Howard County Conservancy

10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Howard County Conservancy

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.

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Walking into sunlit fields
Walking into sunlit fields
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Megan Bennett Photography
Kissing on the steps of the farmhouse (Kayce Shoffner)
Kissing on the steps of the farmhouse (Kayce Shoffner)
Native plant garden
Native plant garden
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232 acres/credit LA Birdie
A historic farmstead on 232 acres
A historic farmstead on 232 acres
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Garden/credit LA Birdie
A party on the covered deck (MD Photo Video)
A party on the covered deck (MD Photo Video)
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Main room/credit Bekah Kay
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Credit - Bekah Kay Creative
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Historic bldngs - Anna Schmidt
The Gudelsky Center
The Gudelsky Center
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Main room/credit Bekah Kay
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Honors Garden/Megan Bennett
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Credit: Lola Snaps
Honors Garden/Megan Bennett
Honors Garden/Megan Bennett
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Anna Grace Photography
4 miles of trails
4 miles of trails
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Megan Bennett Photography
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Historic buildings
Native Plant garden
Native Plant garden
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Dancing/credit Bekah Kay
Native plant garden
Native plant garden
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Credit LA Birdie
Air conditioned reception room
Air conditioned reception room
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Balcony/credit LA Birdie
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Relaxing on the terrace (Anna Grace Photography)
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Credit Maverick Productions
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Main room/credit Bekah Kay
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Credit Maverick Productions
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Bridal suite/credit Bekah Kay
Bridal Suite/credit Bekah Kay
Bridal Suite/credit Bekah Kay
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Bridal Suite in farmhouse
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Balcony/credit Bekah Kay
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Farmhouse/credit Bekah Kay
Native plant garden
Native plant garden
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Credit Megan Bennett
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Walking into sunlit fields
Walking into sunlit fields

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33 Reviews for Howard County Conservancy

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.1
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Devin · Married on 09/08/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Caryn · Married on 09/30/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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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Howard County Conservancy FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3700
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3200
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • 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

2 Real Weddings

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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, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.1 in flexibility.