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We’re looking for wedding venues in the Virginia/Maryland/DC area where we can have a country wedding. We’d love a venue with a barn, a rustic feel, etc. We’re looking at less than 100 guests and have settled on a Fall 2013 (October) wedding date.
Anyone know of vineyards or farms that are relatively affordable? Open to any and all suggestions — we’ve just started looking!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
The moderator on the Maryland board of TK put together a big list of Maryland barn venues as a sticky. You may want to check it out.
I only know MD, so this is limited. Off the top of my head there is Circle D Farm and the Howard County Conservancy for a farm atmosphere. For vineyards, Liganore, Boordy, and Elk Run come to mind, but I don’t remember any of them having a true barn.
You may have better luck looking in NoVa horse country. And Mrs. Mink seems to know a lot about VA wineries. It may not hurt to ask her. 🙂
Post # 4
@lovekiss: Thanks for the info! I’ll check out the other board as well!
Post # 5
You may also want to check out the Virginia Wine website (http://www.virginiawine.org/) where you can search wineries by area and contact them for rates.
Post # 6
We wanted the same thing! Check out Thorpewood in Thurmont MD. It is gorgeous but it ended up being too small for us. We ended up going with The Other Barn in Columbia MD. It worked out great for us and it was a really good deal! The website doesn’t do it much justice.
Post # 7
Check out Running Fox Farm in Kent County. It’s a very pretty area and it features a barn. Double bonus in that you can stay at the venues for the weekend I believe. http://www.brittlandestates.com/runningFox.html
Post # 8
We looked at Jefferson Patterson Park and Running Hare Winery in Calvert County before we finally decided on Greenwell State Park in St Mary’s
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