You know us … In love with love, and in love with destination weddings.
All of us at Invitations by R Squared are obsessed! In the best possible way, but still … obsessed. This week, we were talking about a couple who had a breath-taking event at the Delaware Art Museum. That moved to discussion of the surrounding states. Then someone said, “Hey, we should tell people about all the cool places in the Mid-Atlantic to host a destination wedding!”
We picked our favorites to share with you.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC – The perfect DC wedding isn’t complete without a cityscape backdrop! From the Pavilion Room to the Rotunda, opportunities abound for amazing photographs of your destination wedding featuring breathtaking views.
Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware – Imagine your guests climbing to the top of Chihuly Bridge, where they can get an up-close and personal view of the colorful glass sculptures on the Persian Window or roaming through the Copeland Sculpture Garden, which features 9 unique pieces of art.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, & Marina – Cambridge, Maryland – Amazing seafood, Old Bay seasoning, and waterfront views of the Choptank River are the perfect setting for whimsical, nautical destination weddings at this 400-room hotel. Amenities include: 3 pools, marina, spa, and 7 restaurants and bars.
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events – Easton, Maryland – A quaint little inn that has it all! Literally. Just minutes from Oxford and St. Michaels (where the movie Wedding Crashers was filmed), your guests will enjoy spending the weekend in this converted 240-year-old plantation house, which features 14 rooms. Say, “I do” on the rooftop terrace, sip on cocktails on the dock, and make your grand entrance as a married couple in the ballroom.
La Massaria at Bella Vista – Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania – Built from the original stables of the farm dating back to 1802, this banquet facility features high-beamed ceilings and lots of windows with views of the 18-hole golf course. Dine on the first floor but dance the night away on the second. Don’t worry, if you break a sweat, you can cool off on the outdoor deck.
The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, Maryland – For the music lovers, who want to take center stage on their big day. A small sampling of legendary artist posters grace the walls, the original crystal chandeliers shine bright like diamonds, and any DJ will gladly perform using the state-of-the-art sound and light system in-house.
Sequoia Restaurant – Washington, DC – Located in downtown Georgetown, this waterfront restaurant along the Potomac River was named after the Presidential Yacht U.S.S. Sequoia. It’s hard to resist the floor to ceiling windows, absolutely amazing light fixtures, not mention the three-story outdoor terrace, mesquite wood burning grill and creative drinks.
Castle Hill Cider – Keswick, Virginia – With multiple indoor and outdoor sites, the possibilities are endless on this historic home’s property. The luscious lawn provides a stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains while the barn features a tasting room where you can serve freshly-brewed cider.
George Peabody Library – Baltimore, Maryland – Astound your guests will six tiers of soaring cast-iron columns, shelves of millions of books, a black and white marble floor, and skylight that caps the central interior of the stack room! We’ve heard of Harry Potter theme destination weddings hosted at this location that were nothing short of … magical.
Early Mountain Vineyards – Madison, Virginia – The focal point inside is clearly the fireplace and oversized mantel. Perfect for more intimate gatherings during the winter months — consider decorating with luminous candles and lanterns, along with your greenery.
Welkinweir Estate – East Nantmeal Township, Pennsylvania – The fragrance of fresh blooming flowers will lead you to the grassy plateau that overlooks a pond on this 192-acre landmark. Did we mention it’s eco-friendly? It’s powered by solar PV panels and a micro-hydro system. Plus, their exclusive caterer’s menus boast ingredients from local farmers too.
Meridian House – Washington, DC – This historic home is well-known for its sheltered garden with more than 40 trees that shade a pebbled courtyard. Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, you may notice it’s the architecture of John Russell Pope, who also designed the National Archives, National Gallery of Art, and Jefferson Memorial.
POMME – Radnor, Pennsylvania – Concerned about matching your contemporary color scheme? This newly-renovated French restaurant, nestled in the woods, was designed with neutral wood tones that will easily complement any type of flowers and decor. Our favorite feature? The pendant lights!
There were so many fantastic locations and venues for Mid-atlantic destination weddings, and we were only able to bring you a sampling of those!
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Give it some thought – the Mid-Atlantic region.
It’s beautiful, and perfect for a destination wedding. Then get in touch! We’d love to chat, and Fran can help you sort out the whole wedding stationery “thing.” We’ve got some darling pieces in our “State” line of stationery suites! You can look at those here.
Your day is going to be magical, memorable and totally just the best day ever!