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Glen Ellen Farm
On WeddingWire since 2015
Glen Ellen Farm is a historic 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, gardens, 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.
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Up to 200 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, romantic 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.
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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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