Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood
All events booked at ThorpeWood are managed by Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood. Julie Castleman, the Owner/Director has been guiding couples through the wedding process since ThorpeWood opened its doors in February 2000. Assistant Director, Lexi Hartner has been assisting with weddings for 9 years. Both Julie and Lexi help guide couples through the planning process, as well as coordinate the wedding rehearsal and run your wedding day. They are a great team and ensure all needs are met as a couple plans the most important moments of their lives, while also helping make their wedding dreams a reality.
ThorpeWood is on 165 pristine acres, located on Catoctin Mountain where couples can have an exquisite event in a natural setting. The stunning, rustic timber-framed lodge has a 30-foot stone fireplace, which can provide a beautiful backdrop for celebration.
ThorpeWood offers numerous outdoor ceremony sites, which include: a Pine Cathedral, an arboretum, a rustic barn, stone bridge, a pavilion, pasture areas, a beautiful willow pond or in the winter months in front of a roaring fire in the Lodge.
Our facility rental rates range from $3,500–$6,800 depending on the day and time of year. We have peak, off peak and winter month rates, and also offer different rates for Friday, Saturday and Sunday weddings. We rent the property for a ceremony only on Sunday’s for $1,000 for 4 hours in December, January, February and March. Cost for a ceremony only in April, July August and November are offered on Sunday’s only for a cost of $1500. The 4 hours includes: 2 hours for getting dressed and pre-ceremony pictures at the lodge (hair and makeup done offsite), 1 hour for ceremony, 1 hour for post-ceremony photo’s on the property. We do not offer ceremony only rentals in our peak wedding months of May, June, September and October unless the date is less than 6 months away, we will offer any remaining dates for a ceremony only at a rate of $1,500.
For all catering needs, we have two exclusive caterers: Canapés Catering and Renaissance Chef. These caterers are happy to work with you to provide catered food for your event. For additional catering information, view our Catering & Vendors page.
Rental fees received by Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood help to support non-profits utilizing ThorpeWood’s grounds and facilities, as well as our Equine Assisted Learning program. You can learn more about ThorpeWood’s mission on their website: www.thorpewood.org.
**Please note that all tours are by appointment only.