Swan Harbor Farm

Swan Harbor Farm Serene Wedding Venue on the Chesapeake Bay. Naturally beautiful setting provides a blank slate to create your dream wedding.
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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.

Here is our next Welcome Back Wednesday couple, Ashelynn and James Brooks.  They met many years before they started dati...
05/13/2020

Here is our next Welcome Back Wednesday couple, Ashelynn and James Brooks. They met many years before they started dating in 2012. They were best friends but, in the summer of 2012, they decided they wouldn't know if they were missing out on something unless they gave one another a shot. So, after a few dates, including Blue Stone Grill, movies, Orioles Games and a trip to the zoo in Washington, DC, followed by dinner in Chinatown, they realized they had fallen in love and have been together ever since.
Their engagement occurred in Central Park, NYC in August of 2013. Ashelynn later found out that James had arranged to have their best friends there to secretly follow them around and record the whole engagement trip.
The Brookses chose Swan Harbor as their venue because they loved the waterfront, the historic atmosphere, and gardens and told us deciding on our venue was the easiest decision of that day. Their wedding, in September, 2016, was what they called a perfect fall day. They were married by a wonderful family friend, Paul, who, shortly after the Brooks’ wedding, was contacted by the Baltimore Sun to do a piece about him becoming an ordained minister and even used a photo of Paul marrying Ashelynn and James as the photo on the front page of the Life and Travel section.
Ashelynn has since switched jobs in her nursing career from an ER to an urgent care nurse, has run her first marathon and finished her bachelor’s degree. James is a police officer with the Baltimore County Police Department and works with many different specialized teams. They have traveled to Mexico, Maui, Nashville, and the Florida Keys. By far the best thing to happen to this sweet couple since their wedding was the birth of their baby boy, Logan James, in September, 2019. He completes their family and has filled their hearts with immeasurable amounts of love.
We thank Ashelynn and James for sharing their story with us and for enjoying our beautiful venue at Swan Harbor Farm!

Here’s something to tweet about: The 2020 Census helps secure a fair allocation of federal funding in Harford County for...
05/11/2020

Here’s something to tweet about: The 2020 Census helps secure a fair allocation of federal funding in Harford County for job training, business loans transportation & more. - Fill out the 2020 Census today at www.2020Census.gov

Today's Welcome Back Wednesday couple is Caroline and Colin Middleton.  In August of 2009 Caroline and Colin were both w...
05/06/2020

Today's Welcome Back Wednesday couple is Caroline and Colin Middleton. In August of 2009 Caroline and Colin were both working at the same restaurant when they realized they went to the same high school and knew a lot of the same people. After being friends for a while, on Valentine’s Day, Colin finally asked Caroline to breakfast and they’ve been together ever since.
The proposal was very romantic. He was planning a camping trip as a setting for the proposal but he couldn’t wait so with Colin lighting lots of candles and, when Caroline came home from work and stepped into their apartment, he dropped to one knee. Caroline was very surprised! The next day was April 1st so you can imagine peoples’ reactions when they announced they were engaged. April Fool's! NOT!
Caroline and Colin ran into a very devastating situation while planning their wedding. About 2 months before their date, they found out their venue had fallen through, they lost their money and they had to scramble to find something else. Instead of going to the courthouse, Colin’s solution because of the short notice, they discovered Swan Harbor Farm. The date was available! They scheduled a tour, found Swan Harbor Farm to be better than their original venue, and had a perfect day!
A few of Caroline and Colin’s favorite moments were the ceremony, the beauty of the venue, walking down the path to their alter and enjoying the sunset over the water. Caroline says just the beauty of the farm house and landscape made her feel like she was in a dream. We love to hear that!
A lot has changed for the Middletons since their October, 2016 wedding. They have bought their first home in their childhood town, are now proud parents of two dogs, Mante and Roo and even prouder parents to their daughter, Alora, who was born in September, 2018.
We are so happy for Caroline and Colin and feel so pleased that we could offer them a wedding at Swan Harbor Farm and wish them continued happiness!

You count in a crisis like COVID-19. Census data determines how billions of dollars in federal funding is allocated for ...
04/29/2020

You count in a crisis like COVID-19. Census data determines how billions of dollars in federal funding is allocated for hospitals, public safety, schools & more. Take the 2020 Census today.

It’s easy, it’s safe and it’s important. https://2020census.gov/

Our next Welcome Back Wednesday couple is Courtney and Ryan Fisher. They were married at Swan Harbor Farm in October, 20...
04/29/2020

Our next Welcome Back Wednesday couple is Courtney and Ryan Fisher. They were married at Swan Harbor Farm in October, 2017. Ryan and Courtney have known each other since they were young. Their fathers worked together, attended the same church, Ryan and his brothers used to go fishing at the pond at Courtney’s parent's house, and hunting with her cousins. Ryan, being shy, had to work up the courage in the summer of 2015 at a mutual friend's bonfire to talk to Courtney. Their first date was in August and Courtney is pretty sure Ryan was nervous because he barely ate his lunch. He claimed he was jet-lagged from returning from a family trip but.
In October 2016, Ryan took Courtney, her best friend, and her now husband on a fall tour around West Virginia to see the changing leaves. They enjoyed hiking around, ending their day at a State Park. During their visit to catch the sunset Courtney was taking photos when Ryan asked her to turn around, knelt down on one knee, and said "Wanna be my wife?" The Fisher’s wedding experience was “incredible”. They were taken good care of and many of their guests told them Swan Harbor Farm was the most beautiful venue they had ever been to. When asked what their favorite moments of their day were, Courtney gave us so many that we had to narrow it down a bit. They loved their ceremony, creating their own vows to each other. Their first dance was special and they had a celebration of Ryan’s grandfather’s 85th birthday, which was on their wedding day, complete with birthday cake. They had some good family singing moments, all belting out their favorite songs, enjoyed some other magical moments as well. Since their wedding they have built a house, adopted a dog, changed jobs, and graduated from their undergraduate and graduate programs. Keeping up? They have had opportunities to travel abroad, endured loss and grown to know and truly appreciate each other's strengths and weaknesses through good times and bad. And through each year they have been together, they have grown closer and stronger as a couple! We are so pleased to see Courtney and Ryan grow in love and as a couple!

Need to get out of the house for a walk?  Springtime at Swan Harbor Farm is beautiful!  Enjoy our Park - But Stay Apart!
04/24/2020

Need to get out of the house for a walk? Springtime at Swan Harbor Farm is beautiful!

Enjoy our Park - But Stay Apart!

Today is the first day of our new Welcome Back Wednesday!  Every Wednesday we will share a story about one of our couple...
04/22/2020

Today is the first day of our new Welcome Back Wednesday! Every Wednesday we will share a story about one of our couples who were married here at Swan Harbor Farm. We hope you enjoy it!

Our first couple is Tori and Alex Ruark, who were married in June, 2017. They were nice enough to share their story with us.
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When Tori and Alex went out to a bar with friends in Baltimore back in August of 2012, they had no idea what was in store for them. They must’ve hit it off because, according to Tori, they were inseparable for the 3 remaining weeks Alex was home. She had no idea he would be leaving for a 3-month work trip. But she felt he was someone special and waited around for him.

The proposal: June 2015 – In Tori’s words, “It was the first day of summer (for teachers!) we went downtown to Fells Point, where we had our first “real” date. We took a walk down by the water after having lunch at Bertha’s. I was looking out at the water, I turned around and he was down on one knee!” How romantic!

Tori and Alex were married in June, 2017 at our lovely Swan Harbor Farm where Tori expresses it was everything they wanted in a venue. They appreciated the fact that it was close to home, there was gorgeous scenery, helpful staff, and within their budget. They didn’t have to worry about anything the day of the wedding. Some of their favorite moments were getting ready with the bridal party in the bridal suite, first look with Tori and her dad, Tori and Alex saying ”I do” and being able to share the day with all of their closest friends and family. The forecast that day was calling for rain and thunderstorm all day, but it was a gorgeous, although very hot, day and to end the evening they were blessed with a beautiful sunset. They added that their reception was a blast where they danced the night away!

Tori and Alex are enjoying married life with Alex still shipping out for work although it is for shorter periods and Tori is still teaching. They have done some traveling out of the country prior to the most important change in our lives--they welcomed a baby boy, Rory, on June 20, 2019! The family of three are currently living in Forest Hill with their other kids; their two dogs.

So, in case you didn’t notice, June seems to be a big month for this loving couple. We love it too!

Photos from Swan Harbor Farm's post
04/20/2020

Photos from Swan Harbor Farm's post

Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend.  Share a favorite photo from your yard with us!  Stay home and stay safe!
04/17/2020

Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend. Share a favorite photo from your yard with us! Stay home and stay safe!

04/15/2020

PAMPER & EMPOWER FESTIVAL NEWS
Due to the COVID19 orders, we have decided to postpone the Pamper & Empower Festival. We hope to reschedule some time in the fall. We will keep everyone updated. Thank you.

Looking forward to opening our fountain to welcome all of our guests to Swan Harbor Farm!
04/15/2020

Looking forward to opening our fountain to welcome all of our guests to Swan Harbor Farm!

04/10/2020

Happy Friday! We, at Swan Harbor Farm, are planning a project that we're calling Where Are They Now. To all of our past couples who had their weddings at our beautiful venue we want to reach out to you! It has been a few years since we interacted with you so we know a lot has taken place in your lives. There probably has been a lot of discovery and growth in your married life as you've learned a lot about each other. We feel lucky to have been part of your special day here at Swan Harbor Farm and now we would love to know more about you as a couple and what you've experienced during your journey thus far.

We are asking our couples if they would like to share parts of their lives with us to create this Where Are They Now. Have you bought a new house, have you changed jobs, moved to a different state, become parents? Those types of things are wonderful news to us and we would love to share them on our website, Facebook or Instagram.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing, please let us know. It's so nice to get back in touch with the couples who chose our venue for their wedding and we would like to know a little more about how you're doing. Feel free to email Terri Glenn at [email protected] or call the office at (410)939-6767. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Wishing everyone a healthy, safe, and happy Easter weekend.
04/10/2020

Wishing everyone a healthy, safe, and happy Easter weekend.

Soon, this lawn will be the setting for a wonderful couple with all of their family and friends surrounding them!  Looki...
04/09/2020

Soon, this lawn will be the setting for a wonderful couple with all of their family and friends surrounding them! Looking forward to planning all of our upcoming events!

Thanks to our Landscapers for all of the beautiful gardens at Swan Harbor Farm.
04/08/2020

Thanks to our Landscapers for all of the beautiful gardens at Swan Harbor Farm.

Thanks to our landscapers for all of the beautiful gardens at Swan Harbor Farm.
04/08/2020

Thanks to our landscapers for all of the beautiful gardens at Swan Harbor Farm.

Visitors at Swan Harbor Farm!
04/06/2020

Visitors at Swan Harbor Farm!

Have a great weekend!  Stay safe.
04/03/2020

Have a great weekend! Stay safe.

Harford County Government
04/03/2020

Harford County Government

County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County; New COVID-19 Webpage

BEL AIR, Md., (April 3, 2020) – County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County.

“As expected, COVID-19 continues to impact our community. Public health officials have reported a total of 41 positive cases among Harford County residents as of this morning. This compares to 19 cases at this time a week ago.

Harford County cases range from people in their 20s to their 60s and beyond. The vast majority are isolating at home, and some have been released from isolation. Nonetheless, public health officials believe the peak in cases is at least two weeks away if not longer, and cases across Maryland have been doubling every three days since mid-March. Sadly, 42 have died.

New guidance on exposure risk

At the federal level, the CDC on Monday issued guidance that changed the period of exposure risk from the “onset of symptoms” to 48 hours before the onset. In other words, the virus can be spread by someone before they even know they’re sick. This underscores why we must continue to act as if everyone could be infected and practice social distancing and precautions such as handwashing for at least 20 seconds. If taken seriously, these actions will slow the spread and avoid overwhelming our healthcare system, and they will save lives.

My administration is working daily with the Harford County Health Department and other partners to prepare for a surge in local demand for healthcare system capacity, including ICU beds, ventilators and alternative care sites, and for personal protective equipment (PPE).

Stay-at-home orders

As you are no doubt aware, Gov. Hogan issued stay-at-home orders and interpretive guidance this week for all Marylanders. We know that the vast majority of COVID-19 cases recover, but we must work together to protect individuals of all ages with underlying health conditions and those over 60, who are our most vulnerable populations. I continue to monitor our nursing homes and other senior facilities, and I am working closely with our health department to provide the latest guidance and assist them with preparations.

Testing

The Maryland Department of Health this week announced COVID-19 test sites at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) locations including Bel Air. The site will be operated by University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, in partnership with the Harford County Health Department. Remember that to be tested, you must meet certain criteria, receive an order from a healthcare provider and make an appointment.

Keeping up with the news

To help you navigate the news on COVID-19, some of which has been changing daily, we have a new webpage that brings together information about the virus in Harford County. This includes the governor’s directives and interpretations, previously announced adjustments to county government procedures, the latest public health information, resources for businesses, employees and seniors, unemployment information, food assistance, support for recovery and mental wellness, and how you can help. Mark this page where you will also find an archive of my weekly updates https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2823/COVID-19-Resources.

My administration is also here to answer your questions about COVID-19. Contact us at [email protected] or 410-638-3420 and we will connect you with accurate information to keep you and your family safe.

What you can do

Continue disinfecting surfaces to fight COVID-19, but our Water & Sewer Division asks that you avoid flushing disposable wipes and paper towels down the toilet. These items raise the risk of sewer main backups and sewage overflows. Please place them in the trash.

Now more than ever it’s also important to answer the 2020 Census. The census determines how billions of dollars in federal funding will be spent and helps inform emergency and public health planning, such as how many vaccines to send to an area. It only takes a few minutes to go to www.my2020Census.gov and make sure everyone counts in Harford County.

In closing, I want to recognize those who are working through this crisis - the first responders, healthcare workers and essential employees in county government and the private sector who are on the front lines. Thanks and be safe.”

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