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The Best Wedding Venues in Maryland
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Swan Harbor Farm
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Mt. Washington Mill - Dye House
The Maryland Zoo
The Mansion at Valley Country Club
Lord Baltimore Hotel
The Grand Baltimore
Evergreen Museum and Library
The Engineers Club
The Elkridge Furnace Inn
Corradetti Glassblowing Studio
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One of the biggest choices in planning a wedding is the venue. Sorting through all of the possible wedding venues in Maryland can trigger information overload. I’ve spoken with so many couples who are totally overwhelmed with finding a place for their big day. All the planning, research, meetings, tours, and phone calls in the search for the perfect venue for their wedding can be so overwhelming. As a result, some of my couples have actually been forced to take a break and collect themselves!
That’s why I’ve compiled this list of my absolute favorite venues in Maryland. There’s something here for everyone! Personally, I prefer wedding venues that are not only pretty places to photograph but are also comfortable and enjoyable for your wedding guests. Here’s a list of Maryland wedding venues below to help get you started!
Celebrations at the Bay is a wedding venue in Anne Arundel, Maryland that provides a beautiful atmosphere to make your day perfect. Positioned right on the Chesapeake Bay, this venue will help make your ceremony picture perfect. Celebrations at the Bay offers three amazing venues that all feature a breathtaking view of the water. Whether you are long for a grand affair or an intimate evening Celebrations at the Bay has a perfect waterfront venue for you. For more information, and to see what they have to offer, go to the Celebrations at the Bay page.
If you want your wedding day to be a wild time that your guests won’t soon forget, host it at the Maryland Zoo. Coupled with wildlife from around the world, your guest list will be treated to an evening most memorable. This is one of the most unique wedding venues in all of Maryland. Of course, who else can say that a penguin was in attendance?
Your wedding day, much like your love, should be as beautiful and breathtaking as a work of art. So, why not say your vows inside one of the premier art museums in the country? A premier wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland, The Walters Art Museum provides a phenomenal backdrop for your special day. Right in the heart of the city, The Walters Art Museum is one of the most unique wedding venues in all of Maryland.
There is not a wedding venue in Maryland that captures the essence of class and romance like Gramercy Mansion. Located in Stevenson, Maryland, this historic mansion is a storybook location to celebrate your love. This special venue will leave your guests with a lasting memory of an amazing day.
If you are looking for a wedding venue in the Fells Point, Maryland area, Sagamore Pendry is unmatched in majestic charm. Located on the bay in the heart of the city, Sagamore Pendry provides uniquely timeless spaces for your special day. Sagamore Pendry will have you feeling like royalty and your guests feeling like you just put on the best wedding of the entire decade.
A rustic wedding venue provides the best of both worlds. As a matter of fact, the right rustic venue can add a timeless touch to your ceremony and reception. The Mt. Washington Mill Dye House is the perfect rustic wedding venue in the Baltimore area that not only shows off a beautiful historic location but also mixes it with modern design elements. This historic mill is one of Maryland’s best locations for your big day.
A beautiful wedding venue to go down in the ages! Many people are looking for a Maryland location that is equally elegant with beautiful backdrops of history. That being said, the BMA is an amazing wedding venue. Giant columns coupled with a grand staircase at the entrance prepare your guests for an amazing evening. For more information, visit the Baltimore Museum of Art wedding venue page.
Out of the many amazing wedding venues that are located in Towson, Maryland none hold the magic of the countryside like the Cloisters Castle. The Cloisters is the perfect destination for your wedding day if you are looking to capture the feeling of countryside royalty. Beautiful grounds coupled with a breathtaking castle on the property make The Cloisters one of the most royally impressive wedding venues in Maryland. For detailed information, head over to the Cloisters Castle venue page.
This historic building is one of my favorite wedding venues in Maryland – it is absolutely beautiful! Boasting nineteen grand ballrooms spread over five floors, this venue is one of the most sought-after in the city. Originally designed to be a masonic temple, the marble work throughout the property is exquisite! I love that this venue is in the heart of the city. It is so easy to head on over to different locations without having to travel too far. This is just an added bonus since you really don’t need to leave the building. Everywhere you turn is a new, different look! Learn more about the pricing, options, and see some examples of real weddings I have photographed on the Grand Baltimore page!
The Evergreen Museum and Library provides a charming wedding venue for your special day. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Evergreen Museum and Library provides a quaint wedding venue that is perfect for an intimate event. Part of Johns Hopkins’ Library system, Evergreen features timeless venues both indoors and outdoors that are completely customizable so you can be sure that your special day is exactly how you’ve dreamt it up. If you would like some more information, visit my Evergreen Museum and Library page.
This particular venue is located right off of the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. It features a modern wedding venue that is sure to impress your guests and make your special day unforgettable. The Hyatt Regency features three outstanding venues that not only boast waterfront views but also have a flair of elegance. In addition, the Hyatt staff can help you craft these spaces so that they fit your personal needs. Every room can be set up in whatever way you like. Whether you are looking for an elegant indoor or a beautiful outdoor space, the Hyatt Regency has perfect options. To check out more about this venue, check out the Hyatt Regency page.
The historic architecture and grand ceilings make the Peabody Library a premier choice for a memorable wedding venue. As a result, the Peabody Library has earned a place as one of the most prolific wedding venues in Maryland. Without a doubt, the Peabody Library is the perfect place if you are going for the wow factor. In the first place, your ceremony will be hosted on the ground floor of the library. As you say your vows, five stories of bookshelves provide a breathtaking backdrop. Finally, the ceilings are incredibly high and feature a skylight that warms the room with the glow of natural light. To read more on what makes this wedding venue so special, head over to my Peabody Library page.
There are very few wedding venues that hold a flame to the Corradetti Glassblowing Studio and Gallery. Located in the heart of the city, this is not only an actual working studio and gallery. It is also one of the most charming wedding venues in all of Maryland. The charming and warm ambiance is sure to make your guests feel welcome and loved. This venue is a historic location that holds a rustic charm that is sure to make your special day perfect. For more information, please visit the Corradetti Glassblowing Studio page.
The Overhills mansion is one of the most historic wedding venues in all of Baltimore County, Maryland. This century-old mansion boasts 30-acres of historic architecture and gardens. The extensive verandahs and statement-making columns make the Overhills Mansion a beautiful location for your special day. The interior is decorated with beautiful hardwoods and breathtaking marble. This location house is one of the biggest historic ballrooms in the Baltimore area. For this reason, the Overhills Mansion is often deemed one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Maryland. Head on over to the Overhills Mansion page to read more and to see some real weddings from this venue.
The Engineer’s Club at Garret-Jacobs mansion will transport you and your guests into old-world Baltimore, MD. This historic mansion is one of the most elegant wedding venues in the city and is sure to set the stage for one of the most important days of your life. The Engineers Club provides an incredible all-inclusive experience that ensures that your day is unforgettable. This is an all-inclusive venue that provides a luxurious experience on your wedding day. You will work with a personalized plan that will perfect your event to your every need. For more information, and to see some real weddings, head over to my Engineer’s Club page.
If you are looking for one of the most unique and magical wedding venues in the largest city in Maryland, it does not get much better than the American Visionary Art Museum. Highly regarded as one of the best museums in America, The American Visionary Art Museum provides a special atmosphere for your special day. Not only do you get to say, ‘I do’, but you get to do it while surrounded by some of the best art in the world. This museum offers three unique venues that fit a wide range of guestlists. A wedding here will impress your guests and make for a truly unforgettable experience. For more information, head over to the American Visionary Art Museum page.
If you are looking to capture the imagination of all of your guests on your wedding day, the Baltimore Museum of Industry is a fantastic option for your venue. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the Museum of Industry offers a historic venue that is sure to leave your guests speechless. From the waterfront views to the entrancing décor, this wedding venue is sure to make for one of the most memorable marriages in Maryland. There is nothing more memorable than a trip to the museum as a child. Capture that feeling of joy in every single one of your guests at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The Museum offers several locations that can serve as the backdrop to your ceremony and reception. Check out the Baltimore Museum of Industry page to see what they have to offer!
Your special day should be filled with majesty and class. The Bayfront Club is a perfect waterfront wedding venue that offers the best backdrop of any location in the Baltimore, Maryland area. This elegant venue is sure to leave your guests impressed. Seaside views, gorgeous ballrooms, and unforgettable wedding day packages make The Bayfront Club an ideal Maryland location for any couple on their special day. Check out the Bayfront Club venue page for more information.
If you are looking to plan a unique wedding event, Pond View Farm is your destination. This wedding venue is sure to delight you and leave you and your guests with everlasting, beautiful memories. The stone-front pavilion with wood beams, high ceilings, and twinkling lights offers classic country vibes to couples for their big day. The majestic pond surrounded by weeping willow trees makes a scenic backdrop for amazing wedding photography. The lighted fountain offers a romantic spot for couples that want a dreamy wedding venue on their special day. And the ranch offers ample space for bridal party preparation and practice. For more information, and to see some real weddings I’ve photographed there, head over to the Pond View Farm page!
The Belvedere features five timeless experiences that are sure to fit any guest list. Whether you are looking for an elegant and classic ballroom or a modern view of the city, the Belvedere has what you are looking for. From a grand event to a casual gathering, the Belvedere has a space that will make your day exactly the way you’ve dreamt it. The Belvedere features five timeless experiences that are sure to fit any guest list. Whether you are looking for an elegant and classic ballroom or a modern view of the city, the Belvedere has what you are looking for. From a grand event to a casual gathering, the Belvedere has a space that will make your day exactly the way you’ve dreamt it. For more information, visit the Belvedere Ballroom page.
This historic mansion located in Towson, Maryland, provides a unique wedding venue for those looking for the calm of the countryside. Located on 500 acres of a beautiful rolling cattle farm and equestrian land, The Mansion at Valley Country Club provides an elegant and classic experience outside of the noise of the city. The historic mansion at Valley Country Club has been perfectly crafted to serve as an amazing wedding venue for your special day.
You can choose to have your ceremony indoors in the grand ballroom or outdoors in the beautiful gardens. For more information, please visit the page dedicated to the Mansion at Valley Country Club.
The Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland is a venue worthy of kings and queens. Its grand ballrooms and elegant atmosphere make the Lord Baltimore Hotel one of the most magical venues in the area. Located in the heart of downtown, the Lord Baltimore Hotel emanates a classic ambiance that is the perfect place to celebrate your timeless love. Established in 1928, the Lord Baltimore Hotel has been a premier wedding venue in the Baltimore area for those looking for the royal treatment on their special day. For more information on this beautiful venue, check out The Lord Baltimore Hotel Page.
The 1840’s plaza is a breathtaking wedding venue located in historic downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The historic Jonestown neighborhood provides a timeless feel for this venue. The Plaza offers 2 levels of venues that are sure to impress your guests and give you all the space you need. The Plaza features gorgeous venues in private courtyards that will make your wedding more than a simple event. To read up on what makes this an amazing wedding venue, check out the 1840s Plaza page.
The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court is situated at the picturesque inner harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. The hotel is within walking distance from the downtown area and happens to be one of the city’s biggest attractions. This particular hotel is located directly in front of the picturesque waterfront, which presents a stunning sight. Equipped with all sorts of luxurious features, the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court is known to have some of the fanciest set-ups for weddings while leaving your guests amazed.
I have more information and examples of real weddings I have photographed here on the Royal Sonesta page!
If you are looking for a picturesque venue to hold your wedding in Carroll County, Maryland, The Christian Royer House should be at the top of your list. With a house and grounds straight out of a turn of the century painting, this darling venue is sure to capture the magic of your special day. With a plethora of indoor and outdoor locations, you are sure to find the perfect backdrop for your vows. Check out the Christian Royer House venue page for more information.
If you are looking for the perfect venue for your storybook wedding, the Antrim 1844 is your best option in one of the biggest cities in Maryland. With breathtaking outdoor backdrops and beautifully crafted indoor spaces, the Antrim 1844 has an amazing atmosphere that is perfect for a summer wedding. This gorgeous wedding venue features three elegant and gorgeous locations to choose from when it comes to the perfect ceremony. Depending on the weather each of these locations provide an amazing atmosphere for your special day. For more information, head over to the Antrim 1844 page.
Rockfield Manor is a historic mansion built in 1921 on 5.4 acres. Located in Bel air with a spacious garden and patio, this wedding venue features several medium-sized reception rooms, a cozy living room with fireplace and a sun room. Ideal for small wedding receptions.
Featuring a historic interior location as well as a scenic view of the Chesapeake Bay, this renovated 1905 bank is a gorgeous wedding venue. With stained glass windows, marble accents, beautiful chandeliers, hardwood flooring and all the charm of an historic building, La Banque de Fleuve is both unique and enchanting for any wedding or event. Situated in the heart of Havre de Grace, La Banque is an ideal destination wedding venue.
Nestled on the banks of Chesapeake Bay, Swan Harbor Farm offers a premier atmosphere for your special day. With both indoor and outdoor options, this Harford County, Maryland wedding venue is a perfect place for any time of year. No matter when you choose to say, “I Do” Swan Harbor Farms adds majesty and charm to your wedding day. Check them out at the Swan Harbor Farm venue page!
If you are looking for a classic wedding venue in Howard County, Maryland, Turf Valley Resort is a great option. When it comes to venues, Turf Valley Resort offers a variety of options so you can be sure that your special day is absolutely perfect. Beautiful locations, large and intimate spaces, and a wide list of amenities make Turf Valley Resort one of the best places to say. ‘I Do’ in any season. Turf Valley Resort has been a go-to venue in the Maryland area for over 30 years. The Resort resides on 1,000 acres of land. This venue is filled with breathtaking scenery and quick access to nature. Turf Valley’s in-house wedding planners and caterers have perfected the art of creating a memorable wedding day for you and your guests. For more information, check out my feature page on Turf Valley Resort.
Located in Howard County, Maryland you will find an absolutely picturesque wedding venue. With over twelve acres of green land, centered with a pergola, growing trees, and passionate life on state park property, it boasts a world of adventure to be had. During the wedding day, your guests will enjoy unique and ceremonious views. At the same time, the entire wedding party can enjoy the serene atmosphere sipping on a glass of champagne in one of the two reception venues.
After 210 years of life in Maryland, The Elkridge Furnace Inn carries a stunning historic value. This location’s origins were as a worker’s dwelling after iron ore was found in the 1700s flowing through the nearby Patapsco River.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn is home to a reception venue of unending character. From the fields of green carrying out into the horizon and the stunning 17th-century architecture that stands strong to this day. Learn more on the page dedicated to the Elkridge Furnace Inn.
To conclude, these are just a few of my absolute favorite wedding venues in Maryland. If you have any questions or want to see another wedding venue featured here on this page, let me know. I would love to help you out! Just because it’s not in Maryland doesn’t mean I have not been there. I will be adding other venues in PA and DC as well. I have over a decade of experience photographing weddings in Maryland and surrounding areas. That being said, I know what to look for in a venue. Let me know how I can help!
After you’ve chosen your wedding venue, the next step would be to connect with a wedding photographer and wedding planner. Those are the next two vendors who are more than likely going to book up the fastest. Depending on what time of year your wedding is, I would suggest booking your venue, photographer, and planner about a year to a year and a half in advance. Happy planning!
Tyler Rieth is a wedding photographer in Baltimore, Maryland. More than just that, he is also a part-time therapist, timeline consultant, comic relief specialist, and above all, your personal storyteller. He currently lives in Maryland with his beautiful wife, two amazing kids and a pair of feisty dogs.