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
The venue was exactly what we were looking for between the outdoor ceremony spot overlooking the river, the beautiful old manor house, and the (air conditioned!) reception tent and patio. Our guests are still telling us how much they loved the venue. Having everything included (catering, tables, chairs, cake) in the venue price made planning very easy and the team was very accommodating to all of our requests. Would definitely recommend EFI, and am looking forward to visiting the restaurant on our anniversary!
- Rachel M. | Bride
The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a full-service historic venue and catering company off the banks of the Patapsco River in historic Elkridge, Maryland. We pride ourselves on our scenic views, locally sourced & grown ingredients, dedication to hospitality, and outstanding culinary creations. It is our mission to deliver the same level of service that made The Elkridge Furnace Inn Baltimore’s home for exceptional hospitality for over thirty years. Our team assists in menu planning, timeline creation, vendor recommendations, and all on-site details. We offer professional guidance to ensure your vision is not only heard, but realized.
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. Our farm to fork menu 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, our restoration of this historic complex. Through a partnership with the state's conservation efforts, this piece of history that we call home began to come to life, lights flickering on and ovens heating up just like they did in the 1700's.
Beginning with an emphasis on Chef Dan's training in French cuisine, we began our wild journey.
Over the years, our gardens have expanded along with the herbs and produce we rely on from them. We lived in a home across the street from The Elkridge Inn for twelve years, but have since turned it into our Garden House, a cheerfully intimate event space.
Owners Chef Dan & Donna Wecker
However, the growing never ceases! We have recently put all our focus on being truly farm-to-table while maintaining our fine dining inclinations, partnering with multiple farms within 10 miles of our kitchens.
Over the last year, we have done extensive work to celebrate the natural beauty of the Patapsco River that we reside along. We have carefully chosen artwork and décor that pays homage to our history and the natural beauty around us, including a new landscape created for us by Joann Weiss.
This change even reached our front entrance sign. Gone is the "Fine Dining" label. We don't want to be confined by this box, but instead to create outside of the box in the freshest way possible! Slightly more casual, but always the finest quality. Like a vintage wine mellowing with age, we keep getting better.
If it's been a while since you've experienced our hospitality and scenic gardens, you have no idea what you're missing.