Wow, first post in the August 2016 board! FI and I got engaged August 29 2014 and will be getting married August 27 2016, just about 3 months short of our 10 year dating anniversary!
We toured 2 venues in Pasadena, MD the week before Thanksgiving and toured 2 more this past weekend (the weekend before Christmas) in Frederick, MD. We loved 1 in Pasadena and 1 in Frederick, and decided within 12 hours of seeing it to go with the one in Frederick! We sign our contract the day after Christmas!!
I know it's an international board, but in case any DC/Maryland/Virginia brides-to-be are here, here are the venues we toured:
1. Kurtz's Beach (Pasadena, MD) - website: www.kurtzsbeach.com
2. Celebrations at the Bay (Pasadena, MD) - website: www.celebrationsatthebay.com
3. Shade Trees & Evergreens (evergreen nursery and event grounds in Frederick, MD) - website: www.shadetreesandevergreens.com <-- this is the one we picked!
4. Ceresville Mansion (Frederick, MD) - website: www.ceresville.com
Now we plan on taking a break until after the holidays/ after our February vacation to Cancun. Then we'll begin looking at caterers, DJ, photographer, etc.
Any other August 2016 brides out there yet??