Our wedding venue, Blue Moon Rising, is located on Deep Creek Lake in McHenry, Maryland. McHenry is located two hours south of Pittsburgh and three hours north of Washington DC.





  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) | 2 hours
  • Washington DC (DCA) | 3 hours
  • Baltimore (BWI) | 3 hours
  • Dulles, Virginia (IAD) | 3 hours


Car Rental

For a small discount through Budget Car Rental you can use our private code. When booking over the phone [1 (800) 842-5628]
use number X455587. If booking online, simply use THIS LINK.


We have rooms blocked off for wedding guests at the Wisp Resort, located three miles from the wedding and reception venue. A shuttle will transport guests to and from the Wisp Resort to Blue Moon Rising for wedding festivities on Saturday. 

When booking, use Booking ID #3437 to receive the discounted rate. 
Please contact reservations between the hours of 8am-7pm by calling 301-387-4000.

Additionally, If you're interested in non-hotel options there are MANY AirBnb and VRBO houses for rent in the area.



Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding area have so much to do and see. Below is a small sampling of things you can do in the area. Click on the icons for links to activities.