Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood is a unique mountainside wedding venue located just outside of Baltimore and Washington, D.C in Thurmont, Maryland. Nestled in the heart of the Catoctin Mountains, this venue is located on 155 acres of land. With numerous outdoor ceremony sites available, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of backdrops, including the Pine Cathedral, rustic barn, pastures and more.
Facilities and Capacity
Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood has a maximum capacity of 150 guests. We can seat 150 guest for a seated meal or family style meal or 130 guests for a buffet style meal. Located on the grounds is a breathtaking lodge with a 30-foot stone fireplace. A variety of outdoor ceremony spaces are available, each surrounded by outstanding views of the mountainous surroundings. Say “I do” with the backdrop of the Pine Cathedral, or a charming stone bridge. Your guests will love the rustic feel in this charming mountain town. For indoor festivities, you’ll be able to utilize either the barn or the Lodge for vows, dinner and dancing.
At Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood you’ll receive all of the assistance you need for a flawless wedding day. Julie Castleman, the owner and director and Lexi Hartner, the assistant director at this incredible venue, help guide couples through the wedding planning process at this very venue. The will assist with many of the details that go into planning a spectacular wedding day, while offering rehearsal coordination services and day-of coordination. Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood offers the following services:
This venue has two exclusive caterers used for all catering needs. Both are full-service caterers providing custom menus for your wedding day. Whether you envision a family-style meal, a formal sit-down dinner or a buffet line, Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood’s exclusive caterers are happy to help.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Kelsey & Tom · Married on 07/06/2019
Amazing Staff and Beautiful Venue
ThorpeWood was the first and only venue we toured. After that first visit, we couldn't get it out of our heads. It had everything we were looking for in a wedding venue -- outdoors, peaceful, naturally beautiful.Sent on 08/04/2019
Once we decided on ThorpeWood, other details fell into place easily. We loved that they only work with select caterers because our decision was simplified, and the caterers know the venue well. Also, we felt that because the venue is so beautiful on its own, our decorations could be very minimal. Throughout the planning process, Julie and her team were very responsive and easy to reach.
Hands-down, the best part of our experience was the staff's professionalism and flexibility on the day of our wedding. We had major delays due to a snafu with our transportation company as well as scattered thunderstorms all evening. The ThorpeWood staff handled the logistics in such a way that none of us (bride, groom, or families) had to get stressed out. In particular, Julie was incredible. She went above and beyond her duties to ensure that every small detail was taken care of, including bustling the dress, setting up last-minute flowers, and checking weather radar. She and her staff also worked with us to adjust the timing of our ceremony and reception, so we didn't have to feel rushed.
Our family and friends continue to rave about how much fun they had at ThorpeWood. We are so glad we found it, and can't imagine our wedding anywhere else.
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Jenny Murray · Getting married on 01/04/2020
Thorpewood is Magical!
My daughter's wedding at Thorpewood was magical! The pine cathedral was the perfect outdoor setting for the ceremony and the lodge was ideal for the cocktail hour and reception. The facilities are so well kept and gorgeous. Julie and her crew are absolutely fantastic! Julie walked us through every question and idea we had then made sure our vision became a reality. We were able to relax and truly enjoy the special day knowing that everything was covered. I wish I could give more than 5 stars!Sent on 04/18/2019
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Rosalyn & Joel Altman · Married on 06/04/2019
Magical experience at an unforgettable venue
Julie and her staff provided exceptional service to us from our first contact all the way through the magical wedding of our daughter's dreams.Sent on 04/24/2019
The wedding took place entirely in the lodge and every detail was perfect. Our guests were blown away by this unique venue, which required minimal decorations.
After the ceremony Julie took our daughter Deena and her new husband Jason along with the photographer to several outdoor spots on the property for what turned out to be some amazing pictures.
During dancing, the porch was available along with the fun photo booth and a welcoming fire pit on a crisp evening.
Our wedding was truly enhanced by Jake and his team from Renaissance Chef caterers, which was served family style. Everything was as we anticipated and was delicious.
We couldn't imagine a nicer experience and thank Julie from the bottom of our hearts.
Roz and Joel Altman
Wedding date: 4/6/19
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood Price Rates
We are offering discounts for remaining dates available in 2019.
Receive a $700 discount on remaining Fridays
Receive a $600 discount on remaining Saturdays
Receive a $500 discount on remaining Sundays
Contact us today to get more information and learn about all that is included when booking your wedding with Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood!
Also, remember mark your calendar to join us for our Wedding Open House on Sunday, May 5th from 1pm - 4pm. This event is FREE and a great opportunity to see the lodge, grounds and meeting many wonderful vendors and talk about your wedding plans!
Love this venue, many ceremony locations, and a great staff to work with. Always pros, always beautiful.
Mountian Memories at ThorpeWood is the bees knees! Julie and Lexi are a dream to work with. I always get excited when I hear prospective clients are booking at this venue! The grounds are gorgeous! And the buildings are magical, and eco-friendly! You can't go wrong booking here!
ThorpeWood is an extraordinary venue that offers a variety of gorgeous locations. If you are looking for a beautiful and unique outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception with a rustic touch, ThorpeWood is definitely your venue! With so many different areas throughout their expansive property, they do offer transportation via golf carts so you can get such a variety in your wedding photos! This venue is a photographer's dream! I can't wait to photograph more weddings at ThorpeWood!