Thomas & Stefania's Beautiful Maryland Wedding at The Elkridge Furnace Inn
Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you my recent experience capturing a wedding at the captivating Elkridge Furnace Inn in Elkridge, Maryland.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn boasts a venue that is nothing short of a dream - especially their venue, the Garden House. Hidden away in its own world, the Garden House offers a serene, secluded ceremony area encircled by whispering pines. It's as if nature itself conspired to give couples a private paradise. Beyond the ceremony area, there's a perfectly climate-controlled tent poised for receptions, where memories are made and shared. But what genuinely warmed my photographer’s heart was the Garden House building itself. Featuring ample rooms spread across multiple levels, it's ingeniously designed to keep the bridal party separate, building the anticipation and magic before that emotion-charged first look.
Thomas & Stefania
Now, onto our lovely couple, Thomas and Stefania. Their energy, their joy, and their deep connection made every click of the camera worth it. They, along with their fantastic bridal party, were a dream to work with. Their first look? Well, the Garden House's ceremony area couldn’t have been more perfect for that intimate moment.
Set against the backdrop of this stunning location, the ceremony became an intimate gathering, with 75 cherished friends and family in attendance. The Garden House, with its unique blend of nature and architectural grace, provided a serene setting that echoed the couple's genuine love for each other. Sunlight filtered through the whispering pines, casting dappled light on the attendees, while a soft breeze carried the scent of fresh flowers, enhancing the romantic ambiance.
As the ceremony unfolded, every detail seemed to be in harmony with the next. The vows exchanged were heartfelt. Stefania's elegant gown flowed with her every movement, complemented by Thomas's sharp suit, together they looked the very picture of marital bliss. The laughter and shared moments between the couple and their loved ones made it evident that this was not just a union of two souls, but the coming together of two families. With Mother Nature on their side, the weather was kind – a perfect balance of sun and breeze, making it an idyllic day for such a beautiful event at the Garden House.
A Maryland Reception to Remember
Then came the highlight of the evening: the couple's first dance. Thomas and Stefania moved across the floor in a dance that can only be described as choreographed love. Every step, turn, and glance they shared was a testament to their journey and love. The crescendo of their performance was a dip, reminiscent of classic romance films, leaving everyone in awe and setting a magical tone for the rest of the evening.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn, known for its culinary excellence, ensured that the night wasn't just a feast for the eyes but also for the palate. Guests were treated to an array of delectable dishes that showcased the team's prowess in the kitchen. As the evening progressed, the infectious energy of music beckoned all to the dance floor. While some guests leaned into cozy conversations over coffee and decadent desserts, others surrendered to the rhythm, dancing with abandon and creating memories that would be cherished forever.
Elkridge Furnace Inn Venue Pricing & Details
One of the key elements in orchestrating your dream wedding lies in the selection of your vendors. While The Elkridge Furnace Inn offers a comprehensive suite of services such as bar service, catering, cake, furnishings, and linens, it's essential to partner with the right professionals. We can recommend a list of top-notch DJ's, florists, live bands, and other specialists to bring your wedding vision to life.
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Regarding the venues, the Garden House, perfect for a more intimate gatherings, comes at a base price of $350 and $1000 for coordination. Reception venue costs at either of their locations are seasonal, ranging from $2000 to $5000.
The comprehensive cost per guest averages at $150 or more, encompassing all charges including the house bar, staff, cake, furnishings, linens, china, glassware, silverware, planning, and catering.
The Garden House stands out as an idyllic setting for those envisioning a whimsical forest wedding, accommodating up to 70 guests. With its permanent tent structure, the venue assures a consistently elegant ambiance with its flooring, chandeliers, and climate-controlled environment, ensuring a seamless celebration.
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