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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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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!!
Shauna · Married on 10/20/2018
Stress free wedding planning
Elkridge was the perfect venue for us. Working with Bethany was such a pleasure. She made the planning process so straight forward and simple. She answered all my questions and provided suggestions when I wasn’t exactly sure what to do. On the day of our wedding, the staff at Elkridge took such great care of us. They did an amazing job with all the set up, perfectly placing every little detail exactly where we wanted. Having our bridal and grooms rooms fully stocked with snacks and drinks was so great for the hour leading up to the ceremony. The food was AMAZING. I cannot say enough good things about our experience. Worth every penny for a beautiful, memorable, stress free wedding day.Sent on 11/12/2018
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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.