Deep Creek Weddings

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Deep Creek Lake Weddings

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland is a centrally located slice of paradise. Less than a three-hour drive from Washington, DC, Baltimore, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Deep Creek is a meeting place, a family memory, a smile.

Surrounded by mountains, trees, waterfalls and wildflower fields, we are a rural escape from the cities surrounded by natural beauty. If your wedding dream is an intimate lakeside nuptial, a ceremony with an expansive view or a grand affair in the backyard, you can have it here in western Maryland.

A “Deep Creek Wedding” is one where you and your guests can get away from your hectic daily lives and, after a short drive, reconnect with each other while breathing in the fresh mountain air. It is an experience where the businesses you hire will become friends, and the sense of place you’ve come to can be found in the faces of everyone you meet. The experience is simple, easy, and full of fun….just like you.

Explore our vendor partners below and you’ll need to make your wedding day visions come to life.

Kirsten Getz Photography

On the Water: A Lakeside Love Story

Imagine saying “I do” on a dock, with the sun setting over Deep Creek Lake, painting the sky in hues of pink and orange. The gentle lapping of the waves adds a serene soundtrack to your ceremony. For the adventurous couple, consider a boat wedding, exchanging vows on the deck of a beautifully decorated vessel. Reception options are plentiful by the lake, from charming waterfront venues to luxury cruises that allow you to celebrate with your guests amidst panoramic views of the lake and its surrounding natural beauty.

In the Woods: Whispers of Forever Amongst the Trees

For a truly enchanting setting, venture into the woods surrounding Deep Creek Lake. An intimate clearing or a rustic cabin can serve as the perfect venue for a woodland wedding. The natural canopy of leaves and the soft forest floor provide a magical and earthy atmosphere. Enhance the experience with fairy lights, wooden signage, and a ceremony framed by the majestic beauty of towering trees.

In the Woods: Whispers of Forever Amongst the Trees

For a truly enchanting setting, venture into the woods surrounding Deep Creek Lake. An intimate clearing or a rustic cabin can serve as the perfect venue for a woodland wedding. The natural canopy of leaves and the soft forest floor provide a magical and earthy atmosphere. Enhance the experience with fairy lights, wooden signage, and a ceremony framed by the majestic beauty of towering trees.

On a Mountain: Elevated Love

Take your love to new heights by hosting your wedding on one of the many mountains surrounding Deep Creek Lake. The breathtaking views will create an unforgettable backdrop for your ceremony and photos. A sunset or sunrise ceremony will offer the most dramatic skies. Mountain lodges and resorts in the area can accommodate weddings of various sizes, providing a cozy, yet elegant setting for your reception.

In a Field: A Canvas of Possibilities

A field near Deep Creek Lake offers a blank canvas for creating your dream outdoor wedding. With the freedom to design your space from the ground up, you can create an atmosphere that truly reflects your personalities. Whether it’s a casual, picnic-style gathering or a sophisticated tented affair, the open skies and natural beauty of the area provide a stunning setting for your big day.

Just the Two of You: Intimately Yours

A wedding at Deep Creek Lake doesn’t have to be a grand affair. For couples who seek simplicity and intimacy, consider a private ceremony with just the two of you. Choose a spot that holds special meaning or simply one that captures the natural beauty of the area. Whether it’s a quiet corner by the lake, a secluded spot in the woods, or a private cabin, your wedding can be a deeply personal and meaningful event.

Deep Creek Lake Wedding Vendors

Amberlee Christey Photography

With love for all things weddings, Amberlee has had the pleasure of photographing over 200 of them since opening her business in 2007. Her images have been featured in and on the covers of WV Weddings, Corridor and Cowgirls in Style Magazine. Her portrait and lifestyle photography has been featured in over 25 magazines -including three covers there as well. Based in Morgantown, W.Va., since 2007, she has experience with various venues and outdoor locations around North Central West Virginia including Bridgeport and Clarksburg, as well as the Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. areas. Planning a destination wedding? We LOVE to travel! We’ve photographed weddings in Jamaica, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, Montana, New York, Colorado, Hawaii, Delaware, and Virginia and we’d love to go back!


Big Run State Park

Situated at the mouth of the Savage River Reservoir, Big Run State Park is the perfect base camp from which to enjoy the surrounding Savage River State Forest. Campers at Big Run have easy access to fishing, boating, hiking, or hunting opportunities. Autumn visitors have a spectacular view of the changing colors on the surrounding mountain ridges.

The Big Run Pavilion is available year-round for weddings, reunions, and other large group events. It costs $76.75 plus a $6.25 reservation fee. It can accommodate up to 75 people for events between 8:00 A.M. and sunset. Alcohol is permitted with a special permit.

Picnic tables are available in the Day Use area of the park, along Big Run Road at the intersection with Savage River Rd. These tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

10368 Savage River Road

Swanton, MD 21561


Blue Moon Rising

Blue Moon Rising is a unique resort and has been open for 4 years. The team works diligently to provide an equally unique experience for you and your wedding guests. The location is so naturally beautiful; you don’t even need to decorate (but of course you can if you’d like).

89 Blue Moon Rising Way

McHenry, MD 21541


Casselman River Bridge State Park

Casselman River Bridge State Park is a 4-acre parcel popular for picnicking, fly fishing, and photography.

It is on the National Register of Historic Places, built between 1813 and 1817. Penn Alps Restaurant, Cornucopia, and Little Crossings Dips are nearby, along with Spruce Forest Artisan Village, where you just might catch an artist at work carving a bird out of wood or creating pottery.

You are welcome to have your ceremony on the bridge but must be aware that you can not rent the area, and it is open to the public. Parking is limited.

10240 National Pike

Grantsville, MD 21536​


Chanteclaire Farm

Imagine that a single address exists at precisely the intersection of “meant to be” and “ever-after.” Chanteclaire is that spot nestled in the tranquil hills of Western Maryland, near Deep Creek Lake. This is where French country elegance found its perfect complement in the casual, traditional beauty of an American farm.

317 Malachi Way

Friendsville, MD 21531


Deep Creek Lake State Park

Deep Creek Lake State Park is located in Western Maryland’s Garrett County. The park encompasses over 1,800 acres and adjoins Deep Creek Lake Natural Resources Management Area and its 3,900-acre man-made lake. 

898 State Park Road

Swanton, MD 21561​​


Herrington Manor State Park

The park allows weddings and special events on the beach and surrounding areas. Permits are not required, but guests are asked to contact the park to ensure availability. Please e-mail the lead park ranger with your event date, time, and approximate amount of guests.
  • All wedding parties/guests must pay the standard day-use service charges. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, weekends and holidays $3/person for MD residents; $5/person for non-residents. All other times $3/vehicle for MD residents; $5/vehicle for non-residents.
  • Other visitors may be in the area during the event.
222 Herrington Lane
Oakland, MD 21550

Dutch's At Silver Tree

It is our mission to maintain the distinction of being your first choice in dining. Whether it’s a casual luncheon, romantic dinner for two, that special dinner party, or the ultimate reception, our tradition of quality and excellence is assured.

Each day we are striving to improve the high standards already set. All entrées are prepared to your individual order using only the finest quality and freshest products available.

567 Glendale Road

Oakland, MD 21550


In His Image Photography

In His Image Photography is different. It's the place where you come as a client and leave as a friend. Inspired to capture your memories using the beauty and simplicity of our rural surroundings, I can’t express the joy I find in meeting new people that trust me to document their special moments through my lens. Providing a fresh and creative spin on traditional portraits, I ensure that those who book with me will not be disappointed in my images or their investment. I would be honored if you allow In His Image to fulfill your photography needs. 


Jacqie Q Photography

I’m a storyteller and love capturing candid moments. From that first kiss on the biggest day of your life to the chaotic days of parenthood, let me tell your story. We will have fun, run wild, and snap some amazing portraits of your happiest days that will be treasured for generations. Shoot me some details about what you want to be captured, and we will chat about your dream wedding or your family’s unforgettable and crazy fun portrait session. I cover Deep Creek Lake, Cumberland, Frederick, Baltimore, D.C., and beyond! Wandering and traveling is my jam so try me on your location.

Jessica Fike Photography

At Jessica Fike Photography, we aim to produce light-filled, joyful, colorful images and videos that do just that. A love for color, good light, and unique details influences the mix of traditional, editorial, and documentary styles represented in our couples’ final image collections and videos.


Julianna Michelle Photography

I love to make memories and tell stories. Most of all, I love to capture them, naturally. Letting the moments unfold in their own beautiful way. There is nothing more fulfilling than capturing the life, love, and warmth of a single moment, with just one click.

Kirsten Getz Photography

Your destination wedding photographer. Your unique elopement adventure. Your awesome life.

New Germany State Park

New Germany State Park’s visitors frequentl​y call it a “best kept secret.” This mountain gem is nestled between the 2,900 ft. Big Savage Mountain to the east and the eastern Continental Divide along Meadow Mountain to the west. New Germany has diverse forests with ten miles of multi-use trails and a small lake suitable for fishing, swimming, and paddling.

349 Headquarters Lane

Grantsville, MD 21536


Pete’s Photobooth Rentals

Peter Leavesley shares the story of Pete’s Photobooth Rentals: Pete’s Photobooth Rentals started with my daughter’s wedding in June 2017. My daughter Tina and her fiancé Drew met in 2010 while hiking the Appalachian Trail, so they wanted a mountain top/view wedding in Virginia. She wanted to have a photo booth at her wedding, but due to the remoteness of the location, the photo booth rental companies were quite expensive. While helping her research possible rental options, I thought that starting quality and affordable photo booth rental business could be an interesting new venture for me.


Railey Vacations

Browse Railey Vacation’s wide selection of vacation rental homes, cabins, condos, and suites! Find fun activities, information, and tips for kids and adults alike to make your Deep Creek Lake Vacation even better.

Deep Creek Lake is a four-season paradise, offering fun on the lake in the summer sun, stunning autumn colors during fall, fluffy snow for downhill skiing at Wisp Resort, and fresh mountain air in the spring. There's always a reason to escape to the lake! No matter your occasion or reason for visiting, Railey Vacations has the perfect vacation rental for your trip to Deep Creek!

5 Vacation Way

McHenry, MD 21541


Red Barn Inn

Our Inn and grounds are full of awe-inspiring, picture-perfect, swoon-worthy event spaces. In addition to our namesake Red Barn, we’ve also got a pondside venue, an Amish-built Pavillon, and a divine fireside gathering spot. Something for everyone!

184 North Glade Road

Swanton, MD 21561


Sang Run State Park

Step back in time at Sang Run State Park and the Historic Friends Store. A homestead, formerly known as Friends Delight, dates back to the early 1800s. Hike, fish, picnic or sit and relax along the Wild and Scenic Youghiogheny River. A mile-long trail traverses the agricultural farm fields highlighting large old trees, wildflower meadows and passes by a private family cemetery.

Sang Run Pavilion is located next to the Youghiogheny River and is a picturesque setting for large family gatherings, weddings, parties and more. It can accommodate up to 75 people for events between 8:00 AM and Sunset. Alcohol is permitted with a special permit. Cost to rent pavilion is $40 and you are responsible for trash and clean up.

Picnic tables are available near Friends Store and benches are along the Youghiogheny River.

3735 Sang Run Road

McHenry, MD 21541

301-387-5563 (year-round)
301-387-3225 (May –September)

Sunset Wedding Venues

Sunset Wedding Venues is a resort located in the heart of Deep Creek Lake. You may choose one of our options for your wedding ceremony site or reception.

23900 Garrett Highway

McHenry, MD 21541


Swallow Falls State Park

This mountain park is located nine miles north of Oakland, Maryland, and contains some of Maryland’s most breathtaking scenery. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park’s borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling rapids. Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall – a spectacular sight. Tall hemlocks dominate the silent woods. The 1 1/4 mile trail through Swallow Falls guides hikers to some of the most breath-taking scenery in Western Maryland.

  • Wedding ceremonies take place atop the Muddy Creek Falls by the pavilion for the reception.
  • Pavilion is available for $30 on weekends and holidays and $15 on weekdays and non-holidays.

There are also three camper cabins which include electric heat, a mini-fridge, one double bed, and a bunk bed. Reservations are required for all three camper cabins from mid-April until mid-December.

An entrance fee is required for all guests. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, as well as weekends in May, September, and October $3 per person for Maryland residents, $5 for out-of-state residents. All other times $3 per vehicle for Maryland residents, $5 vehicle for out-of-state residents. You can pay the entrance fee ahead of time for your guests if you wish.

Contact Donnie Oates for more information.

2470 Maple Glade Road

Oakland, MD 21550


Suites at Silver Tree

The Suites at Silver Tree is the premier hotel at Deep Creek Lake. With an on-site marina and luxury dining, you'll never stay at another hotel again! Take a look at all our hotel offers here.

565 Glendale Road

Oakland, MD 21550


Taylor-Made Real Estate 45 STANTON LANE OAKLAND

Taylor Made Deep Creek Vacation & Sales

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales is the most innovative Real Estate & Property Management Company in the Deep Creek Lake area. With a wide array of home and cabin rentals from which to choose, we invite you to stay in one of our Deep Creek Lake Vacation Rentals to experience the beauty of Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding mountains.

They also offer wedding-friendly vacation rental homes and a wide variety of lodging options for your special day at Deep Creek Lake.

35 Towne Centre Way
McHenry, MD 21541

The Herrington

Looking for a royal retreat? The Herrington will make you will feel as if you are living in a castle. Whether on a family vacation or a business trip, The Herrington is equipped with multiple gathering rooms and meeting rooms, as well as ten bedrooms, 10 full baths, and 4 half-baths. For family fun, play a game of pool, ping pong, or foosball in the game room. Gather in the in-home theater to spend a night together watching a family favorite film. If visiting for business, gather around the large meeting table in the business room downstairs, with access to the computer room. If more meeting space is needed, utilize the upstairs ballroom with two large hanging projectors, two sofas, two tables seating 24 guests, a wet bar, and access to a computer. Whether your trip to Deep Creek Lake is for business or pleasure, The Herrington has endless features that all will love. Offering an indoor hot tub and pool, two outdoor hot tubs, and over 20 acres of beautiful landscaping to explore, you are going to love your surroundings! Enjoy fishing in the private pond or settle in for lunch inside the island gazebo, equipped with a kitchenette, half bathroom, and fireplace. State parks and historic Oakland are both nearby, as are the tranquil shores of Deep Creek Lake, for all your boating and recreational needs. Call today to book this one-of-a-kind home!

1061 Herrington Manor Road

Oakland, MD 21550

The White Barn at Lucas Farm

The White Barn offers a vintage, whimsical setting that is perfect for your wedding or event. When designing the barn, we kept in mind all the personal touches and aesthetics a couple would dream of. The 40-acre farm offers beauty and tranquility in every place you look. Being the first farm to offer weddings and events in Red House, Maryland, we took into consideration what couples across the country are looking for. Contact us today to schedule a showing. We promise you will leave counting down the days until your wedding at The White Barn at Lucas Farm!

4161 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21550


Twin Tails Event Farm

Twin Tails Event Farm is an all-inclusive wedding venue, with a fully licensed and insured commercial kitchen on-site for an “a la minute” food service experience.

4150 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21550


Windswept Entertainment & Event Rentals

Since 1991 Windswept Entertainment & Event Rentals has been the premier special events rental company in Pittsburgh and its surrounding markets. Our philosophy has been to own a large, diverse inventory of rentals that allow us to produce all aspects of any type of special events such as weddings, corporate events, community days, and galas. Having the rentals available out of our own inventory allows us to control every aspect of an event, including quality of the rentals, creating power and event layouts, and scheduling delivery and removal of the rentals. Working with Windswept makes event planning easy for our customers because they only have to work with one vendor.

4371 Route 30

Latrobe, PA 15650


Wisp Resort

Tucked away in the mountains of Western Maryland, lies Wisp Resort, Maryland's only 4-season ski, golf, and recreational destination resort.

296 Marsh Hill Road

McHenry, MD 21541


Smoke N Mirrors Photography

114 S 3rd Street

Oakland, MD 21550

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