome outside full service wedding planners

Q. DOES THE VENUE HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE?

A. yes

Q. CAN I HIRE MY OWN VENDORS?

A. yes or we can assist with contracting these services for you

Q. WHAT OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

A. we do not have onsite overnight but can recommend nice hotels that are within a 10 minute drive