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:
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
The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg
Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion, Chevy Chase
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.
Lots of Venue Options
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.