Maryland, dubbed “America in miniature” is one of the best places to tie the knot. The state offers several attractions for that special day of union between you and your significant other.
Maryland has various wedding reception halls that offer the best of both worlds, whether you want a modern wedding or a ceremony that is close to nature. Contemporary and natural wedding reception sites are there for you to choose from if you know where to look.
The historic Southern Maryland will surely add drama to your special day with its historical sites and flower-filled landscapes. Say your vows in front of murals depicting St Michael’s life in the Eastern shore or go for a natural theme along tree-lined districts or floral gardens on Kent Island. The island is located at the foot of Chesapeake Bridge.
Southern Maryland has a number of ritzy hotels with balconies that overlook docks, where swans and blue herons thrive. Experience your dream honeymoon in any waterfront accommodation in the region.
The city of Baltimore is home to boutique hotels with wedding gardens on Fells Point, as well as reception halls in the downtown part of the city if you wish the city atmosphere to be part of your ceremony. Baltimore is also near the waterfront, where you could hold your wedding overlooking Patapsco or the docks.
If you and you’re beau love the outdoors, then Western Maryland is the ideal place to hold your wedding. The region has several venues that offer skiing, hiking, fishing, snowmobile, and golf services to make your honeymoon more exciting. Western Maryland could also offer a beautiful mountain backdrop for your outdoor wedding. Allegany, Washington, and Garret counties are perfect for elegant and stylish weddings.
The national capital of Washington DC is ideal for its flexible climate conditions. Hold a romantic wedding either in the summer or in the fall for a touch of drama to the most special day of your life. DC is also home to wedding reception sites that highlight Maryland’s rich cultural and art history.
Book in Washington DC’s elegant hotels or opt for smaller, more intimate wedding locations.
Factors to Consider
After deciding which location in Maryland you wish to hold your wedding reception, timing and price are the two important factors you should consider next.
Timing. Book for a venue weeks, or even months in advance, to successfully reserve on your preferred date. See the place in person instead of just relying on a phone conversation with the manager. It would be better if your groom-to-be could accompany you. It is also his wedding after all.
Price. What you pay for is usually what you get so when you inquire about a place, ask the contact what your preferred package includes. Ask for details on such as whether the venue offers catering services, clean-up, whether they have enough chairs and tables for your guests, bathrooms, and cleanup, among others. Make sure you get your money’s worth.