A spacious wedding venue in Ellicott City, Maryland, Turf Valley Resort has been a prominent fixture in the wedding community for over 30 years. Surrounded by lush acres and pristine golf courses, the venue’s picturesque scenery will keep your guests talking long after the night ends. Whether you wish for a romantic outdoor ceremony or elegant ballroom reception, Turf Valley Resort is the perfect choice for creating wedding day magic!
Facilities and Capacity
Situated on 1,000 acres, Turf Valley Resort boasts more than 40,000 square feet of versatile event space. Accommodating a maximum of 650 guests, the venue offers couples the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception in five distinct areas.
Couples who entrust their union to Turf Valley Resort benefit from a variety of services. Options include indoor and outdoor settings, event planning, rentals and lighting/sound.
Turf Valley Resort offers couples and their guests the option of relaxing overnight in their newly renovated, fully-furnished rooms and suites. Each room provides modern amenities such as plush bedding, complementary WiFi, flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffee makers.
In addition to the aforementioned items, the venue also provides numerous wedding-related facilities. To help you and your significant other celebrate and prepare for your special day, both rehearsal dinner and engagement party spaces are available.
Turf Valley Resort is located in historic Howard County. The venue is approximately 25 minutes from The James and Anne Robinson Nature Center and 15 minutes from Merriweather Post Pavilion.
171 Reviews for Turf Valley Resort
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Emma Romero · Married on 09/26/2020
Wedding in the Willows!
We toured several venues throughout the Baltimore area before deciding that Turf Valley Resort was the perfect place for us! The convenience of having the ceremony, reception, and hotel all at the same place (as well as free parking) can not be matched! Not only does the Garden ceremony look like a dream in pictures, but the hotel rooms are also exquisite and extremely clean during COVID. Jaime Petit (Sales) and Chris Goodwin (Event Coordinator/Maitre D) went ABOVE AND BEYOND for us. Jaime was very considerate during COVID and due to social distancing guidelines upgraded our reception room free of cost to accomodate for the large number of guests we had attending - which was 80. She was a pleasure to work with and really made everything incredibly easy. She also waived our attrition rate of our room blocks during COVID due to some family not being able to attend from out of the country. Chris was a LIFESAVER. We had a last minute seating chart problem Friday before our wedding on Saturday. Chris and the marketing team at TVR were able to put together a beautiful seating chart for us at the drop of a hat! We could not have been more grateful to work with such an amazing team! The grounds, restaurant and overall ambiance speak for themselves, but the staff just pushes this place over the top! We will recommend this venue to any and every couple we meet!Sent on 10/04/2020
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Olivia Sandona · Married on 11/23/2019
100% perfection from start to end
Alright, this has been my hardest review to write... choosing the venue and caterer is overwhelming, it is the start of the whole wedding planning process. It is a big decision, it is what you spend the most of your budget on and I can say with full confidence that choosing Turf Valley was the best decision we made. After we signed and began planning, we didn't once question it. Jenny B thinks of everything, if you have a question, she has the answer and the answer after that! She is three steps ahead of poor wedding couples, who are clueless in how to plan a wedding (let's be honest most of us are somewhat clueless if we haven't done it before). The Waterford Ballroom was absolutely stunning! It was inviting, romantic, classic, and still personalized, so it didn't feel cookie cutter. Turf Valley only hires professionals with an wonderful attitude, in what sometimes feels like a cutthroat industry. If you are hoping to reduce stress during the process of wedding planning, Turf Valley is the only choice. Never once was planning "chaotic", we were easily guided through food options, cake tastings, and other selections at such a manageable pace. Our guests were blown away at the convenience (no shuttle buses or Ubers necessary!!), the details, the food, and bar. I am already plotting how I can have another event at Turf Valley! Jenny B set us up for the months leading up to the wedding, and Chris, our maitre d', treated us like royalty the night of. I have nothing but a smile and a warmed heart when I reflect on our flawless wedding, we were so lucky to have chosen Turf Valley and we would easily make the same decision all over again.Sent on 01/24/2020
Turf Valley Resort's reply:Thank you for your amazing review! It truly means the world to us that one of your biggest decisions, to choose Turf Valley Resort as your wedding venue, was the best decision. Jenny B is a true expert in helping couples plan such an important event. We are so delighted that you and your guest enjoyed the convenience, the food and all the unique details to make your day special. We hope you can celebrate more special occasions at Turf Valley in the future. Congratulations!
Kara · Married on 10/19/2019
Turf Valley is an amazing venue. They handle everything. Jaime is a wonderful woman to work with and makes everything so easy!Sent on 11/17/2019
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Catering Director at Turf Valley Resort
I truly believe that Turf Valley Resort is a terrific place for a wedding – and not just because I met my husband here, had my wedding here (30 years ago) and work here! I thoroughly enjoy the whole process as each couple we meet (and their families) are unique. I love finding out more about them and uncovering information that can translate into the little details to incorporate into their special day :)
Catering Account Executive at Turf Valley Resort
I am passionate about my work. I am described as a calm and relaxed person-let me take your stress away and I’ll plan the perfect event for you! My newest interest is Yoga 😊!
Catering Account Executive at Turf Valley Resort
I am a bit of a perfectionist, paying attention to the smallest of details – extremely important in event planning! I love dogs and have two Labrador Retrievers that are my babies. Not only do I love working with engaged couples, I am engaged myself. The pandemic postponed my May of 2020 wedding, but someday soon my forever fiancé will become my handsome husband.
Turf Valley Resort is a wonderful easy access wedding venue which offers so much to couples wanting a full-service hotel and resort for their guests. I'm a local florist and love working with Turf Valley; their staff is attentive and easy to work with to deliver for my couples. I can recommend Turf Valley Resort to my couples and look forward to working there again and again!
Turf Valley is one of those places that we look forward to coming to. They have great people, terrific food, and a beautiful facility. We are glad to be considered one of their preferred vendors!
Turf Valley Resort is one of My favorite places to work at. The Staff from the sales office to the front desk to the cantering staff are wonderful and will do what ever it takes to make your day at Turf Valley a very pleasant one. I highly recommend them!!!!!