The Wedding Caterer’s Guide to Maryland’s Most Stunning Wedding Destinations

Finding a wedding venue that accurately matches your vision for your upcoming ceremony is no easy task. Some brides dream of getting married inside a chic, rustic barn. Others have planned to recite their vows in a modern, upscale venue for years. To help you find the perfect venue for your dream wedding, the top caterer in Maryland — the Smokehouse Grill — has compiled a guide to the Tri-State area’s best venues according to their respective aesthetics. 

Rustic Chic Aesthetic Perfect for Hosting a Top Caterer in Maryland: Kylan Barn

Rustic Wedding Venue Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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Situated upon 35 acres of land is the breathtaking 3,200 square foot Kylan Barn. The Old-Amish style barn offers a gorgeous white-washed interior that provides the perfect lighting for event photos. Located near the barn is a rustic bridal suite and an area of woods that is perfect for hosting an unforgettable outdoor wedding ceremony. Couples can host a cocktail party on the patio before heading inside the white barn for a country-style wedding reception. 

Couples who reserve the venue for their wedding reception have access to a number of barn rental amenities, including:

  • A bridal suite that features a private entrance and a bathroom
  • A custom-built groom suite
  • An expansive water fountain featuring three large ponds
  • Outdoor patio perfect for cocktail hour

Romantic Waterfront: Maria’s Love Point

A Stunning Waterfront Venue on Kent Island Perfect for Bringing Your Own Caterer in Maryland

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Maria’s Love Point Bed and Breakfast is a popular waterfront wedding venue in Stevensville, MD. Situated on the idyllic Ken Island, Maria’s Love Point offers an unforgettable view of the Chesapeake Bay and Chester River. After you finish reciting your vows in front of a breathtaking view of the water, you can head toward the white canopy tent area for a relaxing reception. 

From the minute you officially book a reservation with Maria’s, you are given an expert team of wedding guides dedicated to helping you plan the wedding of your dreams. Along with the natural views the venue offers, couples also have access to tent rentals, live cover bands, floral arrangements, and more. 

Upscale and Modern: Baltimore Museum of Art

A Unique Venue Fit For Intimate Wedding Ceremonies and Sophisticated Receptions

Majestic Fox Court

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The Baltimore Museum of Art is one of the most vibrant and innovative places to host your wedding. Couples can choose from four gorgeous event spaces to reserve: Fox Court, Antioch Court, BMA Meyerhoff Auditorium, and Gertrude’s Restaurant. 

  • Fox Court: A neoclassical room that features a soaring coffered ceiling and elegant columns
  • Antioch Court: An area that showcases the museum’s Antioch mosaics and sculptures
  • Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Auditorium: An auditorium designed for concerts and theatrical performances; you probably won’t need to reserve this area for your wedding, but it is a captivating room to check out while you are there
  • Gertrude’s Restaurant: The museum’s dining room and outdoor terrace that overlooks its sculpture gardens

The museum’s outdoor lawn area can hold up to 275 guests for dining and dancing, making it a popular spot for wedding receptions and cocktail hours. 

Charming Cottage: Milton Ridge

A Popular Wedding Venue for Residents in the D.C. Area

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Thanks to its simplistic beauty and effortless charm, Milton Ridge continues to serve as one of the most popular wedding venues in the region. Many couples instantly fall in love with Milton Ridge’s non-denominational Historic Chapel and its elegant Reception Hall the second they lay eyes on them. From the chapel’s cathedral ceilings to its butter creme colored walls, the building creates a genuine sense of calmness and joy in its residents. The Reception Hall also offers an intimate atmosphere for guests. Both the Historic Chapel and the Reception Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests. 

If you have always dreamed of hosting an outdoor wedding, you can check out Milton Ridge’s outdoor garden and patio area. Surrounding by rolling hills and lush trees, the venue’s outdoor area provides an enchanting backdrop for your wedding ceremony. After the ceremony, you can enjoy cocktails with guests by the pool. 

Magical and Unique: The National Aquarium

A Wedding Venue That Could Be Plucked From a Fairytale

Wedding in Blue Wonders

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Not many couples can tell their children stories of how they held their wedding reception inside a prestigious aquarium. With its breathtaking views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and numerous levels of award-winning exhibits, the National Aquarium provides a unique and unforgettable wedding experience for couples. In the past, couples have hosted both wedding ceremonies and receptions inside Baltimore’s famous national aquarium. Included in an event rental is access to various aquarium exhibits, staff, and an on-site manager for the day of the event. 


After you finish booking your wedding venue it is time to find a top caterer to take care of all your food and beverage needs. To get started, contact The Smokehouse Grill today to learn more about our delicious menu options and catering services.