Intimate and expansive. Rustic, renovated and restored. Historic Cold Saturday Farm has several indoor and outdoor wedding venue options for a one-of-a-kind event.
The Orchard Barn
1,700 sq ft / Capacity: 100
Two centuries ago, this elevated perch was an orchard with more than 300 flowering apple, pear, cherry, apricot and plum trees. Today, this spot overlooking field and forest is home to the aptly-named Orchard Barn, which was used to store hay and feed for the farm’s thriving cattle business in the mid-20th century. In 2012, the soaring space with stacked windows looking down on Beaver Run was renovated for a family wedding. Cedar was sourced from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania to upgrade the flooring, gable roof, and ceiling accented with exposed timber beams and iron chandeliers. This rustic venue can be an intimate space with centerpieces displayed on the elevated alleys and lit votives along the walls, or open up the floor-to-ceiling barn doors for a wide-open view of the grounds. Thanks to its façade and original silo, the Orchard Barn is arguably Cold Saturday’s most photogenic venue – ideal for a classic barn wedding.
30,000 sq ft / Capacity: 250
To the north, an ivy-strewn stone wall leading to an arched gate hidden among drooping spruces. To the south, the historic Manor House and its circular, brick terrace. On all other sides, bougainvillea, ornamental grasses, hemlock, maple, and century-old sweet gum trees create an open-air arbor in this lush, manicured lawn. At the heart of the space is The Gazebo, built by hand by Cold Saturday owner Garnet Bean and his son Aaron for a family farm wedding in 2002. A downed cedar tree was salvaged and repurposed into a covered pavilion for romantic nuptials and friendly gatherings alike, a wildflower garden serving as its backdrop. The Green, one of several outdoor wedding venues on the property, can summon magic for a cozy cocktail hour around the gazebo or terrace, or a large outdoor ceremony where market lights match the constellations – easy to spot thanks to a night sky untainted by city lights.
7,000 sq ft / Capacity: 250
This is our most requested outdoor wedding venue – and for good reason. The paved, tented Overlook has the best view on Cold Saturday Farm: a panorama that includes hillsides, horse fields, granite outcroppings, the covered bridge, the original Carriage Road, and Beaver Run, the creek that, according to the Westminster Democratic Advocate in 1883, “meanders through the meadows like a broad fillet of silver.” Imagine walking hand in hand with your soulmate down the brick walkway from the Manor House terrace, being greeted by cheering family and friends, then having your first dance as the sun sets over the sycamores. Love is everywhere on Cold Saturday Farm, but it burns no brighter than it does at The Overlook, the perfect farm wedding site.
1,600 sq ft / Capacity: 50
In the earliest days of Cold Saturday Farm, the Carriage House was exactly that: a four-stall storage barn for those arriving by horse-and-carriage from the port of Baltimore and other 18th century townships. Today, the Carriage House is anything but. The wood-shingled wedding venue is outfitted in knotty pine, and features three sliding doors that open up your event to views of the farm and Beaver Run. In keeping with Cold Saturday’s rustic vibe, The Carriage House features vintage memorabilia and décor: antique sports equipment, taxidermy, wood carvings, and retro advertising signs. The Carriage House has its own lawn and firepit, and is just steps away from the Orchard Barn, and outdoor wedding venues The Green and The Overlook. Its versatility makes it perfect for intimate barn weddings, rehearsal dinners, tea parties, wine and cigar tastings, post-wedding soirees, and Sunday brunches.
The Manor House
Older than America, the 10,000-square-foot, three-story, rubblestone Manor House was built in 1770. It is an expertly restored and preserved rustic colonial home with all the requisite art, design and furnishings. Interior renovations to the Manor House will continue over the next two seasons to fully optimize the space for bridal parties and other events. The first story is currently available for photography and pre-ceremony. For those that choose The Green for their outdoor wedding venue, the Manor House can be utilized for grand entrances for couples and their wedding parties.
There are other locations on Cold Saturday Farm that are perfect for smaller events, unique photo ops and more. Ask us about:
The Stone Bridge
The iconic and picturesque photo-op for your dream farm wedding.
Rustic stone building next to the Manor House.
The Log Cabin
Authentic bungalow perfect for groomsmen or bridesmaids.
Cold Saturday is an unparalleled property in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area, and it can be yours for your wedding or special event. We look forward to sharing Cold Saturday Farm with you.