Wedding season is rapidly approaching, and we cannot wait! It is our favorite time of year witnessing the joy of a love story unfold in front of family and friends. If you are looking for an eco-friendly destination wedding venue on the east coast, look no further than Blue Moon Rising in McHenry, Maryland. The venue is near the stunning Deep Creek Lake. It is Maryland’s largest lake and the ideal location for romance and adventure tied together.
About Our Eco-Friendly Destination Wedding Venue
Blue Moon Rising is an intimate and eco-friendly destination wedding and reception venue. Our cabins and venue were built through sustainable techniques for a one-of-a-kind experience with as little impact on our natural landscape as possible. Read our full story here to learn more.
Here is all you need to know about our venue:
- Private, gorgeous area of the woods near Deep Creek Lake
- 14 “tiny cabins” available for guests (up to 4 people per cabin)
- Book 3-5 nights for your wedding destination getaway
- Venue holds up to 100 guests
- Dance floor rental from American Rent All out of Cumberland
- Tent Tipi Set Up
- (12) 10’ Rustic Barn Wood Tables
- (28) 8’ Benches for Ceremony & Reception
- Two Rustic Barn Wood Bars
- Lighting for Tipi Tents & Reception Tents
- Decorations available for use
- Dogs are always welcome!
Planning Your Dream East Coast Destination Wedding
Between decor, photography, food and beverage, and everything in between, planning a wedding takes a lot of work. Here is a good starting point for woodland wedding ideas on Pinterest.
Here are some photos of past weddings at Blue Moon Rising for inspiration:
Photographers We Recommend
We have had the privilege of working with incredible local photographers. Here is who we recommend:
- Jacqie Q Photography
- Amberlee Christey Photography
- Jessica Fike Photography
- Brittany Anderson Photography
Things to do Near Deep Creek Lake
In addition, a destination wedding brings intimate time between the wedding couple and their guests. Deep Creek Lake brings many fun activities to enjoy together with your guests. See a full list of activities here.
- Kayaking, Boating & Water Sports
- Hiking Tours
- Group Yoga
- Live Entertainment
- Amazing Local Restaurants
- and more!
Blue Moon Rising Venue Reviews
“I’m so happy we decided to get married here! First off, the venue itself is just beautiful. I loved the setting for the ceremony and reception in the woods but also being close to the lake. Everything the entire weekend was perfect. We hosted a welcome gathering on Friday evening, our wedding on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday. The staff at Blue Moon Rising went above and beyond to accommodate us during our entire stay.” – Jenna E.
“I can’t praise Blue Moon Rising enough. It was perfect – family & friends filling the cabins from Thursday-Sunday. We did our welcome dinner, reception (catered by their sister company Harvest Moon), post wedding bonfire and morning after brunch all on site, letting us really enjoy all that Blue Moon Rising has to offer. We received helpful advice and guidance from the day we booked. They made everything easy and seamless, and even more beautiful than we could’ve ever imagined.” – Leah Y
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Book Your Dream Destination Wedding with BMR!
Blue Moon Rising would be honored to host your east coast destination wedding. To inquire about wedding reservations, use our Contact Us page or call 240-442-5287.