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Steppingstone Farm Museum

Bel Air , MD
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LOCATION

461 Quaker Bottom
Bel Air, MD 21015 US (map)

PHONE

410-939-2299

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ABOUT US

Steppingstone Farm Museum is happy to host your most special event...

Bring your family and friends together at "Your Country Retreat" on your special day!

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Steppingstone Farm Museum is happy to host your most special event...

Bring your family and friends together at "Your Country Retreat" on your special day!

Steppingstone offers a beautiful venue, great flexibility, and a great value that supports a non-profit educational organization.



Mission: "Steppingstone Farm Museum preserves the Harford County farming culture and artifacts of the turn of the 20th century, educates the public about our agricultural heritage, demonstrates the past through rural arts and crafts, and promotes related educational and community activities." Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Farm, Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
3000
What event services do you offer?
Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Amanda
Wedding:
7/4/2015
4.0/5.0
We loved that we could rent out the entire grounds. We were married on the stage, had dinner under the pavilion, and dancing/dessert in the carriage barn.

The venue is beautiful and we couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else.

Angela was a joy to work with during the planning process. We did run into some issues with the venue staff the day of the wedding but I would still highly recommend the location.

FYI- You may want to consider supplying additional outdoor lighting. The walkway was dark after the sun went down.
We loved that we could rent out the entire grounds. We were married on the stage, had dinner under the pavilion, and Read more...
We loved that we could rent out the entire grounds. We were married on the stage, had dinner under the pavilion, and dancing/dessert in the carriage barn.

The venue is beautiful and we couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else.

Angela was a joy to work with during the planning process. We did run into some issues with the venue staff the day of the wedding but I would still highly recommend the location.

FYI- You may want to consider supplying additional outdoor lighting. The walkway was dark after the sun went down. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Steppingstone Museum was absolutely amazing! The staff was very friendly, quick and easy to communicate with, and super helpful. Our wedding was early June 2015. The venue is stunning, modestly priced, and very remote. Perfect for 50 or 250! We held both ceremony and reception on-site and we could not be more pleased with the outcome!
Our wedding at Steppingstone Museum was absolutely amazing! The staff was very friendly, quick and easy to communicate Read more...
Our wedding at Steppingstone Museum was absolutely amazing! The staff was very friendly, quick and easy to communicate with, and super helpful. Our wedding was early June 2015. The venue is stunning, modestly priced, and very remote. Perfect for 50 or 250! We held both ceremony and reception on-site and we could not be more pleased with the outcome! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
The site is beautiful with so many options of where to hold the ceremony and reception. The newly renovated carriage barn was the prefect spot for our BBQ reception. The venue was exactly what we were looking for. We also liked that the money you pay to rent the space is really a donation, so it goes directly towards helping out the museum. The one big thing I would note is that you might want to hire a wedding coordinator to help out. It is up to you to figure out all the little details and to ensure everything moves along smoothly on your big day. There are so many details you won't realize you need to plan for, so a wedding coordinator would really be helpful.
The site is beautiful with so many options of where to hold the ceremony and reception. The newly renovated carriage barn Read more...
The site is beautiful with so many options of where to hold the ceremony and reception. The newly renovated carriage barn was the prefect spot for our BBQ reception. The venue was exactly what we were looking for. We also liked that the money you pay to rent the space is really a donation, so it goes directly towards helping out the museum. The one big thing I would note is that you might want to hire a wedding coordinator to help out. It is up to you to figure out all the little details and to ensure everything moves along smoothly on your big day. There are so many details you won't realize you need to plan for, so a wedding coordinator would really be helpful. Read less
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Steppingstone Farm Museum responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We loved your BBQ idea and thought you did an excellent job. The museum relies on donations like yours to maintain these beautiful grounds and the historic structures. We wish you all the best for years to come and hope you continue to come back as a member of the museum family!
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/18/2015
3.7/5.0
I just got married on April 18, 2015 at Steppingstone and had an amazing day. The venue was spectacular for a rustic indoor/outdoor wedding. I only had a couple issues with the venue, the main one being trouble reaching people at Steppingstone. We played a lot of phone tag and had to track the staff down a couple of times. Also, I would suggest that if you are getting ready at the site, to bring a sign saying that there is a wedding in progress. Since it is in a state park and open to the public, we had a lot of hikers, walkers, and bikers coming through. It was a little bothersome as my bridal party and I were getting ready to have random people popping in the office to ask for directions. Other than that, they were very flexible and willing to do anything to make the day perfect for my wedding. The site is gorgeous and I can't wait to see all of our pictures from there.
I just got married on April 18, 2015 at Steppingstone and had an amazing day. The venue was spectacular for a rustic Read more...
I just got married on April 18, 2015 at Steppingstone and had an amazing day. The venue was spectacular for a rustic indoor/outdoor wedding. I only had a couple issues with the venue, the main one being trouble reaching people at Steppingstone. We played a lot of phone tag and had to track the staff down a couple of times. Also, I would suggest that if you are getting ready at the site, to bring a sign saying that there is a wedding in progress. Since it is in a state park and open to the public, we had a lot of hikers, walkers, and bikers coming through. It was a little bothersome as my bridal party and I were getting ready to have random people popping in the office to ask for directions. Other than that, they were very flexible and willing to do anything to make the day perfect for my wedding. The site is gorgeous and I can't wait to see all of our pictures from there. Read less
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Steppingstone Farm Museum responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your feedback Melissa! We thought you had a fabulous event. I suspect that someone accidentally unlocked the front door to the visitor's center which normally stays locked for brides getting ready. We are in a state park and have a very small staff as a nonprofit so it can be a little chaotic and we are often out taking care of the grounds and our visitors rather than in the office. We catch up as soon as we can and we see you appreciated all of the work we put into the care of this historic resource. We wish you all the best for years to come and hope to see you often as a member of the museum family.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.8/5.0
The Steppingstone Farm Museum is a beautiful location to have a wedding, and an incredible value.
The Steppingstone Farm Museum is a beautiful location to have a wedding, and an incredible value.
The Steppingstone Farm Museum is a beautiful location to have a wedding, and an incredible value. Read less
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Christi
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Steppingstone Farm Museum was an absolute Beautiful Venue for our wedding day. Angela is always available to answer questions or meet with you on the details of the big day! It is a DIY venue, but has a great spots for ceremony and reception. Pinterest and FB should have previous wedding posts on them to help with the creative juices.
Steppingstone Farm Museum was an absolute Beautiful Venue for our wedding day. Angela is always available to answer Read more...
Steppingstone Farm Museum was an absolute Beautiful Venue for our wedding day. Angela is always available to answer questions or meet with you on the details of the big day! It is a DIY venue, but has a great spots for ceremony and reception. Pinterest and FB should have previous wedding posts on them to help with the creative juices. Read less
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Steppingstone Farm Museum responded with the following comments:

Thanks Christi! You had one of the most beautiful weddings we have seen- a perfect fit for the site. I love working with our brides and helping you make your special day just right in what I consider a very special place. We are so pleased to have you as part of the museum family and love to see you come back and visit!
Thanks,
Angela
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/4/2009
3.8/5.0
The site itself is absolutely gorgeous. You get the whole farm, over 100 acres, and you can have your ceremony and reception where ever you choose. Our ceremony and reception were absolutely gorgeous, thanks to the beautiful scenery and beautiful farm. Like the previous reviewer said, you get free admission to the museum for a year, which is good if you want to attend any events. We were able to get on the property to measure or have meetings whenever we wanted, which was good. The only down side of the whole process was the site coordinator, Diane. She was very difficult to get a hold of, especially in the winter to spring, because she has another business. She seemed to be pretty flexible with meetings, and was able to accommodate last minute meeting requests. We also appreciated the rental suggestions. The only problem came when we accidentally ran over the time that we were supposed to have our reception and Diane flipped out and started yelling at my parents and wedding coordinator. My coordinator tried to buffer between Diane and deal with the situation, but get on Diane's wrong side, and she can be NASTY!!! The site is perfect, but the coordinator isn't...
The site itself is absolutely gorgeous. You get the whole farm, over 100 acres, and you can have your ceremony and Read more...
The site itself is absolutely gorgeous. You get the whole farm, over 100 acres, and you can have your ceremony and reception where ever you choose. Our ceremony and reception were absolutely gorgeous, thanks to the beautiful scenery and beautiful farm. Like the previous reviewer said, you get free admission to the museum for a year, which is good if you want to attend any events. We were able to get on the property to measure or have meetings whenever we wanted, which was good. The only down side of the whole process was the site coordinator, Diane. She was very difficult to get a hold of, especially in the winter to spring, because she has another business. She seemed to be pretty flexible with meetings, and was able to accommodate last minute meeting requests. We also appreciated the rental suggestions. The only problem came when we accidentally ran over the time that we were supposed to have our reception and Diane flipped out and started yelling at my parents and wedding coordinator. My coordinator tried to buffer between Diane and deal with the situation, but get on Diane's wrong side, and she can be NASTY!!! The site is perfect, but the coordinator isn't... Read less
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Steppingstone Farm Museum responded with the following comments:

The museum has been under new management since 2012 and we aim for the best customer service we can provide. We love having brides become members and come back to visit!
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Delicia
Wedding:
6/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Beautiful site, amazing history and wonderful service. I absolutely love this place...the events coordinator is so wonderful, she makes you feel like family. This is the best location for the price. You get the whole facility to use (a small farm) for at least 8 hours. You have to get your own caterer and rentals, but for the outdoor splendor and cost it's worth every cent. You also get free membership to the museum for a year!
Beautiful site, amazing history and wonderful service. I absolutely love this place...the events coordinator is so Read more...
Beautiful site, amazing history and wonderful service. I absolutely love this place...the events coordinator is so wonderful, she makes you feel like family. This is the best location for the price. You get the whole facility to use (a small farm) for at least 8 hours. You have to get your own caterer and rentals, but for the outdoor splendor and cost it's worth every cent. You also get free membership to the museum for a year! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/14/2008
4.1/5.0
This place is great! It is inexpensive, and virtually up to you how you want to plan out your ceremony and reception. They have various outdoor spaces where both can be held, and you can have as little or as many people as you want. They also have lists of vendors they have used, for chair and tent rentals, food etc. if you need some ideas. One time we were supposed to go on a tour and pay our deposit and the woman who was supposed to meet us did not show up, other then that we had no problems with them! A great site if you really want to design your own wedding!
This place is great! It is inexpensive, and virtually up to you how you want to plan out your ceremony and reception. They Read more...
This place is great! It is inexpensive, and virtually up to you how you want to plan out your ceremony and reception. They have various outdoor spaces where both can be held, and you can have as little or as many people as you want. They also have lists of vendors they have used, for chair and tent rentals, food etc. if you need some ideas. One time we were supposed to go on a tour and pay our deposit and the woman who was supposed to meet us did not show up, other then that we had no problems with them! A great site if you really want to design your own wedding! Read less
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