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What is the Average Cost of a Wedding in Maryland?

While the average cost of a wedding in the U.S. comes in at just under $30,000, the cost in Maryland hovers closer to $34,000. Why?


One of the reasons is the plethora of historic locations Maryland has to offer to couples who are interested in a more unique wedding.


Many weddings are held at hotels for the sake of convenience and ease of planning. But if you have the time and the desire, a wedding at a historic location is an experience you — and anyone who attends your wedding — won’t easily forget.


Some of the most popular include:



A reception held at Oxon Hill Manor


Prince George’s County

Oxon Hill Manor, Fort Washington

Billingsley House, Upper Marlboro

Darnall’s Chance, Upper Marlboro

Snowhill Manor, Laurel

Montpelier Mansion, Laurel

Samuel Riggs Alumni Center, College Park

Newton White Mansion, Mitchellville


Frederick County

Ceresville Mansion


Montgomery County

The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda

Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg

Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion, Chevy Chase


Howard County

Oliver’s Carriage House, Columbia

Historic Oakland, Columbia

Historic Savage Mill Manor, Savage


A Perfect Match

Brides and grooms who love tradition and history often gravitate toward these types of venues. All the little nooks and crannies, the architectural touches, gleaming chandeliers and often breathtaking views are to die for.


And yes, these locations are stunningly beautiful and unique, but they’re also meaningful. They transport you back to another era, when life was simpler, and there was more time to sit on the front porch in a rocker and sip lemonade or sweet tea.


These venues often have smaller rooms with lower ceilings and softer lighting. The atmosphere is more strings and candlelight than electric guitars and a disco ball.


Momentous & Enduring

One definite perk of having your wedding in a historic location is the photos. They’ll never looked dated the way they do when they’re taken in a chic, modern location — they will be timeless.


A historic location also offers you more security if you hope to return to celebrate an anniversary. No one’s going to level Historic Savage Mill Manor and put up a TGI Friday’s! You may even want to hold an anniversary party there one day or renew your vows. Historic locations withstand the test of time.


The Sunset Room at National Harbor | Photo Credit: Rachel Smith Photography

Lots of Venue Options

If you want to hold your wedding in Maryland and your idea of beautiful is all glam and glitz like The Sunset Room at National Harbor or Studio 52 in D.C., you have a lot of options as well.


Whatever your budget is, you can have a beautiful wedding — in Maryland or anywhere else.

Contact Entyse Lyfe weddings today to find out more about what type of wedding venue suits you best — your style, your budget and your happiness are our top considerations.

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