Northeastern brides (or really any brides) need look no further than Maryland when scouting out the perfect state to host a wedding. Maryland's wide variety of terrains allows brides to find their perfect venue anywhere throughout the state, and there's no shortage of elegant and romantic locales. From oceanfront views to tucked-away forest settings, Maryland's wedding options are unlimited. Here are 10 reasons any bride-to-be should consider a Maryland wedding.
1. The Evergreen Museum and Library
Want a quintessential garden wedding? Look no further. The Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore is a stately 19th century Gilded Age mansion that is the perfect venue for romantic, outdoor weddings. Any photo taken with this venue as the backdrop is sure to be picture perfect.
2. The Inn at Perry Cabin
Does this venue look familiar? You might remember it from Wedding Crashers, one of the many venues that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's characters crashed. The picturesque, elegant Inn at Perry Cabin will give your wedding the perfect view of Chesapeake Bay and provides the option of going sailing, for all of those brides and grooms who love the open waters.
3. The George Peabody Library
Harry Potter fans, take note. The 300,000 book, five-story George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore will transport you straight to Hogwarts. It's stunning Greek-revival interior design makes the perfect setting for any ceremony, and is especially perfect for bookworm brides.
4. Tred Avon Yacht Club
Looking for the perfect shorefront setting for your nautical nuptials? The Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford is the ultimate northeastern maritime venue. The space even includes a working canon to add an extra 'boom' to your big day.
5. Mt. Washington Mill Dye House
Mt. Washington Mill Dye House is a renovated giant warehouse was once an old cotton mill that has since become the go-to for brides and grooms looking for an industrial vibe at their venue. The unfinished ceiling and hanging Edison bulbs make any type of décor look extra chic.
6. Springfield Manor Winery
This stunning estate is more than just a winery. The grounds of the Springfield Manor Winery include the perfect mountainous backdrop surrounded by fields of lavender. Need we say more?
7. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Maryland is filled with picturesque waterfront venues, and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is one of them. If you're looking for a unique, historical touch to your big day, this seafaring venue gives hints of the Revolutionary War-era that will make for unforgettable wedding photos.
8. Strong Mansion at Sugarloaf Mountain
Ethereal brides will love this fairytale wedding venue. Surrounded by a lush, enchanted-looking forest, the elegant Strong Mansion at Sugarloaf Mountain will give your wedding an intimate feel and make you feel like a princess bride all at the same time.
9. Silver Swan Bayside
10. National Harbor
National Harbor on the Potomac River near Oxon Hill, Maryland, is perfect for anyone looking for a playful, laid-back vibe to their big day. The pier gives a romantic Notebook feel with its colorful ferris wheel on the water and will give your guests endless entertainment with all of its carnival-like additions.