The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a wedding venue in Elkridge, Maryland. The Furnace Complex is over twelve acres on state park property, situated on the banks of the Patapsco River; just south of the Baltimore Harbor with easy access to major routes and a convenient distance from BWI. Our Manor House dates to 1810 and boasts comfortable elegance with large Federal era windows and porches emphasizing the historic nature of the property and showcasing picturesque scenes. Our Celebration Lounge and Suite are the perfect place to change, relax, and share a toast during your complementary early arrival. The Ceremony Point is surrounded by nature, and a large pergola provides a dramatic entry for the bridal party procession. Every season has its charm for an outdoor ceremony, but we do have a Plan B for times when indoor ceremonies are necessary. Cocktail hour can take place inside the Manor House which features interior elements such as original flooring, black marble mantels and double-leaf doors. The main bar is in our Historic Kitchen, and guests are also free to make use of our grand but cozy front porch and beautiful yard. There is a unique space for every aspect of your Wedding Day. For over 25 years couples have made memories here to last a lifetime. If you are planning a more intimate wedding, we have recently added our Garden House venue. Perfect for guests of 70 or less, this space is situated in the middle of our organic gardens and greenhouse. In addition to small weddings, we also host rehearsal dinners and other celebrations in this space.
Facilities and Capacity
We can host up to 240 guests at our Manor House, and up to 70 guests in our Garden House venue. These permanent tented spaces come with comfortable flooring, chandeliers, and are climate controlled and handicap accessible.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a chef-owned venue dedicated to providing food of impeccable quality to each and every one of our guests. We pride ourselves on the quality of the food, which includes organic produce grown right on the property and locally sourced meats. We can accommodate special dietary needs and have extensive gluten-free options so that every guest feels safe and comfortable when they choose to dine with us.
We are a full-service venue with up-scale, in-house catering and pastry departments. From first booking to the Wedding Day the Elkridge Furnace Inn Wedding Team will help plan and execute every detail, working with your vendors to provide seamless service. Our Bridal Hostess and Wedding Coordinator will be on-hand the day of to ensure that your wedding day stays stress free.
198 Reviews for The Elkridge Furnace Inn
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Michael · Married on 11/09/2019
EFI is a beautiful venue that is robustly run while being customizable and personable. We love the all-inclusive nature of their packages which really makes the planning process so much easier. We were looking for something unique when it came to food and the head chef worked closely with us to pull it off. I have not seen a chef work to learn to cater an entirely new cuisine just for a client, but he did, and it was delicious. They helped us integrate our culture into the wedding which we really appreciated. We had hoped to have our wedding outdoors because of how beautiful their outdoor ceremony point was, but it was too cold for that on our wedding day. But, they made the indoor option with the tent look so elegant! The bridal suite is gorgeous and wonderful for pictures, especially during the day, and the house itself has a historic, aged beauty to it with an amazing bar space for cocktail hour. It's also an incredibly convenient location, being just 5 minutes away from BWI airport and an entire street of associated hotels, which makes it really easy for guests who are traveling from afar to get to the venue. Overall we loved EFI and would recommend it to all of our friends and family hoping to get married in the Baltimore area.Sent on 06/28/2020
Pierce · Married on 08/14/2020
Magical Secret Garden
From the very beginning the planning process with the Elkridge Furnace Inn was amazing! The grounds are absolutely beautiful and so romantic. When our plans had to be put on hold due to covid, Donna and her team were so understanding and made our postponement seamless and a breeze. They were so accommodating and willing to work with us. The venue is magical and the food is incredible! Highly recommend for a secret garden, romantic wedding!Sent on 10/15/2020
The Elkridge Furnace Inn's reply:We do love to make Magic happen for our couples and so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! Cheers and All the Best...Always!!
Karen G. · Married on 07/24/2020
Stefon and Karen
Our Wedding was small and intimate. Elkridge Furnace Inn made it very special even though we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. A beautiful day at the Garden House for our Wedding Day July 24 2020.Sent on 07/27/2020
The Elkridge Furnace Inn's reply:It was our joy and pleasure to share this important milestone with you both Karen and Stefon. You were a beautiful bride and Stefon is quite the dancer. Glad you enjoyed the day so much!! And thank goodness the rain never came!
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Director of Events
Sarah has 10 years industry experience & has finally found her niche at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. She works with our clients from the point of booking through the planning, and then on their big day... and she enjoys every moment. Her positivity, calming energy, vast industry knowledge, + determination to get the job done is just what is needed to execute a successful event. Anything Sarah can do to help, she will do so without hesitation. She is extra passionate about décor, design, & working with brides to bring their vision to life!
Fun Fact: Sarah owns her own planning + design company called Something Blue Events Design. Our Elkridge clients are able to use her expertise to their advantage pro bono... BONUS!
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.