User3293366 · 2+ years ago
Not only is Black Ankle a gorgeous setting for a wedding, and not only is the wine amazing (this coming from a hardcore Napa Valley enthusiast), but the staff is incredible to work with and makes the experience of planning a wedding a stress-free as it could possibly be. I was never once worried about how the day was going to go, and they took care of everything perfectly. I am looking forward to going for tastings and reminiscing about our perfect day! Even if you decide not to have a wedding here, at least go and do a tasting! It's sooooo pretty and a great place to bring a picnic lunch and hang out with friends while sipping delicious wine and waiting for the cows to come greet you :-)Sent on 06/02/2013
Casey · Married on 12/15/2010
Black Ankle is my most favorite spot to relax on a Friday night, so we didn't even consider another venue when planning our wedding. Melissa and the other staff are so friendly, accomodating, laid-back and professional. We are so thankful for all of them! My day/evening went off without a hitch and we were having a surprise wedding! We had a winter wedding, so most people were indoors the entire time, but Black Ankle still fired up the bonfires which many guests enjoyed and added a more initimate feel to the wedding. I cannot say enough good things about Black Ankle to do them justice!Sent on 01/07/2011
Alex · Married on 10/09/2010
Melissa is fantastic to work with. She was ready to accomodate me in all respects and is extremely friendly. Black Ankle was a gorgeous place to get married. It was romantic, beautiful, and had excellent wine, the best in Maryland in my opinion. If you are looking for something different for a small intimate wedding, it is an ideal location.Sent on 11/02/2010
Amanda · Married on 08/27/2010
My husband wanted to get married at Black Ankle Vineyards before we even had a chance to taste the wines or talk to staff. The views of the grape vines, tasting room, and cows grazing in the distance instantly won him over. I have to agree it is one of the most beautiful places for an outdoor wedding in Maryland.Sent on 09/21/2010
Over the next year of planning, his instincts proved to be spot on. Melissa and the rest of the staff were amazing. Their recommendations helped us find our caterer and florist who were also great. Plus, on different visits to the winery they helped us get a sense of what had and hadn't worked well at past weddings which helped us plan our own ceremony and reception. When my husband and I unexpectedly moved to Texas three months before the wedding. Black Ankles staff remained responsive and flexible. They made sure we got the wine we wanted for the wedding before they sold out and helped us keep our plans on track.
Everything that had do with Black Ankle went perfectly the day of the wedding. Even though the only alcohol that can be served at Black Ankle Vineyards are their own wines, we heard no grumbles about our lack of bar. Everyone loved the wine. Relatives "who don't usually drink wine" and those "who know their wine" all paid us compliments on our good taste.
Although it was a big plus for us, Black Ankle Vineyards is only ideal for weddings of up to 100 people due to the size of the tasting room. We weren't looking to make our wedding a huge affair so it was absolutely perfect for us.
My husband and I would recommend Black Ankle Vineyards to anyone without a single reservation. Either for a wedding, a trip to simply taste the wine and see the scenery, or participate in its other events anyone will enjoy Black Ankle Vineyards.