In Maryland, you can say your "I do's" on a white sandy beach, in a wooded wonderland, in front of a vintage-style mansion, on a rustic farm, or in an elegant ballroom.
For engaged couples, Maryland is one of those states that has it all. You can say your "I do's" in so many beautiful settings. Couples have their pick of hundreds of gorgeous locations for their wedding. For those seeking an affair with a nod to the past, we've highlighted three beautiful historic options below.
Antrim 1844 Hotel
Located near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Taneytown, Maryland, this unique hotel boasts 32 guest rooms that allow you and your loved ones to make your celebration a whole weekend affair. You can exchange your vows and then dine with up to 400 guests amidst 24 acres of manicured lawns and extraordinary architecture. They offer their beautiful Formal Gardens, Secret Garden, Glass-Enclosed Pavilion, Tent Over the Croquet Lawn, and McCaleb, their award-winning smokehouse restaurant, for the setting of your big day. The picturesque Catoctin Mountains will serve as your backdrop as you celebrate your love at this hotel listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Evergreen Museum and Library
This Johns Hopkins-owned museum and library features a 19th-century mansion that serves as a wonderful example of Gilded Age Italianate architecture. Throughout the years, they've hosted some of Baltimore's most fabulous events. According to their website, former presidents Woodrow Wilson and Herbert Hoover, architects such as Francis Llyod Wright and Dorthy Draper, and celebrities such as George Bernard Shaw and Amelia Earhart, have graced their halls. Couples will enjoy their elegant and manicured gardens, sprawling terrace, and European-style countryside. You can host up to 170 guests for an outdoor tented affair, or dance the night away in their wood-paneled Carriage House.
This historic Tudor mansion sits on 45 gorgeous acres just outside of Baltimore. Couples and their guests will experience blooming gardens, a marble gazebo, wooded walkways, and beautifully landscaped trails. They boast both indoor and outdoor options for 150 seated guests, or 200 guests for a cocktail-style reception. Their elegant interior features one-of-a-kind artwork, antiques, original fireplaces, a breathtaking grand staircase, and an enclosed garden atrium. For more intimate gatherings, such as your rehearsal dinner, you can utilize their quaint Carriage House. This romantic house opens up to a charming, central courtyard strung with pretty bistro lights. Gramercy Mansion also doubles as a bed-and-breakfast, with 11 rooms for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
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