Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood

12805 - A Mink Farm Road, Thurmont, MD 21788 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood

Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood is a barn and farm wedding venue located in Thurmont, Maryland. Situated among the Catoctin Mountains, it is on 165 acres of land spreading out around it. A truly nature-inspired escape, this venue provides couples and their guests with a secluded and idyllic place to celebrate one of the biggest days of their lives.

Facilities and Capacity

Featuring a range of event spaces to choose from, the couple can select the one that best suits their preferences. In fact, as many as eight diverse outdoor places are available for the ceremony including the Pine Cathedral, pavilion, stone bridge, and more. Surrounded by trees with rustic benches and chairs for up to 130 people, the Pine Cathedral offers a breath-taking place for the couple to say ‘I do’. For an indoor ceremony, the Lodge makes for an intimate and inviting setting with its majestic fireplace and cozy ambiance. After the newlyweds have been pronounced and the confetti has been sprinkled, the wedding party can make their way towards one of the reception areas to continue the celebrations. Indeed, Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood can accommodate approximately 150 people for a reception at the Lodge. Here, dining, dancing, mingling, and revelry can take place as everyone joins in the speeches and toasts. When decorated accordingly with fairy lights, charming centerpieces, and floral displays, the place looks resplendent. Chiavari-style chairs and round tables are complemented by artificial spotlighting and natural light. Around the fireplace, the couple can enjoy their first dance as newlyweds while everyone takes photos. Other spaces available at the property include the Barn, willow pond, green spaces, as well as a special tree-planted garden.

Services Offered

An event planning service is offered by the venue. The director Julie and her assistant director Lexi can assist the couple with organizing the celebration. Along with coordinating the event, they can also help with the rehearsal. Event rentals such as an altar, dance floor, furniture, decor, and more, can be provided. The venue is also pet-friendly meaning guests’ pawed companions may attend. In terms of catering, Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood can offer couples a choice of two distinctive options. What’s more, the Little Pond Cottage can be rented out. It can sleep up to four people and would be very suitable for the happy couple to stay the night.


Undoubtedly, the location of this venue is one of its most striking features. Surrounded by idyllic nature, it offers a calming setting that is very fitting of a remarkable wedding occasion. Boasting stunning backdrops, amazing views, and ample space, Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood is an elegant and charming venue situated not far from Baltimore and Washington, DC.

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243 Reviews for Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood

Recommended by 98% of couples

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Ellyn Atkinson · Getting married on 12/04/2022

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    Beautiful venue but Amazing Management

    Mountain Memories at Thorpewood is an AMAZING venue—and not just for the sheer beauty of the entire property and its tasteful, woodsy, multiple facilities on site. I initially thought the property was Mountain Memories’ main attraction, but I knew from reviews that the owner and wedding coordinator were wonderful and the weddings ran impeccably smooth. Julie Castleman and Lexi Hartner had been so easy to work with in the year leading up to our initially planned April 2020 wedding. Covid-19 decided for us to that our date HAD to be postponed. As of this writing, we have yet to have our wedding, but we have seen for ourselves what a thoughtful and well run wedding venue Mountain Memories is—they truly go above and beyond to make sure the brides have the most stress- free wedding possible, which has been invaluable when a wedding ended up in the middle of a pandemic. From the moment we had to make a “Plan B,” Julie has kept in touch with us almost weekly, encouraging us to destress on the property or simply answer questions/address issues. We just had a Zoom meeting to give us all possible options to execute “B” and discuss if we needed to go with a “C,” since our first reschedule is still in an iffy time period. All communication and information had been well thought through, positive and reassuring, and they were sincerely flexible with any way we wished to proceed. In the end, we’ve gone with “C” 2021 wedding date; the bottom line is that they want what’s best for their brides. I can’t see other venues being as caring and accommodating as MM. Besides the most beautiful outdoor venue I’ve ever seen, the management is second to none. I will update this review after we have our event, but I’m sure we’ll be yet another very happy bride who is grateful for the wonderful people who helped her have the wedding day of her dreams.

    Sent on 06/04/2020

    Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood's reply:

    THANK YOU!!! I have really enjoyed getting to know you and Kristen!! :) Can't wait for your celebration! Keep in touch as needed.
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    Aditi Walujkar · Getting married on 01/11/2022

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    Incredible team out there!

    Everything about Mountain Memories is lovely! Julie and her team are extremely friendly and very accommodating. Julie was with us in every step of the way, right from planning, getting us in touch with all the right vendors to all the little things needing attention on the wedding day. The venue is beautiful and elegant surrounded by nature. Go get in touch with them, and you will know exactly what I mean!

    Sent on 01/05/2021

    Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood's reply:

    Thank you Aditi! It was great that you and Rishi were able to gather with a few of your close friends and also include your family in India via the internet! We enjoyed meeting you both and helping you plan your beautiful intimate wedding!! It was the best of our Pop-Up Weddings and we thank you and congratulate! Happy New Year and best wishes as you start a new chapter!


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Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
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    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail Reception
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Audio Equipment
    Dance Floor
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  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
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1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Discounts on remaining 2019 dates!

    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!

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Ceremony Alchemy
    Ceremony Alchemy Wedding Officiants

    Love this venue, many ceremony locations, and a great staff to work with. Always pros, always beautiful.

  • THE DAPPER DJS Wedding DJs

    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!

  • Christa Rae Photography Wedding Photographers

    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!

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