The ThorpeWood lodge and grounds are located 1500 feet up in the Catoctin Mountains and is richly endowed with 155 acres, nestled within more than 18,000 acres of public parks and private preserves.

All events at ThorpeWood are booked and managed by Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood, LLC, owned by Julie Castleman and Lexi Hartner. Both Julie and Lexi enjoy shepherding brides and grooms, making arrangements for corporate groups and assisting with details of many other types of events held at ThorpeWood. Together they have successfully guided more than 800 couples through one of the most important moments in their lives—making their dreams a reality at ThorpeWood.

For more information, contact Lexi Hartner, Assistant Director at info@thorpewood.org or call 301.271.2823, x207. Please note that all tours are by appointment only.


I’m not even sure how to begin to thank you. Everything was perfect!! Thank you so much for putting my mind at ease on Friday when I was initially worried about snow. Thank you for being there every step of the way to make sure things went smoothly. Thank you for just plain being SO NICE! Your knowledge and experience, your can-do attitude, and your obvious determination that Kelly and Mike would have the wedding of their dreams made for a perfect day and we couldn’t be happier with how things turned out. With the snow falling outside, and the beautiful fire and lighting inside, the wedding was like something from a Hollywood set. I can’t imagine a more beautiful venue. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!