We are proud to present one of the most enchanting and unique properties located near Camp David, the South Mountain and the Cactoctin National Recreational area for your special event. The 164 acres of meadows, streams, trees, open manicured farmland and wilderness surround you and your guests with the wonderful sounds and beauty nature has provided.
Ostertag Vistas has developed a reputation for making every wedding dream come true. Many couples dream of a grand affair complete with a horse-drawn carriage, band, gourmet cuisine, and a hot air balloon ride. Others prefer a more intimate affair including an outdoor ceremony in the meadow next to the stream or in front of the cottage with a string quartette and a small reception. Others want to party the night away with great food, fun, and a DJ that plays all the greatest hits. And still others choose a unique civil war, western, renaissance, or celtic wedding including costumes, props and even animals to complete the affair. At Ostertag Vistas, every dream can be fulfilled.
Below are some of the few amenities describing Ostertag Vistas. Also available is a floor plan and configuration guide.
Any location can be chosen for an outdoor ceremony however some popular locations for ceremonies include the old log cabin, willow tree, amphitheatre and indoor stable.
A charming Log Cottage, built in the mid 1700's by early German settlers, provides a romantic setting for an outdoor garden wedding. It lies within close proximity to the barn and offers a stream and pond in the background as well as an arch and brick walkway to the front for a beautiful entrance. Perfect for a horse and carriage.
The Willow Tree location offers nature and tranquility at its best. Streams and sounds of water and nature surround this location under a large willow tree. The lush green meadow makes a natural aisle toward the airy willow tree with its trinity trunk. This site hosts numerous outdoor ceremonies.
The Amphitheater contains a natural stage and is within close proximity to the barn while offering expansive views of fields and nature. An arch and white fencing sets the stage as well as various landscaping for all seasons. Perfect for a horse and carriage entrance.
Fernwood is a quiet, forested area with several streams, footbridges, and expansive ferns. It lies adjacent to Easterday Road. Many use hanging lanterns and torches to set a romantic mood.
Careful renovation revives a 19th century German Swiss bank barn, which is the focal point for wedding receptions, business retreats, seminars and other special events. The structural simplicity and natural materials form a dramatic backdrop for wedding receptions. Large glass panels provide fantastic views of the 164-acre farm, with rolling hills, farm pond, and streams and barn doors can be opened to bring the outdoors in. The barn includes a bridal suite, groom's room, five restrooms, a small museum, and three stone fireplaces.
Our rural forefathers cut timber from the land, hewed the logs into beams, assembled by mortise and tenons and held together by wooden pegs. Native stones were used to provide the beautiful stone walls for the foundation.
We invite you to celebrate your special day in our 'Country Cathedral'.