Big Cork Vineyards, a winery in the greater Washington, D.C. area, invites couples to celebrate a vintage country wedding. At this winery, couples will find a working vineyard with rows upon rows of grapevines. There is also an elegant indoor location with bright chandeliers and barrels of wine.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 200 guests to their wedding at the Big Cork Vineyards. Ceremonies can be held in locations across the property at this charming vineyard. With the grapevines as the backdrop, these ceremonies are natural and breathtaking. In the distance, mountain peaks rise up to meet the blue sky. In addition to ceremony chairs, the venue provides a standalone door in a frame which stands at the start of the aisle. There are also multiple reception spots for couples to choose from. The tasting room, with its metallic and wooden barrels, makes the perfect location to set up long reception tables. Overhead, white chandeliers in a twisting design light the room. The building also has a patio space outside for a couple’s reception or cocktail hour. This includes tables partially in the shade and partially out in the sun, or — as twilight settles in — under the stars.
At this modern winery, couples can have both their wedding ceremony and reception. For couples who want to use the winery but have a different plan in mind for their wedding day, the venue is open to hosting bridal showers and engagement parties as well. The venue offers the following services and event items:
This venue sits in Rohrersville, Maryland. It is located between Gathland State Park and the Potomac River. Only a 15-minute drive from Harpers Ferry and a 27-minute drive from Frederick, there is plenty surrounding this private vineyard. Couples can also make the 80-minute drive from this venue to downtown Washington, D.C. Out-of-town guests can travel to the Dulles International Airport and drive 55 minutes to reach the winery.
25 Reviews for Big Cork Vineyards
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Audra S. · Married on 12/05/2020
Better than our original wedding plans and more beautiful than we imagined!
My now-husband and I enjoy wine tasting, and we found BIG Cork Vineyards on a whim just shortly after having to cancel our original wedding plans (as many 2020 couples had to do). We first fell in love with the wine, and then decided to look into having a small December 2020 wedding reception at the winery. Meagan, and the whole BIG Cork Vineyards team, were amazing to work with! They were so understanding, flexible, easy to talk to, and responsive. They made planning our reception easy from start to finish and they were willing to work with us through anything that COVID may throw at us. We both felt that the price of the venue is very fair and we loved that Meagan was willing to accommodate what we needed to make our day special and unique! We shortened our guest list from 125 to 50 people (due to the indoor COVID restrictions at the time), but our day at BIG Cork couldn’t have been more wonderful! We had access to the large house on the grounds (included in the rental cost) for the weekend and our wedding parties & families were able to stay there and use the place to get ready (this is an amazing perk to using BIG Cork for your wedding day)! We had most of our reception and dinner in the barrel room, which is so beautiful and intimate, especially for a smaller wedding celebration! We were even able to set up some lawn games (provided by the winery) on the heated patio and our guests loved this! Since our wedding was in December, everything was already decorated so beautifully that my husband and I only had to provide minimal decorations ourselves. The grounds are also breathtaking, even in the wintertime, making for some beautiful photo ops! All of our guests couldn’t stop talking about our wedding and we already have family members begging us to bring them some BIG Cork wines when we visit (which of course we will happily do)! My husband and I cannot recommend BIG Cork Vineyards and the wedding coordinating team there enough! We are looking forward to going back there soon for a glass of wine and to reminisce about our amazing day!Sent on 02/14/2021
Sabrina S. · Married on 11/06/2020
AMAZING!! Perfect venue and wedding day :)
I would give more stars if I could!! BIG Cork was such an amazing venue and the staff there is fantastic! Meagan was very responsive and helpful throughout the entire process and made our day perfect :) The house on the property is amazing and was such an asset, from the rehearsal dinner, to getting ready on the day of, it made such a difference in our experience. Rain or shine BIG Cork has so many options and is willing to accommodate any way possible to make your vision for your wedding day happen. I would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a stress-free, beautiful wedding! Given the crazy times, BIG Cork was extremely flexible and gave us the opportunity to escape reality for two days and really enjoy this special time in our lives. My husband and I had such a great time on our wedding day and we wish we could relive every moment (it was perfect!) We have received countless compliments on BIG Cork from our guests. The rolling hills and incredible views are unforgettable and we will no doubt be returning for years to come. It’s quite the gem!! ;)Sent on 09/10/2020
Danielle · Married on 10/10/2020
Beautiful Location - Amazing Staff
I have been a fan of Big Cork Vineyards for a long time. When I first got engaged, I was sad to know the 175 person wedding we planned to have (pre-covid) would not fit at the venue. After deciding to have a smaller, more intimate wedding, we immediately reached out to Big Cork to book a mini elopement! Meagan, the event coordinator, was amazing to work with. She is very responsive to any question or inquiry and always replied SO fast which helped with my stress levels. I did not have a wedding planner, so when I had my one month pre-wedding walk through, she asked me a million questions that I never even thought of, but were important details for making my day run as smooth as possible. Not only did she remember everything, but when I gave her and my other vendors a schedule of events for the wedding day, they were on top of it keeping the event moving how we wanted it to - it was perfect! Honestly, I cannot recommend Big Cork enough. It's beautiful, the staff is amazing, and the wine is DELICIOUS!Sent on 11/18/2020