10 Stunning Outdoor Wedding Venues in Maryland You’ll Love

It seems an increasing amount of modern brides are opting to leave behind stuffy indoor church venues for elegant outdoor settings to say their “I dos”.

Is your inner Southern- Belle itching to plan a gorgeous open-air wedding in Maryland on a budget? The prospect may seem tricky, particularly as Maryland was recently ranked the eighth-most expensive state to get married in, with an average cost of $34,503 per wedding!

But, not to fear! The state happens to have one of the greatest varieties of affordable outdoor Maryland venues to choose from south of the Mason-Dixon line.

With dozens of unique and inexpensive outdoor wedding venues in Maryland for brides who want to break with tradition without breaking the bank, these stunning landscapes could serve as the perfect backdrop for your special day.

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Whitehouse Caterers at Overhill Mansion

Hailed as a most exclusive historic wedding venue, Whitehouse Caterers at Overhills Mansion is perfect for a bride and groom interested in a luxurious experience at an affordable price point.

The spacious, but not overwhelming, 30-acre setting, encapsulated by stately columns and sweeping verandas, is sure to sweep you and your partner away in the moment.

Whitehouse has an established reputation for assisting clients in customizing and coordinating their events, so in addition to an all-star team of staff, chefs, and assistants, a complimentary on-site event planner is also available to walk you through each step of one of the most memorable days of your life.

Price Range: $2,960 – $7,000.

Capacity: 240 guests.

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Chase Court

Chase Court is renowned for its remarkable architecture, guaranteed to make you feel as though you landed right in the middle of your very own renaissance painting.

Celebrated for their non-traditional approach, the space specializes in LGBTQ, alternative, and non-spiritual ceremonies where couples can feel relaxed and fully themselves among those most important to them.

From the private garden to the gothic great hall and the majestic woodlands to the lavish ballroom, Chase can comfortably accommodate over 100 guests.

Looking for something unique? The venue frequently orchestrates Harry Potter-themed weddings for couples looking to make the “unbreakable vow.”

Price Range: $3,297 – $6,897.

Capacity: 125 guests.

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Nestled along the banks of Meredith Creek, this stunning site is truly a venue your guests will never forget.

Not only do the grounds of Whitehall exude decadence and southern charm, but it’s almost impossible not to get lost in the moment in the space’s illustrious 135 acres. 

The gorgeously restored historical landmark was originally built pre-American revolution, and in addition to its sprawling gardens and open fields, Whitehall serves as one of the last grandiose waterfront locals in Annapolis, Maryland.

Price Range: $15,000 and up.

Capacity: 600 guests.

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Historic London and Town Gardens

Dating back to 1683, this 23-acre waterfront destination once served as a ferry crossing and a vital piece of American history.

Today, the gorgeous river front-view provides the perfect ambiance for pre-wedding photos, ceremonies, and receptions. Whether you choose to tie the knot on the picturesque pier or among the gardens filled with stunning greenery, you simply cannot go wrong.

One of the biggest pros of this venue? London Town Weddings offers the option of enjoying either the open-air pavilion or one of their romantically lit upscale outdoor tents that will make you feel like you’re in a fairytale at no extra cost.

Price Range: $4,800 – $7,800.

Capacity: 200 guests.

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Port Annapolis Overlook Pavilion

Known as the jewel of the Chesapeake marinas, this fabulous locale offers a panoramic waterfront view as a backdrop for your “I dos.”

Open from April to October, the 2,700 square feet pavilion can be enclosed to adapt to unexpected weather conditions but is especially preferable during the summer months.

Port Annapolis is readily equipped with a host of amenities, including vast overhang dimmable lighting that will give you complete control over ambiance.

To top it all off, the adjoining gazebo set against the stunning views of the marina is ideal for photos that will capture your special day. 

Price Range: $7,000 and up.

Capacity: 200 guests.

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Historic Oakland

Located in the heart of Columbia, Historic Oakland has one motto that may just be music to the bride’s (and groom’s!) ears: “Have Your Wedding Your Way.”

Whether you choose to celebrate your special day in the outdoor foyer, main ballroom, back patio, or veranda, this stunning estate is renowned for its diverse and scenic locals.

The venue offers a wide variety of features, including a private lounge for getting ready with your wedding party, an intimate stone walled “Bishop’s Garden” for photography, and even your very own on-site facility assistant!

Price Range: $200 – $3,300.

Capacity: 180 guests.

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Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

The Annapolis Waterfront Hotel’s jaw-dropping harbor view is far from the only thing this illustrious space has to offer.

With two separate and unique event spaces (both covered and uncovered) the hotel can decadently accommodate a wedding of virtually any size.

In addition to the Chesapeake Ballroom’s expansive dance floor most suited for large parties, there is an elegant, tented rooftop terrace for more modest affairs.

In business for over a century, the 8,200 square feet space boasts striking views, variety, and an award-winning chef available to create customized (and mouthwatering) menu options for your special day.

Price Range: $1,500 – $3,000.

Capacity: 250 guests.

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The Cloisters

Cloisters Castle is carefully hidden among 60 acres of secluded woodland.

With architecture reminiscent of the elegance and opulence of medieval Europe, the stunning and spacious property was handcrafted with delicately carved wood, stained glass, and sculpted stone/iron.

The Castle is settled on a hill at the highest point of the estate and has served as a backdrop in a wide variety of famous films and television series.

Not fully sold? Feel free to take a virtual tour to decide whether or not this could be the perfect venue in Maryland for your wedding day.

Price Range: $4,000 – $7,000.

Capacity: 150 guests.

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Bohemia Manor Farm at Chateau Bu-De Vineyard

Known as “Bohemia Manor”, this picturesque farm is anything but quaint.

Able to accommodate 300+ guests, the open layout is framed by spacious vineyards that will transport you to the magnificent wineries of Southern France.

If the countryside is not your ideal wedding view, then there are several different areas on the property that can serve as the backdrop to your vows, including overlooking the rushing Bohemia River.

If you’re a bride with a winter or fall ceremony in mind, Chateau Bu-De also provides you with the option of saying your vows on the grounds and retreating indoors for a more intimate gathering in the Tasting Room Barn or the Banquet Room. 

Price Range: $8,000 and up.

Capacity: 325 guests.

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Antrim 1844

The Antrim 1844 is an elegant country house hotel located on a beautiful 24-acre estate, distinguished by its upscale accommodations and luxury feel.

The first step on your journey to marital bliss can take place in any of the venue’s stunning locations, including its most popular “English Tea Rose Garden”.

This locale is perfect for any bride that is scouring Mississippi for a beautiful view on a budget – the venue allows you to charge per head for the overall experience rather than a solitary flat fee 

Price Range: $90 pp and up.

Capacity: 220 guests.

Find Antrim 1844 at Antrim 1844 or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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