(Closed) Venue Help in Maryland. Having a VERY hard time finding something

posted 8 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 5
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh sorry about that — glad you knew what I meant!  Do you know if you have to be a member to have your wedding there?  We had our wedding at a private country club, but were able to have a member sponsor us, and some clubs we looked at didn’t require sponsorship.  Good luck!

Post # 6
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

woodend sanctuary in chevy chase is beautiful, but $$$$. there are some beautiful options at the right price in frederick county – my favorites were strong mansion and ceresville mansion. not sure if you’d consider that too far from chevy chase though….we actually nixed those venues for being too far out. the brookeville inn in olney is less than 30 mintes from CC and would come in under budget. the rockville visarts center is a new-ish reception space that is relatively convenient. our favorite DC venues were the kimpton hotels, but we decided they couldn’t quite fit our 150 person guest list, so 200-250 definitely will be too big. all of the museums have huge rental fees. the french and swedish embassies have awesome reception spaces, but i never got their pricing, as they don’t allow ceremonies on the premises. the washington club in dupont might fit the bill as well. you should also look up a place called stroga, it is actually a yoga studio but they are located in a beautiful historic house and they rent the space out for weddings at a very reasonable (for DC) rate. the one downside is that you wold have to do everything yourself – no tables, chairs or anything is provided. but you get a gorgeous blank canvas.

hope this helps. i’ll try to think of more options. one thing i’d add is that places are getting pretty booked up for next fall….we booked our venue in september and already had to cross some places off our list because they were booked for every saturday in september and october 2011 already. sunday will probably be easier though.

good luck!

Post # 7
138 posts
Blushing bee

What type of reception is she planning on having? Seated dinner, buffet, etc.. there are a good amount of venues within the area, however based on the type of reception this will help narrow it down.

Post # 8
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My wedding will be at a historic mansion in Prince Georges County, Maryland…go online and google about local MD mansion/museum venues…the prices aren’t bad at all….good luck!!

Post # 9
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

have you tried the strathmore or brookside gardens?

Post # 10
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We ended up in Baltimore, b/c we found the prices to be too high in DC/MD/VA metro area but it’s all good b/c I love our venue!! If you’re willing to entertain Baltimore, here’s our venue, it was super affordable even on a Saturday night!


That being said, I visited this venue and I think it could definitely fit your budget (it’s Miss Brooch’s venue too!)

 It’s sooo gorgeous!


Post # 11
223 posts
Helper bee

My college BF’s sister had hers at the Lowes hotel in Annapolis.  It was amazingggg.  Not sure if that’s too far though?!

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