why select vandiver for your wedding reception?

We understand that there are many wonderful locations to host your wedding reception.  So why choose Vandiver?  Here’s a summary of what so many Vandiver Brides and Grooms (and Moms and Dads and Aunts and…) have told us:


Vandiver provides an “Affordable, Comfortable Elegance”

  • Our mansion, gazebo and grounds create a beautiful Victorian backdrop without feeling “stuffy” - the style of a downtown boutique hotel with the charm of a small country inn. 
  • Staffed and owned by people who are committed to making everything perfect for you and your guests.
  • …all at price that is fair and affordable, - “a bargain at twice the price”!

“Convenience without Compromise”

While we supply just about everything you need for the big day, your Vandiver Event Manager will help you to create your own menu, select your linens, and design and MANAGE the day to your vision – not someone else’s.

  • ..all of which is highlighted by a gourmet dining experience often described as “Amazing”, “Fantastic”, and “…some of the best food I’ve ever had”
  • And housing your friends and family in our beautiful guest rooms is more like “having your own village for the day”

“Minutes Away…Worlds Apart”

…and while “who” we are is a big part of our business, “where” we are, that is - in the heart of the historic Chesapeake Bay-front town of Havre de Grace, MD -  is another important reason to choose Vandiver.

  • Planes:  45 minutes to BWI, 60 to PHI, 90 to National
  • Trains: Minutes from Aberdeen train station (served by MARC and Amtrak). Cab is available 24/7.
  • …and Automobiles: 10 minutes from US-40 and I-95 (exit 89) Drive time (in minutes) 30-Wilmington  75-Philadelphia, 90-DC; 45-Baltimore.  60-York,PA. NYC is 3 hours.
  • …and once you’re here,  you’re just steps to pubs, restaurants, shopping, our historic waterfront promenade AND boating, kayaking and biking and a host of other fun activities!


"Our friends commented that this was one of the nicest weddings they had ever been to.  The mix of casual with elegance made everyone relax and have a great time..."

"it was like having our own village for the weekend..."



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