Hidden View Farm

Where Natural Beauty Meets Celebration and Discovery

Bride and Groom dancing in the gardens at Hidden View Farm in Annapolis, Maryland

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Koi Pond at Hidden View Farm in Annapolis, Maryland.
Butterfly on flowers at Hidden View Farm in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo taken by Carley Fuller.

“There’s a palpable sense of history here invoked not only with architecture and color but with pedigreed European and American antiques and artwork as well.”
~ Traditional Home Magazine

Peacocks at Hidden View Farm in Annapolis, Maryland.

The Setting:
Storybook Gardens

This 100-acre+ retreat is resplendent with lush gardens, rolling meadows, mature woodlands, and a gorgeous private pocket with views of the South River. 

The meticulously manicured gardens are abundant with exotic and exclusive flora and fauna. Our aquatic gardens are fully stocked with graceful koi and water life with water features and local rockwork.

The rolling green meadows, complete with free-roaming peacocks, provide nature’s perfect backdrop for a wedding, reception, or event of any type.

Statue in the Garden at Hidden View Farm in Annapolis, Maryland.

Our Values: How We Serve

Green Peacock Feather Illustration.


To continue and uphold land conservation


Provide an exclusive memory-making opportunity for any event


Providing transparent, open communication and setting realistic expectations


LGBTQIA+-friendly space, welcoming all walks of life for all celebrations

Green Peacock Feather Illustration.

Kind Words:

"The event space is tucked away and feels like a small oasis and the peacocks certainly gave it a unique experience"

“I’m not able to choose multiple answers for what we were most satisfied with however the experience, venue, value and customer services were above and beyond. Brian was so accommodating and helpful throughout our entire event and the recommendations for vendors did not disappoint!  The event space is tucked away and feels like a small oasis and the peacocks certainly gave it a unique experience as well.”

– Tiffany G.

Richard and Brian, owners of Hidden View Farm, a wedding venue in Annapolis, Maryland.

A Note From The Owners:

“There is nothing like hosting your event in a space that perfectly captures your vision and exceeds your every expectation. We’ve cared for and curated all six garden areas of this woodland outdoor space for over 35+ years to create something truly magical.

This is a space fit for any elevated or whimsical event, from weddings and reunions to charities and retreats. We hope you join us soon!”

– Richard & Brian

Our Mission: Conservation & Community

Bride and Groom in the Garden at Hidden View Farm in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo taken by Carley Fuller.

From the manor house to the meadow, our mission is to lovingly conserve the beautiful gardens and woodlands here in Anne Arundel County, MD.

By offering extraordinary events that create lasting memories, we can welcome anyone to experience the beauty of nature unique to our corner of the world.

Welcome to your sanctuary in a world full of chaos

A Historical Review

When Richard Bradshaw and Dr. Michael Pistole were living in the DC area, they wanted to find a place that they could both fulfill their love of gardens and flowers while providing an oasis from the stress of daily life. When we first discovered the property; it was a 40 acre parcel that included two debilitated houses, old car tires, and a whole lot of trash! Thoughtful planning with a dedication to the feel of an English country estate, Hidden View Farm was created. The original two houses, are now a sanctuary that others have the pleasure of calling home.

Taking 2+ years to construct, the Manor House; Angel Garden, Black Swan Fountain, and the Aquatic Gardens became a place for Richard and Michael to not only call home; but also the opportunity of hosting family celebrations and work related events at Hidden View Farm. They later acquired an additional 63 acres and formed a partnership with The Maryland Environmental Trust to preserve the land for decades to come.

Today, Hidden View Farm Weddings and Events has multiple spaces that can be the perfect backdrop for any event. From birthdays, reunions, graduations, weddings, showers, celebration of life, or an “Over the Hill’ theme, we have many options to create a memorable event that you’ll cherish for years to come. We continue to grow the opportunities for our guests and now offer workshops, garden walks and farm to table dinners.

Richard and Brian continue to nurture and maintain the beauty and legacy that was created over the years and look forward to sharing it with you!

In Partnership: The Maryland Environmental Trust

We’ve made a commitment to share this beautiful corner of Maryland countryside for decades to come by establishing an easement to the Maryland Environmental Trust.

One of the oldest and most reputable trusts in the nation, this organization works directly with landowners, local communities, and families to protect our region’s unique beauty.

Our goal is to conserve it as a legacy for future generations, with over 130,000 acres and counting across the state.

The Maryland Environmental Trust also provides grants to environmental education projects, like our on-site workshops, through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program.

Hidden View Farm plaque.
Submark logo of Hidden View Farm.
Flowers at Hidden View Farm in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo taken by Carley Fuller.

Come & See For Yourself!

Naturally breathtaking event venue with easy access to four major metropolitan areas:

10 Minutes Outside Annapolis

40 Minutes from Baltimore

45 Minutes from Washington DC

1 Hour from Arlington

1 Hour from Alexandria

Gather. Experience. Celebrate!

Contact Hidden View Farm today and start planning your next memory-making event. We can’t wait to help bring your vision to life!