Merry Sherwood Wedding Venue

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.

Historic Merry Sherwood Plantation is now Berlin Maryland’s newest wedding venues.

Historic Merry Sherwood Plantation is now Berlin Maryland’s newest wedding venues.

Engagement session at Merry Sherwood in Berlin Md. Hair and makeup expertly done by  https://allaboutusalonandspa.com .

Engagement session at Merry Sherwood in Berlin Md. Hair and makeup expertly done by https://allaboutusalonandspa.com.

An engaged couple share a kiss in front of the green metal gate leading to the historic Merry Sherwood wedding venue near Ocean City Maryland.

An engaged couple share a kiss in front of the green metal gate leading to the historic Merry Sherwood wedding venue near Ocean City Maryland.

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.

Romantic engagement session on the historic grounds of Merry Sherwood, Berlin Marylands premier wedding venue.

Romantic engagement session on the historic grounds of Merry Sherwood, Berlin Marylands premier wedding venue.

Historic Merry Sherwood Plantation opened last year as a premier Maryland wedding venue.

Historic Merry Sherwood Plantation opened last year as a premier Maryland wedding venue.

Engaged couple Jairo and Alicia bathe in the glowing sunset in the gardens of Merry Sherwood.

Engaged couple Jairo and Alicia bathe in the glowing sunset in the gardens of Merry Sherwood.

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.

Beautiful engagement session on the grounds of Merry Sherwood. The gardens are painstakingly cared for with the utmost attention to detail and clear thought of the time period.

Beautiful engagement session on the grounds of Merry Sherwood. The gardens are painstakingly cared for with the utmost attention to detail and clear thought of the time period.

The happy engaged couple share in a moment under the glow of the setting sun in the historic Maryland garden of Merry Sherwood plantation.

The happy engaged couple share in a moment under the glow of the setting sun in the historic Maryland garden of Merry Sherwood plantation.

One of the 27 bedrooms in Merry Sherwood open to guests for destination weddings and events.

One of the 27 bedrooms in Merry Sherwood open to guests for destination weddings and events.

Engagement session at the historic wedding venue near Ocean City Md

Engagement session at the historic wedding venue near Ocean City Md

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!

Sun room beautifully staged with furniture and accents indicative of the 18th century.

Sun room beautifully staged with furniture and accents indicative of the 18th century.

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.

A lovely couple kiss under the pergola during their engagement shoot at sunset on the grounds of the historic Maryland wedding venue in Berlin.

A lovely couple kiss under the pergola during their engagement shoot at sunset on the grounds of the historic Maryland wedding venue in Berlin.

The mansions owners Ruth and Jim hired a team of interior designers specialized in 18th century decor and design to furnish the Maryland wedding venue with unique and priceless antiques and collectibles.

The mansions owners Ruth and Jim hired a team of interior designers specialized in 18th century decor and design to furnish the Maryland wedding venue with unique and priceless antiques and collectibles.

As a photographer, I am drawn to this staircase as I can easily imagine a bride with a long train cream or white wedding dress walking down for a first look with her groom at this amazing gem of a venue on Maryland’s eastern shore.

As a photographer, I am drawn to this staircase as I can easily imagine a bride with a long train cream or white wedding dress walking down for a first look with her groom at this amazing gem of a venue on Maryland’s eastern shore.

A sweet couple sits on the side porch during their engagement photo session near Ocean City Maryland.

A sweet couple sits on the side porch during their engagement photo session near Ocean City Maryland.

The mansion continues to host many charity events and now, reopens its doors to weddings and other celebrations.

Even the mansion’s den has been meticulously furnished with great attention to detail in this historic Maryland mansion.

Even the mansion’s den has been meticulously furnished with great attention to detail in this historic Maryland mansion.

Engagement portrait taken on one of the many brick paths and gardens surrounding the mansion at Merry Sherwood in Berlin Md.

Engagement portrait taken on one of the many brick paths and gardens surrounding the mansion at Merry Sherwood in Berlin Md.

I saw this chance to try for this creative shot through the 18th century screen door on a whim as we were leaving the property. I love finding new creative angles and foregrounds to make a photo more interesting and to help tell the couple’s story.

I saw this chance to try for this creative shot through the 18th century screen door on a whim as we were leaving the property. I love finding new creative angles and foregrounds to make a photo more interesting and to help tell the couple’s story.

Perfect for engagement sessions and lavish weddings and events, Merry Sherwood will surely leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Perfect for engagement sessions and lavish weddings and events, Merry Sherwood will surely leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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.