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    Getting to Know the City of Baltimore

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Baltimore, Maryland’s largest city with more than 600,000 people, was founded more than 280 years ago. To learn more about Baltimore and what makes it a famous city with so much to offer, watch the video clip.

    One of Baltimore’s most amazing transformations occurred in the 1970s, when its waterfront was re-energized with new hotels, facilities, and tourism. Today in Baltimore you can see the only remaining civil war vessel, the USS Constellation. Baltimore offers both family fun in the daytime and romantic restaurants at night. Historic museums and buildings are found all over Baltimore.

    A short trip from Baltimore will take you to Turf Valley, a hotel, golf course, and spa located in central Maryland. Call us at (410) 465-1500 or visit our website to learn more about what we have to offer you.

    "More than a country club and conference center, it's a community!"

    Last updated 9 months ago

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    • I have watched Turf Valley grow from a country club with three golf courses to a respectable conference center with hotel rooms and restaurant.

      To my family Turf Valley is a community. We had to say good bye to our community earlier this year after deciding to move down south. I have been a member for many, many years. My... More


    How to Get the Most Out of Your Wedding Catering Experience

    Last updated 9 months ago

    If you dream of the wedding of a lifetime, one of the most important aspects of your celebration will be the food. To ensure a proper wedding catering experience, you must align your demands and your budget. Boost the likelihood of success and happiness at your wedding by following these catering tips.

    Ask Questions
    When planning a wedding, it’s easy to become so stressed out that you don’t ask questions to your caterer. But to ensure the best catering experience, it’s important to ask as many questions as you can. After all, for many weddings, catering makes up 45 to 50 percent of the total wedding budget. Make a list of questions as they come to your mind, and don’t be shy to ask them to your caterer.

    Tailoring the Catering Experience to Your Budget
    Some catering companies offer good deals on a buffet during certain times of the year, while others offer a better deal for a sit-down meal. Deciding not to serve hors d’oeuvres or a dessert will save money, as will deciding not to offer an open bar. With that said, spending a little extra on these things can make a big difference in your wedding.

    Choose a Caterer with an Eye for Detail
    Catering is as much an art as a science. Going with a caterer that has plenty of wedding experience and great attention to detail will make a big difference. A good caterer will be able to juggle multiple demands, including specific food requests, a tight schedule, and temperature-control for food and drinks.

    Another huge component of the success of your wedding catering experience is the location you choose. If you want your wedding to be in the Washington DC or Baltimore area, reserve a banquet hall at Turf Valley in the rolling hills of central Maryland. Call us at (410) 465-1500 or visit our website to learn about our catering services and experience hosting weddings.

    An Elegant Fall Wedding at Turf Valley [PHOTOS]

    Last updated 9 months ago

    On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Bryan and Michelle married at Turf Valley!  With Fall being the most colorful season of the year, we were very excited to capture our own photographs of their special day. 

    Bryan and Michelle’s choice in wedding colors, going against a cliché Autumn color scheme, was remarkable and added a graceful touch to their outdoor wedding and indoor reception at Turf Valley.  Connect with us on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter for more Turf Valley wedding photos, ideas, and inspiration!

    Staying Green at Turf Valley

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Turf Valley takes pride in supporting our environment and doing everything we can to continue as an environmentally-friendly hotel and resort.  As part of our recent hotel renovation, both energy- and water-efficient elements were implemented to reduce our impact on the environment.  From the moment you check in at the Front Desk to the moment you lie down for the night, you have been a part of the green Turf Valley experience.


    Recycling is the most common practice both businesses and households use to take care of our environment.  To support this initiative, “Mixed Recyclables” bins were placed in every hotel room, allowing guests to recycle a variety of materials, including aluminum cans, newspapers, glass and electronics.  In addition to providing our guests with recycling opportunities, we use recycled materials in standard operation.  Room service tray liners were replaced with a product made from recycled material.  Also, informational materials in hotel rooms are printed on post-consumer recycled content paper.

    Saving Water

    Our Housekeeping Department offers guests a linen and towel reuse option.  Each guest has the option to reuse their towels and bed linens. On average, this program saves about 72,000 gallons of water per year.  We have also minimized our use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals to reduce water pollution and negative impacts on wildlife and use eco-friendly cleaning supplies.  In continuing our water-efficient efforts, water-saving faucet aerators were installed in hotel room sinks, and 75 percent of our hotel rooms are now equipped with water-saving shower head models.

    Turf Valley, a golf and spa resort in Ellicott City, Maryland, is honored to be a Maryland Green Travel Partner and a member of the National Audubon Society. We consistently seek new eco-friendly initiatives to be an advocate and industry leader for energy conservation and environmental practices.  Read more about our green practices and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

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