The Must-See Historic Antrim 1844 Wedding Venue in Maryland!

Finding the perfect venue for your wedding can feel like such a challenging endeavor. From romantic gardens to storied estates, there are so many options, and it can seem nearly impossible to find the one that will best match your style. Lucky for you, I’m here to help you out! As a Baltimore wedding photographer, I have worked with some amazing venues, and I want to help you find the best of the best. If you are on the search for a historic estate with world-class accommodations, let me tell you all about the Antrim 1844 wedding venue and why I think this might just be the venue for you!  

About The Antrim 1844 Wedding Venue

30 Trevanion Road, Taneytown, Maryland 21787

The Antrim 1844 wedding venue was originally settled by Joseph McKaleb in 1770. An immigrant from County Antrim, Ireland, Joseph built a small stone estate on the land where he lived until his death in 1803. The house was inherited by his son and eventually his granddaughter, Margaret Ann McKaleb, as well as her husband, Major Andrew G. Ege. The couple built the brick estate between the years of 1844-1947. The house was sold shortly after Margaret’s death, and they went on to live a rich life. It was eyed as a Civil War battleground in 1861, served as the home for a future Supreme Court Chief Justice in the 1880s, and received national historic recognition in 1961. It remained vacant until it was purchased by Dot and Richard Mollett in 2007. The couple went to work lovingly, restoring the property and transforming it into a beloved inn. 

A pair of white shoes sits on a table under a veil

Details of the Grounds

Antrim 1844 gives you a number of refined spaces for your wedding ceremony. The property rests on over 24 acres and features meticulously manicured lawns as well as lush gardens. The English Tea Rose Garden remains the best spot for outdoor weddings. Here, you become surrounded by over 80 rose varieties. A paved aisle runs through this area, and you can set up your chairs on either side of the grass. The space is enhanced by tranquil fountains and meditation ponds, as well as trees and shrubs. The team will help you find the ideal space for your ceremony. 

For an indoor space, you can use the Glass Enclosed Pavilion in the midst of the gardens. This space features large windows, wooden floors, white walls, and white ceilings. Your guests will have clear views of the landscaping, and you can come in from the gardens for a grand entrance. 

The inn also has a patio where you can set up a reception. This space contains some of the best views of the garden while giving you a designated spot for dining and dancing. Plus, you’ll remain near the estate for amenities such as restrooms.

For indoor receptions, you will have several options. One of the most popular spots is the Pavilion Ballroom. This space is adjacent to the Glass Enclosed Pavilion and gives you plenty of space to spread out and celebrate with all of your favorite people! For more intimate dinners, you can use the Formal Dining Room. This space features burgundy curtains and gold damask wallpaper alongside a classic fireplace. You can also use the McCaleb Room with its teal walls and brick floors. 

A groom kisses his bride on a windy lawn at sunset while she smiles to her colorful bouquet and veil at their Antrim 1844 Wedding

Cocktail Hour And Beyond

You should consider The Antrim 1844 Pool for an outdoor wedding cocktail hour. This area features annuals, perennials, cherry trees, and a gazebo. Pool chairs are available for your guests to relax and enjoy a cocktail. You can reserve the mansion’s drawing room for an indoor cocktail hour. This space features 14-foot ceilings, comfortable furniture, marble mantles, and brass chandeliers. 

The Antrim 1844 estate features several houses full of rooms you can reserve prior to your event. You can reserve several suites where the parties can relax and sip champagne while putting on the finishing touches. The rooms remain traditionally decorated and feature large windows with natural lighting for your portraits.

The English Tea Rose Garden will hold up to 250 guests, while the Pavilion Ballroom will hold up to 220 guests. The Glass Enclosed Pavilion will hold up to 180 guests, and the McCaleb Room can accommodate up to 100 guests. 

Antrim 1844 has been lovingly restored to provide you with a historic yet modern space. The rooms feature high ceilings, crown molding, and medallions surrounding the lighting structures. The exterior of the house features a large covered front porch that extends the length of the building. The land has been brilliantly landscaped, so you’ll have vibrant colors throughout the warmer seasons. 

A bride smiles while holding her pink rose bouquet at her Antrim 1844 Wedding

Photography Opportunities

The Antrim 1844 has designated spots for your wedding portraits. The secluded Boxwood Garden features pergolas, verdant plants, and trees. This is the ideal place for both group and individual portraits. Similarly, The Pool provides an airy and romantic place for quiet couple portraits. The house’s front porch and indoor staircases work well for first look portraits.  

A bride sits on a bed and lifts her dress to show off her shoes at her Antrim 1844 Wedding

Wedding Details

The Antrim 1844 goes out of its way to provide you with all the wedding accommodations you need. The on-site restaurant will help you craft the perfect menu for your event. You can choose hors d’oeuvres, plated meals, and buffet options. You will have premium bar services that will keep your party going all through the night. For outdoor receptions, you can set up a tent to ensure you can keep your party safe from the sun or the rain. The inn offers 40 guest rooms you can reserve for your guests. With this option, you will have the perfect place for travelers to rest the weekend of your wedding. 

You Will Love Celebrating Your Love At The Antrim 1844 Wedding Venue

Antrim 1844 wedding venue is the ideal space for your historic Baltimore wedding. This legendary space was thoughtfully preserved to give you exceptional accommodations, traditional interiors, and lush gardens. And if you need the perfect way to preserve all those details, I would love to connect! I am a Baltimore photographer, and I adore working with couples to help them remember every bit of their wedding day. If you have been searching for the perfect person to help you capture your wedding day, I would love to have a conversation and show you my portfolio so you can decide whether I’m the one for you. Let’s chat today!

A pink rose bouquet sits in an antique chair with the veil at an Antrim 1844 Wedding