These 15 Wedding Venues Will Make You Fall in Love with Maryland

Crab cakes, football and amazing wedding venues—that's what Maryland does.
Emily Halonen Bratcher - The Knot Contributor.
Emily Halonen Bratcher
Emily Halonen Bratcher - The Knot Contributor.
Emily Halonen Bratcher
The Knot Contributor
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  • Emily holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Updated Jan 17, 2024

Maryland has a storied history, an infatuation with blue crabs, proximity to the Nation's Capitol and all four seasons. The Maryland wedding venues that pepper the state reflect that diversity. History buffs will appreciate the state's many 18th- or 19th-century manors-turned-wedding venues, while beach lovers will enjoy the state's array of Chesapeake Bay waterfront properties. Baltimore and nearby Washington, D.C. provide ample opportunities for couples who want to wed or host a rehearsal dinner at a venue with an urban edge. Plus, the state's all four seasons mean a wedding colored with fiery leaves, glittering snow, pastel spring blooms or the bright blue of the bay are all a possibility.

From historic inns to modern resorts, wineries to BBQ joins, Maryland offers some of the country's best wedding venues that appeal to couples with a variety of tastes and pricing considerations. We're featuring just 15, but The Knot Vendor Marketplace features thousands of Maryland wedding venue options for your big day.

The Oaks Waterfront Inn and Events in Royal Park, Maryland

Located on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, The Oaks Waterfront Inn and Events is a perfect venue for a waterfront outdoor wedding. The picturesque country inn sits on 10 acres and overlooks a quiet cove in the Chesapeake Bay. Accommodating up to 230 guests, this wedding venue also offers 14 guest rooms and a cottage for the wedding party. When it comes to cuisine, wedding planners won't have to worry about hiring caterers as a locally beloved Eastern Shore chef helms the kitchen at The Oaks.

Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace, Maryland

Located between Baltimore and Philadelphia, Vandiver Inn is nestled in Havre de Grace, Maryland, just a few blocks away from the Chesapeake Bay waterfront. The inn, which can accommodate up to 175 guests, offers several places where couples can exchange vows. Those wanting an outdoor ceremony can book the inn's 3,000-square-foot outdoor pavilion or smaller garden gazebo, while the 19th-century mansion provides an elegant space for an indoor ceremony. More than an event venue, Vandiver Inn takes the stress out of wedding planning since its full-service menu includes ceremony, reception, lodging, catering and wedding coordination.

Chase Court in Baltimore, Maryland

Chase Court welcomes wedding parties to its 19th-century gothic hall and wooded private garden right in the heart of Baltimore. The high ceilings, tall arched windows and original chandeliers of the Maryland wedding venue's Great Hall lend just the right ambiance to themed weddings—think Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Renaissance and more. From elopements of just two to cocktail-style events serving 150, Chase Court is a standout among Maryland wedding venues.

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Merriweather Lakehouse in Columbia, Maryland

Merriweather Lakehouse is a luxury hotel located on the banks of Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, Maryland. Offering 12,000 square feet of flexible event space, couples can say "I do" outdoors on the property's patios or indoors in the hotel's banquet hall. Likewise, wedding receptions of up to 250 people can fit comfortably both indoors and out. Plus, as part of the wedding package, couples can offer friends and family a discounted rate on the hotel's 212 guest rooms.

VisArts in Rockville, Maryland

While Maryland is known for more historic wedding venues, there are a few more modern spaces worth checking out. VisArts in Rockville has several spaces for ceremonies and receptions, including the light-filled Buchanan Event Room and the rooftop terrace, which is ideal for ceremonies. Up to 160 guests will love exploring VisArts' seasonal art exhibits during your event, and you can't beat the venue's convenient location in Rockville Town Center.

Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion in Chevy Chase, Maryland

This 40-acre Maryland wedding venue is located just nine miles from Downtown DC, but feels a world away. First built in 1927, Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion is an ideal spot for an outdoorsy event. Exchange vows in the Hemlock Grove or in a tent on the property. Then, enjoy a tented dinner, and dancing inside the mansion. Weddings and events of up to 170 guests may be hosted here from spring to fall, and smaller events of up to 120 guests are permitted in the winter. And bonus: Part of your rental fee supports the non-profit Nature Forward and is tax deductible.

Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland

Tucked amongst 1,000 acres in Ellicott City between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Turf Valley Resort offers couples a variety of event spaces for their big day. From the grand ballroom with its elegant crystal chandeliers, accommodating up to 600 guests, to its garden pergola replete with a fountain and swans, accommodating 240 guests, this Maryland wedding venue has something for just about everyone. Golfers in particular will enjoy exchanging vows at Turf Valley since most of its ceremony sites overlook one of two 18-hole golf courses.

134 Prince - Luxury Boutique Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland

Centered in the heart of Annapolis, 134 Prince offers couples the height of luxury. The exterior of the stately Dutch Colonial Revival home, built in 1849, retains its historic charm while the interior is fitted with modern touches. 134 Prince is ideal for intimate indoor-outdoor combination micro weddings of up to 25 guests.

Bohemia Overlook in North East, Maryland

Couples saying "I do" at Bohemia Overlook can choose from one of three unique wedding venues. This 160-acre property, just an hour's drive from Baltimore and situated on the scenic Elk River, features indoor and outdoor event space at the property's barn, beach or manor house. Choosing wine is cinch at this property as Bohemia Overlook's rolling hills play host to the Blue Elk Vineyard, which makes red and white wines, as well as cider. The vineyard is also a great spot for hosting rehearsal dinners.

Herrington on the Bay in North Beach, Maryland

Herrington on the Bay, located on a scenic stretch of the Chesapeake Bay, offers couples three unique options for their nuptials: a garden ceremony and yacht club reception, a lawn ceremony and elegant ballroom reception, or a combined ceremony and reception at the property's barn. But no matter the event space, this all-inclusive wedding venue makes planning a breeze by managing the farm-to-table menus, bar and other reception amenities.

Blue Pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar in Baltimore, Maryland

For a laid-back wedding with a rustic ambiance, the top floor of Baltimore's Blue Pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar might be a perfect fit. Wedding guests will no doubt rave about the full buffet of barbecued meats including jackfruit for vegan guests, along with sides ranging from a Chesapeake take on pickleback slaw to macaroni and cheese. This wedding venue has perfected its range of bar package menus and it also offers use of a complimentary photo booth.

The Mansion at Valley Country Club in Baltimore, Maryland

Dating back to 1857, the Mansion at Valley Country Club offers couples a dreamy spot for both indoor and outdoor events for guest lists of up to 220. Wedding parties can take swoon-worthy photo ops on the property's Victorian staircase, expansive front porch and wide lawn. Plus, in-house caterers make menu planning easy with delicious Maryland staples like crab cakes.

Camp Hidden Valley at Deer Creek Preserve in White Hall, Maryland

Located on more than 180 acres of a northern Maryland woodland preserve, Camp Hidden Valley at Deer Creek Preserve offers a handful of event spaces suitable for tying the knot including a covered pavilion and secluded amphitheater. Plus, Camp Hidden Valley allows couples to book their own licensed caterers and beverage service.

Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, Maryland

Antrim 1844, located less than 30 miles northeast of Frederick in Taneytown, Maryland, offers all-inclusive weddings for weddings of 90-plus. This wedding venue spreads out over 24 acres of lush gardens and lawns, but its English Tea Rose Garden is the property's highlights with its romantic pink blooms and bronze statues.

Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick, Maryland

For a wedding reminiscent of Tuscany but in close proximity to Washington, D.C., Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick might be just the perfect venue. Couples can exchange vows in an Italian pergola as the sun sets over the vineyard. Afterward, the vineyard's portico and can accommodate up to 250 guests who can toast the newlyweds with Running Hare's very own malbecs, chardonnays, roses and more.

Crown Rose Estate in Knoxville, Maryland

Couples who book a wedding at the Crown Rose Estate can say "I do" in front of several scenic spots of the farm, including a pond, a chestnut tree, a paddock and a rose garden. Guests (up to 160) can enjoy an outdoor cocktail hour and then head over to the Crown Rose Estate's restored barn for a reception that exudes rustic charm with its strings of lights, exposed wood beams and chandeliers.

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