523 Water Street, Charlestown, MD 21914
Photos Courtesy of The Wellwood
The Wellwood is a “beautiful waterview venue” and “delivers elegant dining for weeknights, weekends, special occasions and more.”
It is located in historic downtown Charlestown, located in Cecil County. It promises to “enhance the experience of your vows’’ with its “private estate Eagle Point featuring an intimate waterfront ceremony site with a beautifully staged seating arrangement on the bank of the North East River.”
“‘Customized’ is a word we use to describe events at the Wellwood, but it isn’t just a word to us: It’s an attitude,” the Wellwood has written on its Facebook page.
In the Late 1800’s, The Wellwood Club was originally a private Hunting and Fishing Club that was established as “An organization of optimists and humanitarians in the broadest sense. Its purpose is to promote the ‘happy’ habit; to reduce the friction of life to a minimum and increase the pleasure of existence to the maximum; to discourage strife and promote good fellowship.”
Later, The Wellwood became a private Country & Yacht Club, which included a 9-hole golf course, a duck pond, gardens, swimming pool and a 3-story dormitory building. Past members and visitors to The Wellwood included many past politicians and businessmen (local and national) that included Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, and Joseph Cannon. The wooden eagle featured in the restaurant was part of a hand carved bar that was said to have been donated to The Wellwood by President Roosevelt.
Many distinguished personages such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and the great American artist Charles Willson Peale frequented the Town. Washington recorded at least two occasions in which he dined and stayed in Charlestown. Other distinguished Charlestown residents included John Paca, the brother of William Paca and George Read, the father of Charles Read. Both men were signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Little do many know, The Wellwood has deep rooted family history with alongside its prestigious historical founding. ‘Mama Metz’ was a beautiful professional ballerina prior to running the Wellwood Club. You can still see her painting hanging in the formal dining room of the Wellwood Restaurant. Our venue is more than a place, it is a story.
Begin your love story at The Wellwood.
To learn more about the Wellwood, visit wellwoodwedding.com, @WellwoodPavilion on Facebook, or call 410-287-6666.