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Glen Ellen Farm

Ijamsville, MD View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
57 reviews
$5k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$5k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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 250 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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

57 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5

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    Madison W. Married on 04/16/2022
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    The most beautiful venue, for a beautiful day!

    Glen Ellen Farms is one of the most picturesque places I have ever gotten to go, and this time it was to host my own special day! Debbie and her staff have the whole thing down! Our entire event from set up to tare down was a smooth machine, in a beautiful pond side escape. We are so lucky to have been able to host our friends and family on the farm, and only wish we had more special events for cause to go again! We will never forget our beautiful day with Glen Ellen. Thank you so much for your astounding service and help, making our day a success! M&M

    Glen Ellen Farm's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review! We are honored that you chose Glen Ellen to host your special day. We hope you find a reason to visit us again soon!
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    Ashley H. Married on 04/02/2022
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    Favorite venue!

    I am a wedding designer, planner, florist and coordinator. I do it all and absolutely love love love love when I get to do it at Glen Ellen. Love it all!! Debbie is the bestttt and I could just stop and stare at the scenery all day long there. The best.

    Glen Ellen Farm's reply:

    Ashley, thank you so much for your kind review! We feel the same way about having you on-site! Looking forward to working on more beautiful weddings together.

Awards

  • 57
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Meghan & Tony
    31 photos · 09/23/2018
  • Chase & Hillary
    48 photos · 05/12/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Classic Occasions by Caitlin 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.

Map

4940 Mussetter Road Ijamsville, MD, 21754
2403674084
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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.

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