Where History Meets Hospitality
& Memories are Made
Nestled off the banks of the Patapsco River in historic Elkridge, The Elkridge Furnace Inn is best known for its scenic views, locally sourced & grown ingredients, dedication to hospitality, and outstanding culinary creations in both the Tavern restaurant and catering atmospheres. We pride ourselves on delivering the same level of service that made The Elkridge Furnace Inn, Baltimore’s home for exceptional hospitality for over thirty years.
Whether dining in our circa 1744 upscale, farm-to-table restaurant, or joining us for a special event, we are pleased to welcome you! Our location is easy access from major routes and just minutes from Baltimore! We are Chef-owned, use organic practices on the property, locally source ingredients, and pride ourselves in using time honored cooking methods to create memorable culinary creations! Explore what we have to offer through our diverse events such as hands-on cooking experiences, literary theater teas, or a Chef Dan hosted wine dinner! We've got something for everyone!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I can’t even begin to tell people how spectacular it was to have our wedding at this establishment. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, was so unbelievably kind, helpful, organized, detailed, loving, and made the day so special. It’s so cliche to say, but it truly was a very special day. This was the only venue we looked at and for good reason. I can’t thank the entire staff and Sarah, Donna, and Dan, enough for all the love and attention they gave to our wedding day.
SARA KENDALL | MARRIED DECEMBER 2019
The Elkridge Furnace Inn is the full-service historic venue and catering company off the banks of the Patapsco River in historic Elkridge. We may be best known for our scenic views, locally sourced & grown ingredients, dedication to hospitality, and outstanding culinary creations. We pride ourselves on delivering the same level of service that made The Elkridge Furnace Inn, Baltimore’s home for exceptional hospitality for over thirty years. Each event is tended to by a EFI Events Specialist to assist in menu planning, timeline creation, vendor recommendations, and all on-site details. We offer professional guidance to ensure your wedding vision is cared for.
All Elkridge Furnace Inn gardens are fully organic and all vegetables are of an heirloom variety. We even have our own mushroom house! We work in conjunction with several local area farms: Myrtle Woods Farms for produce, wild edibles, and eggs; Copper Penny Farms for specialty meats, and Greg’s Eggs for.. you guessed it.. eggs. All of our partnered farms are located within ten miles of The Elkridge Furnace Inn. We take pride in our butcher skills, including our ability to produce an extensive selection of sausages and charcuteries. The farm to fork menu at The Elkridge Furnace Inn offers a seasonal approach to fine dining influenced by the experience of Chef Dan. Inspired by our organic gardens which produce year-round, the wild edibles foraged by the culinary team and local farmers, Chef Dan will be sure to delight your senses throughout the year!
Over the past thirty years, we have dedicated ourselves to next level hospitality, culinary excellence, detailed event management, and creating locally sourced farm-to-table menus. We offer next level restaurant quality dining in a catering setting that will not only impress even the toughest of critics, but dazzle the senses and entice your guests like never before.
From corporate events, to social gatherings, our staff works tirelessly to bring your vision to life. When it comes to celebrating life's milestones - large or small - The Elkridge Furnace Inn is where dreams come true.
A LIFELONG LABOR OF LOVE
31 years ago we started the Elkridge Furnace Inn project with the restoration of this historic complex. Dan used his training in French cuisine and our menu had subtitles. Over the years, our gardens have expanded along with what we produce right here. The Garden House was added from the house we had lived in for 12 years for intimate celebrations. When it became more important where our food came from than a French etiquette, our Farm to Table experience became more evident. The layers of living history along with the natural beauty being part of the Patapsco Valley State Park are even more front and center with the redecorating we have done over the last year and a half with carefully chosen artwork including a new landscape created for us by Joann Weiss of the river behind us. Our new front sign now speaks of this identity in bold and clear ways. Gone is the "Fine Dining" label. We don't want to be confined by a box but to create outside of the box in the freshest way possible. Slightly more casual, but always the finest quality. New ideas, new opportunities! Like a vintage wine mellowing with age, we keep getting better. If it's been a while since you've experienced our gracious hospitality, there is much to see and taste that is new.