Summer is finally here! This is the perfect time to research and visit different barn wedding venues in Maryland for your upcoming wedding.
If you haven’t already considered hosting your wedding at a barn, now is the time to look into it. Why? Now more than ever Millennials are passing on expensive banquet halls for “rustic chic” barns. Exposed beams, wooden benches, chalkboard signs, and mason jars are common staples for these events.
This shift in interest away from traditional wedding venues is only growing among engaged couples. This means that more venues offering a rust barn aesthetic are popping up. While this certainly gives you more options to choose from, it also makes it harder to narrow down your choices. That’s why The Smokehouse Grill has compiled a list of 5 must-see wedding venues for you to help make wedding planning the wedding of your dreams just a little easier for you.
The White Barn at Lucas Farm
The White Barn at Lucas Farm was founded by Oakland, Maryland locals Brittney and Matt Lucas in 2016. The farm opened for their first wedding season in 2018, which featured 30 weddings and 15 special events. Since then, they’ve been awarded “Favorite Wedding Venue” by The Deep Creek Times and the 2019 “Couple’s Choice Award” by Wedding Wire.
So what makes this place so special?
The farm sits on 40 acres of natural, rustic beauty. Couples can get married in front of the classic white barn house before inviting their guests inside for the reception. The pristine lake and trees that surround the property also make the perfect backdrop for photographs.
The White Barn at Lucas Farm offers decorative pieces for couples to rent out, such as flower arrangements and mason jars. For guests who are traveling from far away, they offer a house that can provide sleeping arrangements for up to 12 people. For a beautiful and stress-free wedding, you definitely can’t go wrong with the White Barn at Lucas Farm.
Spring Hill Manor
Located in Rising Sun, Maryland, Spring Hill Manor was named one of the best 100 country theme wedding venues in the United States in 2016. The venue also received the “Couples’ Choice Award in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The barn is surrounded by gardens and country vistas that overlook a vast pond. Rustic antiques and hand-hewn beams give the barn a relaxed, yet elegant aesthetic. However, it is important to note that Spring Hill Manor does not schedule weddings during the winter or summer as they do not have heat or air conditioning to accommodate them. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a wedding that will be remembered by guests for years to come, then Spring Hill Manor if a great choice.
The Barn at Serra Valley Farms
The Barn at Serra Valley Farms stands on 30 acres of green pasture surrounded by a variety of oak trees and walking trails. It can accommodate up to 150 guests while still having enough room for a dance floor. There is also an outdoor patio and an 800 square foot covered pavilion for additional space.
Don’t worry about the space getting too stuffy or too cold; it is equipped with a heating and air-conditioning system. And if you’re looking into adding something unique to your wedding, you might be interested in the vintage cars that the Barn at Serra Valley Farms rent out. If you’re interested in a venue that is prepared to help you plan the wedding of your dreams, the Barn at Serra Valley Farms is a great candidate.
Originally built in 1683, the Worsell Manor has since been restored and now serves as a romantic oasis for weddings. Its rustic charm and beauty make it the perfect place for anyone who wants a country-style wedding.
Its central location in Cecil County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore make it only an hour or two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington D.C. The nearest hotels are only 10 minutes away, and members of the bridal party and guests can rent a space in the nearby Manor Home and Cottage, which offer 6 bedrooms in total.
If you want to learn more about Worsell Manor and maybe see an event at it in action, consider going to one of their Music in the Barn Concerts!
Wisteria Cottage and Barn
The Wisteria Cottage and Barn offers an authentic old bank barn to host your wedding in. The wedding party can take photographs in front of its large sliding barn doors or near its flowing, charcoal-colored water fountain. From the barn’s ceiling hang string lights and white crystal orb chandeliers. Additionally, there is a cocktail area and a walk-in silo bar for guests to sit and enjoy cocktail hour. The ceremony site sits in front of a large patch of trees which help provide a rustic, enchanted aesthetic. For an all-inclusive wedding package, be sure to look into the Wisteria Cottage and Barn as the site for your future wedding!
After you find your dream venue, you will want to look into hiring catering services. Luckily for you, Smokehouse Grill offers food and alcohol that can fill all your wedding catering needs. For more information on how you can make your wedding a success, get in touch with a Smokehouse Grill team member today!