By Eleanor Pratt
Photography by JennQuinn Creative
Located on a scenic and historic waterfront, Sparrows Point Country Club in Baltimore, Md., makes for an ideal wedding venue.
The venue’s history dates back to the War of 1812 when British soldiers sought refuge in a farmhouse on the shores of Jones Creek. Over 100 years later, the home was converted to become the first clubhouse of the Sparrows Point Country Club. This clubhouse has since been expanded to what we find today: a 250-acre waterfront property where Sparrows Point hosts outside events, weddings and casual to fine dining experiences.
What makes Sparrows Point such an excellent wedding venue? Director of Sales for Membership and Events Kiersten Moore noted the club’s location.
“It really is a hidden gem with the beautiful waterfront views that we offer along with views of the golf course,” she said. Furthermore, the venue also boasts a bridge that has views of the water and golf course, creating a great place for photo opportunities.
According to Moore, couples who choose Sparrows Point as their venue can expect a great team to work with throughout the entire planning process. The venue helps in developing a timeline, finding vendors if needed, and providing chairs, linens, glassware, china and more.
Sparrows Point packages feature a one wedding per day policy and four or five-hour receptions for each wedding. Couples can choose between seated or buffet-style dining, as well as stationary or passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hours. Food is prepared by an executive chef who specializes in both gourmet and traditional cuisine.
“Basically the only thing the couple needs to bring themselves are decorations,” said Moore. “Our staff sets up everything and breaks everything down, leaving [the couple] only responsible for the decor that they bring.”
All weddings have been incredibly memorable at Sparrows Point, but one story, in particular, stands out to Moore. Due to their wedding being held during the COVID-19 pandemic, a couple had multiple last-minute setbacks and cancellations, resulting in them having only about 25 people on their actual day.
However, in a happy twist, the couple decided to hold a vow renewal in 2022 at Sparrows Point with over 200 guests attending from all over the country.
“It was great to see something that was not such a great time for them turn into something later that was everything they wanted it to be,” said Moore.
Overall, with its waterfront views, dedicated staff, and history providing tailored and attentive wedding experiences, Sparrows Point will help create memories to last a lifetime for any couple who chooses to spend their big day at this venue.