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.
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.
232 Reviews for Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Ellyn Atkinson · Getting married on 12/04/2022
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.
Jill Routly · Getting married on 06/02/2021
Wonderful & Beautiful day!
I could not have asked for a nicer time sharing my daughter's beautiful day. You made everything seem effortless. Thank you for making Danielle's and Dean's day so wonderful! Love was in the air, and she even got her snow!Sent on 02/18/2020
Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood's reply:Thank you Jill!! It was a wonderful day with lots of love in the air...and snow!!! :) Congratulations to the whole family!
Jena · Getting married on 05/23/2021
Excellent staff and venue
Very professional and worked well with rescheduling our wedding due to the pandemic.Sent on 06/01/2020
Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood's reply:Thanks Jena!! We can't wait to get you in here!!!! It is a challenging time and we realize that. We are here for you!!
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!