(Closed) Now I’m positive there are Bmore brides out here!

posted 10 years ago in Baltimore
Post # 3
44 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hi, Baltimore here!  Just got engaged earlier this month, not planning on having the wedding til 2010, and you are SO right…I’m having the hardest time finding a location.  I want something different/interesting, but inexpensive since we’re paying for the whole thing. 

Post # 4
405 posts
Helper bee

Our venue is Thorpe Wood – located in Cunningham Falls State Park – DEEP in the Catoctin Mountains! I LOVE IT!!!! it’s in Thurmont, not Baltimore but we live in Frederick! .

Thorpe Wood is AMAZING! It’s a Green facility and in the mountains. There are about 5-6 outdoor locations for the ceremony and the "lodge" for the reception is AMAZING as well. The staff is great and will do anything you ask. The biggest plus of all is that the rental fee thing is CHEAP!!

Post # 5
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I just got engaged a week ago! We are getting married in October 2009 though, so we’re really stepping up our venue search. We’re having a really hard time finding a site that’s affordable and has everything we want, but hopefully something will turn up!

Post # 6
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hello!!  I’m thrilled to see other b-more brides too!  We are getting married in May at the beautiful Evergreen Mansion, which is next to Loyola College.  It was a little pricer than we wanted, but there’s a decent discount for those affiliated with Johns Hopkins.  It was my dream to get married in a garden, and the Carriage House is a perfect size and style for our wedding.  We looked at a lot of places though, and some I would have loved if our guest list was going to be under 150.  We considered the Maryland Zoo, American Visionary Arts Musem, Fredrick Douglass/Issac Meyers Maritime Park and Chase Court.  For those still searching, I can offer the venues I thought that were cool but too small for us:  the Elm in Hampden (my friend got married there) or the Corradetti Glass Studio in Woodberry.  If anyone wants any dish on our visits feel free to pm me.


Post # 8
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Yay Baltimore brides! Our wedding is at Oxon Hill Manor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland….probably closer to D.C. than Baltimore but we live in Laurel. Nevermind your venue who is doing your hair/make-up!?

Post # 10
5 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hi fellow Baltimore brides.  My wedding is in September 2009 and we are planning an outdoor ceremony and reception at Waverly Mansion.  Since it is owned by Parks and Rec, the site fee was reasonable.  The only downside is that the extra rental fees of table/chairs/linens/etc. can add up… something to keep in mind.  My friend recently married at Brookside Gardens and it was a beautiful option without the hefty pricetag.

Post # 11
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hey fellow Bmore Brides!!

 Well technically I live in Pasadena, about 20 mins outside Bmore, but who’s counting??  I’m getting married October this year and STILL have not found the right venue 🙁

I love Celebrations at the Bay, but at $125 pp plus rental fee, its just too expensive.  Any help from other budget friendly brides would be great!!

Post # 12
6 posts
  • Wedding: January 2009

Hello Bmore ladies 😀


This is my first post on here, and i’m excited to find positive brides… the "knotties" were getting me.  Not all of them, just some.

Anyways, the first place I looked at in the city was the American Visionary Art Museum, it is a beautful place, but didn’t work for our season and for the ceremony you can’t really have a lot of people and they have to stand.

The perfect place I settled on, while I wanted one in the city, was Celebrations at the Bay in Pasadena.  Its on the water and is lovely.The owners are MAGNIFICENT (though we’ll see how I feel after my wedding, 1/31/08.) They really listened to us, and worked with out budget, even though the price still ended up a little high.  They definitely don’t have that "you do things our way" vibe.  I feel its going to be worth it.  

 I thought it wouldn’t be a plus that they do the catering there, like it would hinder my choices, but their food is excellent, and we still got the style of food we wanted.  I’m really excited, only a couple of weeks to go!

 Other places I looked at and liked in Baltimore: Chase Court. 

Mrs Sl82be: There’s another place, right down the street from where I’m getting marrried that is a little less expensive I think, Kurtz Beach.  A friend got married there and it was a very nice wedding.

There is also a beautiful!, but way to expensive place in PG called the Newton White Mansion. I didn’t even go see it b/c it has a $5000 rental fee. Probably not even worth mentioning lol… but oh well.

Baltimore has a lot to offer wedding-site wise. 

Post # 14
8 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m a Baltimore bride! Well sort of, I’m from Columbia. 

I’m newly engaged, so we’re just looking into venues and I’m finding it a bit overwhelming. I’m disappointed to hear Newton White is so expensive. I loved the way it looked online and I was trying to make an appointment to go see it soon. I’d love to get married at a mansion or historic building but my guest list is reaching 200+ and most mansions can’t handle that many people. 

 Anyone heard anything about the Mansion at Valley Country Club? 

Post # 15
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Harford County bride here. I live in Arlington, VA and am getting married at Liriodendron in Bel Air.  Depending on when you’re getting married, the location fee runs from about $800-$2,000. They also rent Chivar chairs for cheaper than most places too!

Sadly, I think the max number it can accomodate is 125, though. 


Post # 16
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Federal Hill Bride!  (Literally.  That’s where we got engaged :-D. On Sunday.  So I don’t have a venue yet.)  Has anybody looked at pricing for either the zoo or the aquarium?  I suspect they will be expensive…

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