Glen Ellen Farm

4940 Mussetter Road, Ijamsville, MD 21754 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Glen Ellen Farm

Glen Ellen Farm is a charming outdoor wedding venue in Ijamsville, Maryland. Nestled in 30 acres of hilly meadows, the romantic setting features a spring-fed pond, a stone patio, barn ruins, and a beautifully restored historic manor. This intimate venue is situated 18 minutes from Frederick, Maryland, and just 55 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.

Facilities and Capacity

Up to 300 guests can join newlyweds on their special days at Glen Ellen Farm. Prior to the event’s highlights, you can relax and prepare with loved ones in the get-ready suite. If you’ve been dreaming of saying “I do” in the open air, you are welcome to exchange vows outside on the grounds. One of the most popular ceremony sites is the stone patio overlooking the pond and adjacent to a lush wildflower meadow. After tying the knot, you and your partner can host your cocktail hour in the venue’s barn ruins. This historic, charming space is also ideal for unique photo opportunities. Celebratory dining and dancing can then take place in the reception tent. Featuring bronze chandeliers and twinkling string lights, the bright space can be adorned with additional greenery and drapery, depending on your preferences. Here you and your guests can create long-lasting memories together while admiring scenic views of the grounds.

Services Offered

The staff at Glen Ellen Farm offers various event items and helpful services to create experiences that are as seamless as possible. Tables, chairs, and a dance floor will be provided for your reception and can be arranged to your liking. Tents along with tent accessories and additional event rentals are also available for your specific needs. For your convenience, on-site parking is available and you are welcome to invite your four-legged family members to this pet-friendly location.

History

This 1950s Greek Revival home was once inhabited by Lady Ellen Thompson, the presumed ghostwriter of the romance novel “Lorna Doone.” It was purchased by Ellen and her husband, Professor Herbert Thompson in 1874. They purchased the manor from John Brown, who used discarded wooden railroad rails for the rafters and joists in building the house’s framing.

  • Woman-owned
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Portraits in the meadows
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Ceremony space
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The manor house
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Wedding altar decor
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Fire pit in barn ruins
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Portraits on the beach
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Reception space
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Portraits in the garden
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The happy couple
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Outdoor ceremony
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Outdoor ceremony setup
Outdoor ceremony
Outdoor ceremony
Pup friendly space
Pup friendly space
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Reception tent
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Bridesmaids walking down
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Walking down the aisle
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Reception tent all lit up
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Glen Ellen Farm reception
Vow reading by the pond
Vow reading by the pond
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Sparkler send off
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Decorating the ruins
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Dancing in reception tent
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Cocktail hour space
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Ceremony setup
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Glen Ellen Farm sunsets
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Portraits in the meadows
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Glen Ellen Farm
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Ceremony space

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49 Reviews for Glen Ellen Farm

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Deborah M. · Married on 10/24/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I’m so glad we found this place!

    Gorgeous setting! Debra is amazing and obviously loves what she does. The grounds are beautifully maintained. She offers a venue that will make any bride smile

    Sent on 07/27/2019
  • Katelyn

    Katelyn · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    October wedding

    My wedding was absolutely incredible! So many guest commented on how beautiful it was! Absolutely breath taking!

    Sent on 10/26/2019

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Glen Ellen Farm FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 300
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 300
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Beach
    Farm/Ranch
    Garden
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December

2 Real Weddings

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1 Endorsement

  • Classic Occasions by Caitlin Wedding Planners

    Glen Ellen Farm is an amazingly beautiful venue that is sure to become a household name in wedding venues in the Frederick area. I worked with Debbie as a coordinator for the first wedding on this property in September and she is so amenable and easy to work with. She takes such care in every aspect of the property and with developing a relationship with the wedding couple. I am looking forward to working with Debbie for many more weddings in the years to come.

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    240-428-2935 (Phone number)
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Glen Ellen Farm frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Glen Ellen Farm?

Glen Ellen Farm includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Glen Ellen Farm in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Glen Ellen Farm for wedding events is known for:

  • Beach
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Glen Ellen Farm for wedding events?

Glen Ellen Farm offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Glen Ellen Farm offer?

Glen Ellen Farm offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Glen Ellen Farm offer for wedding events?

Glen Ellen Farm offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly

What furniture and decorations does Glen Ellen Farm have available for wedding events?

Glen Ellen Farm offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Glen Ellen Farm and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Glen Ellen Farm is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.