What is an Intimate / Elopement Wedding?

Advice from Prosperity Mansion & Farm, an outdoor / garden Maryland wedding venue located in Frederick County Maryland bordering Carroll County Maryland. Prosperity Mansion & Farm is proud to offer dates available for Intimate / Elopement Weddings in 2022.





Intimate Weddings

Elopements are typically more spontaneous. Little planning is done. It can be just the bride and groom or up to 20 guests. The courthouse is quite sterile and impersonal but not a wedding venue like Prosperity Mansion & Farm. Privately exchanging vows at a stunning wedding location may be just the type of ceremony you are looking for. An elopement can take place anywhere so don't book tickets to fly to the Elvis Chapel in Las Vegas just yet! Consider asking wedding venues in your county and neighboring counties if they offer elopements during weekdays. Weekday events are so much less expensive, and dates are usually open. ows. Photos taken at an outdoor / garden wedding venue such as Prosperity Mansion & Farm will capture the beauty and serenity that the courthouse cannot offer. Just because your intimate wedding ceremony only had 20 people does not mean you cannot have a larger reception later. Intimate weddings are a great option for wedding couples who want to splurge on a grand honeymoon or need to wait another year to accumulate the funds to put on a larger celebration at a later time (Strong, 2019). Prosperity Mansion & Farm describes locations and restaurants in their area that you can add onto your special day down below.


Elopements

Elopements are typically more spontaneous. Little planning is done. It can be just the bride and groom or up to 20 guests. The courthouse is quite sterile and impersonal but not a wedding venue like Prosperity Mansion & Farm. Privately exchanging vows at a stunning wedding location may be just the type of ceremony you are looking for. An elopement can take place anywhere so don't book tickets to fly to the Elvis Chapel in Las Vegas just yet! Consider asking wedding venues in your county and neighboring counties if they offer elopements during weekdays. Weekday events are so much less expensive and dates are usually open.


This kind of wedding may only allow few couple guests to attend. If the date you desire is open at your desired wedding venue all you have to do is get dressed, and show up. Engaged couples who have waited through COVID or decided that they want to get married alone might find that eloping is the best option for them. Do not worry about the friends and family you will not be inviting to your special elopement! Invite them to celebrate with you another time (Ceremony Planning Resources, 2020). This is your important life event, so plan it to fit your needs, desires, and budget.


How To Make Your Intimate / Elopement Wedding Extra Special?

-Ask one of your friends or family members to become an officiant so that they are able to marry you (Ceremony Planning Resources, 2020). Moments this important can be made so much more special as your few guests become more involved in your wedding.

-You have the option to be extra creative at this small event. Making your own wedding bouquet is one small detail that could show your personality in pictures. One single bouquet will serve as a souvenir from your intimate / elopement.

-Plan an event following your ceremony. Inviting your guests to dinner at local restaurants can extend the time you spend with your guests (Strong, 2019). Some of our favorites in Downtown Frederick are The Tasting Room, Isabella’s, and Il Porto. You can plan what you and your guests will do to create a memorable night out after your wedding ceremony at this Frederick County Wedding Venue. Take a look at events, shops, and restaurants on downtownfrederick.org to see what the lively downtown area of Frederick has to offer (Downtown Frederick Partnership, 2020). Another location you might consider visiting is historical Gettysburg. Only 30 mins away from our outdoor wedding venue, this town offers locations like Dobbin House Tavern and multiple pubs.

-Spend the night with or without your guests at a nearby location. There are many options within 30 minutes of Prosperity Mansion & Farm to stay at including various hotel chains, historical B&B’s, or Airbnb’s closer to the city.

Make the most out of what you do on your remarkable day by researching areas nearby the wedding venue you choose for your Intimate / Elopement.


Why Shouldn’t You Just Get Married at the Courthouse?

It is possible to start your marriage off without any extra financial burdens from a large wedding, but the courthouse is not your only option. Courthouse weddings are great in a time crunch, but don’t provide a picturesque background for the wedding couple’s first kiss. This environment may not be ideal to create a romantic mood for you and your wedding guests. Some wedding couples arrive at their appointment and find that the judge supposed to be marrying them is running late (Sheets, 2021). Avoid this by booking a 1–2-hour slot at a wedding venue nearby. Weddings are about spending a unique life moment with the people you love most in the world. So, take your time when considering all wedding venue options in your budget! Outdoor wedding venues like Prosperity Mansion and Farm, offer Intimate / Elopements to appeal to budget-conscious wedding couples.

Choosing the Right Kind of Wedding.

Intimate Weddings and Elopements are a new wedding package that Prosperity Mansion & Farm offer. There are so many factors you need to consider while making decisions for your wedding day. The intentions that a wedding couple have for their “Big Day '' will help guide them when booking the correct length and type of wedding. If you are looking for a spontaneous and low-key wedding that doesn’t require much effort, time, or funds please consider Intimate Weddings and Elopements. Let us at Prosperity Mansion & Farm, an outdoor / garden Maryland wedding venue, share in your special day!


Invite your closest friends and family, up to 20 people all together, to this wedding for an unforgettable ceremony. During your block of time, you and your small party can take photos throughout this unique, garden wedding venue without any interruption. Intimate / Elopement weddings can be just as memorable as a full day dream wedding. The celebration of the wedding couple could take place later that day or even later that year. You will save money when booking this type of wedding without missing out on some of the things that an outdoor wedding venue provides. Prosperity Mansion & Farm offers this kind of event to make use of our gorgeous, garden wedding venue in the current year to fill in open wedding days. During the wedding season there are many weekdays open to choose this affordable package. Some venues may offer weekend dates for an intimate or elopement. This flexible option became more common during COVID when engaged couples were unaware of the future. Intimate / Elopement weddings are here to stay due to their ease and affordability. If your intentions for your wedding day are no stress, no drama, then an Intimate / Elopement might be right for you.


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Prosperity Mansion & Farm is committed to providing a beautiful wedding venue that is affordable to all couples. Our budget friendly venue allows you to celebrate your big day and then move on to the next phase of your relationship without financial burdens.

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Citations

Ceremony Planning Resources. (2020, September 19). How to plan an Intimate wedding. Adventure Instead. Retrieved April 7, 2022, from https://adventureinstead.com/how-to-plan-an-intimate-wedding/#:~:text=Intimate%20weddings%20(also%20called%20micro,along%20on%20their%20wedding%20day.

Downtown Frederick Partnership. (2020, October 14). Home • Downtown Frederick Partnership. Downtown Frederick Partnership. Retrieved April 14, 2022, from https://downtownfrederick.org/

Events By Keenda. (2019, April 18). Intimate wedding - 5 reasons why you should have One. Wedding Planner London | Small Wedding | Elopement | Outdoor Wedding. Retrieved April 7, 2022, from https://eventsbykeenda.com/intimate-wedding/

Sheets, K. (2021, March 10). How to have a perfect courthouse wedding. Yeah Weddings. Retrieved April 7, 2022, from https://www.yeahweddings.com/get-married-at-courthouse/

Strong, R. (2019, February 26). You should have a small wedding, if these 5 reasons speak to you. Elite Daily. Retrieved April 7, 2022, from https://www.elitedaily.com/p/should-i-have-a-small-wedding-5-reasons-why-its-right-for-you-16175932#:~:text=By%20keeping%20the%20affair%20small,plan%20a%20more%20lavish%20celebration.

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