One of Southern Maryland’s newest venues, Weatherly is a 25-acre farm overlooking the Potomac River. With gorgeous sunsets and a 20-mile view from its Maryland shoreline to Virginia, Weatherly Farm offers the perfect setting for a romantic Southern Maryland wedding.
Weatherly Farm is located approximately 5 miles off of Route 301 in Newburg, Maryland. Brick pillars from the original farm, which was built in the early 1900’s, are located at the entrance to the driveway, which is surrounded by open fields. The short drive provides a picturesque view of the Georgian colonial backed by the river and surrounded by mature trees and a barn.
Owners Jim and Denise Edelen purchased the waterfront property to build their dream home in 2006. The original farmhouse, which sat closer to the water, was torn down and the new two-story plantation-style home was constructed further away from the water to provide ample lawn area to host weddings and special events at the rear of the house.
“Our goal is to offer waterfront elegance at a reasonable rate,” says Denise, who states that standard rental of the venue for weddings is for 6 hours and includes use of a private bridal suite with bathroom for the bride and her bridesmaids; the grand foyer of the home for the wedding procession; a large 12 foot by 80 foot porch at the rear of the house which can be used for casual seating or cocktail hour; the property grounds; and up to two hours for rehearsal if the couple plans to have their wedding ceremony at Weatherly.
“We offer about 3 cleared acres near the water which has ample space for both a ceremony and tented reception area. There is also a screened gazebo that is the perfect location for a bar,” added Denise. “Because of the open space, the different types of set-ups that you can arrange on the property are almost limitless.”
Additionally, couples have use of the 100-foot pier and shoreline, which consists of two sandy beaches, and are popular settings for taking wedding day photographs.
Weatherly Farm can accommodate up to 500 guests for an outdoor event and only one event is scheduled per day. Parking areas are located in the mowed open fields at the front of the home. For an additional fee, valet service can be provided so that your guests can be dropped off at the circular driveway in front of the home.
Another option couples have is renting the main level of the home, which can be used to hold an intimate reception, cocktail hour, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower. The grand foyer extends from the front entrance of the house to French doors at the rear of the house that lead to the large back porch. There are two areas on opposite sides of the foyer. One area includes a large open kitchen with commercial grade appliances, a large breakfast bar counter with leather barstools and an adjoining gathering space with a large leather sectional sofa. On the opposite side of the foyer, the large open space offers a variety of seating or dining set-up options.
The Edelens can provide couples with a list of vendors to assist them with everything else they may need for an unforgettable wedding at Weatherly Farm – without many of the stressful details. “We are happy to recommend rental companies to provide set-up and take-down of the tents, tables, chairs and ceremony backdrops as well as full-service caterers that will not only provide options for a casual or elegant reception menu but can provide cleanup service as well,” says Denise.
Denise says that they offer flexibility for vendor set-ups adding that most rental companies will deliver and set up tenting, tables and chairs on Thursday, for a Saturday wedding, while decorators may not arrive until the morning of the event to decorate. “We can help the bride coordinate these types of details so that it is one less thing she has to worry about.”
One of the other special details that Weatherly provides for its brides is use of a bridal suite located on the second floor of the home. A separate side entrance is available so that the bride and her bridal party can make their way to the bridal suite without being seen by guests or the groom. The suite offers a private comfortable place to gather complete with its own bathroom and view of the river and waterfront property.
If you’re looking for an elegant and affordably priced waterfront location in Charles County to host your wedding or special event, you’ll want to visit Weatherly Farm soon. The Edelens tell us that offering those breathtaking views at an affordable price already has them booking the venue two years out.
For more pictures and information about Weatherly Farm, visit their website at www.weatherlyfarmllc.com or contact Denise directly at 301-259-4049 to schedule a visit.
Weatherly Farm, 14145 Banks Odee Road, Newburg, MD 20664