A Private Rehearsal Dinner Venue in a Charming Setting

1631 offers a private venue for memorable rehearsal dinners on your terms. No feeling rushed. You can enjoy a relaxing, atmosphere with all the amenities you could want. Focus on quality time with your guests without interruption.

Weekday rates starting at just $55 per hour. Our private venue is affordable and includes tables, chairs, and banquet tables.


You'll have the whole place to yourself, so relax and enjoy your time surrounded by family and friends.


Bring your own caterer, bring your own food or choose your favorite local restaurant for delivery.

Rehearsal Dinners Kent Island: Private Stevensville Venue Featuring Flexible Catering Options

Welcome to 1631 Venue, the premier destination for rehearsal dinners on Kent Island. Nestled in the charming town of Stevensville, our upscale facility offers a private rehearsal dinner venue with free parking and modern amenities. Ideal for smaller gatherings of 50 or fewer guests, 1631 Venue provides the flexibility of DIY or full service. Explore the elegance and convenience of hosting your rehearsal dinner with us, where every detail is crafted to perfection.

Host Your Rehearsal Dinner at 1631 Venue in Stevensville

Experience the perfect rehearsal dinner at 1631 Venue, beautifully situated in the heart of Stevensville, MD. Known for its private rehearsal dinner space with all the amenities you could desire, 1631 Venue is the ideal choice for hosting unforgettable rehearsal dinners, parties, and weddings. Ensuring your dining experience is unparalleled, you can bring your own caterer (of which there are many amazing selections on the Eastern Shore), opt for catering from the renowned restaurant Amalfi Coast around the corner, choose a local restaurant to deliver a fully prepared meal to 1631 or provide your own homemade food selections!

With the capacity to accommodate both intimate gatherings of 50 guests or fewer, our historic Stevensville location is a prime destination for those seeking a seamless blend of elegance and charm. Stevensville, MD, located near Annapolis, offers stunning island views and a charming atmosphere, making it perfect for your special event. Truly, there’s no better place to celebrate your rehearsal dinner than 1631 Venue on Kent Island, where you’ll find a private, relaxing location where you and your guests have the entire place to yourselves and won’t feel rushed or pressured.

Your Wedding Party Can Do DIY or We’ll Plan Your Entire Event

1631 Venue stands out among Stevensville venues due to its commitment to excellence and attention to detail. When planning your rehearsal dinner, you can either DIY or request full service event planning. Our team of professionals works tirelessly to turn your rehearsal dinner vision into reality, providing a versatile and accommodating space that enhances the celebratory ambiance.

Located just a short drive from Annapolis, 1631 Venue offers free parking, tables, seating, a 9′ hedge wall, food tables, wifi and a small prep area with a sink, fridge and freezers.  Should you need TIPS Certified Bartenders and/or serving and prep staff, we can provide a 5 Star service experience.

Every event held at 1631 Venue benefits from our comprehensive planning services, ensuring a smooth and engaging experience from start to finish. Every detail is tailored to create an unforgettable event, reflecting your unique style and taste.

Choosing 1631 Venue for your rehearsal dinner ensures a flawless celebration on your terms. As one of the most popular and affordable event venues on Kent Island, we invite you to create lasting memories at 1631 Venue.

Affordable, Private and Charming

Weekday Rates (Monday - Friday) are 50% Off Weekend Rates! Book a Friday Rehearsal Dinner starting at $200. Weekend Rates start at $350 (3 hour minimum booking required)
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Please see frequently asked questions and answers below

What types of events can be hosted at 1631 Venue?

At 1631 Venue, a wide array of events can be hosted, including rehearsal dinners, micro weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, corporate meetings, holiday parties, and other special gatherings. Our facilities are flexible, affordable and can accommodate both intimate and grand celebrations, tailored to the specific needs of each event.

Where is 1631 Venue located?

1631 Venue is located in Stevensville, MD, on Kent Island. This prime location offers picturesque views of Kent Narrows and is conveniently close to Annapolis, providing an elegant and serene atmosphere for a variety of events.

What catering services are available at 1631 Venue?

The catering at 1631 Venue is up to you! Our preferred catering team is Humble Hearts Catering – they offer a delectable, custom and sophisticated culinary spread that ensures every dining experience meets the highest standards of excellence, tailored to complement any type of event. However, you are welcome to provide any preferred catering company or even provide your own home-prepared foods.

1631 Venue is located next to the top-rated Amalfi Coast Restaurant, offering delicious Italian Cuisine. You are welcome to order catering from Amalfi Coast, or any of the renowned Kent Island Restaurants such as Avanti, Libbey’s, or Knoxie’s Table. Your options are endless.

Can 1631 Venue accommodate large events?

No, 1631 is a micro-venue that can accommodate up to 50 guests for formal, sit-down events. Our venue caters towards smaller, more intimate events. If you are looking for a larger event, we recommend reaching out to Prism in Annapolis or The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville.

What services are included in the event planning at 1631 Venue?

1631 Venue is a DIY venue, but we provide all of the following inclusions in your rental price:

  • Venue Rental
  • Round Tables for Guest Seating
  • 8′ Farmhouse Table (seats 10)
  • Banquet Tables for food (we provide two 6′ tables)
  • 4′ White Wooden Table with 3 Large Wooden Floating Shelves
  • Dessert Table
  • 9′ Hedge Wall
  • Private Bathroom
  • High Speed Wifi
  • Prep Space with Fridge/Freezer/Cooler/Utility Sink
  • Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Trash Bags
  • Edison Lights in Main Space

If you would like a dedicated Event Manager to handle all planning aspects, so you don’t have to lift a finger, we offer that too! Please see our Event Planning Page for more details or request a proposal.

What types of events can be hosted at 1631 Venue?

At 1631 Venue, a wide array of events can be hosted, including rehearsal dinners, weddings, corporate meetings, holiday parties, and other special gatherings. Our facilities are flexible and can accommodate both intimate and grand celebrations, tailored to the specific needs of each event.

Additional Information and Vendors We Love

Answers to commons questions regarding our event rental space on Kent Island. If you have a question that has not been answered below, please feel free to contact us for more information.


Can We Bring Our Own Food?

Yes! You are welcome to bring your own food. You can hire a catering company to provide food for you as well. We simply ask that catering companies provide proof of insurance if they will be dropping food off or prepping on site.

Is parking free? How many parking spaces are available?

Yes! We are located in the historic A&E district of Stevensville, and like any historic city, parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that guests of the venue take a maximum of 5 parking spots in our dedicated parking lot. This ensures neighboring businesses have parking for their customers and the residents have parking as well. On-street parking is available throughout historic Stevensville and plenty of parking spaces are located behind Amalfi Coast Restaurant just around the corner.

Is there handicapped parking and a wheelchair accessible ramp?

Yes, there is one dedicated handicap parking spot in our parking lot and a wheelchair accessible ramp next to Studio 107 Hair Salon.

Is BYOB allowed?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own alcohol. You must sign an alcohol waiver prior to your event and agree to not serve anyone under 21 years of age and abide by the state alcohol laws.

Are linens included in the venue rental price?

Linens are not included in the venue rental price. We recommend adding linens to the round tables (you would need 108″ drop linens for those tables) and 2 banquet linens for the 6′ food tables (there are 2 six ft banquet tables). We are happy to add linens on to your quote, as we partner with Rentals to Remember in Annapolis and Choice Linens in Pennsylvania. Round linens (polyester solid color 108″ drop linens) are priced at $20 each. Banquet linens for the food tables are priced at $25 each. This includes pick up and return of linens. You are also welcome to bring your own linens.

Do you provide paper towels, toilet paper and trash bags?

Yes. All of the above.

Can you recommend florists, decor, vendors and event planners?

Yes! We have worked with some amazing local vendors and are happy to make introductions. Some of our favorite parters are:

Pretty Little Wedding Company

Rentals to Remember

Three Little Buds

Willow Roots Photography

Chesapeake Bartenders

Mulberry Treats

Sugar Doodles

Infinity Artistry

Humble Hearts Catering

The Pink Cellar

Lisa Kay Photography

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