Romantic Elopements at Savage River Lodge

What do you think of when you hear the word “elopement”? No doubt you picture all the noise and lights of Las Vegas… chapels with neon lights and Elvis escorting would-be brides down the alter. Others picture the loud salsa music of Key West where you can party till dawn with dozens of strangers while the tequila flows. And while that might be exciting for some, you may crave a different type of clandestine escape…where you can tune the rest of the world out and focus on the most important part of your special day: each other.

Savage River Lodge offers a more intimate setting for the private or semi-private exchange of your vows and the beauty of its rustic setting serves as a gorgeous backdrop that is more unique than the inside of any chapel or courthouse ever could be.

Whether a June wedding is your vision or a lovely winter wedding is your dream come true, each season the mountains of Western Maryland offers its own unique beauty: from hues of red and gold in the autumn months to lush green sprinkled with an array of wildflowers in the spring. There is no bad time for wedded bliss at Savage River Lodge!

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We know that personal touches go a long way, so there are a variety of options available to you. Add a couples’ massage to your stay the night before the wedding to calm those pre-wedding jitters. Or if nature calms you, take a relaxing walk along one of our lovely nature trails and return to the rocking chairs on the porch of your luxury cabin. If you invited a few close friends and family members, perhaps everyone would enjoy a special wine and cheese tasting – it’s your day!

Also, no celebration is complete without food. Want a candle lit dinner on the back deck? Or how about a cozy meal next to our gorgeous fireplace? We’ve got you covered! Or if you prefer a more intimate dinner, we will deliver it right to your cabin or yurt and you can relax and enjoy your own private gourmet nosh complete with champagne.


We offer several elopement packages including stays in our gorgeous sustainable and eco-friendly yurts or cozy luxury cabins where you can surround yourself in nature for the ultimate romantic retreat, and there’s no wait for the honeymoon to begin. Plus, we handle all the details, so your experience is stress free!  We provide an officiant and flowers for the bride & groom as well as other unique touches such as souvenir etched wine glasses, chocolate covered strawberries and top-notch wine selections. Not even Elvis does that!

So, if the clamor and crowds of Sin City and Tahoe are not your style and you are hoping to redefine “elopement” with your love, join us at Savage River Lodge where the wildflowers will be your decorations, music will be provided by the mountain songbirds and the resident wildlife will be your only audience. Romance and tranquility await you at SRL!


To learn more about Lodge special event services, visit our Wedding page or email for a personal consultation.



Photo credits 1-3: Vicki Grafton Photography, 4: Veronica Varos Photography, 5: Lindsay Kuczera Photography






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