Set in the back of 300 acres of rolling hills and absolutely zero road noise, Morningside Inn is the preferred farm wedding venue in Frederick, Maryland for weddings with 200 or fewer guests. From the moment guests pull into the private entrance and begin the mile drive through gorgeous rolling farmland to our barn wedding venue, a sense of calm surrounds as sounds of traffic fade far away. Morningside Inn is one of the favorite outdoor wedding ceremony locations in Frederick because of the gorgeous views, convenient amenities and excellent service.
Whether rain or shine, Morningside Inn weddings are surrounded by the natural beauty of 300 private acres. During an outdoor wedding ceremony, as bride and groom exchange vows on the covered pavilion as guests relax in comfortable chairs on the red brick patio. The outdoor ceremony site is so quiet that many visitors are surprised that such a private Maryland wedding place even exists. In the winter months or in the case of inclement weather, the wedding ceremony is held in the reception room as guests enjoy the same gorgeous view. Guests of Morningside Inn appreciate the beautiful country view and quiet serenity, in fact, customers review Morningside Inn as the perfect wedding venue in Maryland.
Of all the wedding venues in Maryland, Morningside Inn has one of the most spacious bride’s rooms. The “room” is actually two large adjoining rooms with unique and gorgeous furniture. One room is a dressing area. It has a full bathroom with a shower, a wall to wall vanity, two sinks, and plenty of mirrors. It’s a perfect space for the bride and all of her bridesmaids to prepare for the wedding. The other room is a sitting area with a large unique leather couch, four chairs, and cable television. There is also a second full bathroom with steam shower.
Morningside Inn is one of the few Maryland wedding venues that provides such a comfortable room for the groom. The room has a seating area with cable television and a large dressing area with mirrors and a shower. The bride’s room and groom’s room exists on opposite ends of the building. With gorgeous views in every direction, the property is expansive enough to create beautiful outdoor wedding photographs without the groom gaining a peek at the bride!
At Morningside Inn, there are not “wedding packages” to choose from, each celebration is unique! While we do offer many delicious menu choices, our brides are free to create a completely custom menu by meeting with our classically trained chef, Tim Erfourth. Tim prepares every dinner with the freshest ingredients and loves to create unique offerings per bride’s request.
Morningside Inn is not just a wedding venue in Frederick Maryland; it is a unique and serene destination. The dining room is welcoming with natural wood floors, a stone fireplace, and gorgeous natural post & beam vaulted ceilings. Large windows fill the back wall, providing natural light and an expansive view of green rolling hills and three ponds. After dinner, clean up is left to our staff, as guests follow either of the two grand staircases leading to the wedding reception room on the lower level. The reception room has large windows offering panoramic views of the gorgeous grounds. Guests love the change of scenery and opportunity to mingle with other guests after dinner when the party moves to the reception room. Morningside Inn is handicap accessible, and our attentive staff is always happy to aid guests.
With over twenty years of experience, Morningside Inn has the most confident and experienced wedding coordinators in the area. Every bride is provided a complimentary wedding coordinator to assist in wedding planning, rehearsal, ceremony, reception, and send-off. Some wedding venues claim to take care everything, but at Morningside Inn, you can truly relax and enjoy the moment your true love.
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How is Morningside Inn different from other wedding venues in Maryland?
We treat our clients like family and work tirelessly to make sure your event is perfect in every way! This venue checklist provides a simple way to compare Morningside Inn to our competition. Feel free to print and take on your venue tours!
Will there be other wedding/receptions at the same time as my event?
Your wedding day is YOURS; we only host one wedding/reception at a time at our private wedding venue in Maryland.
What time can I arrive for my wedding and reception?
You may arrive a full two hours before your ceremony.
I have an outside wedding planned, what happens in inclement weather?
Anyone considering an outdoor wedding ceremony must have a backup plan! At Morningside Inn, our staff will move your ceremony inside to our window-lined ceremony site, including all decorations, chairs, etc. Relax, we have you covered.
Must I use in-house vendors?
We have a fantastic onsite photographer and florist for your convenience. If you choose to use an outside vendor, they may reference our Vendor Guidelines.
Can I bring in an outside caterer?
When we opened our doors 20 years ago, we allowed outside catering companies. We found that quality varied drastically between catering businesses. We also found that a quality meal is vital to a perfect wedding experience. To ensure a perfect wedding reception, in 1995, we hired Tim Erfourth as our head chef and guests have raved about Morningside Inn food ever since.
Can I bring in outside liquor, beer, or wine?
Maryland State Law prohibits our facility to allow outside liquor, beer or wine and as such all alcoholic beverages served or consumed on the property must be supplied by Morningside Inn. This includes the parking lots.
I have a favorite beer and wine, can I serve these at my wedding?
Is Morningside Inn handicap accessible?
Yes! On your wedding day, our staff can direct guests to ramps that access all levels of Morningside Inn. Our staff is always willing to help guests if needed.
What hotels are near Morningside Inn?
There are many quality hotels to choose from in the Frederick area. Morningside’s wedding planner can help you to decide what hotels are the best fit for your needs and share current group rate special offers.
What time can I have my wedding?
Saturday 11:00 until 3:30 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 until 11:00 p.m.
How long can my wedding & reception last?
Wedding/reception packages include 4 1/2 hours.
Additional 1/2 hour is available for purchase.
Can I bring in candles?
Candles placed in a glass container are allowed as decoration.
Can I hang decorations from the ceiling?
The dining room has a vaulted ceiling with historic wood beams. To maintain the beauty of our facility for all of our clients, we do not allow decorations to be hung from the ceiling.
Can my pet be a part of my wedding ceremony?
Many Morningside brides have included their pet in their outside wedding ceremony! We just ask that after the ceremony, your pet is taken home or back to your hotel as no animals are allowed inside Morningside Inn.
Can I play a wedding slideshow?
Wedding slideshows are a wonderful way to show your guests the story behind the romance. We can set up a table with audio visual equipment to display your video, just discuss this option with your wedding planner.
How can I reserve my wedding & reception date?
Your wedding/reception date and time are locked in when you return your event site fee deposit and a signed contract. Wedding reservations are on a first come, first served basis.
Can you provide Morningside Inn wedding & reception reviews?
Yes! You can find many reviews on this website by following the link at the top of this page. There are also many reviews on social networks.
Is there an ATM on the premises?
There is not an ATM available inside or near our wedding venue. Cash bar events will require guests to have cash on hand.
Does Morningside provide an aisle runner for the ceremony?
We do not provide an aisle runner for our brides. In our twenty-plus years of experience, we have found that it is tough to weigh the runner down outside. Even the smallest breeze can catch the material and blow it around. To ensure the best possible wedding experience, we do not recommend aisle runners.
Do you provide chair covers?
While we do provide over 20 different linen choices, we do not provide seat covers. You are free to rent these from a local vendor.
Do you allow materials that scatter during the ceremony or send off?
We do not allow sparklers, confetti, birdseed or anything else that scatters but bubbles and glow sticks are acceptable.
How many guests should I plan to sit at each dinner table?
We suggest seating 6-8 guests per table in the dining room. 9 is the absolute max.