6 Unique Maryland Wedding Locations We’re Crushing On!

Planning a wedding on the Maryland side of the DC Metro area? You’ll discover a wealth of sites full of history and character, including contemporary architectural masterpieces and a fairytale hilltop castle. Check out this selection of unique Maryland venues—and don’t be surprised if you become smitten with more than one of them!

The Music Center at Strathmore

Location: 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda MD

Style: Nature-inspired Modernism

Fab Feature: The building’s design draws from nature itself—its roofline and curving façade echo the gentle undulations of the surrounding hills.

Event Space Highlights: 65-foot-tall glass walls in the Lockheed Martin Lobby let in abundant natural light, while maple and birch accents add touches of warmth. For outdoor weddings, two tented terraces afford views of the park-like grounds.

Notable Services: Strathmore’s exclusive caterer, Ridgewells, provides more than just food. They’re expert event coordinators, and will help ensure a stellar, stress-free celebration.

Catering: Provided in-house by Ridgewells Catering.

Price:  $$

Bride and Groom in front of Wall of Windows at The Music Center at Strathmore

Westminster Hall

Location: 500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD

Style: Restored Gothic church

Interesting Tidbit: This 1852 treasure is on the Register of Historic Places, and is considered an official memorial to Edgar Allan Poe.

Event Space Highlights: The church still has its original stained-glass windows, gleaming wood floors, and peaked, beamed ceiling. It can accommodate your ceremony and reception, and there’s even a balcony that’s just begging for a bouquet toss.

Notable Amenities: Imagine your processional played on the Hall’s 1882 Johnson pipe organ!

Catering: Select from list.

Price:  $ • $$

Historic Architecture at Westminster Hall

Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion

Location: 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase MD

Style: Gracious, historic, elegant

Fab Feature: The stately, white columned portico serves as 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 can tie the knot on a lush lawn bordered 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 list.

Price:  $$

Tree Lined Ceremony Lawn at Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion

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.

Price:  $ • $$ • $$$

Outdoor Ceremony in Scultpure Garden at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center

The Cloisters

Location: 10440 Falls Road, Lutherville MD

Style: Medieval mansion

Interesting Tidbit: Authentic building materials were shipped across the Atlantic to create this manor, which was intended to showcase the original owners’ collection of European antiques, artwork, and artifacts. The home has lots of star power, too—it’s been featured in many movies, and was the site of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s wedding.

Event Space Highlights: Ceremonies may be held in the charming cloistered garden, followed by a reception in the mansion’s exquisite gallery, where you’ll find delicately carved wood, exquisitely detailed stained glass, and a spiral staircase with a railing of ornate wrought iron.

Wedding Package Perks: You’re granted exclusive use of the property for the entire day, ensuring total privacy. You’ll also have access to a well-appointed Bridal Room for dressing, and a Children’s Room that can set up with games and movies to entertain the little ones during the festivities.

Catering: Select from list.

Price:  $ • $$ • $$$

Castle Grounds Ceremony at The Cloisters

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 list.

Price:  $ • $$

Bride and Groom at Night in front of Baltimore Museum of Industry

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