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Catoctin Hall at Musket Ridge is an impressive wedding venue located in Myersville, Maryland. Situated on 150 acres of rolling hills, this eco-friendly site offers glorious views of the surrounding landscape and Catoctin mountains. Couples who celebrate their nuptials here will have an array of stunning backdrops for wedding pictures as they enjoy the expansive grounds at their leisure.
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This venue offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces and can accommodate up to 250 guests. Couples may wed underneath the structured pergola, located on manicured lawns with mountain views before moving to the ballroom for their reception. This ballroom also boasts an outdoor terrace which can be used for a cocktail hour, or for guests to mingle and admire the picturesque scenery. The stone fire pit makes a great addition to the terrace. For more intimate gatherings, couples may avail of the Lock, Stock, and Barrel Room or the private dining room. These rooms can accommodate up to 40 and 30 guests respectively.
Catoctin Hall at Musket Ridge offers a selection of three comprehensive wedding packages to suit the vision of the engaged couple. They will provide an Event coordinator to assist in the planning of the event, a Day Of Coordinator, as well as a Bridal Attendant to oversee the celebrations. All packages include centerpieces, votive candles, glassware and china, table linens, table numbers, and Chiavari chairs in addition to cake cutting. The team can present a list of preferred vendors to assist couples in selecting the best DJs. bands, photographers, officiants, and bakers. The venue can facilitate both an open and cash bar and will arrange bartenders to serve a selection of house and premium wines, beers, and liquors. For guests’ convenience, parking is available on site.
Couples can avail of the skilled in-house culinary team to create their wedding cuisine. They offer a selection of dishes to delight guests such as chicken Sorrentino and lobster tail, in addition to an extensive choice of vegetarian options. Couples may also work with the chef to devise a customized menu and avail of tastings before the event. While the chefs provide a range of dessert options, they are happy for clients to bring a wedding cake from their choice of bakery. The venue is notable as the first zero-waste golf course in the United States, utilizing all of their food waste to fertilize their organic gardens.
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Great team, flawless execution
We knew Musket Ridge was the venue for us from our first meeting with Melody. We were fresh off a tour of a pretentious venue that was making us jump through so many hoops even before we saw a contract. Our first meeting with Melody was a breath of fresh air! We enjoyed how friendly and down-to-earth she was, and left feeling like she was just as excited to work with us as we were to work with her. And, of course, that first view of the mountains as we walked out the clubhouse doors just blew us away.
There were many touches that told us Musket Ridge was all about creating a great experience for their brides and grooms. I liked that there was a covered outdoor option should it rain (we’re so glad it didn’t!), because we could still have that gorgeous mountain backdrop for our ceremony – but even more, I liked that we could make the call to shift to our rain back-up on that day. That flexibility is so important! We loved that a take-home entrée was included for each of us; you always hear that brides and grooms never get a chance to eat. We were able to enjoy our entrees there, but it was awesome getting to enjoy the second one the evening after our wedding.
Working with Susie was a breeze. As an event planner myself, I knew it would be hard to turn that part off and just be the bride, but I knew our wedding was in great hands with Susie. I loved that we were able to work on wedding details collaboratively to create the perfect experience for our guests. She was such a pleasure to work with in the months leading up to our wedding.
Viki did an amazing job running the show on our wedding day. One of my guests commented that you hardly noticed she was there but every time they saw her she really had her finger on the pulse. I was fascinated watching Viki and the banquet staff execute dinner. It was like watching a well-choreographed ballet! All the team were just so friendly. Having worked in the industry I know how exhausting wedding season can be, but everyone was just so upbeat and seemed like they enjoyed working there. Our bridal attendant Bev was fantastic.
The food was so delicious! The Chef seemed really passionate about his craft and it showed in the final product. We received many compliments from guests on how delicious the food was. The "moonlight menu" was an awesome touch - our guests loved getting a late-night soft pretzel!
This venue is absolutely gorgeous and this team was an absolute delight to work with. I highly recommend them!
The Most Perfect Day We Could Have Asked For!
Another large selling point was obviously how gorgeous the venue itself is. The views are stunning, and the ceremony space took our breath away the first time we saw it. On our wedding day, it was forecasted to rain. After some back and forth we decided to go for it and have the ceremony outside. The team then ran around making sure everything was ready. They had umbrellas on hand just in case, golf carts to get people back up to the hall quickly and had everyone in their seats by 5:00 on the dot. Our ceremony ended and we got everyone up to cocktail hour before it started raining buckets. If we had been 5 minutes behind it would have rained on everyone. But Viki was so on top of everything that it ended up timing perfectly!
I could go on and on about them because we could not have asked for a better experience. Our guests are still raving about how amazing everything was. The team made our day so special, and we will always be grateful!
Stunning Venue with Excellent Service
The venue also has updated amenities with new flooring and twinkle lights on the large patio for cocktail hour. We also made use of both the groom and bridal suites, which worked perfect for us.
Catoctin provides both food and alcohol which made everything so easy for us. With the bar package we chose, we were able to do signature drinks at no extra cost as well as select some of our preferred draft beers! The food was also really fun and delicious with big portions which guests appreciated.
The event coordinator Viki was wonderful, always remembered everything we had gone over--no matter how flustered I was in my communication! She made herself easily available and ultimately I knew she wanted the wedding to be the best it could be. When we mentioned the idea of bringing my husband's parents to the venue so they could see it, she made herself available that day and even provided a mini-walkthrough for them. I was especially appreciative of Viki and the staff's excellent help after the wedding during cleanup. We were prepared to stay and help gather leftover items, gifts, etc. But by the time the lights came on, practically everything had already been done for us.
Also, I very much appreciated their vendor list. We couldn't use them all, but the ones we did use were excellent and I think that reflected highly on Catoctin as well.
The tour was also easily the best tour I had in venue hunting. The Sales Manager Melody was professional and prepared and provided a personalized tour, pictures on iPad included, so that we could really envision the entire wedding. She absolutely sold the venue for us and we knew we'd only be working with great people.
We were also provided a dedicated bridal attendant which was something I never knew I needed! The only reason I ate or drank anything that day is because of the lovely attendant who was always looking out for me :)
Catoctin Hall and Viki made everything easy and elegant. The staff clearly knows what works best for weddings and is dedicated to taking the hard work away from the couple in the lead up to, and day of the wedding. I can absolutely 10/10 recommend!
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Having worked with Musket Ridge for almost 8 years, it is a personal favorite. Surrounded by the mountains, views inside Catoctin Hall as well as outside on the grounds are exceptional, the staff is professional and always accomodating, and working with Bonnie is always a pleasure.
A beautiful venue for your wedding day, and a great backdrop for your wedding pictures. We love working at Musket Ridge.
Catoctin Hall is a gorgeous venue that has a lot of open space yet still remains warm and intimate. The stunning vistas are another great plus but the real assets are the people. Bonnie and Jay Jay are proffesionals who I would trust with my own wedding.
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