The Elements of a Perfect Party
We coordinate informal and formal events of all sorts, including: wedding/commitment ceremonies and receptions, corporate meetings and retreats, black tie dinners, birthday parties and bar and bat mitzvahs.
When it comes to coordinating a memorable party or event, Sharon Wentworth can do – and has done – it all. She’s the friendly voice who picks up the phone when you call. She’s the one and only person – in all ways – who will orchestrate your party or event. After you’ve chosen your caterer, ordered flowers, or arranged for a DJ, Sharon becomes the “point person.” She’ll bring everyone and everything together, from scheduling deliveries on your big day to being on-site to receive them. She’s The Elm’s on-site coordinator – and more: The Elm is also Sharon’s home.
“Not only is the space exquisite and interesting, but Sharon was an incredible and knowledgeable resource during the wedding planning process. She helped us find nearly all of our vendors, she worked with us to create the vision we wanted, she brought wisdom and calm to every issue and situation. We had a beautiful wedding and having Sharon involved in it made it a more joyful and relaxing experience.” – Claire
Inviting Spaces, Inside and Out
Nestled under a canopy of sweeping oaks, maples, and other hardwoods, The Elm is a renovated carriage house originally built before the Civil War. The venue includes two large rooms (covering 2,800 square feet) boasting 16-foot tall ceilings, a full kitchen, rustic antiques and hand-painted furniture surrounded by original and vintage art and antique automobiles. Enjoy your time inside or out and be sure to sneak a peaceful moment on our balcony that opens out onto a two-tiered garden.
The Elm can host as many as 145 guests, or make a cozy atmosphere for as few as 20.
Asked what makes The Elm a refreshing, unforgettable experience, clients give high marks to Sharon’s can-do attitude, enthusiasm, and knowledge of what makes a good party
a great one.
We’re here to orchestrate the details so you and your guests can celebrate. Having a coordinator on site is one of The Elm’s real distinctions.
Pre-Civil War Construction
In the 19th century, Hampden’s mills led sales for the nation’s cotton duck-canvas for tents and sailcloth. The Elm, situated in the original mill village, is the area’s only surviving carriage house/stable from that era. In the early 20th century, The Elm was an airplane factory that built the
Oriole Scout Monoplane, and then a factory for the glove boxes found in Model A Fords. For several decades until Sharon Wentworth bought the property in 1984, the building was an inventor’s studio. After a decade of loving renovation, Sharon opened her home in 1994 as one of Baltimore’s most delightful party venues.