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Howard County Conservancy

Woodstock, MD View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
39 reviews
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

The Howard County Conservancy is a countryside wedding venue located in Woodstock, Maryland, just 15 minutes from Columbia and Ellicott City. With multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces, this nature center's available to host a range of wedding celebrations. Here, couples are sure to find an idyllic location for their engagement party, wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception. Conveniently situated between Baltimore and Washington, DC, The Conservancy offers a tranquil setting and captivating natural scenes as a backdrop. Blending rural charm with modern comforts, the Howard County Conservancy is an inviting place where lifelong memories can unfold.

Facilities and Capacity

Nestled on 232 acres of private property, the Conservancy is embraced by abundant Maryland flora and fauna. Couples can exchange vows with trickling waters as their soundtrack or walk down the aisle beneath endless blue skies. Theresa’s Garden is a peaceful outdoor area, and for couples looking for a rustic feel, the exclusive Montjoy Barn is the perfect place to hold romantic ceremonies and capture beautiful wedding photographs. For celebrations held indoors, The Gudelsky Environmental Education Center can accommodate anywhere between 50 and 200 people, dependent on the selected event layout. Featuring a number of eco-friendly structural elements, this building offers space flooded with natural light, a beautiful bamboo floor, and exposed wooden beams. Its largest 2,400-square-foot private function room can be organized in either theater-style seating or in a banquet configuration. Couples reserving The Gudelsky Center can also take advantage of a spacious covered terrace area, a balcony, a break room, and the Honors Garden. For wedding preparations, a private farmhouse dressing room provides a place tucked away from the excitement where couples can get ready for their big day.

Services Offered

Couples celebrating the beginning of the next chapter of their lives at the Howard County Conservancy are invited to arrange their own outside vendors. A number of event supplies are made available to couples as part of the contract price, including a 20-foot-tall screen, chairs, and round, rectangular and cocktail tables.

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?

$4,100

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

$3,700

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

39 Reviews

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Rated
4.6
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.1 out of 5

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    Anne Married on 04/09/2022
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    Could not have picked a better venue!!

    Could not have picked a better venue, not only because of the beautiful property but also because the extremely friendly staff!! My husband and I fell in love with this venue right away, it suited our needs in many aspects. It had that beautiful modern simplicity we were looking for; I liked having the indoor and outdoor options, and it didn’t need much decoration for it to be beautiful. My guests were allowed to roam around most of the property and enjoy the scenery. My guests have not stopped letting me know how they loved the venue.

    Since COVID had pushed our wedding back (suppose to be a 2020 wedding, but became a 2022 wedding), I worked with different people, and each person I interacted with had been so nice. I originally worked with Denise, then Allison, Taryn, and ultimately Grace. Each person was very kind and responsive, and introduced themselves to me and provided me with whatever updates they had with the venue. Grace had been so kind to us, and made sure to re-clarify everything I could not remember (since it had been 2 years I’ve signed the contract) and was very quick to respond to emails. When I finally met her face to face, she was very friendly and knew so much about the property and was very informative which made me feel at ease. Top notch communication and helpfulness throughout the entire process and all the staff we’ve interacted with. I’ve recommended this place to everyone, and will continue to.
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    Lisa Married on 02/05/2022
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    Perfect Winter Venue

    We recently celebrated our daughter's wedding at the Howard County Conservancy. We fell in love with the natural beauty of the venue and were happy to find that planning our event for February came with some perks in flexibility and affordability. The Gudelsky Room was a comfortable size for our 145 guests and it didn't take much to make it look really special. We really loved the many large windows, the ambiance of the permanent string lights on the deck, and all of the indoor natural wood...floors, beams, and even the natural wood chairs. And even though it was really cold, we were able to get some really pretty outdoor photos. Grace is very much to thank for our positive experience. She was professional, responsive, encouraging, and so very calm and kind. We were so happy to have found this wonderful place for our special event.

    Howard County Conservancy's reply:

    Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly a joy working with you and your family on your daughter's wedding. Congratulations on your daughter's marriage and we hope you'll come back to visit our grounds. Best wishes for the adventures ahead!

Awards

  • 39
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Caitlin & Kayla
    40 photos · 10/01/2020
  • Adam & Emily
    27 photos · 09/24/2017

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10520 Old Frederick Road Woodstock, MD, 21163
410-465-8877
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Howard County Conservancy frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Howard County Conservancy?

Howard County Conservancy includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Howard County Conservancy in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Howard County Conservancy for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Howard County Conservancy for wedding events?

Howard County Conservancy offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Howard County Conservancy offer?

Howard County Conservancy offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Howard County Conservancy offer for wedding events?

Howard County Conservancy offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Howard County Conservancy have available for wedding events?

Howard County Conservancy offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Howard County Conservancy and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Howard County Conservancy is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in quality of service and 4.1 in flexibility.

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