Chanteclaire Farm

This month in Fête Vetted, we take a closer look at one of the most charming wedding venues in the Deep Creek area, Chanteclaire Farm.

Photocredit: Mountain Soul Media

Photocredit: Mountain Soul Media

Chanteclaire Farm brings the casual elegance of the French countryside to an authenticly beautiful American farm.  Couples love the outdoor ceremony setting, and the barn reception that is anything but rustic.  One thing we hear over and over from clients is how stress free their Chanteclaire Farm weddings have been.  The Farm focuses exclusively on weddings, so the care they put into planning and executing is second to none.

Photocredit: Joyeuse Photography

Photocredit: Joyeuse Photography


  • Private location on 100 acres
  • Outdoor Ceremony Location
  • “Plan B” Covered Ceremony Location
  • Onsite farmhouse and cabin available for rent
  • Experienced DJs and Emcees to coordinate the day’s schedule
  • Food and cake prepared onsite
  • Parking for 80+ vehicles
  • 4 finished bathrooms
  • Bonfire "After Party"
Photocredit: Chad Heller

Photocredit: Chad Heller



Chanteclaire Farm has been designed and styled for elegant country weddings.  Clients can personalize the space through floral design and tablescapes, but the majority of the decoration has been thoughtfully prepared by the venue.  The reception space features chivari chairs, chandelier lighting, and antique relics hanging from the walls.  There is natural greenery and fairy lighting draped the length of the room, creating an incredibly romantic effect when the chandeliers are dimmed.  A red canoe serves as the salad bar, and the buffet is made from reclaimed barn wood.  The hardwood floors are gorgeous, so you'll have none of the typical barn worries about stability or splinters.  And unlike barns that are not fully dedicated to weddings, you won't see a bird, bat, or mouse.

Photocredit: Cassidy Duhon Photography

Photocredit: Cassidy Duhon Photography


Despite the barn setting, a wedding at Chanteclaire Farm is far from casual.  Guests in shorts and flip flops would be seriously out of place, but we wouldn't recommend full black tie either. The best looks at Chanteclaire are going to be hip, stylish takes on the tuxedo or a sharp navy or tan suit.  Female guests be advised that the ceremony takes place on grass, so stilettos are not recommended. Need some inspiration for making style choices? Look to the steampunk inspired Silo Bar, whose construction was featured on Renovation Wild on Animal Planet.

Photocredit: Vision Quest Studios

Photocredit: Vision Quest Studios

Ideal Client

Chanteclaire Farm is far from a rent-a-venue.  Clients should expect a great deal of attention to detail from staff in both the planning and execution of their big day.  Because the farm only hosts weddings, it is the perfect venue for clients wanting a stress-free experience. 

The Chanteclaire team takes pride in their knowledge of event flow and timing, and have turned wedding execution into something of a science.  They will certainly let you know if they think your ideas would disrupt or diminish the perfect guest experience.  If you feel the need to control every process and item of decor, this will not be the venue for you.  

Photocredit: Karlo Photography

Photocredit: Karlo Photography


Chanteclaire provides all food for their weddings, including the cakes.  Meals are served as a buffet, where the staff makes each plate as the guest walks through. Clients can provide their own alcoholic beverages.  No open flames are permitted inside the venue.  Clients are free to use decor items from the farm’s sizeable storage room.

Photocredit: Amanda Ivy

Photocredit: Amanda Ivy


If you're interested in hosting your wedding at Chanteclaire Farm, please contact Ann at  If you're interested in having Farmhouse Fête provide your floral design or tablescaping, please contact us at 301-750-6790 or

9 Reasons to Get Married in Deep Creek, Maryland

We may be biased, but here at Farmhouse Fête the general consensus is that there is no more beautiful place to say "I Do" than Deep Creek, Maryland. Here are just a few of the reasons:

1. Location, location, location

Garrett County has long been a top-pick for couples in Pittsburgh, DC, and Baltimore.  We're a two to three hour drive from these cities, which is just far enough away for your guests to feel like they're getting away from it all, without being inconvenient.

2. More than just summer

Many of our brides tell us that they chose Deep Creek for their big day because of fond memories of visiting the lake with family during summer vacation. While summer remains a popular time for tying the knot, there are other beautiful times to host your wedding here.  

If you're dreaming of a Winter wonderland wedding, we're certainly the place for you.  Imagine a dreamy picture captured by your photographer of you and your spouse cuddled up in your wedding duds in the dazzling snow. 

Photocredit: Karlo Photography

Photocredit: Karlo Photography

The beautiful green of the first spring foliage is unlike any other time.  Aim for mid-May to catch the beautiful spring blooms.

Photocredit: Karlo Photography

Photocredit: Karlo Photography

Fall may be the most beautiful season of all, and if you don't believe us ask Good Housekeeping, who named Oakland as one of the 50 Small Towns with the Most Beautiful Fall Foliage this year.  And in 2014 Travel + Leisure listed us in America's Best Towns for Fall Colors.  We love the way a white dress pops against the beautiful fall hues.  To capture the most vibrant colors, schedule your big day during the first half of October, when leaves tend to be at their best.

Photocredit: Karlo Photography

Photocredit: Karlo Photography

3. Gorgeous venues to suit any taste.  

Looking for a combination of French elegance with the casual beauty of an American farm?  Check out Chanteclaire Farm.

Photocredit: Mountain Soul Media

Photocredit: Mountain Soul Media

Wisp Resort is a great choice for large weddings, and has several different venues to chose from such as the McHenry Lodge and Yurt village.  

McHenry Lodge Styled by Farmhouse Fete  Photocredit: Shannon Gray Photography

McHenry Lodge Styled by Farmhouse Fete

Photocredit: Shannon Gray Photography

If you're drawn to the dazzling waters of the lake, there are several options for hosting an outdoor ceremony.

Photocredit: Lauren Smith Photography  Bouquet by Farmhouse Fete

Photocredit: Lauren Smith Photography

Bouquet by Farmhouse Fete

4. Plenty of fun activities to keep the party going.  

Whether your friends and family are into skiing, boating, horse back riding, kayaking, or hiking, there are plenty of activities to turn your wedding day into a wedding weekend that everyone will be talking about for years.  And if shopping is more your group's speed, we have plenty of shops to interest you.  Of course bring them by to see all the goodies here at Farmhouse Fête, and stop by our next door neighbor to the right, Klotz's, for great produce, and our neighbor to the left, Schoolhouse Earth, for unique gift shop items.

An inside view of Farmhouse Fête 

An inside view of Farmhouse Fête 

5. Local Favors

A wedding trend that we love is using local products as a favor for guests.  We have so many local artisans in the area to provide fun and unique favors.  Some of our favorites are local honey and maple syrup.

Photocredit: Cassandra Poling Events

Photocredit: Cassandra Poling Events

6.  Adorable locations for showers and brunches 

Today's weddings have become much more than a one day celebration.  In addition to bridal showers and bachelor/bachelorette parties, many couples host events prior to and after the wedding festivities such as welcome dinners and good-bye brunches.  Consider holding a tasting/pairing experience for your bridal party at Firefly Farms, or a brunch for the ladies at the Deep Creek Lavender Farm, complete with their signature lavender lemonade!  

Deep Creek Lavender Farm Styled by Farmhouse Fete  Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

Deep Creek Lavender Farm Styled by Farmhouse Fete

Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

7. Mind-blowing Wedding Photos

Many couples choose the Deep Creek area for the natural beauty of the area.  This translates into not only a beautiful backdrop for you and your guests to enjoy on your wedding day, but swoon worthy wedding photos to enjoy for a lifetime.

Photocredit: Cassidy Duhon

Photocredit: Cassidy Duhon

8. Vendors Who Care About Your Wedding

When you love weddings and events as much as we do, you learn to appreciate working with people who share your enthusiasm.  We are very lucky to work with a variety of wedding professionals who genuinely care about making your event a beautiful and memorable day for you and your guests.  Although vendor enthusiasm may not be something you've weighed in your planning process thus far, please consider that vendors that are truly engaged in your event are often willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything is picture perfect.

Chanteclaire Owner Leigh Clarke helps a bride clean up after her new husband was enthusiastic with the wedding cake  Photo credit: With Love & Embers Photography

Chanteclaire Owner Leigh Clarke helps a bride clean up after her new husband was enthusiastic with the wedding cake

Photo credit: With Love & Embers Photography

9. A great design and planning resource on site

Here at Farmhouse Fête we pride ourselves on carrying product and creating floral designs that are unique and elegant.  Our clients love that in addition to our florals and decor items for sale, we have larger architectural pieces available for rent.  We are also familiar with local vendors, and our clients have learned to trust our recommendations.  If you're getting married at Deep Creek, make us your first stop in the planning process. Call 301-750-6790 or email to make an appointment.

Styled Shoot at Deep Creek Lavender Farm

lavender farm table

This summer sunny days have been hard to come by, but luckily we found a few dry hours at the end of June during the Deep Creek Lavender Farm's peak growing season to squeeze in a styled shoot with Jessica Fike Photography.  We are so thankful to Jessica for the amazing photos, and especially love the ones featuring her adorable daughter Ally!


We'd also like to thank the Lavender Farm for having us.  Their farm is just perfect for small intimate weddings or showers.  And talk about beautiful!  How could you not be inspired by these beautiful blooms?

At Farmhouse Fête, we pride ourselves on being able to turn any field, yard, barn, or room into a magazine-worthy event.  The pictures in this post show both smaller decor items we carry in the shop, and also larger rentable items that bring structure and visual interest to any space.

Imagine your guests being greeted by our beautiful wooden farm tables and using our large wooden frame as a backdrop for a sweetheart table or guest book display.  We can also create custom back drops based on your ideas and theme.

The possibilities are endless with our collection of tiered trays, cake stands, glassware, and votives.  We love how our simple burlap runner adds a nice touch to the gorgeous wooden table without stealing the show.  We have runners available in a wide variety of fabrics and colors to suit your event.

tiered tray with cupcakes

Our iron trees come in various sizes, and can be used a million different ways!  We especially like hanging votive holders or using them to hang notes for an alternative guest book option.


A few lavender touches in the cupcake wrappers and tied around the flatware were simple yet elegant.

Thanks for checking out our styled shoot.  Please give us a call at 301-750-6790 or email for help in creating a beautiful shower or wedding day.  Check out our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!