The Victoriana Inn is the ideal location for your special occasion. Our expansive grounds are perfect for your waterside reception, while the Inn is ideal for an elegant gathering indoors. Begin planning your wedding, family reunion, anniversary, business meetings or other memorable event with a phone call to the Victoriana. Whether a romantic getaway for two or an extravagant gala for friends and family we would be proud to help make your event a day to remember.
Picture yourself on the sunny porch of a gracious Victorian home. Beyond the flowers and broad expanse of lawn, sunlight sparkles on the Chesapeake Bay. You’re in historic St. Michaels, Maryland enjoying the luxury and warm hospitality of our home.
The Victoriana Inn was built in 1865, then known as “Willow Manse”, by Henry Clay Dodson. H.C Dodson, a U.S. Army officer during the Civil War occupied it as his private residence and office.
It was purchased by Normand M. Shannahan in 1911 and kept as their family home, it is also known as the “Shannahan House”.
It remained in the Shannahan estate until 1987 when Janet Bernstein purchased the house and preserved the historic character with major renovations and converted it into a Bed and Breakfast.
Edmund G. Lind a noted Baltimore architect assisted H.C. Dodson with the design of this second Empire style house. It is situated on a slightly higher rise overlooking Navy Point. Navy Point was the sight of two oyster packing houses and a canning factory, which employed many of the original residents of St. Michaels.