Sweet & Small: 9 Maryland Venues for Your Intimate Wedding Celebration

If you are planning a romantic wedding celebration big on romance, but small on the guest count, one of these Maryland locations may be the perfect place for you. We’ve compiled a list of beautiful venues specializing in intimate events. There’s something for every style, with a wide range of options including historic mansions, enchanting gardens, rustic estates, and more. Explore our selections below and take your pick to start planning your sweet and small soirée today.


True Chesapeake Oyster Co.

Baltimore, MD

Venue Superpowers:

Industrial-Modern

Seasonal Fine Dining

Indoor/Outdoor Flow

Fab Features: unique industrial-meets-coastal event space with exposed brick walls, weathered wod beams, suspended globe chandeliers, and contemporary nautical art • adjacent breezy terrace just steps from the creek • fresh, seasonal fine dining menus highlighted by specialties from their own oyster farm

Catering: In-house,
Price: $$ •

Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Beachfront

Ocean City, MD

Venue Superpowers:

Unobstructed Ocean Views

Fabulous Amenities

Full-Service

Fab Features: beachfront hotel with an airy aesthetic • say “I do” on the open-air veranda, followed by a reception in the timelessly elegant ballroom • experienced event team and amazing perks like a custom attendee website that will provide your guests will all the important event details

Catering: In-house,
Price: $ • $$ •
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William Paca House and Garden

Annapolis, MD

Venue Superpowers:

Non-Profit

Picturesque Setting

Enchanting Gardens

Fab Features: 18th-century Georgian mansion in the heart of Annapolis • stunning ceremonies in front of the charming summer house, on the Chippendale-style bridge, or beside the sparkling pond • 2-acre oasis of lovely gardens and manicured lawns bounded by brick walls and lush trees

Catering: Preferred list, BYO,
Price: $ • $$ •
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Keep Tryst Manor

Knoxville, MD

Venue Superpowers:

Rustic-Chic

Secluded Setting

Historic Details

Fab Features: historic spring house that specializes in micro-weddings and elopements • the 5 gorgeous acres provide endless outdoor ceremony locations • the chic 1804 barn, outfitted with beautiful wood farm tables and chairs, gauzy draping, and sparkling chandelier

Catering: Preferred list, BYO,
Price: $ • $$ • $$$ •
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Brittland Estates

Chestertown, MD

Venue Superpowers:

Private Estate

Historic Details

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: a collection of heritage properties located just minutes from Maryland's Eastern Shore along the banks of the Chester River • opt for an intimate wedding with a small-town feel or throw an extravagant bash • celebrate with a tented reception along the 500-plus beautiful riverside acres

Catering: BYO,
Price: $$ • $$$ •
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Blue Moon Rising

McHenry, MD

Venue Superpowers:

Unique Natural Woodland "Cathedral"

Mountain Views

"Tiny Home"-Inspired Cabins

Fab Features: exchange vows in a natural woodland "cathedral" under a beautiful handmade branch arbor • cocktails served from a charming tipi followed by tented receptions on the expansive grounds • adorable "tiny home"-inspired cabins are designed with unique vintage furnishings and relaxing front porches

Catering: Preferred list, BYO,
Price: $ • $$ • $$$ •
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The Blackwall Barn & Lodge | Columbia

Columbia, MD

Venue Superpowers:

Eclectic Design

Farm-to-table Fare

Rustic Elegance

Fab Features: effortlessly chic restaurant that blends high style with rustic elegance • the barn impresses with a private bar, whitewashed wood walls, and a vaulted ceiling hung with crystal candelabra chandeliers • delectable dishes with a focus on seasonal and locally grown ingredients

Catering: In-house,
Price: $$ •
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The Gardens at Bethlehem Farm

Rising Sun, MD

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Lovely Landscaping

Romantically Rustic

Fab Features: lush, relaxed spot tucked among vibrant meadows and gardens in rural Cecil County • romantic ceremonies on the velvety lawn beneath a wrought-iron gazebo or in front of the classic red barn • the rustic-chic barn is spacious and flexible, boasting wide windows, built-in bars, and an adjacent patio lined with glowing bistro lights

Catering: Preferred list,
Price: $ • $$ •
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Kentlands Mansion

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Venue Superpowers:

Non-Profit

Budget-Friendly

Historic Details

Fab Features: impressive—yet affordable—turn-of-the-century mansion • lawn or garden ceremonies • elegant rooms and a canopied porch for partying under the stars

Catering: BYO,
Price: $ •
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