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.
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.
33 Reviews for Howard County Conservancy
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Caitlin · Married on 10/01/2020
Absolutely beautiful, natural venue.
Howard County Conservancy is a rustic wedding dream! The grounds and buildings are gorgeous. HCC has various trees, shrubbery, and flowers throughout the year, along with stone and brick walk ways. Take advantage of this hidden gem. We couldn’t have found a more beautiful venue for such an amazing price.Sent on 11/05/2020
Howard County Conservancy's reply:Thank you Caitlin! We were so happy to be a part of your and Kayla's wedding! Your photos are beautiful. Here's to many happy years!
Devin · Married on 09/08/2018
We used the conservancy for our wedding venue. Got married in the barn & had our reception inside the hall. We were able to come the day before for a rehearsal and set up the barn for the ceremony ahead of time. They were extremely flexible with us, worked well with the catering company & helped out when we had some weather issues. Even though it poured down rain we were still able to get married in the barn.
We rented the barn for the ceremony ($250) & rented the farm house for a bridal suite ($250)Sent on 09/10/2018
Caryn · Married on 09/30/2017
We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Howard County Conservancy. Denise was a pleasure to work with and the venue and grounds are absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect setting for an early-Fall wedding and the grounds around the conservatory were perfect for photos.Sent on 10/15/2017
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