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.
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.
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.
49 Reviews for Glen Ellen Farm
Recommended by 99% of couples
10 User photos
Shaina H. · Married on 10/17/2020
Best Choice We Could of Made
Glen Ellen Farm was the most perfect, beautiful venue and exactly what we envisioned for our October wedding. Months after our wedding, our guests are still talking about how beautiful and amazing the venue was. The different options you can have to make your day unique is such a huge plus. Debbie and the staff were also amazing and Debbie was so great to work with. We had a mishap before the wedding started: our seating chart was written on a tall floor mirror and a little wind knocked it over and shattered it before anyone got to see where their seats were. Debbie quickly helped with a solution by letting us use the tall floor mirror she had in manor house. One of the staff wrote all the names of our guests with their seats on the mirror before cocktail hour and without me, the bride, having to worry. It was so much appreciated. I would recommend Glen Ellen Farm to everyone looking for a unique, beautiful wedding.Sent on 01/14/2021
Deborah M. · Married on 10/24/2020
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 smileSent on 07/27/2019
Katelyn · Married on 10/19/2019
My wedding was absolutely incredible! So many guest commented on how beautiful it was! Absolutely breath taking!Sent on 10/26/2019
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.