The Mt. Washington Mill Dye House is one of the most unique wedding venues in Maryland. Built in 1810, the Dye House was only the third water-powered cotton mill in America! It was later sold to the Maryland Nut and Bolt Company, which operated in the mill for over 60 years. And now, its original exposed beams and brick provide a rustic and chic backdrop to any celebration. 

Cue the photographer! 

Brilliant local photographer Lauren C says, “I'm always excited to work at Mt. Washington Mill Dye House because it has an incredible staff and amazing architectural details that I can play around with for photos. The exposed brick, wood beam ceiling, industrial style lighting, and different textures everywhere give it a vibe, unlike any other venue.” 

Lauren has a gift for capturing the special moments on a wedding day. Just look at all the dance floor shenanigans she saved at Becca and Erwin’s fun-filled wedding reception!

Your Local Baltimore Wedding

With 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space near downtown Baltimore, this venue is ideal for both local guests and out-of-towners. On-site ceremonies can take place outside in the courtyard in front of well-worn brick and stone. Or it can be held in the industrial-chic interior, as Kasey and Bill chose to do. 

Two indoor rooms can seat up to 200 guests, with space for a dance floor. Or you can have a standing cocktail reception for as many as 400 people in this rustic Maryland wedding venue! Skylights, big windows, and vaulted ceilings keep the inside feeling light and airy, in spite of all the brick and concrete. 

Centrally located along Jones Falls, the Dye House is perfectly situated for a multi-site Baltimore wedding. Sarah and Patrick, for instance, did their first look at Mount Vernon. Then they hopped over to the Loyola University Alumni Chapel for the ceremony, only 3.5 miles away. Finally, they whisked over to the Dye House — an 8-minute drive — for the festivities. 

A Unique Maryland Wedding Venue

Couples don’t have to add much to this rustic Maryland wedding venue for it to shine. Simple table decorations let the antique walls and industrial lighting remain the focal point. 

In fact, all three of the Dye House weddings on Lauren’s website went this route, to great effect. Linens are in simple colors and flower arrangements are small. When you have such a character-rich space, it’s best to let it be what it is.

This unique wedding venue in central Maryland is one of our favorites. Its links to the past make it the perfect place for couples to step into their future.

If you’re getting married at the Dye House, let us know! We can help you to create the perfect soundtrack for your special day.

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Friday, April 17, 2020