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       Area businesses and services have the expertise and the experience to make weddings come together beautifully and personally, whether at an all-inclusive resort or a do-it-yourself gathering. Bring the wedding party and your out-of-town guests — Garrett County vendors will do the rest.
The county is home to a large variety of wonderful wedding professionals, along with a great number of venues and vendor services.
Although the venue is usually among
a couple’s first decisions, there are
many more details to settle. Among the wedding-related businesses are florists, caterers, bakers, photographers, printers, entertainment, transportation services, beauty salons and spirit shops, as well as guest lodging.
All of these vendors combine with unique venue choices — from rustic to elegant — for a complete wedding experience.
The convenience of working with local vendors is a great selling point. They know the area and bring this expertise to the event, taking some of the pressure off
the bride and groom. Photographers, for instance, are more familiar with off-the- beaten-path settings for photos. Area transportation services can make suitable recommendations for the types of vehicles needed to transport guests and wedding parties and for the timing of rides.
Garrett County began to flourish as a wedding destination several years ago. Now, the area hosts nearly 400 weddings annually, according to the number of marriage licenses issued in the county.
Over the past several years, there has
been an increase in businesses catering
to weddings, but more apparent is that existing businesses have adapted their wares and services to the wedding trade and also increased their visibility to potential customers. The Garrett County Chamber
of Commerce often assists couples with their wedding plans by connecting them with appropriate Chamber members and providing visitor information.
Garrett County’s popularity as a wedding destination often begins with a sentimental attachment, such as a tradition of vacationing there for years. It’s easy to see why — the area has so much to offer. For instance, the abundance of natural settings satisfies most preferences — including local farms, mountain peaks, waterfront, state park or lodge in a wooded glen.
Garrett County’s proximity to the metropolitan centers of Baltimore, Washington and Pittsburgh, its selection of overnight accommodations and its four-
New Wedding Guide
The Garrett County Wedding Guide is enjoying a second edition in 2019, evidence that destination weddings are
big business
and great fun in Garrett County.
Published two
years ago,
the first guide
reached hundreds of people who requested printed copies, picked up the guide at local and regional visitors centers or accessed the online guide.
The guide includes a photo gallery, venue options, services and businesses that cater to weddings. It also includes information on obtaining a marriage license.
To view or order a guide, visit www.garrettcountyweddings.com. Or call the Chamber of Commerce at 888.387.5237.
season activities all add to its attractiveness. The area also offers entertainment, dining and sightseeing opportunities for those who come for the weekend or extend their stay beyond the wedding festivities.
Garrett County is also popular with couples who elope. Often, they will choose a waterfall setting or a roaring fireplace for winter nuptials and bring a few friends or just each other.
Whatever the size or style, Garrett County promises to be accommodating.
To request more information about hosting your wedding in the Deep Creek area, contact us at 301.387.4386.
                  
       
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