At Blue Moon Rising on Deep Creek Lake, a venue nestled in McHenry, Maryland, couples and guests will step into a secluded woodland setting to experience their ceremony amongst a variety of towering trees. This rustic and romantic setting is perfect for couples desiring a smaller, more intimate ceremony with natural touches.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples who choose Blue Moon Rising on Deep Creek Lake can invite up to 100 guests to join them on the property. Your ceremony will take place in the “Universal Evergreen Chapel of Earth,” which is surrounded by Pine trees. Teepee tents are conveniently located for hosting wedding events such as a cocktail hour. For your reception, tall trees will once again majestically surround you. This time, the oak tree will be present and provide a rustic element to your reception in the barn. Both couples and guests will be able to take full advantage of this property because the wedding privileges couples are given include use of the resort for three to five nights.
Blue Moon Rising on Deep Creek Lake is perfect for all aspects of your wedding, from your bridal shower to your engagement party, rehearsal dinner and all the way through to your reception. Couples are offered a variety of special touches when they say their vows on property, including help from the staff, Tent Tipi setup, 14 rental cabins, tables and more. Other services include:
3 Reviews for Blue Moon Rising on Deep Creek Lake
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jenna Klempay · Married on 09/07/2019
Get married here!!!
We got married at Blue Moon Rising on September 7th and I cannot say enough good things about this place!! I’m so happy we decided to get married here! First off, the venue itself is just beautiful. I loved the setting for the ceremony and reception in the woods but also being close to the lake. Everything the entire weekend was perfect. We hosted a welcome gathering on Friday evening, our wedding on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday. The staff at Blue Moon Rising went above and beyond to accommodate us during our entire stay. They were extremely helpful in getting the venue ready for the wedding. They made sure everything looked perfect and also helped me with setting up when I needed to hang something or needed a ladder. They were always available to shuttle us and our guests around in the golf carts. All of the staff were very friendly and followed through on everything we asked of them. All of the guests loved the cabins and many said they hope to come back one day. Also, Rob and Catherine are so wonderful to work with. They are so kind, friendly, and always pleasant. It felt that they truly cared about us and our wedding and made us feel at home at Blue Moon Rising. We love this venue so much and we can’t wait to go back to visit and relive our wedding day!Sent on 10/17/2019
Sarah · Married on 06/02/2018
Not 5 stars, not 10 stars, this venue deserves at least 20 stars! This is the most fabulous place to hold an outdoor wedding. If you want a place offering community, on site housing for many guests and wedding party members this is the place for you. It feels like you take a little piece of heaven and you are served by angels ( Blue Moon Risings Staff) for an entire weekend. It may seem expensive but when you consider you can easily spend this much money in a wedding & reception that gives you maybe 5 hours this is a great deal. We had an entire weekend from Thursday till Monday Morning 11a.m.Sent on 06/09/2018
What helps to make this place so wonderful is the terrific staff: manager, Rob Vanderbilt; Catherine Miller, head wedding planner; grounds men, jack of all trades will do anything for you- Sean & Ray ; & office help do anything you need, Brittany & Crystal is the staff that will do everything and I mean everything to make your wedding weekend or any weekend wonderful. I cannot praise this staff enough. When the clouds opened up and we were blessed with glorious rain this staff jumped in and got the guests where they needed to be so we could continue to party the night away.
The tepees were an unusual twist which were large enough to hold 90 guests for cocktail hour and for the open bar.
The outdoor chapel area is a glorious place to be united in holy matrimony. Covered in green foliage on a June day little decorating needed to be done. It is up to you just how much you might want to do.
If you want turn back Bed service, maid service, and tv this is not the place for you. If you want a cozy cabin or " little house", family entertainment, read a book, play a board game or play cards with clean surroundings, cozy towels and comfortable beds-this is the place for you.
Lisa Jans, thank you for your vision and giving us this gorgeous, peaceful, relaxing, stress free environment with great trails to explore. Definitely a 20 star rating.
Hannah · Married on 09/10/2016
I can't begin to explain how amazing this location is! The beauty of the nature surrounding the location for the ceremony and reception leaves with very little need to decoration. I am planning to have both my ceremony and reception at the same location, which I feel makes it easier and less of a hassle for myself and my guests. The best part is... when you book Blue Moon Rising as your wedding venue, you get all 14 of their "tiny house" inspired cabins from Wednesday through Monday morning! We plan to have our out-of-town guests and guests of honor stay with us and keep the party going. This also gives me plenty of time for decorating, setting up, and cleaning up after the event. Most wedding venues I looked at were more expensive and for only one day! This is a great deal when you consider getting your ceremony, venue, and places to stay all wrapped into one price. I highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a laid back, nature inspired, outdoor, woodland wedding! Learn more about them on their website to check out pictures and see the cabins http://bluemoonrising.org/Sent on 10/19/2015
Blue Moon Rising is a sister company to Harvest Moon Catering and we have done many events at this beautiful location. Limited to only holding 10 weddings per year, this venue provides an exclusive experience where you can rent out the entire resort, including on-site lodging in cabins made entirely of reclaimed and repurposes materials. The outdoor woodland wedding venue is truly unique and magical in more ways than one. We highly recommend Blue Moon Rising to any couple looking for an intimate location to host their closest family and friends.