Last week I highlighted several of my old favorite DC venues. This week I am going to show you a few of my Maryland favorites. As we know, engagement season is here, holiday party season is here, these are all great locations to host an event in the DMV. Don't worry, next week I'll move on to Virginia, and eventually some of the new spaces that have shown up around town.
Newton White Mansion
This is a historic venue run by PG Parks. It has a really lovely outdoor space perfect for a ceremony and/or cocktail hour, plus a spacious glass enclosed ballroom looking out over lush forest area.
This is another historic home, this one run by the city of Rockville. You can use this beautiful mansion in so many ways, you can put a tent on the lawn, use the beautiful gardens for a ceremony or use the many rooms inside, plus enjoy their wonderful art gallery.
Chesapeake Bay Gold Resort
This is a gorgeous Eastern Shore destination resort without really having to travel far from home! It still feels as if you have gone on vacation, with views of the water, water sports and an amazing spa.
This is a hidden little gem run by PG Parks. It used to be an actually working mill and it still has all of the workings of the mill. So it is a quirky choice as you have to work around these fixtures. However, if you are willing to get creative, this place can really dress up nicely!
Another historic mansion (MD has a lot of these!) this one has formal gardens perfect for a ceremony. You tent the back area and have a beautiful view of the gardens while you enjoy the rest of your evening.
Celebrations on the Bay
This is a beautiful waterfront venue on the Chesapeake Bay. You can have your ceremony outside or inside and it is still going to be gorgeous with waterfront views no matter what. You can be in the tent or in the building and you are going to have a beautiful experience!
Another historic mansion, this is also the Audobon Naturalist Society, so it is set in a really natural, green environment. A beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony and tented dinner or event.
Oxon Hill Manor
Also a PG Parks run venue and also a historic home, this venue has beautiful views of the Potomac and a really lovely garden that makes for awesome cocktail parties. You can tent the patio or make use of the multiple rooms inside the mansion.
This is a really different space from many of usual ones I've mentioned already. It is an art and artist space with studios. So much more modern and streamlined than the historic spaces we have seen thus far. It has floor to ceiling windows which look out over Rockville Town Center. It's a beautiful space with a more artsy modern touch.
Elk Run Vineyard & Winery
Last but not least another step away from the historic mansion, we have a Maryland Vineyard, also something different! This lovely vineyard has beautiful space for a ceremony and room to tent with views right among the vines. Plus you get to enjoy their wonderful wine!