Not a moment after the proposal, the whirlwind process of planning a wedding rears its ugly head. You must choose a date, try on dresses, select flowers, find a photographer, send invitations and figure out all of the other details that can bombard the unprepared. Many Baltimore-area hotels provide a location for the ceremony and reception, not to mention a place for guests to stay the night. Check out these hotels as soon as possible so you can have the venue, and wedding, of your dreams.
300 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Overlooking the Inner Harbor, the Hyatt Regency is a popular wedding venue, providing more than 40,000 square feet of space with your choice of rooftop space, a harbor view or an elegant ballroom. A thorough wedding planner will assist you during the entire process and be on hand at the wedding so you can enjoy your day. Event decor choices include china, linen and even audio-visual material. Catering services allow for buffets, sit-down dinners, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, kosher options and locally grown produce, all with a complimentary champagne toast. Best of all, the bride and groom receive free honeymoon nights at any of the Hyatt locations, in 45 countries worldwide. Your guests are guaranteed to have a blast. Overnight visitors can enjoy the Hippodrome Theatre, the National Aquarium and downtown shopping within walking distance. The Hyatt offers valet parking, a fitness center, seasonal menus from the Bistro restaurant and lounge, and a pool with a sun deck and a bar.
The Admiral Fell Inn
888 S. Broadway
Baltimore, Md. 21231
This historic hotel, with sections dating back to the 1770s, is perfect for a unique wedding. The romantic, 18th-century furnishings are apparent with Persian rugs, warm fireplaces and cozy beds. For your event, there is a stone room and parlor, rooftop ballroom and outdoor balcony, along with the picturesque Broadway square, cobblestone streets of eclectic Fells Point and views of the harbor. You will even have exclusive access to the Bond Street Pier. This venue accommodates up to 250 guests and can be used from the reception dinner all the way through to the post-wedding brunch. Furthermore, as a fully pet-friendly hotel, guests can bring their furry friends at no additional cost, and you can incorporate Fido into your wedding. A professional team with a dedicated host are always on hand to help make your wedding unique. As the Admiral Fell Inn is also rated as one of the top haunted hotels in America, overnight guests will love the ghost tour of the seven buildings and pub that make up the inn.
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The Inn at the Colonnade
4 W. University Parkway
Baltimore, Md. 21218
Just north of the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, the Inn at the Colonnade will provide you with a wedding coordinator to take you through all of the details of your special day. A menu tasting for four will highlight your choice of a plated dinner in four different price tiers, a buffet with carving stations and pasta bar or a wedding brunch. Hors d’oeuvres and a culinary display highlight the cocktail hour along with a four-hour open bar. Votive candles and table cards adorn each draped table surrounding a beautiful dance floor, with a champagne toast and wedding cake to top it all off. The happy couple gets their own server, a luxury suite for the wedding night and valet parking, while guests will receive discounted rates on rooms and parking. An on-site spa is perfect for the bride and bridesmaids to get hair and make-up services as well as anyone who wants to pamper themselves after the big day. Other features of the inn include a fitness room, tennis court, running track and an indoor pool under a domed glass roof. This pet-friendly hotel is located near the Baltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins Evergreen Museum and Library and the shops at Hampden.
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2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, Md. 21042
If you prefer to be surrounded by lush, green landscapes rather than buildings on your special day, then Turf Valley is the perfect venue. This resort accommodates weddings of all sizes, from an intimate event of 50 guests to hosting a large party of 650. Likewise, there are ballrooms of varying sizes overlooking the golf course, with a private bridal suite or bedecked with gorgeous chandeliers. A delicious selection of menus showcase open bars, hot and cold displays, a sundae bar and even ice sculptures. Turf Valley offers planning assistance along with an impressive list of vendors for fashion, officiants, flowers, photography and videography, musical entertainment and even honeymoon travel arrangements. Your guests will love the onsite spa as well as the Keurig coffee maker found in every overnight room. The new Turf Valley Town Square offers shopping, dining and entertainment, and the hotel is located close to Ellicott City’s historic Main Street.
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