Top 8 Vineyard Wedding Venues in Maryland

As a Maryland wedding photographer, wedding venues are one of the most important details of the day. I’m originally from Burgundy, where wine has played a significant role in my life. I have worked for wineries, and my best friend owns wineries in France. I love the art of making wine, and perhaps that’s why photographing in a vineyard feels like home to me, especially in Maryland where I now live.

I have compiled a list of my 8 favorite vineyards to shoot at in Maryland and explained why I believe they could be the right choice for you.

To see more wedding venues in Maryland, check out my blog post Top Wedding Venues in Maryland.

Linganore Winecellars

Linganore Winecellars, located in Mount Airy, provides both indoor and outdoor spaces with a 230-acre estate and 70 acres of vineyards, allowing couples to tailor their celebration to their preferences and the season. With a reputation for hosting memorable events, Linganore Winecellars often stands out for its picturesque vineyards, diverse wine selection, and experienced event staff who contribute to the success of weddings. The venue’s commitment to providing a personalized and unique experience, coupled with the option for wine tastings and exploration of the vineyards, enhances the overall appeal for couples seeking a distinctive and intimate wedding celebration. For example, they offer customized wine labels and glasses. Most couples spend between $9,000 and $12,000 for 100 guests and the venue can accommodate up to 170 people.

Black Ankle Vineyards

Also based out of Mount Airy, Black Ankle Vineyard is another great location for a wedding. Starting at $3,500 for a weekday wedding and $8,000 for a Sunday wedding, the vineyard can accommodate up to 75 people unless tented. This is perfect for an intimate wedding or if you want your wedding to have that intimate feel. Note that they don’t schedule weddings on Fridays and Saturdays. Like some other vineyards, you can’t bring outside alcohol, meaning there won’t be a beer option. However, the wine is so delicious that your guests will not miss having more alcoholic choices!

Elk Run Vineyards and Winery

Another Mount Airy vineyard, Elk Run Vineyards and Winery offers a hexagonal tent with a wooden dance floor that overlooks the vineyard and accommodates approximately 75 seated people. Count on the wine to be excellent: with thirty-seven years of experience, dense planting, controlled and sustainable crop levels, and a consistent winemaker, the winery has garnered more than 650 National and International awards.

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Based in Dickerson, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard has Sugarloaf House, a two-bedroom, two-bath cottage with a vista living room complete with fireplace and patio. A dining room and ample kitchen complement the main house’s plan. This is definitely perfect for an intimate setting.

Vineyards of Mary’s Meadow

Nestled in Darlington, Vineyards of Mary’s Meadow stands as a charming barn wedding venue. The rustic barn, some parts of which trace back to the 1700s, is beautifully set in picturesque acres with vineyards and pastures. It serves as an ideal location for couples desiring a rustic Maryland atmosphere for their wedding reception. The two floors of the barn allow for a separate space for cocktail hour and reception. Offering exclusive weekend packages, Vineyards of Mary’s Meadow emerges as a perfect choice for those seeking an authentic barn wedding experience.

Running Hare Vineyard

Accommodating up to 250 guests, Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick offers a beautiful Tuscan mansion in Maryland. The custom-built pergola serves as a picturesque backdrop for you and your partner to exchange vows before transitioning to the inviting dining area. As you and your guests enjoy dinner and dancing, the ballroom’s warm and comforting ambiance, adorned with gold and neutral tones, creates a perfect atmosphere. You have the flexibility to customize the room to match your wedding day colors, complemented by the beautiful natural light streaming in through the windows. Fees start at $3,000.

Crow Vineyard & Winery

Judy and Roy Crow, raised on farms, passionately preserve the agricultural authenticity of Crow Farm in Kennedyville. Their motto, “Stay original,” propels a thriving business selling natural grass-fed beef to locals and quality restaurants. To sustain the farm’s profitability and natural environment, the third generation has launched Crow Vineyard & Winery LLC. With a commitment to excellence, an on-site winemaker, and dedication to hard work, they produce top-tier wines. The tasting room presents an array of handcrafted Crow Vineyard wines, complemented by pairing trays featuring local grass-fed Angus Beef and farm-grown items.

Big Cork Vineyards

At Big Cork Vineyards in Rohrersville, couples can host weddings for up to 200 guests amid the charm of this vineyard. Ceremonies unfold in various scenic locations on the property, with grapevines providing a natural and breathtaking backdrop against the distant mountain peaks and blue sky. The venue offers a standalone door in a frame at the start of the aisle, enhancing the ceremony setting. Couples can choose from multiple reception spots, including the tasting room adorned with metallic and wooden barrels, long reception tables, and white chandeliers. Additionally, the building features a patio space outside for receptions or cocktail hours, offering both shaded and sunlit tables, or, as twilight arrives, a romantic setting under the stars. Rental fees start at $8,000.

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