The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a wedding venue in Elkridge, Maryland. Established in 1744, this red-brick colonial mansion stands before sprawling gardens, creating an impression of grandeur. Large colonial windows and porches emphasize the historic nature of the property and showcase picturesque scenes to wedding guests. For over 25 years, here at the manor, couples have made memories that last lifetimes.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can relax before the wedding in comfort as a dressing room, two sitting rooms, and a bathroom are accessible through the private get-ready suite. Outside, a canopy of trees and large pergola adorn a patio that overlooks the Patapsco River, resulting in a breathtaking ceremony space. Cocktail hours can take place inside the manor house that features interior elements such as original pine flooring, old staircases, and double-leaf doors. The Tent is the main reception venue and comes thoroughly equipped to host weddings in all weather conditions. A wooden dance floor and decorative furnishings complete this romantic setting.
Aside from in-house catering, the manor also offers couples fully staffed wedding events. The Elkridge Furnace Inn can provide professional servers and coordinators on-hand throughout the day to ensure that everything is taken care of. This venue also accommodates couples seeking various event rentals and outside vendors. Additional arrangements can be made to allow for newlyweds to unwind after the celebrations. These include private events that range from afternoon teas and intimate wine tastings to gourmet cooking classes.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a chef-owned venue dedicated to catering dishes made with local Maryland ingredients. Couples booking their wedding reception are invited to consult with the head chef regarding their custom menu. Using a farm-to-table approach, the kitchen harvests their own seasonal vegetables from the manor’s gardens. The cooks also butcher locally sourced meat and prepare in-house charcuterie, so guests can enjoy fresh catering options. Couples are encouraged to specify any special dietary requirements during the preparation of their menu.
192 Reviews for The Elkridge Furnace Inn
Recommended by 97% of couples
17 User photos
Samantha Faye Jaquet · Getting married on 12/22/2019
Perfect location great service unique wedding
Perfect setting and service. They hooked it up on the food and decor. I had a Christmas wedding. So magical!!!Sent on 07/16/2019
The Elkridge Furnace Inn's reply:Thank you for the kind words Samantha and Jonathan! We loved hosting you and your loved ones. It was really the most perfect day, surprisingly warm weather, beautiful ceremony, and FUN reception. Thank you for trusting us with your Big Day! We can't wait to see you both on your anniversary this year!
Julie · Married on 05/26/2019
If we could do it all again, we would choose EFI without a second thought. After signing a contract with them a full 2 years prior to our reception, we had 3 different contact people for the venue. Ultimately each and every contact was extremely helpful. We ended up working with Julia and could not think of a more perfect person for our day. She was extremely responsive, attentive, and calmed all of our fears! Everything went off without a hitch. The food was amazing, drinks were perfect, and they had every detail completed beautifully.Sent on 06/08/2019
The Elkridge Furnace Inn's reply:We love our Jewels! So happy for you both... Thanks for sharing your experience and your day with us! Enjoy Hawaii!!
Himali Nibali · Married on 05/10/2019
We had an amazing experience with Elkridge Furnace Inn (EFI)! From our initial communications up to our wedding day, EFI was responsive, attentive, and professional. We had a bit of turnover with our wedding coordinator from our initial booking to our event, but EFI kept us apprised of the changes and made sure the transition was as smooth as possible. Sarah and Julia were fantastic to work with and we appreciated their attention to detail throughout the process. We had so much fun at our cake and food tastings with Chef Dan and enjoyed hearing how much our guests loved the food and ambience of the venue. Sarah also worked with us to have string lights in the tent and they helped make the space even more inviting and beautiful. The team was also great in making sure we stayed on schedule, helping us set up/tear down decorations, and ensuring our exit was as stress-free as possible. We really appreciate everything Chef Dan, Sarah, and the whole EFI team did to make our day so special and would highly recommend them to others!Sent on 10/30/2019
The Elkridge Furnace Inn's reply:Big events like wedding take lots of staff...a whole Team in fact. It was our pleasure to make your Wedding Day so special. Thanks so much for sharing this milestone with us and we appreciate your time to share this wonderful review! All the best to you and Vince!
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The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a quaint, historic venue perfect for the couple looking for fabulous food and attention to detail. As a local florist, working with the staff at The Elkridge Furnace Inn is always a dream to work with and I would not hesitate to refer them to my couples.
I LOVE photographing weddings at The Elkridge Furnace Inn!! It is one of the most beautiful settings with incredibly delicious & unique food- ingredients are grown in the gardens behind the inn The staff is friendly & professional. They are on top of everything without being on top of the guests. I hope to shoot at The Elkridge Furnace more in the future. :)
The Elkridge Furnace Inn goes above and beyond to take care of every detail. This is one of my favorite venue's to DJ. The food is amazing, and the grounds are beautiful. You and your guest will love it.