April 25, 2022

Top Southern Maryland Wedding Venues

Finding the perfect wedding venue can be so challenging, especially when you are not sure where to begin looking!

I’ve been photographing weddings for 8 years in the Southern Maryland area and have narrowed down my favorite venues to photograph at. These venues all offer a variety of stunning views. Many of them also offer catering, coordination for your day and other incredible services. If you are beginning your hunt for your dream wedding venue don’t forget to check some of these gems out!


Rod N’ Reel Resort

One of my favorite Maryland venues, this stunning waterfront resort is located in Chesapeake Beach. Everything you need for a stunning and classic waterfront wedding is within walking distance. From the spacious getting ready suites at the hotel to a beautiful sandy ceremony location to the gorgeous reception hall with gourmet dinner choices.


Herrington on the Bay

Have your dream destination wedding in North Beach! This stunning Calvert County all inclusive venue takes care of every detail of your big day, all while ensuring you have the party of your dreams. They offer two venue locations and so many incredible perks for their couples; from farm to table dinners to private fireworks at the end of the evening. Their property features two waterfront ceremony locations as well as a tented or indoor reception choice.


The Barn at Pleasant Acres

If you are looking for an inclusive, rustic venue look no further! This Calvert County venue offers top notch hospitality with their day of coordination services as well as an incredible team who makes sure your day goes off without a hitch. The barn offers a variety of locations for portraits, all which offer stunning views from Spring to Fall!


Woodlawn Slack Winery

One of my all time favorite wedding venues! This historic venue is nestled down in Ridge, and sits right on the water and offers everything you could want for a classic wedding day affair. From gorgeous guest cottages to a well preserved historic mansion for getting ready the morning of to a beautiful recently renovated barn for your after party- this is truly a gem of a venue!

The views are one of a kind for Southern Maryland, and the property offers a variety of locations for portraits. With so many features, you can’t go wrong with booking your wedding at Woodlawn.


Calvert Marine Museum

This venue is lesser known, but offers so many incredible features that it is one of my favorites! If you are dreaming of a nautical themed day, this is truly one of the best places to celebrate. The museum is nestled in the heart of Solomons island, and allows guests so many ways to celebrate the history of Maryland as well as enjoy water related activities.

Wanting something fun for your guests at cocktail hour? How about a private sail around Solomons! Or let you guests enjoy many of the interactive exhibits, animals and the aquarium inside the museum while sipping on cocktails.

You can get married under the historic lighthouse, celebrate your evening amongst otters and jellyfish, then walk down Solomon’s Boardwalk to enjoy an afterparty at the Tiki Bar.


Olde Breton Inn

This Leonardtown venue is a classic favorite. Nestled on a hill in Breton Bay, this beautiful venue offers everything you could need for the perfect day. The staff is incredibly hospitable and offer the most incredible catering that your guests will rave about. Ceremonies take place under the stunning gazebo with water views, and this venue offers so many backdrops for classic wedding day portraits.


Some of my other favorites….

These are some beautiful gems in Southern Maryland that I love but have not had the pleasure of photographing at yet, but love seeing on Instagram. If you’re looking to get married at one of these venues, let’s chat!

Ocean Hall

Two Lions Vineyard

The Pavilion at Weatherly

Flora Corner Farm




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