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Can't find a venue that I like

This is my first post-I need help finding a venue for our wedding. I really don't care where it is but the fiance wants it close by so his elderly grandmother can attend (thats a whole other issue). We were thinking Eastern Shore but I can't find anything that appeals to me. We want a small wedding with about 20 guests-just immediate family and a few friends. It has to be outside. I want something that has a garden because I am going for a romantic English country garden theme. I want to do the ceremony and reception at the same place.

Any ideas? Thanks

Re: Can't find a venue that I like

  • LoveKissLoveKiss member
    Fourth Anniversary 500 Comments
    edited December 2011

    Are you interested in a bed & breakfast venue? I think the Brampton Inn ( http://www.bramptoninn.com/weddings.html ) would be a really good fit for what you are describing. Mr. LK and I have stayed there, and we are completely enchanted with it. The building, the grounds, the service... all impecable.

    We decided to get married in a venue that allowed for a slightly larger guest count, the Inn at 202 Dover in Easton ( http://www.innat202dover.com/index.htm ), and we could not be happier with our decision.

    You can also check out other B&Bs on bedandbreakfast,com and bbonline.com. Both of these were really useful to me when we were venue hunting.

  • JessesGirl923JessesGirl923 member
    10 Comments
    edited December 2011
    My best friend got married at the Historical Society in Talbot County a few years back and it was beautiful. Small garden setting and you could have the reception right there or possibly at a restaurant nearby. It's in downtown Easton which is really cute. Good luck!

    http://www.hstc.org/facilitiesrental.htm
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  • Rachiella3Rachiella3 member
    10 Comments
    edited December 2011
    What about Ann Marie Gardens in Solomons (Calvert) or an cute tea room with garden (My favorite is Cafe Anglais in Frederick - adorable garden in the back)?
  • edited December 2011
    A B&B sounds like a great option for the wedding size you are talking about. I can't think of any names offhand, but I've definitely seen some Maryland B&Bs that offer special packages for small weddings.

    We are getting married at the Am Kolel Sanctuary & Retreat in Montgomery County. It may be more rustic than what you're looking for, but there is room for 24 overnight guests and ample grounds.
  • edited December 2011

    I love to pimp out my venue:
    http://www.vandiverinn.com/

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  • edited December 2011
    have you tried looking at any of the Historical Houses in maryland?  Im having my wedding and reception at Oxon Hill Manor. Its a beautiful Mansion that has a reflection pool holding rooms for the bride and groom and parents and minister, and the most amazing garden!! they provide tables and chairs and your allowed to have a licensed cater for your food.
  • JennigoesUSAJennigoesUSA member
    10 Comments
    edited December 2011
    Liriondendron in Bel Air might be a nice option

    http://www.liriodendron.com/

    or the Elkridge Furnace Inn.

    http://www.elkridgefurnaceinn.com/


    Both nice for smaller weddings

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