Location, location, location! There is nothing more dreamy than a seaside wedding photo. Except probably a wedding in the forest, but only if you’re not counting a wedding by a historic landmark. No matter what the setting, location truly is everything! Just ask these crazy couples about the hilarious to awe-inspiring wedding photos they took. If it’s time for you to tie the knot, you’ve got to make sure it happens in the perfect spot. Whether that means the best natural lighting, the most luscious rolling green hills, or with the sound of crashing waves in the distance, it is up to you to know what your perfect spot means to you...and also where to find out. Here are some of the most amazing, romantic, and idyllic outdoor spots that couples in the metro D.C. and Maryland area have said “I do” in.
A Fantasy in a Forest
No need to pinch yourself, you aren’t imagining this. Right in the heart of Baltimore lies one of the most precious outdoor venues for weddings, Chase Court. This diamond in the rough depicts every forest fantasy that one can have. Walk down the aging brick aisle surrounded by a halo of leafy greens and exquisite plants. Next to the private garden in the woods is a unique display of architecture, that gives your party the ability to utilize both the indoors as well as the outdoors. The 19th century Gothic style building hosts your wedding ceremony, reception, banquet, and more. Bonus: Harry Potter fans will find what they are looking for here, as the venue offers guests the ability to make their own unbreakable vow in a room that looks suspiciously like the Great Hall (they’ll even do Yule Balls).
Let’s Get Nautical
If your obsession with boats began long before The Lonely Island dropped their chart topping hit, “I’m On A Boat” (if not, we don’t judge here), then you are probably guilty of fantasizing of a wedding at sea. If not out at sea, maybe just on a boat. Or maybe even just near a boat would do. Either way, you really like the water! If this at all sounds like an idea that you’ve been fooling around with, we recommend the one and only Kent Island Yacht Club. Located in Stevensville, MD, Kent Island Yacht Club has one of our favorite views from their marina. Dubbed by reviewers to have a “million dollar view” for a significantly more affordable price, this bargain by a boat will make your wallet happy while simultaneously complete your vision of vows on the water. Their event coordinators are top notch, so you will hardly have to lift a finger (they even have recommended caterers). While this prestigious yacht club is often booked months well in advance, they still have a few dates left for the 2018 -2019 season! Score!
If barns don’t scream wholesomeness than all is truly lost. There is not a more authentic outdoor venue than one by a barn, farm, lake, or all three combined. These loveable qualities ensure a cozy, homey, and warm feel perfect for your wedding day. The best outdoor venue in Maryland that fits these amazing qualifications is none other than The Kylan Barn. Have a true and honest country wedding over at Kylan Barn and your wedding photos are guaranteed to be pristine! You can find it out in Delmar, MD, where the rustic and contemporary barn stands tall against the three glistening ponds and serene fields beside it. The main event space is indeed the towering country barn, which holds as many as 250 guests, offering both covered as well as uncovered sectioned spaces and different areas for a tinge of variety. The event coordination that occurs when you commit to The Kylan Barn is as professional as they come, providing services from planning the bridal suite to the pet-friendly table to the Wi-Fi password. Weddingwire gives this romantic spot 5/5 stars.
Field of Dreams
Do you envision exchanging your views in an open field of beautiful flowers with an ambiance of intimacy? If this fantasy sends your heart a flutter than the perfect outdoor venue for you is none other than a winery. Thousands of couples choose to flock to these historically romantic spots for weddings, vow renewals, engagement photos, and more. Our favorite choice for a sweet setting of this sort is of course, Cascia Winery. This traditional and idyllic venue has been upheld in a prestige condition as it has been passed down for generations by the Cascia family. Located in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, this vineyard was awarded “Best Outdoor Reception Site” in 2014 as a Bridal Reader’s Choice finalist from Capital Style (this, and many others).
In addition to a nostalgic history, the wine selection available at your wedding would be incomparable! The winery ages casts of specialty wine, some for over fifty years. Outside food services are recommended, so you are welcome to select your favorite catering service in Maryland. You won’t be disappointed with Cascia Vineyards, a former TripAdvisor guest who chose Cascia as his proposal spot admitted, “We both loved the wines, the view, and the great service/help of the Cascias”.
Burn, Baby Burn
If you haven’t heard of this catering service in Maryland, then your day is about to be made. Like many of the popular outdoor venue sites we mentioned in this article, having a successful and idyllic wedding venue does not necessarily guarantee food services along with it. So what happens if you find the perfect outdoor spot to say “I do” at, but no dining service is made readily available? Take our word for it, and invest in the most delicious barbecue catering service in the Maryland, D.C., and Delaware regions. The Smokehouse Grill provides excellent service to exceedingly satisfied customers time and time again. They specialize in providing delicious smokey eats to country weddings, intimate ceremonies, corporate events, and much more! Discover their highly-rated and personalized menus for weddings now!