Best Forest Wedding Venues in Maryland

As a Maryland wedding photographer, I am thrilled to see that our state offers couples seeking a unique and romantic wedding experience at a variety of forest venues. If you dream of saying “I do” surrounded by breathtaking views in the middle of the woods, Maryland has just the setting for you.

In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the best forest wedding venues in Maryland that promise to make your special day truly unforgettable. To see more wedding venues in Maryland, check out my blog post Top Wedding Venues in Maryland.

Mountain Memories at Thorpewood

I did not know this wedding venue until a couple hired me to capture their wedding there. You can check Kathleen and Brendan’s wedding to see the potential of this venue. If you dream about getting married in the woods, this is it! ThorpeWood is set on 155 acres of forested land in the Catoctin Mountains. They have multiple outdoor ceremony sites, including options within the woods. Mountain Memories at Thorpewood is owned by Julie Castleman. She is the one who will guide you through the process of planning your wedding at this very unique location.

Address: 12805-A Mink Farm Road in Thurmont, Maryland. You can contact Julie by phone at 301.271.2823 or e-mail:

Liriodendron Mansion

The Liriodendron Mansion is surrounded by beautiful grounds featuring gardens and mature trees, creating a lovely setting for outdoor ceremonies. To witness the beauty of this location, one only needs to look at Kathryn and Matthew’s wedding there. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to enjoy much of the outdoors, as it rained all day long. However, that’s the beauty of this venue: the mansion is stunning both inside and out.

Address: 502 W Gordon Street in Bel Air, Maryland. You can contact them by phone at (410) 879-4424 or by email

Woodend Mansion and Sanctuary

This is another location that will surprise you. Next to DC, Jenny and Paulina found Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion in Chevy Chase by chance. It was the first venue they visited and they immediately fell in love with it. You can check out their amazing wedding and see how magical it was during the month of October. Fall is definitely THE month to book this wedding venue. This couple decided on this venue because they could plan a fabulous outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception at the same location.

Address: 8940 Jones Mill Rd in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Fill out this form to connect with their team.

Rockwood Manor

Operated by Montgomery Parks, Rockwood Manor is a historic venue with gardens and forested areas. It provides a charming and natural setting for weddings. The Manor has become an elegant venue for smaller receptions, around 80 people or less. With this venue, you get over 4000 sf of large rooms above and below leading to a patio and tented area.

Address: 11001 Macarthur Blvd in Potomac, Maryland. You can contact them by phone at (540) 674-1328 or by email:

Savage River Lodge

For those seeking a more intimate and rustic celebration, Savage River Lodge is an idyllic choice in Frostburg. This venue is ideally suited for intimate affairs with a maximum of 60 people. Tucked away in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, this venue offers a charming and cozy atmosphere with its log cabins and scenic surroundings, about 3 hours from Washington DC. Imagine exchanging vows in a woodland clearing or celebrating your union under the twinkling stars at the outdoor pavilion. Savage River Lodge provides a perfect escape for couples looking to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. The prices vary between $2,000 and $10,000.

Address: 1600 Mt. Aetna Rd in Frostburg in Maryland. You can get in touch by 301-689-3200 or send an email at

Wisp Resort

If you envision a winter wonderland wedding or a summertime celebration with panoramic views, Wisp Resort at Deep Creek Lake is the place to be. Boasting stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains and Deep Creek Lake, this venue offers a range of indoor and outdoor options for ceremonies and receptions. From the mountaintop gazebo to the slopeside lodge, Wisp Resort provides a versatile and scenic backdrop for your mountain wedding.

Address: 296 Marsh Hill Road in McHenry, Maryland. You can call them 800-462-9477 or email them for more info.

Liberty Mountain Resort

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Carroll Valley which is technically in Pennsylvania, Liberty Mountain Resort is a perfect blend of elegance and nature. You are only 2 hours away from Washington DC and in the middle of the mountains. With multiple ceremony and reception spaces, couples can choose from the rustic charm of the Highland Lodge or the modern sophistication of the Boulder Ridge Lodge. The resort’s experienced staff ensures that every detail of your wedding is executed flawlessly, leaving you free to savor the magic of the moment. The venue can accommodate between 200-270 guests depending on the location you want to book.

Address: 78 Country Club Trail in Fairfield, Pennsylvania.


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