Post # 1
My friend has been engaged for a bit, and since she and her fiance just moved in their new house las month(YAY) they are going to look in to planning the wedding stuff for sure!
Any ideas on venues, hopefully close to the Baltimore area?
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
How much do they want to spend, for how many people, and with what vibe?
Post # 5
Some smaller venues: Chase Court, Coradetti Glass Studio, Peter Rawlings Conservatory
The 4 Seasons is beautiful and you can coordinate a whole wedding weekend – cocktails on Friday, wedding on Saturday, brunch on Sunday.
Gramercy Mansion is also beautiful and elegant, for either indoor or outdoor weddings.
A number of brides love Antrim up in Taneytown.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
I am getting married at Turf Valley in Ellicott City. 🙂
Post # 7
We got married at the Gramercy Mansion. It is so beautiful, both the mansion itself and the grounds. When we get pro photos back, I’ll try to remember to share some here!
Post # 8
@hersheybride2013: +1 to Coradetti. It really depends on the # of guests and they do have quite a few restrictions but the place is FANTASTIC and reasonably priced. Also, they do have a preferred (i.e. required) vendor list and they must use one from that list.
Another amazing place is the American Visionary Art Museum. They have a couple of different places to hold a wedding and its so artsy-fartsy and contemporary. Not sure if that’s the look they are going for but it makes for some seriously awesome wedding pictures.
Post # 9
We got married at the Gramercy Manison as well and it was absolutely gorgeous! The pictures turned out just stunning because of the grounds.
Post # 10
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
Mansion house at the zoo. It was great. The building is beautiful, we got to take awesome pictures, and all our guests loved it. And you can have a (small) zoo animal visit your cocktail hour, which was really cool. It was also very reasonably priced–I can’t remember exactly what we paid, but it was affordable compared to other places we looked.
We also looked at CHase Court but decided against it. The owner is kind of an ass–made us feel like we had to justify why we were cool enough to have our wedding there. Also the cocktail hour is in this teeny teeny room and there’s no way it could hold all our guests. We got married in winter though, would maybe be different in nice weather when you can use the outside. Anyway, it just wasn’t for us.
I have a secret dream of getting married at the Belvedere, but it’s very pricey. Gorgeous though.
PM me if you want more details, vendor info, etc.
Post # 11
we got married at the Inn at the Colonnade on University Parkway.
We used the atrium for our ceremony and the lobby for our reception.
we didn’t want to use the boring ballroom.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
We looked at the Aquarium and Maryvale Castle before choosing Disney.
Post # 13
We got married at the Hotel Monaco located in the middle of downtown Baltimore. Cost about $10k for 70 guests and included a wonderful full course menu, cake, linens, tables, chairs, open bar, cocktail reception and serving staff AND an awesome wedding planner…OH and a 1-night stay in a honeymoon suite the night of the wedding.
We brought in flowers, DJ, photo station, photographer, and make up artist. Grand total = $40k.