By: Sophie Normand
Whitehall is one of the premier wedding venues in the DMV, with acres of land and gorgeous waterfront views. We think it’s the most beautiful spot in Annapolis—but we might be a bit biased. This week, we’re talking about all things Whitehall, so that you can see why we love it so much, and how this could be the perfect venue for your special day.
Built on over 130 acres of land, Whitehall sits along the banks of Meredith Creek, Whitehall Creek, and Whitehall Bay. Designed by the same architect who designed the Maryland State Capitol in Annapolis, the house is heralded as one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in the country.
Time to brush up on your American history: do you know who the last Provincial Governor of Maryland was? You might be wondering what this piece of Americana has to do with wedding venues, but bear with me…Whitehall was originally built to be the official residence of Governor Horatio Sharpe, the last Provincial Governor of Maryland! Prior to the start of the American Revolution, Governor Sharpe bought the land and had the majestic manor built to be his residence. He sold Whitehall after the Revolution began, and the house was privately owned by several different families over the years, including one family that owned it for 116 years!
Today, the house is a designated historic site in Maryland and is managed by a non-profit foundation that works to preserve the house and its grounds. It has become one of the most coveted wedding venues in the area, thanks to the backdrop of the gorgeous historic manor, the stunning waterfront, and the quiet, secluded area.
Since the house is a designated historic site, guests aren’t allowed to be inside the house. But, with over 130 acres of land, there’s no shortage of space outside for tents, wedding ceremonies, and celebrations. With the importance of social distancing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Whitehall is the perfect place for your socially distant wedding!
IMPACT Collective is proud to work with the Whitehall team to coordinate stunning weddings and events on the grounds. Currently, we’ve partnered with some of the top wedding vendors in the area to bring The Intimate Wedding Experience at Whitehall Annapolis. These packages offer semi-customizable options for couples looking for micro or mini weddings to keep things small and intimate. Couples can choose their color palette and have a say in some of the menu offerings, and the rest is taken care of by the experts! Not only do you get to work with the best in the business without the stress of wedding planning, but you get Whitehall as your venue, and there’s no better place to get married (according to us).
I could list a million reasons why Whitehall is the perfect wedding venue, but the best way to see that is to…well, see it! We’re still offering tours of the property, with enhanced COVID-19 measures, so contact us today to visit your future wedding venue!