Turf Valley Country Club: An Exquisite Wedding Venue in Maryland

There are a lot of amazing perks to being a Maryland photographer. Not only do I get to meet some of the greatest couples around, but I also get the chance to get a firsthand look at some of the dreamiest venues. I understand how stressful it can be when it feels like you’re sifting through a thousand different venue brochures, so I’m here to tell you about some of my favorites and hopefully help you with your search. If you are currently looking for a country club wedding with exquisite views and even better service, I would love to tell you all about Turf Valley Country Club so you can decide if this is the spot for you. 

About The Turf Valley Country Club Wedding Venue

2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

Turf Valley Country Club is part of a luxury recreational complex and part a resort. The center was built in 1960 on a piece of land originally belonging to Charles Carroll’s Doughoregan Manor. In 1978, the grounds were transformed into the Tuft Valley Resort, and a five-star hotel and restaurant were added in 1988. They also added a spa around 10 years later. Since then, the venue has supported the community, whether providing an expansive place to relax or sponsoring popular events such as the Preakness Balloon Festival or the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Their event staff knows how to take a fantastic event and transform it into something truly extraordinary. Your wedding will be no exception! 

Details of wedding bands and engagement ring in a pink box on a table

Details of the Grounds

Whether you prefer a ceremony out in nature or would rather keep some temperature control, Turf Valley Country Club has the ideal spot for you! The gardens give you a stunning space where you can host all your guests and have a serene ceremony. The area has a paved aisle with a circle at the head. There is a pergola that provides shade and can be dressed up with your decorations. The entire area is surrounded by pristine landscaping. 

For inside ceremonies, you can choose from three ballrooms where you can have your dream event. The Terrace on the Green provides an intimate space with floor-to-ceiling windows inviting in natural light. The Cameo Ballroom and the Wedgewood Ballroom can accommodate smaller parties, and the Grand Ballroom can host as large of a ceremony as you’d like. 

Most couples choose to use the venue for their indoor receptions. The Terrace on the Green gives you the feeling of being outside without the worry of uncooperative weather. The three ballrooms give you high ceilings, large windows, and plenty of space for you to dance. They are lit up by elegant chandeliers and can be dressed up with your decorations. 

If you would prefer an intimate outdoor reception, you can speak with the venue about using their patio for this part of your event. 

More Spaces Available For Your Turf Valley Country Club Wedding

If you would like to have an outdoor wedding, you can set up high-top tables around the patio. Your guests will have premium views of the grounds while enjoying your signature drinks. The Terrace in the Green has a bar and can be used for an indoor cocktail hour. 

The venue offers dressing rooms you can use to get ready ahead of your event. Many couples choose to block rooms in the resort, giving you plenty of space to spread out as you get ready. This option will also provide you with a luxurious space to collapse following your event. 

No matter the size of your event, Turf Valley Country Club has the perfect spot for you. The Garden can accommodate up to 240 guests, the Terrace on the Green can accommodate up to 120 guests. The ballrooms can accommodate anywhere from 140-650 guests with the Grand Ballroom offering the most room. 

No matter where you host your wedding, you will have luxurious details that will transform your day. The Gardens feature lush landscaping, including tall trees that will make you feel like you’re in your own oasis. The ballrooms have been elegantly decorated with various color schemes, allowing you to find the one that perfectly matches your vibes. Each of these spaces has detailed ceilings with soft, patterned carpets and a dance floor where you can celebrate. The Terrace has bistro lights going across the ceiling. 

Newlyweds share a smile and intimate moment under a willow tree at their Turf Valley Country Club Wedding

Photography Opportunities

The pristine Turf Valley Country Club land surrounding the resort offers you plenty of photo opportunities you can use for both individual and couple’s portraits. The land near the Gardens gives you a fountain you can use as a backdrop. Many couples also love using the pergola in this area for their pics. The lake has a dock, so you can have portraits overlooking the water. The patios give you an accessible way to have group portraits with the grounds in the background. 

Wedding Details

Beyond providing you with a beautiful space for your wedding, Turf Valley Country Club will also ensure you have everything you need for a seamless day. The venue will help you plan your event and ensure you have everything you need. They have a catering team who will work with you to build the perfect menu. They also have bar services that will care for you throughout the night. You’ll enjoy champagne toast, signature drinks, and house and premium options. The venue has chairs, tables, centerpieces, and audio equipment you can use throughout your day. They also offer barware, flatware, glassware, china, and linens. There is on-site parking and a shuttle that will help your guests get to where they need to be. The resort offers room blocks for out-of-town guests. The venue is pet-friendly and wheelchair-accessible. 

You Deserve The Wedding Of Your Dreams At Turf Valley Country Club

With Turf Valley Country Club, you will have a serene space with fabulous accommodation to plan your dream wedding. And if you need a little help capturing all the details, I would love to connect! I am a Maryland photographer, and I adore working with couples to help them document their weddings. I would love to sit down and talk so you can decide if my style matches yours. If you’d like to learn more, contact me today to chat! 

Newlyweds laugh while walking up the aisle to end their outdoor Turf Valley Country Club Wedding