Woodland Weddings, Elopements & Vow Renewals

Begin your new life in the quiet, peaceful setting of the mountains. We’re ideally suited for intimate affairs with a maximum of 75 people and would love to make your wedding not only a special day for you, but an unforgettable event for all of your guests. If you feel our forest locale, unique accommodations, and exceptional service would be the perfect fit for your special day, email the event coordinator or call 301-689-3200.

Banner & above photos from "Savage Romance" styled shoot © Veronica Varos Photography

Photo credit above from real SRL weddings: 1 & 6 ©Lindsay Kuczera Photography | 2-5 & 7-8 ©Vicki Grafton Photography | 9 ©SRL




So you've decided on a romantic ceremony for just the two of you... what better place than the Savage River Lodge! We'd love to host your romantic wedding and our package has all of the special details, so you don't have to worry about a thing on the happiest day of your life. We provide a breathtaking venue for your marriage ceremony, the arranging of the officiant and the ceremony itself, along with one night's lodging for a mini honeymoon. We'll arrange for a beautiful bouquet for the bride and matching boutonniere for the groom. Afterwards, enjoy a $100 dining credit for our restaurant or private in-cabin dining, including a petite wedding cake. Toast the perfect night with chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne. We have an onsite officiant to perform civil ceremonies and can arrange a Christian minister.*

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Intimate wedding - $2,500

Just you, your betrothed, and your closest friends and family. We will handle all of the arrangements, provide the officiant and a basic boutonniere and bouquet. The package also includes one night lodging in a luxury Premier cabin or yurt. While here, you and your guests will have exclusive access to our Library Room for the reception with a Gruet sparkling wine toast for all guests and a petite wedding cake. Celebration menus begin at $25 per person for passed hors d'oeuvres, or $45 and up for buffet and plated-style dinners. We can also create specialty menus, and perfect your vision of the perfect day with a specialty cocktail, floral arrangements, or a custom wedding cake. Intimate Wedding packages are for parties up to 10, including the bride and groom. A reception is required.*

semi-INTIMATE WEDDING - $5,000

Offering the same inclusions and bespoke additions as our Intimate Wedding affairs, for parties of up to 20, including the bride and groom.*

full closure WEDDING - $10,000+

For a truly memorable occasion, reserve exclusive use of the entire property for you and your guests! We can accommodate parties up to 75 with a full closure fee of $10,000. Private use of all Lodge facilities and amenities will be reserved from Friday at 3:00 p.m. through Sunday at noon. Our experienced wedding coordinator will be on hand to assist and facilitate your event, staging the meals, ceremony, reception, and vendor coordination. The Full Closure Wedding Package includes a bridal suite for two nights with complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne. Additional lodging, meals and other charges are not included.*


*Some or all of our packages may have restricted availability for certain days of the week or holiday periods. Please contact us for more information about your desired date.


Trusted Vendors

Over the last fifteen years, we have developed close relationships with other small businesses in the area that take the same care for each and every detail as we do. In planning your event, we would be more than happy to refer you to our favorite florists, photographers, musicians, local wineries and breweries, masseurs and more, who know the Savage River Lodge style to complete your vision. Naturally, we know who to go to for an exquisite cake or perfectly executed filet mignon, and we even have two registered officiants on staff.



Most brides have their wedding venue picked well in advance, but have you thought about the rest of it? The bridal shower, bachelorette party and even getting ready on your big day? We can help your ideas come to life. From a plated dinner or buffet-style, to just dessert and coffee or a Champagne brunch, our celebrations coordinators will work with you to plan the perfect shower. If you're looking for something more low-key for your bachelorette party, consider us as well. We can provide luxury accommodations, a fabulous meal and keep the bubbly flowing all night. Have a wine tasting, paint party, or yoga class with your closest girlfriends - we'll take care of it! 

Our Library Room is the perfect facility for the rehearsal dinner. Once again, we'll work with you to plan your meal; you can party as long as you like, then head up to the cabins for a restful night of sleep. The next day, have your hair and make-up team come to us, we can bring a light brunch up to your cabin while you get ready and send you and your wedding party on your way to the main event. Afterwards, spend your first newly wedded night with us, before jet-setting off to your honeymoon.

And we can't forget the groom! What's more relaxing than a day spent fly fishing with your groomsmen, or on a boat Deep Creek Lake with a few coolers of beer (and our own Mike as your driver) for the groom's bachelor party? After a day spent on the water, come back to our gourmet restaurant for a great meal, more libations and stay in our luxury accommodations.


We would love to learn more about the special event you are planning and how we can help make your dream a reality! 

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*Garrett County, Maryland requires that marriage licenses be issued in Garrett County. There is no residency requirement, but there is a 48-hour waiting period. Licenses are valid for up to six months. Anyone 25 years of age or younger must have a birth certificate and driver's license as proof of age, and parental consent if under 18. If previously married, you will need the exact date and location of the marriage written on the divorce decree or death certificate. Each license is good for six months and has a $40 fee, which can be paid in cash only. To contact Garrett County Clerk of the Circuit Court in Oakland, Md. call 301-334-1937.