In recent months I have had the pleasure of photographing this immaculate historic wedding venue near Ocean City, Md. The mansion and the grounds it resides on is breathtaking, starting with the grand entrance through the detailed green metal gate. Upon entering you will drive down a crushed white shell drive lined with established oak and maple trees along with free standing street lights reminiscent of the 18th century at it’s best. The drive leads to the stunning mansion with such a story to tell, waiting for the next lucky couple to add yet another chapter. More about Merry Sherwood can be found here www.merrysherwoodplantation.com.
Merry Sherwood has 27 rooms and rises over fifty feet into the sky, dominating the farm and gardened landscape. This pre-Cival War structure was built and designed for lavish parties and for accommodating guests of long duration.
Merry Sherwood is a historic plantation in charming Berlin, Maryland. Originally, it was near 2,000 acres of Tobacco farm, until parceled in the 1960s. The mansion now sits on 19.4 acres, much of it farmed and near 5 acres of manicured grounds with gardens.
Originally, Merry Sherwood was a portion of an early land grant from Lord Baltimore, in the 17th century.
After years of neglect, the present owner purchased the plantation and undertook a five year restoration to bring Merry Sherwood to its original grandeur. It is a three story, five bay, double pile frame structure in the Italianate style complete with projecting cornice and a large cupola, Women of bygone days could look out the cupola windows to spot their men returning to them. In present time, picture your photos as you look out the cupola to spot your groom!
Through the years, the mansion has been furnished with carefully selected antiques of the period to make it the unique venue it is. The ballroom boasts two grand pianos, two working fire places with original marble, hand crafted imported carpets and beautiful lighting.
The mansion continues to host many charity events and now, reopens its doors to weddings and other celebrations.
I look forward to doing to many more engagement sessions and wedding in the near future at what will most definitely become a very popular and prestigious wedding and event venue on Maryland’s eastern shore.