The Ceresville Mansion is a vintage estate located in trendy Frederick, Maryland and has been serving the greater Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area brides and grooms for 30 years. Built in the late 1800s, the mansion is situated on 26 acres bordered by the Monocacy River. At this elegant and historic destination, couples will find a white mansion surrounded by custom landscaping, a wisteria-covered pergola overlooking a reflective pool, and a large ballroom space with a hardwood dance floor. The ballroom gives several options for set-up to complete the vision of your wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 200 guests to celebrate their wedding day at the Ceresville Mansion. This luxurious event space features indoor and outdoor event locations for couples. Outdoors, couples can host their wedding ceremony and cocktail hour in the garden terrace. The garden space features a stunning reflecting pool and a stately white pergola that perfectly frames couples as they exchange vows and begin their lives together. At night, the garden comes alive with magical fairy lights. Couples have the option to take wedding portraits on the 26-acre property with mountain views or with the grand manor house in the background. Inside, the ballroom welcomes guests for a seated wedding reception or cocktail buffet. The large windows let the natural light stream through, adding depth to the surrounding white walls and complimenting the columns with ornamental gold tops.
This venue opens its doors for ceremonies and receptions, as well as bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The staff ensures couples will be well-taken care of on their big day. The venue's all-inclusive packages and assistance with event planning take the stress off the couple’s shoulders so that they can enjoy the celebration as a guest. Other services at this mansion property include:
Full in-house bar service allows couples to choose between either cash or open bars for their wedding reception. Following a champagne toast, bartenders continue to keep glasses full and spirits poured. Cuisine can be served in the following catering styles:
This historic mansion was built in 1888 on a tract of land originally known as Dulaney’s Lot, which has a rich history tracing back to 1724. The land was granted to General Otho Williams in the 1780s. Upon it, he built the Ceresville grist mill, the original Mansion house, and a sawmill. Edward Shriner, who bought the property from Williams in 1816, built the Ceresville Mansion in 1888 as a wedding anniversary gift to his wife.
267 Reviews for Ceresville Mansion
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Joshua Rose and Porsha Shaw · Getting married on 05/02/2022
After meeting with Michele at Ceresville there was no doubt in our mind that is was the venue for our wedding. The venue itself is beautiful and perfect for the our guest count of 75 people. Working with Michele and Ali was a joy and they helped us plan a well-organized event. The fact that they provide a day of coordinator is amazing, and our wedding won't have run smoothly without Alison's organization. All of the staff were helpful and the food was delicious.Sent on 03/29/2020
Doreatha · Married on 08/15/2020
I had my wedding and reception and everything was wonderful staff, food and I really loved Meghan she was wonderful I couldn't ask for a better place to have my wedding!Sent on 05/28/2013
Taylor · Married on 01/11/2020
So Happy We Chose Ceresville!
I researched basically every single venue in the DMV for my winter wedding and narrowed my search down to my top 5 or so. Well, I only had to visit 2 of them to know that Ceresville was the place for me. Ali Kuchman was amazing about listening to what we wanted and making you feel like she truly cared about your wedding even when you were only in the searching phase. She also sent us a (very reasonable) quote almost immediately. Ali was the perfect POC throughout the year of planning. The other great thing about Ceresville is how much they provide: food, beverages, tables, linens, decor, coordination. The list goes on! Let me tell you, having an “all-inclusive” wedding makes things so much less stressful.
The day itself could not have gone more smoothly. My girls and I (all 12 of us!) were able to get ready in the upstairs of the mansion, which made things incredibly easy. The outside pergola, which is obviously beautiful in warmer months, was the perfect backdrop for night time photos, especially with the holiday decor and lighting, which they left up for me at no extra cost. All of my guests raved about the venue too. I highly recommend Ceresville, any time of the year!Sent on 02/12/2020
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Our special New Year's Eve Wedding Package includes an upgraded sweetheart table valued at $350. Contact us for more details.
What beautiful venue! Historic romantic setting. Great food and very professional people to work with. Your special day will be all taken care of! It will be every thing you wanted for your special day.
Amazing venue, It is pleasure to work with this team.
By far, the best catering in the area! The staff at Ceresville are truly professional and always friendly! They keep a wedding going with any stress! 5 star service always!! Love them!