Countryside to Seaside: 7 Maryland Wedding Venues with Nature’s Scenery

There are so many ways to get married al fresco, and Maryland’s outdoor wedding venues run the gamut. From waterfront hotels and museums to mansions, farms and yachts, this state is blessed with a multitude of open-air options. Here are a few you might want to check out!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
  • Location: 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons Island MD
  • Style: Chic gallery in the midst of nature
  • Interesting Tidbit: The center’s mission is to connect people to art and nature. In addition to 30 acres of gorgeous grounds and galleries, there are a wide variety of exhibits, programs, classes and events that the public can enjoy.
  • Event Space Highlights: The beautiful Main Gallery features a Mezzanine Gallery & Balcony overlook, and multiple picture windows framing views of the Butterfly and Sculpture Gardens. Celebrations may also be held in the waterfront area, which can be tented for shade or in the event of rain. The Sculpture Garden makes a magnificent setting for exchanging vows, and the unique Council Circle and Boardwalk are ideal for smaller weddings.
  • Notable Services: The venue provides plenty of parking, complimentary use of their catering kitchen, and an on-site Rental Coordinator who will assist you throughout your event.
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden

Annmarie Sculpture Garden

Annmarie Sculpture Garden



Baltimore Museum of Industry
  • Location: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore MD
  • Ambiance: Inspiring, contemporary, waterfront
  • Fab Features: Their galleries (the Machine Shop/Cannery, Garment Loft and Print Shop) may be available for your event for an additional fee; guided tours can be arranged. Plus, there’s plenty of free parking in the on-site lot! 
  • Event Space Highlights: The Decker Gallery boasts a floor-to-ceiling wall of windows and opens onto the Industry Terrace. If you use both spaces, you get a refreshing indoor/outdoor flow along with views of Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor. The open-air Outdoor Pavilion and Point also offers a spectacular vista. 
  • Catering: Select from preferred list.

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Museum of Industry



Ceresville Mansion
  • Location: 8529 Liberty Road, Frederick MD
  • Style: Historic, grand, romantic
  • Interesting Tidbit: The mansion dates from 1888 and sits on 25 beautiful riverside acres.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Grand Ballroom features a high ceiling and windows overlooking the garden. There are also double parlors for smaller parties and a garden terrace with reflecting pool and pergola for al fresco events.
  • Notable Services: They’ll help match you up with their preferred vendors, and their award-winning culinary team will customize your menu, incorporating the highest-quality ingredients. 
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Ceresville Mansion

Ceresville Mansion

Ceresville Mansion



Holly Hills Country Club
  • Location: 5502 Mussetter Road, Ijamsville MD
  • Style: Contemporary colonial
  • Fab Feature: The room rental fee is waived for members of the military.
  • Event Space Highlights: Outdoor ceremonies are set up on the expansive lawn in front of the clubhouse’s impressive façade. Indoor ceremonies and receptions unfold in the ballroom, filled with natural light from a series of tall windows overlooking the fairway.
  • Notable Services: They assist with coordination of all aspects of your wedding, from the rehearsal through the reception. You also receive a complimentary food tasting with their Executive Chef.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Holly Hills Country Club

Holly Hills Country Club

Holly Hills Country Club



Spirit of Baltimore Cruises
  • Location: 561 Light Street, Baltimore MD
  • Ambiance: Exhilarating, warm, comfortable
  • Fab Feature: You’ll enjoy up-close views of the historic Inner Harbor and Baltimore cityscape. 
  • Event Space Highlights: Three climate-controlled interior decks with panoramic windows, dance floors and full-service bars let you celebrate on the water. For the best view and sea breezes, head topside to the open-air rooftop deck!
  • Catering: Provided in-house.

Spirit of Baltimore Cruises

Spirit of Baltimore Cruises

Spirit of Baltimore Cruises



Strong Mansion
  • Location: 7901 Comus Road, Dickerson MD
  • Style: Historic, picturesque
  • Interesting Tidbit: Sugarloaf Mountain, where the mansion is located, was used as a signal station during the Civil War.
  • Event Space Highlights: The grounds of this 3,000-acre estate include three ceremony sites, formal gardens and a tented patio. Inside the 1915 mansion, you’ll find a lovely ballroom, seven bedrooms, a bridal suite and more.
  • Notable Services: Their trusted list of preferred vendors will help you with every phase of your wedding.
  • Catering: Select from preferred list or BYO.

Strong Mansion

Strong Mansion

Strong Mansion



Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion
  • Location: 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase MD
  • Style: Gracious, historic, elegant
  • Fab Feature: The stately, white-columned portico makes a distinctive backdrop for photos.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Great Hall is designed with a Palladian window, Georgian architecture and a photogenic staircase—perfect for a dramatic bridal entrance. Outdoors, you may tie the knot on a lush lawn surrounded by tall trees, then party on the Tented Terrace (seasonally available). 
  • Notable Services: They provide an on-site manager for every event, and encourage personalization with things like your own photos on fireplace mantels and the use of votive candles or contained tapers.
  • Catering: Select from preferred list.

Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion

Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion

Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion



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